Based on the recent reviews of others, expectations for this hotel were not high. How mislead we were......................
Upon arrival, the check in and reception was warm and welcoming. The hotel is relatively modern for a French 3/4 star rated establishment, although like so many buildings in La Plagne, it is a bit non descript from the outside.
Rooms seem to be adequate throughout - ours had a great view, and all are easily accessible by the lift or stairs. Loads of hot water available all the time. TV had some English channels. Comfortable beds. Always very warm. Spotlessly clean evrywhere. Our party was 3 adults sharing so it was a bit of a squeeze at times but no big deal.
The food was excellent and plentiful, albeit too much at times but that is hardly a criticism! You can literally eat as much or as little as you want. Plenty of choice and generally something for everybody I would have thought.
The bar is quiet when the kids have all gone to bed. Immediately after skiing it was a bit wild with youngsters running around which gave the place a sence of fun and holiday abroad. But after 9.00pm or so, it became a quiet and pleasant place to relax and have a few drinks.
The ski shop in the hotel was excellent. I had a great pair of skis all week. One of our party swapped his skis and boots for a snow board and boots at least two days during the week at no extra cost and with no hassle or reluctance.
Access to the slopes just couldn't be easier - straight out of the door onto a green run. And coming back you can ski directly to the same place. It does not get any better than that, anywhere. Ski storage is a bit cramped but nowhere near as bad as some of the places I have visited. At least there are no steps to fall down with the clunky clopper ski boots on!
Probably the best feature of this hotel were the staff. They are brilliant! Service with a smile, helpful at all times, with nothing too much trouble. I include the Crstal Ski Reps in this as well, who were only too willing to oblige if t hey could. From getting off the plane to getting back on it, there was always somebody there to help if you needed it. What more do you need?
Overall, this was a great holiday experience, excellent value for money, and if I were to do it again with no changes whatsoever, I would have no complaints.
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