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  • Essentials

      • Ski-in, ski-out, next to the main gondola and chairlift.
      • Large indoor pool, gym and wellness facilities.
      • Extensive facilities and cafés, bars and restaurants all within the complex.
    • Property Type

      Hotel

    • Tourist tax payable locally

      An approximate fee of €1.60 per person per night.

    • Board basis

      Half board

    • Suitable for those with reduced mobility

      No

    • Official Rating

      HHHH

    Customer ratings

    • Holiday Overall Rating
      86%
    • Accommodation Rating
      81%
    • Food Quality Rating
      79%
  • So what's it like?

    The Hotel Planibel is in an excellent ski-in, ski-out location right by the gondola and chairlift. It’s near the centre, with all of La Thuile’s shops, restaurants and bars within walking distance - so you can save your energy for the slopes.

    The complex itself has an extensive range of facilities onsite - cafés, bars and restaurants - so after you’re done with skiing, you won’t even have to step outside again. There’s a huge indoor pool, as well as a sauna and steam room, ideal for relaxing in the afternoons and evenings. If you’ve still got energy to burn, you can head to the fitness centre just outside the hotel.

    Hungry? You’ll be well taken care of here. There’s a range of restaurants and bars onsite, as well as a mini-market for grabbing a quick snack. The buffet breakfasts and gourmet 4-course evening meals will round off your days nicely.

    When you’re finally ready for bed, you’ll look forward to returning to your cosy room. We’ve got twin and quad rooms available, as well as options for sole occupancy, so the Planibel really is ideal for everyone.

    Throw in superb views of the surrounding mountains and it's no wonder this hotel is such a popular choice with Crystal customers year after year.

    And for Winter 19/20, the little ones will be well looked after in our Crystal Pepi Penguin Nursery or Beanie Bear Club, which are based in the hotel. Your kids will have activities and games to keep them busy when they're not out in the snow.

    What's Nearby

    The hotel is perfectly placed for access to the Les Suches gondola and Bosco Express chairlift, both of which take you up to the Les Suches area at 2200m, with viewpoints, cafés and plenty of blue runs. Getting back at the end of the day is via red runs No.6 or No.7, or the more direct black runs No.2 and No.3. There’s also the Maison Blanche lift from La Thuile town, for access to the beginner blue No.36.

    Location

    · ski-in, ski-out · next to the Les Suches gondola and Bosco Express chairlift · ski school meeting point just outside · close to shops, restaurants and bars

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    Location

    Rooms

    All rooms have a satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer and minibar (filled on request).

    Twin room - sleeps 2: twin beds, private bath, WC and balcony with mountain view.

    Twin room - sleeps 2: twin beds, private bath, WC and balcony.

    Twin room - sleeps 1-2: twin beds, private bath, WC and balcony.

    Quad room - sleeps 2-4: twin beds, extra single beds when booked for three or four people, private bath, WC and balcony.

    Cot hire available to hire, €10 per night to be paid locally, request at time of booking.

    Facilities

    · restaurants · bars · cafés · snack bar · mini-market · gift shops · ski shop · ski deposit for hotel guests · free leisure facilities, including indoor pool (swimming caps must be worn, towels can be hired for a small charge or you can use your own), sauna, steam room and fitness centre · lounge · TV room · free WiFi in public spaces · New for Winter 19/20: Crystal Childcare – Pepi Penguin Nursery (6 months-4 years) and Beanie Bear Club (4-8 years) · lift · 254 rooms

    Meals

    · buffet breakfast · 4-course buffet evening meals · Christmas Day and New Year's Eve gala dinners included

    Good to know

    · Swimming pool and fitness room open at scheduled hours

    Families

    Coming to La Thuile for Winter 19/20

    The Hotel Planibel is host to Pepi Penguin Nursery and Beanie Bear Club, which are open to all children staying in La Thuile.

    Pepi Penguin Nursery (6 months - 4 years) is run by our UK-qualified childcare staff and held in a dedicated room equipped with games and toys. Outdoor play included (weather and parental consent permitting).

    What's included:

    • Full day care from 8.30am to 5pm
    • 2-course hot lunch
    • Snacks and drinks throughout the day
    • A daily routine and activities report for your child
    Activities vary daily. We'll find time for stories, singing, arts and crafts including painting and collage making, plus messy play in the sand tray and free play with age-relevant toys set out for the children to choose what they want to do.

    We're also really keen to take in some fresh mountain air each day, so we aim to have an outdoor activity at least once a day – maybe snowy walks, a gondola ride or snow painting. And if your child is used to a sleep, we'll factor that in too.


    Beanie Bear Club (4-8 years) provides plenty of fun-filled days as our childcare staff offer a combination of care and skiing, which includes 5 x AM ski lessons, pick-up and drop-off from ski lessons, lunch and afternoon care by Crystal staff in the dedicated Beanie Bear Club room.

    What’s included:
    • Full day care from 8.30am to 5pm
    • 5 x AM ski lessons, ski school drop-offs and pick-ups*
    • Child skis, boots and helmet hire
    • 2-course hot lunch
    • Snacks and drinks throughout the day
    * Lift passes aren't included as each child's needs are different. If and when your child feels confident enough to use the lifts, you'll need to buy a lift pass locally. Children will have 5 day ski school with a day off on Wednesday. This can be used as a rest day from skiing, when our childcare team will run an action-packed morning of activities.

    Activities vary daily – to include games, arts and crafts and storytime – and are often based around a theme.

    We're also really keen to take in some fresh mountain air each day, so we aim to have an outdoor activity at least once a day – maybe bus bingo, snowman competitions or a treasure hunt.

    Both Pepi Penguin Nursery and Beanie Bear Club operate for 6 days and must be pre-booked to guarantee a place. Evening clubs are also available to book in resort for an extra charge.

    All our staff are UK-qualified, English-speaking and first-aid trained, and have had DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and reference checks. And we prioritise maintaining the correct adult:child ratios.

    Please note, all childcare is an extra charge and must be pre-booked to guarantee a place. In some instances, childcare does not extend the full length of the ski season. Please contact the sales team for additional information.

Holiday features

Doorstep skiing

Step straight onto the slopes from your hotel and avoid any awkward ski bus transfers.

Best for groups

The best accommodation for groups, helping you make the most of your holiday with friends and family.

Gym and fitness centre

There's a gym or fitness centre available here.

Best for families

A great choice for families, geared to make life easier for parents - and more fun for kids. Featuring one or more of the following: family rooms, free child places, kids clubs and one-parent savers.

Board basis

Half board

Half board includes breakfast and evening meal.

Suitable for those with reduced mobility

Non-Adaptive

This holiday is not generally suitable for customers with reduced mobility. However, we do have a selection of Adaptive ski holidays available.

If you have specific accessibility requirements, please contact us at crystaladaptive@tui.co.uk or on 020 8939 0463.

Ratings

With all the various national tourist boards applying widely varying criteria to hotel ratings, the whole question of international hotel grades has become confused. We have therefore applied our own 'rating', representing the general standards of that country in order that fairer comparisons can be made.

Please note: rating may differ from the official star rating of the local tourist board. Our classifications take into account not only the basic facilities, but also the location, leisure facilities, general character and atmosphere of the hotel, as well as customer feedback. Chalet ratings give comparisons with other chalets but do not provide like for like comparisons with the ratings of full service hotels.

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Ratings

With all the various national tourist boards applying widely varying criteria to hotel ratings, the whole question of international hotel grades has become confused. We have therefore applied our own 'rating', representing the general standards of that country in order that fairer comparisons can be made.

Please note: rating may differ from the official star rating of the local tourist board. Our classifications take into account not only the basic facilities, but also the location, leisure facilities, general character and atmosphere of the hotel, as well as customer feedback. Chalet ratings give comparisons with other chalets but do not provide like for like comparisons with the ratings of full service hotels.

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