About the property
- Apartment538 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Self catering, Chez Leone for groups of up to 7 pers or Petit Hibou up to 5pers
We have 2 properties available in Meribel located just down the hill from Meribel's main supermarket. Both offer a high standard of accommodation that would normally be found in only catered chalets.
There is a free car park next to the chalet, so there is plenty of parking.
The chalet and studio are about 800m to the ski lifts. It's less than 2 mins in the car and there is also a free bus.
Its a 5 minute walk to the town centre and shops.
All the linen and towels are included. There is free wifi for both properties.
Many of our clients use Chalet Kitchen, a company that offers high quality and affordable chalet catering, delivered to your door.Its great if you've booked a self-catered ski holiday but don't fancy spending every night in the kitchen
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- within one day
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 14, 2018
What makes this Apartment unique
We ran a family catered Chalet company for 15 years so have a lot of knowledge of the resort. Chez Leone offers similar standards to a catered chalet but as a self catered chalet, so the rental costs are much less. The feel and warmth of the chalet is a lot more cozy than a standard self catered apartment.
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cosy and compact
Clean and cosy, disappointed not to have met the owners, we did arrive very late (ie very early hours of Wednesday... paid for whole week ) and they kindly left the lights so we could see our way in but there is no outside light at the top of the metal stairs which need to be navigated with care to enter the apartment! Had thought that we would have had some kind of welcome ,ie a note to say 'welcome' and maybe a bottle of wine or juice, every other holiday let we have ever stayed we have always been left something!!.
So we arrived tired and somewhat grumpy, having had nothing to eat or drink since the airport (it was snowing so the journey was tricky) there appeared to be nothing at all left to make a drink, however we found tea and coffee the next day hidden under the TV of course! where else would it be !?....! We never did get a padlock for the ski locker , it was supposed to be in the apartment .
The directions to find the place could be a little more idiot proof, as when you are tired and a little stressed after a turbulent flight and journey not to mention trying to get out of Geneva airport without going onto the Swiss motorway!, your brain doesn't always work that well and we spent an hour in Meribel trying to find the place (tried to call the owner but phones were off, we had no wifi so couldn't use maps:) .
In honesty felt it was expensive for what it was, certainly the most we have paid for the least in return, but then in Meribel ...which we have not stayed before... that seemed to be what it was.
Toby (owner ) had sent me a text )to say call him when we ready to leave) on the morning we were leaving but it didn't come through until we were on our way to the airport ( the cleaner came as we were leaving), so altogether a bit of a shame, as they sounded like a nice family. Hope this doesn't put you off staying here think we were just unlucky and it was fine for the 3 of us, (wouldn't want anymore though ). It is convenient for the bus, slopes and very well stocked Spa shop.
It was disappointing to get this negative review when it seems as though there was very little actually wrong with the holiday. The clients arrived into the resort at 02.00am, which was why the owners were not available to answer the phone when they called.
As a self catering apartment the owners do not leave food or drinks out for the clients. Had the clients arrived during the day the owners would have been there to meet them and could have pointed out the tea and coffee supplies. The reason the owners did not come over to speak to the clients during their stay was that they had all contracted a nasty flu virus and did not think the clients would appreciate catching it too.
The clients stayed for 4 nights of a peak season week and therefore had to pay for the price of a full week. This is standard policy during peak booking times. This was a hight season booking (French 1/2 term) in Meribel centre and the price is competitive with other similar properties. If you take this price for just 4 nights it will make the price per night seem expensive.
A little gem!
We took both properties for our family ski trip with 4 adults and 3 children and were really pleased with the accommodation and location. The chalet is situated in a lovely corner of Meribel; which set back from the road with good parking and is very quiet at night. The chalet and apartment are lovely inside, very well equipped and filled with ambience and mountain charm. The beds were comfortable and well appointed and we all enjoyed our evenings in the cozy chalet after fantastic days out on the slopes. We had Chalet Kitchen provide our catering each day; so all we needed to do was heat the meals which they delivered each morning and enjoy them. It was a brilliant way to ‘do' self catering. We will definitely be booking again next year!
Reasonable location. Five minutes walk in ski boots to free bus..In our opinion overpriced for the service offered.Heavily soiled bed linen and pillows.Well used double bed that dipped in the middle.Not a well equipped kitchen for 5 people.We have been told that improvements have been made, we hope that is the case for all future visitors..
Thank you for your review. I wanted to respond to the issues you mentioned.
Since your departure we have replaced all the underbedding, bedding, pillows, duvets, towels & bathmats with a high quality range.
The kitchen is also now fully equipped and furnished for up to 5 people and lacks for nothing.
Regarding the price, I do not think the 750€ you paid for your family to stay for 1 week was over priced. It also a shame you did not mention in your review that we were happy to allow you to arrive 4 hours early on arrival day and then stay for the entire day on the day of departure (usually check out time is 10.00). All of this extra time was given at no extra charge.
As this is a self catering apartment the 'service offered' really is just the rental of the studio. However we do offer to provide information and recommendations regarding transfers, ski school, nannies etc.
Lastly it's a shame that you failed to tell us about any of these issues during your stay; even when I specifically asked you if everything was ok 2 days after your arrival. Had we been aware of the problems at that time we could have made the changes immediately.
In over 20 years of renting out accommodation in Meribel this is the first negative review we have received and I hope that this fact reassures our future clients of our commitment to providing high quality accommodation and customer service.
Ski: Snow Range:
Meribel, with its superb links to Courchevel, La Tania, Val Thorens and Les Menuires, is the ideal base for exploring the The Three Valleys - the largest ski area in the world. The skiing is high with over 600km of runs and endless off-piste opportunities.
Additional pricing information
Chez Leone (self-catering maximum of 7 adults). Prices are quoted for the house per week, regardless of the number staying. Prices do not include travel. The change over days are Sunday. We are open to offers for long weekends.