Having never been to Morzine before, we decided on it this time round due to the short transfer time (1 hour), and accessibility and variety of runs available across the Porte Du Soleil area.
The hotel couldn't be in a better position. Board in, board out, from the Les Gets area and a short walk to the Super Morzine lift for Avoriaz, it is bang in the centre of town, but about 150 yards from the noisy area. That makes me sounds old, but given the fact the more often than not I want to sit in front of a fire with an ale (limited in France!) or red wine, perhaps that shows good self-awareness! You can choose from a number of great restaurants and reach pretty much any area of town within 5 mins. We ate at L'etale a few times and it was really good. Cracking atmosphere and pretty reasonable French food. That said our main frustration was not eating at the Hotel L'Aubergade more often. We went for 3 nights and ate there on the last, and it was the best meal we had. In the food sense a move away from the traditional large scale chalet hotel catering towards the A La Carte end of the spectrum, but with incredibly reasonable prices, it is clear Ollie and Emma have really focused on keeping people in the hotel. They are getting this bang on, and try the restaurant first so you know to eat there again. Beef carpaccio to start and Beef tornado on rosti bed with ox tail cottage pie was superb and could of nailed pretty much everything on the menu given the time.
Nice touches like get your board waxed free if you spend 10 euros at the bar on a Monday night, a hog roast on the Wednesday which we missed and some good beer on tap, as well as superb facilities for kids, and a great environment for them, without it feeling like kids are around too much! That and I have 2, so good to get some adult time. Rooms are basic but clean as a whistle and comfortable, which given the price range is what you'd expect. If you want luxury try one of their chalets. For a really good convenient ski/boarding break, this has everything and I will be coming back probably twice next year.
In town check out Robinsons, and a pint of Mutzig. As a good friend said to me, 'the first pint is rank, and after that its like nectar', Coyote bar and Dixie bar for a beer and some shapes, and slope style for some shopping and you've got 4 days to a week of joy! MOrzine has a wicked vibe about it and I feel its kind of the place to be in the Alps right now. Cheers, Matt Lowe
Room 8 was fine and take some trunks as there is a hot tub out the back!
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