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Chalet Hotel Sylvana
Reviewed 6 March 2014

This three day ski break was made so much more pleasurable by a first visit to Megeve and the attentive efforts of the Stamford staff at the Sylvana. I would recommend the resort and this chalet hotel for those seeking a good quality but affordable stay in a great resort.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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StanfordSkiingMegeve, Owner at Chalet Hotel Sylvana, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2014

What a lovely review! Thankyou so much for taking the time to complete it
With very best wishes from all at Stanford Skiing

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Reviewed 12 February 2014

I have been skiing in Megeve with Stanford Skiing every year, often twice, since 2007, all but one visit have been in the Hotel Sylvana.

Much of Megeve is extremely glitzy and expensive, the Sylvana is neither, it is a warm, comfortable, friendly and extremely well located base to ski the great ski areas around Megeve.

The staff this season were excellent and nothing was too much trouble, the chalet was very clean and tidy and food very good, improvements over the summer were certainly noticeable and it is a very relaxed home away from home.

If your skiing holiday requires in house spa's Jacuzzis and monogrammed bathrobes, this is not the place for you but if enjoy good skiing, convivial company and a great value trip, this is the place,

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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StanfordSkiingMegeve, Owner at Chalet Hotel Sylvana, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2014

Thankyou so much for your lovely review Gary - Always a pleasure to welcome you to our Chalet Sylvana!
Very best wishes from all at Stanford Skiing

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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Another fantastic, chilled skiing holiday in the Chalet Sylvana. Well furnished, clean, warm and comfortable plus a great location - walking distance to town but far enough away not to be noisy and only 5 mins from a ski lift.
Nothing was too much trouble for the Chalet team. They always struck the right balance between professionalism and support. Good food, fun evening’s means Great value for money. I would recommend it to all.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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StanfordSkiingMegeve, Owner at Chalet Hotel Sylvana, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2014

Thankyou very much for your lovely review and your glorious pictures! Good to hear that you enjoyed your stay
Very best wishes from all at Stanford Skiing

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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Third time in Sylvana from 7th January '14. I arrived on a non transfer day and made my own way to Megeve. I advised my ETA to be greeted by young smiling staff who showed me my room which was en suite, warm, clean and functional. The food was excellent, the bar was properly priced, all the time being attended to by smiling caring staff. A minor dietary quirk was dealt with immediately and seemed to be no problem. This attitude prevailed the entire time I was there. The organisation vis a vis group skiing and departure transport was flawless. The hot water supply was endless. I am compelled to conclude that The Sylvana represents a well situated, excellent value for money and well run base for a skiing holiday. Proof of the pudding was the constant jocularity of the guests present. Will I go again? Most definitely.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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StanfordSkiingMegeve, Owner at Chalet Hotel Sylvana, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2014

Thankyou Antony for your fab review - much appreciated. Sounds like you had yet another great stay
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

Having spent a fabulous two weeks staying in the chalet Sylvana in the summer exploring the area we booked back to ski for a week over Christmas. Our family (myself, husband and our two children 15 and 12 years old) were greeted at the airport by friendly welcoming staff with free transfer back to the chalet. We stayed in two rooms on the top floor (rooms 15 and 16). The rooms provided clean and comfortable accommodation with ensuite bathrooms, giving us excellent views of the mountains. Staff cleaned and tidied the rooms each day, amusing the children by setting up their teddy bears differently each time, and expertly working round the children's Christmas stocking clutter after Christmas Day. Sleep quality was good, generally guest went to bed around the same time, and the bed was comfortable.

Staff were all friendly and helpful, and had good advice on which pistes to try especially since our daughter was snowboarding for the first time. Staff organised ski lift passes and even achieved a discounted rate for all the guests for the first five days of the week from the resort due to snow conditions saving us money. When in fact there was plenty of ski-able pistes.

The chalet is in a great location being only a 5 minute walk into the town centre, and a few minutes walk from Henry's sport where we hired boots, ski's, poles and snowboard at discounted rates achieved via staying in a Stanford Ski chalet. Henry's allowed free storage of the boots and ski's/board which was great when skiing with children who don't fancy carrying everything back at the end of the day. Henry's is also situated right next to the major ski lifts. The Sylvana have a ski locker with plenty of space for ski equipment when bringing your own.

Hot drinks are available to make in the afternoon along with different selection of fabulous cakes each day. Wifi access was a limiting factor at the peak time return time to the chalet between 4-6pm, but otherwise in general it was fine.

I had worried before arrival about being in a chalet as a group of 32 people, and meal times for the children, but I found it was an unnecessary concern. The chef and staff were more than accommodating, the chef had our child with a nut allergy to cater for and another guest with a whole number of dietary complications that they announced on arrival that he worked round excellently. There was one family with much younger children suffering badly from jet lag travelling from Hong Kong and the chef catered separate meals for them at very early times, delaying them each day until the children could cope with the usual early children's tea time which is around 6.30pm. Our children had early tea on Christmas Eve with the other two so we could get them settled for a good nights sleep for Christmas Day, and again on the last night in preparation for getting up to leave early for the airport. Food was very good and the three course evening meal was an enjoyable sociable event starting at 8pm. The chalet manager joins the guests at dinner each night and as and when the work allows the resort managers also join dinner or drinks in the lounge. Christmas dinner was a traditional menu and food was enjoyed by all of us, There were a number of guests that week that had been coming to the Sylvana every year for Christmas for 10 years or so, there was in fact quite a number of regular Sylvana guests which really said it all, we made the right choice booking for Christmas.

Staff had good knowledge of the town and restaurants and helped us choose where to book for dinner on the staff night off (Friday), also recommended booking early given the week to make sure we could get in. They also gave us advice on the various cafe's/restaurants on the slopes which can be very expensive. The chalet girls can provide baguette and selection of cheese and cold meats at breakfast for 3 Euros that you can take out with you.

Thoroughly recommend, good value for money, great food, excellent friendly staff, we really enjoyed our stay, met some lovely people - in fact my husband and I are back out in Megeve with Stanford Ski company at the end of the month for another ski break without the children this time. We are looking forward to catching up with all the staff. Then we have also booked back in for a extended family break next August too.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Jo C
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StanfordSkiingMegeve, Owner at Chalet Hotel Sylvana, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2014

Hi Jo - thankyou so much for your fantastic review, great to hear that you enjoyed your Christmas stay so much!
Very best wishes from all at Stanford Skiing

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Reviewed 16 January 2014

I stayed at the sylvana over christmas 2013 and had an amazing time.
Staff were friendly and welcoming helping us wherever possible. Ski guiding on the monday-wednesday (all free) which has three different group depending on ability is a brilliant idea and allows you so see alot of the mountain you may not have though of skiing. Good atmosphere within the hotel on an evening around the bar a communial areas and the food was spot on.
The room are small but have everything you need, with a small en-suite.
Overall we had a brilliant christmas

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank DanielC1993
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StanfordSkiingMegeve, Owner at Chalet Hotel Sylvana, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2014

Hi Daniel, thankyou so much for taking the time to write a review about us and pleased to hear you had such a great time!
With very best wishes from all at Stanford Skiing

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Reviewed 16 January 2014

We came over to the Sylvana in the summer with friends and family where we had an amazing time. We came back over for Christmas and couldn't fault a thing.
The hotel itself was everything you expect from a typical French chalet, it was warm, cosy and comfortable. The bedrooms had everything you needed for an active holiday, a warm comfortable bed and a superb shower!
The staff at the chalet were fantastic. They would go out of their way to help out if there was anything you needed. They also had a good knowledge of the town and the ski area, which was a plus as we had never skied in Megeve before so we went ski guiding with them in the mornings which was great fun!
Overall it was an amazing holiday and we will definitely be planning another trip. A big thank you to everyone in the Sylvana!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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StanfordSkiingMegeve, Owner at Chalet Hotel Sylvana, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2014

Jess, thankyou for your lovely review - what a long way to travel! (Although obviously worth it!)
Very best wishes from all at Stanford Skiing

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Additional Information about Chalet Hotel Sylvana

Address: Allee du Grand Soleil | Route de Rochebrune, 74120 Megeve, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Megeve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Megeve
Price Range: £71 - £106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Stanford Skiing. We're an independent, family run business with 25 years experience offering weekends, short breaks and full week holidays to the charming alpine resort of Megeve, France. With a range of catered chalets, self-catered apartments and hotels. ... more   less 
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