We have just arrived home from 11 days at Le Blizzard - it was recommended by friends who had stayed their previously (prior to renovation) and also another friend who had stayed elsewhere, but popped his head in for a look and WISHED he was staying there!!!
Very well positioned - it is not ski in/out, but not too far to walk to lifts - streets very icy and dangerous, but that is an issue of the village. Although it is on the main street, our room was street side and it was not noisy at all. The hotel is beautifully appointed, looking just the way a ski chalet should look. The bedrooms were lovely. We were on the top floor, so had very high loft like ceilings, but I don't know what the rooms below us would be like. Our two adjoining rooms and a living area inbetween - all three rooms had large plazma tvs, so no fighting over tvs (not that we had much time for tv). 1 bedroom to share for the family which was a bit of a pain when everyone is trying to get out quickly to ski, but 2 separate toilets (1 in each bedroom) which helped. The bathroom was however very spacious, with a basin and bench at either side, so we weren't on top of each other. Just another shower would have been handy. The mini bar was on the house. My only annoyance was that water was not provided by the bedside table every day - there was water in the fridge (1 bottle per day) but they did not take into account that we were 4 in the room, not 2. The breakfasts were lovely - a really good selection of fresh fruit in the mornings, such as raspberries, blackberries, strawbs, mountain berries along with more mundane fruits. The bar at Le Blizzard is a popular meeting spot for locals as well as guests, so it always had a really good buzz and lounge area was large, with lovely groupings of sofa's so all guests could easily be accommodated. The staff (particularly a young man by the name of Alex) were very helpful and welcoming. We did not choose half board and we are glad for that. We ate in the restaurant on our first night and the food was fairly average for the price - there were so many good restaurants nearby, that it was good to have variety. A separate restaurant downstairs which belongs to the hotel had much better food and a better atmosphere. Also - the outdoor pool and spa were a great hit with the kids!! Anyway, all in all, we had a great time in Val d'Isere and would definitely stay at Le Blizzard again.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Le Blizzard France/Savoie