This was my first holiday with Coldfusion and I wanted to stay in Chamonix. Prior to travelling I was sent a welcome pack with all the important information needed prior to the holiday and advice as to how to find my way out of the airport arrivals hall and meet up with the airport transfer company that Coldfusion use and had booked me a transfer with.
On my arrival I was met by the chalet hosts Bobbi and Andy and was offered a warm welcome and a drink and then shown to my room. I stayed in one of the upstairs rooms in the roof space sharing with another guest and having use of a shared bathroom downstairs that would also be used by two guests in the adjacent room.
My room itself was warm and cosy but had enough space to allow you to spread your luggage out. The room was clean and tidy, the beds were comfy, and the room had two skylight windows that allowed for ventillation and cooling as the room did get quite warm when the heating was on or lots of cooking was being done downstairs. There was one small issue that became very obvious on arrival and that was headspace in the room. I struggled to stand up straight in the room due to the low roof beams and weight bearing beams that ran through the room. I did bang my head a number of times during the early part of the holiday but as the week went on it happened less. I did pay less for the room compared to the other guests who went for the en suite bathroom option so overall I would say the room was very good value for what I paid.
All the food produced by the Bobbi and Andy was superb, restaurant quality food and could not be at all faulted. I loved the fact that there was always some tasty cake, biscuits or bread on offer at the end of a day on the slopes along with tea, coffee or fruit juice.
Bobbi was very helpful and nothing seemed too much trouble. I needed some AAA batteries as the ones in a piece of kit I needed to keep with me on the slope were running out so Bobbi went and raided the chalet equipment to find some for me until I could buy a pack of batteries in town the following day. It was things like this made the customer service top notch for me.
The transport to the different ski areas by was excellent as well. The chalet minibuses were also another top part of the holiday that allowed us to be taken to where we needed to go or to help us get home from the ski area's or other parts of the resort.
The other great thing about the holiday was the guests. I stayed in the chalet that housed 18 people and this allowed for everyone to find a group of people of a similar level or doing the same thing but we all got on really well and I really enjoyed the social aspect of the holiday.
If you have any doubts about booking then don't worry because as far as my experience goes with coldfusion, I was very well looked after in a superb chalet with excellent hosts and lots of likeminded people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ■Exclusively for Independent Travellers■3 Ski Chalets exclusive to Cold Fusion■2 Top Ski Resorts in the French Alps■Season-long availability from December until MaySpecialists in providing ski and snowboard chalet holidays for independent travellers, Cold Fusion will be opening its doors for a fifth successful season in December.Our unprecedented holiday package includes traditional chalet accommodation, excellent skiing in 2 top resorts, a fully catered service, experienced staff with local knowledge and a ready made group of like minded individuals to ski with in the day and socialize with in the evening. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cold Fusion Chalets Hotel Chamonix