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“Great spot”
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Hotel L'Avancher
Ranked #9 of 39 Hotels in Val d'Isere
Certificate of Excellence
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3 reviews
“Great spot”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Fantastic service from all the friendly staff, super tasty food and a convenient location a few mins walk outside of Val. Our room was small but tidy with a comfortable bed.

Definitely eat there for dinner!

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Hotel_LAvancher, Propriétaire at Hotel L'Avancher, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Hello,

Thank you for this good review ! We definitely want to give the best service to our guests.

We hope to welcome you again !
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

Overall very pleasant and peaceful stay. Cheapest hotel I could find in Val (still expensive!) but a convenient and pleasant stay. About a 10 minute walk from central Val but free bus service makes it easy.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Hotel_LAvancher, Propriétaire at Hotel L'Avancher, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Hello,

Thank you for this review ! We try to give the best value for money.

We hope to welcome you again in our hotel !
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Risch, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 3 February 2014

I and a friend of mine stayed 5 days for skiing and found it an excellent place to stay. Rooms including bath and toilets are small but clean and friendly. The staff was really nice and very helpful. Breakfast was wonderful. Unfortunately we didn't read Trip Advisor's appraisals for dinner at this hotel and therefore we missed it.The ski room and buses to the slopes and places for dining are very convenient. I would come back any time!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Hotel_LAvancher, Propriétaire at Hotel L'Avancher, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
hello,

Thank you very much for your review. We want to give as much information as possible about the ski. We lend GoPro video recorder, a mountain GPS and walkie-talkies. And you can also access to our workshop to care about your skis or snowboards.

Hope to welcome you again for you to try the restaurant !
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful stay in l’Avancher and I can wholeheartedly recommend the hotel to anybody coming to Val d’Isere. It is a small, intimate family owned hotel with all the good things that come with that. The owner and the staff were really friendly and helpful. Everybody speaks fluent English but was happy to make an effort to understand our French. Breakfast was amazing and super fresh. Because we were visiting Val d’Isere as part of a group who stayed elsewhere, we did not have dinner in the hotel and I imagine that was our loss. There are individual ski lockers assigned to each room and the ski room is easily accessible. There is a lovely little lounge with games and books and some toys and drawing materials for children. The hotel looked as if it was recently refurbished with a combination of modern and traditional furnishings. The whole place was designed very practically in terms of space and shelves etc. and everything was very clean.It is located on the main road which on our GPRS was called Rue de Prariond rather than Avenue de Prariond (as per the website) a 500 meter walk from the Tourism Info. The nearest stop for the “Navette Gratuite” that takes you to the slopes was les sthan 2 minuets / 100 meters walk.

We notified the staff that we would arrive late in the first night and as the reception would be closed, they emailed us an access code for the main entrance door. Upon arrival, we quickly found our keys an envelope addressed to us, with a welcome letter. This wasn’t just a standard letter; in it they referred to our telephone conversation a few days prior and re-iterated their offer to leave our car overnight in front of the garage, a space they had reserved for us. As it turned out, we were able to leave it there for our entire stay, having given the key to the owner so he could remove it if necessary. This obviously saved us a lot of money and hassle so was really nice. I was able to borrow a plug converter and my hot water bottle (for tea) was filled with a smile every morning.

I have only two criticisms: our room (no 7), at the front of the building on the first floor) was very small, it was difficult to manoeuvre when we were both there at the same time with our suitcases. In addition, the shower was a typical French handheld shower over the bad without a shower attachment or shower screen meaning the choices are between taking a bath or getting the entire bathroom wet.

If I am going back to Val d’Isère I will not hesitate to stay here again.

Room Tip: Our room (no 7), at the front of the building on the first floor) was very small, it was difficult t...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hotel_LAvancher, Propriétaire at Hotel L'Avancher, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Hello,

Thank you very much for this detailed review! We are glad to see that you spent a good stay in our hotel.
We know that our rooms are not so wide. But we work to make them as practical and comfortable as possible.

We hope to welcome you again in our hotel !
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Highland, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

We loved this place when we stayed here for a night in late August before tackling the Col d'Iseran. We cycled into town without a booking and this was one of the few hotels open. Great service - we got a free room upgrade to one with a sunny veranda because they were quiet, & they lent us free tickets for a quick chairlift trip in the afternoon. Importantly for hungry cyclists like us, the breakfast buffet was substantial & fuelled us up & over the col the next day. Garage storage for our bikes, and loan of a decent pump to get the tyres back up to full pressure after the flight. Couldn't have asked for more!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hotel_LAvancher, Propriétaire at Hotel L'Avancher, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Hello,

Thank you very much for this review. I remember you and I hope that the end of your trip was pleasant!
As you say, we provide a small workshop for the bikers with tools and an high-pressure water cleaner. We can also wash and dry your clothes in less than one night. Obviously that can be used by motorbikes!
We hope to welcome you again in our hotel!

Best regards!
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

What a pleasant surprise! Arriving at this hotel felt like coming home and being among friends rather than the impersonal feeling you get when checking in to a large business- or tourist hotel. We arrived Val d’isere by car, having driven across the French alps from Marseille. Without a hotel reservation we just decided to stop and ask if they had any available rooms. The hotel owner was very friendly and welcoming, and we were soon able to unpack and relax in a small but very nice room. Both the room itself as well as the bathroom looked brand new, or at least it must have been recently renovated. Downstairs there is a cozy living room with lots of different books and board games for the guests to use. Excellent breakfast with healthy and good food. Free Wi-Fi and free parking. We will definitely be going back to this hotel!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hotel_LAvancher, Propriétaire at Hotel L'Avancher, responded to this review, 12 August 2013
Hello! Thank you for this review! We really want to give comfort and welcome! Thank you again and see you next time in Val d'Isère!
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Sveg, Sweden
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Nice hotel with garage for our bikes and an incredibly helpful manager. He even helped us three swedish bikers who had no idea that getting a hotel room in Nice at the beginning of august is nearly impossible, to find a room there.
Will definitely stay there if i come to val d`Isere again.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Hotel_LAvancher, Propriétaire at Hotel L'Avancher, responded to this review, 12 August 2013
Nice to see that you had a great time in Nice! I have even received the high-pressure water cleaner for the next time you will come! See you!
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Property: Hotel L'Avancher
Address: Avenue du Prariond | Bus Stop UCPA, 73150 Val d'Isere, France
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Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Savoie > Val d'Isere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Val d'Isere
#5 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Val d'Isere
#5 Family Hotel in Val d'Isere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel L'Avancher 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"The Avancher spirit remains in a brand new setting. Built more than 60 years ago, the Avancher Hotel has completely been rebuilt during Summer 2017. Frédéric Monneret and his team have managed to reconcile the warm and friendly atmosphere of this historic cottage with the comfort of a hotel of today. The 37 rooms from 24 to 61 m² have got all the equipment for a cozy stay: king size bed, large flat screen TV, high-speed Wi-Fi, bath, refrigerator, safe, kettle... Nothing has been forgotten, a renowned restaurant where we kept the same recipe: a gourmet cuisine with fresh and local products. A bar with two atmospheres: wine bar on one side, lounge and fireplace on the other side. A spa with a Jacuzzi, 2 Saunas, a Hammam and a massage room, all with a breathtaking view of the mythical Bellevarde Olympic face, a children's playroom, a covered parking area with a Tesla charger located in the basement of the hotel. A 5 minutes’ walk from the center of the resort and 50 m from the free bus stop, you can enjoy the animations of the resort without undergoing its noise. In addition, you will return directly skis to the feet to the hotel. Finally, Frédéric and his team know how to make your life easier: they will organize your transfers or ski passes bookings. " ... more   less 
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