- Apartments: L'Albane
- Country: France
- Region: Southern Alps & Nice
- Ski Area: Foret Blanche
- Our star rating
- Apartments (Self Catering)
- Sleeps 1-9
- Direct access to slopes
- Close to shops, services and activities
- Outdoor heated pool
3* Superior L'Albane in Vars can be found on the snow front, offering direct access(*) to the "Zakopane" and "Sibieres" ski slopes. The residence is conveniently located close to all the shops, services and activities within the resort.
L'Albane in Vars can be found on the snow front amongst the fir trees, offering direct access(*) to the "Zakopane" and "Sibieres" ski slopes. The residence is built in the traditional regional style of the Savoie, with stone and wood facades. Conveniently located close to all the shops, services and activities within the resort (approx 100m), L'Albane is also not far from the ESF ski school kindergarten. In total this ski residence offers 140 comfortable and well equipped self-catering apartments with views onto the forest and the ski slopes. A free daytime shuttle bus service provides links to the four nearby villages of: Saint Marcellin, Sainte Marie, Sainte Catherine and Les Claux.
Facilities at L'Albane include free access to the outdoor heated swimming pool (15m x 8m, open everyday 1700 - 1900), underground parking (payable, subject to availability, cannot be pre-booked), free outdoor parking close to the residence (subject to availability), Wi-Fi internet access in the main reception lounge (payable) and a bakery delivery service. Baby kits can be hired. The loan of socket covers, hairdryers, irons, ironing boards, bed safety rails, board games and books is also possible (all subject to availability). There is a planned refurbishment programme for the start of the 2015 ski season.
All the self-catering ski apartments at L'Albane in Vars are fitted and furnished to a very good standard. The interior décor is stylish and cosy with traditional features throughout and a homely feel. They all have a fully equipped kitchenette with ceramic hob, fridge, microwave oven, dishwasher and electric coffee-maker, vacuum cleaner, telephone with direct line (calls payable), TV (national & international channels), safe (payable), Wi-Fi access (payable), bathroom with bath, separate WC, balcony or terrace and all beds have duvets.
Studio sleeping 4 (c 28m2): Living area with 2 single sofa beds, 1 alcove with bunk beds & bathroom or shower room with WC.
1 bedroom apartment sleeping 5 (c 31m2): Living area with 2 single sofa-beds & 1 single pull-out bed, 1 bedroom with a double bed & bathroom or shower room with WC.
1 bedroom alcove apartment sleeping 7 (c 34-42m2): Living area with 2 single sofa-beds & 1 single pull-out bed, 1 bedroom with a double bed, 1 alcove with bunk beds & bathroom with WC.
2 bedroom apartment sleeping 7 (c 62m2): Living area with 2 single sofa-beds & 1 single pull-out bed, 1 bedroom with a double bed, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, bathroom & WC. Most apartments are split level & some have an extra shower-room.
3 bedroom apartment sleeping 9 (c 68m2): Living area with 2 single sofa beds & 1 single pull-out bed, 1 bedroom with a double bed, 2 bedrooms each with 2 single beds or 1 bedroom with 2 single beds & 1 bedroom with bunk beds, bathroom & shower-room with 2 WCs. Split level.
Please note: for any apartments at L'Albane in Vars that feature bunk beds, sleeping in the top bunk is not recommended for children under the age of 6 years old.
(*)This indicates that you can ski to or from the residence. This is subject to normal snow conditions in the resort at that time and to the individual skier's ability.
Fully equipped apartment, bed linen, towels, cleaning kit, bath mat, tea towel, TV, end of stay cleaning (excluding kitchen area & dishes) and access to the outdoor heated swimming pool.
- Baby kit for children 0-2 yrs (folding bed, highchair, nappy changing mat, pushchair etc.): £30/kit/week - request at time of booking.
- Bed made on arrival: £8/person/stay
- Mid stay cleaning (except kitchen area and washing-up) & change of bath linen: £10/person
- Preferred location (choice of view, floor, building, etc.): £40/stay (tbc for 16/17).
Requests for a preferred location can only be taken within 2 weeks of departure. This can be requested through Ski Collection and will be subject to availability. Please note that requests can’t always be combined due to residence design and floor plans.
- Refundable breakage deposit: €200/apartment (credit card) - Please note no deposit, no keys!
- Local Tourist Tax: €1/person 13yrs+/day (guiding fare).
- Optional covered parking (height limit 2.00m): €60/car/week (bookable and payable on arrival only - subject to availability).
- Extra cleaning kit: €3/small kit.
- Extras bath linen: €7/person.
- Extra bed linen: €8/person.
- Basic WiFi: €10/week (email, messaging & browsing)
- Full WiFi: €25/week (downloading & video)
- Spa and beauty treatments (subject to availability).
- Safe: €10/week
- 'A la carte' Baby Kit (UV Tent, Mosquito Net, Deck Chair, Baby Cook, Tub or Night Light): €10/piece.
Only one pet per apartment is allowed and will be charged €55/week (payable locally). A valid passport for your pet is compulsory.
Loan of extras:
Free: Irons, ironing boards, hairdryers, bed guards, stair gates, socket guards, board games & books (deposit required) - all subject to availability.
Reception opening hours:
Monday – Thursday: 08.00 - 12.00 & 16.00 - 20.00.
Friday: 08.00 - 12.00 & 15.00 - 00.00.
Saturday: 24 hours
Sunday: 00.00 -12.00 & 16.00 - 20.00.
Arrival day at L’Albane is Saturday (unless otherwise stated below) 17:00 - 21:00 and Departure by 10:00.