Its hard to believe that the previous reviewers are talking about the same hotel. I can only think that perhaps the Management team that was in place before has now changed.
The current Manager, Fred, could not do more. He was there to greet us on arrival, fully explaining everything we needed to know on checking in to the Hotel. He was visible around the hotel from morning to night, taking every possible opportunity to talk and update us on the Hotels entertainment plans. He was there in the Restaurant during the day to greet everyone and he was fully involved in most of the evenings entertainment, complete in running the Magic show.
His Staff were attentive at all times. We could not fault their language skills, nor their knowledge of the resort or the Hotel/Holiday package. They interacted with the guests at every opportunity, offering up their time and assistance where possible. All of this was carried out respectively, allowing those who wanted a quiet time to do so uninterrupted.Our thanks in particular go to Sara who kept us informed (amused) through the week.
The Food was excellent, I cannot think of many items that did not appear in the nightly Buffet. The different themes offered many expensive additions like Steak, Oysters, Salmon & many more. It would be difficult to imagine someone failing to enjoy lunch & dinner each day from the many choices of food and drink.
Food was also served in the Bar around tea time, inc cakes, buns, sandwiches, crisps and breads.
The drinks option at the Bar was brilliant too, there was no obvious limitations on choice nor amounts and there was an additional soft drinks machine for kids and an excellent selection of coffees and teas for the adults.
The Ski lessons, facilitated by ESF were easily organized through the hotel and I cannot fault the fantastic sessions that we had. The guide took us all over the resort, covering many varying runs. This was also important as we had a lot of cloud cover in the first few days and the guide ensured that we wasted little time in finding the best uncovered runs.
All in all from the moment we arrived to the moment we left, Club Med were in complete control and ensured that the best experience was had by all in our party. We have skiied in Avoriaz for 5 seasons now and none of the previous trips (to other hotels) was as enjoyable or easy to facilitate than last weeks. Club Med will be first on the list for the next trip.
Many thanks to the whole Club Med Avoriaz team.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set above the clouds at 1800 metres, Avoriaz seems to melt into the snowy mountainside and the steep cliffs, and wears its authentic look with pride. The white paradise reaches right into the busy little streets where horse-drawn sleighs go by. In the traditional mountain style of wooden chalets, this Club Med Village is decorated to create a warm, cosy atmosphere. The ski domain starts right in the heart of the pedestrianized resort, so sporting families can enjoy gliding over the snow. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Club Med Avoriaz Hotel Avoriaz
- Avoriaz Club Med