Champs Avalin is a very basic hotel, more like a typical small french catered apartment block but without the small kitchens in the room, just beds. Most of the comments made on here are pretty on the mark.
The bar is too small, the canapes and pre dinner drinks also too cheap and small to bother with really. The food was in general good, and the service also.
Afternoon tea coffee and cakes were very nice.
No TV in room and no communal one either.
Detrimental points - WiFi - only worked in bar or restaurant.
Plastic glasses in the bar because all the glass ones had been smased the week before (buy some more then!)
Bar too small and in two halfs - (knockj out the wall)
Afternoon Tea finished at 5, which is only just after the lifts shut, and later in the season would be much too early (we went in January)
It is in a good position at the botton of OK Run and allows a stop at the very lively Folly Douce if you are so inclined (at the top of the run)
When we were there it was full of mainly all lad groups, not neccessarily a bad thing if thats OK with you but I can imagine it wouldnt go down all that well with everyone.
Plus points - Good price value for money, the staff pub crawl on Tuesday (although Wednesday was heavy going!), well organised.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In common with the rest of Val d’Isère’s La Daille area, the hotel might not win any awards for the cutest or prettiest exterior in the Alps, but as with all properties, it is the location that really counts! And that’s where the Champs Avalins really scores. You can ski back to within just 50m of the hotel, and each morning you have a choice of lifts right on hand to whisk you up the mountain. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Champs Avalins
- Champs Avalins Hotel France/Savoie