After reading a couple of poor reviews on here we were in 2 minds whether to book up but the price was right and we decided to take the risk. We were very pleased we did. On first impressions you walk in and their little swimming pool is the first thing you notice followed by neat, tidy and welcoming reception. The staff were polite and professional and previous reviews are unjustified in my opinion. The younger staff in particular were very cheerful and welcoming. There is a lift which is useful when lugging your cases up to your room and being a small hotel you rarely have to wait more than 20 seconds for it. Our room was neat tidy and had enough room for our weekly stay. The only thing that I could fault was that the wall mounted hairdryer was broken so take a travel dryer ladies! The bed was nice and big and comfortable. The beds was re-made every day and the surfaces cleaned. Towels could also be changed if desired and there were plenty of them for 2 people! The hotel was well-heated (outside temperatures of around -20C) and windows had automatic shutters which did need to be closed at night for the cold. The room had an outdoor balcony overlooking the ski area of Les Houches and a glazed eating area before you got to the balcony. This was a bit strange as they said eating in rooms was forbidden. We still ate snacks in our room were just careful of the crumbs. (take some plastic glasses/knives etc with you) There were plenty of plug sockets and the water was always hot. There was a plug socket by an illuminated mirror, something I always want! The ski room was fine although unlocked so if you are wary about theft take a lock for your skis. There was a heated boot dryer in there but it only comes on at night. We ate in the restaurant once and liked the alpine animals in there! The food was ok (raclette) that night. We paid for one breakfast and were pleased we had not paid for B&B upfront as it was quite disappointing. Aneamic looking hot dogs, and cold scrambled eggs were enough to stop me persevering with the hot options and there was only 1 type of cheese and 1 type of ham for the cold option, now I would have thought these items are strengths of the region and they could have had a really good selection. There were lots of peripheral items which were fine though. I didn't eat my ten euros worth though and wouldn't try their breakfast option again. But forgetting this one experience of the hotel Chris-Tal I would definately stay there again and couldn't recommend it enough. (Ps, make sure you pick up a bus timetable and plan your days and nights according to the bus times, we have stayed in the town centre 3 times and being savvy with the buses meant we didn't waste any ski/party time by staying in Les Houches.)
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- Chris Tal Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quality Hotel with Restaurant, indoor swimming pool,Sauna and pub. Spacious, cosy, high-quality rooms are all equipped with balcony offering splendid view on Mont-blanc mountains, Wifi internet connection and Satellite TV. Situated in front of Tourchet slopes and ice-skating ring in center village. Only 10 minutes from Chamonix by free shuttle bus and 4 minutes to the main resort Les Houches ... more less
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