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Chalet Giffre
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Just back from another wonderful holiday at Chalet Giffre. A real warm and friendly chalet with superb staff, headed up by the super efficient Sam. Nothing is too much trouble for them and the food is excellent.
We hired skis at the chalet which was really handy and all the equipment was very good quality. Can't find fault with anything and can highly recommend it. With all the good reviews we won't be able to get booked!

  • Stayed: December 2013
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1  Thank Heather M
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Chalet Giffre S, Owner at Chalet Giffre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Thank you for your review hope to see you again soon.
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Tina, Dale and Daryn

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Reviewed 17 September 2013

We stayed at Chalet Giffre back in Feb 2013
Chalet was very warm and comfy
Bed rooms are all massive (compared to some of the shoe boxes we have stayed in) en suit shower room with power shower with unlimited surply of hot water.
From our room we had a great view of the mountains.
Food was fab with plenty of red and white wine which was needed after a hard day on the sloppes, food was proper home cooking and kids dectated what they wanted each day which was freshly cooked for them.
Sam and her team made sure every thing went with out a hitch right from the airport transfers, inhouse ski hire and making our kids feel welcome and at home.
I did not want to write this re-view until I had re booked for this year incase some one took my requested room and week.
Cant wait to return and very happy Sam will be running the Chalet again this year.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank sheerwell
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Chalet Giffre S, Owner at Chalet Giffre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Thank you for your lovely review hope to have you stay another time .

Kind regards
Tina, Daryn and Dale

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Reviewed 10 September 2013

We had a most wonderful stay at chalet giffre in Samoens. From the get go the emails were friendly and informative. The location of the b&b was fabulous- in the center but not quite, looking out on the majestic Mont Criou and the lovely town.The farmhouse (a 1901 building) is beautifully restored and equipped to meet modern needs and well beyond. Comfy beds, great showers and spacious well equipped kitchen...and the vegetable garden ,the Courgettes!!!but the best feature of the house is undoubtedly the very lovely Sam.Sam was always there to anticipate our needs and to give detailed advice and great ideas for food shopping, bike and raft rent vendors and grrreat ideas for hiking trails. We followed her advice to the letter.We're definitely coming back, maybe in the winter to brush up on our shaky skiing skills.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Chalet Giffre S, Owner at Chalet Giffre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Hi
Was great having you stay in the summer hope to see you again soon.
All the best
Tina

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Reviewed 23 May 2013

Honestly you can not be talking about the same chalet or its a post from another chalet company in competition with Chalet Giffre . The service was excellent from collection at Geneva airport 9.00am. Private direct transfers back to the chalet took just over an hour, in house ski hire was waiting for us on arrival skis fitted by Dale they were brand new skis. Had a quick coffee and a sandwich offered by Emma and dropped off at the gondola to get soem skiing in before 12. Returned to the chalet just after 5 and had a warm welcome from Sams and her team of young Emma, old Emma & Evie who made us all welcome and worked to our needs mainly great food and keeping the wine flowing.The lounge area was spacious but we did not get to use it much as most of the evening was sat around the large farmhouse table chatting. We had a large double bedroom on the middle floor with views to the church square. The bathroom was compact with a modern power shower unit plenty of hot water and toilet. The chalet had a great location close to the gondola, ski bus stops out side and still they offer a service to the ski lifts. Samoens has a few cosy French pubs and an Irish pub close to the chalet no major night life but we are past that. In all the chalet offers good size bedrooms, good home cooking and great service provided by Dale and the staff

We do 3 ski brakes a year. We stayed for a long weekend in March and just booking 7 night for January 2014

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank George B
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Chalet Giffre S, Owner at Chalet Giffre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Hi George,
Always a joy having you stay with us hope to see you again next season.
Kind regards
Tina, Daryn and Dale

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Reviewed 3 April 2013

We stayed at the chalet as a party of 4 and we had a great time. The girls running the chalet were amazing and always had a smile. The food was excellent and the location fantastic. We could not recommend this place more and hope to return next year. thank you all so much....

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank lizB19
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Chalet Giffre S, Owner at Chalet Giffre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Hi Liz,
Thank you for the review and sorry for delay in answering
Hope to see you another time again.
Tina, Daryn and Dale

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Reviewed 31 March 2013

Just back from a superb 4 day break at Chalet Giffre with friends, and I have to echo the other reviews here. The chalet's in a great location close to the town and ski bus stop, and having a short transfer from Geneva and ski hire on site meant we were skiing by early afternoon, having landed in the morning! But what really made the holiday was the fantastic service provided by Evie, Emma, Sam and Emma, who really go out of their way to help - nothing was too much trouble, the food (and cakes!) were fabulous and the wine was plentiful. Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Dave S
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Chalet Giffre S, Owner at Chalet Giffre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Hi Dave,

Sorry for the delay but thank you very much for the lovely review .
Hope to see you again soon.

All the best
Tina, Daryn and Dale

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Reviewed 16 March 2013

Spent a week in early March in Samoens, in a party of 9 . We were all really pleased with the chalet and the bedrooms, fantastic service from the chalet staff of Sam, Emma, Evie and Emma, and boots and ski's provided by Dale. They couldn't of been more helpful The food was plentiful, we ended up asking for smaller portions, the wine flows continuously. We were lucky with the other 4 people sharing at the same time, they were friendly and joined in the dinner time banter. We would highly recommend and will certainly be returning soon.

Room Tip: The rooms on the ground floor carried less noise from above, due to all rooms being floorboards.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank Debfromhants
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Chalet Giffre S, Owner at Chalet Giffre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Thank you for the lovely review (sorry for the delay in replying)
Hope you come back for another trip
Kind regards
Tina, Daryn and Dale

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Additional Information about Chalet Giffre

Address: 24 Close du Doyen, 74340 Samoens, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Grand Massif > Samoens
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Ranked #4 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Samoens
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 1 hour from Geneva airport Skiing the Grand Massif. 5 linked villages that form the ski area are all linked via blue runs. 4th largest ski area in France In the top 5 snow sure resorts. We are situated in the picturesque alpine village of Samoens. Chalet Giffre has an excellent location located between the Gondola and town centre. We offer a fully catered service 6 out of 7 days, cooked breakfast, 3 course evening meal with bottled wines and cold beers. Before the evening meal we have a free bar in moderation. The gondola is just 400m which takes you to the midstation at 1600m. There is no walking in ski boots. We have 2 minibuses servicing the chalet which drop you off at the Gondola in under a minute. The public ski bus also stops out side the chalet We also offer collection late afternoon from 5 different lift stations in the Valley. ... more   less 

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