I have just come back from a 5 night stay at La Reine des Alpes with my boyfriend and his brother. The hotel's current owners have only been there for 7 months and although no previous experience of hotel ownership they were absolutely wonderful. Yvonne made a real effort to make us feel as welcome as possible. On the first night our room was slightly chilly and by the time we returned from dinner this had been rectified.
The town itself is relatively quiet - only one other hotel, a few restaurants, several ski shops and some bars. If you're looking for a nightlife this is probably not the best resort to stay in, however with all shops and amenities in close proximity it is very convenient.
The hotel is literally opposite the chairlift to take you towards Champoussin and other ski areas within Portes du Soleil, which is a bonus as it means you do not have to lug skis a long distance. There is free parking available so we decided to hire a car to drive from Geneva which worked out much cheaper than a taxi for the three of us.
We had one of the suites which was beautifully furnished and spacious, with a modern bathroom (with shower over bath and decent hairdryer), a dressing room, lounge area, and main bedroom with an extremely comfortable bed. For £150 each extra than a standard room for the 5 days it was definitely worth it. Standard rooms had a much smaller bathroom with a shower; the bedroom itself was the same size as our bedroom in the suite. Most BBC and ITV channels were available. Had a great night's sleep every night with no noise from outside.
The breakfast buffet had everything you would expect - yoghurt, cereal, fruit, bread, croissants, ham and cheese, in addition to tea and coffee. The restaurant has a lunch and dinner menu - could perhaps have slightly more available, but the food we had was lovely and very reasonably priced.
If I were to ski Portes du Soleil again I would perhaps try a Swiss resort slightly closer to the border, nevertheless we had a wonderful stay and in terms of location and comfort we could not have asked for any more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Pension de Morgins was established in 1880 by the Defago family and taken over by George and Juliette Monay in 1955. In 2012, it was acquired by the current owners, Heleen and Jan de Graaf. Jan has been a Morgins resident since attending Alpin College in 1972 and later choosing to be domiciled in Morgins. Until spring 2015, the establishment was run by tenants. Last summer and autumn, extensive renovations were carried out and the concept was changed entirely. The first thing to change was the name. From 2001 to spring 2015, the hotel was known as La Reine des Alpes. Its new name is “Chez Jan | La Pension de Morgins”. The formula has been changed to luxury Bed & Breakfast. The entire ground floor has been remodelled into an inviting sitting room with high and low seating. A large fireplace has been built in, and the entire building has been refurbished in chalet style by Jacques Multone (and company). The rooms have been upgraded with new curtains, linen, furniture, fresh tea and Nespresso machines. A significant change is that the grounds are now open to hotel guests only. We want guests to feel at HOME at Chez Jan. In the mornings, Kirsten serves a very comprehensive breakfast. She also bakes tarts, which are served as a sweet treat during the day. In the afternoons and evenings, your host Sam prepares drinks for guests and serves light snacks. We are also busy with plans for a wellness centre, which we hope to complete in 2016 – 2017. Everything is geared towards catering to our guests’ needs! ... more less
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