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Hotel Chalet Alpage
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in La Clusaz
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Corvallis, Oregon
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“Very nice; we plan to return”
Reviewed 27 September 2010

We stayed at Chalet Alpage for four nights. The location is perfect. Near enough to Annecy for a day-trip, near mountains for hiking, outside the village in an attractive hillside setting. We arranged for half board; a good choice given the quality of the meals.
Moreover, Chalet Alpage prepared my meals gluten-free. Our room was clean and comfortable, with a valley/mountain view. No negatives; a great visit.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 August 2010

I have spent one week in Chalet Alpage this summer.
This is one of the most enjoyable hotels I have seen, and I have already seen many !
The location, 5 minutes driving from La Clusaz, is fantastic : the views from the room are not obstructed by skilifts - as it happens too often in the Alps - and beautiful.
Cosy rooms in "chalet style", decorated with excellent taste; small but well fitted bathroom.
The owner-manager, Thierry, is always available for information or kind assistance.
There are only 9 rooms plus one small chalet; this makes the atmosphere of the place like your home.
Excellent simple food in half board, and good breakfast.
There is a farm just on the opposite side where you can buy reblochon or tomme cheese; you hear the music of the cows' bells in the morning and in the evening : a delightful concert.
The place is incredibly quiet, and close to the start of many great walks; by the way these are generally well signposted, this is a great change from the Megeve surroundings.
The town of La Clusaz is nothing special, but who needs a town when you have such a great place to stay ?

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 February 2010

We stayed here in February this year and were not disappointed. It felt like we got two holidays for the price of one - a great skiing trip as well as a really relaxing getaway. Chalet Alpage is a cosy Alpine lodge, with every possible convenience, but is completely unpretentious and relaxed at the same time. Our room was small but really cosy and tastefully decorated. The rustic atmosphere wasn't tainted by incongruous modern conveniences and yet every modern convenience was on offer, but in a nice subtle way. For example the bedrooms - new shower room and toilet, wash-hand basin perched on a stand, modern shower, flat screen tv (which I could have done without) hung unobtrusively on a wall, bathrobes, excellently glazed double doors onto a balcony without a hint of a draft and modern recessed lighting that had a variety of settings. We started out on a room only basis but changed to half-board after discovering a) the cost of a taxi from the village is Eur18 b) the food in the restaurant is great. The breakfast each morning is generous, healthy and filling. The evening meal is usually five courses and tastes like home cooking, again it's unfussy and unpretentious in keeping with the general ambience in the hotel. I thoroughly enjoyed the meals each evening, really nutritious, not high cuisine, but nice and local - as if you have a local Savoyarde food enthusiast friend cooking for you. We preceded each meal with an aperitif at the small bar.
Location-wise this hotel is a bit out of town which didn't bother us, you could ski straight from the hotel and if not you need to either drive or catch one of the infrequent and meandering buses into La Clusaz.
The hot tub and sauna were great for weary bodies after a day of skiing! There's also a pool which we didn't try out.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel, my only problem is that I know that no matter where I go on a ski holiday after this, I would have to be very lucky to find somewhere that ticks all the boxes as well as Chalet Alpage/La Clusaz does - food, accommodation, ambience, ski ...
My only criticism would be that the beds are slightly dated, but they are by no means uncomfortable, and are happily a world away from previous French accommodation experiences. Party animals might find it a bit quiet though. Like the rest of La Clusaz, Alpage is frequented mainly by French people which added to the authenticity. If your French is limited to "ou est le Centre de George Pompidou?" don't worry, the convivial owner willingly speaks good English (and when necessary corrects your French grammar). All in all a really perfect retreat, go for it!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 January 2010

We had a fantastic week at Alpage, thanks to owner Thierry and rest of the team. It's a lovely small chalet right under a t-bar lift providing easy access to blue and green slopes on the Etale part of La Clusaz resort.

The hotel's ski room, sauna, covered pool and jacuzzi, as well as reliably delicious and abundant breakfast and 3-course dinner (plus great fresh snow) made for a picture perfect Settimana Bianca!

The week we were there (Jan 4) definitely started off a bit family-friendly - lots of kids at dinner, in sauna, etc. But seemed to shift more towards couples as schools started up again after winter holidays.

Our room (9) had a great balcony with view toward Clusaz town and the mountains, but being top floor, had slanted ceilings so we couldn't stand in shower. Rooms 4,5,6 have the same view, but on first floor with same view from balcony.

Can't wait to go back next year!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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ireland
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Reviewed 3 January 2010

We spent our second Christmas year with our two young children and my parents.This hotel continues to improve with newly upgraded rooms added this time.We loved it last year and were not disappointed this year either. The location allows us to ski directly into the village from the hotel and back home down home via the beauregard lift. There is a free bus service from the hotel entrance to the village.Along with the outdoor jacuzzi ,enclosed swimming pool and sauna there is plenty of areas to relax when finished with the days skiing.Food is excellent and having been to Zermatt,Val d'Isere and many others resorts this is a wonderful resort and a super hotel

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 October 2009

Each year we go to Ischgl, St Anton or somewhere similiar for a week of apres ski chaos. But we also try pick a smaller venue for a two-day-off-work-four-days-boarding warm-up, less focus on the apres ski and more on the slopes and good food.
Chalet Alpage was perfect, so perfect we have already booked in for 2010. We arrived late due to the arrival time in Geneva but Thierry kept some food for us. In the morning we picked up lift passes across the road and headed off exploring. La Clusaz isn't a large resort but big enough and with the ability to head down a near private mountain to the Chalet Alpage backdoor it fit the bill perfectly.

The rooms are clean and neat, the living space is perfect for sitting back for a chat in front of a full fire and the hot tub is perfectly placed for a view over the mountains. The evening meals were stunning from way to go, not too rich and far more varied than I expected.

La Clusaz is a perfect location for a short break, and the Chalet Alpage is the ideal location for rest and relaxation.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with friends
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N.Ireland
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Reviewed 5 May 2009

Our family stayed with Thierry again this year in Alpage and we experienced the same excellent quality of food and hospitality this year. The rooms we stayed in had been tastefully refurburbished and very comfortable. The pool was also warmer. Great trip.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Chalet Alpage
Address: 1872 route du Col de la Croix Fry | Les Prises, 74220 La Clusaz, France
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Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > La Clusaz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in La Clusaz
#1 Family Hotel in La Clusaz
#2 Romantic Hotel in La Clusaz
#2 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in La Clusaz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The perfect haven for enjoying the outdoors! Winter or summer, this home from home boutique-style 3 star hotel offers a perfect haven for all outdoor mountain activities. A traditional yet modern décor combined with fantastic food, friendly service and a touch of luxury will make your stay here unforgettable.The chalet, a modernised Savoyard farmhouse, is ideally situated so that you can take advantage of the magnificent Alpine views over the surrounding Aravis mountains, as well as immediate access to the pistes and trails. ... more   less 
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