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“Great little hotel in quiet spot” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Athena
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Brides-les-Bains
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great little hotel in quiet spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

A very nice hotel in the town of Brides Le Bains. In a quiet part of town near a very well kept park by the river. The staff were very helpful and courteous and the food was sublime with a choice of two meals each night even though we were on a package holiday. The chef was very careful with his presentation and the variety of meals throughout the week was very good.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Ray S
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Athena-Manager, Directeur général at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 25 March 2013
Thank you very much for your comment.
We hope to welcome you again at the Hotel Athena !
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013

We recently spent a week in this hotel during our skiing trip. We had half board so could sample both breakfast and dinner. We were very happy with the quality of both, plenty and very delicious. However, if you are vegetarian you better ask the hotel in advance whether they can cater for you since they did not have anything for vegetarians or at least not on the half board options. The staff were friendly and were very prompt with any request. Our room was simple but everything was spotless. The only thing we did not like was the river next to the hotel. It was very noisy despite the double glazing. We had great difficulty to fall asleep during the first few nights and woke up every morning around 4-5 am. If you can, try to book a room facing away from the river, however there aren't many rooms like this according to the floor plan. Advice to the owners of the hotel: if you can please install outside shutters to reduce the noise, it would make such a big difference. Other than this we were very happy and well looked after.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the river.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank D_EB107
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Athena-Manager, Directeur général at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 25 March 2013
Thank you for your comment.
Indeed, if we know any information about the food habits in advance (such as allergy, vegetarian, vegan...), the better it is to organize the stay.
Regarding the river, we can't turn it off at night and indeed even if the rooms are equipped with double glazzing, we are thinking about a kind of sound proof system on the outside of the hotel.
We hope this won't affect your decision to come back in the future at the hotel.
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

These guys really go out of their way. An error was made on the final bill, which was entirely my fault, but they rectified the situation a whole week later when I was back in home in London.

There's also a jacuzzi which is fantastic after a day on the slopes.

Room Tip: We got the quadruple privilege room on the 3rd floor. It has a balcony and faces the river. Just fan...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank maxsoe
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Athena-Manager, Directeur général at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 25 March 2013
Thank you for your comment.
Our everyday's aim is our guests satisfaction (in the limit of the reasonable) in order to get the chance to welcome them again.
This is valid before the guests’ arrival if we can help with the organization, of course during the stay and also after the guests’ check out.
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Tring, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

Just returned from a 4 night stay - skiing in 3 Valleys. Can't fault this hotel - really friendly staff, good sized clean rooms (we had a 4 bedded room), excellent food (it's the first time we've eaten in every night), and free jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.

Room Tip: Our 4 bedded room had two beds on one floor and two on a mezzanine floor - plenty of room for 4 blok...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Tony S
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Gouda, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

The hotel is very good. Also dinner and breakfast is very good. Only disadvantage I found was that the Hotel Spa is only opened from 5 PM - 8 PM and everything was still cold at opening. Also it is very dark in the steam bath, be careful with the steam pipe which you can not see!

Room Tip: Choose a higher class room (Privilege) in order to get a higher floor and more space!
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank frkzr
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Athena-Manager, Directeur général at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 25 March 2013
Thank you for your comment.

Indeed during couple of days this winter, the bulb of the steam room didn't work and as it is a special bulb, we had to order it. So during that time, it was quite dark in the steam room.
We will also add more lightning in front of the steam room.
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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2013

Have stayed twice at this great little hotel, and will be going back for more. Above all, it is very comfortable and friendly. The staff are excellent and make it a very enjoyable stay. The rooms are modern, well-sized with good amenities and are very clean. There is a good choice at breakfast. Dinner has a choice of two starters and main courses and the food is of a good quality and well presented. The tarte au citron is just the best ever. There is a small bar and good house wine. The hotel is about a 10 minute (hilly) walk from the ski lift but there is a regular shuttle service. You get the impression that the staff really do care about the guests, nothing is too much trouble, and this is what makes it stand out from the rest. Oh, and good value too.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank jamtart1
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Nice, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

We booked the Athena for a few nights during the ski season. We arrived at 2 in the morning after a late flight and despite being told that the keys would be waiting for us we were pleasantly surprised to be met by a kind woman who had stayed up just to welcome us in. The rooms are well looked after, great hot water. The staff were all incredibly friendly. We ate in at the hotel one night....good solid food and great service again. Highly recommended. You will need a car staying here for skiing unless you are prepared to get the last lift down from Meribel at 5. We found some good food in the village ...way cheaper than up in Meribel....so would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank RivieraTraveller
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Property: Hotel Athena
Address: BP48 - Au pont Rouge, 73571 Brides-les-Bains, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Savoie > Brides-les-Bains
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Brides-les-Bains
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Athena 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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