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“Fabulous Chalet, Fabulous location, Fab holiday”
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26 reviews
Hot-tub with views
Chalet Orion in the snow
Living room with plenty of comfortable sofas
Relax by a roaring log fire
Fully fitted kitchen with lots of work space
Kitchen with seating for 4
Dining area - enjoy our delicious food!
Beautiful double bedroom with balcony
Bedrooms can also be made as twin beds
Pretty twin room
Bedroom with plenty of storage
Ensuite family room
Pretty bedrooms, luxury bathrobes are provided
Cosy family room
Ensuite bathroom with complimentary Elemis toiletries
View from the ski lift
2 doubles or twin bedrooms on the Ground floor
Living and dining and family room on the 1st Floor.
Twin or double and family room on the 2nd floor.
Lovely summer location
Samoens in the summertime
Hot-tub with fantastic views all year around
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Chalet -
5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Samoens, Grand Massif, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

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Corrina T
Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fabulous Chalet, Fabulous location, Fab holiday”
Reviewed 23 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We stayed here @ Chalet Orion for 1 week in July with our 2 kids (3 and 6)
The chalet was perfect and our holiday an adventure. Having been a couple of times to Samoens for skiing and previously for a summer breaks, always booking Pure Chalets - I cannot recommend enough --Andy and Liz are fab and Samoens as a location summer and winter.
Chalet was spotless, totally kitted out with everything you need and everything as expected and more

With younger kids its an ideal summer holiday - we made most of the views and facilities at end of the day with BBQs nightly and kids cycling and on adventures until bedtime, all of us wonderfully shattered!

Kicking off with a quick walk for fresh pastries, bread and cheese we would then contemplate the activity of the day.. This trip we managed to squeeze in just about everything...and there is a lot to do - with or without kids..
We managed a morning at the Waterfall, a day a piece at the glacial lakes (one freezing, one warm and even with a beach), 2 lots of high trees adventure action, biking (- kids around the town and outside chalet whilst husband took to the more challenging hills - MAML on the roads and of course gnarly mountain biking), hiking to a refuge, a day at the outdoor swimming pool and even had both kids being belayed up the rock faces climbing.

A relax in hot tub, BBQ as sun went down, rose and up again for the pastries!

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Marcia R
Reading, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A superb hosted chalet - modern and amazing food!”
Reviewed 12 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We stayed at Chalet Orion with friends, family and children. It was a lovely modern chalet with mountain views. The hot tub on the deck was a real bonus to come back to, soaking tired muscles. Our hosts Luke and Emma cooked amazing meals, and even provided an earlier tea for all the children. They also baked delicious cakes which were great to come back to after skiing. We took our own car and were pleasantly surprised that parking at the telecabin was free and only a few minutes drive from the chalet. The other families in our group made use of the free pick up/drop off from the owner, Andy.

All in all a great Chalet and fantastic holiday! We felt totally spoilt.

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Liked best: Each bedroom had ensuite facilities
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Joanne M
Ballina, Ireland
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Exemplary food and service in a comfortable and plush Chalet.”
Reviewed 11 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Chalet Orion is a lovely chalet just a short walk up the hill from the centre of Samoëns. The chalet hosts Luke and Emma were pleasant, attentive and cooked amazing food. They were a credit to the owners Liz and Andy who made us feel very welcome, ensured that we were enjoying our stay, gave us a resort orientation (ski guiding), quickly sorted any issues and provided shuttle runs by mini bus if we didn't want to walk through town to and from the grand massif express ski lift. The cakes on return from the slopes, the kids high tea and the evening meals were all really tasty, well presented and the kind of food that rivals even the best restaurants in the resort. We made good use of the hot tub every evening after long exhausting days skiing, which felt like a complete luxury - the fluffy robes provided made it feel a bit like a spa! There was enough space in the chalet for our group of 6 adults and 6 children to happily enjoy each other's company and offer areas to get some quiet time away from the bustle. The beds were all really comfortable and the doubles were all conjoined twins (with no noticable gap down the middle) which meant they were plenty big enough. The chalet has under floor heating, radiator towel rails and a equipment drying room so it is comfortably warm! The chalet was clearly finished to a high standards and still feels pretty new so it is clearly looked after. It has an excellent view over the Samoëns valley. Samoëns is a lovely picturesque town with a quaint array of shops and restaurants and PureChalets a class family run set of chalets that I will definitely return to in the winter season and the summer holidays. The skiing was excellent even though it was late in the season and there were a plethora of challenging and pleasurable runs to choose from. Andy organised for us to get a discount at the local ski hire shop which is practically at the lift, which meant no carrying ski equipment long distances and heated boots in the morning from the boot warmers that are switched on all night. Thanks Liz and Andy for a wonderful weeks holiday.

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Liked best: The food, the skiing, the company!
Liked least: It was very poor visibility on the mountain one day, which made skiing less pleasurable
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
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Sally G
Bude, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“We loved it!”
Reviewed 1 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Chalet was lovely, very comfy lounge, great bedrooms and maintained to a high standard. Owners and their chalet hosts couldn't be more helpful and lovely - one of us had quite strict dietary requirements, one a non skier, extended family from a toddler up to grandparents, all very looked after. We had a fabulous week with excellent food and enjoyed great skiing as well as the friendly atmosphere of Samoens. Thanks so much, we hope to see you again soon!! xx

Travelling group: Extended Family
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andy v
2 reviews
“Friendly & attentive staff, clean and spacious chalet”
Reviewed 29 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Andy and Liz clearly care about running an excellent chalet company, they've succeeded on so many levels. The chalet is clean and spacious and Luke & Em our hosts put themselves out to cater to our dietary requirements with complete flexibility for the needs of two children.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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katiejane...
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Splendid stay in Chalet Orion”
Reviewed 28 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We have just come back from the most wonderful stay at Chalet Orion in Samoens. The town is incredibly pretty and conveniently just an hour from Geneva which is a huge bonus. The skiing was excellent although challenging in places for us intermediates. Once you made your way out of Samoens though there were some excellent wide and not too busy blues to have some fun on. It was relatively easy to get across to Morillion and Flaine which gave you great choice. The chalet itself was just fab. All of the bedrooms were generous in size and immaculately clean. The sitting area was cosy but with ample space and the views were incredible. We were so lucky with our hosts as they were top class and we were made to feel so welcome by them and the owners, Andy and Liz. All in all a wonderful stay and we hope to visit again soon in the near future - perhaps in the summer as I reckon it would be great that time of year also. Thanks guys.....

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bungle24
london
1 review
“Excellent week!”
Reviewed 26 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Just returned from a Excellent week at Chalet Orion with three friends! I would recommend this chalet to anyone. It is in a great location, with just a short walk into the town, and only a 10 minute walk from the main lift to the slopes. The chalet itself is very clean, comfortable and spacious, and the food was excellent. The hot tub was great after a day on the slopes and had lovely views across the valley! The owners Liz and Andy were great and very helpful throughout our stay, and our hosts Jess and Jamie were Brilliant! they couldn't do enough for us!. Samoens itself is a nice resort and the skiing is excellent! We will definitely be returning!!

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Liked best: Food, Hot tub
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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