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“An excellent chalet, host, and superb cooking”
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Chalet Rustique
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Stayed in March as 2 members of a group of 8 (elsewhere described as motley crew). We enjoyed the lovely spacious, sunny, warm chalet; and our huge beds had high quality linen and generous pillows, and really thick towels etc. Had to remember to duck the eave beam on emerging from bed-so well slept this was occasionally forgotten..). Our balconied room overlooked the road but to open curtains to a great mountain view from the bed was a memorable treat..especially as it was, every day, bathed in lovely light that promised (and delivered) sunshine.
We can endorse others' rave reviews of Paolo's outstanding and food, his hospitality and helpfulness generally. Paolo has the clearest kitchen I have ever seen - immaculately organised so that never did we know what was being prepared for dinner. It never failed to surprise, or please....and his presentation must be prize winning. Host and helpers were at all times discrete, leaving us to enjoy our meals privately as a group.
We liked Chatel village- very French, and although at one end of the Pdu S ski area , we found loads to ski without trekking across to Morzine or Les Gets. Transfers locally and airport were timely, smooth and efficient. An outstanding week .. one of the best chalets we have ever stayed in.

Room Tip: Rooms on the road side had a lovely balcony and view of the mountain with patio doors. We did not fi...
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Just spent another great week at the Chalet Rustique being looked after by Paolo, Adam and Liz. Nothing was too much trouble for Paolo. The food and wines were superb. Nice to see Lyndsay and the children again. The weather was super. The skiing was fantastic, and thanks to Paolo and Adam for transporting us to and from the slopes. Once again thanks to all.

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Just back for another fantastic week in wonderful Chalet Rustique in a group of 10 being very well looked after by Paolo, Adam & Liz. Amazing food, great wines and very comfortable chalet. We also enjoyed our visits from Lindsey, Sophia, Luca & Olivia. Lovely, lovely people. Paolo is a great host and nothing is too much trouble, thanks everyone.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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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.

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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.

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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.

Room Tip: The front bedrooms (nearer the road) are a little larger than the back rooms....and all have beans t...
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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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Additional Information about Chalet Rustique

Address: la Ville du Nant, 74360 La Chapelle-D'Abondance, Abondance, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Portes du Soleil > Abondance > La Chapelle-D'Abondance
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 Speciality Lodging in La Chapelle-D'Abondance
Price Range: £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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