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“Terrific place to stay”

Review of The Great Escape

The Great Escape chalet and apartment
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The Great Escape chalet and apartment
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Very good
6 reviews
The Great Escape chalet and apartment
The chalet's comfy sitting area with log fire
The chalet kitchen and dining area
The ensuite double bedroom in the chalet
The chalet family bathroom
Exterior view of the chalet location
The cosy lounge area in the apartment
The dining area in the apartment
The double bedroom with ensuite shower in the apartment
The nursery slope at Sainte Foy
View of Sainte Foy resort from the 1st chairlift
There are rarely lift queues at Sainte Foy
You'll often have the piste to yourselves!
Mountain cafe serving drinks & snacks
The shops, bars & restaurants in the resort centre
The Alpine flowers are beautiful in the summer
You may well spot a marmotte sunbathing in summer
There are some great mountain biking routes at Sainte Foy
The Tour de France often passes nearby
There's even a beach at the local swimming lake
Sainte Foy is great for kids
The off-piste skiing at Sainte Foy is legendary
Catering services available
The views are stunning in summer as well
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Overview
Chalet -
6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

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Very good - based on 6 reviews
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OrielG
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Terrific place to stay”
Reviewed 14 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We have just returned from a very enjoyable ski holiday at The Great Escape, taking up both the chalet and the apartment. The kitchen was well equipped and big enough for two people to work in. We were delighted to find a tumble dryer (as well as a washing machine) which for wet skiing conditions could have potentially been a lifesaver. When the entire group was in the chalet area, we were pushed for lounging around seating space as well as dining space, although by having two people sitting up at the breakfast bar, it was workable. The flipside of the sitting room upstairs not taking all of us was the bonus of having a second sitting room for a splinter group to go and watch their own DVDs/play games. Ruth was extremely helpful, sorting out our minor glitches very rapidly. She also allowed us to use the apartment for an extra day to shower/change in which was invaluable, giving us an extra day’s skiing and missing the bulk of the traffic heading north up through France. We would certainly recommend The Great Escape to other large groups and would be happy to book there ourselves in the future.

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Apr 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Great Escape, we're pleased that you enjoyed it. We're going to be making a few changes to the chalet before next winter, including replacing the bunk beds and the dining chairs, and adding a couple of extra armchairs to the lounge which will give more seating for larger groups. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you to the Great Escape again in the future.
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Milosan
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Ideal venue and a pleasant surprise.”
Reviewed 13 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

The Great Escape Chalet is ideally situated in resort. It is well maintained and decorated with good heating and availability of an open fire which is nice.
Ample hot water for 4 Adults and 3 Kids and all their bathing/showering requirements.
Large open plan living room and kitchen. Good size ensuite bedrooms.
St Foy is a great BUT quiet resort and that suited us.
Would go again without hesitation.
Good value for money even peak season especially for a 2 Family stay as ours was.

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Liked best: Nice large well located good value chalet…...
Liked least: Too few but expensive bars and restaurants in resort...
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
13 Mar 2014
Thank you for your very positive review. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Great Escape and hope to see you again in the future.
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Millicent...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect for a first taste of solo skiing for the under 6s!”
Reviewed 4 March 2013 for a stay in December 2012

We stayed in the Great Escape apartment over the New Year period. The apartment was initially under-equipped (I suspect due to items migrating upstairs to the larger Great Escape Chalet, which could be joined together with the apartment to make a residence for larger groups), but Jess did sort this out about halfway through our stay. More hooks for hanging up ski gear would be beneficial.
The apartment was spacious, but grubby in parts (broken glass found on the floors of bedrooms, no attempt to clean where you couldn't see for some time judging by the state of under the beds). The mattress in our bedroom was so thin I could feel the slats of the bed base through it, despite trying to ameliorate the situation with extra duvets under the bottom sheet. Wifi would be an excellent addition to the property, but I understand this is not possible at present due to external infrastructure limitations.

On the positives: the under floor heating was brilliant and the apartment was warm and snug, the shower was powerful and efficient, the in apartment ski fitting service was worth every single cent and the location was pretty perfect. Great skiing for a 5 year old to learn the ropes.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Mattresses!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
1 Aug 2013
We're so sorry that the apartment was not cleaned to our usual high standards for your arrival. The apartment has now been re-equipped, extra hooks added and a new, thicker mattress installed. We are expecting it to have an internet connection for next winter. Thank you for taking the time to review the Great Escape.
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