We've just completed a weeks stay at this hotel and have to post a good review.
The hotel is located low in the village and caters for family groups. Despite the location it is well served by lifts making it a doddle to get in the pistes quickly in the morning.
Our stay was half board with a choice of cooked breakfasts in the morning, along with the continental option which was excellent every day. The evening meals really set this place apart from others we have stayed with a 3 course meal cooked from a set menu with cheese and coffee to follow. These meals have been superb and would easily warrant a €60+ price tag elsewhere in resort.
All of the staff are well turned out and gave outstanding service all week. Whilst we didn't personally have child care reports from the rest of our group also spoke very highly of the nannys. All staff are English speaking, have a great sense if humour and were very knowledgable about the village, the piste and the hotel.
The hotel itself is well presented and reasonably well appointed. It could do with a slight update and polish in areas whilst niggly little issues like broken door locks and locked radiator valves should be an easy fix.
The mountain is good, but if you're a snowboarded and not confident taking speed through the flat stuff you may get frustrated on some of the pistes, including the 16km Sarenne which includes about 1 - 1.5km of flat green at the end!
Overall, despite those minor niggles the experience at the Mariandre has been superb, lifted by the staff and excellent location.
- Also Known As:
- Chalet Hotel Mariandre France/Rhone-Alpes