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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Saint Jean d'Aulps, Portes du Soleil, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

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JVcouple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great stay with a group”
Reviewed February 25, 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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We stayed in January in Chalet Beinn as part of a group. We were staying for a shorter time than rest of group who arrived before us. We used Skiidy Gonzales bus transfer to get to the chalet and were really impressed with the door to door service (also note there is 10% discount for Skiidy on Chalet Beinn’s website). We arrived to the chalet and felt at home immediately (due in no small part to the roaring fire the rest of our party had going!). The kitchen/dining/sitting room area felt so cosy and was bright, warm and welcoming. Our room was upstairs and we were pleasantly surprised with the en-suite and the large double bed. This was one of the beds that is joined in middle but unlike other places we’ve stayed before there was no gap in the bed and a very comfortable nights sleep was had. Our en suite had a shower but had we wanted to use it, one of the rooms had a bath in their en suite. The kitchen was very well equipped and had a great gas cooker/electric oven as well as toaster, microwave, dishwasher etc. There was more than enough cutlery, glasses, plates etc for everyone (group of 10). The bar was a lovely touch too and the separate fridge in this area was very handy for beer etc so meant the fridge-freezer in the kitchen could be used for just foodstuffs. Although the full group of 10 adults used all 5 bedrooms in the chalet, it never felt crowed as each room has its own en-suite & there are a few different living spaces to use. There are plenty of books, board games & DVDs if you need a break from the skiing, but we mostly used the large table to socialise around. Other handy facilities were the wi-fi, desktop PC & separate ski locker. Looking our the balcony you also have a good view of the slopes so can judge the weather ahead of you for the day.
As we had no car we relied on public transport to a degree and the chalet was very handy in this regard too – just a 3 minute walk to the bus stop that is near the Abbey (note the bus stop is about 200 yards further on from main abbey entrance). The buses stopped here on average every hour and a half (and were always on time) and took you into Morzine for just 2 euro (a mulitpass of sorts can be got at tourist office that gives discount if you buy multiple tickets). There was another bus that went from tourist office St Jean D’Aulps (5-10 minute walk) but we tended to take the bus that was closer. There are a few restaurant and bar options (all very good) and there is bakery, mini Carrefour etc so you can get pretty much all you want in the village itself. There is a larger Carrefour just a few minutes further on from St Jean D’Aulps as you go towards Morzine.
You can get your skis delivered and collected directly from chalet with doorstep skis and again we availed of this service. They were a little slow in arriving but the service was very good overall.
All in all we found the Chalet more than met our needs and one could feel immediately comfortable there. We are planning a trip back there again next year. We will probably use a car then as while it is more than manageable with public transport, it is easier with skis to have a car.

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Liked best: Cosy overall feel
Liked least: Not applicable
Traveling group: Large Group
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Ali T
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“Second stay, just as good as I remembered”
Reviewed January 31, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

First stayed at Chalet Beinn over Christmas 2011, and was very impressed with both the location and the quality of the accomodation.
Christmas ski holidays can be difficult to organise for a large group, but the owner made it a very smooth and simple process from enquiry through booking, and was also willing to answer any questions we had before travelling. Owner was able to offer recommendations for reliable transfer companies, ski hire locations etc which is very useful for anyone who hasn't been to the area before.
The chalet had been decorated for christmas with a tree, and for self catering groups the kitchen had everything needed to cook large christmas meal for big group.

Returning this year was an easy decision after such a good holiday the first time.
The chalet is perfect for a large group; clean with all the comforts of home, rooms are all en suite and can be set up as twin or doubles, never any problems over sufficient hot water at the end of a day on the slopes, the large open dining area has plenty of space for eating and socialising, convenient for ski bus should you not have your own transport, television area for relaxing, ski locker to keep all equipment safe and out the road.

St Jean D'Auld itself is a lovely town, with options for eating out and shops for buying in food/drink. There is a ski area very close to the town, and easy access to the larger Porte Du Soleil region through a short bus/drive to Morzine. The region is suitable for all standards of ski and snowboarding, with plenty of variety.

Would highly recommend this rental.

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Liked best: Large open dining area with wood fire
Liked least: Leaving at the end of the holiday
Traveling group: Friends
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Reviewed September 3, 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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Liked best: Communication with owner; open plan living area in the chalet
Liked least: The smell of tartiflette in some of the restaurants....
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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