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“Good value for money and very friendly” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of UCPA Les Arcs

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UCPA Les Arcs
Nicosia, Cyprus
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12 reviews
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“Good value for money and very friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

If you are used to staying in hostels I found this to quite better in quality terms than the average hostel. The rooms are a bit small but I didn't find this to be a problem at all. The place has a lot of facilities like table tennis,foosball, billiards & bar. There is a wifi (no available public pcs to use) but it's extremely slow. I was very pleased with the food variety and quantity, many fruits/vegetables, there was fish available every day and mostly either rice or pasta to accompany. The baths & showers were also above average (comparing to other hostels i've been). The only thing that i consider negative is that if you are sensitive with noise you might have trouble sleeping at night since there there can be a lot of noisy people in the floor. Most of the staff was very helpful and they provided some kind of entertainment every day at 9pm. The snow this year was great and the instructors ability to teach varies between instructors, the group size is usually between 6 to 12. There is ski in but you have to walk 5 mins to ski out.

All in all recommended but if you are a party animal and you travel alone you are probably better off @ val d isere UCPA.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Southampton, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

This place is aimed at those who just want to ski or board and want to keep the cost of everything else down. The rooms are basic, 4 man shared and cosy. Think along the lines of nice hostel. There are lockable cupboards. The showers are individual but in a communal area. The food, as for every UCPA, is very good. Self serve, canteen style. Clear your own stuff at the end and wipe your own table down. You also need to clean your own room at the end of the stay, strip your bed and bring fresh bedding from the linen store.

I've stayed here 3 times, you'll find it tough to venture out past 11pm when the buses stop but the vibrant bar and disco make up for it. There's a mix of nationalities, keeping things interesting. There's good stretching classes every evening and one of the weirdest cabaret's I've ever seen!

The instructors are top drawer. Let's face, that's why we're here. The food, the bed, the shower, they're just necessary evils along the way of smashing out as much boarding as possible on the 7 day pass they issue you. From beginner to expert, they'll teach you, coach you and guide you. Our guide found us fresh untouched powder when it hadn't snowed for 3.5 days!

It's easy to get here too. I've eurostar'd it from London to Bourg St Maurice (then 20min mountain train from bottom of mountain and 3 stops on the free bus). Time it to get there early Sat morn and you can dump your stuff and ski/board before you even check in that evening. (Just buy a 1 day pass to see you through the sat, it'll cover you for the mountain train too) You get 8 days skiing, doing it this way.

I've also got the train from Geneva airport, also very easy, just be aware there might only be a few services.

I'm going to fill the star rating in based on what you pay (i.e. very cheap considering what you get).

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

This UCPA was great value for money as it was a bit cheaper than some of the others I've been to. However, our room was fairly tiny so was pleased I was staying with friends rather than strangers. Bar downstairs was good fun and the party on the last night was brilliant but not the prettiest of places. Could ski to the door but from memory (was a few years ago I went), it was hard to get to other bars (it's not based in the town). We got snowed in so couldn't get there for the last 2-3 nights.

Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: UCPA Les Arcs
Address: | Village des 2 Têtes, Arcs 1600, 73700, Bourg Saint Maurice, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Savoie > Bourg Saint Maurice
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 28 Hotels in Bourg Saint Maurice
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The UCPA center Les Arcs 1600 is located 1 750m altitude, it is ranked 2 comfort , this comfort quality label is a simple comfort center. Accommodation and health have been renovated to better satisfy you . Located in the heart of the forest, it has 500 seats with room for 4 people with sinks, toilets and showers on each floor. A 120-seater cabin is reserved to 13-15 during school holidays . ... more   less 

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