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“Perfect family hotel”
Review of Hotel L'ours Blanc

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Hotel L'ours Blanc
Ranked #1 of 27 Hotels in Les Menuires
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 March 2013

After years of chalet holidays a mixed group of 24 of us chose to go to the L'Ours Blanc for half term. There is nothing bad to say about this hotel. Making the booking was simple, all pre-holiday querys were dealt with by e-mail quickly and efficiently.The staff are wonderful, nothing was a problem. The food was a real highlight and there was no trouble catering for the fussy eaters in our party. We all enjoyed it so much we reserved for next year before we left.

Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

After stumbling upon their restaurant last year, our group of 10 decided to skip chalets and try the hotel experience this half term. We were not disappointed. The service, food, rooms were all at a high level and I especially liked our personal heated ski locker.
The position of the hotel and Reberty in the Les 3 Vallees is superb.
We already have an option for the same week next year.
Thoroughly recommended !

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

Mr and Mrs Casali really do go out of their way to make your stay here an experience never to be forgotten, we really can not fault the hotel in any way, the location is excellent, ski in and out with one of the best ski locker rooms weve ever come across.
The rooms were great, the spa also very good and the food was exeptional, a set menu each night which was mainly 5 courses that we really could not fault it at all. The staff here really make the hotel, they are welcoming, attentive yet unobtrusive.
A lot of the families we spoke to were regulars at the hotel, and this makes the experience even better as it really is like being welcomed into a family.
HIghly recommended, the town iteself is strangely likeable in a very 70's kind of way, it may not be the prettiest of towns, yet is highly functional and does exactly what it says on the tin! Skiing was excellent and the choice of runs in the town alone is vast, not taking into account the other areas that you can ski on the three valley pass.
There is a free bus to town if you want to take it but its much quicker to just ski there, the shopping is mainly ski based, but with an excellent supermarket and a variety of bakers, and local food merchants.
Eating out at lunch time is a huge event on the slopes, no quick sandwich and beer here, the french really do know how to do it in style.
Thank you to all the staff and the Mr and Mr Casali for a wonderful week, we will return !

Room Tip: OUr view was lovely but to the east of the hotel, a west or south view would provide some sun at the...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

We have just returned from an excellent week holiday at the L’Ours Blanc, Les Menuires. The L’Ours Blanc is now a four star hotel and is worth every star. We enjoyed our stay so much we have already booked two weeks for next season.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good but looking out onto the 'Mass' have a stuning view.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

Just came home after a super ski holiday in Les Menuires. We wrote already other reviews about this hotel because we stayed for the 3 rd time in L' ours Blanc. This says already enough!
We think this hotel is an absolute must-stay in Les Menuires.
This year they've got an extra star, but we don't feel the difference because we always found that is was worth to have 4 stars before.It's very cosy, family runned, has an excellent location....( read our other reviews)
But the surprise of this year was the kitchen!!
This year ,they tried to create a more modern,creative style and .....we loved it!
The food was really very gastronomic! Everything very tastefull, presentated in an artistic , attractive way. We think it has now one of the best restaurants in Les Menuires and this still for a very reasonably price.Before we left, we took an option for next year and want to thank Margaret, Pacal and the whole team for the treathment that resulted in an unforgettable stay for us!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

We have stayed here over the last 10 years for our 1/2 term ski break and cannot fault the hotel or the excellent service and food!. This place is a secret gem.

Firstly the location: Doorstep skiing straight down to the Croisette in the Menuires centre. When you need a relaxing drink, or excellent food (most of the ski schools pop in at one time or another - even when alone!) you can ski straight back to within 50 yards of the ski room (with individual heated room lockers)..

The restaraunt gets better every year, our stay included an excellent breakfast, hams, eggs, variety of fresh croissants & breads, loads of jams and fruit and as much tea/coffee/hot chocolate and juice you needed. The evening meal - the quality of which cannot be described!! is to die for. All meals are served with care and courtesy by the excellent staff, I believe all of whom speak english. (least the ones who spoke with us did excellently)

We don't want it to change but why this hotel is only (officially) a 3 star astounds me. The staff cannot seem to do enough to ensure your stay is relaxing. The hotel is immaculate with health centre, jacuzzi, Steam room, Sauna all included.

Room Tip: All the rooms we have stayed in have had a balcony, no noise to worry about in the evening at all so...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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5  Thank petebWorcestershire
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

This family run hotel is ideally situated above the resort of Les Menuires, adjacent to the main piste, giving excellent door step skiing from the hotel’s large ski room which is fitted with personal heated ski lockers.
In 30 years of skiing in Europe we have never found a hotel to equal the L’Ours Blanc.
The outstanding feature of this hotel is the excellent friendly service given by the owners Mr & Mrs Casali and their staff, who give a very warm welcome and endeavour to meet all their guests’ needs.
All the rooms are well furnished and immaculately clean with very comfortable beds.
The quality of the food in the hotel is excellent and the chef, Mr Casali will happily cater for guests with special dietary requirements.
If you are a family with young children the hotel offers the option of early evening dining with child friendly food.
The hotel also has a fitness room with Sauna and Jacuzzi for relaxing after a hard day skiing or there is a very comfortable well stocked bar and lounge with a cosy log fire!
This is a hotel that you will want to return to.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of La Masse.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Reberty 2000, 73440 Les Menuires, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, France
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Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Savoie > Saint-Martin-de-Belleville > Les Menuires
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 27 Hotels in Les Menuires
Price Range: £121 - £409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel L'ours Blanc 4*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering ski in, ski out access, Hotel L’Ours Blanc boasts an ideal situation at an altitude of 2,000 meters on the slopes of the Three Valleys. A chalet style restaurant and terrace with panoramic views. You may work out in the fitness room or relax in the spa with hot tub, steam bath and sauna. Enjoy a before or after diner drink in the spacious lounge with open fire or in the wood decked bar with chimney and mezzanine overlooking the snowcapped summits.Rooms at Hôtel l'Ours Blanc include a balcony, a flat-screen satellite TV and an iPod dock. Bathrobes and slippers are provided. All rooms are accessible by lift, and facilities for disabled guests are available. Free Wi-Fi connections are available throughout the hotel.Skiers will find individual ski lockers and boot-warming facilities.Enjoy creative, authentic and balanced cuisine prepared by Pascal Casali, Maitre Restaurateur, his son Steve and their team, using the finest regional ingredients. Margaret Casali will assure your well being at all times. A la carte specialties and children’s menu.A free shuttle bus service runs from the hotel every 20 minutes to Reberty 1850 and La Croisette. Private outdoor parking is free of charge. ... more   less 
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