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Hotel Eliova l'Eau Vive

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Loggerheads, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Stayed here for a 5 day ski trip. Hotel is basic, but very clean and comfortable. Staff were friendly and it's extremely conveniently located for the ski lift that takes you into the Portes Du Soleil ski area, over to Morzine and Avoriaz. The centre of Chatel is a bit of a trek, so take the free shuttle bus (probably...

Thank adamhamdy
Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is not a sophisticated or glamorous but it is very good value and far nicer than the 2* rating implies Rooms were cosy but not too small (though if you did squeeze four in then they'd be very cosy!): they were clean & pleasant. The breakfast was outstanding: grwat selection of pastries, cold cuts, cheese and pies / sweet...

1Thank rupes_Bath
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We arrived late due to flight delays to find ourselves locked out at 23.15. After 15 minutes knocking on every door and window (no phone signal) we were let in. Our family room was quite small ( 2 twins and bunkbeds) and the bathroom door would not shut properly. Wifi did not work in the rooms and only sporadically in...

1Thank el_lewis123
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2015

This hotel deserves far more than it's advertised two stars. Very friendly, accommodating staff; great location 100yards from ski lift; clean, warm, quiet, good food and excellent value for money!! We stayed half board and enjoyed every minute. Will be coming back for sure!!

Thank Nicola O
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 24 February 2015

We got a room with two single beds and one bunk bed. The bathroom was nice and newly renovated. In the room there was an oven, one of these radiators where you don't really know which way you are supposed to twist in order to turn it off. A bit annoying when it's very warm in the room and you...

Thank TerjeAndersen
Hitchin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2015

I stayed here from 16th to 19th January on a girls' skiing trip. The hotel is warm, clean and comfortable. The couple who run the hotel are very welcoming, friendly and accommodating with a good sense of humour! We hired our skis across the road and then walked for about 3 minutes to the bus stop. The free bus takes...

1Thank bookingmynexttripnow
Reviewed 20 March 2014

I traveled with my two children ,12 and 14 years for a ski trip for 5 nights. We chose this hotel for its location near the Linga lift and for their 3-4 bed room at an affordable price . The hotel is simple, but works very well if you are primarily in Chatel to ski . Rooms are simple but...

Thank wasabi69Sweden
Reviewed 30 January 2014

We received a good welcome from Frederico, the manager, when we arrived. Our room had plenty of space for the two of us, was clean and warm, and the balcony overlooked the street at the front of the hotel. Frederico & his staff were friendly and helpful throughout our stay. He even opened the restaurant and prepared a meal for...

Thank IngridNorwich
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 15 January 2014

I stayed here with 3 female friends from the 12th - 15th of January 2014. The hotel is virtually next to the main lift up to the P du S ski area. The hotel manager - Frederik is the most friendly and kind hotel manager I have ever met. He speaks excellent English and can arrange anthing from a ski...

Thank Irene C
Hertfordshire UK
Reviewed 8 January 2014

The hotel is situated outside Chatel in a small village called Villapeyron. It is a short walk to the Linga ski lift. You can ski from Linga all over the Portes du Soleil if you are a decent skier. We drove about 10 minutes to Pre La Joux as it had a larger ski area. As the children were beginners...

Thank holidaycharlie1000

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At the heart of the 'Portes du Soleil', discover Châtel, a charming typical village of the Alps. The resort, with its many ski slopes and lifts that straddle the border, offers the originality of being able to ski into Switzerland. The hotel ELIOVA L'EAU VIVE is located 100m from the Linga ski lifts, which connect to the 'Portes du Soleil' ski area. Free shuttles to the centre of the resort. This hotel is particularly recommended for skiers wishing to be accommodated at the foot of the ski lifts. Its warm atmosphere is also relaxing and restful. On floors 1 and 2, 28 bedrooms with 2, 3 or 4 beds with a private bathroom, with shower and toilet. All rooms are non-smoking. Flat screen TV by satellite in all bedrooms. Opportunity to stay in bed & breakfast, half board or full board. If you would like lunch on the slopes, packed lunches are available on request (please order the day before at reception). Restaurant, Bar, lounge with newspapers, ski storage. All Public and Private spaces non-smoking. Free ! Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel free of charge. Free ! Free private parking is possible on site (limited number of spaces, no reservation in advance) Credit cards accepted: Visa, Eurocard / Mastercard. Pets are not allowed in our hotels. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Eliova l'Eau Vive

Address: 209 route de Pre la Joux, 74390 Chatel, Abondance, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Abondance > Chatel
Price Range: $108 - $378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Eliova l'Eau Vive 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Ask for a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles rupes_Bath, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We had room 114 that was facing the Linga lift and were not disturbed by any noice from the road. It had a small balcony where you could put some beer for cooling.”
 of 5 bubbles wasabi69Sweden, 20 Mar 2014 | Read review
“We had a room with three beds at the back of the hotel. All you can hear is the soothing sound of the river flowing past at nighttime and no traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles irenec748, 15 Jan 2014 | Read review
“It would be quieter if you had a room at the back of the hotel however you may not have a very good view.”
 of 5 bubbles holidaycharlie1000, 8 Jan 2014 | Read review
“one with no kids next to you ...”
 of 5 bubbles rackiec, 20 Feb 2013 | Read review
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