Ok, first the good things. The waiters and waitresses are great, cheerful and pleasant, the service is good. The hotel is very well located, right on the main street.
Right, now to contradict the previous reviewers.
The food is the worst I've experienced on a ski holiday, dire. It did seem to pick up later in the week but it really is not good, it is edible but you will not look forward to it after a hard day skiing. It is definitely made to a budget.
Breakfast is basic, really basic, but is OK.
The rooms are really really basic, some rooms are tiny, others have no en-suite and others are on the stairways so I imagine get all of the noise of people coming and going. Ski hotels often are basic, but this one takes it to a new level. One reviewer said that the bedrooms are dated, the bedrooms would have been dated in the 70's and I don't think that they have been done since.
This all said you have to remember that the price is good and in this part of the world your money does not go very far at all.
Someone said that there are plenty of bars, there are but you must remember that this is a very quiet resort, if you want a quiet drink you are in the right place, if you want lively fun you are in the wrong resort. What this does mean is that the ski area even at peak times is not really busy, the skiing here is the best I've ever seen, really big wide reds and fun blacks. It is an intermediate to good skier place, blue runs are rare and they are not very interesting. The standard peoples skiing here is high (not many beginners or people stuck at the top of difficult slopes with wobbly knees!) and I'd say that the age range of skiers is at the top end, there are not many young people around, again this reflects the lack of nightlife.
So in summary, the skiing here is excellent, be prepared to make your own entertainment, if quantity of food is more important than quality you might be ok at this hotel.
I came with a bunch of male friends, i wouldn't come back with mates but may definitely be back with couples or when my children are bigger (and more able to handle the runs). Either way I wouldn't stay at this hotel, you can forgive everything but not the food.
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