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Araucaria Hotel, Plagne Centre

A charming alpine hotel right on the slopes with spa facilities

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"Good" 273 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Location 93 / 100 Terrific location.
Service 87 / 100 Great service.
Wellness Area 73 / 100 Wellness & sports facilities were pleasant enough.
Food 66 / 100 Food is average.
Comfort 54 / 100 Average comfort.
Breakfast 50 / 100 Breakfast is mediocre.
Room 47 / 100 Rooms are not good.
Cleanliness 40 / 100 Not very clean.
Vibe 33 / 100 Vibe wasn't good.
Amenities 32 / 100 Terrible amenities.
WiFi 17 / 100 Disappointing internet connection.

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"Great menu"
"Winter sports facilities are close"
"Rooms could be cleaner"
"Hotel buildings could use some improvement"
"Good" 273 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Location 93 / 100 Terrific location.
Service 88 / 100 Great service.
Wellness Area 72 / 100 Wellness & sports facilities were pleasant enough.
Food 66 / 100 Food is average.
Comfort 52 / 100 Average comfort.
Breakfast 48 / 100 Breakfast is below average.
Room 46 / 100 Rooms are not good.
Amenities 30 / 100 Terrible amenities.

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"Winter sports facilities are close"
"Great location"
"Great wellness & sports facilities"
"Room needs to be improved"
"Good" 273 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Location 94 / 100 Terrific location.
Service 86 / 100 Great service.
Wellness Area 74 / 100 Wellness & sports facilities were pleasant enough.
Food 63 / 100 Food is average.
Comfort 57 / 100 Average comfort.
Value for money 49 / 100 Value below average.
Breakfast 49 / 100 Breakfast is below average.
Room 46 / 100 Rooms are not good.

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"Hotel could use some updating"
"Could use a good cleaning"
"Great reception"
"Rooms could be cleaner"

This quality hotel boosts a fantastic location in La Plagne Centre with direct access to the pistes and ski lifts of the vast Paradiski domaine. It is also right in front of the Jean-Luc Crétier Slalom Stadium which means you will have the perfect view when the numerous international competitions are running throughout the winter.

The hotel has 72 spacious rooms and suites, each one offering a magnificent view of the famous Mont Blanc glacier or of the snowy pistes of La Plagne. The rooms have been decorated in a neutral modern styl and are equipped with all the comforts necessary for a relaxing and pleasant stay (hairdryer, flat screen satellite TV, WiFi access, mini-safe and balcony access).

After you have finished on the slopes, why not head to the spa where you can unwind and revive any aches and pains in the sauna, steam room, jacuzzi or balneotherapy shower. As you are on holiday, you might as well indulge in one of their massage or beauty treatments too!

The Bar

With a grand piano creating a classic lounge bar atmosphere and comfortable leather arm chairs, this is a perfect spot for a civilised, relaxing apres-ski cocktail.

The Restaurant

The restaurant has a warm and welcoming interior and offers quality hearty local food which is much need needed for an active holiday. Breakfast is served buffet style with a choice of pastries, cooked English breakfast items, cereals and fruits. Lunch is a la carte and dinner is served buffet style with the exception of the main course where there is a choice of either meat or fish served at your table. Don't panic if neither of those dinner options appeal to you, their friendly staff will prepare something else instead. Local specialities such as tarteflette and raclette are also offered. 

Transfers

You’ll need to book your own transfers, when staying here. Your main options are shared or private transfers, but consider whether you would prefer a door-to-door service or a (generally cheaper) “communal” drop-off point at your destination

 

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Cycle Hire

You’ll need to organise your own bike hire when staying here.  Things to consider are the type of bike you want to rent such as road, mountain, hard trail and/or an electric bike; and whether you’ll need helmets and protective clothing with your rental. You’re best off choosing a shop that is close to your accommodation for ease of access, and making it quicker to return the bike and pay at the end. Some companies may also deliver so it’s worth looking at all the options. 

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Ski Hire

The hotel offer a 20% discount on ski hire equipment with local supplier and vouchers are available at reception on arrival.

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Lifts & Passes

You are able to purchase your lift passes from reception.

Also see: Ski Pass Options in La Plagne, France

Instructors & Lessons

When staying here, you’ll need to book  your own ski or snowboard lessons. Tuition is strongly recommended for complete beginners and is always a good idea whatever your level to perfect your technique. Group lessons are a great way for children to learn with their peers whilst giving you some free time on the slopes. Groups are also a generally cheaper option for adults, however, with a private instructor you’ll have undivided attention and be able to progress at your own pace.

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Guides & Tours

When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover La Plagne whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.

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Local Shuttles

There is a local free resort bus that runs between the different levels of La Plagne from close by the hotel but it is unlikely you will need this service being based so close to the pistes and the lifts. 

Parking

Hotel parking: 12€ per day

Reviews

  • "We have just returned from a wonderful week at this Hotel. The space was amazing, we have never had such a huge room skiing. The views from the room and balcony were breathtaking overlooking the pistes. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly." - Trip Advisor
  • "The location of the hotel, just yards from the slopes, is excellent. The staff were very helpful and the rooms were clean and modern, and an acceptable size." - Trip Advisor
  • "Stayed here on a weeks ski holiday and we were very pleased with the quality of the food, rooms and service. Nice spa, good locker/boot room and on the piste! Will return next year!" - Trip Advisor

Towns Nearby

A hub of activity and the biggest by far of the La Plagne villages, Plagne Centre has everything you need for a great holiday. Packed full of amenities all accessible through indoor tunnels including grocery shops, bakery and delis, tabac, souvenir, clothing and equipment stores, ski hire, service and ski schools, internet café and more places to eat and drink than you can get through in a week, you would be forgiven for never venturing further than Plagne Centre, but if the urge takes you to get out and about to other villages it couldn’t be easier.

Restaurants Nearby

For food and drink your choices are endless, traditional, excellent Savoyarde menus at quaint La Metairie, modern La Refuge, elegant La Grolle or piste adjacent Le Chaudron. Quick and easy lunch stops for Crepes at Chez Marie, toasties and burgers at Le Croq-Neige or Scotty’s Bar for pizza, pasta, burgers and Panini’s. Grab late night munchies at Dominos (not that Dominos) pizzeria or the takeaway Panini bar located in the tunnels. Terraces and deck chairs abound all through the village centre and you cant go wrong for a beer or vin chaud at any of them, just pick a spot with a good view and relax for some piste watching.

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Sights Nearby

The Vanoise National park is on the doorstep and you can see Mont Blanc from the highest parts of resort on a clear day.  

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Things to Do Nearby

Once your legs start burning take a break with one of Plagne Centres activities, head to the base of the Stade Olympique run to watch a professional mogul or slalom competition, catch the ESF instructors doing a torchlit descent or floodlit display ski, Hit the Colorado luge for a high speed sledge race with its own lift, no tiresome trudging back up hill for you! Check out Snow Panthers skidoos for a tour of the mountain like no other or head up the Grande Rochette lift after dark for dinner at their excellent restaurant and a moonlight ski back down with Oxygene ski school

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Lifts/Pistes Nearby

Plagne Centre hosts a convergence of runs and lifts rivaled only by Bellecote. The new and improved Becoin lift is fast opening up the Mont Albert side of the resort and has at its peak the Cretes drag which affords access to some epic black runs and one of La Plagne’s best powder bowls. The Grande Rochete pedestrian friendly bubble offers amazing views, reds, blacks and easy blue access to the south side of the mountain.

Also see: Ski Areas in La Plagne, France

Nightlife Nearby

As the day progresses head to Scotty’s Bar for the best après atmosphere in town with live music and livelier clientele, icy Igloo Igloo for the chance to feel like a penguin, La Luna for cocktails and pool tables, Mouth bar for sticky floors, shots and hard partying and end up at Le Switch for home made rail jams and late night DJ action.

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Location: La Plagne Centre


Style

Star Rating: 4 Star

Property Style: Hotel

Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional & Modern mix


Services

Bookings For: Car hire | Lift Passes | Ski / Snowboard Hire | Ski / Snowboard Lessons

Catering: Half-board | Full-board | Breakfast

Event Services: Accommodation | Catering | Internet/Wifi | Technical Support


Facilities

Access: Disabled access | Family rooms | Ski to door

Restrictions: Non-smoking

Room: Balcony | Hair dryer | Open fire | Safe / Secure box

Car-parking: Long parking (charged) | Paid Parking | Parking on property

Families & Kids: Baby Cots | Equipment Rental

Entertainment: Restaurant | Drinks bar | Satellite TV | WiFi / Internet

Spa & Fitness: Beauty Treatments | Hammam / Steam-room | Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi | Massage / Relaxation | Sauna | Spa | Pool (indoor)

View: Mountain view


Contact

Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter

Address: Plagne Centre | La Plagne Centre | 73214

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