We have stayed at the Cygnaski for years (over 20) with Mark Warner. The format remains more or less the same and the Mark Warner organisation is generally excellent. If we have ever had a problem with the accomodation, it has been sorted out promptly. This season and the last the Cygnaski was managed extremely well. The Manageress runs the Cygnaski like clock work and great management likes this makes all the difference, because basically the accomodation doesn't change much over the years, but the stay can be good or 'so-so' depending on who runs it and how they manage the staff. Of course, the standard of the Chef and catering team is also very important. This season, the catering was excellent. Great choices at dinner and the restaurant itself was well organised. Breakfast and afternoon tea are fantastic, with so much choice. I don't know how anyone can complain about the food and quality of the accomodation! If you want 5 star rooms and 'fine dining' then pay the appropriate price and stay in a top notch hotel. Don't be put off that the Cygnaski is not on the slopes and you can't ski in/ski out. This is rare in Val d'Isere anyway. The bus stop is just a few steps away from the hotel and the buses are very frequent. A criticism of the chalet hotel is the ski room. It is badly set out. These days skis are much shorter and the 'slots' to put them in don't take this into account, so skis tip over and get muddled. The combination lock to the ski room is dodgy and difficult to operate, so people leave it open, for anyone to come along and nick your brand new skis! Take a ski lock of your own for extra security. The ski room is a pain! Overall the accomodation and holiday with Mark Warner is pretty good value for money, and some of the rooms have been refurbished.
- Also Known As:
- ChaletHotel Cygnaski France/Savoie