My first time mountain biking abroad. I went with a group of 8 lads, 6 of whom haveused Chalet Morzine for a couple of years & now I know why. I genuinely cannot fault anything. It is ran by Thierry & Lindsey who gave everyone a warm reception upon arrival. I shared a room with one of the lads who'd also not been there before & our first impressions were very similar. A very pretty looking place from the outside set in fantastic picture postcard surroundings. Inside is equally good, very clean, very well presented with an aire of quality to the fixtures & fittings both in the communal areas & in the bedrooms.
Food- you will not go hungry! Lindsey & Thierry made our breakfasts & evening meals. The food is as good as I've eaten anywhere & I was introduced to a cheese Raclet (a cheese melting device used at the table) - lovely. In the mornings you wake up to the smell of fresh homemade croissants (I know they're definitely homemade as I saw the dough left to rise in the kitchen a night before).
Sleeping- I'm a light sleeper who needs silence & pitch black to get a good nights sleep. Chalet Morzine provided both with wooden window shutters for each room & I know lads in other rooms were snoring (very loudly apparently) but I didn't hear a thing.
Location- Perfect, far enough away from the main roads for peace & quiet & stunning views but close enough to walk into the centre of Morzine taking about five minutes.
Facilities- some rooms have baths but I had a shower which was always red hot which was appreciated as we came back freezing cold on our one rainy day. They have a large garage with bike stands & an area for you to hose your bikes & yourselves down. They have a big drying room & a washing machine which they were happy for us to use provided we hosed off the vast majority of the mud. They have Wifi which worked brilliantly on the middle floor but was a bit sketcy in room 3 on the top floor. Wine, beers, soft drinks, chocolate & small snacks were available at anytime & worked on a very reasonably priced tab system (you wrote your name on a pad & the number of which item you'd taken from the fridge). Coffees & tea were complimentary & wine was served with every meal which was also complimentary (the Shiraz on the first night was lush!).
I only took the time to write this review because I was so impressed. A genuinely lovely place ran by lovely friendly people. I will definitely be stopping here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ski in, ski out 7 bedroomed central chalet in Morzine, French Alps (just over an hour from Geneva airport, Switzerland). The chalet sleeps up to 16/18 people over 7 incredibly spacious bedrooms (6 ensuite, 2 x family rooms share a large bathroom). Chalet Morzine is a gorgeous traditional chalet and has been in the Rodriguez family since the early 1960's and is one of the original buildings in Morzine. Full of french charm and character the family history of this chalet is incredibly interesting (read all about the origins of it on the history page of our website). This is a solid concrete build (no thin wooden walls here) and stands pride of place just under the main ski home run, Le Pleney B, in Morzine. A simply fantastic location, not only for skiing but its location right in the centre of town means its only 2 minutes away from the nearest restaurant and a 5 minute walk to the Tourist Office. The chalet bedrooms are tastefully decorated in true mountain style with modern bathrooms all with huge balconies with views over Morzine and the slopes. The lovely lounge has a wonderful open log fire which you can snuggle around and watch crackle as you have dinner. In the Summer, the outdoor space around the chalet is fantastic, with trampoline, decking and bbq. In the winter, the field in front is a fantastic sledging slope for the children. A huge outdoor hot tub, separate games room with table football, all helps to make this accommodation a true destination for fantastic holiday memories to be made. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chalet Morzine Luxury Chalets, Chez Pascal Hotel Morzine-Avoriaz