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“Cozy, warm and welcoming” 5 of 5 stars
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La Mercerie
La Thuile, 73640 Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise, France   |  
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Helsinki, Finland
1 review
“Cozy, warm and welcoming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

What a gem the adorable, beautifully renovated chalet was!
We stayed there only one night, yet the uniqueness and the location of the place made an lasting impression on us during our summery Alp tour. We had a suite for 4 persons, which was extremely convenient for two couple such as us. Rooms were spotless clean and very comfortable with quality bedding. Our hosts were perfect; friendly and welcoming and very flexible.
Yet we managed to see the place and the gorgeous landscapes only in summer time, I sincerely recommend it to anyone. I really hope I can return some day in the near future.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Michel and Evelyne were great hosts in their mountain chalet. They were extremely gracious and accomodating. We also arrived late, around midnight, and we warmly received by Michel who as always had a big smile on his face. The location is few kilometres above the village of Saint-Foy and is ideal for those who either want to ski in Saint-Foy, or who, as we did, want to sample a variety of resorts from La Rosiere to Val d'Isere to Les Arcs, all of which are 20-25 mins away from the place. We had dinner the first night, it was a great typical French home cooked meal with copius amounts of wine and good conversation with our fellow guests. The other two nights we dined out which was no problem with our hosts. Breakfast was typically French with croissants and coffee nicely presented given all the skiing it would have been great to have some protein like a yohurt or a boiled egg to last you untill lunchtime. All in all we enjoyed our stay and thought it was a great value.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

The previous reports say it all and the pictures do not bely the beautifully restored building with stacks of interest. I will not spoil it for you by describing it in detail but strongly recommend you stay there.The food was homemade and excellant and the well presented and interesting house mirrored the hosts who were very helpful and friendly. We were there skiing but I could imagine a good time would be had in summer too. Why stay in an anonymous hotel or appartment when you could stay there and immerse yourself in a bit of france. We found it by chance at the last minute and we were glad we did. Michel and Evelyn were the perfect hosts.

Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

Just spent one night here with my wife before going up to the ski station. We did not have a reservation and arrived rather late but were warmly welcomed by Evelyn and Michel. Despite being late Michel was still able (and willing) to prepare us a very tasty 4 course meal of fine local produce washed down by some good local wine. The common areas were very cozy with a roaring log fire at the centre. Our bedroom was large and recently renovated to a fine and comfortable standard, it even had a decent balcony, the toilet and shower were also modern clean and efficient. The bed was large and comfortable with quality linen and duvet. Breakfast was simple with local breads and jams but plentiful and tasty. A little gem that I would recommend and hopefully return to myself one day.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Wonderfully warm and cosy rooms, comfortable beds and great food; Evelyn and Michel were such friendly hosts, and couldn't have been more helpful. The family room was really spacious, and the shower room fabulous - with plenty of hot water! Maybe bring slippers as its a sisal floor (pretty but a little hard on the feet). We travelled with two small children (7 and 5yrs) and Evelyn and Michel were great - more than happy to arrange an earlier evening meal for them, and have even posted lost children's shoes home to us (emailing me to alert me before I had even realised they weren't with us!). A really short walk to the bus stop and you are up the mountain to Sainte Foy Station. One day the main bus wasn't running, and it took us a while to realise that they had laid on a minibus - you have to figure this out for yourself as the bus driver won't help you! beware! A great stay in a wonderful place. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Evelyn and Michel were superb hosts, relaxed, yet attentive. The rooms are absolutely charming, beautifully renovated with all mod cons, comfortable and spacious. We went for the Half Board option which was great as there is nowhere to eat locally and the food was sensational. Great location, just off the main road from Bourg to Tignes, (you'll need to watch out carefully for the sign "Chambre d'hotes" just by the pedestrian crossing as this can be easily missed), if you want to ski St Foy, Tignes or nip over to La Rossiere for the day. Just loved it. We will definitely be back.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Taninges, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

This is the second time that I've stayed at L'Epicerie Mercerie as guests of Michel / Evelyne and the standard is always superb. From the initial welcome through apero's, dinner, digestifs and breakfast, they're the perfect hosts. The rooms are all superbly clean, the linen and quilts snug and the water piping hot. You'll never be disappointed if you stay at L'Epicerie Mercerie.....

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: La Thuile, 73640 Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Savoie > Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy after skiing in our old 19th century chaletcompletly renovatedin real mountain ambiance:fireplace,2 living rooms,billiard,games,books,free wi fi,private parkingFRENCH & FRESH HOME COOKED MENUSvery well located near by internationaly renowed ski resorts :5mn from Sainte Foy Tarentaise free ski bus facing us ... more   less 
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