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Allee des Boutiques, 05330, Saint-Chaffrey France
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#4 of 7 hotels in Saint-Chaffrey
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Bedrooms are south facing with a private balcony overlooking the mountains. Rooms equipped with bathroom, hair dryer, mini-bar, TV, direct-dial telephone and a safe. Dressing gowns and swimming towels are provided. Our heated open-air pool has direct access to the garden for sun bathing and our terrace which overlooks the pool and has a panoramic view. Lunch and dinner can be served on the terrace
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Skiing
Tennis court
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Shuttle bus service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mountain View
Family
Languages Spoken
French

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Grade: 65 out of 100
24Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
4Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Rob A wrote a review Jul 2020
13 contributions2 helpful votes
What an absolute great find, the hotel plain sud is just what we needed after our stay near to Briancon last year. Run by Lynne, the front of house team seems to be mainly British staff who have all ended up here and for us this made our stay even more brilliant as it meant they could relate to anything we needed (unlike some places you stay as a Brit). Special mention goes out to Lucy who was brilliant and was always on hand to sort drinks etc as was Tracey and Estelle who only started working there during our stay. Good luck Estelle we're sure you'll love it there. With the impact of Covid and the fact that the Hotel had only just opened again Lynne was waiting for some supplies to still filter through and this meant that the menu was small, however there was enough on it for us to have some different everyday and the quality of food and presentation by Stu (the chef) was excellent, big thank you to Stu as by the end of our stay even made a special crumble and french custard, they guys a legend. The hotel is situated right in the middle of the village and this makes it ideal if you want to have a walk about or head across the road and take the cable car upto the top of one of the many mountains. The rooms were clean, neat and comfortable with everything you need although the baths are short so if you are over 6ft you'll struggle to lay out ( ask Babee Gee) and the shower heads are low, other than that it was perfect for us
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Response from , Directeur général at Hotel Plein Sud
Responded 7 Jul 2020
Hi guys - thanks for your review on TA. Hope you arrived safe and dry in Germany and the road back to the UK was not too stressful. Hope you enjoyed the local routes and the one around the lake. Hope to see you back here again. Many thanks from Lynne & all the team.
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Rachelle V wrote a review Feb 2020
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Such a brilliant place to stay. The rooms are basic but good and kept very clean. The staff are brilliant, each of them put in an effort to make us feel welcome. They had good recommendations when we asked about seeing Briançon and even spoke to us about the slopes. The food is phenomenal, we have thoroughly enjoyed every single meal we have had and the bar has a very homely feeling, it makes aprés-ski drinks very relaxing. The hotel is well situated, the main ski lifts and little town center being just a few minutes walk away across the road. We would definitely recommend coming to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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snowhy wrote a review Jan 2020
Harrogate, United Kingdom40 contributions28 helpful votes
Stayed with a group of 32 and had a great stay. Rooms basic but comfortable, we had a mountain view room which was spacious. Always plenty of hot water for a bath or shower. There was a sewer odour in the corridor which I have often found in accommodation, but it was never in the bedroom. There is a warm swimming pool and steam room which were nice. The bar is great for après ski drinks or pre/post dinner get together. The food was excellent, some of the best food we have ever eaten on a ski holiday. A choice of starters, main course and then a buffet dessert. Perfectly cooked fish and meat were on the menu every night. Sometimes it was difficult to choose what you wanted as it was all delicious. Breakfast is a cold buffet, but you can cook your own boiled egg and toast. Nice fresh coffee served every day. The staff were incredibly friendly, helpful and hard working. There is a boot room or you can leave your skis in a locker by the gondola if you don’t fancy the walk up and down the hill. They coped amazingly with a large group all wanting to eat at the same time. Definitely a good find and we will certainly be back. Can thoroughly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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annsonwheels wrote a review Apr 2019
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Gorgeous wooden bar, absolutely delicious home cooked food, clean rooms, nice pool, short walk to the pistes. I love this hotel! It isn't fancy but the staff are friendly and accommodating and the food is incredible.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from skiserreche, Directeur général at Hotel Plein Sud
Responded 2 Apr 2019
Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you had a great holiday and that you enjoyed your stay with us & also benefited from the bar, pool & restaurant. We appreciate the time you have taken to write a review & hope that we also have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.
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Rantin rover wrote a review Mar 2019
Biggar, United Kingdom8,146 contributions1,245 helpful votes
A group of us stayed recently for a week booked via Crystal Ski. The hotel is located about 5 minutes walk from the ski lifts and the village centre which has several bars, hotels and restaurants. There are a couple of nice bakers in the vicinity too. It's not the place to come if you are looking for lots of nightlife and that, combined with the hotel's location behind the main road, meant we had no issues getting a disturbance-free sleep. Transfer with Crystal from Turin airport was initially subject to a hike from the terminal building with loads of baggage to the furthest parking lot possible and ultimately a drop off downhill of the hotel at a bus stop on the main street. Thanks for that - it was a work-out. Pick up on departure in the early hours of the morning was similarly from the main road, only to be driven on the coach to another pick-up place nearby to hang around and then drive past our starting point 30 minutes later. The hotel is traditionally styled and although the owner is British (and French speaking) the staff are of mixed nationalities. There was confusion as we checked in with everyone having been assigned rooms with different members of the group than we had planned however some hopes were dashed as this was sorted fairly quickly. My wife and I were in room 258 on the entrance level with a view from the balcony over the home black piste - Luc Alphand - which was well used. Others were allocated rooms at basement and first floor level which appeared to have a similar outlook and layout. Although our room was reasonably spacious it could have been better without the addition of a spare single bed. The double bed was firm but comfortable enough for us. There was a chair and desk (with a few small drawers); flat screen television with BBC1 amongst the few English speaking channels; a mini bar which could be used as a fridge; hanging space and drawers, a few hooks for outdoor gear and a courtesy safe. The latter was a little touch sensitive however we got the hang of the keypad eventually. Staff had to sort it after we locked ourselves out within a short time of arrival and subsequently were also responsive and helpful in providing a TV remote control (the original turned up days later amongst spare blankets) and a replacement hairdryer (the original didn't work). The ensuite was very compact with a shower over the bath (and for lovers of Hitchcock's Psycho a shower curtain). There was always hot water with decent pressure provided you managed to get the mixer taps in a sweet spot! Getting a sweet spot on the toilet seat was more difficult in the limited confines. For those who travel light, shower gel was available from a wall mounted dispenser and there was also a complimentary quirky "milk carton" of toiletries. Bath robes were also provided and towels were changed daily on request. Early in our stay my wife was unfortunate enough to have an accident on the slopes and made good use of the balcony to get some afternoon sunshine whilst applying bags of ice to her leg (courtesy of the hotel). Not surprisingly with limited mobility she didn't take long to exhaust the possibilites of non-skiing activities. There was no cooked breakfast and the general concensus in our group was that it wasn't a great experience to prepare yourself for a day on the slopes. There was a self serve buffet of cereals, ham & cheese, fruit, bread and self-timed boiled eggs. The toast took far too long to make and the coffee and tea, which needed to be served by staff, took quite some time to arrive after these were requested. There was an air of stress at times. Dinner was served in sittings during our stay with our group "drawing" the later option at 8.15pm. I found it a little unusual that a British owned hotel, with an English chef only printed the menu in French and required translation by the waiting staff to take orders from us however the choice on offer of three items per course was generally good. The pasta starters I had were very good throughout the week (I even thought perhaps the chef was Italian) and the mains likewise. Amongst the mains dishes I had were Cod, Guinea Fowl, Sea Bass and Sea Trout. The portions were fine as far as I was concerned - I'm not a fan of piling the plate to capacity. Desserts were self-serve buffet style and were also very good - some nice blueberry tart with cream and a selection of cheese comes to mind. There was a selection of wines, some of which were out of stock during our stay, typically priced around €18 - €28 and upwards. Our group of 26 are fairly lively when gathered and this reflected in the dining room noise levels which wouldn't appeal to those seeking a quiet meal for two. The bar was inviting and usually quite busy in the evening (not apres ski). G&T €11, glass of house wine €3.50, Coke €3.50, pint of Magners €7 were typical of the price range. The bar staff were friendly in our experience. Drinks could be charged to your room or paid at the bar. Settlement of the bill is after dinner on your final night's stay and we found ours to be accurate. The hotel had a heated ski store in the basement with lockers allocated per room. It was fairly dark however the temptation to us of leaving our equipment down by the lifts and walking back up without ski boots was too great so we didn't really use it. (Sport 2000 near the lifts charged €9 p.p. per wk for storage). The hotel gave 10% discount for ski servicing via Riquet Sports which we used and found very reasonable. We didn't use the hotel's pool and I didn't hear of others in our group comment. There is an alarm to de-activate prior to use which put me off personally subject as it was to an "ear piercing" sound if you didn't key the code. No reflection on the hotel however worth mentioning that the Crystal rep was seldom seen, especially when required. An accident report for my wife was completed after we got home to the UK and whilst he provided transport from the hotel for her and our luggage to the coach pick-up on request, I was left to load and unload his van. Help at the airport from Crystal was similarly disorganised to get to check-in although eventually summoned by one of their team. On the evening prior to departure we were provided with a breakfast pack containing a bottle of water, a biscuit, a cake and an apple as no breakfast buffet was available prior to our pick-up at 6.30am. Overall I'd say the hotel was reasonable value for money and a good base for skiing in the Serre Chevalier area as it is quite central in that respect.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from skiserreche, Directeur général at Hotel Plein Sud
Responded 4 Apr 2019
Bonjour Thank you for your concise review of Serre Chevalier via Crystal Ski. We thank you for your taking the time to do this and always welcome clients. We are an independent hotel and have other guests in the hotel outside of Crystal clients. The reason for the menu being written in French is because we are in France and we also have french clients, so it is written in the local language. Obviously we translate this to our English guests, if required. Crystal Ski had emailed a rooming list which was incorrect.Your group leader had been aware of this and we advised him, for your future reference, that it is always better to contact hotels directly prior to arrival to ensure that all details are correct for a fast & efficient check-in. This is what happens with our guests that book directly. Concerning the serving of Hot drinks @ breakfast, these are served by our staff and breakfast usually passes very smoothly - however with a group of over 26 people all demanding hot drinks at the same time sometimes a little patience is required by the guests. The alarm for the pool is a necessary security alarm - it is an alarm to prevent potential drowning - in case of any small children falling in. this is a requirement of french law - all clients have to do is disable the alarm by entering a code prior to entering the water - it only takes 30 seconds. Crystal clients always have a very early pick-up ranging from 5h30 - 6h in the morning - we have always provided a breakfast pack for the guests on early departure.
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US$115 - US$162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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plein sud hotel
LOCATION
FranceProvence-Alpes-Cote d'AzurHautes-AlpesSaint-Chaffrey
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Plein Sud
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Plein Sud?
Nearby attractions include Le Playoff - Sports Bar (0.05 miles), Ski Expérience (0.1 miles), and Outland (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Plein Sud?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Plein Sud?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Plein Sud?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Plein Sud?
Conveniently located restaurants include Allo Raclette, Le Loup Blanc, and Le Triptyque.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Plein Sud?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Plein Sud have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Plein Sud offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Plein Sud located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the centre of Saint-Chaffrey.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Plein Sud?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Plein Sud?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Plein Sud?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cité Vauban (3.5 miles), Fort du Chateau (3.6 miles), and La Porte De Pignerol (3.5 miles).