Having fallen in love with Chalet BonBon in the winter of 2011-2012, we returned April 2013 to ski & again in early July 2013 for a walking holiday. It's not just the comfort of the chalet (which has been beautifully refurbished), but the staff that make a holiday there so special. Pete is a
wonderful host, achieving a perfect balance of professionalism and friendliness. During our latest week, Laura (ski guide) looked after us beautifully for the first couple of nights until Pete's return from holiday. We had timed our week to coincide with the changeover so that we could catch up with them both. It felt like a holiday with old friends - okay less of the old - we're old enough to be their parents, but that doesn't stop them making us feel like good friends.
Hugo, the new chef turned out to be a great addition to the team, producing delicious food &
being attentive to our dietary preferences. A keen mountain biker, he can give you all the information you need on how to enjoy the biking, complementing Pete's extensive knowledge of the walking and other activities in the area.
I wouldn't normally choose a chalet in the centre of town, but the noise doesn't seem to be too
much of an issue & the staff & comfort of the BonBon now make it our first choice. In many ways it's great to be so central: easy access to both ski areas; handy for shops & nightlife; close to the Tourist Office; front-row seats for any entertainment at Le Coup de Coeur or in the square; and, in summer, a free underground car park just around the corner.
It was our first summer visit to Morzine & we weren't disappointed. The walking was brilliant -
plenty of walks that can be started from the chalet, sometimes using the wide range of lifts to
access other areas including Switzerland. In summer the chalet can organise a "multipass" for 1 euro which gives pedestrian access to all the lifts, or 2 euros if you want to include swimming
pool, etc. Mountain bikers pay more. It was a bit odd at first using a chairlift without skis, but it
was a great way to get up or down the mountain. Just remember to have something warm to wear on the lifts, especially the Mossette which gives access to Switzerland.
A car is useful to get to the other areas such as Sixt Fer a Cheval, a horseshoe of stunning peaks with tumbling waterfalls every way you look, but there are plenty of walks & other activities to keep you busy for several weeks without leaving Morzine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stylish and very comfortable with in a town centre location, great access to the Pleney and Super Morzine lift stations. With UK TV channels, Apple TV and Wii console and games, it's a great place to stay. Your home from home! ... more less