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The layout of the apartment.
The private entrance to the apartment.
The hallway and reading area with shelves packed with books, games and DVDs.
The spacious living room with L-shaped sofa that converts to a double bed.
The well-stocked kitchen has a full range of integrated appliances and a dining table.
The first double bedroom has two single beds, fitted wardrobe and a balcony with mountain views.
The second double bedroom also has a fitted wardrobe and private balcony.
There is also a separate bunk room accessed via the hallway.
The bathroom features an original cast iron sit-up bath.
The apartment also has a separate shower room and WC.
The view from the kitchen balcony.
The view from the first bedroom balcony.
The view from the second bedroom balcony.
The weekly market in the village centre.
The apartment offers a perfect holiday base for thrill-seekers or alpine explorers.
The Evasion Mont Blanc ski area accessed from the village is one of the largest in the French Alps.
The village offers the perfect backdrop for many a magical winter scene.
There are numerous shops and restaurants to enjoy at any time of the year.
The historic Tram du Mont Blanc has a station in the village.
The Folly Douce is a famously lively mountain-top restaurant and bar within the resort.
Unfortunately we can't guarantee the weather!
The beautiful town of Annecy, about an hour by car from the apartment.
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

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Sue R
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous”
Reviewed January 30, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

This apartment is in a perfect spot close to everything, the ski bus stops just across the road and it's just a five minute walk to shops, bars and restaurants. The apartment is warm, cosy, comfortable and very well equipped with a ski and boot store on the ground floor. The master bedroom has great views of the mountains and if you want to eat in, the kitchen has everything you need. The building itself is a delightful conversion of a period hotel with lots of original features and the apartment has managed to keep the best of these whilst incorporating a high quality modern refurbishment. St Gervais is a lovely town with lots of character and the skiing is absolutely exceptional. The apartment is really good value for money and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend staying here.

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Management Response
Jan 31, 2016
Many thanks for your very kind review...we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to seeing you back in St. Gervais next season!?
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828greenn
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice well equipped flat”
Reviewed January 15, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

The flat is relatively large, well equipped and seemed to have been recently remodeled and redecorated. There are 2 large double bedrooms, a convertible sofa in the living/kitchen, and a couple of bunks beds in the corridor. We were 6 adults in 3 couples, on booking I hadn't realized that the bunks are not in room as such, so that was a bit disappointing. The flat probably suits better, a family with young children. We left open the convertible sofa and the 6 of us lived on it. I have never seen a flat with so much stuff bought for Ikea, I didn't know you could get absolutely everything from there, it a really good way of furnishing a holiday home. The heating and hot water work well, there is a separate bathroom and a separate shower room and with 6 we never run out of hot water.
It has good wifi and both UK and french TV.
Saint Gervais is small town, with not much in the way of shopping apart from food, but if your there for the skiing it doesn't matter. If you want a more jazzy place go to Megeve which is about 12km away. Like a lot of french village ressorts it is relatively low in altitude and the snow is not guaranteed at the beginning of the season, we spent our time at les Contamines which is higher.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Jan 31, 2016
Many thanks for your review and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I'm sorry you were a bit disappointed with the bunk room, which although separate, does not have a door from the hallway. This is indicated on the floor plan, but we will update the property description to make this absolutely clear. Yes, for the best combination of quality, style and price, Ikea is unbeatable!!
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Barbara H
Wells, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Beautiful, newly renovated apartment in a very special location”
Reviewed June 23, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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This apartment was completely refurbished earlier this year and we were lucky enough to be some of the first guests to stay in it. The decor and facilities are modern and stylish but it still manages to be sympathetic to the era and elegance of the building.
The apartment is located about 300m from the town centre so is easily accessible to shops and restaurants. The road in front of the building can be noisy at peak times but that didn't really bother us as there is a lovely little balcony at the back which looks over the large communal garden and has fantastic views of the Aravis mountains.
Hire a car if you can as there are some wonderful places to visit nearby including Chamonix, Megeve and, high up in the mountains across the valley, a little hidden gem called Lac Vert.
We visited in May, which is the official low season, and found a few of the attractions were closed. There was still plenty to do though and we would thoroughly recommend both the apartment and the location at any time of year.

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Liked best: The space and comfort of the apartment
Liked least: A few of the local attractions were closed as we visited in low season
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Jan 14, 2016
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in the apartment...it really makes the renovation efforts worthwhile!! We hope to see you back at 15 La Residence very soon.
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LeYan29
Chambourcy, France
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed September 1, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Management Response
Sep 3, 2017
Nous sommes vraiment heureux que vous ayez apprécié vos vacances à St. Gervais. Merci d'avoir choisi 15 La Residence et nous espérons vous revoir la prochaine fois!
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Stefano G
Milan, Italy
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 14, 2016
Many thanks for your kind review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in 15 La Residence St. Gervais-les-Bains and hope to see you again.
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