When we arrived at the Chalet we were immediately impressed with the very high specification. All the rooms were a good size which meant no arguments with regards who was having what room! All rooms also have a lovely en-suite.
The Chalet itself is in an ideal location. You can see the Bus stop - which is located a 60 second walk away from the Chalet - from the large windows at the front so you are able to time when to leave the Chalet to the last minute! The free Ski busses run every 15 minutes during the busy hours of the day.
The Chalet is also a 10/15 minute walk away from the small village of Les Allues which has some lovely restaurants.
We decided to opt for the catered option for the Chalet and the food we ate was wonderful - as were the lovely cakes we came home to after each days skiing!
We were also advised to hire a locker at the bottom of the Ski Lift in Meribel which was a great idea as we were able to leave all of our Ski and Snowboarding equipment in the locker each day which mean we could partake in Apres-Ski in comfort and we also didn't need to haul our equipment with us each day.
All in all a wonderful Chalet at a very reasonable price.
We will defiantly be returning here in the future!!
We stayed a family of 4 for one week for a snowboarding trip. The location is great and with a nice view, only 50 mtrs to the free bus taking us to the slopes. The chalet is new and stylish, has pleanty of amenities and during our stay was very warm so we hardly needed the camina. Would easily fit for 8 persons, 4 bedrooms all with private bathroom, both rooms on top floor have a shower and bath.
Chalet Vanakam is a new chalet situated in a great location just above Les Allues, set back from the main road. The views both up and down the valley are superb and there is a large balcony at the front looking up to the Meribel ski area. One of the great advantages of this chalet is it's proximity to the bus stop, which is about 50 metres from the front door. Having stayed in the centre of Meribel several times and other chalets in the valley it is fair to say that you get far more for your money away from the centre. The excellent free bus service is punctual and regular, meaning that in many ways it is easier to get to the slopes than staying in the centre of Meribel. The chalet itself is spacious, comfortable and appointed to a high standard with all the essential facilities and comforts provided. The Summit chalets team ensure that everything you need is provided and will organise lift passes, etc as required. Chalet Vanakam would certainly be our preferred choice on our next visit to Meribel.