We've kissed a lot of accommodation frogs over the years in la Clusaz - apartments,hotels and a disastrous catered chalet but finally we found our Prince (or should that be Princess ?).
Chalet Panoramic is in a league of its own.
Informal,friendly,relaxed,beautiful and comfortable but still with a rigorous attention to detail,and all done without being pretentious.
The team of Lisa,Simon,Andy,Dani,Sammy,Jay and Jay are warm and professional-allowing the guests total freedom but at the same time being attentive to their needs.
Jay's food is excellent and varied,Dani's afternoon cakes a marvellous life-saver after a day on the piste,and the free bar was a thirst-quencher(despite all this I lost 4 lb,believe it or not!).
Skis and passes are sorted out for you.Pickup at Geneva airport is prompt and efficient.
The hot tub was a bonus before dinner to soak away the aches and pains and put the world to rights with fellow guests.
The atmosphere is one of a week-long house party.Some of the guests were veterans of Chalet Panoramic (repeat business makes up the majority of bookings,which should tell you something),for some it was their first time,and for others also the first time in la Clusaz (another well-kept secret).
Everyone got on famously.
The team has that great knack of making the difficult look effortless,because they have honed their skills over many years.
It's just a pity my skiing hasn't improved in line with the accommodation.
Memo to self;spend more time skiing and less time eating cakes and soaking in the hot tub.
We wouldn't stay anywhere else now.
We've had enough of frogs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the main piste, Chalet Le Panoramic boasts the most prestigious location in La Clusaz.With breath taking views of the mountain range and the entire village (which is an easy five minutes walk away) the whole family is able to ski to and from the chalet door to no less than five ski lifts; beginners button lift, two cable cars and two chair lifts which place you directly onto any of the numerous superb slopes.What gives Chalet Le Panoramic the edge over the rest is individuality and personal attention to detail, this lies at the heart of the chalet where the owners: Simon, Lisa and their team of four can often be found cooking up delights in their state of the art kitchen, tending the roaring fire, manning the bar or readying the hot tub! ... more less