Chalet Arktic Reviews

5 reviews of Chalet Arktic in Tignes, France.

Voted 21st out of 62 reviewed chalets in Tignes France

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Nicki from London has written 2 reviews and been voted helpful 4 times

Better than it looks in the photos

Reviewed 8 Jun 2016

Really good chalet. The staff were brilliant. The food was good. The photos on the website don’t actually make it look as good as it is, we were expecting the bedrooms to be dead simple but they’re really nice.
The only thing was from the bedding I actually got scabies, which surprised me as it seems to be a pretty clean place. My friend sleeping in a different bed didn’t get it, and other people in the chalet didn’t.
There were problems with other people who’d been put in the small room. The official description of the room isn’t the greatest. It caused problems for us when we were there as someone had to sleep in the TV room so we couldn’t use it.
Otherwise, it was awesome and the spa and everything else was lovely.
Location is brilliant, it was a bit of a walk as we went to the main lift rather than the closest one, but it was fine.

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Mr Campbell from Edinburgh has written 2 reviews and been voted helpful 4 times

4.8/5!

Reviewed 4 May 2016

I had an excellent holiday at the chalet Arktic. I would rate the chalet a 4.8 out of 5! It was a beautiful chalet, although I would have loved to have a window in the bedroom with some views. The architect has put in small, long windows, which are high up in the bedrooms (which didn’t suit everybody) and the effect was great, especially when it snowed (you have to see it to fully understand). The chalet staff were fantastic and the food was excellent. I would say the location is good… Not great, but good. It was a little trek to get to the nearest lifts.

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Tom Hawthorne from Nottingham has written 2 reviews and been voted helpful 4 times

Very good staff, food & facilities

Reviewed 6 May 2015

We had a very good week here, the chalet has nice facilities and the location wasn’t bad either in terms of skiing in and out (you’d have to be quite a good skier to make the most of it but we knew that before we booked). To get into town for the restaurants and shops was just a short walk. We enjoyed the food which wasn’t just local French food, but featured a bit of everything. Our chalet staff did a very good job.

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Donya Fitzsimmons from Southampton has written 1 review and been voted helpful 4 times

Great group trip to Chalet Arktic

Reviewed 31 Mar 2015

The Arktic was amazing! Much better than we all expected. The hosts who did the cooking and cleaning were incredible, if it wasn’t for them it wouldn’t have been as good a holiday.

It would have been useful to know that the wellness facilities are only open at a certain time, from 5-6 onwards. I wasn’t skiing as I was pregnant and another girl injured herself and it would have been nice for us to enjoy the facilities while everyone else was skiing. When we could use it, the spa was perfect, can’t fault it.

The social area was brilliant – the Arktic has a really big, very open plan living-kitchen-dining area which meant we could really get to know the hosts. We got on so well that we ended up asking them to join us for dinner on the last day, so they’d cook a course then pause to eat with us which was really nice.
The food was much better than I’ve ever had in a 5* hotel, considering how young they were, they were really good at cooking and put us to shame!
They started off with canapés half an hour before dinner, all handmade from scratch rather than just chucked in an oven and a different thing every day.
Starters were soups followed by a different main every night: we had duck, beef, pork, fish (and they knew a few people didn’t like fish, so offered chicken as an alternative).

Puddings were lovely and there was always more than enough wine for everyone – we never had to ask for more.
For the guys who wanted to ski, the location was close enough that they could take a route that finished right behind the chalet, so they only had to walk about 15-25m back to the chalet. It was also a lot closer to the main area than I’d thought.
The bedrooms were a bit of a nuisance for all of us. Most were perfect and everyone was happy but there was a double room that shared a bathroom with another bunk room that had no windows or ventilation. It was more of a ‘family room’ arrangement (though it wasn’t described as this) so wasn’t ideal for 2 couples. Also the chalet was really hot and while the rest of us could open our windows, the two in the bunk room couldn’t. In the end we all ended up chipping in 20 euros each for them to have a different room.

We were a group of 18 and a lot who stayed with us usually do self-catered ski holidays. They reckoned that staying at the Arktic worked out a lot cheaper and said they’d stay here again.

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Jimmy from Sno Staff has written 41 reviews and been voted helpful 12 times

The top chalet on "normal" budgets

Reviewed 7 Feb 2014

This is one of the nicest chalets that's bookable on the "realistic budget" of a regular skier or snowboarder. We love the incredible views and the hot tub caps it all off. The property gets good feedback for the levels of hosting. The quality of the food and wine and position within Tignes add up to a great package.
I like to say to clients that it's worth noting the star ratings are approximations and do differ from supplier to supplier - I don't think for instance that this is in quite the same league as a five star from one of the "expensive" operators, but that's why it’s so much better value than those posher 5 star catered chalets, which are well over £2k per person for a week's holiday. Among the huge selection of "normal priced” ski holidays, this is one of the best catered chalets at the top end of the quality scale.
If you've been on a few ski holidays and you fancy treating yourself this winter, without leaping to the prices of the really fancy boutique chalets (that are 3 or 4 times the price), this is a really nice option.

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