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Residence Maeva Bellecote
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Plagne-Bellecote, 73210 Macot-la-Plagne, Aime, France   |  
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“Definitely Ignore the bad reviews, amazing value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

Just been and amazing. Right onto some great slopes, really convenient, plenty of places to eat and drink, decent supermarket ....apartments are not posh but better than expected and comfortable if you are here to ski / board and not spend all day inside they are spot on. Definitely come back again. We were also blessed with fresh snow every day and had a fab week snowboarding

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Was a bit wary after we booked and then read the reviews however when we arrived we were pleasantly suprised. Arrived very late (1.30am) but there was a night porter who sorted us out. We were on the 3rd floor and had a briliant view of the slopes and lifts. I e-mailed in advance to ask for a slopeside apartment but it seemed to be very quiet and we would have maybe got one anyway. We had a 1 bedroom apartment which was big enough for us, 2 adults and our 10 year old. Think it would be fine for 4 adults or a family of 5 with 3 kids in the living room. Decor was basic and a bit dated but very clean. Apartments were very quiet, never heard any noise the 9 days we were there. Telly had a built in DVD player which was great. Location was excellent. Close to all the lifts (ski locker struggled to get 3 sets of skis in) but there is a balcony you could put other skis on.We used the bubble to go up to Belle Plagne to meet friends in a great wee bar (can't remember name !) but was next to the spar (better spar than the one in Bellecote).We were there 2nd - 11th April. Great conditions and lots of quiet slopes to be found. We would definately go back to this apartment. A lot better than the "cupboard" we stayed at in Courcheval ! Enjoy .. Great friendly safe place we found.

Room Tip: 3rd floor was fine and we had a great view from a big picture window
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Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

I did not have high expectations after are ski accommodation last year,dont get me wrong the accommodation last year was fine just I think I expected too much.
The more I think about RESIDENCE LA BELLECOTE I feel it was cosy and kind of in away felt homely.
Very Vintage but I thought it was fine, we had a nice view from the balcony
The living area was a descent size which can be turned in to a 3 person bedroom (ok so beds were not over comfy but just use the rest of the blankets in the cupboard)We had a dinner table in a cove in the living area which was nice.
Off of the hallway you had the Kitchen which included 2 hobs,microwave/grill,fridge & dishwasher and I feel was well equipped but if you like mugs of tea or coffee and not half a cup bring your own. Double room, toilet and bathroom, which was a nice size, 2 huge mirrors one full length, full size bath with shower head and storage space.
We were on the 6th floor, people mention on here about the noise I only woke a few times but it wasn’t anything over the top.
On the ground floor you will find reception(with wifi at a cost) are experience was fine in reception checking in and out, equipment hire shops were very helpful and nothing was a problem for them, supermarket pricey but that is expected in the mountains,so maybe shop before you start climbing that mountain, bakery which is nice to pop and get a fresh baguette in the morning also you have cured meats & cheese shop, cake shop “yummy”, gift shop ,hairdresser , launderette, spa ,a few restaurants in which we did not try inside the building and a disco tech but we went on a night when it was dead.
On our first night we had a great experience in a restaurant which I cannot remember the name it is at the bottom of the slopes belle cote side,just out the back of the hotel, kind of looks the most expensive around.
We had the cook it yourself meat meal, you get your own grill plate on your table and a huge amount of meat’s, we had to take some of the chicken back we could not eat it, you can have a choice of 3 meats chicken, duck & steak, the quality of the meat was amazing.
It also comes with potatoes, salad, bread and possible chips which I know in some restaurants are unlimited. The bill did come to 120 euros this was for 4 meals,3 beers & 1 coke but it was well worth the money.
We tried this meal again in a different restaurant in the next village up but we were not as impressed as our first time.
The cable car at the back of the hotel runs up to the next village until about 1am we went up and back on 2 occasions at night one to go to the disco tech which was busy cost about 5 euros to get in and after midnight cost basically 10 euros a drink, we also ate up there on our last night.
I advise you to make reservations as both restaurants asked us if we had booked and seemed a little unsure if they could fit us in, when we visited the 2nd restaurant we got stuck down stairs which felt like we was in the cellar with tables very close together, I felt like a 2nd class citizen the upstairs was nice though.
The Local busses outside the hotel to take you to the other villages, we only had a ride on the bus as we took the wrong bus for our toboggan run,yes the toboggan run cost between £20 £25 pp to go in a four man bob, there was about 3 other bob experiences they went from 50e to over 100E,we had great fun but you must book in advance, they ask you if you want to catch the bus there, which cost 5E,don’t make the same mistake as us and get on the local bus and do a circle, there will be a mini bus outside the information office on the opposite side of the main bus stop but if you have a sat Nav,just take the car it’s about ten minutes from Belle cote

Did not get to sample the outdoor swimming pool but looked so nice with all the steam rising off of it, I think it cost around 7E and opens until 18:30.

My friend and I fancied a go at snowboarding on the last day.
We paid 40e between us for an hour private lesson, if you hire your equipment you can always swop your ski’s & boots for boards and boots at about 4e per day.

Loved the ski here, so many lifts and great runs for all ability’s and some great places to eat and drink on the mountains.

I have to mention and yet again I don’t know the name. There is a shop that does take away, cooked chickens, chips and baguettes etc , we did this one day for our lunch and took it back to our room, think It worked out about 10E per person.
You come out of the doors near the supermarket of residence belle cote and turn left it is in the corner with steps up to it, I think it’s near spitting feathers (English bar), you should see the sign or the chickens roasting outside.

Ok so look at me tax you pay about 20e for 4 this included your lining package, make sure you fold it up properly when you take it back, don’t do a me and shove it in 2 pillow cases as you will be standing there like I was folding it all up 

Word of warning a lot of traffic at the bottom of the mountains on the weekend, so you may want to leave earlier than 10:45am from La residents Belle Cote.

Overall had a great holiday and no complaints.

Until my next trip, Ciao
M

Room Tip: Stayed on the 6th floor i think it was room 672
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Vintage decor at good location in La Plagne. Base area for beginners a bit crowded during holiday weeks, but once out of that area there are no lines or crowded slopes. Theft is issue at base area and hotel lobby where someone took my daughters skiis when i turned around. Efficient apartment type suite perfect for family.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

Fantastic beginners resort but also has the reds and blacks if you want them.

It is a 2 or 3 star accommodation, self catering apartment that sleeps 5. There is one bedroom with two single beds in and then the sofas convert to 3 beds. I had my 20 year old cousin in last winter with 4 mates and they found it fine. It has a bathroom and small kitchen with table and chairs in the main living space.

There is nothing to pay at reception, you just need to leave a 200 Euro deposit, credit card is fine (which you collect the slip on check out)

It is located in the Bellecote Apartments at La Plagne and is ski to door, with easy access to the whole of La Plagne and Les Arcs if someone is a really serious skier.

There is under- cover car parking space and a swimming pool, I believe the pool entry and car parking nearly always come with the rental.

The apartment sits in a large block with shops and restaurants below. The lift pass includes access to Belle Plagne by cable car at all hours ( just closes very late at night) so we always make use of the restaurants there as well. In Bellecote There are food shops and 2 bakery’s with the shops and numerous ski hire shops, bars, etc. There are free buses to other parts of the La Plagne resort once the lifts have shut.

You can do ski-doo driving, parasailing on skis , bob sleigh riding and ice skating. Ice skating is next door to the apartment complex.

You can hire sheets, pillowcases and towels locally or take your own. Better to take your own if you have room. The sheets and towels are hired from the Launderette just round the corner from reception, they do request a deposit as well. It would really pay you to take two single sheets each and one pillowcase in your luggage if you can get them in.

You park outside Bellecote Reception and check in, get free car park ticket from reception, then unload car and you can drive back round on your own in a circle to car park entrance that you passed on the way up to the reception , it is P1 or P0. Nothing to pay there again. Then you just walk on foot back up to reception following signs. We found out when we tried to leave the car park that the piece of paper they call a ticket will not open the car park gates. This has to be exchanged (probably at reception) for a ticket do you can get the car out. The car park is paid for as it comes with the apartment. Your car will need snow chains, warning triangle, fire extinguisher and puncture repair kit, there is a list of requirements in France from the AA or RAC websites. Hire cars will just need to be equipped with snow chains.

You will be given a form to fill in if you notice any damage in the apartment, or anything missing. Just write those on the form and hand it in next day.

There are many bars and restaurants around, the 100% best restaurant is at the ice skating rink, not cheap but if you have the “Hot Rock” (cook your own meat on a hot stone) you get all you can eat chips, lyonnaise potatoes, salad etc.This is very good but there were four of us who had one course with drinks for 140 Euros ( was all you can eat though).

It is a good idea to take some mugs as only small cups are supplied in the rooms which has a microwave / grill and two cooking rings. Tap water is fine to drink.

If ski lessons are required I can recommend one of the ESF ski instructors, she is excellent, Veronique Duvert from ESF Belle Plagne http://www.esf-belleplagne.co.uk/ski-school-belle-plagne/

It is a very high resort at the top it is 3250M and there is a glacier as well for the more serious skier. We have been 8 years and have always had snow, there are snow making machines if necessary and although snow is not guaranteed we have never had any problem.

See www.la-plagne.com for any further information.

Transfer from Lyon airport by is available with taxi's , probably good price to fly to Lyon and rent a car although as we go for over a week we drive from UK, 13 hours door to door in Essex on a good run.

At the end of the day a very good resort and apartments clean and tidy, ski to door, great for beginners as outside the complex a green slope and travelator.

Room Tip: High floor rooms will have less noise. Floor 3 or higher.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tervuren, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

The location of the building is very good; very close to slopes, lots of shops, markets and restaurants, massage center, play area in the building. The village is alive; bars and restos with effordable prices. Apartments are not recently renovated but still in good condition. We informed the receptionin advance to book room not close to bars as we've read the former comments here. Our room is not in the slope side but quiet with a very nice view. We paid approx 490 Euro for 5 nights for 5 people. We stayed in Type 100 in second floor, it is very warm, kitchen is very well equipped. We travelled to other village with tele cabınet which is also open ın the evenings. So we enjoyed a lot with different after ski alternatives.

Room Tip: İnformed reception 2 week before to book a slope side room in upper floors.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2011

Yes these apartments are close to slopes, although you do have to hike up a rather steep hill to get to the lifts each morning. Our apartment was on the 7th floor but were still woken each night until about 5am with the noise of people leaving the club. The apartment was not the cleanest and had an awful smell all week that we could not get rid of. Round the bath was mouldy, doors to the wardrobes damaged, tables burnt, the list goes on. Ski area was fantastic just a shame about the actual village. The whole shopping, restaurant area is underneath the apartments so you feel like you are wandering round underground tunnels all of the time which is not what I go to the Alps for.Also totally lacked in any atmosphere at night so we either took the bubble up to Belle Plagne or ended up having early nights to make up for the lack of sleep later!!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Plagne-Bellecote, 73210 Macot-la-Plagne, Aime, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Savoie > Aime > Macot-la-Plagne
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Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool
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Ranked #10 of 41 Specialty Lodging in Macot-la-Plagne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Maeva Bellecote 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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