My wife and I returned from a week's stay in this hotel on 23/03/2013. After reading some of the negative reviews on this site prior to going I must say we were rather worried what we were going to experience. I can only assume that the poeple that wrote the negative reviews are either negative people by nature or are used to staying in grand 5 star hotels. Yes, the rooms are a little small but they are clean, warm and comfortable. The staff were not rude , by anyones standards, to us or any of the other guests while we were there. In fact all of the hotel staff (reception, bar, resteraunt and domestic) were exteremly polite, friendly and helpfull, again I can only assume that the reviewers claiming that the staff were rude are argumentitive individuals with unrealistic expectations. The hotel itself is located perfectly for ski in/out, with the ski set shop located underneath, the shop can be accessed internally from the 4th floor of the hotel, you can leave your ski boots etc. in the boot drying shelves set aside for the hotel guests. The pool is a good size and heated well, the steam room and sauna were big enough for 4 adults, we used these facilities every day, again these area's are kept in a very clean condition and were never too busy. We stayed half board so breakfast and dinner included, the one thing that everyone seems to agree about at this hotel is the standard of the food, and rightly so. Mt wife and I are serious "foodies" and can say without a shadow of a doubt that the food (and service) at the hotel resteraunt is closer to 5 star than 3 star, the choices of buffet starters change every night as does the hald board main meal selection.....not to mention the sweets.......3Kg heavier on return.
If there was one negative thing to say about this hotel it would be the bar prices, we like a few tipples after a day's skiing and would have liked to relax in the hotel bar lounges in the evenings but at 10 euros for a small glass of wine it was simply not an option for us. There are some bars in the resort that you can get a drink for less.......but you'll need to look hard, remember this is Courchevel 1850 and is probabaly the most exlusive skiing resort in Europe.
In summary, if you've booked to stay at this hotel, fear not, the staff will look after you and you'll have a great time.
email the hotel before travelling and state you're prefrence, they got back to me the next day
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