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“Hotel I'Ours Blance” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel L'ours Blanc
Ranked #1 of 27 Hotels in Les Menuires
Certificate of Excellence
Tamworth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
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“Hotel I'Ours Blance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

This family run hotel is excellent. Spacious lounge, bar and sun deck. The bedrooms are not luxurious but adequate.

There is a Spa room with sauna, steam room and loungers.

The dining room is pleasant where the food is well presented and I would say hard to beat.

You can ski from the hotel straight on to the piste.

We have been using the hotel for the last eight year and see no reason to look elsewhere.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Graz, Austria
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

Margaret and Pascal Casali and their team in service and kitchen make this hotel very special !
The house is located directly at de ski slope and has a big, sunny terace to the mountains and a great sauna and hammam. The cuisine is excellent and you have a great wine selection.
A place to enjoy and feel well.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Birmingham
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

We had a wonderful stay here in March 2014.
The hotel itself is beautiful with a wonderful bar area & cosy lounge. The spa facilities were a great touch & Ski Room was perfect for us. Every member of staff we encountered was wonderful, nothing to much trouble, friendly, chatty, professional & would go far beyond great service without ever needing to be asked. The food was outstanding every night & the lunch time menu had a great choice.
The hotel has access directly onto the slopes which is perfect for long days or to make a quick escape to the warmth of the bar when the snow starts to fall! Would not hesitate to stay again or recommend to friends.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

We just spent a week this hotel. We were a group of 15 adults and had an amazing time. You cannot fault anything at the hotel. The service was brilliant and the food fantastic. It is the best place we have stayed on a skiing holiday.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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canada
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212 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

This charming hotel gets almost everything right. The location with ease of ski in ski out is excellent. Rooms are cute and adequate though certainly not luxurious. Most have beautiful mountain views though.

The cuisine for the most part is very good though as a non meat eater I was left wanting a couple of nights during the week as there are no choices in the evening. Meat is served 6 out of 7 evenings. They did try to accommodate me on most nights with a vegetarian dish or fish but on one night I was only offered a salad as a main dish. Nonetheless the staff are very pleasant and professional. The wine list is complete and reasonably priced for a hotel.

Most guests seem to return year to year and overall the atmosphere of the hotel is very pleasant. There isn't much to do after dinner and possibly offering some activities such as board games in the common room might be nice. We have stayed at other ski hotels that offer a mid day snack with tea or coffee and I think this would be a very nice touch.

The ski resort itself is outstanding and vast though navigating from village to village is really quite easy. As expert skiers we liked Val Thorens the best but there is excellent skiing for all skier levels at all the areas. One would certainly want to spend the bit extra and get the 3 Vallees pass. Renting skis at the hotel's choice of store Absolut Sports was very easy with professional staff and a rental process with ski delivery and pickup at the end of the week that made the whole process a breeze. Kudos to them !

Overall we loved the mountain and the hotel and I would have easily given it a 5 as a rating if it wasn't for the minor improvements I mentioned above.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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OBMENUIRES, Propriétaire at Hotel L'ours Blanc, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Thank you for your comments that help us to improve constantly.

Please note that all diets are catered for. Gluten and lactose free or vegetarian dishes are served daily upon request.
On the main menu displayed daily in front of the restaurant we ask for all changes to be made before 5PM at the reception. This set menu does not display a choice. Rather than give a direct choice we prefer to discuss changes with our guests. We have a daily vegetarian dish and a choice of a meat or fish dish. Fresh fish is delivered twice a week. Starter or dessert changes are also available upon request. All changes are free of charge and always possible.

30 board games are available at the reception upon request.

With such competitive prices we do not offer snacks in the afternoon. A welcome drink with homemade pastries is served on Sunday evening and all guests receive a gift in their room upon arrival.
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

This has got to be about our twentieth year at this Hotel and this was by far and away the best.

It is superbly situated for direct in and out access to the skiing, even the path to the slopes has been increased to piste beast size and is prepared daily. The ski locker room has boot heaters and copes well with the 50 rooms. There is a direct link to Absolu Sports and skis delivered there for a service are returned to your locker the same evening.

The food is superbly presented and a good variety, although staying for a fortnight, we chose to avoid cheese fondue night for the second week!

The staff are friendly, well-informed and very helpful, Sebastien is a star
. Having been there many times they welcome you back with affection. As to the owners, Margaret and Pascal, they are very professional, friendly and dedicated to making your stay an absolute pleasure. I know we're biased, having been there so often but I could not recommend this hotel highly enough.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

Just spend a week again (6th visit) and it was like coming home again. Really everything is excellent, no complain at all. Only the sun was missing. Very good value for money. We will go back next year again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel L'ours Blanc
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 27 Hotels in Les Menuires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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