Fantastic trip back to the same hotel as last year which i rated 10/10 and good to see Rachel the manager still there. Efficient and smooth service. Rooms elegant. But our trip was marred by a constant recurring bug in our 2yr old. A few other young ones had a bug too. Obviously the hotel cant control sickness bugs etc especially as they had 22 children in the nursery and from all corners of the UK so of course if there is illness its flown in!!
Children are put in quarantine for the day plus the next day (quite rightly) so you cant take them to nursery. But the bug was persistent so it finished off our 7 day holiday meaning we only went skiing 3 days total.
So spending a lot of time at the hotel you get to see a bit behind the scenes. Everyone is really really busy and they have tough rules for the team in place. Work hard and play hard.
Went to the swimming pool. A bit chilly but not that bad. Jacussi was great. In the evening the food was interesting and fun. Dont expect "Chips with everything" cooking style. If you can be a bit adventurous then you will be rewarded. They have to strike a balance of volume catering and exotic food. But they seem to have some great dishes. I am certain if you dont like something you can change it. Bottom line is I eat too much anyway at lunchtime and so the evening meal can blow you out especially if you go for the cheese board at the end.
Transfers were worse than last year. The Tritan snow jet hitting fog and delays on the way home made the trip worse but its not the hotels fault is it?
Many thanks to Rachel who called off our coach at 12 noon and set it for 2pm giving us 2 extra hours in resort for lunch rather than a cold bench at Chambrey airport. Good call !
Special shout out to James in childcare, Paul on the pistes, Linda who sat outside my room, Dom the head nanny, and of course Rachel who I have great respect for.
I think even with our illness issues the trip was great. What I also think is that if she had been ill in any other resort or hotel / chalet we would have been stuffed. So there is your answer.
Oh and snow conditions were hot and icy turning mostly to slush and mud....
- Also Known As:
- Des Deux Domaines Hotel