The chalet itself is simply beautiful with smart modern décor and a warm atmosphere, we felt at home there and able to relax whether in the privacy of our comfortable room, in the library, on the sofa in front of the fire or round the table for Emma’s homemade cakes.
The small village of St Martin is a short walk away with good local shops and a couple of family friendly bars where we spent one or two evenings before dinner listening to live music and swapping stories.
Emma and Griff are great hosts, nothing was too much trouble for them and they made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. They had advice for the experienced skiers in our party on the best snow and conditions and they helped the novices get the most from the trip making sure that they rented the right skis and advising them on where to find the slopes most suited to their level.
The food was incredible, Emma is a great cook and the menu and presentation would put all but the best restaurants to shame, our hosts dined with us, kept us entertained with great conversation and filled our glasses with limitless excellent wine that had clearly been carefully selected to complement the food.
Even on their night off they drove us to a fabulous authentic Savoyard farm restaurant in the next village run by the friendly farmer Bernard and arranged for Bernard’s wife Josette to transport us back at the end of the evening.
I can’t praise Chalet St Martin highly enough, we have booked for the same week next year already and we are counting down the days.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chalet St Martin is a stunning luxury chalet situated in the most sought after 'upper side' of the village just a short walk from both the piste and village center with its shops, bars and restaurants. Each ensuite bedroom is a perfect blend of contemporary design combined with just a dash of alpine warmth. All rooms offer a high level of comfort and excellent facilities - ensuite bathrooms with underfloor heating, luxury towels, bath-robes, egyptian bed linen, ipod docking stations, wifi, hairdryers and sweetie jar. There is a beautiful open plan lounge with comfortable seating, music system, satellite television and contemorary fireplace overlooking the village and the mountains beyond. ... more less