Chalet Yves Reviews

Chalet Yves is a property in the France ski resort of Les Arcs 1800. You can view more Les Arcs 1800 ski reviews or write your own review.

Average ratings from 5 reviews

Overall
(3.6 / 5)
Apres-Ski
(3.8 / 5)
Accommodation & Value
(3.5 / 5)

Customer Reviews


Quaint but needs som talc. - 29/03/2017
Overall

On the plus side. Very cute little chalet in a pretty location. Bedroom comfy enough although the only space for storage was a shelving unit similar to the one in my garage! The chalet girl and resort rep were friendly and did their best, more or less. Food was variable, some meals were really nice. On the minus side. The location is a bit of a trial, ok if you are a boarder wearing soft boots. Barely possible to walk to the slopes in ski boots. We left our skis and boots at the ski hire shop for 10 euros each for the week and caught the bus, which is about half hourly (variable).

Apres-Ski 3/5
Accommodation & Value 3/5

Emily Barraclough

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Chalet Yves w/c 4/2/17 - 11/02/2017
Overall

Just returned from a great week in les arcs ! Where to start ? Well, firstly must bear in mind this is not the most expensive accommodation in les arcs. We booked as particularly wanted to stay in the area(again) but on a budget. The chalet is compact and has its own charm! Cute and charismatic probably discribes it. Got to say, our host Ed, was amazing and could not fault the food or the banter ! You should be aware that there is only one bathroom/toilet, which we worked with as all family and had the whole chalet. Could be more of a problem for others. It has been said that there is a lack of hot water. This is true and no room for anyone selfish in the bathroom! Maybe this could be addressed? Also the lounge area does lack one or two more chairs. Again, easily addressed. Rooms are compact with limited storage, but reasonably comfortable. The location was better than expected. Whilst there is an approx 100m up hill path from the chalet, it was cleared regularly ( it snowed the first four days). However, a good tip is pay approx 3euros per day to leave hired equipment in the village at the shop so you can walk down in comfortable boots ! We found it approx a 10 min walk into the village for the 1st lift, bars or shops. Didn't try the bus. Ed was happy to leave ski boots inside the door to dry, whilst skis in locked, outside store room. 1800 has bars for everyone, from a cheeky beer after a hard day skiing to full on clubbing to 4 in the morning ! Though never disturbed by noise. Plus as previously mentioned the Arpette, which needs to be experienced! Though remember, you must still ski back to the chalet ! In summery, I think this is a great value chalet in an amazing ski area

Apres-Ski 4/5
Accommodation & Value 4/5

Mr Richard Steel

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New Years Skiing 2016/2017 - 13/01/2017
Overall

Great chalet, perfect for people who aren't wanting to be right in the middle of the village, but are also wanting to experience what 1800 has to offer. Chalet Yves is located down a little dirt track, not far away from the main village. From start to finish we couldn't fault the chalet host and resort rep, they did whatever the could to keep us happy. The chalet hosts cooking was amazing, still don't know how he pulled off some amazing food in such a small kitchen! There is only one bathroom for 7 people, which could be problematic for some people, but we made it work. The rooms are basic but comfy. The lounge area had some comfy seating, but the highlight was the log burning fire! Les Arcs 1800 had some awesome bars and restaurants, favorites being Bar King Mad and Red Hot Saloon. The skiing is great for all levels and there is great access (via the Vanoise express) that takes you over to La Plange. One awesome apres bar which Les Arcs has to offer, the Arpette, is located conveniently on the way down to 1800. Overall, great chalet and great skiing.

Apres-Ski 5/5
Accommodation & Value 4/5

Lauren Spencer
Iglu Staff

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Snowboarding 2015 - 12/01/2015
Overall

We went as a group of 7 fellas, age range from mid twenties to early fifties Chalet - Classed as a 'classic' chalet, its tucked down about 100M of the mountain road and can be very icy (make sure you have decent footwear from the start!) The door opens into the open plan front room/ dinning area and kitchen. there's no boot warmers/ storage, and the ski locker is the outhouse chalet storage area below the chalet, which was filled with logs, boxed wine and rodent traps! The 'sitting room' has a settee, 2 single chairs and a large bean bag, next to a open log fire which is nice when you return in the afternoon and you just fancy lounging around in the evening. (5 seats into 7 around the fire!!) The dinning room has a bench seat against the wall for 3 with a seat each end a 2 with a low light (banged the foreheads a few ties grabbing the bread basket, to the amusement of the others!) Kitchen - mainly the the chalet hosts area, but you will need to venture in here to make a coffee or tea. Not the best kitchen and the host was a magician with the equipment, how he made the meals (some of the best food we've eaten) is beyond any of us. Bedrooms - down stairs are the 3 bedrooms, a twin, a double and bunked with a further single bed. Theirs not much in way of wardrobes and we lived out of the cases for the week. Bathroom - A bath/shower and 2 sinks. Pros - We got lucky and had the best chalet host, this made a huge difference as we offered to buy more food to make up portions (see cons!) The walk to the chairlifts is a good warm up (about 10 minutes), where you have a few options to get there, quick route down a steep bank or a long route around the hotels The walk back can be a good warm down (see above, in reverse!) Cons - If you dont like walking in ski boots... see above or snowboard instead! No ski lockers in town to store ski equipment, so this needs to be carried everywhere, unless you snowboard and you don't have this problem Icy road to/from chalet if the conditions are bad Hot water last about 20 minutes so you need to time your showers and be quick. Theirs a venue down the hill which has music nights, which can hold a good few hundred people. And theirs a few hotels which are student accommodation... take ear plugs just in case Summary - If you get a good deal, don't mind walking, except that its not the Ritz, enjoy the company of the ones you travel with, not fussy, accept that hot water is not for everyone, then this is a very good chalet. We as a group liked it very much, as we didn't mind fixing the boiler, sorting a leak out or reattaching a heater to the wall, but that might not be for everyone.... but as mentioned, we got a very good deal and we see it as. you get what you pay for!! so if you've done a good few winter holidays, you know what to expect. Ideal for for - Party groups/ students/ budget finders Not good for - Family groups

Apres-Ski 3/5
Accommodation & Value 3/5

DAVID GOLDING

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Chalet Yves at Les Arcs 1800 in 2011 - 09/04/2011
Overall

The chalet is slightly off the beaten track but well worth the walk to the free bus service to the slopes. A quaint little chalet where we were well catered for with fantastic food. Chalet was as expected, my only criticism was that the sofa was not very comfy in the evening after a hard day skiing. Skiing was great, we were a mixed abiity group, skiing and snowboarding, with plenty of red and blue runs (none of us brave enough for blacks), there was also ample off piste skiing to be had too. Would definately recommend.

Apres-Ski 4/5

WCrowson

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