We have just come back from a week in Les Grangettes. The situation is perfect, right beside the Chaudanne lifts, and the staff could not have been more helpful. The food was good, apart from the occasional tough piece of meat or rather meagre portion, the afternoon tea was magnificent, breakfast excellent, and there was plenty of wine.
Unfortunately the hotel was let down by the level of noise, which was so intrusive that it negated many of the good points.
First, the dining room has no soft furnishings, nothing at all to deaden the sound of 60 chattering voices, with the result that at dinner we struggled to converse with the person next to us, let alone those across the table or further away. It was always a huge relief to finish the meal and get out of the dining room. Unfortunately the lounge is right next to the Méribar, and the racket from that was quite intolerable, especially when there was a live band on for après-ski. Those who had bedrooms above the bar were worst affected. At least the noise stopped by about ten thirty or eleven o'clock.
The decor is a bit tired, but the bathrooms have been modernised and there is plenty of hot water. There are a ski room and a boot room, both accessed from out of doors with a security code, which is a bit of a faff, and there are no seats in the boot room for putting boots on and taking them off. The lounge has squashy sofas which some people liked and others did not, but there was not enough room for all of our party to sit comfortably, never mind the rest of the guests.
There is free wi-fi in the public areas but it is very slow and the connection is frustratingly unreliable.
- Also Known As:
- Chalet Les Grangettes Hotel Meribel