Hotel & Spa Le Gai Soleil, Samoens

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Location - where is Hotel & Spa Le Gai Soleil

  • 50m to the bus stop

    900m to the ski lifts

    Central location

Overview - hotel description - Hotel & Spa Le Gai Soleil description

The Gai Soleil offers a sense of calm, set in pretty grounds at the centre of Samoëns. The local ski bus stop is just opposite the property or the Grand Massif gondola is a 10 minute walk away. Enjoy a cocktail in front of the fire at the hotel’s lounge, or even on the terrace towards the end of the season. The restaurant has a great reputation, serving Savoyard specialities each evening (restaurant closed on Wed). A stay at the Gai Soleil includes free access to all the hotel spa facilities including an outdoor covered pool and magnificent salt cave.

Families - any extra notes for parents with children

  • Baby cots are available (on request) for children under 2 years
  • Earlier meal times for children are available (on request)
  • Children's meals available in restaurant
  • Indoor play area
  • Books, DVDs and music
  • Board games and puzzles in reception
  • Children's TV channels / networks
  • Hotel family friendly
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Games room
  • Early meals available
  • Cots & linen
  • Children's menu

Facilities - Hotel & Spa Le Gai Soleil features

  • Sun terrace
  • Mountain views
  • Spa and wellness facilities including outdoor covered heated swimming pool, whirlpool, steam room and sauna
  • Lounge with open fireplace
  • Bar
  • Located in village centre
  • Relaxation room with salt wall
  • WiFi (Free)
  • Bus stop outside
  • Fitness room
  • Shuttle service (book locally)
  • Games room with table tennis and billiards
  • Heated ski equipment storage room
  • Massages and beauty treatments (book and pay locally)
  • Charming hotel at the centre of Samoëns
  • 10 minutes’ walk to lifts
  • Ski bus stop opposite
  • TV area
  • Lift
  • Room service (book and pay locally)
  • Reception
  • Car parking (Free)
  • Luggage storage available in reception
  • Newspapers
  • Safety deposit box
  • Check in time 5 pm
  • Check out time 10 am
  • Laundry services (book locally)

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

  • No. of rooms: 40
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 3


  • The Annexe is located 20m from the main building
  • Annexe is accessed by an outside walk way


  • Luggage storage available in reception
  • Newspapers
  • Check in time 5pm
  • Check out time 10am
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort tax €1.00 per person, per day (under 18s Free of charge) paid locally


All rooms have twin or double beds (please specify preference when booking), bath with shower head attachment or shower room, WC, safety deposit box, flat screen cable / satellite TV with English speaking channels, telephone, hair dryer, alarm clock, wake up service (on request), tea and coffee making facilities (on request), toiletries, bath robes, towels, bed linen, WiFi and a balcony or terrace with mountain views.

  • Double room (A2): sleeps 2 people with twin/double bedroom (located in main hotel building). Also available for sole occupancy
  • Family room (B4): sleeps 3-4 people. Sleeping alcove with bunk beds in the corridor (bunk beds suitable for children up to 18 years. Top bunk for children over 6 years) and twin/double bedroom (located in main hotel building)
  • Junior suite (C3): sleeps 3 people (30m²) double/twin bedroom, bathroom with bath or walk in shower and large South East or South West facing balcony (located in separate building 20m away)
  • Family suite (D4): sleeps 3-4 people (42m²) in two double/twin bedrooms, shared bathroom with separate WC and South East or South West facing large terrace (located in separate building 20m away)

Daily house keeping is included.

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Family rooms (sleeps 4+)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Room safe
  • Tea or coffee making facilities
  • Wireless internet


  • Adapted rooms are available (on request)
  • Reduced mobility rooms are located in the Annexe (C3 & D4)
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

Meals - food and drink in Hotel & Spa Le Gai Soleil

  • Savoyard specialties each evening
  • Continental breakfast buffet with additional hot options
  • 3 course evening meals served on 6 nights (restaurant is closed on Wednesday)
  • Christmas and Year gala dinners included
  • Special dietary requirements (vegetarian, gluten free etc.) are available (on request)
  • Earlier meal times available for children (on request)
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:
    • On site
  • Dress code for restaurants:
    • Informal
  • Breakfast service:
    • Continental breakfast buffet with additional hot options
  • Lunch service:
    • Not included
    • Local shops and restaurants
  • Dinner service:
    • 3 course evening meals with choice of menu for the starter
    • Dinner is served on 6 nights (restaurant closed on Wednesday)

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
We update Hotel & Spa Le Gai Soleil's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

Resort - about Samoens - about holidays in Samoens - about ski holidays in Samoens - about ski holidays in Samoens France

"Ville Fleurie" awarded village Ski the Grand Massif Short transfers

This old mountain village is a real charmer – evidence of historic stonemasonry lines the streets and squares and with seven surrounding peaks, Mother Nature’s thrown in her own masterpieces too. The vibe in town is authentically French and pleasantly laid back; out on the piste, the Grand Massif ski area presents 265km of seriously underrated terrain.

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Geneva74 km, 65mins
Grand Massif ski area
Region:France, Alps.
First opened:1980

Samoens lift pass price last reported as Grand Massif: €225 (adult 6 day)
Massif (excludes Flaine and the 14km Les Cascades): €192.30 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Hotel & Spa Le Gai Soleil.
Night skiing: No
Samoens has N, SE facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December - April.

Town altitude: 1600m
Top of slopes: 2500m
Bottom of piste: 710m
Vertical drop: 1760m
Total length of trails:265km
Longest piste:14km
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