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Reviewed 7 October 2013

We travelled from Geneva, through the French Alps, down to the Riviera, over to St. Remy, up to Lyon, then back to Geneva. The dinner we had at Le Serac was the highlight of the trip - and the best value. Comfortable, basic rooms, except for the amazing views of la Meije glacier! This is a special place - a small, 12th century village tucked into the Alps and offering free-ride, no-frills steep skiing. This is my first review after using tripadvisor for many years, and my husband and I were tempted to keep this gem to ourselves (hoping to return one ski season, if our knees hold out). The host and his wife were so kind and accommodating, however, that we simply had to reciprocate with this review. Thank you for a stay that we will never forget and for that second amazing dessert (the blueberry tart) that we're still talking about!

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jean Michel G, Responsable relations clients at Hotel Le Serac, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2013

Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your kind review, it is great to feel supported and we look forward to seeing you very soon at the foot of the Meije.

respectfully,

Jean Michel

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Reviewed 23 September 2013

I stayed at this hotel for a short cycling holiday. On arrival we were immediately directed to a garage to assemble and store our bikes, it was unlit but clean and even included some stands to help set up our machines. A nice touch. The room was basic but spotless and excellent value for money. It also included a separate utility room, which is very useful when using the hotel as a base for cycling or skiing trips. The main attraction however is the view from the balcony, which is spectacular. The service from the proprietor hit the perfect balance between friendly and discrete and the food could not be improved upon. The pizzas, cooked in a charcoal oven, proving to be the ideal fuel for a hard days peddling. In summary – it’s all good here.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Jean Michel G, Responsable relations clients at Hotel Le Serac, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2013

Dear Customer,

We thank you for taking the time to send us your comments regarding your warm Alpin short stay.
We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Le Serac in La Grave.
We would be happy to welcome you again in our hotel.

sincerely

Jean Michel

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Reviewed 5 September 2013

After wandering around France for a week or so, my wife and I thought we'd had the best food and hospitality available. That's until we chanced upon Hotel Le Serac and it's very genial host.

We called in unannounced for dinner and couldn't have been treated better. From a wonderful window seat with a view to die for, we enjoyed 5 courses of the set menu (you receive a choice of 2 things for the first 4 courses).

The food was magnificent. The best we've had in a 3 week tour of Europe.

The service was very friendly and efficient with our host even Googling in the kitchen so he could give us the English words for our dishes.

I'd ordered a few dishes with noises - "Quack, quack" got me the Duck and "Baaaaaaaa" got my wife the lamb, as well as a hearty chuckle and big smiles from our host.

The price was very, very reasonable (I'd pay more for a main course in Australia for what I paid for the 5 courses).

A wonderful dining experience - just wished we'd stayed in the hotel for the night if the value in the restaurant was anything to go by. Thanks!

Room Tip: Qyack like a duck for the best duck in all of Europe!
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jean Michel G, Responsable relations clients at Hotel Le Serac, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2013
Google Translation

Bonjour Les Australiens !

Madame, Monsieur, Chers Clients

Nous vous remercions pour votre très bel avis sur TriAvisor. C’était aussi, pour nous, un réel plaisir de vous accueillir. Et si tous les Australiens sont gentils comme vous, on s’expatrie prochainement.

A très bientôt, au pied de « La Meije ».

Jean Michel

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Hello Australians !

Dear Dear Customers

Thank you for your very nice review TriAvisor. It was also, for us, a real pleasure to welcome you. And if all Australians are nice like you, we expatriates soon.

See you soon at the foot of "La Meije."

Jean Michel

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Reviewed 1 August 2013

Great place to stay. Everything you need for a great ski holiday. Great breakfasts, comfortable rooms, friendly and helpful host. Great value for money.
We stayed at Hotel Le Serac for a week in winter. We had a very relaxed stay and felt like we were really well looked after.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jean Michel G, Responsable relations clients at Hotel Le Serac, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2013

Hello,

Thank you very much for your very nice review on this website is really nice to think of us on the other side of our planet!

I wish you a very good day, hoping to see you again at the foot of the Meije.
Very sincerely,

Jean Michel

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Reviewed 3 April 2013

When you reserve a hotel to stay in while planning to ski powder in La Grave, you are not focused on the hotel, but topos, snow conditions, weather and such things. We booked the half board so were did not have to think about dinner when we came back each night. The less planning, the better we thought. We would have been happy with anything. Not only did we receive something acceptable, we received wonderful. We were very surprised how the owner made our experience even better with his charm and food. Oh the food! Good, home cooked French cuisine. Four courses. Each was flavorful and hearty. The first night we had game hen served in a brown sauce swimming with baby onions, herbs and butter. So yummy. The second night I believe I had the best scalloped potatoes known to man (sorry mom.) The creme brulee had bits of vanilla bean and was excellent. The view from the rooms were wonderful. A great way to wake up each morning. I would certainly book a room again, with the half board!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lana G
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Jean Michel G, Responsable relations clients at Hotel Le Serac, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2013

Hello and thank you very much for your avi on this site. For us it was very pleasant to have you recvoir. We wish you a great day, hoping to see you very soon at the foot of the Meije.

Cordially.

Jean Michel

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