Having been on a few self-catering ski holidays before we decided to go for a catered chalet this year and will never look back! The chalet itself was lovely, rooms a bit unusual with the stairs up to bed but still just added some character and you get used to them. The living area was nice and spacious, comfy sofas and use of the kitchen was really handy for packed lunches. Was a bit strange that we were told to ask if we wanted our rooms cleaned and fresh towels wouldn't have gone amiss, but as a group in our mid-20s we weren't too fussy as it's basically just a place to sleep at the end of the day!
Plagne 1800 itself is small, couple of bars and restaurants, went to La Mine a few times and Bobsleigh for the cheaper drinks, but we weren't really there for massive nightlife so that suited us just fine. Ideal location, just a short walk to the slopes and the shuttle bus was a great way to get around, very efficient. Stupidly a couple of us didn't sort out hire beforehand and went to skiset. Even with 20% discount it was soo overpriced and it's actually cheaper to buy poles than hire them for the week. MADNESS! Snow was perfect, and there is so much ground to cover. Kept finding new runs everyday and went over to Les Arcs one day which was ace but not really neccessary as there is plenty to do around La Plagne, Champany etc.
Thought the evening meals were brilliant! Good portions and Caz and Brad quite often offered seconds if you were still peckish. The menu wasn't revealed until you sat down that evening but I can see why as it's unrealistic to have to chop and change for people who 'don't like' some foods when there are 17 of you. There was a vegetarian in our group and the fussiest-eater of all time so for us all to really enjoy the meals was a miracle, which they succeeded. The cooked breakfast option however were on the small side to say the least, especially for the lads. Unlimited bread, jams, cereal, juice etc but some croissants or pastries would have been nice.
For the price we paid (£415) we couldn't have asked for better. Caz and Brad were lovely hosts, would have been nice to see them more really! And Didier the rep was great. Would happily go back tomorrow!!
- Also Known As:
- Chalet Trolles Hotel Macot-La-Plagne