Myself and 4 friends stayed here last week, a lads holiday (over 30's!) We've been away every year for the past 7 years to different resorts in France, Italy, Andorra and Austria so we have a fairly good idea of what to expect on these holidays. We we're all impressed by this hotel and were very well looked after by the Italian staff.
Location - The hotel is in a great location, the Super Venosc chair lift is right behind the hotel, and just a 5 minute walk to the Diable chair lift. The better bars and shops in the resort are pretty much on the doorstep, but not close enough to cause a problem.
Rooms - It's a small hotel with only 29 rooms, I managed to take a look at 4 of them all of which were very different sizes and décor, they we're all en-suite rooms, which were all clean and good sizes with plenty of room to hang up wet ski gear. Rooms were cleaned daily and towels changed. Each aspect of the hotel faces a mountain so views from the rooms are all good.
Meals - We stayed half-board. The hotel is run by Italians and so food can be a mix of Italian and French.
Breakfast was a continental style buffet with plenty of choice of Fruit, Yogurt, Cereal, Cold meats, Cheese, bread, eggs, croissants, juices, tea, coffee etc. There's no cooked breakfast, but this is France! All in all though a good breakfast for a day on the slopes.
The Evening Meals were all good with plenty of choice, we had a vegetarian with us and although there wasn't a vegetarian option on the menu he was always well catered for. First you have a choice of salad buffet and bread, followed by a choice of 3 starters, then a choice of 3 main meals and a desert, fruit is also always available. One of the evenings was French night so we got to try snails and frogs legs - this was optional! Not the best meals I've ever had, but no complaints from any of us and we we're all stuffed afterwards.
Facilities - The hotel has a heated boot room in the basement, so nice dry warm boots everyday. In reception there's small bar with a pool table. Downstairs a small gym with table tennis . The Sauna and Jacuzzi room has to be pre-booked for 30/60 minute slots which at first I thought was a negative, but actually is excellent as you have the place to yourselves (up to 6 people) so you can really relax with a few beers in the Jacuzzi!
I think we'd all happily return to the hotel our only problem is that the mountain just doesn't have enough Piste area for us.
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