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“Chalet-tastic!”
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Chalet Solneige
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Vaujany
Certificate of Excellence
Northamptonshire, England
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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“Chalet-tastic!”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

We have just returned from the most amazing family skiing holiday and I don't know whether I should shout from the rooftops how wonderful the Chalet Solneige is or keep it selfishly really really quiet and share this gem with only a select few ;) But I suppose it's only polite to share...

From our first contacts with Pieter and Therese over email they were so helpful and warm. They helped and advised regarding ski schools, ski hire, lift passes etc... nothing was too much trouble.

And so it continued! From the moment we arrived - tired after a 9 + hour drive from Calais - it was like arriving at a friend's house not a guest house. We felt entirely welcome.

We were 2 families with 3 children ages 6,8 and 10. The children were made to feel as welcome as we were. They were offered their evening meals earlier than adults if we wanted (we chose this as 8 pm bit late for our lot) and they got their own child friendly and fun 3 course meal.

The food was simply delicious. Breakfast included croissants, breads, cereals, cheeses, hams, jams, eggs, coffee, tea, juice - certainly more than enough to get onto the slopes with. Upon return at the chalet we were welcomed with delicious cakes and tea. Evening meals were 4 course and exquisite. Firm favourite was Pieter's nightly cheese stories that accompanied the cheese course :) One night was a pizza night which was very popular and one night we got to explore the restaurants of Vaujany. Again Pieter and Therese were on hand to advise and they helped us book a table.

Accommodation was spotlessly clean and bright and spacious with balconies with a great view. We slept very well. The hot tub was very popular at the end of the day to relieve aching muscles.

Skiiing: The Chalet is situated a 5 minute drive or bus ride from the base station of Vaujany. I was concerned about not being ski in ski out but needn't have worried. We took the free shuttle bus daily and it was prompt and not crowded. Pieter and Therese helped to organise ski hire at the most convenient hire shop where you can leave skis boots etc in a locker so as to not have to schlepp them back to the chalet - so convenient! The gondolas from Vaujany then take you up to various ski regions (including where ski school is) and you have the choice of a local lift pass or broader lift pass that includes Alpe D'Huez. For us with kids in ski school the local pass was more than enough and despite being an experienced skier I didn't get bored - some nice reds and a few blacks too. The slopes were surprisingly quiet for half term with hardly any lift queues.

In summary - I wouldn't look any further for our next skiing holiday! Perfect hosts, perfect accommodation, perfect food, breathtaking scenery and amazing skiing too. What more could you ask for !!?? Go go go - that's our recommendation!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Therese G, Owner at Chalet Solneige, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Thank you very much! We are very well aware that having such super lovely guests makes it easy to be good hosts ...
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

We had a wonderful time staying at the self catering apartment with our family of six (with four teenagers) and our dog in January. Pieter and Therese are great in supplying advice and service and they also find time to socialize with their guests. Although snow conditions were critical we had a great skiing holiday. Looking forward to our next stay! Recommended! Philip and Godelieve

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Therese G, Owner at Chalet Solneige, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Thank you very much! We had a great time together and we're looking forward to your next stay :)
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

I had a great stay here with 7 friends which included two children under 1.
Before we had even arrived Therese and Pieter had already been helpful by assisting us with transport information and late arrivals.
The food was excellent the chalet lovely and the atmosphere cosy. The chalet is big enough for you to socialise with just your own group or with all of the occupants as we did. My only criticism was that we needed more snow and i'm sure if solneige could have done that they would have :)
Could not recommend this enough.
Thank you for a lovely holiday :)
Drew

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Therese G, Owner at Chalet Solneige, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Thank you very much! Lovely guests from all over the world.....we had a great time.
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

A beautiful chalet with welcoming, knowledgeable hosts combined with exceptional food made our week here the highlight of our skiing vacation.
Pieter & Therese went out of their way helping us with planning, transport, ski hire, ticketing etc. to make for a stress free holiday, even to the extent of helping arrange cycle hire in the middle of winter to ride Alpe d'Huez for a memorable 50th birthday event!
We were recommended to Chalet Solneige by friends & our high expectations were certainly exceeded.
Thank you both & we look forwarded to returning soon to experience the region in a different season. (...and to eat more delicious cheese!)

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Therese G, Owner at Chalet Solneige, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Thank you very much for your kind review. We realy enjoyed having your party as our guests! And you were special ones: cycling the Alpe d'Huez in winter ....
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

We stayed in the summer, great location and the weather. Our bikes were locked in the shed and every time we needed them we had to ask owners ( only at times when they were available) for the key. Felt so uncomfortable to interrupt them during their lunch time. Had a teenager son with me and we were almost reminded to join the other guest for their "lovely dinners". We expected some proper French cuisine, instead the Dutch owners and the cook ( she never wore an apron, always in a summer dress) offered the kind of food that students wouldn't eat in their student canteen. Obviously, this happened only on one occasion, so we can't judge the food overall. There were loads of flies everywhere, too.
The rooms are clean and well equipped. Their daughters & helper were very friendly and just fantastic.
The owners are trying to be helpful but they also know that this is the probably first and last time they will see you, so who cares.

" Don't judge book by its cover."

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Therese G, Owner at Chalet Solneige, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Thank you for your review, we are sorry to hear that we could not meet your expectations. As we cook a 'table d'hotes' and we do not have a big restaurant kitchen, we have to plan the dinner in advance. That is the reason we ask our guests every day if they want to join us for the evening meal. In response to your justly comment regarding the shed key we decided to have more copies available for our guests.
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

I visited this beautiful Chalet in februari 2013. Had a great time. Pieter and Therese, the owners, are very helpful to make your holiday a success. The chalet is near the Vaujany gondola to the Alpe d'Huez ski area. And in the evenings a very good meal and bed. Just TOP!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Therese G, Owner at Chalet Solneige, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Thank you very much, we are looking forward to your next visit!
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

We stayed with Pieter and Therese for 6 nights and have a fabulous time. We were there with friends to cycle some of the mountains in the area (Alpe d'Huez, Col du Galibier etc.) and it was ideal. Pieter helped us with our routes and plans and that really helped, andTherese helped my wife with her walking / jogging routes - great local knowledge!

One of the real highlights was the evening meal, lovely big communal table and a great spread each evening, excellent food and some great wine and a chance to meet the other guests.

The locations was beautiful, lots of outside space and a great variety of garden furniture, my one regret was not having more time to spend in the garden with it view down the valley!

We were looked after excellently and had a great stay.

Thank you

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Therese G, Manager at Chalet Solneige, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Thank you very much, you are welcome to sit in the garden any time!
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Property: Chalet Solneige
Address: Pourchery, 38114 Vaujany, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Isere > Vaujany
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Vaujany
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chalet Solneige is a stylish catered chalet situated in the picturesque alpine village of Vaujany in the heart of the French Alps, close to Alpe d'Huez. Enjoy our beautiful chalet and fully equipped apartments during your ski break or summer holidays. ... more   less 
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