This is the third time we have stayed at the Hotel Les Lans and each time it has lived up to our expectations and more. This is due to the excellent skiing available on the Portes du Soleil and the warm and friendly service we have received from Madame Aube who runs this family owned Hotel and her staff. Aube speaks very good English and has always been extremely polite and helpful. For the past couple of years we have arranged our own flights and Aube has on our behalf arranged for the accommodation and Taxi transfers to and from the Airport. (please note that at weekends the minibuses are not allowed to pick up at the taxi rank but have to park at the far end of the Airport which is quite a walk with suitcases and Skis, a tip is to take a 2 Euro coin with you so you can use a trolley, we found this out the hard way, the ladies were not impressed!!).
The breakfasts are typical continental style buffets with bread, cakes, cereals, boiled eggs, cold meats, cheese, jam etc. along with tea / coffee and orange juice.
The evening meals are very good, normally 4 courses (1 course being cheese), with the Chef taking great pride in the quality and presentation of the food, the portions are generous and we never left the table feeling hungry. We had a Vegetarian amongst our group and he was catered for by the Chef who produced individual meals for him throughout our stay.
The rooms are a comfortable size, nothing fancy, all with a TV and a seperate toilet and bathroom. The bathroom consisting of a sink and bath, there is a shower attached to the bath taps, but this connects to the wall at a low level so you would need to sit in the bath to use this hands-free. We always had a bath in order to soak the aching muscles and there was always plenty of hot water available.
Noise does travel through the hotel, but we have not found this to be a problem and is no worse than any of the other hotels we have stayed at. Inconsiderate guests will be a problem no matter how well insulated the rooms are.
Evenings at the Hotel are very quiet, normally consisting of a few drinks in the bar area along with various board games or cards being played or general chit chat. There is not much in the way of night life in Les Prodains, so if this is high on your wish list then it would be best to consider Avoriaz, Morzine or Les Gets.
As others have mentioned, there is a short walk up to the cable car or chair lift which does take approx 5 / 10 mins but we found this ideal for warming up the muscles prior to starting the days skiing and then winding down at the end. There is a Ski Hire shop opposite the Gondola Station, whose staff we have always found to be helpful and are happy for you to leave your skis and boots in their cellar which is ideal as the blue run back down to Les Prodains comes out right next to the shop. This means you are able to walk to and from the shop in normal shoes and saves having to walk up and down the road either wearing or carrying your ski boots.
In summary I would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a warm (sometimes too warm!), friendly, quiet hotel with comfortable rooms and good evening meals and are prepared for a short walk (it really is not very far) or catch the free bus which stops outside the hotel (2 mins ride) at the start and end of a great days skiing.
Merci Aube and your staff.
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