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“Christmas in Flaine”

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Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence Les Terrasses d'Eos
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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“Christmas in Flaine”
Reviewed 7 January 2013

Ok here it is, Flaine is a horrible concrete jungle but the sking is good. The apartment was spacious enough for 4 adults and 2 children - with two of the adults on the sofa bed - but there was plenty of room in the main bedroom to store everything for a family of 4. Things to take in the case: Dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid toilet roll and kitchen roll.
Ski IN/OUT - Ski out is simple - even the complete novice was doing it on day 3 of the stay (i'm talking about someone who had never worn a pair of skis before) Ski IN on the other hand is a completely different ball game . It's ok if you are a confident blue skier , but if you still have a few wobbles on blue then it is quite a challenge at the end of the day. I did it a few times but also couldn't face it at others.
The Pool/tub are very welcome at the end of the day but be ready for crowds - I had my foot in a strangers lap on more than one occasion.
Staff were friendly and helpful but we didn't ask for much so I don't know how they coped with requests.
Best tip for lunch are the panninis in the supermarchet in the forum .

Room Tip: Try to get a room facing he front and if you have children i'd go as high as i could in terms of...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

Just returned from New Year in Flaine. Lots of snow and the skiing was excellent. The apartments allow skin in/ski out although as other reviewers have mentioned the ski-in is rather lengthy as you must use the 'Grande vans' lift which is a blue slope but pretty long. The apartment we had was a 2 bed and was perfect for a family of 4, the lounge had a folding bed so would accommodate 6 but might be a bit cramped. The apartment was spotlessly clean and positioned with a view of the pool so we could judge when to take a dip.
Staff at the desk could not be more helpful, they assisted with all manner of enquiries with a smile and I could not fault them.
One slight gripe - only 2 English language tv channels (BBC & CNN), an in house pay per movie set up would be perfect for those nights when you are so exhausted that a pizza and movie are what you need. Flaine itself was was well set up with a free shuttle bus service although after 4pm the bus was extremely busy!
If I were returning to Flaine I would not stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

Snow was great ...lovely ski area ...Not direct fault of Montsoleil Apartments ...but Flaine is a seriously ugly town ...with few authentic apre ski facilities .We won't go back.
Apartment itself clean , spacious. Pool and Jaccusi very welcome after days skiing.
Only 5 minute walk to town...but can be seriously difficult to reach if carrying equipement.
WIFI hopeless ..
Needs a Bar/Restuarant .Not un happy with Apartment or Staff

Room Tip: Facing to front of Hotel offers lovely views
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

Stayed over New Year and have found the accommodation and facilities very good, with a very well equipped and spacious apartment, for the alps. Finding locker rooms for kit and the ability to ski in and out all day was a treat. Have not missed carrying skies and poles back to staying on this trip!
The spa area and the outdoor pool, along with the great views was very welcome after a day on the slopes.
We found the staff very helpful and amongst other things sorted out restaurant reservations, pizza deliveries and lots of questions from enquiring teenagers. Wifi was not a major issue as others have mentioned, bearing in mind that this is not a business hotel, where we have experienced worse 'paid' for internet services, then this added value offer.
The only downside is the resort, where was everyone News Years eve?? There is no apres ski at all, this resort needs some bars and atmosphere, or this residence could open one?

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 December 2012 via mobile

We are currently staying in a "premium" apartment, as we do in other P&V resorts when Skiing. (Arc 1950 particularly) the apartment is dirty, small and tired. We have had to deep clean the kitchen as there was grease and food splashes everywhere, the crockery etc all needed cleaning, the balcony is a disgrace with food waste and bird droppings encrusted everywhere (took some scrubbing!) There was bubblegum on the headboard in one bedroom, one of the bathroom fittings is broken, the hot water is intermittent (yelping in the shower!) and the windows are filthy. For the hotel staff, everything is too much trouble but they are smiling when they say no, which i guess is refreshing. The internet/wifi is unusable and you have to share a log in with your family/friends as they ration the codes. The pool table is broken. If you have beginners in your group, the long piste to return to the residence is pretty challenging for them at the end of the day when it gets heavily tracked out/mogulled and it's quite long too (tourmaline). We wont be back. The management of this residence would do well to visit their colleagues elsewhere.

Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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London
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Reviewed 28 December 2012

We spent the week of 16 dec at Flaine Montsoleil. The hills were just opening and there was tons of snow. Unfortunately the lift for ski in ski out from montsoleil wasn't open so we had to rely pn the bus. Also some of the restaurants on the hills were not open. But the benefit was fewer people on the hills, in the pool and jacuzzi. We had a great time. Montsoleil was all set up looking great. The wifi is still a problem but the front desk is working on it. Remember to ask for the phone number for the evening shuttle bus from the front desk as it is useful after 6 pm for getting into and back from town. Also you can order your bread, croissant and pain au choc each evening from the front desk. Super convenient! And the kids will like the marshmallow roast and snow play behind the building.

Room Tip: Ask for front view, high level
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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London, England
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Reviewed 2 November 2012

We stayed here in April 2012. The apartments, like all skiing apartments, cram the most into the least, so space was at a premium, especially in the kitchen but it was reasonably well appointed and the bedrooms and bathrooms were good. We had to pay extra for a microwave and a dvd player, which was a little disappointing, though. The pool/hot-tub was good too. The location is ski-in/ski-out unless you are novices, so that's worth bearing in mind. We had small children who were beginners, and unable to cope with skiing on a road with some steep(-ish) bits, so we needed to use the bus to get to and from the nursery slopes. But it is still a good place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence Les Terrasses d'Eos
Address: Les Terrasses D eos, 74300 Flaine, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Grand Massif > Flaine
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 17 Speciality Lodging in Flaine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence Les Terrasses d'Eos 5*
Number of rooms: 311
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A car-free resort which blends in perfectly with the surrounding countryside. Luxury residence with an easy access to the slopes "Top of the range", spacious and comfortable apartments. ... more   less 
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