Firstly we chose to fly from Birmingham - 2 Adults and 1 child.
We had booked 3 nights 4 days full board - fly 24th Dec rtn 27th Dec, this was booked with Thompsons the main rep there.
OK the flight was awsome not to long a flight approx 3 hrs ish if i remember right.
The air hostesses were fantastic in there santa hats and bubbly spirits.
Kids on the flight would have a sing song and play packs, so plenty to keep them busy throughout the flight.
Weather was about -20 when we landed, but not the normal damp/wet cold but a dry sharp cold.
There was lots of snow down and I knew straight away that this was going to be a great break (white xmas).
We was greeted by the Elves at the airport (Local thompson reps) and guided us to our coach, they were amazing and great fun - our elve for the break was snowflake sally - she was brill.
Big Hi to little donkey Lola if you read this - Thompson rep - always around the hotel if needed, Lola was great.
First thing we done was drive to a location to pickup the issued clothing, we decided to take our own warm gear and this worked well, the issued clothing that was issued looked good and i heard no complaints.
Hotel is not to far from the airport about 25 mins, but the clothing issued put an hour on this first run to the hotel.
The good thing was that everyone on the coach is from the same hotel, so that was a brucie bonus.
Remember to get a sledge from reception - 10 euro deposit, great for kids outside the hotel.
The Hotel itself was nice, the only fault i can really find was the rooms was a bit out of date, but this did not affect our break one bit - the room did have a sauna but to be honest we didnt use it so i cant comment on that.
Inside the hotel itself was cosy with the log fires going - free internet - cosy little bar area.
I am sure there will be some negative feedback, and thats what feedback is for.
My honest opinion - Brilliant !!!
The hotel was busy but not an uncomfortable busy, kids have a play area and a cinema and organised activities i.e decorating the xmas tree - santa visit.
We never seen much of the hotel through the day as we was out on our activities (tasters).
Reindeer rides-husky sleigh-skidoo- i personally felt that the tasters was enough to get the feeling of doing something you never get the chance to do and a magical moment - but thats your call and you can book additional rides etc when your there.
We did have one afternoon off where we decided to grab a couple of hours skiing- (Next to Hotel)
I can ski but my wife and daughter cannot, so my daughter 7yrs had a one on one ski lesson - this was not overly expensive approx 50 gbp for an hour.
While you are there you sometimes think thats expensive but lets face it, it is a once in a lifetime experience and to see our daughters beaming smile, made it all worth while.
It was last chance saloon for us to take her before she is a non believer.
The hotel resturant was amazing with floor to celing windows over looking the snowy surroundings - a word of advice, if there is no table at the window available, just let the waitress know you will wait - there is a little bar area to have a melow moment while you wait, if you get chance try the in house gloggi - with or without spirits, it`s like a mulled wine but really is so nice to settle down with for the night.
Food was Fantastic - great selection in breakfast (awsome).
Santa village and santa park - loads to do, found the santa parc to be the better of the two, both was included with the package.
A coach also picked us up to take us for a xmas meal, this was truly spectacular as santa turns up on reindeers as the fireworks go off, magical moment.
There is just so many good things to remember and verly little bad things.
I originally thought this package was expensive but having seen what is actually involved and behind the scenes, its actually well worth the money - it`s a once in a lifetime for me and im proud to say I have been lucky enough to take my wife and daughter,
If your looking for a magical xmas then this is by far the best xmas experience ever.
My wife and daughter have some great lifetime memories.
Lifes to short, enjoy it!!
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