Hotel & Spa Le Gai Soleil, Samoens


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Package - what's included - what's included & available - what's included plus available extras - what's included & what extras are available

Half Board
Ferry Included
No Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

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. The bedrooms have traditional mountain style decor and all have balcony or terrace.

Families - any extra notes for parents with children

Cots are available to borrow and early meal times can be requested for children

Facilities - Hotel & Spa Le Gai Soleil features

  • Bar with open fireplace
  • Spa area with swimming pool, hot tub, steam room, foot kneipp (cold and warm water to improve circulation), sauna, fitness room and halotherapy relaxation room with salt walls
  • Games room with table tennis, pool table and table football

Local Fees and Taxes

Resort Tax

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

  • No. of rooms: 31
  • No. of floors: 3
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 3

The bedrooms have a traditional mountain style decor and all have satellite TV, safe and hairdryer, balcony or terrace.

Main hotel building:

  • Twin/double rooms (A2 - 15m2) have bathroom
  • Family rooms (B4 - 26m2) have entrance with bunk beds in the corridor, twin/double bedroom and bathroom

Lodge le Grand Cerf (20m from main hotel building & include minibar & tea/coffee making facilities)

  • Junior Suites (C3 - 30m2) have king sized double bed (or separates into twin beds), bathroom with bath or walk in shower and large South East or South West facing balcony
  • Family Suites (D4 - 42m2) have 2 bedrooms with king sized double beds (or they separate into twin beds), shared bathroom with separate WC and South East or South West facing large terrace

Bedroom facilities

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


  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

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

The restaurant has a great reputation, serving Savoyard specialties each evening (restaurant closed on Wed).

Hot & cold breakfast buffet and 5 course dinner on 6 nights.

Christmas and Year gala dinner included

  • Breakfast service:

    Hot and cold breakfast buffet including homemade produce (yoghurt, jam, marmalade, cake etc)

  • Dinner service:

    5 course evening meal with choice of starter. Dinner is offered on 6 nights (restaurant closed on Wednesdays).

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • 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.

Availability - dates & airports - dates & departure airports - hotel dates & departure airports - Hotel & Spa Le Gai Soleil dates & departure airports

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Sat 19 Dec 202019/12/20
£1239Special OfferDeal
Sat 26 Dec 202026/12/20
£1309Special OfferDeal
Sat 02 Jan 202102/01/21
£919Special OfferDeal
Sat 09 Jan 202109/01/21
£919Special OfferDeal
Sat 16 Jan 202116/01/21
£929Special OfferDeal
Sat 23 Jan 202123/01/21
£999Special OfferDeal
Sat 30 Jan 202130/01/21
£989Special OfferDeal
Sat 06 Feb 202106/02/21
£1139Special OfferDeal
Sat 13 Feb 202113/02/21
£1299Special OfferDeal
Sat 20 Feb 202120/02/21
£1119Special OfferDeal
Sat 27 Feb 202127/02/21
£1109Special OfferDeal
Sat 06 Mar 202106/03/21
£979Special OfferDeal
Sat 13 Mar 202113/03/21
£929Special OfferDeal
Sat 20 Mar 202120/03/21
£899Special OfferDeal
Sat 27 Mar 202127/03/21
£1009Special OfferDeal
Sat 03 Apr 202103/04/21
£1069Special OfferDeal
This package holiday to Hotel & Spa Le Gai Soleil in Samoens, France departs Saturday 20th March 2021, for a 7 night stay on a "half board" board basis. A local tourist tax (Taxe de Sejour or Kurtaxe) is levied by many councils in European ski resorts. It varies by standard and type of accommodation and is age dependent, so not everyone is charged. It's not included in the basic price of your holiday and is usually paid locally. For reference, the average charged in winter 15/16 was between 50p and £2 per person, per night.

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.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Families Non-skiers Intermediates

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Snow History: December average depth 72.33cm

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Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

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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As you’d expect from such a good family resort, the nightlife is friendly and relaxed, with 15 bars and 30+ restaurants dishing up a lively atmosphere, hearty food and a proper locals’ welcome. Covey’s Irish Bar is a top spot for evening drinks with nightly events including bands, DJs, pub quizzes and live sport. For a relaxing drink, take a quick walk to the casual Savoie Bar on the main square for great cocktails and a bit of people watching. Eating out is usually pretty casual, although you might fin...

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