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“Brilliant week, great location, fantastic staff”
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Cascades
Ranked #2 of 12 Courchevel B&B and Inns
Fillongley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Brilliant week, great location, fantastic staff”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

My husband and I and our two boys (9 and 11) were in Chalet Cascades 17th-24th February. We chose valley facing rooms on the third floor, which were fab- what a beautiful view- bigger than most we've had on skiing holidays, seemed newly refurbed, and even though we were next to the lift, very quiet. Even the very noisy family who played loud games in the 3rd floor lounge (which was a great place to chill) didn't disturb us! Really warm hotel, hot water at all times, ski shop next door, bus stop to 1850 just outside entrance, access to escalator to 1650 slopes opposite, nearby bars and restaurants, convenient Spar shop for packed luch essentials .....
My husband would have liked more pegs in the boot room, but this is a very minor point. The boot room itself was aired and warm, allowing us dry boots in the morning. The food and wine was great- kids high tea good standard, and the chef very accomodating with my picky youngest son.
However the thing that crowned the holiday was the fantastic team who worked there- Clem, as manager, didn't miss a trick, and kept an eye on everything without ever being intrusive. There was a very friendly feel to the week, where the staff greeted you every night in the dining room, chef announced his menu, and set the scene for a lovely meal.
Dan and James met us off the bus, carried our bags, settled us in, made us so welcome, felt like we had known them forever- then carried our bags back out again a week later as my husband's ski injury had incapacitated him! Would highly recommend this chalet, and the team were just fantastic- the best ever. We will definitely be back.

Room Tip: Valley facing rooms have great view, 3rd floor have mezzanine level rooms with third bed (useful for...
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2013

My wife and I have just returned from a week at Cascades. We had already booked to stay this Christmas before our trip - and we were not disappointed.

Ski holidays are all about compromises. We have stayed in 5 star catered chalets but then compromised on location. Cascades is not 5 star - but it it very clean,comfy, and excellent value for money. It's greatest assets, however, are the Ski Total staff and the location, both of which were outstanding.

I have no hesitation in recommending Cascades, Ski Total. and Courchevel 1650. There is more to do in the resort than you will ever have time to do in a week.

  • Stayed February 2013
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UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Just returned from a week in Chalet Cascades in Courcheval 1650 with Ski Total. It was just excellent. I cant thank the staff enough. The rooms were great, really good size, quiet and we had a fantastic view of the valley from our balcony.

Meals were good standard, wine was surprisingly quafable and the chalet team couldn't have been more attentive. Location is excellent, just opposite the escalators for the lift system and next door to some of the best bars. Even so, it was surprisingly quiet inside.

We had two children with us aged 9 and 10 and they loved it. They especilliy liked having their meal at 5.30 on their own without any boring adults, then snuck up to the lounge on the thuird floor for the rest of the evening.

There were very few negative points and anything we raised with the staff was delat with immediately. The lift is a bit slow and there is a desparate lack of hanging pegs in the rooms and bathrooms.

Recommendations: ESF was not a good choice for our kids as the "English Speaking Instructors" is something of an exageration. We tried New generation for a private lesson and the kids really enjoyed it. They also have a great "boot lab" that fixed my aged Salomon boots for £5 when the ski shop told me to throw them in the bin. Thaks guys.

The Wild Bar next to the Signal lift has Illy coffee, which is just the best.

All in all, a magical trip and many thanks to Clem and his team at Ski Total.

Room Tip: we had 101 and 104 and they were both good, but 100 and 101 are close to the lift and stairs.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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southampton
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Just got back from our best ever ski holiday staying at the Chalet Cascades in 1650
Everything about our holiday was 1st class thanks to the staff managed by Clem & Stuart nothing was too much for them.
The food was amazing Dave the head chef would come out each evening to tell us what we were having.
The chalet was just across the road from the escalator leading up to the lifts and was very comfortable and smart in appearance
All in all a great experience thank you to all the staff
We are definitely going back next year

Room Tip: Room 103 & 203 have a large bath & shower fab to relax in after a great day on the slopes
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We had a fantastic week at Cascades in January. The standard of accomodation was far better than we expected for such a reasonably priced holiday. The views down the valley from the dining room and back bedrooms are spectacular. The sutation is excellent for skiing as you only have to cross the road and an escalator takes you up to the main lift out of 1650. A lovely blue piste home is perfect for tired legs. The food was delicious and plentiful. Finally, the icing on the cake were the staff; this young team, well led by manager Clem, bubbled with enthusiasm and smiled all the time. They always found time to stop and ask about your day however busy they were. If you have not booked your skiing yet and like te atmosphere of a chalet hotel you could not do better.

Room Tip: We had a 3 bed suite on the back which was spacious and quiet with views down the valley.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2013

I've been lucky enough to stay all over the Alps, from bunk self cater to luxury chalets, Chalet Cascades ticks all the right boxes. If you want friendly professional service from excellent chalet staff, first class three course meals, comfy sofas, great views and good coffee...(the complementary wine is pretty damn good too ;-) then you are looking at the right place.

If you want bone china, velvet slippers & silver spoon - you'd best look at Eastbourne!

Thank you Clem, James, Dan, Izzy, India, Brody, Emma, Jamie, Stu, chef...and anyone else who helped this to be a memorable stay.

We'd come back.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front are smaller - but still very nice.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Just got back from a fabulous week in Courcheval 1650. Stayed at Cascades which has had a complete overhaul and is great. It has superb views over the valley, sadly our room was at the front of the hotel so did get a little bit of noise from the street but it didn't spoil our holiday, just be aware of this when booking. Rooms at back are quieter and have the great views. Staff were fantastic and couldn't do enough to help, they were all extremely polite, friendly and efficient. Rooms were basic but clean and comfy, what more do you need when out skiing all day??!! Food was brilliant, well cooked and presented nicely. Would highly recommend this chalet.

Room Tip: Make sure you pick a room at the back of the hotel, they have great views and are quieter.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Cascades

Property: Cascades
Address: Rue de l'Aguille de Fruit, 1650, Courchevel, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Savoie > Courchevel
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Courchevel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the very centre of Courchevel 1650, with the main gondola just across the street and convenient for all the resort’s amenities, the Cascades has been extensively refurbished over recent seasons, and this winter sees the addition of a brand new lounge on the top floor, together with five new valley-facing bedrooms. ... more   less 
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Cascades Hotel Courchevel

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