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Hotel Le Mottaret
Ranked #1 of 33 Hotels in Meribel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Just returned from a week long stay over Easter. We were in room 26 which is a superior on the second floor. Cleaned everyday, warm, modern, large balcony, hallway for ski equipment. The English channels didn't work on the TV though and it could not be fixed so instead of relaxing in our room for a few hours after skiing we had to go to the lounge which although lovely with a great open fire and sky sports etc wasn't what we had planned as just wanted to lie down and let the legs recover!
Brilliant ski in ski out location with hire and repair shop downstairs. Also easy to access shops and bars using the stairs. And you dont need to use the lift out the back as its not too far up the slope. All staff great and friendly even the manager and repair man.
We did not use the ski locker as no need to.
The 'gym' is not a gym so forget that but the sauna looked ok. Great food all week just need some nicer soups but the desserts were great. Bar lovely with nice lager and full Sky tv selection which the staff let the guests control.
Will definitely return. For the money I would rate it 10 out of 10.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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1  Thank Chrisjwelch
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ServiceClientele, Responsable relations clients at Hotel Le Mottaret, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2013

Dear Sir/Madam,
Thank you for your positive review. We are very pleased that you had a good stay in our hotel and that you appreciated everything out hotel has to offer. We hope that you will stay with us again in the near future.
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Hotel is on the piste side, so excellent ski-in, ski out location. The hotel is let down by an apparent lack of management, manifested in poor hygiene (room cleaning bad & food-related hygiene below standard - wasn't a day went past that we didn't have chips in plates etc & one day I watched the bar-person 'clean' a cup under a running tap with their finger before filling with coffee for someone). Also a lack a security - the external boot room is rarely locked and there are no lockers within it to secure your belongings and even if you have a ski lock you'd struggle to find something to secure your skis to. The hotel also takes no responsibility for personal possessions left in your room - no wonder since we returned one day to find that our room had been left unlocked by the cleaning staff & another when the balcony door was left wide open. There is plenty of food but the menu is the same for the whole week & the food frequently cold and under/over cooked. There was so much wastage that you would think that the management should be questioning their menu and catering staff. If all inclusive there are packed lunches which save a fair bit of money, plus much of the bar is free, although the wine comes out of boxes and is only just drinkable. The staff were mainly friendly but largely unprofessional, again reflecting the lack of any apparent management structure within the hotel. Our party had great snow and enjoyed the holiday - if you were stuck in the Mottaret Hotel for a week of bad weather you might find it all a bit less humorous than we did. There are plenty of other 3 star hotels along the same stretch of piste where we have stayed before and would return to over this one.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Ted6663
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ServiceClientele, Responsable relations clients at Hotel Le Mottaret, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2013

Dear Sir/Madam,
We thank you for your review as your comments are useful to us in order to know the things that need to be improved.
We regret that some aspects of your stay were not up to expectations, however we would like you to know that during this interseason a renovation programme of the bar / restaurant/ terrace has been undertaken to upgrade the whole eating and drinking experience. We are really pleased to be opening this Winter the “Café del Mott” – a large terrace with all day BBQ and open air Jacuzzi.
We hope that with these changes in place you will consider staying with us again in the future.
You should know that we take note of all the suggestions made by our clients and send them directly to our management team.
Regards.

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We just wanted to ski, so this hotel lived up our expectations. The rooms are rather small and cold. The restaurant is quite good for the price they ask. The stuff is very friendly and helpful.
I will go there next year unless they encrease the price.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Alexei S
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Transfer time from airport 5 1/2 hours due to poor driver and route taken.
Boot room unheated best to take boots to your room.
Rooms comfortable and clean, but need more maintenance eg. Brackets for shower so you dont have to hold the hose while washing. Poor drainage in bath plug.
Bar comfortable drinks okish and agree with earlier review with drafty bottom end!
Staff were all friendly and helpful.
Food was very poor. Breakfast was ok with warm eggs, bacon, beans.
For lunch you get a bland baguette, crisps, fruit, cake and bottle of water. Not to bad this safes you at least €20 a day.
Evening meal main course was terrible every time with really random combinations eg. Tagatelli and stew!
Soup was nice, cheese was cheese and pudding was the best course.
Overall the 8 of us that went had a great time.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Other reviews of the Hotel Mottaret are accurate. This place is far from perfect. The price, however, is considerably less than the more "perfect" hotels in Meribel. The location and hotel is perfect if skiing is the reason you are here. The rooms were clean and comfortable to sleep in. The food was decent but far from gourmet. The bar and lounge area were comfortable and the fire inviting. The staff was friendly and very helpful.

If you are not a skier and are looking for a place to stay with a lot of amenities this is not the place for you. But, be prepared to pay a lot more to stay and for finer dining elsewhere in Meribel.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

can only think the person below was staying at a different hotel to me because iv just returned from a fabulous stay at this hotel.i agree with taking your boots to your heated bedroom but if you cant walk down a few icy steps i dont think you should be on a ski holiday. the 5 course meal every night was varied and absolutely delicious,didnt have a bad one all week.the all inclusive was a real bonus, unlimited top quality wine and lager really made the trip. lounge was comfortable and warm with a roaring log fire every night. rooms were smallish and beds were narrow but they served their purpose and were always clean tidy and warm when we returned. all in all an excellent hotel and would reccomend to everyone, i,ll certainly be returning.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

The location is great, but so are the location of so many other hotels in the 3 valleys. The food was ok, but not really when you consider that you are in France and you expect to have great food. If you like to have fresh veggies at least once a day, bring your own. Having just a hand-held in the shower is on the bogus side - but i did enjoy the mushroom that grew during the week from just a 1 inch cup to a 2.5 inch x 4 inch full blow fungus! Got a great photo of that. The ski room is badly in need of some TLC - nothing fantastic, but is it too much to ask to have lights that stay on and a bench that doesn't collapse? I did like the staff, and the beer was cold, but if you are looking for a hotel that pays attention to the details, look somewhere else.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: Chemin du Chardon | Méribel-Mottaret, 73550 Meribel, Les Allues, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Savoie > Les Allues > Meribel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Meribel
#4 Family Hotel in Meribel
Price Range: $90 - $504 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Le Mottaret 3*
Number of rooms: 64
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