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Chalet Spycat
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“Ding dang do this Chalet will do for me:”
Reviewed 4 February 2013

Just arrived back from a fantastic week at Chalet Spycat. the food was exceptional and nothing was any trouble. Our hosts were amazing and very entertaining. Robbie and Aimee, who help Paul and Tereesa, were always around making drinks, breakfast and keeping the Chalet clean and tidy. Can't speak highly enough of this wonderful Chalet and I really do hope to go back next year.

Gav-a-lar

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Romsey, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 January 2013

We have just enjoyed another fabulous holiday in the French resort of Morzine which was made really special by staying at the Chalet Spycat. Paul and Theresa were excellent hosts and really knew how to make our stay a special one. With the help of some trusty steeds in Rob and Amy we were treated to some wonderful company, excellent cooking, friendly banter and above all tip top service.

It was great that they provide the transfers from Geneva as this meant a speedy exit from the airport and a nice quick (only 1hr 15mins from the airport) journey to their chalet. By taking up the ski rental with the company they endorse we didn't need to step away from the chalet to get our skis and poles. With only a 10 minute drive to the slopes you are in the town of Morzine in no time to either ascend the Pleney lift or Super morzine. They arranged times with us beforehand on pickups and were always on time to take us weary skiers to the warmth of the Chalet. In summary, no walking around with skis and poles to get to the lifts, we were dropped off to walk straight on :-)

Every evening there was cake provided, home baked of course, as we got back from our skiing and a top cup of tea. Note - great tea served here. Time for the hot tub, a beer, the sauna, oh dear all too much, the Spycat really does spoil you which is excalty what made it a special holiday. A wonderful meal served up for all to enjoy in the evening was always a highlight along with some super French wine. Then we could retire to the lounge, enjoy the wonderful log fire and talk about our skiing exploits with all the other people staying. The lounge is so comfortable that somehow is seemed to bring the best out in everyone as it felt like a little bit of home.

We have stayed in a few of the rooms before and again this time the room are very well presented, always nice and toasty, have ensuite and are super clean. There is a great touch of having dressing gowns for everyone which you can wear when going to the hot tub or sauna. We had our little girl with us and the room fitted us all prefectly with the 3 of us sleeping together.

Morzine offers great skiing for all levels and you get the option of a huge area including Switzerland or sticking to the Morzine / Le Gets side. Either way if you stay at the Chalet Spycat then the skiing is just one element of your holiday as your be just as happy chillin out here no matter how much skiing you did.

Fab.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

We stayed at Spycat in early January and had what I can only describe as our best ever ski holiday due to the amazing chalet and fantastic hospitality of Theresa and Paul. We were met promptly at Geneva, without the usual wait to fit in with other guests flight times, we arrived at the chalet and were immediately impressed with the quality of this catered chalet, the whole chalet is immaculate. The open plan lounge/dining area has a huge log burner and big comfy sofas, the rooms all ensuite were furnished well and the beds really comfortable. The thoughtful addition of dressing gowns (for the hot tub/sauna) bottled water, toiletries and downstairs free coffee, tea and even a fridge full of beer and canned drinks suggested we had arrived at somewhere special.
Breakfast was plentiful and the cakes in the afternoon hard to resist. Dinner was a four course affair, Theresa and Paul, obvious foodies and perfectionists wowed us every evening with the most amazing menu, the presentation beautiful and the food was gorgeous, accompanied by good quality wine and lots of laughs!
It was our first visit to Morzine and we were not disappointed with the skiing, the area is huge and offers something for everyone. All in all a fantastic ski holiday. 10/10 spycat, we can't wait to visit next year.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

Just returned from Chalet Spycat after a four day short break and must say it was a wonderful experience. Paul and Teresa are attentive hosts, nothing too much trouble. The Chalet is truly 5 star with personal touches that makes it feel 'home from home'. The four course meals at the end of a hard day's skiing were most welcome, each evening a truly wonderful dining experience, varied menus and presentation of a very expensive restaurant!! Overall the Chalet is spotlessly clean and you come away feeling you have been well and truly spoilt, not to mention the Molten Brown toiletries!! Can't wait to go back !!
Geoff & Mandy & Lee and Jane

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

If you are thinking of a top class place to spoil yourself while skiing in a truly beautiful picturesque setting then think no further than the Chalet Spycat.
Looking to ski or snowboard on some of the best slopes you can find .. then book yourself a week in Morzine at the Chalet Spycat with Paul, Theresa, Rob and Amy. They are amazing hosts who took care of us in such a caring, friendly manner, and nothing was a problem.
From the personal attention to detail to the high quality food served with a smile, honestly we could not have asked for better hosts. The standards Paul and Theresa have set is so high you would find it very hard to find an equal. .
Once again thank you so much for everything Paul and Theresa, we will look forward to all our paths crossing again. Grant (senior), Grant (jnr) Kevin and Stuart .... fae Invergowrie, Bonnie Scotland.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Staunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 January 2013

We were a party of 14 family and friends travelling from the deserts of UAE and the floods of Gloucestershire via air from UAE and road from UK. All arrived in Morzine at 08:30 on Saturday morning and welcomed at the chalet by Paul and Theresa at 15:00. From that point we were all thoroughly spoilt! Our hosts were brilliant and aided by Rob, Amy and of course Bear we could not ask for more. Menus, food and wine were excellent. Transfers to and from the slopes were equally good, we even had our skis loaded and unloaded each day and into the spa bath and sauna after a good skiing.
A brilliant stay and we will be back! Thank you very much!

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

We've just returned from spending Christmas 2012, our second stay, with Teresa, Paul and Bear at Chalet Spycat. This really is a wonderful place to spend some quality time. T and P are amazing hosts, and make you so welcome, as do Amy and Rob who were on hand to help out this year. The menus are stunning,...The hot tub is such a treat after a day out on the slopes... The chalet itself is so comfortable and well equipped... Transfers to and from the slopes whenever we needed them.... Our transfers to and from Geneva airport were seamless too, thanks Robbie!
If you're looking to be thoroughly spoilt, then look no further than Spycat.
Thank you once again, Teresa and Paul, for a wonderful stay!

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Chalet Spycat

Property: Chalet Spycat
Address: 1916 route de la Cote, 74110 La Cote-d'Arbroz, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > La Cote-d'Arbroz
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Speciality Lodging in La Cote-d'Arbroz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chalet Spycat is our privately owned and run Alpine Chalet, offering Summer and Winter breaks. Small and cosy, with just 4 en-suite rooms, it's the perfect location for your Winter ski holiday, set in Morzine, in the heart of the massive Portes du Soleil ski area. Open throughout the year, with hot tub, log burner and in-house masseur, and too many activities locally to mention. ... more   less 
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Chalet Spycat France/Haute-Savoie

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