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Boutique, luxury Penthouse over top two floors of this majestic building Luxurious, lounge with log fire and piste views
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146 reviews
Lounge and fireplace
Boutique, luxury Penthouse over top two floors of this majestic building
Luxurious, lounge with log fire and piste views
Dining for 16
Dining area with open fire, staircase and vaulted ceiling
Log fire
Large kitchen breakfast area with piste views
Large kitchen breakfast area with piste views
Mezzanine tv area
Games area mezzanine
Mont du Grange Bedroom 1 King size bed
Cret Beni bedroom suite with 1 king size bed plus 2 singles
Cornettes Bedroom 3 Double bed and bunks
En suite Cret Beni
Cornettes, luxury wetroom/shower
Penthouse Caribou in Winter
Penthouse Caribou, Spring
Dents du Midi
Spring view from Penthouse
Dining on the balcony
Abondance Valley
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Chalet -
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Chatel, Abondance, Portes du Soleil, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

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Chris M
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“great chalet”
Reviewed 2 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

biggest and most comfortable ski chalet I have ever stayed in. superbly situated and quite. many thanks for a great stay.

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Christina...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Luxury chalet at affordable pricing...”
Reviewed 2 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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This is my second time at Penthouse Caribou and loved the new layout and upgrades to the bedrooms from last year. The chalet is large and spacious over two floors but still feels homely and cosy, especially with the large log fireplace. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need for in-house catering. The furnishings, beds and bathrooms are modern and of good quality to guarantee a comfortable stay and the underfloor heating is very effective. The owners are also able to reconfigure some of bedrooms by changing doubles for singles or even bunk beds for children, it really is very flexible depending on group sizes. The views are amazing from all of the rooms and balconies overlooking the nearby mountains and village. There is an easy bus ride to the main lifts connecting to the Portes du Soleil ski area, or If you come by car, there is a large free car park at the bottom of the main chairlift linking into the same area. Will definitely book again!

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Liked best: The warm and comfortable atmosphere
Liked least: Waiting for the bus back from the slopes to the village
Travelling group: Friends
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Sean M
Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“I can't sat enough positive things about this place. Excellent host, great amenities, perfect location”
Reviewed 2 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Penthouse Caribou is a true 5 star accommodation with spacious communal areas, large bedrooms, ample washrooms, spectacular views and a great host. It is located in the village of La Chapelle d’Abondance which has a lot of amenities within walking distance. One ski lift is located within a 5 minute walk which has a handful of green/blue runs. The rest of the main ski areas are a short bus ride away. The top floor has 2 large bedrooms, 2 washrooms, large comfortable entertainment area with pool table, big screen tv and seating area. The main level has a dining area which easily accommodated our 10 friends. The kitchen is large and fully stocked. The main gathering area has a large leather sectional couch, love seat and bean bag chairs (if needed). There is a large, 2-sided brick fireplace which is between the dining area and the communal / living room area. The place was very quiet and sound transfer between rooms was not an issue since they were not sharing walls. The building also has an elevator and a large secure ski room.

Not only would I recommend staying at this place but I am also eager to return. I send a big thanks to our excellent host Jaquie for help in making our trip a great experience.

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Polly S
1 review
“Fantastic chalet great hosts”
Reviewed 1 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Stunning chalet, really large but has homely welcoming feel. Owner bent over backwards to make sure every need was met, and has clearly invested a huge amount of love and energy into this amazing well appointed, luxury chalet. Everything was easy, close access to lifts, charming village. Would definitely go again. Thank you!

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Fraser C
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Truly amazing”
Reviewed 18 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Penthouse Caribou went beyond all my expectations. It certainly had the WOW factor when we walked in and it didn't change during our stay. The spacious and open planned areas blended incredably well with the warm and welcoming furnishings. The views were stunning and it proved the perfect place to stay . Just planning my next visit!!

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Liked best: The comfort at every level.
Liked least: Having to leave!!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Roseberry...
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Super”
Reviewed 14 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay beginning of December with friends at this beautiful chalet not much more than an hour from Geneva. Penthouse Caribou takes up the top 2 floors so the views are great and there is a useful lift as well as stairs.

The large open-plan kitchen/sitting/dining room with cosy log fire and further TV area and pool table upstairs ensure there is plenty of space for everyone. The bedrooms and bathrooms are also of a generous size, comfortable and spotlessly clean. We had a lovely time dining at nearby restaurants, visiting the Christmas Market in Montreux and hiking round the Abondance valley.

The owners live on site and are very knowledgeable about the local area should you need any advice. I’m definitely thinking of visiting this special and relaxing place again soon.

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Your age range 50-64
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Jo L
Crowcombe, United Kingdom
1 review
“Immaculate,luxurious, spacious with a welcoming host”
Reviewed 14 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Just a short 90min transfer from Geneva and you arrive in the beautiful town of Chapel D'abondance. Situated next to a beautiful Church.
Great views of the Alps from the huge windows.
Lots of things to make your stay relaxing, plenty of seating areas, and spacious warm boot room.
Jacqui was a superb host and provided us with a hearty breakfast every day before we set of to hit the slopes.
Just a 10-15min drive to the Ski lift where there was ample free parking and no queues.
Skiing was fab with loads of choice for all abilities.
Would definitely recommend and will hopefully return next year.

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Liked best: The space!
Liked least: The green bathroom suit which is on the to do list :)
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
16 Jan 2015
It was great to have you here and we look forward to seeing you at Caribou again soon. Summer or winter.
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