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Planibel Apartments

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  • Essentials

      • Ski-in location, with the small nursery area and ski school right outside.
      • Adjacent to Les Suches gondola and Bosco Express chairlift.
      • Indoor pool and wellness facilities.
      • Great value with an extensive range of cafés, bars and restaurants all within the complex.
    • Property Type

      Apartments

    • Tourist tax payable locally

      An approximate fee of €1 per person per night.

    • Board basis

      Self catering

    • Suitable for those with reduced mobility

      No

    • Official Rating

      HHHH

    Customer ratings

    • Holiday Overall Rating
      83%
    • Accommodation Rating
      74%
  • So what's it like?

    Perfectly placed for the slopes of La Thuile, the Planibel complex sits just a stone’s throw from the gondola, chairlift and ski school.

    The apartments are modest and simply furnished, with a wide choice of room layouts available for couples, groups and families. Add in bars and a restaurant onsite, and you’ve got all the perks of a big hotel, for a no-frills price.

    After a day’s skiing on the pistes of both Italy and France, why not slip off for some well-earned downtime? For a small price you can make use of the steam room, sauna, fitness room and indoor pool.

    Once you’re suitably rested and recharged, there are tons of great local dining options to choose from, or stay in and enjoy the Planibel’s own restaurant, Raclette.

    • Crystal Childcare discounts

    What's Nearby

    The apartments give easy 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 an assortment of blue runs. Getting back at the end of the day is via reds No.6 or No.7, or the more direct black No.2 and No.3. There’s also the Maison Blanche lift from La Thuile town, for access to the beginner blue No.36.

    There are several good restaurants within walking distance - try Pepita Café or Lo Tata for tasty Italian food made from local produce - or you can stay within the Planibel complex for dinner and drinks. The King Pub is within the building and is a great place to take aperitivo and catch sports events.

    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.

    Location

    · ski-in · adjacent to the gondola · less than 1 minute's walk to the ski school meeting point · small nursery area and ski school outside · less than a minute to the Hotel Planibel · close to shops, restaurants and bars

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    Location

    Rooms

    All apartments have a kitchenette with two hot plates, kettle, microwave, fridge and a basic range of crockery and kitchen utensils; bathroom with private bath or shower and WC; satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer and safe. Towels, linen and mid-week towel change are included. Cot hire available for €10 per night - please request at time of booking.

    Type A studio - sleeps 2: living area with twin beds.

    Type C apartment - sleeps 2-4: double bedroom with en suite shower and WC, and living area with two single sofa beds.

    Type C1 apartment - sleeps 2-4: as type C but located in the Monteblanco block, closest to the slopes, adjacent to the main Les Suches gondola and Bosco Express charlift.

    Type E apartment - sleeps 2-6:
    double bedroom with en suite shower and WC, bedroom with bunk beds, and living area with two single sofa beds.

    Facilities

    · restaurant · bars · lounge · cafés · snack bar · mini-market · shops · ski shop · ski room for apartment guests · extra charge for leisure facilities, including indoor pool (swimming caps must be worn and can be purchased from Ornella Sports, towels can be hired for a small charge or customers can use their own), sauna, steam room and fitness centre (€30 per week, children under 11 years are free when with full paying adult) · New for Winter 19/20: Crystal Childcare – Pepi Penguin Nursery (6 months-4 years) and Beanie Bear Club (4-8 years) · 237 studios/apartments

    Good to know

    The swimming pool and fitness room are open during scheduled hours.

    Just so you know, some of the plugs don't fit common adaptors. You can borrow the right adaptors from reception.

    Getting Here

    When you arrive in La Thuile, the coach will drop you at the Hotel Planibel for you to check in. Once you've received your key, you will have to walk to your apartment with your luggage. The duration of the walk depends on where you've been allocated an apartment, which may be up to 10 minutes away. Make sure you wear some sturdy shoes and warm clothing - it can get a bit snowy underfoot.

    Families

    Coming to La Thuile for Winter 19/20

    The Planibel Apartments 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

Self catering

Self catering includes accommodation with kitchen facilities (facilities may vary).

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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In some circumstances, prices and availability may update during the day so you may find price/availability differences later in the booking process.

This is usually due to high demand for the selected holiday. Should you have any issues with this, please contact us or see here for more information.

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