Reviewed 9 Jun 2016
The apartment was clean and tidy, a little dated but reflected with a good price. There was enough room for three of us and all our gear. The kitchen had all the utensils and a decent oven. The beds where suitable, the mattresses were made of foam so not the most comfortable. The view on the balcony was partially blocked by other apartment blocks, but you still had a good view of the slopes and mountains. The slopes themselves were a five minute walk to get to, and there were plenty of shops and restaurants in the vicinity. All in all Good apartment to stay in if you want a cheep holiday but still hit the slopes.
Reviewed 22 Apr 2015
The studio did the job, it was basic and not overly clean when we got there (I walked around without shoes on and my feet went black) but I gave it a sweep and it was ok. For the two of us, having a four person studio was perfect – all we wanted was somewhere to crash out and sleep and as long as you went with that in mind it wouldn’t be a problem. We did a mix of cooking in and eating out, the kitchen area was fine and Val Claret has everything you need (there’s a good shop opposite the apartments).
The location was the best I’ve had on a ski holiday and the closest I’ve been to ski in, ski out. Getting onto the slopes was simple with the lift 150m away.
Reviewed 27 Mar 2015
Our apartment was OK, it wasn’t brilliant (looked a bit tired) but it was functional and clean. It consisted of 2 beds and a sofa bed, so wasn’t that big, but it did the trick. The location was absolutely brilliant as you go out the back door and can ski straight down – the ski lift is right outside the back of the apartments. You’re also about a 5 minute walk from the shops.
In hindsight we would probably have gone catered / part catered as then you don’t have to worry about food or clearing up. It would possibly work out cheaper too, considering the costs of eating out!
Reviewed 25 Mar 2015
We found our apartment quite good, not very modern but perfectly clean – nice and functional.
Liked the kitchen which had everything you needed, it really was a mini kitchen made up of a hob and fridge in a small area, but we didn’t need anything more.
The bathroom was a simple white suite, always with hot water. We did have one issue with the electric but once we’d worked out the switches it was fine.
We found we had enough room for 3 of us. As you walk in, there’s a bunk bed down the side (enough space for suitcases under) and then the kitchen and lounge came up next where the sofa folded out at the bottom like a draw to reveal a small double. There was a door that slides across but we didn’t use it.
The apartment looked out onto other Val Claret apartments and you could see the runs behind, it was nice to sit watching people ski down while we were having breakfast. We also had a little balcony.
The location was perfect! We were above the Sherpa newsagents where we bought food to cook in the evenings and there was a pizza place next door where we ate a few times (had nice fondue there on Christmas Eve). You could easily get a lift down to the reception area. When you came out of the apartments, there was one run close by that you could reach via an alleyway or you could walk to the lift that takes you to the lake/ Le Lac (by the native American themed café) and ski under the tunnel all the way down.
As you come into the apartment block, the first level is shops and then you can walk through the shops to get to the boot room. We had one locker (accessed with our room key) and it was big enough to hold all of our skis. This system worked quite well because it kept the snow out of the apartment area.
Overall, just what we needed, not 5* but perfectly fine.