Just back yesterday from a fantastic trip to Le Grand Bornand where we stayed in Chinaillon. We were a family of 4; two adults & 2 children aged 11 & 7. We choose this resort specifically as the accommodation looked close to the slopes & the resort offered a good mixture of runs to accommodate various ages & skills. We were not disappointed as we found the resort to have an excellent mixture of Greens, Blues & Reds which we sampled as the week progressed. The apartment we had was Irene 7 which was excellent as it was towards the bottom of the hill and therefore near the slopes. The apartment block is built into the mountain and is serviced by multiple lifts which you have to use to get from the bottom of the complex to the top where reception is. Advice would be to look for Irene area which is a 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bathroom unit, with pull out couch. We found it adequate for 4 people but might be tight with any more.
Negatives: Make sure you get a unit close to bottom of complex as that is where you go daily so a unit at top of complex would be a pain every day as you would need to use 4 separate lifts. Due to a strange setup the heat in apartment is controlled centrally and you cannot change the heat controls, you therefore end up with the thermostat which is in kitchen switching off heat in bedrooms which get cold as temp in kitchen reaches 21C, you then swelter in the night as it keeps heat on most of night, also our thermostats on our rads did not work either. Other big gotcha was the swimming pool where (like other areas of France) all males have to wear non boxer type swimming shorts, forcing you to buy y-front type swim shorts from reception. Also pool was rather cold so we only went once, which was a shame as it was a key reason we choose this resort.
Big compliment to the staff who were friendly & efficient and always smiling. Local SPAR supermarket is very close & well stocked as is ski hire shop TWINNER which is below resort, again staff really friendly & helpful. We stayed in most evenings so use the SPAR a lot, ate out on slopes each day & ate in each evening.
I will certainly go back to both the resort & this complex as it offers a perfect mix for families whilst being a reasonable cost. Transfers to airport was done with Aravis who seemed a cost effective & timely option.
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