Premier two-bedroomed Chalet Apartment in Vallandry
John & Sonia Potts
- English, French
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Very clean and well positioned apartment - great week
The apartment is 300m from the lifts, shops and restaurants. The apartment was very clean and well equipped with pans and utensils. The apartment had a TV and DVD player with over 60 DVD's to chose from to use. Vallandry is an excellent village which is very family focused. It is easy to get to up the mountain in the morning and gain access to all the skiing in Les Arcs. We had lessons all week which were also excellent and easy to book in advance through the Vallandry web site (lift passes booked in advance too). It is difficult to walk to the apartment in ski boots in the evening as it is down hill however, we use the lockers in the ski rental so we didn't have to go up and down the slop in ski boots - highly recommended. We also spent a morning at the hotel Vanoise which has a spa and swimming pool which is definitely worth a visit if the weather is bad or you don't fancy skiing every day - you can walk there (2 kilometers). The only thing I would say about the apartment is that is lacks some of the services that I have had in other apartments e.g. washing machine, cooker (it has a small portable cooker but not suitable for cooking for 8 people), only 1 toilet for 8 people, no freezer and small fridge. We were only 3 in the apartment so could manage but if we were 8 it would be a bit of a challenge. I would still say that the apartment is great value for money, in an excellent location and will accommodate 8 people. The apartment does also have access to a large locker which is conveniently located to the apartment. I would stay here again.
Great location with 'home' qualities
Whilst not actually on the slopes (so not ski-in/ski-out) the location is impressive, being a short walk from lift and all facilities. First impressions on entering property are good and photos provided are a fair reflection of 'what to expect', although it was disappointing that the (bedroom) views of Mont Blanc are obscured by building machinery .... although I can't blame owners for this. It was also very good to find 'basics' like salt, pepper + numerous herbs as well as some (long life) items in food cupboard ~ presumably left by previous occupants.
We were very lucky with weather & snow conditions and location of 'ski cave' was very convenient meaning it was not necessary to carry gear up stairs to apartment.
Our only criticisms would be lack of Cable/Satellite (which I had thought was in details) and Wi-Fi although it was clear that there was none and our mobile phone contracts worked well. Three of us stayed the week but I'd be wary of staying with a (much) bigger group since there's only one toilet with no basin in that (separate) room.
All things considered the plus points mean that I'd have no hesitation in recommending and we'd consider staying again in the future.
Fab family holiday
We have recently enjoyed a fantastic family holiday in this apartment. Perfectly described, the facilities were just as we expected but beyond that we found the chalet homely, comfortable and benefiting from personal touches that demonstrated it is a well cared for property. Proximity to the lift, shops and amenities in Vallandry was great too. The local English ski school New Generation meant the kids couldn't wait to get to their lessons. The snow/weather conditions were good also, so all in all a great holiday! Thanks Sonia
Perfect January; perfect place to stay and ski.
Well, what can we say; everything fell into place. The flights, the car hire, and then to the apartment in Vallandry. Clean, spacious, well appointed, big balcony and easy access to to the village and the skiing. This was a family holiday, the 4 of us included to "boys" 19 and 21 year old. They loved the resort, and the apartment was big enough for us all. All the joining instructions worked out well; we recieved the keys in good time. The lads appreciated the DVD selection.
Would I go back to the resort...absolutly! Nice and quiet, but with enough facilities for the week; 10 min walk to Plan Peissey for more restaurants and shops. A short walk in the morning to the first lift.
Would i go back to the same apartment... yes I would. it was exactly as stated, and served our purposes. A good sized place, well looked after, in a great location.
Nous avons passé une agréable semaine dans une jolie station.
L'appartement est très agréable, proche des commerces et des pistes.
Il est très focntionnel et bien équipé.
Excellent apartment in Vallandry
This was our fourth year in Vallandry and our third stay in this homely, comfortable apartment. It has lovely views and is a great base for winter or summer.
Walking distance from the village and the first lift for skiing. Great especially when you have tired, grumpy children.
We've stayed in French-owned apartments before, but find them very impersonal.
The extra shower was very useful and the bath an added luxury. The kitchen was really well-equipped, including things that are peculiar to English homes. You can make snacks and have dinner inthe village or simply make things from scratch. The local Sherpa shop is good. The deli also sells the nicest rotisserie chickens and potatoes I've ever tasted. You need to order them in the morning or day before.
Can't recommend it enough. The skiing is also great!
Have booked for next year!
Other Activities: white-water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, parapenting.
Ski: Vallandry offers fast access via a quad chair into the 200kms of marked runs within the Les Arcs ski area. This high altitude, north-west facing resort provides skiers with enormous variety from the tree-lined runs down to Vallandry and Plan Peisey to the 'longest run in Europe' some 7kms long from the top of the Aguille rouge down to Villaroger. Off-piste skiing is varied and excellent. Snowboarders will enjoy the snow-park at Arc 1800 and also the floodlit half-pipe at Arc 2000. Resort rating is excellent for all abilities - with 13 Green (beginner), 54 Blue (intermediate), 39 Red (advanced) and 17 Black (expert) runs. At the end of the day your home run is a choice between green, blue, red or black depending on your level of tiredness! Ski school operate within the village and there is a children's club which caters for 4-12 year olds. Vallandry is also well situated for visiting other ski areas such as La Plagne, Saint Foy, Val d'Isere, Courchevel and La Rosiere.