This is not really a hotel as they do not provide lunch or dinner and there are very limited public areas and no bar. However, it is a very good family-run pension or B&B with 31 guest rooms, conveniently located within 350m of the centre of Morzine; 350m from the Pleney lifts (to Les Gets) and 325m from the Super Morzine lift (to Avoriaz) and both of which sell lift passes. The hotel is a 5 storey chalet-style building, with open air guest parking and limited garage parking to the rear.
On the ground floor there is a small sitting room with coffee tables, sofas and a fireplace, to the left as you enter the hotel, opposite to the main reception desk. This is also the only place within the hotel where you can access the slow, but free, WiFi.
On the lower ground floor there are two small breakfast rooms with good self-service breakfast of cereals, breads, pastries, cheeses, cold meats, yoghurts, fruit juices, tea and coffee with the facilities to boil eggs. On this level there are also the ski lockers and boot racks. Boot warmers are installed, but would perhaps benefit from being left on for longer in the mornings.
There is also a sauna and fitness room, which we did not have the chance to use. From this level you also access the car park and the rear entrance for the ski room, which is open 24 hours a day with a key pad.
There are guest rooms on the ground floor but they are mainly located over the 3 upper floors and most have balconies. The main road to the front of the hotel (Route de la Combe a Zore) is busy during the day, but reasonably quiet at night. However, there is road noise in the rooms facing the road, even when the electronically operated shutters are closed, so it is therefore better to request the quieter rooms to the rear of the hotel.
For skiers there is always hot water, a small bath and some rooms have a separate WC. The rooms have reasonable storage and hanging space, a desk, reading lights and plenty of hot radiators. There are no safes in the rooms (for passports, cash or iPads) and only a single key per room, which also operates the ski locker. We therefore found it easier to take our room key with us each day.
The hotel guests during our stay were a mixture of nationalities - British, Dutch, French and Russian; slightly frustratingly, given the number of British guests, the TV only has French language channels, with no international news channels. You are also unable to access the local ski information in order to check which lifts and runs are open on TV channel 800 Morzine in your room, again this is only available in the hotel sitting room. When we had a problem late one night with our room key Madame could not have been more helpful - we would very happily return again to the Hotel Igloo, in winter or summer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hello, Welcome in Igloo, a hotel B&B sympa, near slopes, tourism office, restaurant...You don't need your car for holidays ! There is everything kitchen, ski and bike room, steam room, sauna..... We propose discount On Portes du Soleil lift pass, from 4 days, don't forget to book it ! See you soon... ... more less
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