We go to the Alps every Xmas and this was our 11th year on the bounce;however it was the first time we didn't stay in a fully catered chalet. We did have a little nervous anticipation as we have stayed in some amazing places before and like to be pampered, but we needn't have worried. The hotel while not the Savoy, is perfectly good and very comfortable, the rooms were pretty spacious compared to some of the "luxury" chalets we have stayed in, everyone had their own bathroom and I certainly managed a hot shower every evening. I have to mention the beds and bedding too, very high quality 100% cotton sheets, lovely down duvets and proper UK style pillows (hate those crappy continental square things!).
What was really great was the food. It was absolutely outstanding, from the big hot breakfast choice in the morning to the 3 choices of all 3 courses at dinner. I don't think we had anything other than a great meal all week, and the French Xmas dinner on Xmas eve (5 courses) and the British Xmas dinner on Xmas day (5 courses) were both exceptionally good. Even at really high end chalets you rarely get much of a choice at dinner, and at some point in the week you will get something that you don't really like, that never happened at the Aubergade and was a real bonus. If they wanted to make it even better value, the supply of wine at dinner would be worth paying a bit extra for up front, but it depends upon your family's consumption (we love a drink!) and is probably only a minor point (corkage charge for BYO maybe??).
Finally I have to say the staff were great; nothing was too much trouble and we were a large and at times noisy group. The girls waiting tables and making up rooms were delightful, the chefs really engaging and keen to please, the bar boys were very friendly (and patient!), and the management was professional, proactive and genuinely helpful.
Would I stay there again? Without question. Would I recommend the whole place to friends and family? No hesitation.
Skiing in Porte du Soleil was really great too, some of the lifts are getting on a bit but the resorts really take care of their pistes, and unlike some of the other more "fashionable" resorts we've stayed in, we felt entirely welcome and valued as a paying guest whether on the slopes, in the bars or just walking about. Recommend the big Pointe Du Nyon hotel for lunch too, really friendly, great food, and terrific value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- L'Aubergade hotel, at the heart of Morzine, at the bottom of the Pleney slope is the ideal location for your ski and summer holidays. A small family run hotel providing tailored, personal and honest accommodation in an incredible setting. Open for lunch, apres-ski and in the evening, our bar offers a great place to relax between your days activities and to enjoy the sun on our slope side terrace. We stock some great real ales and our cocktails are becoming legendary. Our restaurant is also open all day, with a menu that has been chosen with great care and passion by our chefs. Offering quick and tasty lunches and fine dining in the evenings we also organise regular gastronomic events from hog roasts to traditional savoyard evenings. ... more less
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