Stayed over Xmas 2012. Very disappointed with overall standard. The chalet hosts (John and Ellie) were outstandingly good as was the food, but the quality of the chalet was poor. Things we thought inadequate considering the "premium" billing: bed very short and had bed end so a six foot guest could not stretch out. Pillows terrible. Furniture flimsy in bedrooms and falling apart. Wifi only worked on bottom 2 floors (not in lounge) and so unstable as to be unusable except to check emails. Ski storage just a cupboard at the front door and could not hold all the guests skis. Boot room down 2 floors so had to put boots on in front entrance. Some rooms are extremely small and noisy ( e.g room 3 -avoid - pipe work from the kitchen passing though the wall behind the bed head so the dishwasher/ kitchen use was very disturbing). Generally the chalet was no better than average in terms of quality of fixtures/fittings and definitely does not justify premium status (bathrobes and slippers do not a premium chalet make!).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ski Total Chalet Marie would be a top chalet in virtually any resort, but situated here, right on the piste near the centre of Avoriaz, it is simply a stunner!The chalet Marie is modern and spacious inside, and charmingly decorated with Alpine antiques and inviting Savoyarde colour and panache. The wood-panelled bedrooms are all comfortable, and each has its own private facilities.The delightful heart of the chalet is its large open-plan living and dining area, with high, beamed ceilings, a feature fireplace, floor-to-ceiling picture windows,and a balcony with great views across the resort and valley below to distant peaks.Occupancy: 14 - 16 guests ... more less