Beautiful 3 bedroom ( sleeps 6-8) apartment in the Ecrin des Neiges building .
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About Charlotte Vilen
My family and I have owned property in Tignes for 30 years and love going there every year. Our children have learned to ski there and it’s a real home from home.
Charlotte Vilen purchased this Apartment in 2001
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great layout, clean, well presented, quiet.
The presentation was excellent. The bottle of wine and box of chocolates a very nice touch. The apartment was clean, well equiped and homely. Very comfortable and situated in a quiet residence. For 6 people the apartment is perfect, it would be a squeeze for 8. We were not able to ski in/ski out but the bus stops outside and is only one stop away from the ski lifts. The apartment is within easy walking distance of the local shops and restaurants. The garage was spacious and the ski locker very acessible. We would recommend this apartment to friends.
Great property, 2nd time we've stayed in it.
Everything is in order, the apartment has been really well looked after and feels homely. So many little extras in the apartment, even down to salt and pepper grinder.
Location is perfect in our opinion, yes it's a bus journey but it's right outside, barely 1 min ride and virtually no walking compared to most of the other blocs in the central areas of val claret.
Love it, will be booking again.
Lovely apartment with a very homely feel. The flat is very well equipped with a eating area, as well as a cosy sofa, TV area with excellent WiFi. We were 6 people and had lots of space - the flat is quiet, though still very close to restaurants, bars, supermarket as well as the slopes. Having an underground parking including in the price was great.
Nice - but would not rebook
The location was excellent, not ski in, ski out but good access to bus shuttle and the shops. The kitchen was well appointed with equipment. Negatives were the bedroom sizes for the second and third bedroom, they were extremely small and the third bedroom had no window or outlook at all. The living space was cluttered with too many chairs and small tables so it made the space feel very small. Storage space for long ski bags was not available in the unit which made it feel more cluttered.
I’m sorry that the apartment didn’t don’t meet your your expectations. I think this comment does show the importance of reading the advertisement before booking to ensure that it meets your requirements.
We never claim that this apartment is ski in Ski out although with the free shuttle service in tignes it is very quick and easy to reach the lift.
We have added more comfortable seating , responding to previously comments- clearly there is a balance between space and seating.
There is space under the beds for long ski bags or they can be folded and placed in the wardrobes. The ski locker in the basement holds 8 people’s skis and boots.
Excellent stay! looking forward to my next visit!
I rarely write reviews, but i'll give credit when credit is due. The room itself was excellent, very spacious, clean and decorated nicely. The area, primarely concerning skiing is the best i've ever tried, loved the weather and the vast amount of tracks (pistes) nearby! looking forward to my next stay :-)
CONVENIENT AND COMFORTABLE
We stayed in this property for five weeks in the Summer of 2017, skiing on the Grande Motte glacier.
L’Ecrin des Neiges is well located at the entrance to Val Claret. There are bus stops immediately outside the apartment building which can be used to get to the Grande Motte lift system, or to travel to other parts of the resort. Alternatively, Grande Motte is about an 8 minute walk away.
Access to the upper level shopping area of Val Claret is by elevator, which is conveniently positioned close by to the apartment building. A few steps from the top of the elevator is a good, “Sherpa” supermarket and artisan bakery, as well as other shops and restaurants. However, many of these close out of season so for our first week in the resort we had to travel to Tignes du Lac for shopping.
For those driving, there is a good underground car park in L’Ecrin des Neiges.
The apartment is comfortable, with a good balcony, and is generally well-equipped. As long-stay guests we probably cooked for ourselves more than the average holidaymaker. The kitchen area is small but does contain everything you need, and we were able to produce some high-quality meals.
The property comprises three bedrooms, together with a living/dining area and open kitchen. There is a family bathroom and separate toilet, as well as an en-suite shower room and toilet in the master bedroom. The bedrooms are on the small side, but were perfectly adequate. Be aware, though, that although two of the bedrooms have views to the outside, the third has a window into the main corridor of the apartment building and has no natural light.
One drawback for us was the lack of washing machine/drier in the apartment. There is a washing machine and drier available to the residents of the L’Ecrin des Neiges apartment building, but this is shared with other apartments and was often in use. To use the machine you must buy tokens from the front desk.
Despite the (relatively minor) shortcomings, overall this apartment is well appointed, comfortable, pleasantly furnished and well located. The owner was very easy to deal with and very responsive to our needs, and Tignes Angels, who provided local concierge services, were equally helpful and responsive.
Located close to the centre of Val claret Village in the resort of ski apartment offers the perfect setting for exploring the Espace Killy ski area. The apartment itself sits close to the bottom of the grande motte funicular lift up to the glacier at 3500m, making it a perfect setting for winter sport activities . There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the vast poste areas of Tignes and Val d'Isere and even bigger off piste areas. Tignes le lac, le Lavachet, les Boisses and Les Brevieres are within easy reach either on skis or using the free Tignes bus service. The apartment has been finished to a high standard in a ski chalet style.