Apartment in Val Thorens, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France - Quiet Yet Central Location, Ski In Ski Out, 30 metres From The Shops & Restaurants
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About Elkie Jimenez-Peters
Hello, my name is Elkie, Thank you for looking at my much loved apartment “Gretel”. I have a tendency to name inanimate objects and this flat became “Gretel” from day one! I’m 29 years old and ski annually with my boyfriend, older sister, younger brother, and my mum. I hope to visit Gretel for many years to come and introduce her to our future family additions! I also enjoy making things a little bit more personal, I hope the small details will be appreciated and cared for.
Elkie Jimenez-Peters purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Elkie Jimenez-Peters chose Les Belleville
I stumbled upon Val Thorens some 16 years ago by sheer chance and we have been coming annually as a family ever since!Having skied much of Europe previously i realized that VT gives you unparalleled value for money! The infrastructure is superb, permitting you to ski everyday.There are always vast amounts of snow and the pistes are extremely well groomed, not to mention immense fun!There is skiing for every level in VT & you never get bored!The ski schools are superb,my little brother has grown up in the ESF!The winning factor for me is that there is very little walking or carrying ski’s about! We are not a family that like walking , “we don’t do walking…or queuing!” – we come to ski! I fell in love with “Gretel”, as we call her, at first sight. I knew she was the flat for us!
What makes this Apartment unique
Gretel is warm, cosy and full of character. I couldn’t believe how lucky I was to find her, having looked at all the others within my budget I was beginning to despair. Gretel is ideal for my family, we love to relax and be together but we also like our own space too. I love that Gretel has an upstairs and that the sleeping space is completely separate to the living space! It’s a delightful space to stay in, although she’s quaint, there’s space for everything! It’s refreshing not to have the evening cut short just because somebody wants to turn in. If anyone wants to retire to bed all they have to do is slope off upstairs, whilst we carry on with our vin chauds and card games!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The location is perfect.
Best thing about this apartment is the location, it’s just off the slopes so the ski in ski out is fantastic and it’s also very close to plenty of shops and amenities. The apartment itself is basic but cosy enough for 2 couples for a week. The linen provided was inadequate though, it was clean but was visibly old and had a few stains and holes it also did not fit the beds correctly. Overall our stay was very good.
Fairly decent but small. can't recommend due to terrible neighbours.
It was mostly clean. (The building is quite old and was not in nice condition, hallway had dirty plastic sheeting all week possibly from building) The bedrooms were compact but no windows from bedrooms to outside so not recommended for people who need fresh air. We were there for ten days and there was terrible banging and shouting almost every night between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. from one of the neighbours. So we couldn't sleep. Otherwise ok, area is very beautiful.
Lovely cosy apartment
The apartment was perfect for 4 people. It was warm and comfortable. Karin was very good at sorting out any little problems in resort and Elkie was quick to reply to emails. The location was good for skiing into and we had a very enjoyable stay.⛄️
We spent a great time in Val Thorens. The apartment was nice, keys handover from Karin was very smooth.
Thankyou, glad you enjoyed VT & Apartment Gretel
Property as described and good value for money
Perfect position for ski in ski out and good for a budget
Thankyou Tom for your kind words! Pleased you enjoyed your stay in gretel. Hope to welcome you back one day!
Really well located
The property is well located and well kept but it's a very tiny apartment for 3 people (as we were), let alone 6 as described.
I didn't know I was suppose to contact the owner prior to arrival and neither receive a communication from the system with this direction. The apartment's keeper wasn't very helpful either and quite frankly a bit rude on check out. No linings and towels provided, therefore you need to take your own or rent it.
Apart from these two points, I really enjoy my stay in this apartment located in the heart of Val Thorens.
Thankyou for your comments. I'm sorry you were disappointed with the apartment, I try to be accurate with the description of the apartment & do in fact state the surface area. Linen & towels are optional as stated in the listing, maybe I will move this to a more visible part of the advert, so thankyou for that advise. Apologies that Karin was not on good form during your checkout, this is highly unusual & ive never had any complaints before. Many thanks
Nearest airport: Chambery/Lyon/Grenoble/Geneva at 100 miles. Nearest train Moutiers at 30 miles. Hypermarkets - if driving from any of the above airports then a stop at either Albertville or Moutiers to stock up is a great idea. Cherbourg is approx. 550 miles with Calais at 700 miles, excellent motorways run from both ports all the way to Moutiers which is at the base of the mountain.