We're just back from our sixth visit to the Hameau. This year we had very posh apartment. Laminate flooring, dishwasher, coffee maker in addition to a properly equipped kitchen area. Very clean, comfortable and warm. We ate well in the apartment every night. (Too tired to venture out after a full day's skiing.) Sensational view over the Meribel valley. It's pot luck. Sometimes you get one like this, other times you get a tired one in need of some TLC with a view of a white wall of now.
Foregoing comments apply: Brilliant location at the head of the Meribel valley. Step out, click on skis, ski all day, ski back to the apartment door. On our last day we had a mad outing involving Pas du Lac, Saluire, Les Creux, Chanrossa at 1650, Marmottes, Maduit, Tougnette, Alouette, Mont Vallon, Mottaret again via Plan des Main and Martre, Saluire, Les Creux, much slithering about at 1650, 1850 via Gravelles, up over the Loze ridge via Dou des Lanches, Pic Noir with wonderful view of the valley, Altiport, Doron, Chaudanne, Tougnette and finally came to a rest at the Hameau again via the Furet piste. All because Mottaret is so well positioned.
Franck at Hameau Sports had skiis waiting for us by prior arrangement and was his usual cheery and helpful self for any assistance or advice required.
If possible, buying your provisions at the Super U in Moutiers will save a few bob and I personally favour Lyon over Geneva as a connecting airport. Autoroute all the way to Moutiers, as opposed to the lanes and by ways of Annecy and Alberville if you come down from Geneva. We did the return from Mottaret to Lyon St Exupery in 2 hours 30 minutes in economy mode. I took a chance on a week's wifi access from www.neptune.fr for €20. Worked acceptably well the whole week.
Mottaret itself isn't that pretty or exciting if it's night life you're after. But if you're there to ski it takes some beating.
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