Guest travel review: Hotel Regina, Les Gets

It’s Ski Bear and Patchy Bear here, standing in for uncle Teddy at the French ski resort of Les Gets

Dad’s sister booked their short ski break to Les Gets. The short transfer time from Geneva made Les Gets ideal for a short break, enabling them to ski for half a day on their day of arrival

Dad’s sister made all the arrangements. Dad’s family love to plan holidays with nothing left to chance. With resources like Google Maps and review websites available, it’s becoming much easier to find out a lot about the places and things that you book. Of course reviews have have to be read with a discerning eye as there are fake ones out there but mostly, they do help

As dad and sis aren’t spring chickens any more, top of their requirement for ski accommodation is proximity to the slopes. Les Gets has few truly ski in ski out places, so sis chose Hotel Regina

Hotel Regina is located centrally with a 50m walk to the main Chavanne ski lift area where a chair lift and bubble gondola depart. An escalator makes it easy to get up from the road level to the lift level. The free bus and petit train service to the Mont Chery ski area also leave from here

It’s officially a two star hotel and in certain areas like the corridors and stairs, the hotel could do with a spruce up. However, in the areas which really matter like inside the bedrooms and the reception/bar/restaurant area, the hotel is well done up

There is no lift, so dad and sister’s hike up to their 4th floor bedroom did give them some extra exercise everyday. A slightly odd choice of bedroom as the hotel was quite empty

The room was big for an Alps hotel and there was a lot of storage, which is important as there is a lot of stuff involved in skiing. There was bright light, again a common failing of Alps hotels. The shower was powerful and there was a nice balcony to relax and watch the world go by

  

 A nice touch about Les Gets is that if you buy your lift pass online, they will deliver it to your hotel

Dad and sis hired their skis from Desiree Ski, literally next door to the hotel and very convenient. They had a decent selection of skis and you can go back and swap your skis for another set at any time

For convenience, dad and sis got the breakfast for €12.50 each. It’s a continental affair with ham, cheese, boiled egg, cereal, yoghurt and pastries. With a Carrefour supermarket right next door, there are probably cheaper options for breakfast

  
 Being in the centre of the village means you’re in the heart of restaurants and bars. Les Gets also offers an ice skating rink and a music box museum

 Tomorrow, we’ll be sharing the restaurants that dad and sis found

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