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Chalet Rustique
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Have just returned from a brilliant week with Paolo, Ian & Jill with fun visits from Lyndsey, Sophia & Luca. We all had an amazing time, fantastic ski area, extremely comfortable & clean chalet and food was consistently amazing all week. The team make you all feel very welcome and could not do enough for you. Highly recommend & we will be booking again for next year!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

This is day one after returning from our first skiing holiday. We stayed here with 6 friends and it has been one of the best experiences ever. Paolo is an amazing host and he has a wonderful team in Ian and Gill. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was out of this world. The chalet was beautiful and the perfect haven after a day on the slopes. The skiing was great for beginners and the more experienced in our group. Lovely to meet Lynsey and their gorgeous children. See you again next yearx

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

I won't make this a long one, as everything that I would want to say about Paolo and Chalet Rustique has already been said, but here were the highlights for me:

- The food. As everyone has said before. Just sublime. The wine was great too - far superior than the usual chalet plonk.
- The lodging. The chalet is beautifully appointed and finished, the best bedding, toiletries and , large and welcoming living space.
- The service. Paolo, Ian and Jill were just fantastic. Flexible, helpful and friendly - they made the stay so great and Chalet Rustique really felt like a second home.

To top it off, the snow conditions were absolutely incredible and Paolo was kind enough to take us to some pretty amazing spots to play in the powder.

Huge thanks for an unforgettable week - we hope to be back again next season!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank ekaweka
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

..Never gonna give you up!! Paolo's done it again. Another fantastic visit to Chalet Rustique! Do be warned though, the accompanying post-ski blues after a week of superb food, wonderful accommodation, great skiing and excellent company are pretty full on... it's just all so relaxing and sooo much fun!!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank RachelMTD
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

3/3/13
we have just arrived home after spending a week in the chalet rustique run & owned by paolo & his wife...
well what can i say other than the best weeks skiing in 25years!! paolo couldnt do enough for us, he took my 3 year old nephew to & from creche ski school every day also dropped us all off & picked us up from the many different slopes every day... amazing hospitality and the FOOD well speechless... felt like we were in the Dorchester having our evening meals....
the chalet is spotless & spacious warm cosy really couldnt wish for any more, we are all coming back again :)
thank you paolo & lyndsey

Room Tip: all areas are equal in this chalet, we had the front room with balcony that looked out onto the vall...
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

From the moment we met paolo nothing was to much trouble. When we arrived at the chalet we was greeted by gill and ian and the hospitality began. The chalet was beautifull and spotlessly clean. The food was superb each night paolo surprised us with a mouthwatering menu. One thing that impressed me while cooking a three course meal for 8 adults and two children the kitchen was so tidy! Everyday we came back to a freshly made cake and fresh coffee. If you are looking for that perfect place to stay look no further. You will not be disappointed. We are going back next year

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Thank Jorofando
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

There are many people that run a business and an uncomfortably large percentage of these people do not run their business well. That is because they run it from their perspective only. Well, this is where Paolo and his team Ian and Gill differ because at the centre of their every thought is you, the customer. So in my mind Chalet Rustique is the exception to the rule.
I don't know where to start to list the numerous things that where on offer, all well above normal expectations but the two things that stood out for me where the quality of the food and the team's general approach to hospitality.
Being a food connoisseur (trust me, I always argue at restaurants where I can cook better than the chef) I must admit I was surprised to find this quality of food in a ski chalet. Clearly Paolo's early training shows and you will be delighted with what will be on offer.

I have stayed at many quality catered chalets but none has made me feel at home more than Ian and Gill who somehow seemed to anticipate my every desire, be that a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or a slice of the wonderful cakes Paolo had prepared for the end of each ski day. I literally felt at home throughout the stay and the cosy feel of chalet Rustique just added to the whole experience.
If you like spanking clean and well made rooms after your return from the slopes; if you like to be able to relax the moment you've taken your boots off; if you like not to have to worry about the logistics of how to get about the area then this is the place for you.
Just don't come back when I am due to come back !!!

Nico & Sandra

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chalkidian
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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 > Abondance > La Chapelle-D'Abondance
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 11 Specialty Lodging in La Chapelle-D'Abondance
Price Range: $115 (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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