What the papers say about Le Chardon

What the papers say – 14 independent Chardon reviews

They say you're only as good as your last review. A year on, therefore, we feel it's only fair to share the thoughts of our latest guests. National papers, lifestyle glossies, ski magazines, guests themselves with special thanks to Trip Advisor, we think they still sum us up rather well.

 1:  City AMAlpine luxury with a hint of adrenaline

“…Val d'Isere's finest and most luxurious mountain lodges. Le Chardon is known for a hospitality philosophy of “we never say no.” If a guest needs to redesign a bedroom to accommodate their $2m wine collection, or if a request comes in to run the whole week on Chinese time, the staff are only too happy to help.”

>>> Read the full review from City AM 

2:  Manor South West Magazine – Good to Snow

“Sitting on the balcony outside my room, all I can hear is the occasional whoop from invisible skiers, off piste-ing somewhere on the slopes beyond, and the hubbub of a river that rushes towards the shimmering reservoir just below the town.”

“The lodges don't scrimp on anything: from the sheepskin clad dining chairs to the gourmet menu which is announced every day by the chefs while yu sup your pre-dinner drinks and nibble on canapes.”

>>> Read the full review here

3:  Financial TimesRacing for Rookies

An exclusive location at the edge of the village, balconies and terraces that look out over the empty, snow-covered Manchet Valley…”

>>> Read the full review from the Financial Times

4: Country Life – Learn to ski in luxury

“The ultimate ski experience with a dollop of Scottish hospitality….. decorated in a palette of colours inspired by Scottish landscapes, the sumptuous textiles and tartans throughout offer the perfect place to cosy up out of the alpine cold. Even the toiletries were by Scottish Fine Soaps and the absolutely delicious gourmet meals and fine wines were served with a smile and a soft Scottish lilt.”

>>> Read the full review from Country Life

5:  Telegraph Hotels  Le Chardon Mountain Lodges, Val d'Isere –  Review

“Le Chardon Mountain Lodges, in France, is a piste-side Val d'Isère chalet hotel offering spectacular interiors, wonderful views, superb beds and attentive service, close to the Solaise and Bellevarde ski lifts.”

Rating: 9 / 10

>>> Read the full article from the Telegraph here

6:  Guest blog – Kerri McGuinness  Val d'Isere say cheese

Kerri lets the photos do the talking:

“Our first discovery happened in 2011, and we've found it hard to ski anywhere else since. This time round we shack up in Chalet Lafitenia, and with a stellar team at the helm, this 12-person chalet feels like home from the word go.”

>>> Read the full article from Kerri McGuinness here

7:  Lusso Magazine  Val done you

“It definitely doesn't take an expert to see that Le Chardon Mountain Lodges are the best chalets in town… They nestle on the side of the Solaise in their own bubble of five-star elegance.”

>>> Read the full article from Lusso Magazine here

8:  Insignia  In the spotlight: Le Chardon Mountain Lodges, Val d'Isere

“I wake to a stunning sunrise vista, a welcome cup of tea and a laden breakfast table. Taking my attention away from this glistening view to make conversation is a challenge.”

>>> Read the full article from Insignia here

9:  Independent Face to face with trolles and demons in Val d'Isere

“The fabulous chef, Mike, and his creations were also a highlight: his kids' meals were better than anything in many London restaurants.”

>>> Read the full article from the Independent here 

10:  Good Ski Guide  Drowned in luxury

“The Chardon experience is perfection. The service is finessed every second of every day, staff are attentive and generous; the resort management interested and available. The chefs are sublime.”

>>> Read the full article from the Good Ski Guide here

11:  Good Ski Guide  Val desire

“It's rare for me to sign or leave a recommendation in a guest book, but I did last week after a stunningly great ski weekend in Val d'Isere. I simply wrote “as good as it gets”, and I meant it because Le Chardon's chalets live up to its 5-star rating.”

>>> Read the full article from the Good Ski Guide here

12:  Scotland on Sunday  Do not disturb: Le Chardon Mountain Lodges

“It's hard to stand out in Val D'Isere, one of the world's great ski resorts…however, Scottish-owned Le Chardon Mountain Lodges has achieved it with its stunning collection of old- style wooden chalets with uninterrupted views up the deeply-cut Manchet valley to a parade of snow-capped peaks beyond.”

>>> Read the full article from the Scotland on Sunday here

13:  Conference & Incentive Travel Magazine  Case study: Hammer Group

Easton says Le Chardon offers a great pre-event service, as does the entire resort.

“Everything appears effortless, and we want for nothing – food and drink, chauffeuring, reservations, equipment, passes, lessons and guides are all perfect,” she says.

Client verdict:
“We keep coming back to Le Chardon because it works so well,” says Easton. “There's the flexibility around the arrangements, such as being able to split the week. The chalet experience and gourmet dining makes it a real treat for those on the trip and an excellent venue for group bonding.”

>>> Read the full article from Conference & Incentive Travel here

14: Latest Trip Advisor Reviews:

“Top quality experience” – December 2015

“Spent the opening week of the ski season here in the Lafitenia chalet. It really was an up market experience with excellent accommodation and superb service….. Overall I can only say that it was a 5 star experience.”

Le Chardon Mountain Lodges – Trip Advisor reviews