Chalet Chardon Meribel, France

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Chalet Chardon

Meribel, France
  • Catered Chalet
  • Sleeps 14
    • Town Centre : 5min walk
    , nights

    Chalet Chardon is a firm favourite in Meribel, this chalet sleeps fourteen people in seven bedrooms and it is situated in the very centre of Meribel.

    The chalet has the most spectacular and uninterrupted views of the mountains and ski runs from the large sun terrace. There is a large and comfy living and dining area with doors leading onto the terrace, here you will find a jacuzzi hot tub. All seven bedrooms have plush carpet and modern bathrooms, almost all have large walk-in showers and balconies, and there is one room with a bath. There is also a sauna and games room.

    The chalet is only available for sole use only.

    Location

    Meribel is a large and scattered resort, don't be confused, there are many smaller villages such as Raffort, Chandon and Les Allues, up to 6kms away, from the centre. This chalet is located in the centre, however, the centre does not mean that the shops, bars and main lift area are all on your doorstep. All our chalets are located all around the resort centre, and only a ten minute or less walk to the shops and bars. The main lift area is slightly beyond this and although you could walk. Located in the heart of Meribel, this chalet is already an established favourite in the centre of town and is only a 5-minute walk to the town centre. There is a minibus to the slopes at the beginning and end of the day.

    Facilities

    • 5 mins walk to town
    • Parking in Meribel/Chalet
    • Outside Jacuzzi Hot-tub
    • Boot room with heaters
    • Sauna
    • Games room with foosball & TV
    • TV/ DVD player
    • Selection of games
    • South-facing balcony
    • Free WiFi connection
    • Hairdryers
    • Minibus service
    • Meet your chalet hosts - Josh & Ashleigh

    Getting To The Slopes

    this operator runs a minibus service is at the beginning and the end of the day. Drivers travel the short trip, back and forth from our chalets during these times ot get you to the main lift area and to your lessons. See further details here

    Meribus is the free bus service which runs regularly from 07:15 to 00:30 seven days per week during the winter and there is a stop just outside the chalet. This service has frequent buses, every 15 minutes, less frequent during the day, but still a few an hour. There is a bus timetable available in the chalet. It has never been easier to travel around Meribel.

    Room Details

    • Room 1 - Twin with a en-suite shower, basin and WC with balcony
    • Room 2 - Twin with a en-suite shower, basin and WC with balcony
    • Room 3 - Twin with a en-suite shower and WC with balcony
    • Room 4 - Twin with a en-suite shower, basin and WC with balcony
    • Room 5 - Twin with a en-suite shower, basin and WC with balcony
    • Room 6 - Twin with a en-suite bath, basin and WC with balcony
    • Room 7 - Twin with an en-suite shower, basin and WC no balcony

    What's Included

    • 7 nights’ accommodation for up to 14 people
    • Exception is 03 Jan is a 4 night stay (3 nights catered and complimentary coach transfer available)
    • Breakfast, afternoon tea, 3-course evening meal (5 nights) with choice of wine and cheeseboard
    • Resort Management service and catering provided by dedicated chalet
    • Home-made afternoon tea of cake or biscuits
    • Canapés & 3-course evening meal (5 nights)
    • Early dinner menu for children under 12 years
    • Quality choice wines with your evening meal
    • A weeks cheeseboard to enjoy at your leisure

    Use of the chalet facilities:

    • Jacuzzi Hot-tub
    • Sauna
    • Games room
    • TV/ DVD player/Blue-tooth speaker
    • Free WiFi access
    • Open Log Fire
    • Boot warmers

    Not included in the price:

    • £25 per person 18 and over for Tourist Tax (added to invoice)
    • Infants £200
    • Flights or transfers
    • Ski Passes

    Chalet hosts are trained professionally or have will have attended a Chalet Training Course prior to their arrival. Staff are chosen because they have a passion for wanting to host a chalet cooking and skiing for five months. This operator pride themselves on consistently choosing the right staff, it is important that have friendly and helpful natures. They usually have a number of staff that return each year and also take great care in the selection process for the new recruits. They always have the best choice of candidates as working for a small tightly-run but friendly company appeals to resort staff who want to prove their ability to be part of a competent and dedicated team. They are all committed individuals supported by an experienced resort management team.

    Catering

    Good wholesome and appetizing food is an essential part of any chalet holiday and that is precisely what this operator provides. They have a set menu, it is varied made from using local and fresh produce. They offer a vegetarian option each evening, but generally, there is a meat options with one fish dish during the week as our menu,

    Our Chalet Service

    • Continental breakfast each day, with different cooked options for (5 mornings)
    • Afternoon tea, coffee & freshly-baked cakes or biscuits
    • Canapes (5 nights)
    • Delicious 3-course dinners each night (5 nights)
    • Complimentary wine with your evening meal (5 nights)
    • Cheeseboard of locally selected cheeses (5 nights)
    • Chalet hosts to cook, clean, and take care of you
    • Earlier mealtimes for children 12 and under.
    • Tea and coffee are available for you to help yourself for the duration of your stay.

    Breakfast

    Start your day the right way with a hearty breakfast. You can expect a continental breakfast each day of croissants, a choice of cereals, porridge, bread and jams, yoghurts, fruit and different types of cooked eggs. There's also fruit juices, and tea and fresh coffee.

    Afternoon Tea

    Return to your chalet at tea time to a baked cake or biscuits with tea, coffee, or hot chocolate. This will be laid out as self-serve for you.

    Children’s Tea

    This chalet offers an early dinner for hungry children. Hosts will do their best to lay on a healthy menu for the under 13s. They serve tea at around 6 – 6.30 pm.

    Evening Meal

    Shortly before dinner, you can enjoy canapés with your fellow guests. Your prepared dinner comprises of three courses, complemented with a choice of four quality French wines. You will also be provided with a cheeseboard of some locally selected cheeses for the week, which you can enjoy at your leisure.

    Staff Days Off

    Chalet hosts are off Tuesday evening, all day Thursday and Saturday mornings.

    Thursday is the chalet staff's full day off and on this day a continental self-serve breakfast of hams and cheese will be laid out. You will also have fresh bread, cereals, fruit, and yoghurts as usual. You will be able to sample one of the many restaurants on a Tuesday and Thursday evening, staff will be happy to recommend and help you with the booking of this. This does differ over the festive period.

    Cooking in the kitchens

    No one other than the chalet hosts are permitted to use the kitchens for cooking. Guests are not permitted to use the kitchens to cook on the staff days off. Alternative breakfast options are provided on the morning off. On the evenings off, you will either need to eat out in one of the many fantastic restaurants or there are take away pizzas options available in Meribel too.

    Sample Menus

    Evening Sample Menus

    Example 1

    • Canapés & Kir or a beer - Apple & Blue Cheese Bites
    • Starter - Piedmontese Peppers
    • Main - Roast Loin of Pork with Peach Compote served With Hassleback Potatoes, Pan Roasted Carrots & Broccoli
    • Vegetarian Option - Lentil and Vegetable loaf served with Hassleback Potatoes, Pan Roasted Carrots & Broccoli
    • Dessert - Lemon & Lime Cheesecake with Ginger Syrup

    Example 2

    • Canapés & Kir or a beer - Mini Mushroom Bruschetta
    • Starter - Corn Cake Souffle with Apple & Beetroot Coleslaw
    • Main - Crispy Chorizo Roasted Chicken served with a Ratatouille & Baby Roast Potatoes
    • Vegetarian Option - Homemade Falafels served with a Ratatouille & Baby Roast Potatoes
    • Dessert - Warm Plum & Almond Tart with Chantilly Cream

    Each evening with your meal you will also enjoy a choice of four wines is available during your evening meal.

    There is also a weeks selection of local cheeses such as Comte, Tomme de Savoie, Beaufort, Bresse Bleu to enjoy with biscuits to enjoy at your leisure.

    Breakfast Cooked Menu

    • Monday - American pancakes, bacon and egg
    • Tuesday - Poached eggs and salmon
    • Wednesday - Bacon and eggs
    • Thursday - Day off continental, cheese and cold meats - self serve
    • Friday - Sausage and eggs
    • Saturday - Morning off delivery of fresh crossiants and pain au chocolate - self serve.

    Dietary Requests

    The nature of a catered chalet holiday has traditionally been a set menu for the whole chalet during the week. This is the element that allows them to provide competitively priced catered holidays in the first-class Ski Resort of Meribel. Chalet menus are set as this enables them to maximise their buying power and to train chalet hosts to deliver a consistently high standard of delicious food.

    This operator has found recently that requests for dishes/food outside of our set menus have increased and become more complicated. They often involve ingredients that are not readily available in ski resorts, (or are expensive if they are) or need to be prepared in addition to the normal set menus delivered by our hosts.

    They have often not been notified in advance of someone requiring vegetarian food for example. Please note our chalet hosts are not professional chefs.

    There is a charge for some dietary requests. Whilst there is not a charge for every type of dietary requirement, if any request is not pre-booked you will be charged in the resort.

    Having costs for dietary requests means this operator can be better prepared. This ensures we can continue to offer ski holidays at such incredible prices whilst still producing are delicious menus.

    They are not alone in introducing costs for dietary requests and the majority of their competitors already do so.

    However please note, that not all dietary requests can be met. If you are on a diet, then a chalet holiday might not be your best option, however, you can choose what you eat from our menu. You must discuss any requests with us before you book as a chalet holiday may not be right for you.

    Important Information

    Ingredients are not always clearly evident on labels, particularly when taking into account translation discrepancies, they cannot guarantee to avoid specified ingredients.

    Food allergies

    They cannot guarantee the complete avoidance of specific foodstuffs (for example nuts) and therefore cannot accept any liability in the event of an allergic reaction. Please note chalet hosts are not professional chefs.

    Vegan Diet

    They do not charge for a vegan diet, but France/Ski resorts don't tend to be vegan friendly, with almost every menu featuring cheese fondue and cured meats. The choice is limited during the day at restaurants, trying to explain to a Frenchman that you are vegan may well fall on deaf ears, so be prepared as your choice may only be veg soup, salad, or chips. They have offered a vegetarian option in their chalets for the past 30 years and continue to do so. On occasions, they can adapt this to being vegan if it is not already, but it is hard for our chalet hosts to produce elaborate vegan cuisine. The supermarkets do not have the same amazing choices we do in the UK, especially in the mountains. They can offer you dairy-free options of milk, yoghurt, and maybe even ice cream, but there are no dairy-free cheeses and certainly no Linda Macartney sausages or similar choices available locally. Our hosts will do their very best to accommodate you.

    Likes and Dislikes

    Chalet staff can’t take notes and cater to people’s food likes and dislikes. The set menus are varied and made from local and fresh produce, you can choose what you would like to eat from those. Chalet hosts are not professional chefs and don't have the time or resources to make a variety of different dinners for people each evening.

    Please note that if you or your party leader fail to inform us of dietary requirements or allergies before your arrival, then we will struggle to provide these. There will be a late notification charge per person. This operator cannot guarantee the provision of a special diet on the first day of your holiday in the event of last-minute notice. Please note that our chalet staff has pre-purchased or ordered all the products and ingredients required for the week ahead.

    Special Dietary Type Cost
    VEG Vegetarian None if pre-booked/or 45€ in resort
    VGN Vegan £35 if pre-booked/or 55€ in resort
    NNT No nuts None if pre-booked/or 35€ in resort
    NFH No Fish None if pre-booked/or 35€ in resort
    NPK No Pork None if pre-booked/or 35€ in resort
    VEF Vegetarian eats fish None if pre-booked/or 35€ in resort
    GFD Gluten Free £35 if pre-booked/or 45€ in resort
    DFD Diary/Lactose-Free £35 if pre-booked/or 45€ in resort
    CED Coeliac £40 if pre-booked/or 50€ in resort
    GDF Gluten & Dairy Free £45 if pre-booked/or 55€ in resort
    HTC High Tea for Children under 13 None if pre-booked/or 45€ in resort
    Other special diet requests Please call for options/charges

    Prices & Availability

    PP - Price per person based on full occupancy

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