This was our 3rd time at this hotel and stayed here for one week at the end of January. Check in was smooth and fortunately our room was ready but others who travelled on the Crystal coach with us had to wait a few hours for their room to be made up.
This time we were allocated a room on the 1st floor. our immediate reaction was 'great, no lift hassles in the morning'. If you have a room on one of the higher floors as we have had on previous visits, there can be a bit of waiting time for the lifts at busy periods. Being on the first floor however we can easily walk down to reception/dining area/boot room in no time.
The room itself was (as expected) very small but had a double bed and looked freshly decorated. We also had a balcony which was nice for a change but being on the first floor it looked on to reception. It was nice though to stand outside at times and get the fresh air if the room became too stuffy. We did have a side view over to La Masse which was lovely.
However... I would never again accept a first floor room in this hotel - FAR TOO NOISY. We were sandwiched between two family rooms, so obviously we had noisy mornings, but thankfully quiet evenings.The main gripe however was due to being above the tiled floors in reception. It took us a couple of days to figure out what all the noise was at around 6am or so - we thought it was guests arriving/leaving with their wheeled luggage, but no, it was the cleaning lady with her trolley - every morning, back and forth, up and down the ramps to the lifts.In fairness to the hotel, we didn't complain or request a room change but just put up with it as we lived in hope it wouldn't continue through the holiday (it did). If we do return to this hotel in future I'll be emailing the rep and the hotel to ask for a room at least on 3rd floor upwards. Apart from lack of sleep and having to get to bed earlier than we would have liked... it was still a great holiday and enjoyed the hotel, the food and also the eclectic mix of guests. Our main concern is the skiing and this hotel is located in a fantastic resort in the 3 valleys, the best skiing area in the world with pisteurs that work through the night to ensure the pistes are in the best condition possible no matter the snow conditions.
We would definitely return to this hotel again, just not to a first floor room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For your summer holidays in the mountains, Belambra offers accommodation with sweeping views. Accommodation at the heart of the resort so that you enjoy easy access to all the activities on offer. The "Neige et Ciel" Club, a mix of excitement, sensations and enjoyment. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Venere, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Tingo so you can book your Belambra Clubs - Neige et Ciel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Belambra Clubs - Neige Et Ciel Hotel Les Menuires