Hotel Le Tremplin Hotel 2 star
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

Located at the foot of the slopes, the Tremplin is a classic hotel in need of complete renovation. With small guest rooms and basic comfort levels, it's ideal for young people looking to make the most of the after-ski scene and the location at the foot of the slopes. Those who prefer comfort should look elsewhere.

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    Location 9.78 /10

    The hotel is situated at the foot of the slopes and just one minute from the ski lift to the Morzine ski area. To get to the Portes du Soleil ski area, you have to cross the village. Numerous restaurants and bars can be found on the same street as the hotel.

    Accommodation 6.20 /10

    All of the guest rooms are different. Some afford a view of the slopes but the downside of this is the noise from the snowcats and snow cannons in the evening and at night, while others offer a view of the village and are less well-lit but quieter. The whole decor - carpeted floors, panelled walls and ceiling - is outdated, and the bathrooms are tiny. In some of the rooms the toilets are separate, while the bathtub is often built in, with only the tallest of guests being able to get in with relative ease. Basically, no two guest rooms are the same, from the one with three beds to the six 20m² rooms, but only a few details, such as the carpeting in the toilets and the size of the beds (31-inches wide instead of the usual 35), are really troubling. The neon lamp that in some of the guest rooms is really quite off-putting and could do with changing. For those who like to sleep in complete darkness, go for shutters instead of curtains. There are no hair-dryers and only a few complimentary toiletries are provided (shampoo and shower gel), and there is a television.

    Overview 6.20 /10

    This old 3-storey building is typical of the chalets in the region. There is a ski storage room at the hotel entrance, and for those who arrive back late, there is a night-time entrance (accessible with a code) at the back. The spacious reception area looks like it hasn't changed in 30 years, which is probably the case! It features flowery sofas from which guests can access the Wi-Fi, a bookcase with mostly English novels, board games, a chess board, and a billiards room at the back. It's certainly an area worth having, even if the ambiance and the decor are slightly old-fashioned. Below reception is a small room with a sauna and a hammam, which is free to use but you have to ask for the key at reception.

    Food and drink 6.70 /10

    In terms of catering, the hotel has a modern restaurant decorated in bright colours where guests can enjoy the simple but generous dishes served at lunchtime - perfect for skiers! Indeed, this is a popular place with skiers, as the restaurant has a terrace on the slopes. On some evenings, a DJ provides the after-ski entertainment until 9:00pm, which attracts a large crowd and plenty of beer is consumed. The buffet breakfast is served in a more dated and gloomy room. The food is decent, with breakfast pastries of varying quality depending on the day, but also fruit, cheese, eggs and cold meats, as well as cereal and espresso. The hotel also provides guests with afternoon tea, served on a small table on the reception level and comprised of tea, coffee, and more pastries for those with a sweet tooth. A very enjoyable added extra.

    To know

    A DJ livens up the bar two or three times a week as guests are returning from the slopes - not the ideal time to take a nap given the lack of soundproofing in the guest rooms.
    The owners, who also own the Bergerie, a fabulous 4-star hotel in the centre of the village, claim that the hotel will be refurbished by 2015... Watch this space...

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