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“Fantastic Fourth Visit”
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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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Rubysmum6...
Stokesley, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic Fourth Visit”
Reviewed 23 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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Third return to the wonderful Penthouse Caribou where it was awesome to see the amazing accommodation alterations as well as some subtle decorative updates. I slept in the "loft" in the "new room" and it was like escaping to my own little heavenly hideaway every night. The skiing was once again perfect and the sunny weather was fantastic. Ate out in the village on two occasions, just an easy walk up to the restaurants and the return route a welcome downhill after an action packed day. The vast ski area and facilities Chapelle d'Abondance and Chatel have to offer, combined with this fantastic apartment really necessitates spending twice as long out here to fully appreciate everything. Any non-skiers would certainly have no problem in occupying their time while the rest of the party were out on the slopes.

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Liked best: The spaciousness and the good showers/bathrooms.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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Fergus K
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A delightful experience.”
Reviewed 18 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

"[The Swiss Wall is] made to be loved, not understood" - Oscar Wilde

There are a few times in a man's life when he can say, with full gratitude, that a week achieved pure perfection. This delightful chalet, equipped with anything anyone could want or need, provided the base for a truly magical skiing experience. The slopes boasted some of the best skiing in the world; our party was not disappointed. This charming chalet had all the trappings and effects synonymous with an authentic alpine adventure; warm fittings and subtly opulent decor. I, and all my friends, would wholeheartedly recommend this beautiful apartment and captivating area to anyone wishing to have a delightful experience.

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272emmap
Headingley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Gorgeous chalet making my first ski holiday even more special!”
Reviewed 13 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

10 of us stayed here for 6 days towards the end of the ski season, and couldn't of had a better time! The chalet itself is lovely, clean and spacious and has a very homely feel. Jacqui and Martin made us feel very welcome and recommended some great restaurants to visit, including Les Cornettes. Their knowledge of the area was also a great advantage to us, and as this was my first skiing holiday Jacqui organised some ski lessons for me with a great instructor which was wonderful. The chalet has beautiful views of the area, and the heated boot room downstairs to store all our gear was an added bonus, meaning everything could dry out overnight.
I had a fantastic holiday and would definitely return to Penthouse Caribou without question!

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Travelling group: Large Group
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Laura N
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Fourth time and still as good as the first!”
Reviewed 3 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Another year rolls by and yet again I returned to the wonderful Caribou with friends for a relaxing few days. This time we opted for car hire (arranged ourselves) which negated the need for rushing around to catch a bus/the seemingly long wait for the last bus home when all you want to do is get your boots off and the fire on the go!

The property remains in a great condition and of course that amazing view of the slopes never changes. The hosts have an in depth knowledge of the local area and are happy to arrange ski hire, transfers and lift passes. We were a smaller group this time than in previous years but everyone remained social and communed around the kitchen for a chat about the days antics as the wine flowed and the sun set.

Lunch in Les Cornettes on our last day is a tradition now and sets us up for the late journey home. (Make sure you book a table in advance!)

I hope to back for a fifth time in 2016!

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We-love-t...
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.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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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
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Rod W
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 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.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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