Stayed here with family 5-12 April 14. We booked direct with hotel and flew to Chambery with Jet2. The hotel arranged a taxi return. The ski passes (full espace killy) were part of the deal. All very easily and willingly organised by Serge who runs the Gentiana with his sister Nadia. The Gentiana is well placed in Tignes le Lac, not ski in/out this year at the time we went but can imagine it might be close to it when more snow. The hotel is very comfortable with great facilities: rooms we had were facing the street the hotel sits on, we got a lot of road noise but that's not the hotel's fault and if it was serious we would have asked to move, the rooms are neat but well spec'd (good en suite), boot/ski room neat but very well set up (boots always lovely and dry/warm, skis in locked cupboard, but can imaging could be crowded if weather poor and lots of people heading out at same time, we tended to put boots on in reception or outside), restaurant one of biggest selling points (service and food outstanding, can't say any more than the best reviews already mentioned), wellness area very pleasant (small but well tended, clean and always very welcome at the end of a day in the mountains).
Serge and Nadia were always more than willing to assist, answer, help with any question or problem we had. This obviously sets the culture of the hotel as the rest of the staff follow suit.
More on the food: we have 2 sons (18 and 19) who have big appetites and they were never left hungry! Breakfast: plenty of options from cereals, fruit, yoghurts, breads, meat and cheese, boiled eggs (they say 4.5mins and were soft for us but we always managed to eat!). Really liked one of the previous reviews: "there is no full english breakfast because you're in France!". Plenty of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fruit juice, water etc. Dinner: always outstanding! Cheese fondue and seafood buffet especially. We were asked if we wanted the main chicken course on the seafood buffet night (the buffet is a starter!!) and obviously said yes...........my wife bailed out and changed her mind after looking at the buffet properly, the other 3 of us struggled through.........the buffet would have been plenty!
Afternoon tea: every day after skiing (if you were not too late on the apres ski) there was a great selection of pastries etc on the small bar, plus options of smoothies or milk shakes from the bar (ordered and charged extra but well worth it!).
We had a great week in Tignes, very much made by this hotel, the owners and their staff, all we can say is thank you to the Hotel Gentiana :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to hotel Gentiana we're a family hotel since 1964 Our hotel is made for you, we like to give you nice and friedly stay. We're here at your service, and try to you give the best stay possible. our welness center is made for you, find a relax time after a ski day or a trip in mountain. Our restaurant, by ouyr chef cook Johan Audren for a nice cooking with a french Touch we want to give you a warm atmosphere in our hotel with our best and sincere regard Serge and Nadia ... more less
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