Massif de la Vanoise Hotels

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Les Balcons de Val Thorens: Decent accomodation (2)

For a review of this accomodation see my other tip. This second tip is just to show some additional pictures.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Skiing and Boarding
  • Written April 21, 2006
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Les Balcons de Val Thorens: Decent accomodation

I stayed in Les Balcons de Val Thorens with my wife and two friends of ours. We stayed there in the last week of April 2005, so just before the end of the season. You sometimes hear stories about apartment buildings in France being close to demolition at the end of the ski season, but that was not the case (although it had suffered a bit!).
Like almost all apartments in France, it was too small for the maximum possible number of people; which was seven for our apartment. It was fine with the four of us. Still the bedrooms were small.
The apartment was equipped with two bathrooms and a good kitchen (including oven and dish washer).
I do recoomend the Les Balcons de Val Thorens to people who want to travel to Val Thorens.

Les Balcons de Val Thorens is a truely ski in - ski out resort, which is of course great and not very common in Europe.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Skiing and Boarding
  • Written April 21, 2006
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Truely ski in - ski out

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Refuge de la Balme.: Alone in the middle of nowhere!

We stay one night in this mountain refuge (mountain hut). It is about 5 our climbing mountain slope before you come there. One house all alone on 10 minutes from the ridge.

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Nous sommes restés une nuit dans ce refuge de montagne isolé. Il faut 5 heures de bonne marche pour y arriver. N'oubliez pas de prendre de l'eau pour la route. Le refuge est a à peine 10 minutes de marche du haut de la crête.

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Bernard welcomes you and make light dishes full of vitamins. (nettle soup)
You have a great view around and on the Bourg Saint Maurice Valley
The shower is in a hut outside and with could water. Your breakfast and diner are well in the price.

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Bernard vous accueille est vous prépare le repas léger plein de vitamines. (Soupe aux orties) La vue est immense sur la vallée de Bourg Saint Maurice .

La douche est dans une cabane extérieure et à l'eau froide. Le petit déjeuner et le diner sont compris dans la demi-pension.

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  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: National/State Park, Hiking and Walking, Family Travel
  • Written March 19, 2006
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Our little group with Bernard and his dog.

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Refuge du Col de la Croix du Bonhomme: Great place, wonderfull panorama

Refuge du Col de la Croix du Bonhomme

We stay one night, the reception was fantastic, very friendly people from al over the world.

Great atmosphere. Amazing views. For quiet night is it not the must. But your are in holiday after all!

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Nous étions restés une nuit, l'acceuil est fantastique, gens très sympas, de partout dans le monde.

Grande athmosphère montagnarde. Vues grandioses. Pour une nuit de repos: pas l'adresse idéale: trop de monde. Bon mais après tout , on est en vacances...

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Unique system for the showers: queue in the corridor, than you may in and take out your clothes waiting to the person before you has finish washing. When he comes out you go in, and can a third person come in, and so on ! very practice but for privacy it is another affair!
Of course are men and women are separated.

It's only open from June 15 th till September 15 th. The rest of the year you can sleep in a open room. There is wood for warming and gas for make eat. Food most you bring with you.

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Le système unique pour les douches : la file dans le couloir, puis vous pouvez entrez et enlever vos vêtements en attendant que la personne avant que vous finit de se laver . Quand il sort vous entrez, et une troisième personne peut entrer, et ainsi de suite ! la pratique même mais pour l'intimité c'est une autre affaire ! Bien sûr les hommes et les femmes sont séparés.

Ce n'est qu'ouvert à partir du 15 juin jusqu'au 15 septembre. Le reste de l'année vous pouvez dormir dans une pièce ouverte. Il y a du bois de chauffe et gaz pour cuisine. Vous devez, durant cette période, amener votre propre nourriture

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  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: National/State Park, Hiking and Walking, Family Travel
  • Written March 19, 2006
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The dinning room.

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Les Etablons: Ourbest adress in The Vanoise

Les Etablons

As usually we stay only one night but we are receive on the best way.

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Comme à notre habitude, nous ne sommes reste qu'une seule nuit. Mais nous avons été reçus de la meilleure façon!

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The young lady who's run the affair is a super friendly piano professor who's a perfect full attentive hostess.

The diner was wonderful.

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La jeune dame qui gère l'affaire est un professeur de piano. Amicale super-sympa, elle est une hôtesse pleinement attentive, et parfaite.

Le dîneur était merveilleux.

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  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Family Travel, Hiking and Walking
  • Written September 21, 2005
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Front of the hotel

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Best place to sleep in Avrieux

La Grange (chez Nathalie)

Fantastic address with a fantastic breakfast, good beds. In a nice house, bedrooms with shower, clean, tv in the room,...

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Une adresse fantastique avec un succulent petit déjeuner, de bons lits...
Dans une maison typique, chambres avec douches , propres, télévision dans la chambre...

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Nathalie is a hostess more very more likable, more very activer and more very more attentive to the desires of the visitors. The rooms are very clean and well laid out.

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Nathalie est une hôtesse très sympathique, très active et très attentive aux désirs des visiteurs. Les chambres sont très propres et bien aménagées.

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  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Hiking and Walking, National/State Park
  • Written September 17, 2005
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On 10 minuts walk from where we stay this day

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