Just got back from a fantastic ski week at Les Chalets D'Edelweiss. After reading some reviews I didn't hold out much hope of getting into our apartment early, not being able to get access to reception and then prepared myself for an attitude! We had an early flight and arrived into resort at around 2.30pm. As predicted reception was closed, but straight away a lovely staff member opened up for us. She checked us in no problem, offered wifi, which our friends bought for 20 Euros.. Extremely friendly and chatty and no attitude at all! We are all quite funny and nice though! The apartments were great, small bedroom, large bathroom with bath and a lounge, kitchenette with a pull out sofa bed. Wifi arrived within 5 minutes by way of a router that plugged into the apartment socket and was very good. Very well equipped for a ski apartment with good quality crockery and glassware. Large fridge with small ice tray. No oven, but a microwave. Great view onto the red run into Plagne 1800. Should mention that the apartments are lovely and warm, a little too warm as it goes for our friends who chose to have their windows open, Perfect for myself and my husband though. The apartments are great for families sharing and especially for two people but I would say on the small side for 4 adult friends to share! As we didn't use the sofa bed we used our duvet to put on top of the mattress as per comment about them being a little hard. Ours was very comfortable and we had very little noise disruption from other apartments except one night when the room above had a singing competition. We just listened and enjoyed. Bread and pastries can be ordered from reception every night to collect in the morning. This was great and we had lovely breakfasts all together. There is a ski locker down stairs, although we kept boots in the apartment. Access onto the piste is so convenient, right out of the door and your onto the chairlift up to La Bergerie or other way to another lift to either La Roche or Aime via the Golf Lift. There is a red run back to resort but it's wide and not difficult so any intermediate should be able to handle. I would recommend the ski hire across the road from the apartments, very friendly and great new kit. Plagne 1800 is much prettier than other resorts in La Plagne save Belle Plagne, it has a lovely alpine feel and no high rise buildings. There is a supermarket and few restaurants, couple of bars and a tabac so everything you need really, although if you want to go further afield the ski bus stop is outside the Edelweiss. We ate at Mamma Mia's on our first night and also our last night. Great pizza, friendly staff and lovely atmosphere. We also ate at Monica's in Plagne Soleil having stayed at the nearby Hotel Vancouver last year, we got to love this place, it is really good food and is also slopeside for day time hot chocolates and food. It has a lovely sun terrace too. We also ate in a couple of nights which was great and spreads the cost a little too, although we bought two Rotiserie chickens from Plagne Centre which cost 39 Euros!! Yes I did say 39 Euros!! Crazy price, but we made sure we ate every bit and it was good! Skiing in La Plagne is fantastic and an intermediates paradise. My only complaint really is that the piste grading is a little odd at times. Red runs more like blue runs and a couple of blues that could pass for a red/black at times. Le Verdons is one that springs to mind, difficult to say the least! The run down to Montalbert is better on the red Fornelet than the blue Prevendue, trust me it wasn't pleasant and involved ski's off and a walk up hill for the last 40 yards! Our pickup from the Edelweiss was at 1pm and the staff were kind enough to stay open for us and let us sit there for a few hours. They are supposed to close at 12 but didn't just for us. Big thanks for that as it made life a lot easier. They have comfortable seating and complimentary tea and coffee. My only slight moan would be that having to clean your own apartment and strip the beds etc is not great, especially at the price we paid. Having said that it wouldn't put me off staying again but I would just probably pay the cleaning fee. If it was a budget place I could understand but it does pitch itself as Prestige so I feel this should be included. All in all, great time, would recommend to anyone and thought all the staff were fantastic and super friendly. Maybe they sacked all the grumpy staff before we arrived. Didn't use the Crystal rep at all as we had been the previous year, but they seemed a friendly lot.
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