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“Cycling in the French & Italian Alps” 5 of 5 stars
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Chalet Annabelle
576 Route du Pont, 74310 Les Houches, France   |  
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Ranked #1 of 10 Les Houches B&B and Inns
Sydney
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Cycling in the French & Italian Alps”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I had the great pleasure of staying with Mike and Jude in Chalet Annabelle for a week of cycling in the Alps. This is the perfect way to do it and nothing could be faulted. Mike is an expert cyclist who has invested a lot of time in refining challenging but rewarding routes around the Alps. Kevin provided invaluable assistance with his good humour, photography and support from the van, with regular top-ups of water and food. Jude is a wonderful cook who kept us well fuelled and looked after us domestically, including washing our bike gear. The Chalet itself is top-notch and the facilites are very commodious. The setting is very peaceful and quiet, with a panoramic view of the Mont Blanc massif from my window. If you are contemplating cycling in the Alps I could not imagine a better way. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jude74310, Owner at Chalet Annabelle, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Hi Phil

Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback - we are so glad you had a great time, it was our pleasure to have met you guys. Glad you enjoyed the experience, and really appreciate you making the long trip from Aus to spend a week with us, you're welcome here anytime! Thanks again, hope to see you back in the Alps.

Jude & Mike
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Set in drop-dead gorgeous Les Houches, just a short ride from Chamonix, the chalet was perfectly located for our trip. Modern, clean, functional and friendly staff. All good. We were on a cycle holiday so would have slept solidly in a tent but rooms were great!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jude74310, Owner at Chalet Annabelle, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Hi Pete

Thanks for your feedback, and kind comments. We are continually meeting great people who share the love for cycling and the Alps, the 100th tour was special, glad you made the long trip over from Australia. Thanks again.

Mike & Jude
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

A weeks Alpine cycling, hosted by Breathe Bikes. A big thanks to both Mike & Jude for their wonderful hospitality. Mike patiently guided us through the Alps whilst we were thoroughly spoilt went we arrived back at Chalet Annabelle. Fully recommended on both accounts - cycling with all the hassle taken out of it. Thanks again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baldrine, Owner at Chalet Annabelle, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thanks for choosing us guys, it was our absolute pleasure to welcome you here. Hope your extended trip goes well, and we see you again here in the Chamonix Valley. Thanks again
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Fantastic experience from beginning to end. High quality accommodation, with superb food prepared by Jude, which was both imaginative and wholesome. Mike was great company and an excellent leader of the rides, with invaluable support from Kevin in the support van. Following this week away I would not look to tackle the Cols on my own minus the support that was offered here. For anyone looking for a great all round cycling holiday in the Alps I would not hesitate to recommend Mike, Jude and the team at Chalet Annabelle.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baldrine, Owner at Chalet Annabelle, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thanks so much for taking the time to provide your thoughts, we really appreciate it. It was our absolute pleasure and we're so glad you had a great time. Hope to see you again on another cycling tour - you're always welcome here at Annabelle. Thanks again !
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

This was my first experience of a cycling holiday and I couldn't have wished for a better company to book with. From the moment I landed up until the second I left the hospitality and enthusiasm shown by Mike and the rest of his team was first class. A superb host at the chalet and an encouraging leader while we were out riding, the routes and climbs he had mapped out for us over the four days were spectacular. The catering was of a very high standard and the chalet accommodation likewise. A truly memorable adventure and one I certainly intend to repeat in the not too distant future. Thanks again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baldrine, Owner at Chalet Annabelle, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your thoughts, so glad you enjoyed the short break with us. We will be welcoming you back here soon for the TDF experience, which I'm sure will be one to remember! Thanks again
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Chalet Annabelle was just perfect! We had a group of 10 people so hired the chalet exclusively.
Nothing could of been done better. The transfer was such a welcome relief than having to wait for a coach load of people at the airport and go via every hotel stop on the way. It was super efficient and Mike and Jude organised our ski passes and took us the hire shop. Transfers to and from the slopes were also just what we needed as we're not the most organised bunch so were grateful that all we had to think about daily was which mountain to choose.

The Chalet itself is beautiful. All the finishing touches were there and it was home from home (only, quite a bit nicer than my home!). Fluffy robes, towels, slippers, super comfy bed, warm, all the aminities, real fire, hot tub, beer fridge etc. We all could of stayed a lot longer and the food just topped it off. Heather & Rob were fantastic and are great cooks. It was like eating in a restaurant every morning and evening. Thoroughly spoilt.

Also have to say this was the best value for money and worked out to be one of the cheapest ski holidays i've been on but with the best quality. We'd all definitely go back in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baldrine, Owner at Chalet Annabelle, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
What a fantastic review - thank you so much! We really enjoyed having you here at Chalet Annabelle, and are delighted you had such a special time. We hope we can welcome you back and are already wondering what the dress-code will be for your next visit ?! lol

Thanks again, Mike & Jude
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Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We have just returned from a fantastic week at Chalet Annabelle. The quality of the chalet is the best I have ever experienced, five rooms with beautiful furnishings and plenty of space as well as a large dining/seating area with log fire which was more than adequate for all 10 of our group. Every little detail has been thought about with robes and slippers in each room, a selection of toiletries in the bathroom, a heated boot room and a variety of drinks provided in the honesty bar. The hot tub with views of the Aiguille du Midi was also a real bonus.

Staying in an owner operated chalet certainly makes all the difference, we received an incredibly warm welcome from owners Mike and Jude who were on hand the whole week to recommend ski areas, provide lift passes, drive us to and from our chosen ski area each day and answer any questions we may have had.

Without question, Rob and Heather who are front of house made our stay. They simply could not do enough for us, incredibly friendly, fun and thoughtful people. Every morning we were greeted with fresh tea and coffee, bacon, eggs, toast, porridge and croissants. In the evening they provided three fantastic courses and a great selection of wines. Tea and cake was laid out for us every evening after a day on the slopes too. A truly excellent stay, we really could not have asked for anything better.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baldrine, Owner at Chalet Annabelle, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
THANKYOU so much for taking the time to provide such a FAB review, we really appreciate it! What a lovely group of friends, it was our absolute pleasure to welcome you here at Chalet Annabelle, and are delighted you had a great time. We hope to see you again

Many Thanks
Mike & Jude
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Address: 576 Route du Pont, 74310 Les Houches, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Les Houches
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Les Houches
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 5
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