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Review of UCPA Val D' Isere

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UCPA Val D' Isere
Ranked #7 of 18 Val d'Isere B&B and Inns
Lisbon
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“loved it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2012

I´ve stayed in a couple of UCPA´s, and the ratio price / quality is really good.

I got a 3 bed room which was really small, and the heater wasn´t working in the best of conditions, but all the atmosphere and quality of the food made the staying worth it.

It´s a 5 minute walk to the lifts, and it´s got a bus stop just around the corner.

The slopes are amazing (best on the Tignes side).

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2012

Excellent centre, great atmosphere, and got to meet lovely people.

pros

Cheap
Friendly
All inclusive lessons which are worth it, you can switch throughout to make sure you benefit from
Very sociable but largely in the centre as opposed to town

Cons
Rooms are very basic, as you would expect for 600euros all inclusive, but can be noisy depending on your roommates.
Food was ok, but no good if you have specific intolerances
Security - only given a room locker and
lots of stuff went missing whilst downstairs in my week there. Code on doors largely ineffective as all left open all the time.

I would use again for the skiing and instruction but would not take valuables, and plan to eat out once our twice for variety.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank franspencer1
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2011

After one of the best Geneva transfer journeys through Annecy arrived at the ucpa in val d'isere with no expectations, the food was great and staff extremely welcoming with no lengthy treks to ski shops to hire stuff as it is all on site at no extra cost. The bar has a voucher system but that is easy enough. Short walk (3 min) to town and sollaise lifts. Booked with action-outdoors who directed me to the transfer busses and informed me about a snow express for the. Next time I book up.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Simon W
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2011

I went with Action Outdoors, with 10 other friends. We're all young professionals/students so it definitely appealed to our price range. There are so many things going for the hostel:

+ the atmosphere is great, everyone (regardless of nationality) is like-minded and friendly
+ the food is FANTASTIC, three course evening meal everyday (plus packed lunch - if you want it)
+ the rooms are spartan, but clean and were perfect for meeting new people
+ location is a short, short walk to the lifts.

Skis and lessons:

+Ski lessons are unbelievably cheap, so is the lift pass, get some lessons if you can. There are plenty of opportunities to have powder lessons, not just the standard parallel turns and slalom - higher level lessons are available!
- My skis weren't very sharp to begin with, but I got them changed easily.


I paid <£600 for essentially an all inclusive trip. BARGAIN! Would def do again. This is a format that works and has been clearly been honed to a tee.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank 390anon390
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2011

I spent a week at UCPA Val d'Isere last January. Location is perfect, ski-in ski-out and 5 minutes walk to the village of Val d'Isere. The slopes are brilliant and the UCPA give you a lift pass for both Tignes and Val d'Isere. Accommodation is basic but comfortable and there's lots of tasty fresh food on offer. Ski hire equipment is of good quality and repair. The only downside is that the resort has very few cosy areas to congregate with friends after dinner - a handful of table and chairs, and definitely nowhere near enough, if you are planning a quiet night in. The upside is the Val d'Isere nightlife is legendary and deserves its reputation, so you will never be short of a great bar to spend the evenings.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank emmak629
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Additional Information about UCPA Val D' Isere

Property: UCPA Val D' Isere
Address: Imm le Makalu rue des Lessieres BP 124 Ucpa | Rue Nicolas Bazile, 73151 Val d'Isere, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Savoie > Val d'Isere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Val d'Isere
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The UCPA center of Val d' Isère is classified comfort comfort quality label 1. This corresponds to a center of basic facilities. Ski in one of the most beautiful ski areas of the world, this unique site offers exceptional snow conditions throughout the season. Discover a warm and friendly center at the gates of the Vanoise National Park. At 50 meters from the slopes and 100 meters from the village , accommodation with 250 spaces spread over 3 floors and rooms of 3 to 8 people with shared showers and toilets in blocks of rooms. During the school holidays the center also welcomes young 16/17 formula in Independence ... more   less 
Also Known As:
UCPA Val D' Isere France/Savoie

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