Reviewed 26 Jun 2014
The staff were really good, very friendly. The service is a cut above what we are used to. They pride themselves on taking good care of you, taking your bags up to your room, etc. It’s more of a family hotel, perfect for people with young children. They will look after your children all day if you want to go off and ski.
The food was great, again it was better than your average chalet. It was definitely restaurant quality. We were really impressed.
There was a reasonable amount of entertainment (without feeling like Butlins!), like quiz nights for example. They encouraged the guests to socialise without pushing you to join in. We just wanted to completely relax so we didn’t go out much in the evenings, we just propped up the hotel bar!
The position is great, right on the slopes. It’s great for ski in / ski out. The hotel has a big terrace that opens out onto the piste. The slope it’s on is good for beginners too, it’s a nice shallow slope and it’s quite central to Mottaret. If you ski down to the wrong part of Mottaret it’s just a short chairlift back up to the piste by the hotel.
It was the end of the season and there was quite a lot of mud around the outside of the ski/boot room. This is the only downside I can think of. If you wanted to go into town every evening it wouldn’t be ideal either as there were lots of steps to walk down (or you could take a mini gondola/lift thing). There were some restaurants nearby but Mottaret is quite a small place.
Reviewed 16 Jun 2014
We were very happy with the chalet – the staff were sensational they couldn’t have done more!
Dinner is a choice of a couple of starters, mains and desserts. I was very impressed with the wine which they served by the bottle – they didn’t scrimp or scrape either.
It’s a little tired and could do with a lick of paint, but you’re on a ski holiday and the rooms were spacious enough.
The location was great for skiing – you’re 10m from the nearest piste so you ski back there, take your skis off and walk the last bit. My daughter and son had only been skiing once before, this was their second week and they could certainly cope with skiing the blue down.
If you know Mottaret, it’s quite a quiet village and the chalet is a little out, it would take about 10 minutes to walk there or there’s a little bubble car that runs until 10pm. There isn’t a lot to do in Mottaret though and on occasion we went to Meribel for some après ski and got the bus back, which I don’t remember being a problem.
The only negative thing about the place was that they charged for WiFi and it wasn’t cheap, you had to pay per unit, not per family and we ended up paying 40 euros! I don’t feel they should be charging in this day and age, hopefully enough people have given feedback that it will change.
Reviewed 2 Jun 2014
We were a large family group aged between 17 and 63. We all had a wonderful holiday. A real home from home in the snow.
The food was truly outstanding and probably, together with the outright fun of the staff, the highlight of our week.
Well done all of you, the stars are too many to mention individually!