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“Even better the second time around”
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Chalet Giffre
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 January 2014

For the first time ever we returned to a ski chalet - mainly because we knew that the wonderful Sam would still be in charge, but also because we have grown to love Samoens. The snow was not as good as we would have liked, but we still enjoyed ourselves immensely, largely because the chalet is so comfortable, and the other guests were all great.
We know there are more luxurious chalets, but as we travel as a family of 5, we think Chalet Giffre is perfect. The rooms are good, the food is great, the wine flows, the hot water supply is excellent, and the chalet host and her helpers could not do more to help.
We could probably have saved a few Euros by arranging ski hire in one of the local shops, but Dale's in-house ski hire is so good I'm prepared to pay the extra. And, he's around to sort out any problems you may have (we had none)!!!
One of the other families in the chalet were on their third visit, as were the friends we travelled with, we were on our second, and the other family are already planning to book again for next year. Need I say more - I just hope we can get in!!!

Room Tip: The first room on the first floor is the winner!
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank markjohn2001
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Chalet Giffre S, Owner at Chalet Giffre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Hi Mark,
Thank you for this review and it was lovely having you stay with us again this xmas 2013.
Hope both you and Heather are keeping well
All the best
Tina, Daryn and Dale

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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We have stayed at Chalet Giffre for skiing trips to the Grand Massif for 3 years now and can recommend it to anybody, young, old, family or friends. The staff are fantastic, considerate, ever helpful and uncomplaining and can't do enough for you. There is plenty of food (more than I can manage) of really good quality and the drink flows. There is plenty of hot water for all and Dale will solve any problems you may have. He will organise your ski hire and advise you about lift passes adn lessons. The staff are generous in every way. We've also been lucky with the other visitors each time we have been. We were even visited bt Santa on Christmas morning!
It is an easy walk to the lifts (or there are buses adn mini-buses if you're not keen on walking in ski boots, but is also close to the centre of Samoens which is a lovely place to spend the evening. I would happily return for a 4th visit!

Room Tip: All the rooms are fine although I believe the one above the living area is a bit noisy
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank NickyYeates
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Chalet Giffre S, Owner at Chalet Giffre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Hi Nicky,
Thank you for the review was great having you, Nick and your children stay with us again this xmas, hope to see you again soon.
Kind regards
Tina, Daryn and Dale

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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We had a lovely stay this Christmas at Chalet Giffre, staff were great, food excellent and chalet cosy and warm. Going to try and fit a long weekend in before this season is over. Thanks for a great time girls !!

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

Hi Nick,

Thank you for the review was great having you and the family staying with us during xmas 2013 hope to see you soon again.

All the best
Tina, Daryn and Dale

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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.
Kind regards
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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Thank Naama_nm
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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

Room Tip: Wont tell you which one i am booking LOL
  • 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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Address: Les Billets, 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

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