was going to stay here two years ago and didnt at my loss may i say , Mike and Anette were the perfect hosts ,the rooms were great and Anettes cooking was sublime great place, great food, great hosts, great location need i say more!!!
There are many superlatives I could use to described our stay at Villa Portillion, I will settle for Outstanding. The house and gardens are Outstanding. Our evening 4 course meals, Tour BBQ and breakfasts were Outstanding if not bordering on Michelin ☆ standards. And the hospitality shown thoughtout our stay was Outstanding. This was my first visit to Villa Portillion and Luchon I can say with certainty it WON'T be my last.
We stayed with Mike and Annette for a week of fabulous food and skiing! It was a real treat. They are superb hosts who are very generous with their time and energy. Mike knows the ski area like the back of his hand and is highly experienced and knowledgeable. We were kitted up and on the slopes shaking up the powder in no time. Meanwhile, back in the Villa, Annette was cooking up a storm. Fantastic cuisine - all freshly prepared and delicious. The Villa Portillon is a beautiful house in a brilliant location. Lovely views out over the snowy peaks from the top floor and plenty of hot water after a day of skiing. Comfy beds, warm and tranquil rooms. DVDs, music, books - everything is thoughtfully provided and contributes to making this a great place to stay. Thank you Annette and Mike! Luchon is a quaint village - easy to get to from Lourdes airport with plenty of restaurants. Plus, you have the hot cave thermae which is a great way to unwind after a tiring day on the slopes and you can get other treatments too. The Superbagnere skiing is great for a few days but there are other ski areas that deserve a visit and Mike was very helpful enabling us to do that..…
What a little gem we found. We received the warmest of welcomes from Mike and Annette. Mike took the pain out of the ski arrangements; ensuring we had English speaking instructors and taking us to our classes. It was specifically helpful when trying to get our daughters to their correct groups. The house is beautiful and situated right next to the Main Street of Luchon and few minutes walk from the cable cars. The only complaint I have is the few pounds I put on due to Annette's amazing food. Not only did we have a breakfast waiting every morning and afternoon tea when returning from skiing but she served a fabulous 3 course meal every evening. I can't rave enough about this wonderful place and the kind hospitality. Thanks Mike and Annette xx
Wonderful food - having a professionally qualified chef in Annette really shows. Mike and Annette were friendly, responsive, helpful and were evidently appreciative of our business. They went out of their way to accommodate the specific (and tricky) dietary requirements of our daughter. Rooms were very comfortable, beautifully presented and cleaned to the highest standards. You will leave feeling less like you have stayed in a Chambre d'Hotes and more like you have been a welcome guest in someone's home. And we cannot believe the quality for the price. Exceptional value.