Reviewed 8 May 2014
We had a good week and would stay in the Hotel du Golf again.
The hotel had a few different restaurants, the buffet one was OK but the food they put out wasn’t brilliant - we were served cold leftover buffet food in our rooms on the first night when we arrived late, so I would recommend trying to get there earlier! There was also a French restaurant and Italian restaurant, which you had to book a table for but didn’t have to pay as it was all included in the holiday price. Every second day they had crepes and mulled wine waiting for you when you came off the ski slope, which was really nice.
It’s actually a bit of a strange hotel as all the rooms and corridors are on a big slope, we couldn’t find our room at first as the room numbers and floors were quite confusing. The rooms themselves were also a bit odd – not as posh as I thought they’d be but quite practical, with lots of space for boots and stuff. Ours had a big step with a chair and a desk and a nice view out the window.
There is a bar but it’s very expensive (£8 a pint!) but you can easily walk to another bar (near the shops etc) that had a happy hour.
The fact you can ski in and out is brilliant, the lockers are all heated (although a little bit cramped when everyone’s putting their boots on at the same time). Once you’ve put your skis on, you’re straight out onto the chair lift.
The hotel does have a pool... don’t do what we did and forget to pack swim stuff!
Reviewed 7 Apr 2014
It’s a friendly place and has a lovely lobby with an open fire and they did live entertainment every night with groups singing.
It has a perfect location; the hotel is so close to the slopes with the ski lift only a few minutes away and we kept our skis in the ski shop next door which is literally stuck to the side of the hotel.
The food was very nice and I have no complaints there, they cooked all sorts and every night you had a different nationality – one night Italian, the next night something else. Even if you didn’t like one type of food there are different options as it’s a buffet, we really enjoyed it.
The rooms were normal, I usually find that in French hotels, particularly ski resorts that the rooms tend not to be brilliant looking. The shower was hand held which was a real problem and although we tried to fix it onto the wall we didn’t manage and just had to put up with it.
The only disappointment was that the swimming pool is like a little pond – not as big as it looks in the pictures. We were told this was a 4 star hotel but when we arrived it’s definitely a 3 star – you can’t miss the sign. When we got there, we found out that we had to book it beforehand to use. You’re only given three vouchers per family (like rations), when we complained our rep spoke to the hotel and got us some more vouchers, but it still wasn’t really enough for 12 of us for the week. Under 7s couldn’t use the pool which was also annoying. If we had gone not knowing there was a pool, it would have been a pleasant surprise, but because we picked the hotel specifically because of the pool it was a disappointment.