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“Overall pretty good but not sure we'd do it again” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel des Dromonts
40, Place des Dromonts | 40, Place des Dromonts, 74 110 Avoriaz, Morzine, France   |  
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Avoriaz
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Overall pretty good but not sure we'd do it again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to try the hotel after reading about the recent revamp. Previously in Avoriaz we've done the apartment thing which seems more the norm. The hotel is good looking and very convenient to the centre of the village, especially the Village des Enfants, which is great. The interiors are retro cool but not blow your mind; personally I think faux cow hide upholstery is a bit 2004 but listen it was ok. I have to say our welcome was very good and the staff were great. We had one quite funny incident when we got back from dinner early to find staff in our room turning down the beds etc. They were very apologetic but we all had a laugh about it.

We went for a suite on the 4th floor (which was pretty pricey to be honest) and it was large and comfortable but waiting for the small and sometimes temperamental lift became a bit tiresome; I reckon it needs a bit of attention. Also the room was a bit strange in some respects...like the separate toilet off the living area with no door handle (not in a cool way, more in a not finished way). Overall it was nice though and the large bathroom was great (including the products), as was the bed.

Breakfast was included in our package and it was very nice continental style, including a (pretty compulsory these days) make-it-yourself espresso machine. We also had dinner and lunch in the Festival bar area which was pricey but very nice. Also a couple of cocktails in the bar were excellent. The main restaurant looked good and was busy but a bit much for us with our 4-year old.

I have to say though that the general atmosphere in the hotel was a bit muted. The (large) bar area was generally empty and the sunny deck area was rarely occupied. This probably has something to do with the location which is very close to town but not really somewhere you'd go unless you were staying there. The prices probably explain some of it as well. The exception was the main restaurant which seemed to attract a good number of people each night.

And finally, we used the spa a couple of times and it was fantastic - a real gem staffed by lovely people and the treatments were very good (although again not cheap). Although sort of strangely the Festival restaurant has a large window that looks straight on to the gym and spa area. We had dinner there one night (with a few other people around) and as we did some people went into the gym in their robes. They looked at us, we looked at them..all very strange...but quite funny as us and a few other tables raised a glass of wine to the gym-goers! They laughed but then left. Maybe a mirror would be a better option...although not as funny.

So overall, it was a pretty good experience and I would encourage others to try it but for us next year it's probably back to the apartment thing (and saving a whole lot of cash!)

Room Tip: Nice views on upper floors but be prepared to wait for the lift!
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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from 4 nights at this charming hotel. Smallish but perfectly designed rooms, comfortable beds, spotlessly clean, charming helpful staff - couldn't recommend it highly enough. Only critism would be rather limited facilities in boot room - not enough boot warmers or practical ski storage - but apart from that ,just perfect.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came back in Avoriaz for a short stay. Last time we Had dinner at the Enfants terribles but we decide to try the festival. The food was Tasty maybe a bit expensive.. The same lady served us with a young man ( charline and Theo I think) and we Had a lovely time again!
See you next year

  • Stayed January 2015
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

It is almost in the center of Avoriaz just a few hundred meters away from the central street/slope. Quiet, great views to the mountains. We were on the 4th floor in a room devided by a sliding door where our baby could sleep while we could watch movies, talk and prepare for a later going to bed. It was very convenient. Design is homey and fun, the elevator is covered with cow leather.
Staff is extremely kind and a bit under experienced but I prefer that to the opposite. Food is just great. Whatever we ordered was wonderful. Breakfast is rich and the choice of bread is excellent. We would certainly return.

Room Tip: If you are travelling with a baby go for the suite with sliding door and everyone will have a good s...
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  • Stayed January 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Newly refurbished retro Hotel, excellent standard of accommodation and service. Rooms are small but layout gives feeling of more space, plenty of storage space. Restaurant Les Enfant Terribles serves excellent gourmet French cuisine. Jacuzzi and sauna are great after a days skiing and on site Spa provides massages and other treatments. Would recommend for couples looking for luxury ski lodging leave the kids at home!

Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Arrived at night, took a horse drawn sleigh ride to the hotel. Beautifully designed and decorated place. Rooms had a view of the ski lift and the shops. Comfortable bed, good heater in room and in toilet for drying off wet stuff
The lobby is great with a fireplace too. Hotel is decorated with Avoriaz Fantastic film festival posters. Love the ceiling and stairs leading to the mezzanine. They have a set of stairs at the side leading down to the ski room to store your gear. Can be accessed from outside by scanning your hotel card
Staff are friendly and very helpful!
Spa area is really nice with a wide range of facilities, didn't try the treatments but enjoyed the sauna and the jacuzzi. It's so relaxing in the jacuzzi while the snow falls softly around you

Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

There are very few Hotels to choose from in Avoriaz but this was great. The decor is 60's retro but with a modern twist. The hotel staff were friendly and very efficient giving us a guided tour of the hotel's amenities on arrival. this really helped getting the lay of the land. The outdoor Jacuzzi and sauna were great, just what you need after a day's skiing at no extra charge like some do. The restaurant was excellent both service and food which was cooked to perfection and just about the right selection for choice. The wine cellar is extensive and not expensive by French standards. The bar area was interesting with its different levels and never too busy.

But to offer a balanced view i must say that who ever designed the bedrooms, we had a club room, has never stayed in one with all the kit and clobber you need for skiing. Just a few hooks to hang things in the room not the bathroom would have been useful. I found the room far too small and claustrophobic, even though the bed was one of the most comfortable i have ever slept on. It is certainly ski out not so sure about the ski in. we never found a route that didn't leave us without a 150 metre walk carrying skis.

Overall i thought it was good value for money and great amenities.

Room Tip: Book a suite.
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  • Stayed January 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 40, Place des Dromonts | 40, Place des Dromonts, 74 110 Avoriaz, Morzine, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Morzine > Avoriaz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Avoriaz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 4-star hotel located in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area, the Hotel des Dromonts- Avoriaz is a legendary address. Getting back to its roots, discover the warm and peppy colorful 60s style, with family or friends. Find in this mythical spot combining vintage style and modern comfort, that highlights the charm of the initial values ​​of ski and winter sports, shared moments and wellbeing. Enjoy a ski-in, ski-out luxury holiday at the Hotel des Dromonts ! ... more   less 
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