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30, Chemin de la Chovettaz d_en Haut, 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie, France   |  
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Bristol
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“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

Great location, chalet and most of all, hosts.

Fiona and Chris ensured we had a fantastic 4 night stay during Feb/March. They were more than happy to share their wealth of local knowledge and nothing was too much trouble.

Accommodation was lovely and just a three minute drive/bus ride away from the ample pistes of Les Contamines. Slopes were never too busy, even during the French school holidays.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We had a fantastic week of skiing at Contamines. Chris & Fiona were the perfect hosts. Very attentive in every way: helping with hiring ski equipment; daily return transfers to the ski lifts (in spacious VW Transporter with quick & easy ski & pole holder at back of van - Chris is a perfect gentleman and always loaded & unloaded the skis for us all); 5-star accommodation; highest Michelin quality home cooked cuisine (breakfast & dinner - as well as afternoon tea & cakes) - which was specially tailored for our children's various food allergies!; free-flowing drinks (excellent wines)our glasses were never empty -; lovely Jacuzzi hot-tub with robes & towels provided; ski room at downstairs entrance to store all the ski equipment (with special electric ski boot heater to dry out boots); etc etc etc. The beautiful wooden ski chalet was purpose-built 9 years ago and every detail has been thought about in the planning. Cannot fault any aspect of the chalet.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We have just stayed at Chalet Chovettaz in Les Contamines for four nights with friends, their children and one of our children. What a brilliant surprise. We'd never heard of this resort - it was booked by our friends - but now can't wait to go back; one hour transfer from Geneva and only a five minute bubble up to the slopes and excellent skiing to suit all levels. Our group had everyone from "off piste" and mogul fanatics to the plain nervous and unfit......this ski resort catered for them all.

However what made this such a special holiday was Chalet Chovettaz, owned and run by Chris and Fiona. I agree with every other review that this is an excellent chalet in all respects. The food and hospitality were incredible - very clean, comfortable, quiet rooms and great beds. The meals were superb and this includes the yummy breakfasts. We also had enjoyable family evenings watching DVD's from the large selection available - we were all too tired to do any apres ski or go out - even the young ones!

Can't wait to go back and already planning next year's trip.

One further comment concerns my son who has a serious nut and peanut allergy (carries epi pens). I can't thank Fiona and her assistant Pauline enough for the trouble they took to make sure his meals were suitable. He is normally made to feel a nuisance when we tell people about this, but for the first time ever, he had his own nut free food if we were having something he was allergic to - normally he just goes without. The peace of mind that this gave is something that we rarely experience on holiday.

Final note - the large "library" upstairs is one of the best I've found on holiday - I'd come back just to read my way through this any time!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Just returned from a 4 day trip, 3 dads taking our kids away for a few days so we needed it to be easy and it was. Clean, spacious, exceptionally well equipped and homely. Everyone settled in quickly and found everything that we needed. Great hosts and location. If you like this area to ski then this place won't let you down, 3 mins drive from the gondola.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights over New Year and had a brilliant time. The chalet is in a great spot and our room was very comfortable with an amazing view. Nothing is too much trouble for Fiona and Chris who are the perfect hosts and made us feel very welcome and were always ready to recommend places to visit. Fiona's food was amazing and we had a delicious dinner en famille one night which was definately the best meal of the holiday. We had some great days skiing in Contamines. The hot tub at the end of the day which looks over the Alps was heaven. I can't recommend this place highly enough.

  • Stayed January 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We stayed here for four nights at the end of our holidays around France and what a lovely place it was. The room had a full ensuite with a bath which was very welcome, and was a good size with a balcony and fabulous views over the Alps. Fiona and Chris made us feel so welcome, even inviting us into their tv room to watch Olympics coverage with their family!

This is a fabulous base for a few days in the Alps; we particularly loved the nearby grill / restaurant which is within walking distance - we took the ski-lifts up into the mountains and swam, cycled, read and walked for many hours. All in all a great place for a summer break with outstanding hosts.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Four of us stayed here for 2 nights whilst on a week's walking holiday. To say we were spoilt rotten is an understatement! Fiona and Chris looked after us so well, we were really reluctant to leave! Our rooms were large, comfortable and spotlessly clean with tea making facilities and hair-driers. The food was fabulous with home made cake every afternoon and wine with dinner. Chris dropped us to the start of our walks each day and Fiona even washed some clothes for us! We definitely got the royal treatment and it's those extra little touches that make a holiday great! Definitely go here!

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 30, Chemin de la Chovettaz d_en Haut, 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Les Contamines-Montjoie
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Ranked #2 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Les Contamines-Montjoie
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Number of rooms: 6

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