Le Kandahar Hotel
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Le Kandahar Hotel

1620 route de la Dranse, 74390 Chatel, Abondance France
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4.5
#5 of 19 hotels in Chatel
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Le Kandahar Hotel, your Chatel “home away from home.” Le Kandahar Hotel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Le Kandahar Hotel features newspaper. In addition, as a valued Le Kandahar Hotel guest, you can enjoy a sauna and an on-site restaurant that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to street parking.

Chatel has plenty of Italian restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Le Hors Piste, La Bocca, and Pici Pasta, which are serving up some great dishes.

If you are looking for something to do in the area, Fantasticable (1.2 mi) is a popular attraction that is within walking distance of Le Kandahar Hotel.

Le Kandahar Hotel puts the best of Chatel at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Skiing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Street parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Board games / puzzles
Steam room
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Business
Languages Spoken
English, French

Location

1620 route de la Dranse, 74390 Chatel, Abondance France
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 64 out of 100
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Sion Airport
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Rachel S wrote a review Jan 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been visiting the Kandahar regularly for seven years and have always had exceptional meals and service. Having eaten at many restaurants in Châtel, both on and off the mountain, the Kandahar remains our firm favourite and chosen location for family occasions. A big thank you to Florence and family for the wonderful hospitality and memorable meals.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Anne P wrote a review Aug 2023
Cambridge, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We took a group of family and friends for a meal in the restaurant. We were not the easiest group to accommodate, with four coeliacs and one lactose free. They could not have been more helpful - taking the time to check that everything was gluten free or milk free as needed. We had a wonderful meal - thank you.
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Date of stay: August 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: We had a printed sheet of information about the gluten free diet, which since our French is not...
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Anton C wrote a review Mar 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Food , had the chicken and steak , which was cooked at the table , lots of rice, salad and chips.

Had lovely deserts with fantastic service and nothing was too much trouble.

Great Venue and special shout out to the waiting staff
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Archie H wrote a review Feb 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just got home from our 4 night stay at Le Kandahar Hotel and we couldn’t be happier with our experience. Upon arrival Allain gave us a warm welcome and showed us around the hotel. It was the perfect place to stay for our skiing holiday. Firstly, the steam and sauna was lovely after a long day of skiing. Secondly, the food was amazing! We only ate in the restaurant once, but the burger was one of the best burgers I’ve ever had. The restaurant always seemed lively with a good atmosphere. Lastly, the hotel and room was always clean and well maintained. All the staff were very polite and friendly. We couldn’t recommend this hotel enough!! Thank you Allain and all the staff at Le Kandahar Hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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JamesGoddard wrote a review Sept 2014
Oxford, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We'd eaten here several times before but never stayed overnight as we have our own apartment in Chatel. However, a plumbing problem in our apartment meant we needed a last minute booking in a resort we know well. We weren't diasppointed - the warmest of welcomes, a spotlessly clean and cosy room; and an amazing dinner!
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Date of stay: September 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Andrew M wrote a review Mar 2014
Geneva, Switzerland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Didn't stay at the hotel, but dined here and can only recommend this restaurant to anyone. They managed to squeeze us in on a heavily booked Friday night and the service was great, the menu was child friendly, the food was fantastic and such good value.
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Date of stay: February 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Londoner27 wrote a review May 2013
London, UK
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here on a family skiing holiday for a week in February 2013 and I was very pleased.

The positives:

- The staff were very helpful about accommodating our 3-month-old baby daughter - including removing one of the beds and putting up a travel cot.
- The buffet breakfast was great, with a range of pastries, freshly squeezed orange juice and plenty to set you up for a day on the slopes.
- Most of the meals (with the exception of one or two) were enjoyable. More what I would describe as solid Alpine fare (tartiflette, a fair bit of cheese, cream, bacon used, etc etc) than super-swish cuisine but flavoursome and very competently executed. Drinks were good value, too.
- The hotel is very close to a ski bus stop and particularly convenient for La Linga. (NB the maps shown on the bus stop signs are completely unintelligible and appear to show a mirror image of the actual route...)
- Convenient basement ski storage and boot warmers.

The negatives:

- While the room was plenty big enough for a couple with a baby, it was not super large and I imagine that if there had been a 3rd grown-up it would have been rather cramped.
- The decor was getting a bit tired.
- Quite hard to strike a balance at night between temperature and noise: windows all closed = overheating, window open = some traffic noise.
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Date of stay: February 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Elias I wrote a review Aug 2019
Nazareth, Israel
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our stay at Le Kandahar.
The hotel located in perfect location with a wonderful view.
Room was very clean and the service was awesome. Dinner and breakfast were very good.
The staff were friendly.
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Date of stay: July 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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B7615OUstephenw wrote a review Jan 2017
Poole, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked my trip to le Kandahar through a specialist hotel booking site, and didn't have the option to go for half or full or just b&b.
But?? The food was fantastic, the breakfast could not have been better if I ordered it a la carte in a 5 star hotel. Dinners were great. My room was good, clean, spacious and hot water a plenty, The Hammam was lovely!
i would happily stay there again and again!!
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Date of stay: January 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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JEdmiston01 wrote a review Feb 2016
London
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Le Kandahar is one of our favourite restaurants in Chatel and is such a little gem. We enjoyed three wonderful evenings with fantastic food & great hospitality. Alain is such a fantastic chef and Florence is so hospitable. Nothing was too much trouble; Alain even arranged transport home for us. Fantastic choice of food & wine with some great value set price menus. We are looking forward to returning soon to try some more of Alain's wonderful dishes and would highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Anne P wrote a tip Aug 2023
Cambridge, United Kingdom16 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had a printed sheet of information about the gluten free diet, which since our French is not strong, helped to explain what we needed."
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mantadad wrote a tip Mar 2013
Bristol8 contributions13 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not surprisingly, rooms away from the road are quieter."
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PRICE RANGE
£86 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
FranceAuvergne-Rhône-AlpesHaute-SavoiePortes du SoleilAbondanceChatel
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Le Kandahar Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Le Kandahar Hotel?
Nearby attractions include TORR Snowboarding (0.5 miles), Richard Sports (0.4 miles), and Ecole Ski Academy (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Le Kandahar Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Le Kandahar Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Le Kandahar Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Le Kandahar Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Poya, La Table Savoyarde, and Le Vieux Four.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Le Kandahar Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Le Kandahar Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Chatel.
Are pets allowed at Le Kandahar Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Le Kandahar Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Le Kandahar Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Abbaye de Saint-Maurice (8.8 miles), Abbaye d'Abondance (5.5 miles), and Les Sentiers Culturels De Bex (8.1 miles).
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