A spacious chalet easily able to accommodate 12 people, with ski in ski out capability (if you don't mind a slightly treacherous couple of meters down a bank to the chalet) otherwise accessible to the slopes via the minibus. The chalet was clean and warm and the drying room (and boot warmer) was a godsend. The skiing area is vast and has slopes for every ability. However the icing on the cake was the Simply Morzine team, each one of whom was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and really good and easy company. Al (our chef for the week) was a great cook and obviously loved his job - it showed in his food, which was first class, and in his enthusiasm. His cakes are to die for - request his Bakewell Tart, everyone reckoned it was the best they had ever tasted. Honestly out of this world. He and Maddy made a great team - joining in the conversation when appropriate but instinctively knowing when to leave us to it. It made for a very easy going and comfortable atmosphere, in which the guests clearly came first but without any awkwardness or blurring of lines. They couldn't have been more obliging. Thanks must also go to Emily who popped in every day to make sure everything was ok and treated us to a great day's ski guidingm and to James and Will who drove us around with great good humour. Finally mention must be made of Lucy who sorted out in a very efficient and practical manner, a flat tyre on one of our cars on the day of our departure. She dealt with the local garage and then when they couldn't solve the problem, (with the help of a lovely Frenchman who is the local Mr Fixit) located a garage that could. Having the Simply Morzine team around was like having local friends who want you to have the best time ever and will do their utmost to make sure that you do.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Simply Morzine’s Chalet Madeleine is ideal for a single group of families or friends seeking exclusive occupancy of an on-piste and ensuite luxury 5-bedroom chalet. Built and furnished to a very high standard, the property has an official 4-star rating by the French Tourist Board. The chalet is available catered in winter or catered/self-catered in summer. The team at Simply Morzine and Chalet Madeleine look forward to welcoming you upon your next holiday in Morzine. ... more less