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Chalet -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Samoens, Grand Massif, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

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suzygirli...
London, UK
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“lovely apartment in good location”
Reviewed January 2, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

We spent Christmas 2013 in Samoens as an extended family and I booked Buqa for some of my family members. It's located within a development of new chalets and we all stayed next to each other, in and out of all our apartments.
Buqa was clean and comfortable, and just as seen in the photos. It was quite roomy, with enough space for two parents and five grown up teenagers. The kitchen was well equipped, sufficient for all the cooking we had to do for our large extended family over the week. And the living room big enough to accomodate all 20+ of us for our christmas get-together and secret santa gift sharing!
Our teenagers had a great time with all the dvds, games etc and would stay up all night having a good time until reminded they have an early start next day for the ski slopes.

The owner Elan had been very helpful throughout the booking process and sent useful directions to the apartment. Gilles was also on hand to help us whenever needed throughout our stay.
A very enjoyable experience by all the family, even our hard to please teenagers!!

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Liked best: The large space over 3 floors, which gave adequate privacy to all.
Liked least: The uphill walk for the last few metres to the apartment (though good exercise!)
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 4, 2014
Happy New Year and thank you so much for the great comments. You have been great guests and left Buqa in a very respectful state. We look forward to seeing you back in the future.
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Marple, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 19, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Aug 24, 2013
Splendid - nice to have you Buqafied...
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Dublin
Reviewed August 1, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: Location - close to village but still very peaceful with great view from balcony
Liked least: A bit too hot in July at times
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 2, 2013
It's nice to hear you are Buqafied :)
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Kent, UK
Reviewed July 19, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: The amazing views from the balcony
Liked least: pushing the pushchair up the hill (but nobodies fault!)
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 31, 2014
Buqafied :)
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Ben R
Barrowford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place, great location!”
Reviewed March 21, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

I visited Buqa in Feb 2013 with friends and I must say, what a place!! It has everything you could want in a ski resort apartment:-
•Excellent facilities and decor (the kitchen and bathrooms were great!)
•Extremely warm and toasty!
•5 minute walk from the village which has restaurants, shops, boulangeries, crepe stalls and of course the bars!
•Stunning views of Samoëns Village and the Grand Massif Express

I will definitely be returning to Buqa. Roll on 2014!!!

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Liked best: Too many perks of the place to pin down to one thing!
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 31, 2014
Buqafied ?
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Dazlambo
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fantastic apartment in a lovely resort”
Reviewed March 21, 2013 for a stay in February 2012

I stayed here with friends who were re-visiting this apartment, and the impression they gave was that of a perfect retreat after a hard day on the slopes. I was certainly not disappointed. The facilities were fantastic and the place was well equipped to wind down and chill out. Buqa is within walking distance of the main ski lifts and there are plenty of bars within a few minutes of the apartment. I will certainly be returning in the future

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Liked best: Felt like home and great position and views
Liked least: The walk upto the apartment after a few beers
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 31, 2014
Buqafied :)
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Paul T
Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
“Gadget heaven & super modern decor with a chalet twist”
Reviewed March 21, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

this is the second time we have stayed at buqa, so that in it self is saying enough.

both times we have stayed, we have arrived before the cleaners have finished (addicted snowboarder), but they have never had a problem with us turning up early.
they let us put all our baggage in the garage, get changed & handed us a key, so we could hit the slopes asap.

the place itself is about 5 min walk in to the town / first bar :) & the whole village & shops are reachable with about 10 mins.

if you like a warm up in the morning, to stretch those legs or clear you head from the night before, you can walk to the main station with 15 mins with full skiing gear & boots on & snowboard in hand.
or if want to catch the free ski bus it about the same distance as the 1st bar (5 mins)

the chalet is very modern looking, obviously french style wooden everything but with a english eye for detail.

for example

clean & simple tiled floors, all with underfloor heating (amazing if you never tried it) all individually controlled.

all the bathrooms are clean simple in design, a good size & very functional.

the kitchen has a big chalet table for group / family meals & the kitchen is a large enough size for be doing all the cooking while entertaining / joining in the conversations.

the bedrooms are all a good size, not your average french chalet size (Compact and bijou!)
the beds sizes are generous to say the least, with all the pillows / bedding have the Buqa logo on them. a 42inch tv in each room & enough wardrobe / side table & draws space to fit the largest of kitchen sinks in if necessary.

the living room is large & spacey with a wood burning stove (always good to have a real fire & a beer after a hard day on the slopes) with a balcony which has an amazing view of the whole village & the mountain range down both sides of the valley... (this really is breath taking) plus due to the hight / elevation of the chalet, at night gives yet another amazing view with all the street lights.

if you like your tech & gadgets, these wi fi that reaches outside.
if you like movies there is a hard drive in each room (with a 42 in lcd tv..!!!) which is updated with new & old movies 500 +.

so in short, its got a great position & the facilities are fantastic.

the only thing left for me to do, is try it in the summer, so i can sit on the balcony with an ice cold beer getting a suntan & do some mountain biking, just need 5 other people who like 2 wheels...!!!!

if you don't believe me, the only thing left to do try it out for yourself.

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Liked best: the location & decor & gadgets
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 31, 2014
2 x Buqafied :)
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