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“A Russian Doll of Hidden Gems”

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Hotel Residence les Servages
Yorkshire, England
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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“A Russian Doll of Hidden Gems”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

There’s often a great opportunity in checking out the satellite villages of a ski area as alternatives to the central village, and the Grand Massif is a good example of this. Flaine is the main settlement, but it’s not as nice as satellite villages such as Samoens and Les Carroz.

Les Carroz is a nice place to stay; quite small, relatively quiet, but with all the local facilities you might need, the feel of an authentic French mountain village, good access from the motorway, and great access to the Grand Massif ski area. I’d rather stay here than in Flaine.

Hôtel Résidence les Servages is the hidden gem within the hidden gem. The hotel is a bit out of town, but just about within walking distance of Les Carroz centre for a fit skier; alternatively, you can take a free shuttle bus to the centre – they stop in front of the hotel. However, it has great access to the slopes – hundred percent ski-in ski-out; there’s a piste in front of the hotel that runs down to the main lift station, and a jolly nice run can return you back to the front of your hotel at the end of the day.

My room was large, clean, well equipped, and looked recently renovated. Firm, comfortable bed. The hotel’s elevated position gave my room a great view across the village and the valleys and mountains beyond. The hotel has genuinely free and remarkably fast wifi, supposedly only in public areas, although I could just about get a connection in my room. The woman who looks after the hotel, Marie-Claire, was very helpful and speaks very good English. At a hundred Euros a night for a single room (room only), it was pretty good value. Breakfast is a remarkably expensive option, so I recommend buying breakfast food to eat in your room (which has free tea and coffee making facilities), or breakfasting on the slopes. The front desk is only sometimes staffed (not a problem for me); the place has the feel of being part-way between a hotel and an apartment complex.

The basement ski storage facility was remarkably generous. I stored my skis not in a locker, but in my own personal locked cubicle with floor area about a meter square. It even had a bench. It’s like I had my own private boot room.

The Hôtel Résidence les Servages takes sub-week bookings (my stay was four nights), and has a relatively short transfer time from Geneva; it occurs to me that it might make a good place for a short ski break.

By the way, it seems there are two adjacent hotels with “Les Servages” in their titles, so don’t get them confused. I don’t know if they’re connected by anything other than their names.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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West Clandon, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

The Residence is a self-catering option, there is no restaurant. The residence can be booked as apartments which are exceptional in style, quality and size, or as individual rooms if they are not already booked out as an apartment. I stayed in bedroom 11 which is a twin room. This was not part of the apartment option, booked last minute with a friend for the very reasonable price of 80 Euros a night (for both of us). The room has a massive amount of cupboard space and a huge bathroom as well as tea and coffee making facilities. However be clear, the Residence is a long way out of town. If you want to self-cater you either need a car or to plan your shopping trips around the bus timetable. The bust stops right outside but is not very frequent and the last bus up from town is at 19.15. It is a good 15 minutes’ walk down to the center of town; it is fairly steep and takes much longer on the way back. You would not want to do this with a load of shopping to carry. It is ski in and out located at the bottom of the Timalets run.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

We stayed at the residence for three days and thoroughly enjoyed our stay - it was home from home. The apartment was very spacious and well equiped with a fireplace and a lovely terrace overlooking the slopes. It is one of the only residences in Les Carroz where you can ski out and ski in. Marie-Claire was charming and very helpful and even arranged for bread and croissants to be delivered in the mornng. We will most definitely go there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Haifa, Israel
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Reviewed 21 January 2012

We've spent a week at the Residence, and are not going there again. The driveway was icy and dangerous, and despite several request it was left that way. Until the bill came in, there was no one to talk to at the receptions. Also, in a hotel that takes full week guests, one would expect to have hot water tea and coffee.
Yet, the room was very clean and the location - exceptional for ski.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Residence les Servages
Address: 853 route des Servages, 74300 Les Carroz-d'Araches, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Grand Massif > Les Carroz-d'Araches
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Kitchenette Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Les Carroz-d'Araches
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Number of rooms: 9
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