There are not enough superlatives to describe our 5 day ski break at Chalet Les Jumelles in Chamonix. The booking process was easy and had no hidden extras like transfers to and from the airport, ski carriage on the aircraft or even a chalet hosts day off (costing even more to eat out). From the moment we arrived at the Chalet, despite us being exceptionally early, we were treated to five star service. Justine our chef and hostess downed tools to immediately offer us hot chocolate, mulled wine or something stronger. She showed us to our room which was already ready and facilitated us getting out on the slopes within the hour. Jean-Yves our host, driver and fixer of any beverage we wanted, is a perfect gentleman - patient, charming and accommodating no matter what. Nothing was too much trouble and we had the wonderful feeling of knowing we were in safe hands. Russell, the ski technician, completed the team at Chalet Les Jumelles. His competence and knowledge of every part of the ski experience from advice on which type of skis to use, to which ski areas were suitable and the best restaurants to eat in, was such a bonus. At all times one of the team was only a phone call away and genuinely could fix everything!
The food Justine served in the Chalet can only be described as michelin starred, such was the quality, but with true hungry person sized portions! We had, quite possibly, the best beef wellington we have ever tasted let alone the fish pie, the terrine starter and the chocolate desserts.
Breakfast included cereals, pastries, fresh bread, fresh orange and apple juice as well as eggs cooked to perfection, cheese and pancetta. I could go on and on but the truth is I couldn't do Justine and Jean-Yves justice. The chalet is beautiful, a roaring fire and fresh cake awaits every hungry skier in the afternoon followed by canapés and cocktails. There is a sauna to ease tired muscles and all the bathroom facilities are well appointed. The bedrooms are bright and airy and even have windows that can open. The balcony has a wonderful view of Mont Blanc and the Chalet itself is quiet and peaceful. To top our trip off the other guests were so delightful we all spent our evenings enjoying each others company and have all become friends. What a magnificent holiday and one that we will never forget. We are about to book another weekend this season and next year will book a full week to return to our capable and accommodating hosts in the most exquisite Chalet Les Jumelles. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Tessa B
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A home from home, to bring close family, a selected corporate group, or a few friends. With six generous double bedrooms all with their own bathroom, every guest has their own space for some peace and quiet if needed. A large entrance hall to store bikes, snowy boots, or skis and more, leaving the rest of our three-storey chalet clear of clutter for you to enjoy the open plan space. All bathrooms are tastefully decorated, hand-carved wooden sinks and Molton Brown products to indulge in. A roaring fire and sauna keep you warm in the winter and a wrap around terrace to enjoy in the warmer months. When it comes to entertaining and socialising, there is plenty of open plan living on the middle floor including a large newly fitted kitchen. The space delivers panoramic views with all the facilities to provide a great stay for the self-catered or fully catered package. The open plan dining room and lounge is a fully inclusive space so everyone feels involved. ... more less