Belambra L'Orée des Pistes3.0 out of 5.0
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There is nothing bad that I can say about the hotel accommodation was comfortable, shower was a bit small but I am nit picking, the friendly staff and the location was a short walk from the 1st lift. Always a bonus wearing ski boots. Every morning there was a buffet with either a cooked breakfast being scrambled egg and bacon, croissants, cereal fruits and yoghurts so can't go wrong set you up for the day ahead. I did find the evening meal very hit and miss though. Generally bland but there was normally an option so always found something to eat but was tempted on occasion to eat out. Other than that a nice hotel and as I said after a hard ski a stones throw to fall into the hotel from the left or, with better snow conditions, it would be possible to ski to the door. Unfortunately late March the sun was glaring and the snow was sparse as a result.
My first ever ski trip and we visited Les Deux Alpes staying at the Belambra. We went half board and found that we wanted for nothing on the food front. Great breakfast and dinner from the buffet each day and good variety throughout the week. Red and Rose wine on tap although I'm not sure how much alcohol was actually present as I didn't get tipsy. One of our party suggested it was very new wine perhaps. Although this hotel was mainly used by French families and clearly had French staff they did their best to make us feel welcome despite my lack of comprehension. Very friendly. The location was about as close as you could get to the ski lifts and the piste as well as having lockers for your equipment. It was also right next to the ski school and the medical centre which unfortunately one of our party had reason to visit whilst I availed of ski school. The room was clean and basic. One or two days we were left with no towels or toilet roll not replaced but this was quickly resolved by a call to reception. I think they could make some small amendments to improve by either placing kettles in room or making the tea/coffee facility available outside of breakfast hours in the dining area. However overall I would happily stay here again and for what you get in terms of location and access to the resort you won't find much better at that price.
Brilliantly located hotel, literally 20 yards from the 'White Egg' bubble lift and 30 yards from the Jandrei Express! Ski right back to the locker room of the hotel from the mountain. No walking carrying heavy ski gear. Room typical ski accommodation but clean and nice. Food excellent, free wine with half board. Not many English folk here right now, mostly French which says a lot! No complaints at all.
I read the reviews about this hotel before I went, but, many of the reviews made the place seem too good to be true. Could it be that good. Well I am not a robot, I make up my own mind and like to say how things really are. So this is a proper and genuine review that I hope readers will find objective and helpful. We arrived earlier than the published room availability time of 17:00, at 12:40. We were informed our room was available, which was great and we went through an easy checkin, with the friendly bi-lingual (at least) receptionist. We were 3 in a quad room, 301, which was actually a bit tight even though it was 2 separate bedrooms with a double in one and twin beds in the other. Facilities were a shower and separate wc. There are no chairs in the rooms, but stools to sit on and a desk in both bedrooms. There is little storage for 4 adults, but it was adequate. The shower worked as did everything else, except for Friday morning when there was no hot water. Boiler failure I expect. The rooms are basic, but, the beds are comfortable.TV's in both rooms, although we didn't use them much. There are no tea or coffee making facilities in this room, and only 3 sockets we could use for charging electonic devices. The wifi works well in the hotel, including bedrooms, but re-validation is required if yuo leave and return the wifi range. The room overlooks the back of the hotel where the kitchen is and the suppliers entrrance. There was little noise from these. It also overlooks the ice rink and swimming pool, which are free to use on the ski pass. Whilst we didn't use these, they were popular with people. Bad news. There are regular events held at one end of the ice rink, where it meets the pistes. These involve loud music in the early evening. I think because of the position of the speakers and the surrounding buildings, the bass bounces back into the double room and is incredibly intrusive. The twin room did not suffer in the same way, so I think it is just the accoustics of the buildings in and around the ice rink. The lift shaft is close to the room, so there was some noise from this, but, not intrusive. No other noise was evident that could affect our stay. The internal bar had events each night, but, we didn't really get involved in these, although they were quite noisy. There is only the bar area inside, or a few seats in reception, where one could sit and read a book for example. Good news. I chose this hotel for its proximity to the piste. You can ski back to the hotel entrance steps, up to the sundeck and bar for lunch and hotel entrance, down to the ski locker room. Lockers sufficient for our 3 pairs of skis, although might be tight for 4 pairs and I think 4 snowboards couldn't be accommodated. Can get tight in a morning and at the end of the day with people changing footwear and getting equipment in or out for skiing. We ate lunch twice and stopped off for a post skiing drink at the bar/terrace. Food was good and better priced than on the mountain. Staff were attentive and pleasant to deal with, it made for a good lunch spot. The Oefs Blanc gondola is genuinely 2 mins away from hotel, the Jandri express a little further, but this gets busy as it goes further up the mountain. Otherwise there are drag lifts which can be used to travel across to Le Diable chairlift, or the other 2 chairlifts to the left, Village 1800 and Belle Etoille. The big issue skiing is that unless you use Le Diable or Jandri express, all the other lift users bottle neck at The Cretes chairlift, to gain access to the higher pistes, but, I digress. More good stuff. The food. Breakfast consists of a buffet style where you can choose from the usual continental style of croissant, pain au chocolat, bread and cold meats or preserves, fruit fruit juices, toast, cereals or the hot (not very) option of scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon. Tea and coffee is from a machine in the dining room. Pièce de résistance. This has to be the truly excellent evening meals. I have been skiing for 42 years and stayed in many hotels. None have offered such fine fayre, every night of my holiday, even when I have cooked it myself! My own boys ate heartily every night and if you knew how finicky they are, you'd appreciate how good the food was. Whilst they may not eat vegetables unless they're deep fried, chips, they ate well. Every night there was a differently themed salad bar followed by a variety of main courses. There was soup available and fresh bread if that is your preference and vegetarian options. If there was still room, there were desserts and fresh fruit and cheese board. How anyone could not find food to eat each night is beyond my comprehension. I cannot remember all the different offerings during the week, there were too many. Staff: All the staff make the effort to ensure your stay is enjoyable and nothing is too much trouble. Most speak English to some extent, but, I always try to converse in French. I speak little, but, I am sure my efforts are appreciated. Cleanliness: The place is spotless. I can say no more than that. We had our towels changed every other day, by leaving them on the bathroom floor. Location: as I have said it is right on the piste. It is close to hire shops, medical centre and pharmacy. 5 and 10 mins to a couple of small supermarkets and plenty of other shops, restaurants and bars. The main town bus stop is 30 metres from the hotel entrance, so no long hauls of luggage. Car parking in the town is free on street, so I understand. Would I go again? Definitely! Would I recommend it to my best friends? Absolutely! Is it 5 star? No, it's 3. But if you want a decent hotel, with pleasant staff, comfortable rooms and excellent food at a reasonable price, look no further. I hope the Belambra Club group and the staff at the L'oree des Pistes read this. Thank you for a great stay at your hotel. 4th March to 11th March 2017.
The location was exactly what we were looking for...at the end of the slopes and near the ski pass office. There was in the center of the village and also the info tourist center was there. The standard room was small and didn't have a balcony. We purchased a half board and the breakfast was the same every day but the dinner was different cuisine every evening. They don't have a private parking place but you can park in the village everywhere for free on the white lines...on the blue ones you can park only for 1 hour and 30 minutes( as I remember).
Chosen for its location adjacent to the main lifts in Les Deux Alpes this hotel is excellent in that regard. Only two minutes to the lifts. The room was clean and comfortable with a view of the adjacent ice rink. Staff were all pleasant. The food was all self service and suffered because of that. If you were not in the restaurant as it opened the the food became cold and less appetising. Each nights food was a different theme which maintained interest but more care on presentation and maintaining quality would be worthwhile.
Great stay at a lovely comfortable hotel. We had half board and the breakfast and dinner buffets were lovely, with a different theme each night for variety. the rooms were comfortable with nice balconies - a double and triple room. Despite flight delays leaving us arriving several hours late for dinner, the staff hurried us in to the end of the buffet and told us we could check in later. Much appreciated after a long day's travel! Overall very helpful staff. Location couldn't be better, right at the bottom of the slopes and beside the lifts. Would be back.
It is difficult to find any fault with this hotel. The service, food and friendliness was among the best I have found. The French ambience and character was a great boon and added greatly to the stay.
Just returned from a week here in December 2016. Took Bens Bus from Grenoble airport which dropped us off right outside hotel. Check in was easy and staff warm and welcoming. Our 'comfort' level room was just that - simple, spotlessly clean, warm and bright with small balcony, tv and room safe. No kettle or hairdryer - just take your own if you need them. We swam every day at the heated outdoor pool (2 minutes away) which has free hair dryers and so didn't bother taking one. Meals are self-service buffet. The hot options for breakfast were the same each day, but the evening meals changed nightly with several choices, including simpler meals for children. There was free self service wine and water. The hotel is right opposite the main lifts and, depending on snow conditions, would be ski in. Lockers are provided in the basement - our locker was basic but the whole room felt well ventilated. The hotel staff are friendly and helpful, and there is a luggage room to put cases on arrival/departure. There is free wifi, and this was good enough for us to stream Netflix. Would highly recommend and also would stay here again.
We have just got back from our weeks stay here. It really is a ski in/ski out hotel. We had a lovely spacious room over looking the main square, it fitted 2 adults and 2 children comfortably. We had half board and the evening meals were always different and really varied. Great salad/starters, a cheese board to die for. Wine is included, which was from a tap, but actually pretty good! Each room has its own ski locker which fits 4 x everything. All the staff were friendly and really helpful, nothing was a problem for them. I would definitely stay at this hotel again when in Les 2 Alpes.
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Ski-in/ski-out access
- WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
Located in Les Grandes Alpes within 2 miles (3 km) of Vallons Ski Lift, Belambra L'Orée des Pistes is within a few miles (5 km) of Chasal Lento Museum. This 61-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant, ski-in/ski-out access, and free self parking. Venosc Gondola is also 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from the hotel, which is in the mountains.
Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.
All 61 soundproofed rooms feature free newspapers, phones, and desks. Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with WiFi. Free toiletries are also available.
Guests staying at Belambra L'Orée des Pistes enjoy ski-in/ski-out access, WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. A stay here includes free parking. Staff members can answer questions about accommodations, and also provide front-desk service during limited hours.
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87% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 109 reviews