Reviewed 23 Apr 2015
The chalet was nice and we couldn’t have asked for a better location, but it’s not all it’s cracked up to be in terms of the food and service.
The chalet hosts were really lovely, friendly people but for our money’s worth, the food wasn’t up to much (too dry, too cold) and after the first night we ate out most evenings instead (Tignes has some lovely restaurants). They didn’t do the cleaning, for example we were meant to have our towels changed half way through the week but it didn’t happen.
I’d stay in the same chalet again for the location as long as the service was up to scratch. The location really is as good as it gets, as the chalet is right on the piste.
Reviewed 14 Oct 2014
Chalet Francois is the uppermost chalet in the building which does lead to some unusual shaped and set out rooms however the living spaces work really well. The ski in & ski out is pretty much close enough for snowboarders to ski in and out too. Couldn't fault that. The chalet staff, Mitch and Will, were outstanding hosts with some great food delivered, spot on afternoon cakes and tips on the local apres events provided during the week.
The weather was excellent with 5 days of excellent visibility and superb snow conditions.
The only negatives I about the trip were that we went during a French holiday so the road were very busy leading to us missing our flight home, not much can be done about that, however the staff at the airport did manage to get us on a different flight. One of the staff from a different chalet made a mess of the hot tub & sauna area so it was not available for use on the final day and the walls in the chalet rooms were pretty thin so you could occasionally hear people talking.
However I'd recommend this chalet again due to Will & Mitch, the location with regards to the slope and the facilities available in the town.
Reviewed 14 Oct 2014
Our party of 16 had a great week and only hope our laughter and merriment into the small hours did not disturb the chalet staff trying to sleep in the room below! ... The food, wine and service was outstanding as were the 'in house' facilities. Have booked another trip returning at Easter hoping for more of the same.
Reviewed 22 Jan 2014
Fantastically located in the popular area of Val Claret and just by the Tufs lift, under normal conditions you’re able to ski right to your doorstep with relative ease. For the nightlife, you’re less than five minutes’ walk from the village centre and the bus stop, which can take you around Lake Tignes and to the northern side of the resort. Throw into the mix the fact that it has spa and wellness facilities (double check this) to relax your mountain-weary legs, you couldn’t really ask for much more from a chalet - cheap luxury.