Just returned from a fabulous week in Arcs 1950, which was made all the better by staying in this wonderful appartment. What makes it so good I hear you ask? Put simply, the owner, the location and the facilities.
Firstly, a special mention to the owner, Nadia, who could not have been more helpful from first contact to final instructions. We were made to feel that there her only concern was our enjoyment and pleasure of the holiday. She was super accommodating when it came to paying in local currency, and before the trip she sent through a highly detailed document outlining our stay, the facilities on offer, as well as a local area guide, including restaurants. Finally, when we had a very slight issue with bedding, after a short text I got an immediate reply and the extra bedding arrived 5 minutes after that....now that's what I call after-sales service! Remember, with any holiday rental there will always be a chance of issues, it's how they are dealt with that are important, and Nadia was superb!
The location is well worth mentioning, especially if you've never been to Les Arcs before. Arcs 1950 is the newest of the locations (Arcs 1600, 1800, and 2000 are the other 3), and it shows. Unlike 1800 and 2000 which are 1960's and 1970's monstrosities, Arcs 1950 is purpose built in a "chalet village" style, and benefits from looking great, having superb facilities and a great selection of restaurants and bars. OK, it's is more expensive than the other villages, but you are paying for a premium location, and for me it's great value. The appartment itself is on the top floor, so does require a bit of a schlep to get to, via 2 lifts, but the view is incredible, and of course there are no noisy neighbours on top of you. Being part of a Pierres & Vacances Premium building, you get access to the wifi, the pool, spa and you can also use any of the facilities in the other buildings in Arcs 1950, so you are spoilt for choice. There is also a ski lockup (with individual locked cabinets) which has direct access to the slopes for the full ski in/out experience.
Finally, the appartment itself is of a good size, with a good sized master bedroom with a very high ceiling (making it feel spacious) and comfortable beds. There is a large full sized bathroom, and a large living area. We even had a 15yo friend of my son's to stay for a few nights, and he had plenty of room in the lounge for a sleeping roll. The kitchenette is tiny, but surprisingly well equipped with a full 4 ring hob, fridge, and half size dishwasher. The dining table seats 6 comfortably. Nadia had kindly provided soaps, tablets and cleaning products as well as a fully stocked set of pans, plates, etc. enough for at least 8 people. Sadly we never used the fire place (it was glorious sunshine all week and rather warm!), but I can imagine it's a lovely thing to have during the colder months. There is an HD TV in both the lounge and bedroom, as well as a PS3 console, and DVD players. The TV even gets BBC and ITV channels, should you be missing your English TV too much!
Overall, I can't recommend this place and it's owner highly enough....you will not be disappointed and if we return to Les Arcs we wouldn't stay anywhere else!
Very nice, cosy, clean, apartment. Everything was very well arranged for us arriving late at night; even the bed and sofa bed were made up!
Owner provided lots of useful information. Not only about the apartment and building but also about nice restaurants etc.
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