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Chalet Rustique
Reviewed April 26, 2012

One of the best ski trips in 25 years of skiing!

No chalet in the Alps can serve food as delicious as Chalet Rustique's! It really does adds an extra dimension to a ski holiday. The chalet itself is extremely comfortable and a great place to relax after a day on the slopes. The beds are sooooo comfy and the lounge areas are great to unwind in and watch dinner being prepared. Paolo and his team are the perfect chalet hosts.

It is the 2nd time I have skied the Portes du Soleil area and didn't realise quite how vast it is. We had amazing conditions in April with fresh snow every day and empty slopes - heaven!!

A short transfer to and from Geneva Airport (about 75 minutes) only adds to make Chatel a must visit resort and Chalet Rustique the only place to stay.

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Thank AGComrie
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

This place is as good as you are going to get from a Chalet experience. Lovely comfortable surroundings and close to some fantastic ski slopes. The thing that really makes this place special is the way you are looked after though. Really superb food, along with warm and friendly people running the place who remove all the hassle from a holiday for you. A brilliant place.

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Thank Niall M
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Reviewed April 25, 2012 via mobile


10,000 chalets in the world
1,000 good chalets in the world
Only 100 GOOD chalets in GOOD resorts
BUT 1 GREAT chalet in 1 GREAT resort!

Save yourself time and hassle by going to CHALET RUSTIQUE in Chatel, then enjoy your holiday safe in the knowledge you'll enjoy 5 star hospitality. Can't wait to go back :-)

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Thank Stuartmiddleton
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

This is the 2nd year we've been to the Chalet and it just gets better and better. Fantastic food and service that is unobtrusive. Paolo arranged everything for us - ski passes, hire and would take and collect us from anywhere at anytime. He even acted as a ski guide for us. Cannot praise Paolo and his team highly enough and we'll be back next year.

Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
Thank David H
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

What an amazing week we had! We could not have been looked after any better. Paolo, Lindsey and Bryn pulled out all the stops, nothing was too much trouble, food was delicious and chalet beautiful. It was a real treat and we can thoroughly recommend Chalet Rustique.

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Thank Mariabwilson
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Reviewed March 20, 2012

Chalets do not get much better than this. Paulo, Bryn and Lindsey look after their guests in great style all the way from the pickup at the airport, to the arrangement of ski passes and lessons and of course the wonderful food and accomodation.
Location: OK, it may be less than ideal - but with Paulo providing minibus transfer to and from the slopes every day it is not at all a problem, plus the airport transfer time is a lot shorter than most.
Accomodation: Nice touches like bath-robes and Molton-Brown toiletries, added to clean and comfortable rooms. The double lounge area is a great place to relax apres-ski.
Food: Simply stunning and with a nice selection of wine. (Thanks especially for my Birthday cake!)

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Aidan C
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

First trip to Chalet Rustique and a 'leap of faith' well rewarded! The 'Rustique' experience starts well before arrival, with Paolo and Lindsey overseeing any planning needed to make the holiday a really enjoyable & relaxing experience. Located approx. 80 mins from Geneva Airport, we were met (promptly!) and transferred to the Chalet which is situated just outside the village. Ski passes, rentals and any lessons were already taken care of - with Paolo ensuring during the week, that we (all 9 of us), were in the right place at the right time - including a drop off at the local crèche. Throughout our stay, Paolo accommodated any changes/requests/pick-ups effortlessly. The chalet itself, is modern without losing any of the traditional charm. It's bright, airy and spacious - a balance of good communal space as well as good sized bedrooms, making it a good option for corporate hospitality also. Equipped with all the mod-cons the chalet makes for a great relaxing option, with an opportunity to indulge in truly irresistible and divine cuisine. A stay at Rustique is complemented by the varied ski options that Portes du Soleil has to offer. Being looked after by Paolo and Bryn for the week, was akin to staying with good friends - incredible hospitality, very comfortable and tremendous fun!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank J C
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Additional Information about Chalet Rustique

Address: la Ville du Nant, 74360 La Chapelle-D'Abondance, Abondance, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Portes du Soleil > Abondance > La Chapelle-D'Abondance
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 Specialty Lodging in La Chapelle-D'Abondance
Price Range: $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Catered ski chalet offering ski holidays outside Chatel with a personal touch and amazing food. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Chalet Rustique France/Haute-Savoie

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