I would advise, if you're thinking of booking this apartment, to read the accounts of other TripAdvisor members, which we found invaluable, before staying at this apartment residence. They were all pretty accurate!
As mentioned by previous reports, the apartment is nicely decorated with modern bathroom, separate wc. Plenty of hot water, so you could have a soothing bath after a vigorous day out! But the apartments come with literally nothing. Not even a loo roll. This is where reading the reports from other members really helped us prepare. (We even brought an old bathroom rug thing to use in the entrance way as a doormat, as a TripAdvisor reviewer had mentioned how easy it was to trudge slush through the apartment). However, there IS, unusually for a French apartment, a kettle. AND a good-quality hairdryer. All apartments look over the resort, with a beautiful view and have a good size balcony, but this comes with a downside - noise. Again, as other reviewers have mentioned, from 05.30 onwards, the sound of lorries and snow clearing tractors can be heard (loudly!) - and if snow has fallen - automatic detonators to deflect possible avalanches.... (To be fair, these can be heard all over the area, and, in all my 35 years of skiing, I have never heard so many, even in Isola where I have skied many times before - on this occasion it felt like being in the war torn Lebanon....!). This is most definitely the noisiest side of Isola (I have in previous years stayed in the Pas du Loup, Le Druos and Les Adrets, and there was none of this noise so early in the morning).
The smallest apartment, the one we booked, can be got at a very reasonable price - but is really only suitable for 2 adults. You could have two children with you, but in this case, I would probably try to go for one of the larger apartments. However, for two, there is plenty of space - it is larger than most French ski apartments of this type. We found there were not really enough glasses or cups.
There is a dishwasher which worked very well with our 3-1 tablets and an induction hob (nightmare to get the hang of; we could have done with some instructions) and a microwave. Take a decent can opener. I would also take a cheap bathmat (possibly 2; one for the doormat), as the floor in the bathroom is tiled and the rest of the flooring is laminate, which is very slippery when wet.
The walk to and from the ski area (front de neige) should not be underestimated. However, the resort lockers are a hefty 60 euros/week - otherwise, perhaps ask ski hire shop if they'll at least keep your skis for you overnight. To access front de neige, walk down to the little roundabout, then continue walking down to the hotel Chastillon. From there, you can ski over to the drag lift opposite, which will take you up a little to the main centre of the resort. Coming back at the end of the day, you are better off "dismounting" at the main gondola/ski pass office, as it is a downhill walk from there, until you reach the little roundabout....
The apartment staff are very sweet and speak some English. Reception is shut through the middle of the day, and reopens at 4pm, and, as has been previously mentioned, it is a scrum half at opening times for check-in. No discernable queuing system..... which will get you in the right frame of mind for the ski lifts (though to be fair, there is very little queuing in general at Isola though). The pool/hammam had reopened during our stay, and looked really nice, but in the end, we didn't get a chance to use it.
Overall, the apartment was of a high standard, very warm and it was clean. The bed was a little hard on my back. The supplied pillows and duvets were extremely comfortable, and also very clean. The duvets were very warm. (Single duvets, but double bed).
The ski lockers were large enough for 4 pairs of skis+poles. Boots can go above, but imagine most people take them up to their room, as there are no boot warming devices in the ski locker room. There is a laundry service, where for 6 euros, they will take your laundry, and return it to you the next day all done. Overall, I would recommend these apartments, but get a good deal - and don't forget your earplugs!!
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