We have just returned from our stay at Chalet Guytaune in Morzine and are already scheming on a return visit. Our group consisted of 7 occasionally exacting, frequently rowdy, young(ish) blokes, who may have tried the patience of less easygoing, cool and considerate hosts. Cris, Ash and Katy were absolutely amazing all week and accommodated all of our various dietary quirks, drunken shenanigans and general faffing around.
Chalet Guytaune is situated perfectly to take in the surrounding mountain scenery while supping a beer in the hot tub. From the outside the chalet looks like something from a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale. The inside is absolutely stunning and has all the small luxurious extra touches that made our stay really comfortable and homely - flat screen TV with UK channels, cushions, log fire, sauna, iPod docks in every room and even a poker set! The bedrooms are all en-suite and with the exception of the quad room have their own balconies. The cozy theme continues in the bedrooms with cushions, lamps, artwork and other little personal touches that really make a difference.
The food, oh the food! It is evident that the menu has been meticulously thought out and practiced to perfection, as every meal seemed to surpass the last. From melt in the mouth lamb, to tender duck, perfectly cooked fish and a gorgeous beef wellington - every meal was delectable.
The Portes Du Soleil ski area is enormous and far too big to fully explore in one week (another reason to return). As Morzine is a relatively short transfer from Geneva we managed to ski on the afternoon of our arrival. RideandSlide arranged it so lift passes and equipment were waiting for us at the chalet! Special mention must go to the Lindarets area on The Avoriaz side and also the Mont Chery area on the Les Gets side of the PDS. We were a group of boarders and skiers of mixed ability and found the area had something for us all.
In summary a perfect chalet, perfect hosts, perfect food and perfect ski area. We will definitely be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly built for December '06, Chalet Guytaune is the Ride & Slide flagship chalet. Sleeps up to 16 people. Built to a very high standard in a traditional style, the chalet provides luxurious chalet accommodation.It has a spacious lounge with a roaring log fire, huge comfy sofas and bar area. This opens out to the large dining area. All 6 bedrooms are en-suite, some with balconies offering stunning views, plus a very large quad bedroom. In addition to the en-suite shower rooms, there's a further separate bathroom. The bedrooms all offer double or twin beds with the option of fitting in cots or smaller beds for young ones. The chalet also benefits from having a sauna and jacuzzi on the lower floor ... more less