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“Amazing chalet and even better hosts!”

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More Mountain - The ARK
Ranked #22 of 146 Specialty Lodging in Morzine
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Having stayed in lots and lots of catered chalets over the years I can honestly say that this is hands down the best I have ever had the pleasure of staying in. We were a group of 9 friends and had an absolutely amazing trip, from the moment we arrived to a champagne welcome we were treated like royalty. Our hosts, Jon and Michelle, could not have done any more to make our trip. Particular highlights included the chalet and it's location, (even the amazing pictures do not do it justice), Michelle's delicious food and Jon's lifts to and from the slopes and great advice about the ski area. As other reviews have said, it felt more like we were away with a group of 11 friends (with 2 friends (Jon and Michelle) doing all the hard work). We would not hesitate to book the Ark again (particularly if Jon and Michelle returned).

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Staying at the Ark was unbelievably good. Perfect combination of modern and cosy. Our hosts John and Michele were fantastic. Fom the moment we arrived and were greeted with gorgeous canapés, cakes and champagne we knew we were in good hands for the rest of the week. They looked after us so well we were gutted to leave! Will recommend to everyone and thanks to our hosts for making it the perfect ski trip!

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

This was my first ski trip in 6 years and I had forgotten how much I loved it. The skiing was superb, but the location was so good that I didn't mind the short walk back to the chalet on the rare occasion that our lovely host John wasn't available to pick us up. Gorgeous views and some of the swankiest TV’s and sound systems I've ever seen…not to mention a hot tub that was absolute heaven at the end of a full day skiing. The trip was great but our hosts John and Michelle were greater. Not only did they go above and beyond but they were a delight to be around. I have to admit, I was very sad to go back to reality with my tiny tv, cramped room, horrible flatmate and no John or Michelle to wake me up with an amazing cooked breakfast. I’ll certainly be going back next year!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I have stayed in many chalets over the years but never one that is kitted out as well as The Ark. Having said that, this was not the best thing about the holiday.....what really made it were the chalet hosts we had. John and Michelle literally made the holiday and could not do enough for us. From the quality of cooking to them showing us around the ski area the level of service they provided was exceptional. I would not only go back but i would highly recommend this chalet to all.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed at The Ark with a group of friends, including 4 young children, in January 2013. We were only the 4th or 5th group to stay and so everything was brand spanking new although to be honest I'm sure it would look just as pristine any time you visited given the amount of care taken over it. It's funky but comfortable, and has stunning views over the valley and up to Avoriaz. The indoor hot tub is welcome relief after a long day on the slopes, and the bedrooms (which are all en-suite) were all lovely. The location is brilliant - right in the centre of town, opposite Dixie's, and a short walk to either the Super Morzine or Pleney lifts (although Jon will drop you off and pick you up between certain times of day).

The chalet hosts, Jon and Michelle, were fantastic. Really welcoming, friendly and helpful - it was like a home-from-home and felt more like staying with friends (ones who cooked, cleaned and generally looked after us!!) than in a hotel-type environment. They made a potentially stressful stay with young babies really easy - I'm sure they dreaded our booking but it never showed and they took fantastic care of us. The chalet was immaculate and although they had lots to do they always made time for a chat - nothing was too much trouble. Michelle is a great cook and you can tell she takes real pride in making sure everyone enjoys their meal. We also had a great day on the mountain with them, and they showed us some parts of the PDS which ended up being amongst our favourite runs.

The website says the chalet isn't recommended for young children but we didn't have any problems. Yes, there are a few areas where you'd need to take extra care - concrete stairs, fires, lots of lovely reclaimed wood (and potential splinters!) - but if you are prepared to take care of your kids and keep an eye on what they're doing, then you will be fine. They provided high chairs and cots, and the kids all enjoyed Michelle's cooking just as much as the adults did.

We used Morzine Kids nanny service for a couple of days, which was run by a lovely lady named Helen, who came to the chalet armed with plenty of toys so that we could have some time on the mountain all together. We'd highly recommend Helen, who used to be a paediatric nurse.

Overall we had a brilliant week and were really sad to leave. The snow was AMAZING! Morzine is a great resort for all abilities and The Ark is a really special chalet run by two lovely people. Anyone heading there is in for a real treat and we're very jealous!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 7, 2013
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about More Mountain - The ARK

Address: 142 rue du Bourg | Morzine, 74110, Morzine, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Morzine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #22 of 146 Specialty Lodging in Morzine
Price Range: $879 - $2,029 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ark is a luxury catered Ski Chalet in Central Morzine. Sleeping up to 12 people in 5 luxury bedrooms, The ARK is Urban chic in the Alps with HOT TUB and located in a prime position on Rue Du Bourg. Location is enviable for all the shops, apres bars and restaurants and provides quick & easy access to the slopes. ... more   less 

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