Having just returned from la Gelinotte and previously reading reviews before departure I thought i'd share my experience of staying here with Alpine Elements.
Firstly this place has been very underrated, both on here and by Alpine Elements in their description of the hotel and the service you can expect. Jess (manager) and her team done a fantastic job all week looking after our party of 14, nothing was too much trouble and there was always a smile from the staff no matter what time of the day or night it was. Staff were there to great us on arrival and refused to let us carry bags up the hill and instead bringing them up in the van for us.
The food was excellent, well prepared, presented and very tasty. There was a cooked buffet breakfast each morning and at that time the menu for the evening meal is left out for you to choose from. You don't normally find this and means that there wasn't a day when I wasn't looking forward to eating my chosen meal in the evening. There was usually three options for starter and main with two for desert (One option in each course was always vegetarian).
Previous posts have mentioned the "large/steep" hill up to the hotel, if others hadn't noticed it is a ski/board resort in the alps, there are much bigger climes around. Nevertheless it wasn't an issue (and not that steep) as Alex the driver was on hand at the required times to either pick us up and drop us off at the lifts or to pick us up and take us back to the hotel after a great day on the slopes. By the second day he knew who's gear was who's and most of our names, great attention to detail.
The hotel and rooms were spotlessly clean and pretty much what you would expect of an alpine hotel. George (barman) was great and very dedicated to the job, not only does he pour a good drink his knowledge of the Espace killy (and the night-life) is also noteworthy.
All in all a great trip, hotel and team. I would happily return without any hesitation or concerns.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Gelinotte is superbly appointed in central Val d'Isère. and just 7 to 10 mins walk from the slopes, and centre but we offer a private minibus shuttle for guests. All bedrooms are en suite and the property is run as a small ski hotel with fabulous cooked and continental breakfasts and an a la carte evening menu with many other great touches to make your holiday extra special.The hotel has a fully licensed bar and restaurant. Guests will find a sauna for relaxing in after a long days skiing. There is also a quiet lounge for reading, a comfy lounge and TV lounge and a licensed bar with draft beers, spirits and wines. The hotel has Wi-fi access and the public areas are well thought out to offer guests privacy and different options for socialising. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel La Gelinotte France/Savoie