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Belambra Clubs - L'Aiguille Rouge
Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in Les Arcs
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Great location and food with average/basic rooms.”
Reviewed 13 September 2013

Excellent location. Lovely terrace to enjoy the afternooon sun and a hot chocolate.

Fairly basic room (but pretty standard for a ski holiday) down a corridor that smelt of cigarette smoke. Twin beds.

Wifi didn't reach to our room and had to sit in the foyer/bar area.

Lots of buffet options in the evenings in the restaurant. Great food.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Spent a week here end of January 2013. Excellent week. Hotel very good, staff helpful
Couldn't get better for access to the slopes - step outside the door and you can ski away (with carpet tow to bring you back) - and wow the skiing is excellent. You can ski all the way to La Plagne (with extended area pass), with tremendous variety in runs.
Minor niggles:
(1) Can't get on wifi except at very quiet times (early morning, later in evening)
(2) Occasionally they would run out of a specific dish at b/fast or dinner - sometimes not replaced.
(3) Was a wee bit of a zoo at dinner to be honest, with lots of people descending at once, but there was always plenty food, you can go back for more (important on a ski holiday), and I was very happy with the range of choices. Breakfast was great too.
(4) A real zoo getting out the hotel - lots of people leaving at 3 or 4am, lifts completely full, and ended up hauling luggage and skis up 7 flights of stairs to get out!

Like some of the other reviewers, I was concerned given the tone of the reviews here, however we really had an excellent holiday. If you want to "eat, sleep and ski" you will have a great holiday here.

Room Tip: stay away from the top level - top level is reception and bar - so lower down is quieter
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

Having read some of the reviews prior to leaving, we were very sceptical about what to expect of the L'aguille rouge hotel in Arc 2000. However, these doubts were erased as soon as we arrived. First of all, the location is brilliant. On a morning you would grab your skis from the locker room, walk up one set of stairs and you are onto a gentle slope leading down towards about 3 chair lifts and one gondola, which was ideal to say the least. We had the paradiski unlimited pass which allowed us to access all the lifts in Les Arcs, Villaroger, Vallandry and La Plagne. I would recommend this pass to anyone that would be willing to spend all day, every day skiing. La Plagne, in particular, was brilliant. Amazing views.

Food was also very good. Breakfast started at half 7 and stopped serving at half 9. Every day they had cereals, bread, fruit, croissants etc. And also most days they had scrambled egg, bacon and sausages.

Dinner was great with so much variety.Desserts were fantastic.

Rooms were small, as expected. All tv channels are French. Wi-Fi was available in the reception, however it lasts 30 minutes until you have to log on again, no real problem.

Only criticism however was that it was very difficult to find your way around the complex. Sometimes we found our selves walking around in circles.

Overall, a great stay in Les Arcs and will most likely be coming back again.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

Just returned from a week of skiing holiday in L'aiguille Rouge, Les Arcs 2000 France.
I think it was more than I expected for the money I paid. The hotel position it couldn't be better. And the ski slopes are to dream for. I bet the people who complaint didn't come here for skiing. The food was excellent in the evening, a bit too much I could say, but was a lack of variety in the morning. If I'd work there I would move some of the salads hams and cheeses from the evening in the morning.But the most I'd love some real eggs in the morning. But this wasn't an issue, it was still something to eat. The bar staff was really good, also the entertainment was good. Yes the rooms weren't very spacious, but what you need a big room for if are all day out? It was cosy and worm.
Didn't have any problems with the reception stuff, maybe didn't understand me sometimes but still tried to help. I liked it so much that I intend to return next year with my family and family friends!!.

Thanks for the lovely time!!I'll see you next year!!

Room Tip: We stayed on the first floor and was great.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

We traveled two couples for a week of ski in Belambra on March 28. We were very concerned before coming after reading some of the reviews here but i must say that as soon as we arrived we knew we would have a great time. first, the hotel has the best location by far in Arcs 2000 (and far better than any hotel in Arcs 1950), It is a clssic ski in ski out - closest to the gondola to Arcs 1950 and after a day of skiing you have the lift to take you back to the ski room, amazing, we enjoyed it very much and after seeing each morning all the other guests carrying their equipment to the start of the slopes we knew we picked well. the hotel is very nice, the rooms are small but i don't think a couple needs more than that. We found the food great, lots of choices and food was always fresh and hot. free wine at dinner was great. we slept on the 7th floor and had no noise at night. the one thing that bothered us a bit was the fact that there were LOTS of kids in the hotel but if you go to dinner after 1930 it's fine...wifi was ok for us, we didn't come for it on rush hour so it was great...
would definitely recommend and won't hesitate to come back, thanks for a great vacation!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Innerleithen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

Similar feedback to previous reviews. Room was adequate, a bit cramped with one bed needing pulled out at night as it was under a shelf. WC was clean and functional, shower was always hot enough. Room was warm and very dry. We all woke through the night with blocked noses and dry mouths. Keep a bottle of water handy!
Breakfast and dinner we couldn't fault. Always plenty of choice available and empty dishes replenished regularly.
Bar prices were steep but same across the whole resort. Happy hour from 5 till 6.30 only applied to beer. Wait for free wine at dinner if you're on a mission!
Made a baguette at breakfast to take for lunch, never challenged.
Not much else to do unless u like scrabble monopoly. Free wifi at reception but it can be slow when busy.
Lockers are suited for skis and we had to keep 1 board in our room. Piste is right outside so very handy.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Stayed here for week of skiing at Les Arc and La Plagne, with a friend.

The only good thing I can mention about Club Belambra is its location. It's located at Les Arc 2000, real ski-in-ski-out, with good access to the slopes and fairly good access back to the hotel.

Other than that, my feeling, after having stayed in many small, family run hotels in the alps during the last few seasons, was that this place was a "factory",rather than a hotel.
It's a rather large establishment, and gets crowded during peak hours: Elevators, corridors, lobby seats, bar seats are all in high demand. The restaurant is very large, and never had trouble finding a table for two, but it too got pretty crowded, with people and staff running into each other.

The room was pretty crappy... Other reviews here give an accurate account. It is small, barely reasonable for two people, but includes 3 beds. The bathroom is spartan.... What is it with the french and this habit of building the shower only half "boxed"??? Unless you're very very careful, you'll probably swamp the entire bathroom before you're done showering!
Towels were replaced when left on the floor (well, most of the time), but shampoo and soap were not replenished, and had to ask for them.

The room heating did not work at all at first. I'm nor very sensitive to cold, but still some heating would have been nice, with temperatures falling to 20 below at night. When reported, someone came to check the radiator, and left a note saying it was now in order. We hardly noticed any difference... It barely gave off any heat at all.
The other bothering thing about the room, which was on the 7th floor (floors counted down from the lobby), was the noise from the street. Every morning, without exception, I was woken up at 6:30 by the sound of a tractor shoveling the snow for some 15 minutes, to make room for some cars to park by a bar or some other place just below our room. Very poor acoustic isolation, and a very annoying experience to be woken up so early every single day.

As to meals:
Breakfast was pretty miserable. The exact same everyday, and that was not much either. Some kind of bacon/sausage, which did not appeal to me at all. A sort of "scrambled egg" which looked and tasted as if it was made out of egg powder, rather than real eggs. Some sort of yellow cheese and some Jambon (French ham) cut into crude cubes, which were neither practical for making a sandwich, nor particularly tasty. Some yogurt, cereal and apple puree.
There was fresh bread every day and some pastries, which were warm and fresh on some mornings, and not so fresh on other mornings. Now, to be served a soggy croissant in France(!) seems like a real insult to me... Don't they have laws against that?

Dinner was somewhat better, but failed to meet expectations just the same. Now, don't get me wrong: The French KNOW how to make TERRIFIC food! No one can take that away from them. The trouble was, it seemed, that they didn't think Club Belambra guests would appreciate their trouble, making good French food... So they made a great selection of not-so-great food, and served it for dinner. Now, seriously, there was hardly anything I can say I really enjoyed during the 6 dinners I had in the dining room. There were many kinds of salads, but they were all poorly seasoned, and more-or-less tasted the same. There were several kinds of meet every night, but grilled meet was pretty terrible (bordering on inedible), and the cooked varieties were soaking in oil, and not very tasty either. After one or two such experiences, we figured dinner wasn't anything to look forward to. A real shame. Some deserts were nice. I'll give them that.

The lobby and bar areas get pretty busy starting early evening. It's not easy finding a seat, and there is no chance of having a game of billiards as the one available pool table is constantly busy with kids, who never seem to let anyone else come near it.
Wifi is only available in this area of the hotel. It's free, but you do have a log in every 30 minutes, and unless you're there in the early hours (before it gets crowded), you'll get no more than a "trickle" of internet traffic, making even the most basic stuff like email sync slow down to a crawl.
The other thing about the bar is the extremely noisy music and activities. Yes, it's a club, and some folks like the noisy activities, but in other clubs, the lobby area is separate from the bar/activities, so those who prefer a more quiet ambiance have a choice. Not at the Balambra. So, if you want a few quite minutes to check your email, or have a skype call, better come during the early hours of the day, before the racket begins.

Another thing that bothered me was the ski room. It stinks. I mean, literally.
The room is rather large, with many closets to store your skis and boots, which are of couse dripping water at the end of the skiing day. I can't say for sure whether or not the room is heated overnight, but it definitely isn't properly ventilated, so all this water and moisture just "stands" there in the air. No wonder it doesn't smell so good. On top of that, it gets really crowded during the peak times of morning and afternoon. You'll likely have to wait for a free spot on one of the few available benches.
Another annoying thing (possibly related to the above) is that, in spite of many signs in the lobby area saying it is forbidden to walk into the lobby (with its carpet floor) in Ski boots, many guests chose to do just that! They walk onto the carpet with wet and icy ski boots, leaving little ponds behind them. Some chose to change into/out of their ski boots in the lobby, often helping their children do the same. I have never seen any staff member even try to do anything about this.

I've been to some far better ski clubs, both in France (ClubMed) and in Italy (Club Valtur). The experience at the Belambra just wasn't up to the same standards as those clubs.
If you do chose to stay here for the location (Les Arc and La Plagne are very nice!) or for the price, I'd suggest setting expectations low, so you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Belambra Clubs - L'Aiguille Rouge
Address: 2000 Arc, 73700 Les Arcs, Bourg Saint Maurice, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Savoie > Bourg Saint Maurice > Les Arcs
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Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out
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#7 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Les Arcs
Hotel Class:2 star — Belambra Clubs - L'Aiguille Rouge 2*
Number of rooms: 87
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An ideal club for 'full-on skiing' holidays for the whole family: your mountain accommodation at the foot of the slopes! For your winter holiday, take advantage of one of the most snow-covered ski areas in Europe, les Arcs 2000. ... more   less 
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