Except the hot-tub!
The Chalet is down the hill from the Maison de Tignes bus station. It's only 5 minutes away, but when you're carrying yours and the kids' skiis, its a mission! We had no snow on the roads as it was Easter. When there's more snow, the chalet is very near the Chaudanne lift - so probably a lot shorter and easier than our journey.
Intersport is on the same side of the road near the station, so if they agree to store your kit, it makes life easier. On the other side of the station is the town centre, so the chalet is far from the centre of the village (if that's what you like).
The chalet is large - sleeps 26! We were 4, 2 adults 2 kids - with friends who were the same foursome. The other 22 were various groups from 2 to 6 per group.
Rooms - clean, medium sized. Fairly basic.
Food - fairly average. Bread - not fresh daily baked. Canapés - average.
Dinners - varied. Reasonably tasty but nothing great. Having been to 2 hosted chalets in France, both were far far better. Breakfast - the same every day. Sausages weren't cooked that well.
But, I ate them anyway!!
The host turned up on the Monday, and next surfaced on the Friday ! Not sure what she was doing the rest of the week! Nice girl but obviously very busy doing non hosting stuff!!
The chef and girls in the chalet were all very nice - quiet, and not in your face and just got on with the job.
Would we go with total ski again? Probably not.
If they spent an extra tenner per guest on quality ingredients, and had the host be around to look after guests just a wee bit more, maybe the verdict would be different.
A decent holiday - value for money? When compared to our Tignes 2013 trip in Club Med Val Claret, the answer is a resounding no/non!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chalet Anne-Marie was built for us three years ago in a delightfully traditional Savoyard style, using lots of wood and local stone to create undoubtedly one of Tignes’ most attractive chalets. The location is excellent, and in the mornings, you can walk to the piste just 50m away, and ski down to your choice of the Chaudannes and Paquis high-speed chairlifts, each heading up opposite sides of the valley - the Paquis in the direction of Val d’Isère, and the Chaudannes towards the Aiguille Percée. At the end of the day, you can then ski back to the same spot from the Chaudannes side of the ski area. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chalet Anne-Marie Hotel Tignes