The Buqa apartment is located up a hill approximately 10 minutes walk from the centre of Samoens. Its easy to walk but is a little steep on the way back but manageable. You are in the Alps! Samoens is a beautiful small town, typically Savoie with great shops, restaurants and supermarket (there are actually 2 but as we were there out of season only the Casino supermarket in the centre was open - but sold everything you need for self catering). The views of the mountains surrounding Samoens are stupendous.
The chalet apartment itself was smashing. It has a great kitchen with all amenities and table big enough for family gatherings. The lounge area was comfortable with all the tech you need to watch a large selection of films/TV shows but we spent most of our time when at the Chalet either eating in the kitchen or sitting out on the first balcony (which is reached through the French windows from the lounge) staring at the mountains, sunsets and stars.
We did a lot of walking - the area has load of walks that can start if you want from the front door. But don't miss the Cirque Fer a Cheval near Sixt - its fantastic and worth the drive to Sixt. You can park in Sixt and walk up to the Cirque following the footpath signs or drive up to the Cirque and do some walking from there. There's a great café/restaurant there for refreshments.
Buqa is an ideal place to stay in Samoens. The location is perfect: so close to the town, but still quiet and peaceful. The view is fantastic. Sundowners on the balcony were bliss.
The house is very comfortable, spacious and well equipped.
A great place.
Buqa is a really well set up chalet with everything you could possibly want during your stay. Elan and Gilles were extremely helpful both before and throughout our stay, with Gilles always on hand in Samoens should we need any help or advice. The chalet is in a beautiful location with stunning views of the valley and also only a short walks down the hill to get into the heart of Samoens. We would highly recommend a stay here.
In summary this is a great apartment with stunning views of the valley. It took us some time to find it when we arrived but we soon settled in. The apartment has lots of space, is superbly equipped and is just a stones through from the lovely village centre. I could write all day but no need. Just go and stay there yourselves to experience a little bit of luxury on holiday.
Me and my friends first stayed at Buqa in 2015 and it was incredible, we came over to snowboard and the apartment had everything we need to ensure we were comfortable, entertained and welcomed. So we came back!
The place is modern throughout, underfloor heating, wifi, the lot! It had boot warmers for our snowboarding boots, a rack for the snowboards, everything we could possibly want.
It's self catering and the supermarket is a 5 minute drive away which is super convenient, the kitchen is kitted out with everything you need to make food and snacks. There's a frequent bus to the slopes a short walk from the apartment so the location is perfect and so are the views from the apartment. If I had a good enough camera, the views over the town below I would've loved to have captured and get framed on my wall. Incredible.
All in all if it's a holiday with family or a holiday with friends, i'd recommend Buqa to anyone and everyone.
This was our second stay in Buqa and having learnt the area last time this stay was even better than the last! Great accommodation with an ideal position near the village and a ski bus stop a short 5 min walk away. Gilu was excellent helping out in any situation and was there if we had any issues with the house. Faultless again! Looking forward to coming back!
Buqa is a lovely place to stay - has everything you need.
Technology is obviously on the mind of the owner as you have everything you need to keep in touch with reality. If you want to get away from it all though - turn off the wifi :-)
We were very lucky to have a great snow fall whilst staying at buqa. Made the resort look fantastic and the scenery in the mountains looks brilliant. You are quite a distance from the slopes but a 5 min walk down the hill to the free bus stop is fine. You can always park near the main lifts if you have a car. There is also a secure garage at buqa for your equipment with boot warmers and racks.
Supermarket is a 2min drive or 20min walk and everything you need is provided for self catering although refreshments and some small snacks would be a good idea when arriving at the chalet. We didn't see much of the chalet host but we didn't really need him either.
Some small issues that we were not too bothered about, shower could have been cleaner and some of the boot warmers didn't seem to work but all in all the chalet is luxurious and a great place to stay if you don't want to use a hotel.
The log burner and under floor heating is the best part when its really cold outside too.