We have just returned from a 2 night stay. We were prompted by a half price deal on Groupon and decided a few months ago to book the last week-end in March - actually before hotel closing. The station itself closes on April 9. I hadn't been to Auron since I was young and a skier. My wife and I were just looking for a get away and were not disappointed. Not much snow left due to the hot weather (over 20 ° C) which made it nice for walking around in city clothes. The hotel is quite central facing the slopes. The pleasant surprise was to discover a hotel that was in mint condition. The rooms are rather small but normally so for this category. A large closet and wall mounted flat screen TV were welcome as well as an adequate bathroom with toilet, sink and bathtub but which required taking turns. We were given a room in the front of the hotel facing south and the slopes. Must be great in January/February but end of March we had to leave the window open to get some fresh air ! yep, always complaining: either too hot or too cold :>)
The breakfast was plentiful with a nice quantity of french pastry and fresh bread included in the price of the room. A priced menu is available for an upgrade to American breakfast. Unfortunately the restaurant was already closed for the season but we came upon The White Grouse Pub (see review).
TIP: The 1 euro/person bus ride is still available twice a day for those who don't want to drive up in the heart of the winter. Departs from Nice with a stop at the airport.
TIP: The parking is at the back of the hotel with a small entrance saying bagage entry - need to ring the door bell for access.
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- At the center of Auron, the large ski resort in the south Alps, one hour away from the Nice airport on the French Rivera, the Las Donnas Hotel widely faces the sunin front of the trails as well as 80 meters of the cableway, and is just a couple of steps from the activity center.The hotel will seduce by its exceptional location and comfort. Since 1962, a warm, personalised service and a carefully prepared and traditional catering menu. ... more less
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