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Residence CGH La Reine Des Pres
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Fantastic way to self-cater”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2011

The chalet was clean and well laid out, beds very comfortable indeed, kitchen basic (but no more so than other appartments in the alps), ski locker facilities excellent. Location half way between the ski lift and the village did mean everywhere is in easy reach but you had no chance of finding a space on the ski bus as it went by so had to walk but it isn't far and meant you could get to the lift before the hoards get off the bus. Village is quaint and worth investigating. There are some excellent shops but unfortunately for the self caterer who has flown there (rather than driven and picked up provisions at Carrefour just down the road) the local supermarket on the corner is very limited. And don't expect to be able to buy much on the evening of transfer day, its all gone! You can preorder lovely breads from the local boulangerie to be delivered early every morning to reception. The very best bit is the spa. The pool and two jacuzzis get busy between 4.30 and 6pm but actually quite empty beforehand so if kids get tired early in the afternoon, give yourself a treat and come back sooner and have it all to yourself. The saunas and steam rooms are excellent. Kids are welcome in every bit of the spa. A truly fantastic way to end each day. Beware that the restaurant next door is lovely but absolutely extortionate. We didn't have good luck with restaurants - the Louisianna was below average, the Savoire just OK, so we gave up looking for better than average tourist food and cooked at home most of the time. Afterall the prices for lunch up the mountain are so high, you can't afford two overpriced meals a day! The manager was extremely helpful and nice, as were his staff. Not everyone at the front desk spoke English so brush up your french.
Overall loved it. Met a few people who had stayed in other CGH residences before and were hooked. Will do like them and try out others. Its a great concept. And we're considering returning in the summer for our first summer alps holiday.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2011

Spent week after Xmas here to ski grand massif. Had been to the area before and stayed in the excellent neige et roc but it was full. Plus points: the fabric of the development is excellent, modern apartments and our 3 bed duplex was fresh and new and very clean on arrival. Negatives: a nanny state set up with heating temperature and tv volumes restricted and issues with utilities such as regular power trips, intermittent wifi and inconsistent hot water every day (the place was full). The spa area was excellent but overrun with screaming and badly behave children and bizarrely entry and exit to the pool area is through double side locked changing areas - if they are full you can't get in our out ! Apartment also had new kitchen equipment throughout but no instructions to use anything. When leaving we had to have a room inspection and then were escorted from the apartment presumably in case we sold the tea spoons ! Could be good but there are better options at this price in my opinion.

Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2011

The location on TA is shown wrong. It is actually much closer to the river very nice place indeed. Very close to numerous restaurants and the people are very friendly. A lovely village.

  • Stayed December 2010
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Property: Residence CGH La Reine Des Pres
Address: 132 route du grand Massif, 74340 Samoens, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Grand Massif > Samoens
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 32 Speciality Lodging in Samoens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Residence CGH La Reine Des Pres 4*
Number of rooms: 83
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