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"We really enjoyed our second stay at the chalet hotel…"
We really enjoyed our second stay at the chalet hotel St Louis. The childcare was excellent as was the ski school crystal arranged for our five year old. We enjoyed the food, the quiz night and the relaxed atmosphere in the evenings allowing children to be at the dinner table, in the evening club, asleep on the end of a baby monitor or playing together in the lounge.
The children's tea at 5.30 was good but it would have been better if there had been a choice and some desserts other than ice cream or yogurt. We were able to take advantage of the free and reduced price child places by sharing a two bedroom, one bathroom "suite" which made the holiday very good value for us. Without that discount I think there would be better value options out there.
The location was very good - just across the road from the green piste into the village or a short walk up the road from the main lift station.
The resort was brilliant: good snow at the beginning of April, lots of non skiing activities (no swimming pool though which would have been nice) and plenty of runs. It is pricey though but the chalet hotel did do a 6 euro packed lunch.
It was great to be able to fly from our local airport to Chambery. The airport there is very small with no trolleys which is a pain but on the way home you can go in the Crystal play room which is a fairly chilled place to wait. Our main complaint is about the transfer on the way out. We sat in the coach for 4 1/2 hours altogether - waiting for another plane to come in, swapping some passengers at Moutiers, going to La Tania, waiting ages in 1500 for a mini bus to pick up some more passengers. Stopping again at 1650 and then waiting for the mini bus to take some other people to their accommodation in 1850 before coming back for us. Somehow this all went much more smoothly on the way home but I would still book a private transfer if we went with Crystal again.
Transfers aside, we did have a great holiday and we were delighted that our 5 year old enjoyed the skiing and our 2 year old enjoyed the creche.Read moreLess