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Cretes Blanches Hotel, Val d'Isere

A great value hotel in a prime location & warm welcome

"Very Good" 399 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Cleanliness 100 / 100 Perfectly clean.
Location 94 / 100 Terrific location.
Service 92 / 100 World class service.
Breakfast 81 / 100 Breakfast is good.
Room 62 / 100 Rooms are ok.
WiFi 50 / 100 Internet is average.
Food 42 / 100 Disappointing food.
Amenities 27 / 100 Terrible amenities.

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"Elevator in need of updating"
"Hotel buildings could use some improvement"
"Friendly service"
"Comfortable beds"
"Very Good" 399 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Cleanliness 100 / 100 Perfectly clean.
Location 94 / 100 Terrific location.
Service 90 / 100 World class service.
Breakfast 81 / 100 Breakfast is good.
Value for money 76 / 100 High value.
Room 63 / 100 Rooms are ok.

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"Food could be better"
"Clean"
"Rooms could be larger"
"Great reception"
"Good" 399 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Location 95 / 100 Terrific location.
Service 91 / 100 World class service.
Breakfast 80 / 100 Breakfast is good.
Room 63 / 100 Rooms are ok.
Comfort 49 / 100 Not very comfortable.
Amenities 27 / 100 Terrible amenities.

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"Hotel buildings could use some improvement"
"Amenities are not the best"
"Comfortable beds"
"Tasty breakfast"
"Very Good" 399 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Location 95 / 100 Terrific location.
Service 92 / 100 World class service.
Breakfast 78 / 100 Good breakfast.
Room 60 / 100 Rooms are ok.

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"Friendly service"
"Fantastic service"
"Great location"
"Tasty breakfast"

This traditional, comfortable hotel is superbly positioned in the centre of Val d'Isère only minutes' walk to the ski slopes, restaurants and shops.

The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed with a spacious but cosy lounge area with large windows and French doors which open on to a spectacular balcony overlooking the world renowned " Bellevarde Olympique" ski run. No matter how many people are staying, the hotel always feels spacious and bright.

The rooms are all individually styled and include LCD TV with Satellite channels, free WiFi internet access and telephone. Covered parking is also available at the hotel.

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The Bar

They have a small cosy bar in the lounge where you can enjoy a refreshing apres-ski drink or a nightcap on comfortable sofas, arm chairs by the roaring log fire.

The Restaurant

The hotel does not have a restaurant as such but during the winter months guests are able to enjoy breakfast in their dining room each morning and two traditional dinners per week included in the price for those staying more than 5 nights.

Families & Kids

You’ll need to book your own childcare, when staying here. There is a great choice of childcare options in Val d'Isere from full-time nanny services to the odd night of babysitting. In addition, during the winter season, many of the ski-schools operate creche services. Booking in advance is always recommended and strongly advised for the school holiday periods.

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Transfers

You’ll need to book your own transfers, when staying here. Your main options are shared or private transfers, but consider whether you would prefer a door-to-door service or a (generally cheaper) “communal” drop-off point at your destination.

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Ski Hire

You’ll need to book your own ski hire, when staying here. There are many choices for hiring equipment. Generally, you’re best off choosing somewhere close for ease of access, & less far to carry your kit, easier to make changes, and quicker to return and pay at the end. Nevertheless, many suppliers will deliver and some snow-front rental stores offer ski lockers, so it’s worth checking out all the options. 

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Lifts & Passes

You’ll need to buy your own lift pass, when staying here. Lift passes can be booked online or bought in resort on arrival. There are many types of pass available, suited to different levels, length of stay and budget. It’s worth reading up on the options to get the most from your lift pass in summer & winter.

Also see: Ski Pass Options in Val d'Isere, France

Instructors & Lessons

When staying here, you’ll need to book  your own ski or snowboard lessons. Tuition is strongly recommended for complete beginners and is always a good idea whatever your level to perfect your technique. Group lessons are a great way for children to learn with their peers whilst giving you some free time on the slopes. Groups are also a generally cheaper option for adults, however, with a private instructor you’ll have undivided attention and be able to progress at your own pace.

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Guides & Tours

When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Val d'Isere whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.

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Reviews

  • "Staying here is definitely recommended if you are looking for a good value-for-money, simple, clean, extremely well located, super friendly place." - Tripadvisor.co.uk
  • "The hotel has a great central location only 5 mins walk from the slopes and lifts. The staff are very friendly and the breakfast is good with the usual choice of cereal, breads, meat, cheese eggs etc... Overall, if you are looking for a budget hotel close to everything, this is a great place." - Tripadvisor.co.uk
  • "The hotel itself is very cosy. It offers a nice breakfast, the staff are very helpful and all English speaking, and there is a heated ski and boot room on the ground floor. All rooms are cleaned daily and have a LCD TV with French TV, sports, and English news channels." - Tripadvisor.co.uk

Towns Nearby

Val d'Isere centre is an array of lovely shops, restaurants, chalets, hotels and apartments. With beautiful views of the surrounding mountains this bustling village centre is nestled into the valley. Classic chalet style hotels and buildings constructed with stone and wood give the centre of Val d'isere a traditional and warm feel. The centre of Val d'Isere is where the heart of the resort lies and with the beautiful high street, lovely buildings and magnificent surrounding mountains it is easy to see why it remains a popular destination for many.

Restaurants Nearby

With an eclectic mix of restaurants to choose from in the centre of Val d'Isere there will be something to suit everyone's taste buds. Local French restaurants can be found dotted around the high street along with sushi restaurants, Italian restaurants and the more traditional Savoyard restaurants. 

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Sights Nearby

The Vanoise National Park is accessible from Val d'Isere and is well worth a hike over to in the summer months. It's a protected area of natural beauty and you're sure to spot some of the local wildlife on your visit. 

Things to Do Nearby

In the winter the centre of Val d'Isere is a buzzing and vibrant place to be. Boutique, designer and sports shops line the high street, restaurants and bars welcome guests from the cold outside and intricate ice sculptures can often be seen dotted around the pavements. With the regular bus services to and from the Rond Point giving access to both the Solaise and Bellevarde ski area, to La Daille and to Le Fornet you can hop on the bus and be at a ski area within minutes. 

The summer welcomes beautiful sunshine, green trees and plenty to do. Mountain biking is a popular acitivity in the summer time with lift access from Val d'Isere to Tignes you can explore the various trails and routes the mountain has to offer. There are also several walking and hiking routes that you can do giving you the freedom to explore the mountains and their breathtaking secenery. Plenty of summer activities can be enjoyed that are perfect for families and groups; you can even jump in the car and in just a short drive over to Tignes indulge in a spot of summer skiing on the Glacier. The centre of Val d'Isere is much quieter in the summer but it still has a lot to offer. The sports centre is open all year round so there is access to the swimming pool and gym, as well as some of the sports shops and restaurants on the high street opening their doors.  

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Lifts/Pistes Nearby

The centre of Val d'Isere has easy access to the Solaise and Olympique lifts which take you respectively towards the Pissaillas glacier or towards the linked ski area of Tignes - forming the huge Espace Killy ski area.   

Also see: Ski Areas in Val d'Isere, France

Nightlife Nearby

There is a bustling nightlife scene in Val d'Isere, from lively bars and lounges at apres ski to nightclubs where you can dance until daylight. Whether you're looking for a more refined place to drink, or a dancing on tables kind of bar, there is literally something for everyone here!

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Location: Val d'Isere - Centre


Style

Star Rating: 3 Star

Property Style: Hotel

Run By: Owner Directly

Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional & Modern mix


Services

Catering: Breakfast


Facilities

Access: Children welcome

Room: Balcony | Open fire | Telephone

Car-parking: Parking on property

Entertainment: Drinks bar | Free WiFi | Satellite TV

View: Mountain view


Contact

Open Seasons: Spring | Winter

Address: Rue du parc des sports | Val d'Isere - Centre | 73150

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