This was my first stay with Ski Power and will be my last. They call it a hotel but it is not, it is not even a chalet, I have skied with many other companies in my 40 odd years of skiing mostly in chalets but sometimes using hotels and Ski Power are nearly at the bottom of the list, they seem to use every opportunity to extract the extra euro from you, wine extra with your meal, if you dont use their recommended ski hire shop you get charged, if you dont buy ski pass from them you get charged. Ski hosting they say is included but you have to pay to book a place, a complete joke as we were the only people taking up the option. The ski host did not turn up on one day, no one let us know, previous years whilst taking up the option of ski hosting with other companies it was a social event with other guests, not with Ski Power, they take out just the group that booked with them. I like many of the other guests staying the week we were there were surprised that we were staying in France but you dont have that wonderful French bread but you have bake in the oven bread you can buy in the UK, and can you believe you dont get bread with your evening meal, some guests started to buy their own bread. My estimate that at least 50% of the guests were not happy whilst I was there.
On the positive side in general the meals were very good and I think I had one of the best vegetarian meals I have ever eaten.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel La Gelinotte France/Savoie
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Gelinotte is superbly appointed in central Val d’Isère. and just 7 to 10 mins walk from the slopes, and centre but we offer a private minibus shuttle for guests. All bedrooms are en suite and the property is run as a small ski hotel with Bubbly reception, fabulous cooked and continental breakfasts and an a la carte evening menu with many other great touches to make your holiday extra special.The hotel has a fully licensed bar and restaurant. Guests will find a sauna for relaxing in after a long days skiing. There is also a quiet lounge for reading, a comfy lounge and TV lounge and a licensed bar with draft beers, spirits and wines. The hotel has Wi-fi access and the public areas are well thought out to offer guests privacy and different options for socialising. ... more less