We've just had yet another fabulous stay at the Hotel des Alpes.
We first went there in 1978 and have been going ever since with our children and now grandchildren who have all loved it. Marvellous for families. Gianfranco (the owner) is a dab hand at conjouring tricks. There are so very many good things about this hotel - it really is exceptional and extraordinarily good value too. It's still run by the same delightful family as in 1978. Gianfranco (ex-Olympic downhill skier) and Fausta his charming sister mainly deal with "front of house" and give you the most wonderful welcome - you could really have the top slate off the roof! Gianfranco's brother is the very talented chef who produces, according to my husband, some of his favourite food in the whole world!
The hotel is immaculately clean and nothing is too much trouble for the staff who'll look after you with great care and attention.
We have sometimes stayed at Christmas/New Year and Easter when a six course dinner and band would be all part of the festivities. There is also a games room - one of my sons still has his first table tennis cup which he won in a long ago hotel competition!
This really is the very best sort of family-run hotel. Long may it continue! Sue