Reviewed 17 Feb 2015
Location - It takes about 14mins to walk to the nursery slope and ski school in Val and about the same in the other direction to La Daille. If you prefer not to walk the free bus is a couple of minutes away at the end of the road and goes every few minutes in either direction. There is also one of the medical centres nearby! There are good views from all the chalet balconies both over to Val centre and La Daille. The resort is great for all abilities. Chalet– there may be free wifi and a few other services that are classed as 4* but the chalet is really disappointing and certainly not what I would class as 4*. First impression of the chalet as you open the door and go up the stairs are that it is well travelled. The lounge and dining area are nice, the sofas are really comfortable and it is lovely and warm with the fire going. There is, oddly, a DVD player in the lounge but no TV and the radio has 20 channels all the same with no remote to reprogram. However, you then open a bedroom door and you might as well be staying in a youth hostel. Sadly although clean the rooms are drab and basic and really let this chalet down. The carpets need either a really good deep clean or replacing as goodness knows what is ingrained on them. If you are taller than about 5’4” then make sure you take the middle room as due to the sloping ceiling (as stated) especially in the en-suites anyone taller will find it very awkward standing to use the toilet or having a shower. This could be a really great chalet if the bedrooms get a makeover. Host – the host was very welcoming and accommodating and a really nice person and did do her best but you can tell it is her first season. There were several little things that a good, more experienced host wouldn’t miss. The food was good and there was far too much of it for our group. Each meal wasn’t to everybody’s taste but we were able to swap some of the dishes around a bit as we had discussed the menu at the start of the week and that was very much appreciated. Overall I would be happy to have the same host again.
Reviewed 20 Oct 2014
Ash is extremely talented at both cooking and hosting – she was fab, one of the best chalet hosts ever.