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Absolute Alpine
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

To be honest, after a few bad experiences in France over the Years we didnt expect too much from our family ski trip. What a great suprise then to find our chalet was excellent. We stayed in apartment la roche and it was cosy, comfy, well equipped, clean and we really couldnt have asked for more. Great location, only minutes into the lovely village centre. Sam and her team were all really friendly and the whole experience was first class. Recommended!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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AbsoluteAlpine, Owner at Absolute Alpine, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2014

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback. We're really pleased that you finally had a positive French skiing experience - holiday's are precious and we want all of our guests to have a great time here in Samoens.

We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful week staying at La Grande Ourse with our 3 children (13, 10 and 6). Steve, Sam and team took fantastic care of us and their family adventure holidays (Outbreak Adventure) organised white water rafting, mountain biking, zip wiring and pony trekking for us. There was also guided walks with Bruno, the super knowledgeable guide should you wish. The food was incredible, far superior to any chalet style holiday we were in before and virtually guilt free as you are always busy!
Highly recommended especially if you're kids are bored with same old beach holidays.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We have just returned after spending one week with our six grandchildren and children. The apartment was excellent. It catered for all our needs. It was very homely, spacious and on our arrival we were welcomed to a very tasty homemade Victoria Sponge Cake. A welcome pack of various goodies to enjoy. Everything about the chalet was lovely. Comfortable beds, plenty of towels and toiletries. The furniture and furnishings were very comfortable. Reading books and games for adults and children. Two flat screen Televisions with free view channels including BBC and ITV, This chalet may not be suitable for anyone that cannot manage steps. Steve and Sam manage the chalet and on the one occasion we needed their help for medical reason Steve was excellent and he actually came and guided us to the medical centre even though it was late into the evening. You could not wish for any two better people to look after you during your stay.
Ann Louca Kent England

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We've just enjoyed an amazing few days staying in La Grande Ourse with family and friends and I can highly recommend the chalet, Absolute Alpine and Samoens itself.

The chalet is beautiful and felt like a real home away from home. Some luxury chalets can feel over worked but the facilities and the support from Sam and Steve (the people behind Absolute Alpine) were first class.

My wife and I slept in the en suite Cerise room, on the lower floor, while our son slept in Chocolat (he liked that!) next door. The Chocolat room actually has four beds in two bunks so perfect for groups of kids and/or adults.

Other people have mentioned the honest bar and hot tub (what an amazing view) but on practical level and being a parent, the two washing machines and two tumble dryers were also very useful.

I'm guessing if you're reading this you're already considering the region - what I would say is the Alps in the summer are amazing. I've skied in the area before but it's an amazing in the summer too.

I'm sure we'll back sometime soon and I'd have no hesitation booking with Absolute Alpine again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Stefan H
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We stayed with Absolute Alpine for a weeks skiing previously and came back in the summer for a friends wedding in Samoens.
We had such an amazing stay with the owners Sam and Steve in the smaller chalet Petit Ourse last time, that we asked to come back and stay in the larger Grand Ourse for our summer visit. And we weren't disappointed. The chalet is immaculate, wired for sound, spacious, full of little touches like big fluffy towels and toiletries - and a fully stocked honesty bar that puts you right at home!!
The hot tub was just as much fun to sit in during the twighlight hours of the evening and the views simply stunning.
There's a bit of a trek up the hill to get to the chalet, but the elevation gives you the great views over the pretty streets in the village.
We'll be back, time and again...maybe taking in some parascending this time around.
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Room Tip: All the rooms are spacious with en-suite shower or bath. Perfect
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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