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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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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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North Yorkshire
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC PLACE TO STAY”
Reviewed 26 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

My third stay at Penthouse Caribou! I was with a group of 8 friends and this is a great place to stay, sleeps up to 16 and even then there would be plenty of space. Large lounge, dining room and a fantastic mezzanine, with pool table and tv seating area, great to chill out and watch the last skiers coming down Cret Beni, which is the closest ski run within walking distance. We hired cars this time, but the ski bus stops close to the Penthouse and takes you to the massive ski area of Porte de soleil. Jacqui arranged ski passes, lessons and advised on the best places to eat, of which there are a few within walking distance.

Another fantastic stay, Hope to return...

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Liked best: The space
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Marion F
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Returning to excellence just gets even better”
Reviewed 26 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Fourth trip to stay in the chalet and am likely to return again! There have been a number of changes since my last visit. All are thoughtful and quality improvements to things I was not previously aware needed changing. Jacqui and Martin were super hosts and great at making behind the scenes arrangements. Their advice and knowledge is extensive, gained from living in the resort and knowing the ski areas. Eating in and at 2 places in La Chapelle were all fantastic.

Travelling group: Friends
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Rod W
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best chalet accommodation I have ever been in”
Reviewed 25 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

After 30 years of skiing trips where the rooms seem to get smaller every year, it was a wonderful change to stay in such a spacious apartment. There were only 9 of us in a chalet that sleeps 16, and it still worked out as good value. The rooms are so large, nearly all en-suite, so it would still be comfortable with 3 or 4 people in them. And the living area is very large and attractively laid out.
Its not ski-in, ski-out, but only a 3-minute drive to lifts which connect to the entire Plein de Soleil area, or you can walk to the local slopes which are ideal for beginners.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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PJohn50
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Second visit even more fun”
Reviewed 24 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

This was our second time at Penthouse Caribou, (and hopefully not our last) and all I can say is our stay was even better than the first!! We discovered new places to eat that were exceptional, including the restaurant in Les Cornettes hotel, which is in the village just 5 minutes walk from the Chalet!!

The Chalet it's self is huge, places to relax, play pool, watch tv, eat, plus a fully equipped kitchen, spacious bedrooms, all in all, exceptional value for money, you won't go wrong booking Caribou!!

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Liked best: Easy to find, only 5 minutes drive to nearest lifts, to access massive ski area.
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kenneth96...
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Penthouse Caribou will not disappoint.”
Reviewed 24 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

The attention to detail and the friendliness of Jacqui and Martin is a delight. The small town location with its local bakery, restaurants and bars leave you feeling relaxed having sampled great food and drink. Views from and the location of the chalet is ideal. Our hosts organised our skis, transported to and fitted within, the spacious, private boot room. This will not be our last visit.

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Mark F
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A perfect mountain retreat”
Reviewed 23 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Penthouse Caribou was the perfect base for 5 days of extensive skiing. The facilities were well-planned and spacious , from the large lounge diner with real fire, to the second lounge with pool table above. The bedrooms were well appointed and several of the bathrooms have been modernised to a lovely standard. My large bedroom had a beautiful en suite and a gorgeous sunny balcony.

Travelling group: Large Group
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IIISurrey
Surrey
2 reviews
“Amazing!”
Reviewed 22 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We stayed at Penthouse Caribou with a group of friends. From start to finish it was a luxurious experience. Jacqui organised our transfers, lift passes and had a ski hire company come and meet us at Penthouse Caribou; taking every bit of hassle out of our holiday. All we had to do was turn up!

The penthouse is stunning and extremely well equipped. The bedrooms are huge and there are incredible views from every room. Jacqui is the perfect hostess and made our stay so special. She has an extensive list of recommendations for the best places for après and restaurants after a hard day skiing. One of our party had never been skiing before, and once again Jacqui came to the rescue and organised a ski instructor prior to our arrival.

Loved it so much that we have already booked up to return to Penthouse Caribou again next season! Can't wait!

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Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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