We enjoyed staying at this hotel and have booked to stay again but I would like to add a note of caution to my review. My wife tried a set of skis that the concession in the ski room recommended on the last but one day of our holiday. According to the very friendly guy who runs the ski shop they had been used by one other client. They looked brand new. My wife liked them so we bought them from the shop at a discount of about 15% on the retail which made them about the same price as a new pair in England. When I got back I was really surprised to see the state they were in, very worn around the bindings in a way that could only happen after a good seasons use and generally scratched and marked. My wife says they were not the skis she tried and they make my three year old skis look brand new. I service my own skis and I do know how skis wear. Anyway I took this up with the hotel and they in turn spoke to the ski manager Sebastien who had said that I was given a discount because they were used. In fact at the time he had reluctantly agreed the discount because I had shown him that was the new price in the UK. In his opinion he was selling me as new skis. The hotel gave me his email but I have had no response. the mystery me is what happened to the skis my wife tried because those were not the ones we took home. Our fault for not checking more carefully when loading the ski rack!
In addition to this I also tried a pair of skis on my final day, offered by the ski shop as my wife was trying a pair. When I didn't buy them they charged me €40 for the day. Something that was not pointed out at the time nor waived when we bought another pair.
So in short I want to express my dissatisfaction with the ski shop and to suggest to others that they check very carefully the deal they are offered and the skis they are sold.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in prime position at the foot of the slopes of Courchevel 1650, Le Portetta hotel and Le Portetta Lofts is the perfect base for the ultimate ski experience.Re-designed, rebuilt and fully refurbished, Le Portetta is the ideal mountain retreat. Recently accredited with a French 4 Star rating, this family friendly, ski-in ski-out hotel offers thirty-eight cosy and luxurious rooms all overlooking either the piste or the mountain. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Portetta Hotel Courchevel