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Reviews of Chez Michelle
We’re now home after a lovely stay at Chez Michelle. It’s a really well equipped and comfortable place and made for a great family break – thanks very much.
We loved the view from the balcony and the walk into town. The walking guide in the apartment was very useful too and we completed four of the themed walks – even if it was a bit hot at times for serious walking!
What also made a real difference is that the master bedroom had quite the most comfortable bed we have ever slept on in any holiday accommodation ever – and we are very fussy about such things! All in all a very good standard of accommodation and the location was just fantastic for families.
We shall recommend to others and will certainly consider booking again on any return trip – it was our first time in the region but I imagine not the last, as it was such a successful holiday. Thanks again and we do hope to return at some point!
S Davies (Jul 2018)
We had a really enjoyable stay at Chez Michelle and would be happy to recommend it. It is comfortably furnished and well equipped for 4 adults, especially having the mezzanine level and the two balconies, as this meant that we had separate living space at different times, if wanted.
The apartment was ideal for us for getting into the village as it was only a 10-minute walk for going out for a meal or drink. It is also handy for the Grand Massif Express gondola to get to the ski slopes. It would be good to try a summer walking holiday in Samoens as it’s a beautiful village and we would be happy to book the apartment if we were to return.
R Gimby (Mar 2018)
We had an excellent week at Chez Michelle and can fully recommend the apartment. Everything we could possible need was on hand – we enjoy some elaborate self catering and there was even a slow cooker and raclette set. In cold conditions outside, the wood burner kept us nice and warm with plenty of fuel available on the balcony. It took us 12 minutes to walk into the village square over very quiet back roads and paths without having to walk on the main road – just ideal to build up a thirst for a Vin Chaud!
A Lee (Feb 2018)
Quality apartment in a quiet location close enough to the town, well equipped with great views. Great week with all types of weather conditions, very warm and comfortable environment. The apartment was very clean and well presented…we would stay there again.
J Bunsell (Jan 2018)
Chez Michelle was very comfortable with fantastic views from all aspects. Sitting in front of the roaring log fire after a day of sightseeing was magic. There were two of us but the apartment could house 6 people comfortably, two bathrooms being a huge bonus. Samoens is a lovely village with an atmosphere of tranquility and calm. I’m not a skier but the walking and hiking routes are easily accessible, providing breathtaking views of the valley and the Alps. Simply magic.
J Brosnan (Nov 2017)
Terrific! Samoens is really one of the best places to spend your summer holidays! We did a lot of hikes with amazing landscapes, downhill VTT was also great fun for our son.
We were delighted with Chez Michelle. What a wonderful apartment! Everything was perfect: great bedrooms, well-equipped kitchen, games, DVDs…not to mention the view from the balconies. After a tough hike, what a pleasure to have a rest on them! Sure, we’ll come again, in summer or winter!
E Planche (Aug 2017)
We had a lovely time at Chez Michelle and had brilliant weather too. Thank you for your wonderful help and hospitality. I hope that we may one day have the benefit of your home in France again. Would love to see it in winter!
J Jewitt (Aug 2017)
We have had the most wonderful time in Samoens and have thoroughly enjoyed staying at Chez Michelle – warm, inviting, clean and very comfortable; a real home from home and thank you for sharing it with us.
T Arthur (Mar 2017)
My husband and I regularly take a winter trip to the French Alps to embark on a skiing adventure (it was one of the conditions of our marriage!). He is an advanced skier and I am OK at the best of times. The Grand Massif area is perfect for a wide variety of ski abilities and it kept us busy for the full 6 days.
At 4pm there was nothing more that I looked forward to than arriving back at Chez Michelle – the apartment is warm and inviting, both cosy and comfortable but with more than enough room for a family. It has everything you need. The kitchen was incredibly well stocked with equipment which resulted in us not having to get dressed up and brave the cold on most evenings.
If you did want to venture out, there are plenty of lovely restaurants in the beautiful old town of Samoens. We really liked the atmosphere here, the buildings are gorgeous and it doesn’t feel half as touristy as some of the ski resorts we have stayed in. We loved everything about this trip, and would love to visit in the summer and spring to experience all it has to offer.
S Scott (Jan 2017)
On arrival we walked into a wonderfully spacious apartment. We were so pleased to find the accommodation even better than the photos show. Everywhere was clean and fresh with the beds made up for us. The apartment was so well stocked with cooking equipment it made making a meal a pleasure…The view from the apartment was wonderful…we would love to see it in the spring/summer.
C Pymount (Feb 2016)
Thanks so much for the use of Chez Michelle; we all had a great time! I think Samoens fared better than other resorts so although conditions weren’t ideal, we skied every day. The instructors managed to take the kids somewhere new each day so everyone was happy! Thanks again for everything and I shall be recommending Chez Michelle. PS the beds were really comfortable too!
A Harvey (Dec 2015)
Chez Michelle, after our third visit, feels like home to the Stokes-Baxandall family. We were there yet again for the hiking and rock-climbing, for which it is ideally placed. This time we finally made it up Mt Buet! But the peace and quiet of the hamlet, Samoens itself, and sitting on the balcony and watching the life of the valley go by are also just perfect.
M Stokes (Aug 2015)
We return to Chez Michelle in Samoens year after year to ski. It’s the most beautiful place to stay – a real haven of peace and tranquillity that allows for a complete rest and relaxation. This year we decided to visit in the summer for the first time and were simply blown away! The mountains and Samoens in general were beautiful, great weather and so much to do.
We even brought our 4 month old granddaughter Mollie. It was a perfect holiday for us all and perfectly baby friendly! Samoens and Chez Michelle are fondly known as our “sanctuary” and is to be highly recommended for a stay all year round!
S Ward (Jul 2015)
We had a great time at Chez Michelle – it is a real home from home. This trip has been our 3rd trip to Samoens; we really enjoy the whole experience there.
C Crowther (Feb 2015)
I’d like to say on behalf of all of us how much we enjoyed our stay at Chez Michelle; we couldn’t want for anything. The apartment was excellent in every way and we were all very happy. We hope to be back soon.
A Cox (Apr 2014)
Just to say we had a great week at Chez Michelle, the apartment is fantastic! It was everything we hoped it would be and really made our holiday. We really couldn’t have wished for a better location – the ski bus was excellent every day for the trip to and from the gondola and the walk to town of an evening an excellent way to relax the muscles!
L Knight (Mar 2014)
Just a note to say how much we enjoyed your apartment in Samoens. It was well equipped and had fantastic views. We’ve stayed in various apartments in the Alps over the years and Chez Michelle is certainly one of the best. We all enjoyed the skiing and the town. Many thanks again.
T Morris (Feb 2014)
Just a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed your apartment last week. It was extremely well equipped and very relaxing – and the hot water very much appreciated after the hard day’s skiing! The weather in Samoens was rainy most of the week, we had sunshine one day, so we took advantage of the free car parking at the lift station.
N Bouch (Mar 2013)
Our group of 6 had an excellent week at Chez Michelle. Thank you. The apartment is ideally located for Samoens, especially given that the ski bus stops within 50m of the front door, but at the same time provides you with a location which provides splendid views of the valley. The log fire also adds to its ambience providing real heat as well as a relaxing centre piece to the lounge. The booking and administration was easy and the apartment was beautifully presented for our arrival.
The Grand Massif is a fabulous area to ski with some 260kms of assorted runs – we particularly enjoyed the “Cascades” piste which starts at marker 75 and runs 14kms down the valley to Sixt through all sorts of terrain. Amazing. Once again thanks for providing a fabulous apartment along with excellent customer service.
N Heaton (Feb 2013)
We had a great time! Both Chez Michelle and Samoens lived up to all expectations. The town is a lovely place to be and the location and views from your chalet made it a really top stay. We have rated it one of our best holidays which is hard to do with three kids aged 15, 12 and 10.
A Greenwood (Aug 2012)
Just to say that, as with the previous time, Chez Michelle was just perfect. The village was spot on, the slopes were great, we just had another fantastic holiday based at Chez Michelle. We will be back for sure!
P Bacon (Apr 2012)
We had a fantastic time, it just went too quickly … we would go back tomorrow if we could. The apartment was gorgeous and the weather was a bit special too! Thank you very much.
J Blackwell (Mar 2012)
Our 4th year back to this wonderful haven. Supremely comfortable with all the amenities you could wish for for a family of four.
We absolutely love our time at Chez Michelle. After a day on the slopes there is nothing better than a roaring log fire, a glass of wine and relaxing at the apartment. You can even collect some home cooked meals in the morning from the local butchers to save time cooking! A real ‘home from home’ for us. We will be back next year, thank you Marc and Tania!
M Spurgeon (Feb 2011)
We had a great time at Chez Michelle…the apartment is really well equipped and the location and views are great. We really appreciated your attention to detail and all the information you provided, including all the guides and maps you have. It really helped us have a great week there.
C McIlroy (Jul 2010)
We had a great fortnight in Samoens with terrific weather. The apartment was spot on. Plenty to do and a charming village. Walked to a few of the refuges and would love to return in winter.
M Wishart (Jul 2010)
I would like to thank you for letting us rent Chez Michelle. We enjoyed our time there very much – the standard of the accommodation, the facilities and its excellent location made for a superb skiing holiday.
We particularly appreciated the log fire which was so welcoming in the evenings, and the convenience of the ski bus. However the real ‘first’ for all of us was being able to leave our skis and boots in the heated lockers at Samoens 1600! We did discuss amongst ourselves that we would be more than happy to go back to Samoens in 2011 and that Chez Michelle would be our choice!
N Heaton (Feb 2010)
We had a really fantastic week. The weather and the snow were about as good as it gets and we loved the apartment. You are obviously really passionate about both Chez Michelle and Samoens and that is clear in the way you have furnished and equipped the apartment. It is way better equipped than any other rental we have made and it meant that staying there was a real pleasure.
D Stewart (Jan 2010)
I just wanted to say we had a fantastic honeymoon at Chez Michelle over the last two weeks. I will certainly be recommending it to others and, with the ski bus stop right out front, we may be back for a ski holiday.
P Bradley (Aug 2009)
The chalet was excellent and we had a great time in and around the valley – there’s so much to do within a 50km radius. It was great to have so many guides and maps available; a nice touch! We’ll certainly recommend it to other team members and friends.
S Brailey (Jul 2009)
Just a short note to say we had a great holiday. The chalet was ideal for us and was a very welcome warm retreat in the evenings. My wife and I learned to ski and the kids loved the variety of slopes.
P Tweedie (Jan 2009)
We just wanted to tell you that we all had a fantastic and much needed holiday. Your apartment is everything you said it would be and we all really enjoyed staying there.
J Croisdale (Aug 2008)
Just a note to say what a lovely time we’ve just spent at Chez Michelle. Easy journey from Geneva airport by car to a beautiful location and well equipped apartment. Comfortable and clean with great views over the valley and a great balcony to watch the sun go down from.
We enjoyed many of the wonderful restaurants in Samoens which are an easy walk away – loved La Tornalta and Le Serac for their pizzas! Supermarkets and local shops catered for all our other culinary needs. The Tiffanie bakers near the ski lift (a second is in the village) is easy to get to by car and is convenient to park outside for those early morning croissants.
We had a great time walking, cycling, paragliding, canoeing and hydrospeeding during our visit. We also visited Mont Blanc and took a boat out on Lake Annecy. With such a lovely apartment as our base and so many other great destinations close by we can’t wait to go back.
C Cheaddey (Aug 2008)
Just wanted to contact you and say thank you for the use of your chalet and the hospitality that we received. The apartment was very warm and welcoming after a hard day on the snow and Samoens is a beautiful setting in contrast to Flaine. Needless to say we enjoyed the holiday and have sworn to return one day. Many thanks again.
N Cook (Mar 2008)