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“Outstanding value for money and phenomenal staff.”
Review of Chalet Hotel Aigle

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Chalet Hotel Aigle
Ranked #26 of 37 Hotels in Tignes
1 review
“Outstanding value for money and phenomenal staff.”
Reviewed 13 August 2013

This was the perfect introduction to an adventure holiday for us and the boys (12 and 14). The scenery is outstanding, the activities are great fun and the staff at alpine elements made the whole experience very straightforward and thoroughly enjoyable. A long coach trip to get there but well worth it. The chalet was really welcoming and the food was top notch. We will definitely recommend a holiday with alpine elements.

  • Stayed July 2013
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chester
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Last minute booking with in laws including 3 teenage boys
Summer holiday with a difference in French Alps
Aigle Hotel met all criteria except no choice menu and limited outside space -just 3 loungers and the hotel ran out of ice and chips !
However the plusses were many -staff friendly ,very helpful and knowlegable
100 euro bar credit was a big bonus
Mountain bikes free with package together with many free passes to the many summer activities that tignes has to offer- a great boon to any one with active teenage boys
Magnificent setting . free local bus service ,activities for all ages
Tignes a great summer holiday resort and Hotel Aigle a value for money base

Room Tip: all rooms have balconies with great views
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

The staff at Aigle were excellent. Just the right amount of attention to ensure everything was being done for us without being too 'in your face'. Both our children enjoyed the kids club..but then there were only three children altogether and they all got on very well. Still, the kids club leader was excellent, letting them take the lead chosing which activities they wanted to do.

We were there for the biking. If you like your hills steep and rocky this is the place but it's not for the faint hearted! The hard tails provided by the hotel are OK but you get a longer and more comfortable day if you can afford to upgrade to full suspension.

There is plenty of other stuff for non bikers too and all within walking distance.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

Almost great - food good, wine plentiful, cakes and tea etc great and location lovely. Yes rooms are a little small but that doesn't bother us.

I was struggling to recall what it was that I didn't like about this chalet. I think the main thing is nowhere to relax. The dinning area has hard seats and the lounge area has airport seating next to the doors which are always opening, letting in a draft. The fire is never on, and it's beside the door - weird. It would be nice to have a cosy lounge area with squishy sofas to rest my bruised behind on, next to a fire maybe. Also the pool was freezing and the sauna only on at weird times and takes ages to heat up.

But overall average.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

Just returned from an excellent week at the hotel aigle. I have only rated as 4 but minor improvements could have made it 5. The chalet is almost ski out. Very Short walk up snow bank to the piste and you can ski back down it at the end of the day. Good boot room. Small room (19)but adequate, really needed a set of drawers that they could fit in instead of the small dressing table, it would have made the room much better. Comfortable bed, plenty of hot water for shower. First floor room did suffer from noise from the downstairs doors some nights but after we made them aware they were able to keep the noise down. Good food, always extra If requested, free flowing bottled wine with dinner, two types to choose from. Only criticism with the food was that we had a guest on our table who was dairy intolerant and they really didn't cater for him well at all, often no replacement option, which in France with everything covered in cream or cheese was sometimes a problem. So make sure you actually check the daily menu and request an alternative.
Kids high tea , which was great for us adult only group.

The staff were great, always helpful. Laid on a quiz and party games in the week . The sauna and pool were clean , pool a little chilly but once you were in it was ok.

We were worried that levachett may be a little far out , but it was fine. Only five minute walk to le lac for the shops restraunt or buses to val claret.

Transfers were ok, it's a good three hours, they did get us to the airport a little early as they were covering two flights , but not too bad.

Room Tip: Ask for a higher floor, first floor a little noisy.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Bude, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

This was our 2nd visit to the Aigle.
If you like chalet type holidays I can recommend this one. The rooms are comfortable and clean, the staff are friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble and you are always treated with a smile. The food is very good with a choice of 2 starters, 3 main courses including a vegetarian dish, 2 choices of sweet, cheese, tea or coffee with mints for evening meal and unlimited good wines. The breakfast was so good that some days we didn't bother with lunch.
At the end of skiing there was bread, jam, cakes, tea and coffee. The Aigle also has a bar which is open from 4pm with drinks at very reasonable prices and a Happy Hour from 4-6pm.
We shall definitely be paying a return visit.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

Staying in a chalet hotel won't be for everyone. Regardless of the size of chalet, they do always lack the anonymity of a larger hotel which works for some people, and does't work for others. Even though the Aigle has 20 bedrooms so is not small by any standards, you do need to be prepared to get "stuck in" and mix with other guests - particularly since the lounge/bar area is comparatively small.

The chalet is managed by SkiWorld and it is difficult to criticise their administration, booking process and transfers. The transfer to resort has hampered only be the appalling traffic on the way in to Bourg, but anyone that has travelled to Tignes or Les Arc will be familiar with this. The welcome in to resort was friendly but was largely devoted to a selling exercise on the part of third party operators - not a huge problem, but a reminder that this is essentially a package holiday (but in an environment that in most other respects surpass that package holiday expectation).

Like in traditional chalet accommodation, evening meals are served at a set time (8.00pm). This will not suit people looking for flexibility in the evenings since you are expected to sit at the same time. That said, the quality of the food is really very good, and I can understand why they would want to serve all 40 meals simultaneously to avoid a drop in standards.

The evening meals are preceded by an aperitif and canapes, and are then three courses with cheese and coffee. Every single meal was very, very good indeed and compliments must go to the kitchen staff who clearly work extremely hard and to a set budget. The confit of duck on the last night was exceptional, and other highlights were the salmon and the chicken in filo pastry. The starters and desserts were very good as well, and the cheese selection was excellent.

Another reviewer has mentioned the wine being purchased by SkiWorld in bulk at the beginning of the season. This shouldn't come as any surprise whatsoever and for the very reasonable price the wine is not bad. Wine is delivered to the table in bottles, and there is a choice of two reds and two whites. You can literally have as many bottles as you want with your meal, and they were never served begrudgingly. On this basis you are never going to get a selection of £20 bottles of wine with dinner - and I can't think of any chalet accommodation where you do. I understand, however, that SkiWorld do offer an upgrade package.

Breakfast was probably the best I have enjoyed in any chalet accommodation. Every day offered a choice of cereals, yoghurt, fresh fruit, pastries, bread, ham, cheese and what the literature unfairly describes as a "simple" cooked breakfast. Breakfast is served between 8.00 and 10.00 and is altogether a much less regimented affair than dinner.

The rooms themselves are far better than many in the French Alps. Our room on the top floor was not huge, but was in fact more than adequate because the under-eaves storage did mean that there was plenty of space for bags (which most ski accommodation in France so severely lacks). Beds were comfortable and bathrooms fitted out to a high standard. Plenty of hot water and temperature in the rooms was perfect. Rooms were a little bit noisy from time to time, but not unbearably so. A TV in the room would be nice, but I do wonder whether these have been omitted because of noise problems?

The chalet's location is not 100% perfect, but is totally acceptable. It is genuinely "ski-in" but "ski-out" does involve a short walk. The chalet is about a five minute up-hill walk from the centre of town. Not as good as some - but who's not stayed somewhere that hasn't involved getting a bus?

All in all, a very enjoyable stay. Don't forget that the staff in these chalets are not trained hotel professionals. They are young people that enjoy skiing and boarding and who will do a season or two looking after some decent guests (and some horrible ones) so they get to go out on the slopes when they want. The service that we received from the guys and girls at Aigle is an absolute credit to them, and made for a great week's holiday.

Thanks to you all, and I really hope that you enjoy the rest of the season.

Room Tip: Go for a room on the top floor - the under eaves storage is a real benefit.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Chalet Hotel Aigle
Address: Rue de l'Eglise, 73150 Val-d'Isere | Tignes le Lac, Tignes, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Savoie > Tignes
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Ranked #26 of 37 Hotels in Tignes
Number of rooms: 92

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