Stayed here beginning of March and did not want to leave!
The Chalet is so beautiful and spacious and the rooms are so comfortable and all en suite!
Overall really relaxing.
The Chalet has a chef and waitress (Rob and Danielle) and the food is out of this world. Breakfast includes a cooked breakfast, cereals, fresh breads and ham and croissants. Plenty to fill up on before going skiing.
Ian took us and picked us up every day to and from various ski lifts and some of the slopes and scenery are so beautiful. Some of the bars in Chatel are fab too, great atmosphere.
When you return to chalet you are welcomed by freshly baked cake and tea.
Then relax in the chalet or in Hottub then around 7:30/8 there is the most amazing 5 course dinner every night except Wednesday which is Danielle and Robs day off.
Dinner includes homemade canapés, starter, main course, dessert and cheese board!
Chatel itself is a really pretty village and has some really nice bars and restaurants and is in a great location for some fantastic ski slopes.
We are 100% going back next year. It was my first time skiing and I loved every minute!
Big Thanks to Ian, Joanne, Rob, Danielle and of course, Liliana for making it such a fantastic holiday xx
My wife and I stayed at the Chalet Soleil the second week of January with a group of friends. The hosts are Ian and Joanne who are the most lovely, friendly, caring couple you could wish to meet. Transfers to and from the airport are included which are 1.5hrs approx. The chalet is set near Chatel and the Portes du Soleil ski region, a vast ski area. It is a new beautiful building finished to a high spec. As with most chalet ski holidays, meals are provided morning and evening other than on one night which allowed us to venture into Chatel for a restaurant night out. Ian and Joanne provided much more than we expected. The food is exceptional, fantastic quality breakfast with all options available and high standard 4 course evening meals. Not that we ever managed the 4th course such was the service, standard and quantity of the food. Canapes are also served before dinner. Real quality food served by Rob and Danielle their resident chefs. All drinks are included and available throughout. There is a lovely spacious hot tub available which we enjoyed several times after a hard days skiing. Although this chalet is not walking distance to a ski lift, that really didn't matter because Ian kindly drops guests off upon request including a bit a apres too! We were always happy to stay in the chalet after skiing such was the beauty of the property but Chatel offered some nice bars and plenty of restaurant choices. We ate in the Antoine restaurant on our night out which was very nice. We were genuinely sad to leave such was the hospitality. Thanks to our friends Nick & B for inviting us. I understand it was a random find but now we've been once any future ski trip to France will be a return to this chalet. We wish Ian & Joanne every success for the future, Chris & Tina
Ian and Joanne are perfect hosts and Chalet Soleil is an excellent base for the Portes du Soleil ski area. The Chalet is new and has been furnished beautifully, it was very comfortable; in particular the bed was more comfortable than being at home. If you get snowed off the mountain, there are plenty of things to do and it is a nice place just to relax.
The chef, Rob, produced delicious meals each night and Danielle was also there to look after us; both were delightful. The standard of cooking was well above what you get with some of the well known ski package operators. There were soft drinks and beer as well as good wine, always available.
Ian could not be more welcoming and accommodating, helping with any problems and providing drop offs and pick ups at a variety of ski lifts in the area. We never had to lug skis or walk any distance in boots. On the chef's night off it was snowing hard and Ian helped us get take away pizza back to the chalet.
We had 4 days skiing, and it snowed a lot in that time, which stopped us venturing further into Avoriaz and Morzine. Even so, the skiing in the Chatel area was very good, with plenty of options and nice skiing on tree-lined pistes.
Airport transfers to the door can be arranged for you.
This is a special place and we really hope to go back next year.
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