Season 2020-2021: This tour operator guarantees 100% cash refunds to anyone who has a confirmed booking and whose holiday is cancelled due to travel restrictions in France or if Val d'Isere resort is closed. The guarantee also covers clients should they be required to quarantine on arrival in France. However, having to quarantine on your return to the UK is not a travel restriction and will not trigger a refund of any sort. Also, if the UK govt at the time of travel still advises against "all but essential travel to France" there will be no refund. This is because clients can still go to France if they want.
Les Chardons is a small chalet hotel right in the centre of Val d'Isere's quaint and quiet old town. It is metres from the nursery slopes at the bottom of the Solaise. Here you will find all the main lifts, ski schools, ski shops, bus stops, hairdresser, baker and candle-stick maker. Guests here will spend more time skiing, eating and drinking and less time travelling around than anyone else in Val d'Isere.
Inside, the chalet is much more comfortable than one might imagine from its slightly plain exterior. Our clients are normally surprised as to how nice it is considering the cost. The dining room has always been charming and is the focal point and heartbeat of the chalet. The sitting room is full of deep sofas, and there is even a snug, or second sitting area with full HD Sky+ for those of you who don't want to miss the Rugby test/News/America's Next Top Model or whatever. There's a ski/snowboard locker and a room containing nothing but boot-warmers and glove-warmers. If you are accustomed to the pleasure of slipping your feet into warm, dry boots, wait until you put on warm, dry gloves!
The bedrooms aren't huge but they're very comfortable, with modern bathrooms, good lighting, brand new handmade curtains and big, thick duvets. Some have balconies, and all the rooms' views range from good to fabulous. If views don't do it for you, eight bedrooms (2, 3, 4, 5, 14, 15, 16 and 17) also have little flat-screen TVs with British Freeview. Six more bedrooms are in pairs, each room having its own shower-room and basin, but with a single loo for both rooms on the landing between them. The four guests in each of these 'suites' get quite a generous discount. Please note that the prices listed are those for the B Category bedrooms with shower. Please ask for a quote if you want the slightly better appointed A category rooms. All baths mentioned are half-sized with shower attachment.
And there are eleven single rooms, with no supplement (you may need to read that again). As well as having space for 32 guests in pairs or couples, Les Chardons has eleven rooms for people travelling alone, who are normally faced with the choice of sharing with a stranger (who may snore, bore or worse) or paying to keep the other bed empty. In fact, the eleven single rooms comprise eight twin and three double rooms, but we are treating them as singles because they don't have the same facilities as the other rooms. Five have showers and basins, five have bidets and basins and one has just a basin. There are three communal showers and three wcs on the landings. The question is whether you'd rather have a loo and share your bedroom, or get your own room but share a loo! Better still, during school holidays or when a single group books the whole chalet, a second person can stay in these single rooms half-price.
Chalet Les Chardons is unique in Val d'Isere: a large chalet for keen skiers who are also keen foodies. The food and service provided by the operator is first class as one of the directors runs the ship meticulously well as he lives in Val d'Isere and has been doing so for longer than he will let on.
If you would like to view all our chalets in Val d'Isere please use this link to view our chalets in Val d'Isere search engine page. Here you will find details to all the other chalet properties we feature in this Espace Killy region resort.
Coach transfers between Geneva Airport and Val d'Isere:
The coaches will leave Geneva Airport at 14.00 and also at 18.00. You can only be accepted on the transfer if your flight is scheduled to land before 13.00 for the 14.00 transfer, and 17.00 for the 18.00 transfer.
The coaches will leave Val d'Isère from 08.00 (possibly earlier on high season weeks). You can only be accepted on the transfer if your flight is scheduled to take off after 12.30. There will be at least one later transfer and this will leave according to demand and the timings of clients' flights.
This is one of the properties run by a highly regarded and respected Val d'Isere specialist chalet company. Having been in the resort for many years their product has been honed over time - travel to and from resort is a slick operation, chalets are meticulously clean, staff are motivated (one of the directors lives in resort during the winter months) and their chalet food invariably delicious. Properties run by this company are always highly recommended by Alpine Answers.
- Val d'Isere
- 43 - 48
- To piste/lift:
- Under 100 metres
- To centre:
- In the centre
- Bathroom ratio:
- Very good
- DVD and Sky TV in ground floor snug. Wi-Fi internet connection. Boot warmers.
- Near resort centre
Prices per person for 7 nights
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|06 Dec 2020||£515 pp||‐||48||NO|
|13 Dec 2020||£695 pp||‐||48||NO|
|20 Dec 2020||£945 pp||‐||48||NO|
|27 Dec 2020||£1,345 pp||‐||48||NO|
|03 Jan 2021||£715 pp||‐||48||NO|
|10 Jan 2021||£745 pp||‐||48||NO|
|17 Jan 2021||£745 pp||‐||48||NO|
|24 Jan 2021||£795 pp||‐||48||NO|
|31 Jan 2021||£815 pp||‐||48||NO|
|07 Feb 2021||£815 pp||‐||48||NO|
|14 Feb 2021||£1,355 pp||‐||48||NO|
|21 Feb 2021||£835 pp||‐||48||NO|
|28 Feb 2021||£850 pp||‐||48||NO|
|07 Mar 2021||£875 pp||‐||48||NO|
|14 Mar 2021||£865 pp||‐||48||NO|
|21 Mar 2021||£860 pp||‐||48||NO|
|28 Mar 2021||£955 pp||‐||48||NO|
|04 Apr 2021||£965 pp||‐||48||NO|
|11 Apr 2021||£670 pp||‐||48||NO|
|18 Apr 2021||£515 pp||‐||48||NO|
For more details please see our website terms & conditions.
- Coach transfers: Geneva Airport to/from resort at set times are an extra cost - 35gbp per person per direction
The information below refers to the travel options that can be provided by the tour operator as part of a ‘package’. If the tour operator does not offer the travel option of your choice we may well be able to buy it in for you at a supplement. Please speak to one of our sales consultants for further advice and help with regards travel to and from your chosen resort.
- Changeover day:
- Travel options:
- No travel included
- Daytime train:
- Overnight train:
- Room 2: double (extra single) with en-suite shower & wc
- Room 3: double with en-suite shower and wc
- Rooms 4, 5 & 6: singles with en-suite shower (no wc)
- Room 7: twin with en-suite bath and wc. Balcony
- Rooms (B) 8 & 9: twins with en-suite shower. Rooms share wc
- Room 10: double (extra single) with en-suite bath and wc
- Room (B) 11, 26, 27 & 32: single with basin only
- Room 14: double (extra single) with en-suite shower & wc. Balcony
- Room 15: double with en-suite shower & wc. Balcony
- Rooms 16 & 17: singles with en-suite shower (no wc)
- Rooms (B) 18 & 23: single with basin only
- Room 19 & 28: twins with en-suite bath and wc. Balcony
- Rooms (B) 20 & 21: twins. En-suite shower. Balcony. Rooms share wc
- Room 22: double (extra single). En-suite bath & wc. Shared balcony
- Rooms (B) 29 & 30: double & twin. En-suite shower. Rooms share wc
- Room 31: double (extra single). En-suite bath & wc. Shared balcony