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Absolute Alpine
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

Just got back from an amazing week in Samoens staying in the Le Grande Ourse Chalet. Steve, Sam, Luke, Alice and the wonderful chef Gilly have looked after us so well. From the moment we arrived those little 'go that extra mile' moments were so special from the lovely bubbly and canapés on the first evening, the quality toiletries in the rooms, the freshly baked cake each day, the high standard of food (every meal was perfect!) and most of all the helpfulness of the staff. We found this on so many occasions as the team always went out of there way to make it that little bit more special. So kind! It is clear to
see that going that extra mile is a speciality of
Absolute Alpine! We hope to
see you all soon in the
future. Big thank you to you all for making a
wonderful trip so very special with so many
fantastic memories.

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Thank Wharfey
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AbsoluteAlpine, Owner at Absolute Alpine, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2014

Thanks so much for your review.

We're really chuffed that you had such a lovely stay with us. Going the extra mile is definitely something that the whole team takes seriously. Holidays are extremely important and we like to do whatever we can to make sure that they are as relaxing and memorable (for the right reasons!) as possible.

Thanks again for sharing!
Steve, Sam and the Absolute Alpine team

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Reviewed February 3, 2014

Thanks to all at La Grande Ourse, we had a fab holiday! Very well catered for by all the lovely staff and ferried to the mountain and back by Steve, fab food, clean and very comfortable chalet, We will be back, great place to stay with friends or family.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Sheila D
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AbsoluteAlpine, Owner at Absolute Alpine, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2014

Thanks for taking the time to post a review Sheila.

We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you as new additions to the group of 'regulars' whom you came with. It was a lovely week having you in the chalet and we very much hope to see you back here again sometime soon!

Thanks,
Steve, Sam and the Absolute Alpine team

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Reviewed January 25, 2014

Well, what can we say, I think the reviews already justify just how amazing this place is.

The chalet was beautiful, with amazing views and, of course, a hot tub! The food each night was spectacular and the hosts Vic and Geoff were very accommodating.

Sam and Steve were brilliant and went the extra mile to ensure that our holiday was the best it could be. We went skiing for the week for our friends 30th and it was no bother to arrange a birthday cake as well as the Husky Rides we wanted to do.

Overall, highly recommend this place, I want to go back now!!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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AbsoluteAlpine, Owner at Absolute Alpine, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

Thanks Joanna,

It was a real pleasure having you to stay and we're pleased that you had a great holiday with us. Your whole group was a lot of fun and you made looking after you during your holiday really enjoyable.

It's lovely to have positive feedback about the food. We think that mealtimes are particularly important after a day on the slopes and we take pride in delivering high quality food... accompanied, of course, by free flowing lovely wines!

Thanks for sharing your feedback and we hope to see you next year!
Steve, Sam and the Absolute Alpine team

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Reviewed January 23, 2014

Amazing place with great food from a creative chef and great service from Sam, Steve and chalet staff - having the chalet to ourselves for a family with 2 couples and a child was ideal and the hot tub was a welcome bonus after a days skiing.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Thank XinaJD
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AbsoluteAlpine, Owner at Absolute Alpine, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2014

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us.

It was a pleasure having you all to stay and, thus far, you still hold the record as our keenest skiers this season!

We pride ourselves on the quality of our food on our catered holidays (hence a professional chef looking after you) and it's nice to hear that Gilly delivered the expected level of yumminess.

We hope to see you out here again... Although if you come later in the season after the clocks change you'll be able to squeeze in even more slope time and make your record even harder to break!

Thanks again for sharing your feedback,
Steve, Sam and the Absolute Alpine team

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Reviewed January 22, 2014

We travelled with a baby and a toddler to Chalet La Roche with Absolute Alpine and Sam and the team made our stay so relaxing. They had thought of absolutely everything we'd need for both children and the chalet was a dream. We spent most of each day in the kitchen living room that has fantastic views of the village.

It's location was perfect for us, close enough to the village centre for our morning boulangerie run and only a 10 minute walk (in shoes) to the ski lift - close enough for us not to mind missing the free ski bus.

The village was busy enough to keep the children and non skiers busy. Hopefully we'll be back again soon if not for the skiing the place has plenty to offer in summer.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Hawys77
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AbsoluteAlpine, Owner at Absolute Alpine, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2014

Hi Hawys,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review - they really do help add credibility to what we offer.

We're really pleased that the whole family had a wonderful stay with us. It's not always the case for non-skiers on a winter holiday but, as you point out, Samoens is a beautiful village and nice place to enjoy non-skiing activities.

We understand how it can be tricky travelling with the little ones and really try to make sure you have everything on hand to make life easy whilst away from your normal environment and without well established routines and equipment. I'm glad we got everything covered - we were impressed by the fact that you were on a ski holiday with such a young (and remarkably cute) baby!

Thanks again for sharing your experience,
Steve, Sam & the Absolute Alpine team

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