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“Grand Balcon Apt's (Pretty Good)”

Residence Le Grand Balcon
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Residence Le Grand Balcon
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“Grand Balcon Apt's (Pretty Good)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2010

Hi

We stayed across the road at Grand Balcon apt's this year & overall especially for half terms it was really good value for money. Our kids are 7 & 9 so the steep stairs weren't a problem, the view out the lounge of the Chamonix valley was amazing.
I big tip for anyone to make this work, pay 35EUR for a ski locker at the lifts, perfect no carrying skis in my case all of them! 5 minute walk, ski's on & up the lift.
In Jan you can book for £300 for the apt, so really good, wouldn't go at half term again as it was to busy & ski school classes had 15 in but they still did a great job & were very friendly. Please take note of the ski lockers!! you can book them at the lift pass counter,

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
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    2 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2010

I cried when I saw our room. With 2 young children we paid extra for a large 3 roomed apartment. We got one room with a mezzanine at top of an extremely steep open staircase. very dangerous, totally unsuitable for young children. Once they had gone to bed we had to sit in dark as the light was for the whole apartment as there were no 'extra' rooms as paid for. Staff extremely unfriendly, uncaring and unprepared to do anything to resolve. View from window was back of buildings (so much for the brochure description of Mt Blanc!!). No parking onsite - we had to carry our 1 year old 900m to local car park every time we went out. Pool was dirty and hot tub never worked for our stay. Internet access charged at a ridiculous rate - even McDonalds provides this for free!!. Avoid at all cost. Les Houches is fabulous, just get decent accommodation - not this one!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2010

We were overcharged and the manager was rude and intrusive. The rooms need to be renovated. We had to supply our own towels and sleeping materials after paying a small fortune to stay in our rooms. I am confused how the manager got away with charging so much money. I would suggest staying somewhere else if going to this part of France!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2010

Le Grand Balcon is an overpriced budget apartment in desperate need of a renovation. There are stains on the floor, walls, and couches. Dealing with the owner was OK in the beginning, but eventually became a huge pain. She was very pushy with payment and came to our rooms several times to make sure there were no additional people in there - very intrusive. Additionally, we had to pay a flat rate cleaning fee even though we were required to do all the cleaning. At the end of the stay, the owner made us wait for her while she inspected the room. There was no trust between us. Overall, this was an unpleasant experience, and I would recommend staying elsewhere.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
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Property: Residence Le Grand Balcon
Address: 444, route de Bellevue-le-Feuilly, 74400 Les Houches, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Les Houches
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Ranked #8 of 9 Speciality Lodging in Les Houches
Number of rooms: 6

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