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“An absolute gem”
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Chalet -
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Meribel, Les Allues, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

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Clare W
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An absolute gem”
Reviewed 30 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

What a lovely place to stay. I agree with everything that has been mentioned before - the cosy chalet, the most amazing food and wine, fantastic ski area - but what makes this holiday so special is the subtle extras that could so easily be missed. The skis already loaded into the minibus at the start of the day, a wonderfully comfy bed, large soft towels, Jerry still smiling when we arrive late at the pickup point at the end of the day, a cup of tea appearing at the end of Dinner for the 'teapot'. A very special holiday.

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Barry F
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“An Amazing Vacation”
Reviewed 11 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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We just spent a magnificent week at Chalet Bartavelle. To say the least. We joined close friends for a week of skiing. Our skiing abilities varied greatly. Jerry and Bettina are extraordinary hosts. The Chalet is charming and comfortable. And the food! Ooo la la the food. Jerry is an amazing chef, completely amazing. We were all astonished, and we are no easy crowd. Indeed, I come on TripAdvisor to see what is good bad and ugly, and never write recommendations. But I am this time - Come to Meribel, for the skiing, the food, the relaxation and the beauty.

Travelling group: En famille avec jeune(s) enfant(s)
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Jo L
Matlock, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fine dining and super comfort and relaxation!”
Reviewed 22 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Our stay at Chalet Bartavelle was fabulous. We loved the cosy chalet and all it had to offer. We ate like kings all week. Starting the day with a bumper breakfast, coming back to delicious cakes and ending the day with canapés and the most amazing food we could ever have wished for totally made our holiday in this super ski area!
The children's meals were ample and the kids loved everything Jerry provided. Thanks also to him for ferrying us into Meribel and back at the end of the day and also for his helpful tips and advice about Meribel itself.
This is a lovely chalet in a great part of the world and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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NeilKings...
Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Always superb”
Reviewed 20 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Gerry and Bettina have a wonderful home from home for guests to enjoy with 4 doubles and a mezzanine. they are great company and as has been said before the food is quite outstanding.

You will not be disappointed

We will return.

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Liked best: Food and warmth of welcome
Liked least: short drive to slopes
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Blurticus
West Wales
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Paradise”
Reviewed 22 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Just back from another perfect stay at Jerry and Bettina's. Chalet Bartavelle really is paradise. Fantastic hosts who always smile even when bombarded with requests from all the family. Glorious food and the warmest welcome in the Alps.
Thank you and can't wait to get back.

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Liked best: Food and welcome
Travelling group: Young Children
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Karen M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Exceptional stay at Bartavelle”
Reviewed 14 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We chose to stay at Bartavelle based on what we had read on Tripadvisor, and none of the amazing comments could prepare us for how fantastic our stay there really was. Jerry and Bettina were so helpful, and the food was exceptional even our children couldn't wait to see what was on the daily menu! The accomodation was spacious and stylish. The fact that the chalet was slightly out of Meribel centre was no problem at all as Jerry was available to offer us a lift right up to the slopes, and the bus is incredibily frequent and reliable. We would highly reccommend Chalet Bartavelle.

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Liked best: Friendly service and delicious meals
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Jemima71
West Wales
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17 reviews
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“Fantastic end of season ski trip”
Reviewed 5 January 2015 for a stay in April 2014

The opportunity to come out in April for a sneaky holiday for just my husband and myself was too good to miss. We are long standing devotees of all that Jerry and Bettina provide at Chalet Bartavelle and would recommend it to anyone (and often do!). Jerry has been telling us for years how good the skiing is in April but we've never had the courage, or time, to do it before now.
Maybe we were just lucky but we had the most fantastic week of skiing with blue skies every day and great snow. Admittedly you do have to stay quite high but this was not a problem. We chose southerly slopes in the morning and then northerly ones in the afternoon which meant that the snow was always in the best conditions. Having thought that we'd go to Val Thorens most days it turned out to be busy and not pleasant so we stuck to Meribel and mostly Courchevel where we had great fun and skiied from 9.15am to about 5pm every day.
Coming back to the delights of Chalet Bartavelle and the joys of Jerry's cooking every day made it the perfect holiday (you can't help but have them here). We're so glad to have finally taken Jerry's advice and are thinking about April 2015 and whether we can persuade the grandparents to have the children again!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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