Overall good for self-catering ski accommodation. Receptionist was helpful and spoke english. Good size moden chalet style rooms, but not much wardrobe/cupboard space. All the kitchen equipment worked, but there was only a 2 plate electric hob and solo microwave, with no conventional oven. There were few pots and pans, and the hob plates are too close to use both flying pans at the same time. The electric toaster was useful. To shower requires neeling in the bath as it lacks a shower curtain. With just the 2 of us, we found these issues minor and would certainly stay at this residence again.
Traveller from England
Seven chalet-style timber and stone apartment buildings located one kilometre from the Grand Massif ski slopes and lifts …More
The apartment we booked was a two bedroom that would accommodate six people. One bedroom with a double bed, the second with bunk beds and the living area had a sofa that converted to a cabin bed with a roll out from beneath. The living area was open plan with kitchenette, dining and living area. Although the apartment was a reasonable size with plenty of storage throughout, the furniture is the typical alpine interior of wood that is often found and over the course of the week was lacking comfort, especially the wooden sofa/cabin bed and dining area. We did long for some soft furnishings to sink into.
As comment by others, the pillows could be better and the double bed mattress could be renewed as this sank very badly in the middle.
The complex is a short walk to the centre of town, there is a great Irish bar, Coveys just 5 minutes away which serve amazing home made burgers. It is about a 10-15 minute walk to the express gondola or alternatively there is a free ski bus that picks up outside the complex and runs every 15 minutes. There is a bakery delivery every morning, orders are taken the evening before.
The staff were very helpful and we thought we would miss the 8pm check in but they gave great instructions on what to do on arrival and that the keys and paperwork could be collected from a safe found at the reception door.
The check out process involves an inspection and it is your responsibility to ensure the flat is cleaned. Vaccum cleaners are available.
Traveller from Glasgow
Attractive complex of Savoyard style apartments, one kilometre from the slopes and ski lifts of Le Grand Massif ski …More
Overall I thought this apartment was very good, the facilities are good with a pool, jacuzzi and steam room, the reception staff were helpful and no hiccups. We got a room for 6 when there was 4 of us because we wanted 2 bedrooms and we knew the 1 bed version would be too small. We were right because although the apartment was modern and the bathrooms were very nice, it was a bit tight, in particular storage is very limited.
The kitchenette had all the basics, although considering there could have been 6 of us there wasn't a casserole dish big enough to make a meal for 6 but this was just small touches that could be improved.
As also mentioned several times wifi is a challenge, our codes never worked and quality is poor. I don't know why hotels that are "premium" or 4/5 star don't include wifi as a basic decent service.
Beds were made on arrival, cleaning is included apart from the kitchen, The free taxi service into town in the evening is a lovely touch. The extras are expensive and not worth it such as 25 euros for some logs to burn, the car park is also very expensive. I used the service for getting groceries delivered on the arrival day which was brilliant. I didn't use ski set for delivery of ski hire since they were 100 euros more than sport 2000 so watch out. Finally, the hotel isn't in any of the centres but is walkable (10 mins) to Foret and putting your skis on to ski into the nearest lifts is really easy and a lovely comfort.
We had stayed at the residence in Alpe d'Huez previously. This Reine des Pres wasn't as pleasant but it was great nonetheless. Very friendly staff and amenities made the stay very comforting. Great if you are with a family. We were two couples so one room had a double bed and the other one two single ones joint together which was a bit disappointing. The other bit was that we felt that the jacuzzis could have been a tad warmer as it was cold around the pool area. Other than that, great apartments and a great place to stay if you go to Samoens.
We wanted one night not far away from Geneva airport (rather than getting up at 5am to travel from Provence) and this fitted the bill as about an hour away. Great room, very pleasant, even the extra bed for our daughter was comfy.
Traveller from Altrincham, UK
Le Morillon is a charming chalet-style 3-star hotel in Haute Savoie situated at the base of spectactular ski slopes and in …More
Pocket Guide: Alpes du Nord Le Grand Massif Hotels
A huge area encompassing the ski resorts of Samoens and Flaine, Le Grand Massif is a popular ski destination for families. Childcare facilities are at both resorts. Samoens is a more traditional village than Flaine, but the latter has better facilities. In addition to the slopes, snowboarding, heli-skiing, telemarking, and snowshoeing are popular activities.
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