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Boutique, luxury Penthouse over top two floors of this majestic building Luxurious, lounge with log fire and piste views
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146 reviews
Lounge and fireplace
Boutique, luxury Penthouse over top two floors of this majestic building
Luxurious, lounge with log fire and piste views
Dining for 16
Dining area with open fire, staircase and vaulted ceiling
Log fire
Large kitchen breakfast area with piste views
Large kitchen breakfast area with piste views
Mezzanine tv area
Games area mezzanine
Mont du Grange Bedroom 1 King size bed
Cret Beni bedroom suite with 1 king size bed plus 2 singles
Cornettes Bedroom 3 Double bed and bunks
En suite Cret Beni
Cornettes, luxury wetroom/shower
Penthouse Caribou in Winter
Penthouse Caribou, Spring
Dents du Midi
Spring view from Penthouse
Dining on the balcony
Abondance Valley
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Chalet -
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Chatel, Abondance, Portes du Soleil, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

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Sean M
Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“I can't sat enough positive things about this place. Excellent host, great amenities, perfect location”
Reviewed February 2, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Penthouse Caribou is a true 5 star accommodation with spacious communal areas, large bedrooms, ample washrooms, spectacular views and a great host. It is located in the village of La Chapelle d’Abondance which has a lot of amenities within walking distance. One ski lift is located within a 5 minute walk which has a handful of green/blue runs. The rest of the main ski areas are a short bus ride away. The top floor has 2 large bedrooms, 2 washrooms, large comfortable entertainment area with pool table, big screen tv and seating area. The main level has a dining area which easily accommodated our 10 friends. The kitchen is large and fully stocked. The main gathering area has a large leather sectional couch, love seat and bean bag chairs (if needed). There is a large, 2-sided brick fireplace which is between the dining area and the communal / living room area. The place was very quiet and sound transfer between rooms was not an issue since they were not sharing walls. The building also has an elevator and a large secure ski room.

Not only would I recommend staying at this place but I am also eager to return. I send a big thanks to our excellent host Jaquie for help in making our trip a great experience.

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Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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Polly S
1 review
“Fantastic chalet great hosts”
Reviewed February 1, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Stunning chalet, really large but has homely welcoming feel. Owner bent over backwards to make sure every need was met, and has clearly invested a huge amount of love and energy into this amazing well appointed, luxury chalet. Everything was easy, close access to lifts, charming village. Would definitely go again. Thank you!

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Fraser C
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Truly amazing”
Reviewed January 18, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Penthouse Caribou went beyond all my expectations. It certainly had the WOW factor when we walked in and it didn't change during our stay. The spacious and open planned areas blended incredably well with the warm and welcoming furnishings. The views were stunning and it proved the perfect place to stay . Just planning my next visit!!

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Liked best: The comfort at every level.
Liked least: Having to leave!!
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Roseberry...
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Super”
Reviewed January 14, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay beginning of December with friends at this beautiful chalet not much more than an hour from Geneva. Penthouse Caribou takes up the top 2 floors so the views are great and there is a useful lift as well as stairs.

The large open-plan kitchen/sitting/dining room with cosy log fire and further TV area and pool table upstairs ensure there is plenty of space for everyone. The bedrooms and bathrooms are also of a generous size, comfortable and spotlessly clean. We had a lovely time dining at nearby restaurants, visiting the Christmas Market in Montreux and hiking round the Abondance valley.

The owners live on site and are very knowledgeable about the local area should you need any advice. I’m definitely thinking of visiting this special and relaxing place again soon.

Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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Jo L
Crowcombe, United Kingdom
1 review
“Immaculate,luxurious, spacious with a welcoming host”
Reviewed January 14, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Just a short 90min transfer from Geneva and you arrive in the beautiful town of Chapel D'abondance. Situated next to a beautiful Church.
Great views of the Alps from the huge windows.
Lots of things to make your stay relaxing, plenty of seating areas, and spacious warm boot room.
Jacqui was a superb host and provided us with a hearty breakfast every day before we set of to hit the slopes.
Just a 10-15min drive to the Ski lift where there was ample free parking and no queues.
Skiing was fab with loads of choice for all abilities.
Would definitely recommend and will hopefully return next year.

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Liked best: The space!
Liked least: The green bathroom suit which is on the to do list :)
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Jan 16, 2015
It was great to have you here and we look forward to seeing you at Caribou again soon. Summer or winter.
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Caroline...
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely perfect!”
Reviewed January 14, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Wow what an amazing New Year we had in this gorgeous accommodation! We were a group of 16 of us with an age range of 10 to 52 and we all loved it and would go back tomorrow! Central location for skiing with free buses available to various resorts. I advise not to book ski lessons too early in Chatel as it's two bus rides to get there! The penthouse is so homely and spotless with lovely decor,very comfy beds and everything you could need in the kitchen. Fab log fire to relax in front of after a long day skiing! Beautiful views , great local bars and restaurants and small supermarket for basics. The nearby boulangerie was perfect for fresh bread,baguettes and croissants for breakfast! A big thank you to Jacqui and Martin who couldn't have been more helpful and made our stay very special. We absolutely loved it! Hope to see you again soon!

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Management Response
Jan 14, 2015
Thank you for your kind comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your New Year celebrations at the Penthouse. We look forward to welcoming your friends and family again very soon.
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LeighLola...
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Faultless”
Reviewed January 4, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

I stayed at Penthouse Caribou with a group of friends and cannot recommend highly enough, the penthouse is 5* in every way. The accomodation is very beautifully decorated and nothing has been forgotten about when it comes facilities and equipment. The whole place is like a tardis with rooms and offshoots hidden away, giving peace and space to those who require it, yet the communal areas are perfect for large parties to get together and discuss the adventures of their day with a fabulous fire place taking centre stage. The penthouse is also perfectly located with direct access to the slopes and just a short, walkable distance from the village itself where fabulous bars and restaurants await, as well as the other necessary outlets should you need, chemist etc.
We were lucky enough to enjoy a local Christmas market and the fabulous city of Montreux is just a short drive away, definitely worth a trip.
Jacqui and Martin, the owners of Penthouse Caribou, couldn't have been more helpful, from the initial enquiry made right through to tips and hints on what to see and how to get there.
They have a beautiful property and really were the best hosts, we can't wait to return soon.

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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