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“simply stunning - hosts, food, chalet and village”
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Chalet -
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Meribel, Les Allues, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

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ranisheba
Cessy, France
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“simply stunning - hosts, food, chalet and village”
Reviewed 23 April 2011 for a stay in December 2010
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We had a gorgeous week here - two familes (8 people) - two generations of close friends - what could be better! Being with such good friends obviously makes a difference, but Jerry and Bettina made it particularly special. The unassuming chalet is hidden away in a beautiful and village a few kilometres from Meribel. So lovely and quiet, and Jerry provided transport at the beginning and end of the day - so no hassles! (and close to the free bus into Meribel if you don't fancy skiing).

Skiing is of course wonderful, but what makes Bartavelle so special is the food. Not too surprising given Jerry's past career as a chef! Enormous cooked breakfast to start the day off, and homemade cakes and biscuits on return to the chalet in the afternoon. But the highlight is the evening meal! Begins with drinks and snacks (always something unusual and very tasty!) at about 7.15, and followed by an amazing three course meal with wine. Almost impossible to do justice in describing the meals - suffice to say they are simply stunning! Round off the evening with a game of Mah Jong or Hearts, and then to bed, and ready for the next big breakfast.....

The chalet facilities are lovely - it's on four floors, with a little self contained flat at road level, open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen on the first floor, and three bedrooms (including one mezzanine) and two bathrooms upstairs. Plenty of space for those who want to play party games, build a balsa wood bridge (it's a long story - amazingly, Bettina was able to find us a shop selling balsa wood in the valley) or watch a DVD.

Totally recommended - we will be back........

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Travelling group: With Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
Older travelers Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
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mands82
Sherborne, United Kingdom
1 review
“The best catered ski chalet we have ever been to!”
Reviewed 21 April 2011 for a stay in January 2011

Chalet Bartevelle is a very cosy, comfortable chalet with extremely kind and attentive hosts. Jerry is a superb cook and we were treated every night to three courses of freshly cooked, beautifully presented and flavoursome food with real restaurant quality. Our party consisted of adults, teenage girls and an 11 year old boy and we all pretty much devoured everything put in front of us! Pre-dinner drinks were served with delicious canapes and there was plenty of wine through dinner. Breakfasts consisted of everything from yoghurts, cereals, bread, croissants to a delicious cooked option and we came back every afternoon to a huge tea of homemade cakes and biscuits. Although the chalet is a few miles from the main resort and ski schools etc, Jerry ran us up to the town every morning in his landrover and was there to pick us up at in the afternoon if needed. A regular bus service is available for those who want to ski a bit longer but the chalet is about a 10 minute walk away from the bus stop. Jerry and Bettina are very knowledgeable on all local matters - restaurants, good ski runs etc - and they couldn't have been more helpful. The chalet has been very nicely renovated and was plenty big enough for two families. although one of the twin rooms is a mezzanine with a very steep staircase which might not suit very young children.
I would highly recommend a holiday at Chalet Bartevelle and the highlight was definitely Jerry's food!

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Travelling group: With Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists Luxury-minded travelers
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NeilKings...
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“The food was sensational.....”
Reviewed 21 April 2011 for a stay in December 2010

We have stayed twice with Jerry and Bettina at Chalet Bartavelle in winter 2009/10 and 2010/11. They immediately made us very warmly welcome showing us to the chalets beautiful bedrooms. After skiing we had tea /coffee and fresh cakes/biscuits and later in front of a roaring fire a glass of sparkling wine and exquisite hors d'oeuvres.
But most of all we were blown away by the quality of the food that Jerry produced. We felt very spoilt and have recommended friends to join us again next year.
Gerry drives the skiers to the slopes (and collects later) so little or no walking with skis is required. For the adventurous in high season you can ski back to the chalet through a little used run.
We even had a Christmas party evening with Jerry and Bettina and their daughter joining in the fun!

Value Rooms
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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Families with teenagers Luxury-minded travelers
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Johannatr...
New York City, New York
1 review
“Fantastic holiday to be repeated many times!”
Reviewed 21 April 2011 for a stay in March 2011

We enjoyed a fantastic ski holiday with our family, and friends in the cozy and comfortable setting of Chalet Bartavelle. Our large group had small children, young bachelors, parents and grandparents and everyone enjoyed in equal measure. Jerry's cooking is unparalled and every night our group eagerly awaited the many courses served! Bettina's practical and welcoming approach made all the difference for me, having 2 young children. The chalet is very cozy and the family-style dinner table was perfect for our group. Ski rental, pick up and drop-off was always smooth and on time (even if we weren't).
The weather during our week in March wasn't perfect, but the vacation was nonetheless unforgettable - and in no small measure because of Jerry and Bettina.

Travelling group: Large Group/Tour
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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biztravel...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent service and accommodation at Chalet Bartavelle”
Reviewed 21 April 2011 for a stay in January 2011

A large group of us decided to take a weeks skiing in the French Alps and had what can only be described as one of the best holidays in a long time! The service we received from both Jerry and Bettina was fantastic. Door to slope service everyday made the holiday even more enjoyable. Jerry's food is just divine and really made the holiday even more special!

Would highly recommend staying at Chalet Bartavelle if you want luxury, excellent food and great service!

Value Rooms
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Travelling group: With Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists Large groups
Luxury-minded travelers
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CarolinaV...
Valencia, Spain
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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Liked best: LA cocina de Jerry
Liked least: me gusto todo
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
Was this review helpful? Yes
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