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Hotel Les Grillons
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Talloires
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“Fantastic hotel, fantastic staff”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

Myself, my wife and 6 month old son spent the week here on holiday. Aurélie and her team couldn't have been more helpful, friendly and generally wonderful at looking after us and making us feel welcome and relaxed. The hotel itself is in a lovely location near the charming village of Talloires and a great base for either exploring Annecy and the Alps or just relaxing in the pool and jacuzzi.

The real surprise was the standard of the food. Sebastian is a fantastic chef and every evening was a real treat with a four course meal of the highest quality.

We have had a great time and will definitely be back.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

Without question the best value for money I have ever experienced in all my European travels, primarily the result of the helpful and friendly multilingual staff, the excellent dining room and the superb young manager who seems to be everywhere all day long ensuring that her guests are being well taken care of. The location is perfect for a relaxing few days. A fifteen minute walk along the beautiful Lake Annecy shore to the pleasant little village of Talloires and a fifteen minute drive to the picturesque town of Annecy. You can even catch the lake ferry at Talloires , spend a few hours in Annecy, then catch the ferry back around the lake later in the day in time for a glass of wine or two before dinner.

And dinner is not to be missed; nor is breakfast for that matter, which goes well beyond the traditional French baguette or croissant. We ate dinner in the hotel each of the three evenings we were at Les Grillons. There is always a choice of several creative and excellent starters, cheeses and deserts. A single main course selection is offered each night, but, if it isn’t something you like, let them know and they will make you something you will like!! The first evening we had veal, beef on the second and lake perch the third; each beautifully presented and of excellent quality and flavor. Check the website for the menu and prepare to be pleasantly surprised; you could easily pay double at a hotel with one more star. Les Grillons has a large comfortable lounge and bar and a nice selection of local wines at reasonable prices.

In a couple of ways, Les Grillon is a work in process and management is clearly upgrading the facilities as time and funds permit. There is a beautiful swimming pool with excellent new furniture both there and in the gardens. Our large room with a balcony overlooked the lake and pool and had a superb view of the mountains. Furnishings were mixed. We had a very comfortable king-sized bed and modern flat screen TV, plenty of closet and storage space, but only a couple of wooden chairs. Also, the bathroom and separate toilet were rather cramped.

But to be honest, we loved our stay at Les Grillons; relaxing, comfortable, on beautiful Lake Annecy, surrounded by mountains, convenient to Annecy, Geneva and Chamonix, excellent food, great prices, and a wonderful staff. Now beat that!!!

Room Tip: Get a large room overlooking the lake. There as some smaller rooms at the back that you wouldn't...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

We have just returned from this lovely Hotel. We had a lovely room with beautiful views of the lake and mountains. The Hotel, food, and the staff was all outstanding. we could not fault the place atall. Very sad to leave this beautiful hotel and the beautiful area. Thank you so much to all the staff for making our holiday amazing.

Paul and jude Spencer-White
Gloucester
England

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Clevedon
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

Group of 4 travelling with Travel Editions May/June 2012. Lovely location, great hotel, very attentive friendly staff, imaginative menu, all this helped by warm sunny weather, made a wonderful 6 days.

Room Tip: We had rooms with balcony overlooking swimming pool, lake and mountains, what could be better.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

beautiful scenery fabulous hotel excellent food and staff who couldnt have been more helpful location was perfect the rooms were lovely clean and modern breakfast and dinner was great would recommend this hotel to anyone. thank you so much staff for making this trip memorable from Jim and Anne june 2012

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

Booked this holiday with Inghams as we were travelling with our disabled daughter and thought the airport transfers would make life easier. Certainly the taxi awaiting us with the pleasant and helpful Cristian driving gave us a smooth start to our holiday. Arrived at Hotel Le Grillon at around 11pm so were amazed and delighted to find a gormet meal laid out ready for us in our room. This standard of helpfulness pervaded our whole stay. The meals were of a very high standars, as was the service. Great attention to detail without being stuffy. We have travelled widely with our daughter, but never before has a waiter offered to cut up her meal for us in the kitcher, so that we could all enjoy our meals hot. A thoughtful and considerate touch which was so typical of Le Grillon going that step further to ensure your holiday is special. The scenery is stunning. Out of season boats and buses are infrequent but regular, so trips require a bit of forward planning, but we used both forms of transport each day and all worked well. The work into Tailloire follows the Lake and was manageable even for our disabled daughter.Annecy is a beautiful city, well worth visiting-I can see why previous contributors likened it to Bruge. Altogether a reaxing and memorable holiday-we intend to return! Thanks to all the staff and special love from Louise X

Room Tip: Definitely need a lake view-stunning. A balcony was great too-worth the extra charge.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

We have just returned from a 10 day stay at the Hotel Les Grillons and would like to share with others the wonderful experience we have had. We went as a party of three, requesting a double room for my partner and I and a single room for my 81 year old mother. Firstly, I would like to comment on the fabulous room allocated to my mother, it was huge with a very large double bed and room for a desk, small table and 2 comfortable chairs. Whilst the room did not have a lake view, it did have an extrememly pleasant outlook, overlooking the hillside.In our experience this is very unusual and in the past my mother is usually offered a room that resembles a broom cupboard!
Our room was also very large with a huge comfrtable kingsized bed. The linen is crisp and white and the towels soft and fluffy. We had a magnificant view of the surrounding mountains and lake.
The staff are very friendly and speak English very well, they couldn't do enough to make our stay pleasurable.
The weather was exceptional during our stay and as a result we used the pool a great deal. The pool is located in a perfect setting with comfortable sunbeds.
Our package included evening meals and we cannot praise the quality of the food and dining experience enough.
There is bus service to Annecy with a bus stop virtually opposite the hotel in addition to a more relaxing boat trip around the lake to Annecy. We had to take the boat from the next village (about 30 inute walk from the hotel) but I understand that the boat stops at Angon during peak season (about 5 minutes from the hotel).
To sum up we thoroughly enjoyed the experience of staying at Les Grillons and would not hesitate to recommend to others.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Les Grillons
Address: 1199 Route d Angon, 74290 Talloires, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Talloires
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Talloires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Les Grillons 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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