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“Sunny week in the Porte du Soleil”
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Chalet Rustique
crowborough
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“Sunny week in the Porte du Soleil”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Wall to wall sunshine, decent snow, a motley group of seven Englishmen and ladies and a Welshman, a very comfortable chalet with all we needed, England beating Wales on the first day combined to make this a most enjoyable week. But then there was the food- simply the best we've experienced in a chalet anywhere, quality ingredients, great imagination, fantastic presentation together with the occasional quirky surprise, a welcome and unique balance between the courses, with synchronised serving from Adam and Liz. Fantastic stuff. Thanks Paolo.....but then we had to leave, soon after the Irish scored their winning try and a melt in the mouth, Chateau Briande.... Oh well.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Wow - what a week of unbridled excellence in service and attention to detail that we have just enjoyed that was provided by Paolo, Adam and Liz at Chalet Rustique. Not in Chatel town centre but close enough for a short hop in the chauffeured van that the hosts used to collect us from the airport and ferry us to the lifts, town and back again. Nothing was too much trouble. The highlight however was Paolo's superb cuisine. I have been skiing for over 40 years (many of these in catered chalets) and have NEVER had food even close to this level of culinary expertise. Wow again! Thanks Paolo and the gang for a wonderful week.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Just back from a brilliant week in Chalet Rustique with Paolo, Adam & Liz.
Thanks to them all for a truly memorable time in the Portes du Soleil ski area.
The snow was plentiful, if not in the first flush of youthful freshness, the sun was shining almost the whole week and the skiing was outstanding.
But what made it even better was the knowledge that Paolo or Adam would drop us off and pick us up wherever suited us each day, the Chalet being a couple of miles from the nearest lifts in Chatel. And the impeccable service levels and attention to detail applied to everything they did in the Chalet, from the generous but healthy breakfasts, to fresh cakes and perfectly mixed G&Ts (thanks, Liz), and to the remarkable dinners created every evening by Paolo.
The food was constantly inventive and balanced, Paolo is a culinary magician with a tendency to surprise and amuse.
Grazie mille to Paolo and the gang for an unforgettable holiday.
Andrew, Gill and the gang.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

I would recommend Chalet Rustique without hesitation. Paolo, Adam and Liz were wonderful hosts, nothing was to much trouble. The food was excellent as was the wine, both plentiful!!
Our group enjoyed the chalet experience very much.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

The chalet came recommended by a colleague and it definitely didn't disappoint. Paolo and Adam were excellent hosts and made our holiday with our 3 young children feel very relaxed. The food was superb and the kids happily ate their meals each night (those with kids will know how difficult it can be to get them to eat properly while on holiday) so happy kids equals happy parents!
Thanks Paolo (& the team) for looking after us so well and we'll need to get booked early for next year!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

4th time visiting chalet rustique and Paolo tops it every time, this time I had my 8 month old with us and he accommodated for her and made her some amazing food for the week.Our food was lovely as always and Paolo was amazing with taken the boys to the slopes and taking me places in the day too. The tea and cakes in the afternoon, transfers to and from the airport, amazing food, cleanliness of the chalet and rooms was always just as good and I would recommend this trip to anyone it's an amazing experience and you can't get this service anywhere else, thanks to Paolo, Adam and liz for an amazing week, hope to see ya all again

  • Stayed March 2014
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

A fantastic holiday, the chalet was perfect, the food amazing and the staff couldn't do enough for us, they were all extremely accommodating!!
We would definitely recommend Chalet Rustique. We will certainly visit again. Thank you again Paolo and staff for making our holiday so great!

  • Stayed January 2014
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Property: Chalet Rustique
Address: la Ville du Nant, 74360 La Chapelle-D'Abondance, Abondance, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Abondance > La Chapelle-D'Abondance
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Speciality Lodging in La Chapelle-D'Abondance
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Catered ski chalet offering ski holidays outside Chatel with a personal touch and amazing food. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Chalet Rustique France/Haute-Savoie

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