Brilliant Chalet Isabella
Chalet Isabella is the home of Jimi, Sarajane and their 3 children, the entire family stay in the chalet as well as the guests. Don’t let this put you off as they are a fantastic family and when you walk into the kitchen it feels like a home from home. Chalet Isabella can only be described a “beautiful” a mixture of old and new. The chalet is set above Samoens on the mountainside at about 1050m and has amazing views of the Grand Massif ski area across the valley.
The location is not walking distance from the lifts or the centre of Samoens but Jimi and Sarajane will drop you off and pick you up at the gondola station of your choice. The chalet is only about 5 minutes drive to Morillon gondola and 10 minutes drive to Samoens gondola. If you do fancy a pint or two after skiing then Morillon is best for such activities. Ruby Leffe is a must! Large!!
Transport is not only provided during the day also on the cook’s night off. We did not experience any transport problems even Jimi and his son joined us for a drink in a bar which was a nice touch.
We had no problems with our room; the big bed was perfect to sleep on with a big heavy duvet to fall into after a hard day on the mountain. The shower was POWERFUL and HOT!!
The food was nice but we did feel a bit let down by having pork twice in a week. The chalet is advertised as luxury and we feel it needed more variety. Sarajane is a good cook; the afternoon cake was great as well as the starters and puddings.
We had a Brilliant time and we would come back again to Chalet Isabella.
Thank you to Sarajane, Jimi and the family for welcoming us to their home.