The staff made the week, they were bright, attentive and amusing. They coped well with a hotel that is past it's best. Location is superb with a great bar below.
The rooms have def seen better days, the food, on the whole was very good although still seem to be struggling with ordering the right amount.
Oxygene, the ski school were excellent.
In summary go for the staff, location and atmosphere , not the luxury.
La Plagne is great for skiers of all ages and ability. Lots of wide blues to gain confidence and more challenging stuff up on the glacier and over towards Les Arc.