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Chalet Hotel Les Melezes
Ranked #6 of 80 Specialty Lodging in Tignes
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 4, 2011

Just back from 3 days in Melezes in tignes
We paid £ 294 for 2 of us
What we got:-
Return transfer from Geneva airport
Half board with great food ( thanks Leon)
Transfer to and from funicular everyday
Great staff ( embarrassingly helpfull)
FREE LIFT PASS
Free ski's and snowboard to try
We have been twice before over last 3 years and previously felt although it was cheap, you wouldn't justify paying more
Now it seems staff / management have completely changed and we thought it great
Now if the staff will do something about the snow on the piste ...

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

we have just returned from 8 days stay at Les Melezes. we went for some summer skiing, which was ok, but found much more. The hotels clean, and comfortable, and our son thinks it should be 3star, it had everything he liked, including adapting the meals to suit fussy teenagers and a plentiful supply of ketchup. no its not luxurious but its friendly and well run. well done Ellie. The staff are all friendly and great fun when they take you out on the activities. foods good, thanks Leon and Piers, and the packed lunches are great to save time to fit in more activities. Plenty to do in tignes for adrenalin junkies and Ellie will organise them for you.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 19, 2011

After our third stay here I wanted to offer a follow up review to reassure those who may be swayed by some of the harsher critics! True this place is no palace and never will be so if you love ski resort luxury look elsewhere, it's also out of town if you are an Après ski junkie.
this place is all about friendly people mixing it up, good service and top value for money. This is what brings the regulars back, like us.
this year we had eight newbie Melezes friends joining us and they all went home happy.
We were a little worried before we went this year as we knew there had been lots of staff changes, including the manager, but the new manager was fab and the staff all very helpful and welcoming.
Breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner are still good and seven days a week, no chalet nights off.

hot tub, sauna, ski service and hire, airport transfers all on offer here.

The bus stop is just down the road for those heading out for drink or anyone needing ski school, but this place is even better now the new cable car has been installed allowing you to ski to le lac even quicker than before.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank docscooter
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Reviewed June 8, 2011

i am a very picky person when it comes to hotels as i have stayed in some dumps due to other family members arranging surprise holidays for birthday.
i have checked countless amount of reviews on this hotel as again its another birthday treat for me for a short break.
i must admit i have read better reviews about this hotel compared to other bigger hotels that are on a larger scale which is a relief.
i have a trip planned for chalet hotel les melezes on june 19 just me and my partner i promise to take plenty of photos with my camera write an up to date review on my stay at this hotel.
going by the reviews i will no doubt enjoy every minute of my stay..
watch this space....
dan

Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
Thank Dan_holmes85
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Reviewed February 1, 2011

Myself and three friends returned to Melezes for an eight day stay last week. One of my mates had stayed with his familly over Xmas and he said standards had dropped....so when we arrived we were not suprised to be greeted by Ellie the new manageress, and not by the previous management. Indeed there had been a complete clearout of management and staff just after new year...
...and the good news is that Ellie and her new team are pulling out all the stops to re-establish Melezes as a customer friendly, budget hotel.However there's lots to do and things like maintenance have suffered in the past year since our last visit. There's been a few economy measures relating to food, but portions were still good and evening meal quality was high, including unlimited free wine !!! Buffet breakfast was still good, but the "cooked" meal option was more limited to eggy bread type food rather than bacon.sausages etc
There's new skiis in the bootroom, but at the beginning of our stay it was all a bit disorganised and I had to find my own skis.The bootroom had an external door virtually hanging off and there was no internal door...but that's scheduled to be repaired soon.

The Melezes is still 75 metres from the piste, and 10 metres from the door on the return (if you're able to ski over a small bridge!!)
The Bar area is very friendly and all the customers mix freely, so even if there's just a couple of you you'll know everyone by the end of your stay.
Food is still pretty good and plentiful, and the free lunchtime soup and rolls can save you a lot of money. In Brevieres they were charging 15 euros for chilli concarne..wouldn't pay that out of principal !!
Public areas and rooms do need maintenance and upgrade..all in hand say's Ellie. And it is budget prices after all.
Sauna and hot tub still working ok.

In the eight days we were there Ellie didn't stop, at one stage I thought she was attached to her computer in reception.So I'm sure she'll get it all sorted at Melezes.

You will be assured of a friendly welcome and I sure you'll have a great trip.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 18, 2011

Having just stayed at Les Melezes for a long weekend I left thoroughly impressed all round. We arrived around midnight on the first night, and were still greeted with soup, bread and cheese, and offered being fitted out with boots and skis so that we could get started quickly the next morning, and had our lift passes ready and waiting for us at breakfast.

The rooms are basic, but were clean and warm, with plenty of extra quilts and blankets if needed. I certainly slept well every night (maybe aided by a Baileys or two before bed!)

The food was excellent all round, delicious and sizeable portions. For the price you could not expect better. One of our party had a birthday during the trip and we even got a cake baked specially for her.

Location wise the hotel is excellent, a two minute walk from the piste down to the lifts, and you can ski to within 10ft of the hotel. The whole resort was great, although expensive for food, especially if you stopped for lunch over in Val D'Isere.

The staff were superb, friendly and helpful all round, and despite some recent changes in line up everything was well run, and with Ellie taking over managing the hotel, things look to be on the up and up.

I would wholeheartedly recommend Hotel Les Melezes, and am already considering booking to return next year.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank tobycj
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Reviewed January 18, 2011

It's difficult to write a glowing review but its also difficult to write a damming review, so i'll try and cover my experiences from a recent stay.
It's important to remember that you get what you pay for in this life. If you want 5star luxury than you have to pay for it. If you can only afford cheap, then you should expect basic and some compromises. The chalet is located in a side street of Les Boissses with a handful of almost identical chalets. The only nightlife within a five minute walk are the bars of the other chalets, however also within 200m of the chalet is a bus stop for the local free bus service that will take you to where the nightlife is.
When it comes to skiing, you can either catch the same bus into town or just behind the bus stop is a piste that will take you to a couple of lifts or a nice short cruise into Les Breviere where you can buy a lift pass.
Breakfast is a typical continental buffet affair with one hot choice on offer, typically porridge, omelet, etc. There is adequate choice and regular top ups from the staff. Around 1pm the chalet puts on soup but we were never around to take advantage of it. Around 4pm they put on coffee, tea and cakes in the lounge which was popular during our stay. The evening meal was adequate but I'm a bit of a fussy eater and one evening did not like any of the choices on offer (salad or fish). The free wine with the evening meal can only loosely be described as wine, but again its free and as many carafes as you choose to drink will be brought to your table.
Our evenings were spent in the lounge drinking from their bar, that is of course when we could find somewhere to sit. When the hotel is full then the lounge/bar is totally inadequate to accommodate everybody, so people either sat in the dinning room or made their way back to their rooms.
The rooms are basic, but warm and clean. I use my room for sleeping in and it was more than adequate for that purpose. The only downside is that it was under the dinning room so we were woken up every morning by scrapping chairs on the floor. Worked as a good alarm bell though.
The staff are a young crowd and do a good job although a little disorganized but I suspect that will improve with the new hotel manager.

Overall, basic, cheap and cheerful

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank DaveJnr
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Address: | Tignes Les Boisses, 73220 Tignes, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Savoie > Tignes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 80 Specialty Lodging in Tignes
Price Range: $63 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chalet Hotel Les Melezes provides an ideal base for exploring L'Espace Killy (Tignes and Val d'Isere), one of Europe's most famous and snowsure skiing areas. Set in the beautiful and historic hamlet of Tignes Les Boisses, this ski-to-door homely chalet has panoramic views across the Isere Valley. The chalet has 21 bedrooms sleeping up to 52 people and comprises of twin, double, triple, quad rooms as well as an apartment sleeping up to 6 people. There is a bar and lounge area as well as a dining room with views of Mt Blanc. A hot tub and sauna are situated outside the back of the property, also with views of Mt Blanc. There is also a Games and TB room with UK channels and a guest computer. Free wifi is available downstairs in the communal area. We also offer in-house ski hire with a wide selection to suit all abilities and budgets. The chalet is open in Winter, Summer and Autumn and we specialise in flexible breaks both long and short. We also offer great packages including downhill mountain biking, road cycling, well being and all inclusive ski packages. ... more   less 
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