We stayed at Belle Plagne the first week of the Easter Holidays (28th March 2015) and Hotel Turquoise ticked all the right boxes! Ski in/ski out, half board with excellent breakfast with choice of full English, cereals, fruit etc., etc., afternoon-tea with cakes from 4.30pm, then a fabulous 3 course evening meal from 7pm. The chef created fabulous meals every evening from beef bourguignon, pork Normandy , chicken fricassee....all delicious! The kids are offered an alternative from 5.30pm if they prefer.
The hotel was in the middle of a refurb, with Neilson taking over in February, so I’m guessing the rooms will continue to be upgraded. The cosy bar and restaurant are already lovely but could be fairly busy when the hotel is full. The heated boot-room in the basement was perfect.
We booked ski-school with ‘Oxygen’ which is approx 200 meters uphill walk but if can already ski this can be accessed via the ‘Belle Plagne’ 4-man chair near the hotel – just ski down 200 meters to the chair, then down the steep blue to ski-school meeting place.
The Neilson staff were all exceptional and couldn’t do enough to help. The kids in the hotel all looked forward to snow-ball fights with the Reps! One of the young Reps ‘Henry’ played his guitar and sung in the bar one evening.....much to our 16 year old daughters pleasure!
The ski area around Belle Plagne is vast and excellent, although some of the blues can be quite steep but wide enough for you to turn if you’re not too confident.
Note – you can only access Hotel Turquoise by walking across the blue piste!
Also - The transfer from Grenoble took 3 hours and you have to change coaches or minibus at Moutiers .
- Also Known As:
- Turquoise Hotel Macot La Plagne