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Review of La Portette

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5.0 of 5 stars
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Beautiful, spacious living room
La Portette
Home made tarts to delight.
It's snowing outside......
... but it's cosy inside.
Romantic four poster bed in this huge suite in the oldest part of the house
Romantic four-poster bed
There are 4 big sofas in the large living room; sink into them and relax
Roche de Mio, one of the high points of La Plagne.
Snuggle up around the log fire in the living room with a glass of wine
View from the balcony: Mont Blanc at sunset
Wisteria outside the family suite in spring
Powderfield above Montchavin
Bright and friendly twin room. All our bedrooms have stocked bookshelves
Fairy-tale wooden beds
Curtained savoyard wooden beds - kids love them
Double bedroom with wooden four poster bed and traditional wooden walls
Double bedroom with amazing views of Mont Blanc
Small double bedroom with beamed ceiling in the old part of the house
Montorlin from above, walking home via the footpath through the trees
The living room has 2 grouped seating areas: this one faces the TV, DVD player and gamestation
The dining room is down 5 steps from the living area, with huge windows looking out at amazing views
Part of the large living room. with sofas grouped around the log fire
The balcony in summer is a great place to chill
Armchairs in the family suite
Mont Blanc
North Face of the Bellecote
Sunset over the Alps
Les Arcs
Traditional Christmas
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Chalet -
6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Montchavin, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

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Zoe111
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect place to stay - can't wait to go back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

My partner and I stayed in this chalet for a week at the end of the 2012-2013 ski season, and had a fantastic time. The chalet is located in Montorlin, a traditional farming village, which is a far cry from some of the ugly ski villages up in Les Arcs or La Plagne. We loved the comfortable style of the place, with big sofas, free wifi, a massive library of books, DVDs and music, and stunning views from the balcony down into the valley. Liza and Andy made us feel very much at home, and went out of their way to help us out - nothing was too much trouble. The food was also excellent. All in all, it was a wonderful week, and I can't wait to go back!

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5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The excellent service and relaxed, homely atmosphere
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Faye M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“A great way to start the New Year, staying at La Portette and Skiing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

Just wanted to share our experience of La Portette. I found Chalet via the Alistair Sawday guide and everything that was mentioned in the book was true and more.
Liza was extremely helpful with all the bookings, dates, and managing to fit our friends in at the very last minute with a little bit of juggling. Liza organised all our ski passes which is also a great service. Ski's were fitted on the afternoon we arrived so we were ready to ski the next morning. No downtime.
Once we arrived the visit was made even better on a daily basis with the fabulous Tom and Natasha, the Chalets host and hostess. They truly were a fantastic team, and could not do enough for us.
Part of the service that La Portette offer is the drop off service to the Telecabine. This is just the best, and when you finish at the end of the day, just a quick call to Tom and he is with you very quickly. Just in time to have a quick drink before falling into the van!

The Chalet is very comfortable and perfect for just chilling out after a day of skiing. The meals prepared by Natasha and Tom were delicious.

We had not ski-ied this area before but we loved it and will definitely return to the Montchavin, Belle Plagne, Les Arc next season and also look forward to returning La Porttette.

Thanks again for a great stay,
Faye, Dean

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Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Feb 28, 2013
Dear Faye and Dean, thank you so much for your kind words, and we've passed your thanks on to the super team of Tom and Natasha too! Hope to see you here again, maybe with your motor bikes in the summer.
Liza
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GreyPound
Berkshire, UK
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“Grandchildren view "Best Christmas Ever!"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 for a stay in December 2012

From the initial enquiry to departure transport to the airport, nothing was too much trouble for Liza and her team Tom and Natasha. Liza was able to arrange Airport Transfers, Ski Lessons, Ski Passes, Ski Hire and Creche facilities, all at best price. Having Ski fitting at the Chalet, and pre-booked Ski Passes, meant we could go straight to the Piste on day one of our holiday without any delay. The Chalet was superb, set in a traditional French village, which with snow at Christmas was truely magical. In our extended family there was a mix of a new born baby, toddlers and the Grand parents. Tom and Natasha catered with some excellent meals for all our group and showed friendly professionalism with appropriate humour that made us all feel really welcome.
In order to provide a sense of balance I tried to consider a downside. I found it difficult and any minor negatives were massively countered by the warm hospitality and genuine concern for all the guests wellbeing and enjoyment, shown by our hosts. I would recommend with confidence.

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Liked best: Location, Snow and Hospitality
Liked least: Transfer time traffic (took 4.5 hours instead of 2 hours)
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 3, 2013
Thank you so much for your positive feedback, and I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We all really enjoyed sharing Christmas with you!
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Belsele, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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Liked best: Great hosts, good cooking, beautiful house & great environment
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012 for a stay in December 2011
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Liked best: Relaxed atmosphere, delicious food, spectacular views.
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012 for a stay in February 2012
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4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness
Traveling group: With Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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mb313
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“Paradise stay in Paradiski resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012 for a stay in January 2012

We stay in different resorts every weekend during the ski season but this was the best so far.

Excellent location –right in the middle of 2 great ski resorts (Les Arcs & La Plagne), excellent service – even lamb haters loved the slowly roasted lamb served for a dinner, really nice tasty food, bottled wine (unlimited) served with dinner and after dinner :) & freshly baked cake for “après ski”.

Great chalet for spending quality time with friends.

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Liked best: location, service
Traveling group: Large Group/Tour
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