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Absolute Alpine

La Grande et La Petite Ourse | Chalets de Levy, 74340 Samoens, France
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Absolute Alpine
Ranked #1 of 7 Samoens B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ve just returned from the family holiday of a lifetime in Samoens, France, the freshest most picturesque part of the French Alps (the French proudly describe it as one of their monuments historiques). I took a family group of ten to enjoy the penultimate week of the ski season, which is the best of both worlds: skiing in the morning,... More

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AbsoluteAlpine, Owner at Absolute Alpine, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. We're so glad that you had such a lovely family holiday with us. It was a pleasure looking after your group and it's always exciting to see new skiers (and boarders) experiencing the joys of a ski holiday alongside the 'seasoned pros'. We're also very pleased that you all got to appreciate the benefits of... More

Surrey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Four of us stayed in La Petit Ourse last week and we had the most fantastic time. This was our first foray into a catered chalet having always rented a chalet privately before and we were not disappointed. The apartment is spacious and well appointed, and had everything we wanted. The team at Absolute Alpine are brilliant and nothing was... More

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AbsoluteAlpine, Owner at Absolute Alpine, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for such a thorough review. It was a real pleasure having you all to stay in the Petite Ourse. It's nice to see that the Absolute Alpine team effort in making everything hassle free worked a treat. One thing that did surprise me with your review was the universally positive response to the honesty bar... From memory, the... More

UK
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
27 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Seven smiles at the end of a super week’s skiing (and snowboarding) marked another excellent holiday with Absolute Alpine. Having previously stayed in the Grande and Petite Ourse our smaller group this year meant that Chalet La Roche was the perfect size. The chalet is spacious, modern and chic, with a beautiful view across the valley, and only a short... More

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AbsoluteAlpine, Owner at Absolute Alpine, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It was lovely to welcome your group back to Samoens and we're happy that we managed to deliver another great holiday in the changed setting of Chalet La Roche. We were really pleased that you chose us to celebrate your wedding anniversary with and equally chuffed that you liked the cake... More

Stockholm
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We stayed in La Petite Ourse. The service was outstanding through the whole week. Everyone in the staff was always very helpful and nothing was too complicated. The chalet was perfect for our family of 2 adults and 2 children. The hot tub was a tremendous success with the children. The food was absolutely fabulous. We had a big breakfast... More

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AbsoluteAlpine, Owner at Absolute Alpine, responded to this review

Hi Johan - thanks for your review! Wow! 'A perfect week' - that's certainly what we aim for with every guest who comes through our door and it's wonderful that we delivered! It was a real pleasure to meet you and your lovely family and a delightful having you to stay. We very much look forward to seeing you all... More

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We stayed with Steve and Sam at La Grand Ourse for half-term week 2014 as part of a group of 13 including five children aged 9 to 14. We have been skiing together since 2008, and we all agreed that this was one of the best chalet experiences that we have had. From booking with Sam, through to dealing with... More

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AbsoluteAlpine, Owner at Absolute Alpine, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We thoroughly enjoyed having your group to stay with us and are really pleased that you had such a great holiday. With the games room a new addition to the Grande Ourse this year, it was brilliant to see it getting so much use and being the source of so much fun (and friendly... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We stayed in the apartment la Roche on a catered basis. This is a little lower down the hill than the main properties run by the company. We have stayed 3 times in Samoëns, and so far this is our best experience. The basics: the apartment is comfortable, clean, warm and big enough for 4 people in the 2 bedrooms.... More

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AbsoluteAlpine, Owner at Absolute Alpine, responded to this review

Hi Simon - thanks so much for your review. Feedback is always appreciated and we're hugely grateful that you took so much time to write such a comprehensive response! We're really pleased that you had such a fantastic time with us. As you mention, our aim is to make every holiday special and we like to accommodate all requests where... More

Solihull, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We came upon Absolute Alpine by chance, but what a find, from the moment we booked to stay in La Petite Ourse and read the reviews we could not wait to start our holiday. Having always stayed in a 'ski to the door' resort we did not know what to expect but it was one of our best ski trips... More

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AbsoluteAlpine, Owner at Absolute Alpine, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Sally! We loved having you over to stay and we're really pleased that you enjoyed venturing away from the world of 'ski-in/ski-out'. We think Samoens is an amazing and beautiful village and for the sake of a 5 minute ride in our minibus, it's definitely worth a visit. Given your considerable history of catered holidays, it's... More

uk
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic holiday,gorgeous ski Chalet,wonderful hosts beautiful village. We, family and friends with two youngsters had the most wonderful week in Chalet la Roche The chalet is stunning and spacious with the most amazing views and the added extra of a hot tub again with stunning views of the mountains and a real log fire to relax in front off. Sam,... More

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AbsoluteAlpine, Owner at Absolute Alpine, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It's very much appreciated. We're really pleased that you had such a lovely stay with us. We love having family groups at the chalets and the opportunity to let the little ones feel part of it is great (besides, Geoff told me how much he appreciated an extra pair of hands!)... More

York, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

What can we say about our experience with dealing with Sam and Steve at Absolute Alpine but WOW ! What can we say about staying in the Chalet La Roche but WOW! In fact everything had the WOW factor !! We went along as a group (6 adults and 2 very young children) and travelled on the 25th January for... More

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AbsoluteAlpine, Owner at Absolute Alpine, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for such a thorough review! It must have taken you ages to write that but hopefully it was time spent bringing back fond memories. We very much enjoyed having you to stay and we're really excited about the fact that we're going to be seeing your friendly faces again next year! Thanks so much for your review, Steve,... More

York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Just got back from an amazing week in Samoens staying in the Le Grande Ourse Chalet. Steve, Sam, Luke, Alice and the wonderful chef Gilly have looked after us so well. From the moment we arrived those little 'go that extra mile' moments were so special from the lovely bubbly and canapés on the first evening, the quality toiletries in... More

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AbsoluteAlpine, Owner at Absolute Alpine, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We're really chuffed that you had such a lovely stay with us. Going the extra mile is definitely something that the whole team takes seriously. Holidays are extremely important and we like to do whatever we can to make sure that they are as relaxing and memorable (for the right reasons!) as possible. Thanks... More

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Additional Information about Absolute Alpine

Address: La Grande et La Petite Ourse | Chalets de Levy, 74340 Samoens, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Grand Massif > Samoens
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Samoens
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We’re a family run, chalet company offering two luxurious fully catered chalets for ski and summer holidays in Samoens, French Alps. Our two chalets cater for groups from 4 to 21 guests.Each of our adjacent chalets have its own hot tub and plenty to entertain the whole family (UK TV, DVDs, CDs, Nintendo Wii and more). ... more   less 

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