Great resort/skiing. Usual excellent staff from Esprit - always helpful. Hotel shabby - clean but needs a full makeover. Meals - average. Location, v. good - nearest lift 50m and just about ski-in. We use Esprit for their childcare and we weren't disappointed.
A few pointers which may help:
Ski hire for children is competitive through Esprit but not for adults. Esprit use Altitude Sports (Skimium) which is directly under the hotel so book on the internet before you leave.
Lift pass - if you have more than 10 days before you arrive, book a family pass over the internet. Otherwise buy in resort. There is a lift pass sales office next to the hotel in the Tourist Office. Do not use Esprit, they charge in euros then process the credit card transaction in sterling using a poor exchange rate and a transaction fee. Office opens at 8:45. One thing that really hacked us off and a number of other guests is that if your children are in ski school (Esprit use ESF), ESF sell heavily discounted lift passes. We complained to the hotel manager but they have only just found out, apparently. We were there in March towards the end of the season, I don't think so!
Overall rating is poor due to hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Chalet Hotel Mariandre France/Rhone-Alpes