We went for a week on the first week of the season in Dec 2010 and whilst it was very cold, the quality of the chalet, the food and the hosts were outstanding and made the holiday. I would recommend going at this time of year as well as the slopes were so empty and it is cheaper. Just wrap up warm.
Chalet is impeccable inside and out, with a cosy living area, log burning fire, plenty of space in the dining area and it was nice that everyone ate together. Heated boot room was a nice touch and the bedrooms had comfy beds, a balcony overlooking the valley, nice bathrooms and a flatscreen tv with full british ski channels. All rooms were cleaned everyday and it was always lovely and warm. There is also free WIFI in the chalet which was useful. The hot tub on the terrace was great for a soak after a long day.
The chalet staff couldn't do enough for us, were very accommodating, had lots of local tips, took us out on the mountain everyday, came drinking every evening and really went the extra mile to make sure we were all sorted with transfer, ski passes, ski hire and anything extra we might need. All staff are British and very approachable. Many thanks to Cameron, who was very entertaining. I don't know how they all have the energy to do it every day.... and if they do the profiterole challenge every week, I don't know how they're not 20 stone.
Brings me onto the food. The most amazing food I've ever had!!! Dave you are a genius. Duck, lamb, steak, paella.... a different starter, main and desert every night and all equally outstanding. I have never eaten so well. If there's anything on the menu that you can't or don't eat, they will provide you with an alternative. Free wine at meal times, hot and cold breakfasts and cake and afternoon tea, meant we needed very little else. There are a handful of nice restaurants in the village for the one night the staff have off and can be recommended by the staff. There is also a little corner/supermarket next door and several pubs within a stones throw.
Les Brevieres as a location is good, even though it is an extra bubble ride from main Tignes location, as there's enough to keep you busy, but a quaint and peaceful village. If you have an extreme beginner (or someone who isn't really trying) in your group they may struggle down the blue you need to get to Tignes.
I would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone.
- Also Known As:
- Chalet Bonjour-Bonjour Hotel Tignes
- Chalet Bonjour-Bonjour Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Easy walk to ski lifts and runs - 40 metres to piste! Plentiful quantities of beautifully cooked food. Maximum 15 guests, 5 bedrooms, all en-suite. 5 days on-piste free ski guiding included! Free WiFi and UK TV available in chalet * Val d'Isère, top French alpine resort * 100s of miles of high altitude snowsure skiing * Excellent wines included free with dinner * Next to nursery slope * Sunday to Sunday holidays so transfers are quicker * Quality traditional alpine interior - highest standards * Suitable for couples, groups and families * Boot warmers and ski storage * Experienced friendly staff * Ski hire and local ski school, all arranged ... more less