Les Fermes De Marie5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
5* experience in the mountains! great service, nice chalet rooms, breakfast to wake up for, spa/sauna, and very close to the center of Megeve (still - there is a shuttle service to the ski lifts). I only wish the price was a bit more affordable
Les fermes de Marie does not look like much from the outside. I was not impressed but upon entering the big wooden doors a whole new world awaits. The spa area is amazing with a beautiful pool, an area with a hamman, Japanese baths and a Turkish bath- all perfect for those cold winter nights. The restaurant was also fantastic and seeing as we were travelling with our two dogs, they made special arrangements so we could have a romantic dinner in the restaurant. Very accommodating, friendly and helpful service from all the staff.
We stayed here for a wedding in June and I would love to come back in the Winter as I imagine it would be really cosy and snug. The whole place felt much more relaxed than I was expecting it to be. There are lots of communal areas and the food, particularly the breakfast, was to die for.
We stayed midJuly for 3 nights with 2 children. We booked this hotel (2 connecting room)since it was recommended by one of our friend. However, we were very dissapointed by the very old and dark room and obnoxious service.. First night, when we were checking in rather late at night, we found that TV and telephone were not working, heaters were not controllable, and quite dusty around the bed. It should not be like this if they are 5 star hotels... ? The room was so dark that even I put all the lights on, I could not see vey well inside my suitecase. We were upgrated to the individual villa after we explained our dissapointement, but even so, the villa was very dark - my kids found one dirty winter sock left inside the sofa. This hotel is good for people who love to feel "winter atmosphere" in summer time in France. You will certainly feel that specially at night. We were certainly not one of them so we will not choose this hotel again. I will put 3 stars since some staffs were nicer than others, but my husband would put 2 stars, since we were so used to 5 star services in Asia.
Excellent decoration using original farmers house materials / chalet furniture & rebuilt in village of Megeve. Lots of charm & very familial. We stayed in a Junior Suite for a family of 4, room is spacious. Excellent restaurant & alot of non hotel guests come to dine here. The spa is also excellent, with 2 jacuzzis, 2 pools, sauna, spa menu is comprehensive using their own branded products. Every Wednesday they host a 1/hour hike & lunch in their L'Alpage mountain hut. Authentic, amazing & convivial lunch we did today. Concierge is extremely helpful & well trained, would highly recommend this to families.
Wonderful hotel. Ideal for families with small children. Superb staff and one of the best concierge services in the world making a your stay unforgettable. Relaxed luxury!It is perfectly located in Megeve, secluded yet very close to the village. That was an unforgettable stay. The amenities were perfect, and the staff made an unexpected huge difference
We stayed as a couple for 5 nights in July 2017 on a walking holiday. We had never been to the Alps in the summer and were concerned that our holiday wasn't going to have the same atmosphere as a skiing holiday does in the winter with snow and lights, etc. We needn't have worried. The village, the walking and the hotel were all fantastic. We loved the hotel, which, with its grounds, was gorgeous. The hotel comprises a collection (I'm tempted to say seven) of traditional wooden buildings surrounded by lovely planting. Huge effort has been put into the grounds, which were full of flowers and colour. Our room (Room 413, see the photos) was not huge, but was one of the nicest rooms we have stayed in. It had fantastic views of the hills and mountains in the distance and was probably as secluded a room as you can get - beware, some of the rooms are fairly open in that they are on the ground floor and on the way to the main building and have french doors. The only issue with our room was that the bathroom and separate loo were fairly small and did not have any natural light. Saying that, the rest of the room more than made up for it. Also, there was no shower curtain in the bath (there was an over bath shower), which I always find a little weird. We were provided with free water in the room, which was a nice touch, and was replenished each morning. We didn't use the spa or the pool, though noted that there are loads of treatment rooms and a separate area (and pool) for adults. Breakfast was a real treat. We ate outside every morning with self-service breakfast being served in a separate room to the main restaurant. Like the rest of the hotel, I would class it as rustic chic. There were cooked options, cereals, fruit, meats and cheese, pastries and lots of different types of bread. We really loved it. The only issue is that, as you are in France, there is a good chance, as happened to us, that you may find yourself sitting next to someone who is onto their third cigarette by 8am. It is pretty off putting. We ate dinner in the hotel once, which was nice, although we both had the same starter that we did not particularly like. The bar, where we went for drinks after that dinner, is atmospheric (as is the restaurant). I have seen reviews that comment adversely on the service. Our experience was that the staff were incredibly friendly. Our room was kept spotless, as was the rest of the hotel. The gardens are immaculate. But particular mention and thanks must go to Ben and Karim, the concierges, who gave us maps and planned walking routes for us, and to Quentin who drove us to the lift on several mornings. They went out of their way to help. Megeve is a lovely village. There are lots of lovely restaurants and places to walk to. The views are stunning. We were there for the independence celebrations, which meant there were lots of people around and it was really 'buzzy', although not many up in the mountains. After the weekend, when everyone cleared out, it went back to being a sleepy, sunny summer Alpine village biding its time until the ski season starts. The whole trip was definitely one to be repeated.
Nothing more to say than "excellent". Great room, impeccable service, and high quality food (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). The spa facilities were compact but relaxing, and even when the hotel was seemingly very busy the spa/pool etc never felt over-crowded.
This is a nice hotel, with good facilities but we found the service disappointing. It is supposed to be five stars and these kinds of issues should be cleared immediately. Some examples below: - our room was not great (a long way from reception, disappointing decor with a shower that leaked and made the whole bathroom floor wet and the couple next door to us also had a noisy dog in their room) and when we asked about switching there was little consideration or options given or even an apology - my wife ordered the risotto without the mushrooms for dinner, when it arrived it had mushrooms in it. When we explained the problem to the waitress she didn't understand the problem and offer to switch it - we asked the front desk whether we needed to book a table for dinner on Saturday night in town. They suggested it would be fine to wander around and find something. It was the snow polo that night (a large event for the town) and everything was booked, most restaurants laughed when we asked about availability. - when we arrived at the airport there was no driver there to meet us. To be fair we are still not sure if this was the hotel or travel agent's fault - generally found the reception staff pretty unhelpful and unfriendly. One day I wanted to change the booking time of a spa treatment booked in the hotel. I was by the reception and asked if they could call, they said I had to call from my room and they couldn't help. The exception is the cheery chap that drives the minibus. The hotel should move him to front of house and put one of the sourpusses in the bus! I had a pleasant stay here but it was definitely not worth the money or the rating. The service lets it down.
We booked a family suite for a last minute weekend at the F de M. Sadly the weather and skiing was awful but we can't blame the hotel for that. The booking, concierge, front desk, ski shop were efficient and friendly. Food is excellent, as is the spa and the shuttle service (although the choice of music in the shuttle was a little inappropriate for a famlly audience!!). The hotel retains its charm and combination of rustic alpine warmth combined with modern day luxuries. So why not 5 stars. Two reasons. The first is price. Many people go to Megeve to be seen, to shop and to socialise but for skiers, frankly, even in perfect conditions, Megeve is just too low and too old fashioned for the modern day. F de M charge the same level as the other handful of top ski resort hotels in the Alps but these provide ski in ski out access to top domains and F de M cannot. There are many other things that this hotel provides that can compensate however. Such as food, spa, cosiness of set up and access to a pretty and very fashionable village. The second reason is the attitude and behaviour of some of the staff. Let me be clear, the majority of the staff, especially Ben the concierge, the ski shop employees, were attentive, charming and helpful. However, we did have a few instances of rudeness and witnessed a couple of situations where staff were bickering amongst themselves rather than focusing on their clients. We pointed this out in a friendly fashion and I am sure that the hotel mgt will deal with this with and it will be back to 5 stars soon.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free valet parking
- Onsite dining
Les Fermes De Marie places you within a 10-minute stroll of Central Square Of Megeve and Megeve Museum. This 70-room, 5-star hotel has a full-service spa along with an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's in the mountains and also a short walk from Megeve Ski Resort and Chamois Gondola.
Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Le Traditionnel, which specializes in French cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
All of Les Fermes De Marie's 70 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including minibars, free newspapers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus plasma TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Safes, phones, and desks are also standard.
At Les Fermes De Marie, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. A stay here includes free valet parking. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this ski hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.
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87% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 618 reviews