Stayed at the Antares apartments Jan 2014. They are basic, but clean, warm, loads of hot water, well equipped and in a perfect location. Others have described them well - I would add book a bigger one than you need - ours was a one bedroom sleeping 4 but was perfect for the two of us. Would not like to have had 4 people and all their stuff in it. Others have said you have to clean, but not sure this is the case anymore. End of stay cleaning was included, just had to make sure the washing up was done and the bins emptied. Towels, bed linen also included and the cleaning kit I think. Checking in on Saturday was a bit slow but all Staff were very friendly and helpful - indeed we found this to be the case all over Avoriaz. We ate out a lot and didn't have one surly waiter, all were super nice. Our transfer from Geneva dropped us at the bottom of the Prodains gondola, which makes sense as it's much quicker than driving up to the resort, but it did cost 16 euros for the two of us to ride up so factor this into your transfer costs. Also wished we had researched what to do on reaching the top - spotted some sledges and assumed we had to use those to transport our luggage, but after struggling for half an hour realised there was no way we could do it - to cut a long story short, there is a phone at the top of the Prodains lift, and you ring someone to come and pick you up in a little buggy on skis type thing (chenilette) - another 11 Euros! Or we could have got a horse and sleigh which kids would love.
Although Avoriaz is purpose built, the style of the apartment blocks blends well into the mountains, and the village centre is very pretty with lots of trees and fairy lights. Very snowy whilst we were there which of course made everything seem prettier. We booked our ski equipment and lift passes through Pierre et vacances and all worked well, Mir Famose ski hire in the centre next to Globetrotters bar is highly recommended. Very efficient and nice stuff. we chose Avoriaz for the range of skiing and the ski in/out and it didn't disappoint, the ski area is extensive - but the resort itself exceeded our expectations and was nicer than expected.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A car-free resort in the heart of “Les Portes du Soleil” ski area. Direct access on skisEntirely refurbished residence. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maeva Residence Antares Hotel Avoriaz