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Hotel La Boule De Neige Hotel 2 star
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15 rue du Centre Serre Chevalier, France -
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

The Boule de Neige is a charming little 10 room hotel located in an old building, and is perfect for couples and small families. It has the advantage of offering peace and quiet in a location close to the slopes and organised activities. It is a pity that more than half of the rooms are north-facing and that they are so small.

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    Location 5.3 /10

    The hotel is located in a peaceful street in the village of Chantemerle but is still close to the organised activities and shops, and no more than 150m from the closest ski lifts.

    Accommodation 6.20 /10

    With just 10 guest rooms, this is a small hotel where a certain amount of privacy is guaranteed. However, not all of the rooms boast the same advantages, since only 4 of them have south-facing windows letting in plenty of natural light as well as enjoying views over the mountain. Of the remaining 6 rooms, 2 are on the ground floor and have no views at all, while 4 are north-facing and therefore a bit gloomy. Despite the charm and very tasteful decor that helps make these rooms feel cosy, the lack of space may well put off some potential guests. Most of the rooms have both a double and a single bed, so they can also accommodate families. Finally, for your comfort, the bathroom is equipped with a bathtub and a hair-dryer.

    Overview 7.20 /10

    This tall house dating back to the 17th century is a typical example of mountain lodgings and has all the appeal - and drawbacks - of accommodations from back in the day. It may be cosy and small but is full of charm. The reception is found at the bar, which opens onto a long room where restaurant tables are arranged in the evening. A few steps down there is another restaurant space and a lounge. In keeping with the spirit of the entire hotel, comfortable sofas are set around the fireplace to help you feel at home. These 3 open-plan rooms have stone floors and are adorned with antique items. The whole place feels welcoming. Across the road, there is another communal space in the form of a garden, where guests can soak up the sun in the summer.

    Food and drink 8.45 /10

    Finally, a hotel that serves freshly squeezed orange juice at breakfast time! There is no better way to begin the day. To accompany this dose of vitamins there is a buffet of pastries, toast with a homemade praline spread - eat your heart out, Nutella - and homemade preserves to enjoy a taste of real fruit with your fresh bread. However, there are no hot dishes, meaning no bacon or eggs. In the evening, there is a menu with a choice of 2 starters and 2 traditional dishes at affordable prices (£10 to £16), as well as a buffet of homemade desserts, if you still have room. The dishes are made by the hotel manager using local seasonal ingredients, which really comes through in the taste. The restaurant is closed at lunchtime but guests are usually off walking or skiing in the mountains at this time of day anyway.

    To know

    A large part of the clientele is made up of returning guests.
    At the entrance, you can type a code allowing you to come and go as you please without having to notify anyone.
    This establishment offers a half-board option.

    Equipment

    • Restaurant
    • Internet access

    advantage

    • The charm of the place
    • The cuisine

    disadvantages

    • The size of the guest rooms
    • The 2 guest rooms on the ground floor

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