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Residence Odalys L'Ecrin des Neiges

73450 Valmeinier France
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#11 of 11 hotels in Valmeinier
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Paid wifi
Hot tub
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
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Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Mountain View


Full view
62Somewhat walkable
Grade: 62 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Ben Furnival wrote a review Jan 2011
128 contributions56 helpful votes
Pretty basic and the apartments are small-ideal for a young family but 6 adults a bit of a squeeze. Communal areas not very attractive and reception only open for about 4 hours a day. That said, for the price, it's good value and the rooms have a dishwasher and hot water. The apartments are quiet and are only 2 mins walk from the main ski lift and the village 'square'. Valmeinier as a resort isn't particularly happening but the skiing is good, especially towards Valloire. Lots of parking too.
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Date of stay: December 2010
ValSkiStar wrote a review Apr 2010
Dublin5 contributions12 helpful votes
We stayed here for a week as part of a group of 6 families with teenage kids. Generally we found the apartments clean, comfortable and basic but fine. Luxurious co mpared to other places we have stayed in France. Positives: Lost of hot water, large baths (compared to others we have experienced!). All apts had balconies. Apartments varied in size and we'd recommend getting a larger apt if you intend to spend any time indoors. We have two teenage daughters and took a 2-bed which was OK but if going again would go for a 3 bed. Beds a bit on the hard side and they provided blankets, but duvets would have been nicer! Also no microwave, but did have dishwasher, otherwise kitchens basic and OK. Staff very nice and helpful. We arrived late (stuck in snow - make sure your snow chains fit!) and they had left apts open for us. Location super - right beside the lifts and small centre. Great spot for beginners/intermediates, nice green and blue runs and some reds. More adventrous ski-ers can go further afield to Valloire pretty easily. Lessons ealily arranged and good. ovely little nursery slope with free drag lift for beginners. Skis and ski shop is in this building, they are part of Skiset and do good deals on line. Staff there were very flexible too, eg swapped boards for skis, and replaced my lost pole without a problem. We got a very cheap rate as it was off season. We had fabulous snow and NO queuing at lifts so all in all great place for a late season holiday. Restaurants - La Glisse were really good to us, could not be nicer and managed our large group really well. But do NOT eat at the restaurant at the Hotel Club Les Carrettes where we had an awful experience - rude, bad service, and cold malfunctioning electric "hot rocks" on which the teens were supposed to be able to cook chicken.... recipe for salmonella. Horrible staff. Otherwise rop marks for Valmeinier!
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Date of stay: March 2010
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Trip type: Traveled with family
SkiBunny2008 wrote a review Mar 2009
Gloucestershire111 contributions33 helpful votes
Booked a late deal with Crystal, and have very few complains given that we only paid £147 each. Room for 6 people - room 1 had bunk beds and wardrobe, room two had two single beds and wardrobe, living room had single sofa bed / pull out bed. Seperate WC and bathroom. All rooms seemed to have a balcony or patio area, and there was a secure ski locker area with no extra charge / deposit for padlocks or keys etc. Basic but functional kitchen. Equipment included coffee perculator, loads of cutlery, pots and pans and a dish washer. Could have done with a microwave, but electric hob and mini oven were sufficient for a week's self catering. No room service. Great base for exploring the area, only about 50m stroll from lift. I booked ski hire on-line with Snow Brainer before travelling (buy 6 days and get 7th free) and got a good discount with Ski Set VI which is literally next door - very handy!! Not many english, but French were very friendly. Lovely bakery, small supermarkets, gift shops and a few resteraunts at Valmeinier 1800 - everything you need. So glad that we went ski guiding with Crystal because we got some great skiing in and managed to cover the whole area. The lift pass was pretty good value at $143 euros because there was plenty of groomed piste to explore, loads of off piste opportunities, speed check run and a couple of snow parks. We went to the Crystal organised fondue evening which was $20 each, at first we though it was a bit expensive, but turned out to be really good value. We had a gorgeous salad starter, cheese fondue with loads of bread and cooked meat selection, and the most tasty blueberry tart I have every tasted (and I am not a blueberry fan!!). The local wine is to die for and you really don't need to splash out because the house wines are scrummy. This resort isn't that well known and is a real gem, lets hope it stay that way!! Wouldn't hesitate to go back. TOP TIP - Try the local produce that the Savoir region has to offer - you will not be disappointed and the fondue is a must try. Take a laptop and some DVD's for cheap entertainment as the TV didn't work and expect it would only be local chanels. If I was being picky the only thing's I would complain about are that the bed wasn't at all comfortable and the transfer was a bit of a pain. We had to go to a coach station and change both ways. Neither of these issues were bad enough to ruin a great weeks skiing!!
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Date of stay: March 2009
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Residence Odalys L'Ecrin des Neiges
Which popular attractions are close to Residence Odalys L'Ecrin des Neiges?
Nearby attractions include Ski Area Valmeinier (0.2 miles) and La Fromagerie (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Residence Odalys L'Ecrin des Neiges?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a hot tub, internet access, and a heated pool.
Which room amenities are available at Residence Odalys L'Ecrin des Neiges?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a dishwasher.
Is parking available at Residence Odalys L'Ecrin des Neiges?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Residence Odalys L'Ecrin des Neiges?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Refuge des 3 Diables, Les Frangines, and L'Elan.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Residence Odalys L'Ecrin des Neiges?
Yes, guests have access to a heated pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Residence Odalys L'Ecrin des Neiges?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Residence Odalys L'Ecrin des Neiges have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Residence Odalys L'Ecrin des Neiges accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.