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“Only place to stay if you want true Ski in ski out”
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La Ferme
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in La Clusaz
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We had the most wonderful stay here in week 7.

There are just so many good things to say.

First of all the rooms and bathrooms. The bathrooms are newly renovated and really very nice with both regular and rainforest showerheads. Everything is so tasteful and the towels are large and fluffy.
The rooms are also really nice - rustic and cosy and the views from all are absolutely amazing – facing either the town or the piste and all are with mountain view.
Others have commented on the noise from the restaurant – that Is true, but we actually really enjoyed feeling that is was a lively place to stay.

In the morning they serve a really nice breakfast. The very best part about it was no doubt the completely fresh baked croissants that were brought out hot. But there were lots of nice choices like divine cheeses, fresh fruit and fresh fruit salad, orange juice, yoghurt, baguette, eggs etc.

There is a nice ski room and a room with heating for the boots. And with the benefit of the hotel being directly on the blue piste you can ski down to several lifts.

One of the great perks at staying here was being so close to one of the best restaurants in town and we also really enjoyed the terrace that served drinks and snacks. We were so very lucky regarding the weather and had one ½ day of clouds and then sun the rest of the week. Just be aware that this is the most popular place in town and reservations a essential

It only takes under 10 minutes to walk down to town – and here you find lots of places to eat as well

We have already booked for both next year and the year after, and this is necessary during high season – as the rooms are booked up more than one year in advance. We even had to move our vacation a week.

Room Tip: all are good
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

I wrote this review whilst staying in La Ferme for my third night before flying home. Sadly I injured myself on the pistes, so am icing my injury and enjoying the fabulous views from this hotel and restaurant.

If you haven't been to La Clusaz before, it is an exceptionally picturesque and small French village located near five excellent ski areas. Not only that, but only an hour from Geneva, it is ideal for a short stay. I left London at 6AM and had already managed 2 hours skiing by lunchtime. It doesn't have the night life of many of the better known resorts, but brims with excellent restaurants and smart French style.

La Ferme is in an ideal location right on the pistes. 400 yards and you can ski right down to the main chair lifts and gondolas. The views over the beautiful village, and iconic church, are absolutely stunning. To access the village by foot, it is a mere 10 minute walk down the hill.

The rooms are very well decorated in traditional French ski resort style. Quite small, but comfortable and with the benefit of being able to walk out onto the terrace area.

The breakfast in the restaurant is exceptional - fresh fruit salad, croissants, ham and cheese of the highest quality. Open from 8, you can have a leisurely breakfast and still be on the pistes for the first lifts.

In the evening the restaurant was very busy and full of atmosphere. Traditional dishes are cooked at your table with your own personal smoky oven. The smells are absolutely delicious. It is worth booking in advance as it was packed with several diners who were not staying in the hotel.

The staff have been superb and welcoming - always happy to speak to me in English as a result of my pigeon French. I lost count of the amount of times I asked them for ice to soothe my injury, but they always did it with a smile!

I would definitely come again. I was disappointed to miss a day of skiing but the time I did have was exceptional. In my opinion, Balme is the best area to ski with a few challenging reds and plentiful off piste. A lovely cross-country blue run takes you there from La Clusaz and the views over Mont Blanc are heavenly!

Room Tip: Quieter on the lower floors.
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

La Ferme is a great restaurant and hotel - combining the benefit of ski in and ski out (about 400 metres above village on main piste) whilst only being 10 mins walk from the bars and shops in town.

I must start with the staff- nothing was too much trouble, from Anouck and Stefan (owners) to all the restaurant staff, they were constantly offering to help with our various queries. This was a massive help in particular as the snow was, as like the rest of the alps, limited during our stay. They were all great and really made our holiday.

The rooms are fine with modern bathrooms. We had two on the lower floor with direct access outside. As others have said there is some noise from the restaurant about but ask for lower floor as much quieter. Beds were big and comfortable.

The restaurant was great- given it was the "quiet" first week in January the fact it was packed lunch and dinner each day says a lot. A good mix of nationalities as well to add to the atmosphere. The food is the traditional mix of cheese and meat dishes so plenty of Tartiflete was consumed! They also offered salads and pizzas etc. Reasonable selection for the children and a comprehensive wine list.

Check out the hotel website as good and accurate reflection of the hotel.

So great place to say and yes we intend to go back!

Room Tip: Lower floors a bit quieter
  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Thank BrissleJock
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a very well run hotel and, for us, was a perfect overnight stop. Friendly staff and good food, with a great range of choices and prices. Local wine is available, for once, at a reasonable cost. Impressive service for a busy restaurant. Rooms are simple but clean and comfortable. Our only complaint was that only one bath towel was provided for a double room and a smallish towel at that. Otherwise excellent.

Room Tip: The upper rooms have great views and are a little quieter
  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Just back from a mid-March long weekend ski break and we are already talking about placing another booking at La Ferme for next year.

La Ferme is, at its heart, a fantastic slope-side restaurant with some B&B rooms downstairs.

That said - where better to get a room than 30 seconds walk upstairs to the best restaurant in town?!! (I will review the restaurant separately)

La Ferme is located 10 mins walk up the road from town (or 3 minutes up the green piste for those with stamina). It is slope-side and you can ski from the door to the Cret du Merle chair, the Patimoire bubble and the Beauregard bubble.

At the hotel's suggestion, we hired skis from Skiset (the Point Service shop is just along from the Cret du Merle lift) and they were happy to pick the skis up from the hotel on our last day when we finished skiing saving us having to walk back up the hill after dropping the kit off.

As the hotel is obviously built in to a slope, it is a bit hard to work out which floor is ground floor but the restaurant is at the top (at road level) and the 2 floors below contain 6 bedooms each.

The rooms are comfortable and functional. Not overly large but not tiny either. All 3 of our rooms had views over the slopes. Nice (shower only) ensuite bathrooms (wetrooms) with Molton Brown toiletries. Small flat screen TV with mainly french channels (but fine for watching the rugby!).

There is a ski store and boot room on the middle floor. There are boot warmers to warm and dry the boots overnight that worked well.

Breakfast (8am to 11am) was plentiful with lovely fresh bread, croissants, fruit, freshly boiled eggs, ham, cheeses, smoked salmon, cereals, yoghurts and really good freshly made coffee. The staff were all unfailingly friendly and helpful.

Any downsides? Not really. Some have commented on noise in the rooms which we noticed but it didn't bother us. Being on the middle floor we were directly below the restaurant so there was some noise from above both late at night and early morning (mainly tables moving and footsteps). If you are a light sleeper you might prefer a room on the lowest floor (but then your views won't be as good - take your pick!)

We thought being up the hill from town might be inconvenient but the walk down (via the road just above the village) is easy and pleasant.

The slope-side bar got a bit noisy between 4-6pm with a DJ playing but it quietened down by 6 and was not so noticeable from the rooms. We took the approach that it was better to join in than be bothered by it!

So all in all - everything worked about this hotel for us. Sensibly priced comfortable slope-side rooms, friendly staff, simple ski hire arrangements, good breakfasts and a fantastic restaurant upstairs.

We will be back!

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled with family
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Additional Information about La Ferme

Address: route du Col des Aravis, 74220 La Clusaz, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > La Clusaz
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in La Clusaz
Price Range: ₹ 5,915 - ₹ 6,693 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — La Ferme 2*
Number of rooms: 12

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