My wife and i have just returned from a 4 day break in Brides-les-bains and genuinely had a fantastic time.
We flew from Birmingham to Geneve and drove (approx 1:45) to Brides. Our flight was delayed so we arrived after the strict 19:00 reception closure. But we still got into the studio apt. though so that was ok.
The room was large and well appointed with a balcony and fully equipped kitchen (kettle, coffee mugs, microwave, grill, saucepans etc). For the money we paid we couldn't have been happier.
We shopped at the big Carrefour in Moutiers so had plenty of provisions but took a small amount of cleaning products, dishwasher tabs, tea and coffee etc from home.
A baker arrives in reception every morning to provide french sticks, bread, croissants etc. They are fresh and good value in my opinion.
The hotel provides a free shuttle service up to the main gondola to Meribel every day except Saturday. They have free ski lockers at the hotel but you can hire lockers at the main gondola also.
Covered parking was 1.7Euro a day which we paid for after reading some reviews about hire cars being broken into, but we never saw any evidence of crime while we were there as it is a really lovely village/town.
We didn't pay for the end of stay cleaning service as it was v expensive for 2 people. We were worried about unrealistic demands of cleanliness but we shouldn't have been.
Overall we had a great stay, we ski'd as much as was humanly possible and had a lovely clean, quiet and comfortable apt to crash out in afterwards.
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