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Les Arcs 2000
Ranked #13 of 17 Hotels in Les Arcs
Reviewed February 17, 2012

Stayed at Inghams Chalet de L'Arc for 1 cold (-21c) week,albiet sunny. Inghams chalet staff great and food ample to good. Inghams final transfer to Champery pathetic-left too little time-inghams obviously not aware regular traffic jams at weekends, exacerbated at half term weekends and coach drivers have limited hours before a break-would have missed plane if it hadn't been 45 minutes late arriving!
As usual French apartment was tiny with inadequate storage for clothes. no washing line over bath and no radiator-just unregulated warm air, minute ski boot room and ski storage and uncomfortable setteees, plus no external sign on chalet with chalet name-confusing on day 1.
Les ARC and easily reached La PLAGNE resorts are great for skiing but most of the chair lifts have no perspex bubbles to keep the wind off and the mina gondala's have those stupid inward sloping narrow seats that afford no relaxation.
In summary great skiing,poor lifts but possibly try different accomodation.

Room Tip: Try arc 1950
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

With the family we were residing in the Chalet de l'Ours in Les Arcs 2000. The chalet is fine, but finishing is not always topclass (some walls had holes in it so you could hear very clearly what was said in the room next door in our Chalet). Not a very big problem if you are one family, but could be better.
The hosting was done by Ski France, by 2 guys named Joe Snowdon and Andrew Mowat. The organisation and hosting of Ski France and those 2 guys was really topclass. Very professional, very friendly, excellent cooking (all freshly made, even the cakes were baked with fresh ingredients, whereas they could have simplified there life a lot by not doing this and simply buy a cake in a supermarket). When something was missing or when we had a special request, they immediately tried to find solutions. They were always ready to help and were not intrusive at all. They really spoiled us the whole week.

Great and stressless week thanks to Ski France! Really to be recommended!

Room Tip: Book directly through Ski France (http://ski-france.com)
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 14, 2011

Very luxurious self catering Pierre & Vacances accommodation with excellent, professional, friendly and efficient staff. Very generous breakfast and easy check in/out. Harry's Bar opposite is managed by a sweet voiced Scotsman and is great for a bit of karaoke. 1950 is the real gem within this great resort and the accommodation was superb value for money. Highly recommended, I really hope we make it back again next year!!

Room Tip: They all looked great but 65 had very easy access and was right next door to the pool and health clu...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 26, 2011

The only disappointment I had with this accomodation was in the descripton. To me a chalet is a detached building not an apartment in an enormous complex. However, having got past that initial upset I was more than satisfied with our stay.
The hotel was comfortable and the staff were welcoming and attentive. Any request was dealt with quickly and efficiently without any sign that this was just a bit of a bother.
The chalet was clean and remained so throughout our holiday. The food was good and the portions ample. There seemed to be no limit on the quantity of wine that was made available.
The chalet is located in an ideal situation. A short step from the ski shop, the slopes and the pub (although the centre was at a different level accessed through another complex)!
I should be happy to reccomend Alpine Elements and the chalet Ermine to anyone (always remembering that Les Arcs is a modern complex with no quaint buildings).

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2011

We stayed in the first week of March at Chalet Ermine, part of the Chalet Altitude complex with Alpine Elements and I have to say I don't understand some of the terrible reviews I have read about the company. Having read these before we went, I was naturally concerned and contacted Alpine Elements directly. They emailed me back a more than reassuring response, alleviating the majority of my fears.

The chalet itself is pretty typical, relatively large dining/living area with a balcony and rooms leading off from there. Chalet Ermine caters for 10 people. We were lucky and had the largest room in the chalet (double with ensuite) but some of the other rooms were pretty tiny, however, I think this is quite usual on skiing holidays and doesn't really pose a problem for me. The biggest issue I had about the accommodation was the noise, not from outside of the chalet, in fact I don't think I heard a peep from anyone outside of our chalet, but there is no noise protection between the bedrooms and the living area meaning I was awake until the last person went to bed and woke up when the chalet host came in to do breakfast. Definitely need earplugs!

The food itself was of a high standard I thought, quite homely and just what you need after a day on the slopes. The service from the Alpine Elements team was great. They made you feel a part of the club, from the daily visits by Bobby or Rob in the morning, to the general banter with the chalet host Becca, to the arranged social activities such as the pub quiz and bar crawl. They were all friendly and helpful.

the location was great, just a stumble out of the door and your on the slopes. Naturally the resort is pretty expensive, as is 1950. For more competitive rates on food and drinks, you need to head down to 1800 where there seems to be more competition, however, it is rather ugly! 1950 is a very pretty little village and easy to get to from 2000 by just using the gondola which is free and open til quite late at night. Yes its not a typically quaint little french ski village, but the main reason we chose 2000 was due to its altitude, particularly after the lack of snow in Jan/Feb this year. It is built specifically for skiing/boarding and this shows in the ease of getting on and off the slopes.

We only used the pool and the sauna in the hotel a couple of times during our stay.. the first time it was full of crazy kids all bombing and screaming.. not the most relaxing experience. the second time however we came back early from skiing and had the place completely to ourselves. They need to sort the sauna out though as this doesn't seem to go above 75degrees which is no where near hot enough for a sauna. Doesn't help when people are constantly going in and out either!

All in all, as a seasoned skier I thouroughly enjoyed Les Arcs and my partner who was previously a beginner, absolutely loved his first week. We would definitely recommend Alpine Elements and Chalet Ermine. I think that the peope writing such terrible reviews really need to lighten up a bit and get out and enjoy the skiing a bit more!!

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 7, 2011

Do not get into your mind the image quaint alpine village; this is a large soulless resort with rooms that are tiny, dark and dingy. On arriving two of the couples were placed in rooms with bad sanitation but were later moved to a different chalet altogether while the ones that remained were left to suffer in silence with the bad smell. You are treated like naughty students from the second you arrive and are only given one card key per couple for the chalet area with a €5 deposit (rooms do not lock even though you could be sharing with complete strangers) You are only allowed to help yourself to a glass of wine once the starter plates touch the table and the wine is swiftly removed on your last mouthful of desert! The Chalet staff were lovely and tried the best with what they had but you could tell that there was skimping and saving when it came to good food ingredients, overall the food was average. The swimming pool is not in the chalet but through the garage...I never found it.. I will not be going back even with a 100% discount!

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 27, 2009

My review is of the Chalet Matterhorn in the Chalet Altitude Complex in Arc 2000.

The Chalet Altitude is a large complex made up of individual apartments and chalets. We stayed in the Matterhorn room which slept 10 people. We booked through Iglu Ski and Ski France was the tour operator. We paid £279 per person for a 4 star deluxe chalet, including hot cooked daily breakfasts, afternoon homemade cakes and a 4 course evening meal with wine. This also included flights and transfers. Bearing in mind the poor exchange rate at the moment and how costly it is to eat and drink in resort, this holiday was a great bargain. I believe the other couples in the chalet also got a cheap deal or a buy one get one free deal with Iglu, and all guests seemed very happy with what they had paid, BUT we all agreed that we would have been very dissappointed had we paid the full price for the holiday.
This complex is not 4 star deluxe. OK it has a pool and sauna but these were closed/broken on some nights. The bedrooms are very nicely finished but the pillows were hardly worth putting on the bed they were so thin and our heating was broken (which was never fixed for the duration of our holiday) The room was never comfortable after a cold days' skiing, getting out of the shower or in bed at night. Even the living area was quite cold so everyone wore jumpers to dinner and sat watching TV wrapped up in blankets. There was only enough wood for a fire on one evening. The other problem is the 'The Crazy Fox' pub, right below this chalet which has very loud music blaring out until 2am - so a good nights' sleep is impossible without earplugs. They even have speakers outside the bar and even when the pub was empty the music still blasted out to itself. The food was cooked by two 19 year old lads, who were always very friendly and they always seemed to do a good job with the supplies they were given. Compared to other lesser stared chalets I have stayed in, there did seem to be quite small servings for breakfast and dinner.
The reception area was clean and had a nice cosy feel to it but again just too cold to sit and relax. The ski lockers seemed secure with a pass to swipe to get into the room and again to get into the individual locker. But they are very small and dark so trying to fit everyones equipment in was quite difficult, infact our chalet wasn't full and we still struggled to get everything in. Everyone in the chalet took their boots up to the room (even though this wasn't allowed) beacause of the lack of space in the locker.
The possition of the complex is a bonus. You are very close to the ski area, with just a couple of minutes walk to a short button lift taking you up to the slopes (right to the top station of the Cabriolet lift) or alternatively you can get the lift up in the hotel across the street and then ski down to the same place.
The are a few bars and restaurants along the same road as the complex and you can also access the higher part of 2000 for more choice. Alternativley the Cabriolet lift takes you into 1950 which is much prettier and it is well worth going into 'East' restaurant on your night off for an all you can eat starters, main and desert, Indian/Chinese buffet - the food is wonderful! and the price (25Euro per adult/9Euro per child) compared to other retsaurants in the resort is well worth it. The Cabriolet lift while we were there did only run until 8pm but the bus service runs until roughly 9:40pm and infact the walk back to 2000 up the ski slope wasn't at all bad and only took about 15-20 mins.
All in all good value for what we paid but expect to be disappointed if you pay more.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with family
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Address: Abeille Agence Arcadienne | Les Arcs, 73700 Les Arcs, Bourg Saint Maurice, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Savoie > Bourg Saint Maurice > Les Arcs
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Ranked #13 of 17 Hotels in Les Arcs
Number of rooms: 299
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the foot of the slopes, the Club Med Village is the highest of the Arcs, at an altitude of 2000 metres. There's a dynamic atmosphere that encourages sports fans to give free rein to all the delights of skimming over the snow. At Arcs Extrême, teens have a new Club Med Passworld® centre designed especially for them. Comfortably installed on their yeti pouffes, surrounded by a décor of glittering snowscapes and mirrors, they can hang out together and discuss. ... more   less 
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