We were a family of eight adults who spent the new year in Andy and Heather's place. I have skimmed through a number of the other reviews of Chalet St Joseph and can only concur with all of the positive observations.
The service was superb. All the ski gear brought on site and, each morning, loaded for us in to the people carrier. Ready to roll ahead of the crowds. And there was a very punctual pick-up in the evenings. Flexibility too about the timing.
I loved the friendly, homely atmosphere in the chalet. And boy, did I like the gourmet food. Too, I must comment on how genuinely willing Andy and Heather were in sharing their extensive knowledge of the region. They had good tips to give on places to eat, ski runs to be recommended, pleasant hiking trails for the non skiing member of our party. They loaned us detailed maps, extra hiking poles, knee support bandages.. You name it, they had a solution.
The chalet is very clean. The rooms are basic and the beds are extremely comfortable. The village, Les Allues, has character and, for my book, is more pleasant to stay in than 15 minutes up the road in the main resort. A sauna and hot tub downstairs. Pub and a couple of restaurants nearby - needed only on staff day off.
Must also mention Hannah, the "chalet girl". She too is a cheerful, fun, hard working and competent girl. Got practice in learning how to pour beer!
All in all I have no hesitation in recommending this chalet.
Oh, and did I mention Andy's dry humour?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chalet St Joseph is situated in Les Allues, a picturesque village in the Meribel Valley and offers flexible catered and self-catered accommodation for couples, families or large groups of up to 18 people. With its spacious rooms and self-contained suites, balconies with fantastic views and a large hot tub and sauna, this property is a true gem in a great location that offers you the chance to tailor your holiday to your exact requirements. ... more less