of TripAdvisor Travelers recommend this hotel
Beautiful accommodation, fabulous food, great location (although a little out the way if it is not possible to ski in/out), the staff are amazing - discreetly attentive and always one step ahead. Internet in room a little slow in the evening, and Spa only has Jacuzzi pool and Sauna, so felt you shouldn't be charged extra if having treatment. But would absolutely recommend, with no hesitation!
"Ski in Ski out hotel"
The hotel offers for free a locker in the ski room, where you can leave you equipament and near there is a door that you can use to access the parking lot. You walk a small distance and you get to the slope called "bez" that finish at the gondola Pontillas. The breakfast is really good, there are good options of food. The room is really comfy and clean, there is a mini bar and hair dryer available. The Internet works really good. The parking is free. We had a great time, I recomend it.
"March Skiing Holiday"
Had a brilliant week Skiing in Serre Chevalier the first weekend in March. Great snow and pistes. I would recommend Le Grand Aigle Hotel as we had good food and modern bedrooms with balcony. The Bar prices were a little steep : cheapest wine with meal 24 Euro and 7 Euro beer. Trips to local supermarket helped out ! A couple of slight drawbacks for us personally were: 1) The Hotel allowed a cat to wander at its leisure in the dining room....both at breakfast and Evening Meal. (A cat jumping up is not good or hygienic while eating). It also got into our bedroom twice ( though not sure Hotel could do much about this). 2) Groups allowed to smoke just outside the front door of the Hotel is not good especially for the bedroom we were in just above porch - due to the smoke and noise.
"Nice place to stay, but ..."
Le Grand Aigle & Spa is a fairly small, 4-star hotel near Villeneuve, one of the 4 villages in the Serre-Chevalier valley. It is clean, modernised and quite elegant. Good points are the general ambience, the helpfulness of staff, the cuisine, a small but pleasant bar area, and particularly the ski/boot room. The latter provides a secure locker for each guest room which will take 2 pairs of skis and boots and is heated. The boot room is spacious, warm, and has plenty of seating and rubber flooring. It is definitely the most luxurious we have experienced and makes the ‘painful’, morning kitting-up experienced almost pleasant! The locker room leads to a smaller outer room which has additional seating, with a door leading to the car park. From here it is a very short walk across to the lower part of the red run which takes you straight down to the gondola (about 400 metres). So, pretty much ski-in, ski-out. (Be aware: the gondala is painfully slow and there is a big build-up of skiers first thing in the morning). So much for the good side. On the down-side, the room we were given to begin was minute with barely enough space to turn around and with poor storage for clothes. The ensuite was similarly very cramped, with a shower over a bath. Very claustaphobic and ill thought through. Not we had expected for a fairly expensive ski deal. After starting to unpack, we decided to complain and eventually were given a slightly larger (but still smallish) room with a much nicer ensuite including a proper shower. The décor was modern and fresh with a good-sized, very comfortable bed but, as with so many hotel rooms, the designers seem to have paid more attention to appearance rather than practicality. What seems to have been overlooked is the obvious needs of the skier, such as hooks for (damp) ski wear and more shelving or drawer space for clothes. It is such an easy (and cheap) thing to add a few clothes hooks – not least in the bathroom – but so often hotels fail to do this. It seems that all is left to the interior designer and no one then takes a step back to look at it from the point of view of the guest. The friends we went with paid extra to have a de lux room which was much larger and very pleasant – but still suffered from lack of hooks. Le Grand Aigle has a spa which is really just a jacuzzi and sauna. At €10 per person for an hour, it seemed expensive. Treatments are available but predictably quite pricey. We found the restaurant to be generally very good, and smarter than most of the ski hotels we have previously stayed at. Breakfast comprised a self-service buffet with a good selection (including fantastic croissants and excellent scrambled eggs). The evening meal again comprised a buffet selection for starters and desserts – both varied and excellent – and each day there was a choice between a meat or fish main course, which was generally OK and waiter served. Coffee is charged extra. Wine was good but not cheap. As a ski resort, Serre-Chevalier is more for the intermediate skier than the inexperienced although the nursery slopes look to be good for the true beginner. However, I don’t think I’d recommend this area to anyone who hadn’t skied before, especially as the ski-outs can be challenging – especially in the afternoons when it can get slushy. The ski lifts are very variable (and some quite vicious!). All equipment seemed to be quite old and could do with a revamp. The valley is generally very quiet and not really a place for apres ski partying.
"February Skiing Holiday"
We have just returned from a skiing holiday during the February Half Term school holidays. The recently refurbished hotel was very good in almost every respect. The rooms, were very well appointed and comfortable although the bathrooms were rather small. The ski lockers were fitted with boot warmers and the overall layout was very well thought through. There was also plenty of parking adjacent to the hotel. Access to the ski slopes was very convenient and the overall location of the hotel was great. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. The only negative comment that we could make was regarding the main courses. The quality of the meat was poor for a 4 star hotel and quite often the meals were cold. Many of our meals were returned and there was no recognition of this. This was dissapointing because the breakfast, starter and dessert buffets were brilliant. The hotel only provided an option of 2 main courses so to be unable to provide these at a consistent standard was suprising. Overall we would recommend the hotel but would suggest on a bed and brekfast basis and enjoy a main meal on the mountain.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro
Check-in: 4:00 PM , Check-out: 10:00 AM