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“Excellent food in abundance and close to Parafour Lift”
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Hotel Le Gentiana
Ranked #3 of 37 Hotels in Tignes
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 January 2014

What a fabulous hotel?
Very friendly helpful staff. Near the lift (100m) to main square where the main Tignes lifts are, ie the Parafour x6 chair and gondola lift. A path to the other lower lift also leads from the square too, so it's all here. The area is pleasant too with stall in the streets twice a week selling local cheese and cold meats. There are nice gift shops too, not selling the usual tat but they have French flair to offer nice things.
The hotel itself is a gem. The meals offered each night are of amazing quality. You are offered two choices of starter, main and desert most nights, except when they have a special meal on the menu. The land and sea buffet on one night is a sight to behold - half crabs, oysters, salmon, urchin, mussels, prawns, lobster - and that's is only the sea selection.
Breakfast is a typical but varied buffet selection.
The rooms are fine, and many have great views of the pistes and mountains, but are nothing too special. Mine was fine but did suffer with noisy plumbing!
Many people have said to me that Tignes is ugly, and I am surprised as from my perspective I thought it was great, but we had loads of snow so everything looked white and pretty.
I stayed with family over Christmas and had a wonderful time so would recommend this hotel and resort to others.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Stayed here for a week over New Years time in 2012-2013.
I cannot praise this hotel enough!
1. Location - virtually ski in ski out
2. Food. The included meals (breakfast and dinner) were absolutely superb. Best food I have ever experienced and the wine list extensive.
3. Service was lovely. We always had the same table in the restaurant. Found the service never too intrusive and meals were always very relaxed and enjoyable. Serge is a wonderful host and made New Years Eve truly memorable.
4. Facilities: pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room all downstairs in your building which was really great to do each evening after a long day of skiing.
5. Value for money was excellent. Given the incredible quality and amount of food, the included lift pass and the facilities of this hotel I can't fault the price at all.

We'll be back!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

We stayed with our 2 grown up children for the Christmas week. From the moment of 1st contact to the end of the stay Serge and the team were attentive and tried hard to make the stay the best that it could be. The food was excellent and varied - and when my daughter did not like what was on the menu one night they happily cooked her something else. The Christmas Eve meal was great and it was funny to see Serge running round each table showing off the Christmas dessert at the end!!

It is close to the slopes and was great to have our passes and car parking all sorted for us on arrival. The rooms are small (but then many alpine hotels are similar) but clean and comfortable. Always warm with lots of hot water. There is a nice little spa which is great at the end of the day on the slopes (sadly the Jacuzzi was out of action when we were there but the sauna and pool were lovely).

The general ambiance is relaxed and the bar is very quiet with lots of seating.

My only (minor) gripe is that the Wi-Fi - which you pay for is very flaky and slow. Probably something to improve - or drop the charges on.

Having spent many years in Tignes, typically in self-catering I would most certainly go back again if I am looking for a hotel to stay in.

Room Tip: Go for a superior room with a balcony
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We have stayed one week in "le gentiana". It is a great location, not far for the lifts and center. The food was really fantastic. I can recommend this hotel for everybody who wants have a nice skiholiday.

Room Tip: excellent, the food was fantastic
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

I am sitting in the bar on the last night of a great week! Serge is a great host and tried very hard to make our stay as good as possible. The rooms are small (like many alpine hotels) but very clean and comfortable. Our booking included half board and the food was very tasty with different meals offered each night. The meal on Christmas Eve was a special meal and very well presented. One night my daughter did not like the options offered and it was no trouble to cook something different for her.

Our lift passes and parking were all sorted for us and as we are leaving very early tomorrow a packed breakfast has been arranged.

There is a small spa which is nice at the end of the day on the slopes.
Cakes are also offered each day in the bar at about 4pm.

My only slight compliant us the quality of the wifi which is not free but very slow and unreliable.

I would certainly recommend this hotel for a nice relaxed week and hope to come back!

Stayed: December 2013
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

Just visited for a week of skiing. The location is perfect for the lifts. The hotel is clean and very comfortable, and the food is great too. There's a handy ski and boot store adjacent to the entrance. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

6 nights stay with 5 days skiing.

Lovely homely French hotel.

Great location less 5 mins walk to main lifts and close to the shops.

Wonderful, friendly and helpful staff.

Eat as much as you like buffet breakfast which will set you up for the day but the real treat is the evening meal. Probably some of the best Savoie and French cuisine you are going to get in the region.

Oh and the skiing was first class too.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Le Gentiana

Address: rue du Rosset, 73320 Tignes, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Savoie > Tignes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Tignes
#2 Romantic Hotel in Tignes
#3 Spa Hotel in Tignes
#3 Best Value Hotel in Tignes
Price Range: £101 - £223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Le Gentiana 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to hotel Gentiana we're a family hotel since 1964 Our hotel is made for you, we like to give you nice and friedly stay. We're here at your service, and try to you give the best stay possible. our welness center is made for you, find a relax time after a ski day or a trip in mountain. Our restaurant, by ouyr chef cook Johan Audren for a nice cooking with a french Touch we want to give you a warm atmosphere in our hotel with our best and sincere regard Serge and Nadia ... more   less 
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