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Guest testimonials for Chalet Himalaya in Peisey-Vallandry
Wonderful holiday, huge thanks to Mark & Cathy who are so kind & thoughtful. Incredible value for money in a lovely location. The hot tub with the view is a wonderful touch. Great skiing & lovely bars 💕⛷️🤗
23rd Mar 2024
Chalet Himalaya
Mark and Cathy were lovely knowledgeable hosts. The accommodation is 5 minutes walk to the famous lobster pot lift taking you directly to the Vanoise Express and 400km of slopes. From the initial chat about the dates, timing I knew we were going to be looked after well. Afternoon tea-cake, evening meal, wines and an honesty bar, made the evening ease by. Cheers guys..
Jim Thorn
23rd Mar 2024
Chalet Himalaya
As usual, a great stay at Chalet Himalaya ! En plus de l'accueil toujours chaleureux de la famille Gardiner, des délicieux repas de Cathy, du confort du Nordic Lodge we were lucky to enjoy a almost full sunny week of skiing. See you next year at the latest.
Pierre Gillet
3rd Feb 2024
Chalet Himalaya
We had a wonderful family holiday thanks to the outstanding help and support from Mark and Cathy, and the warmest welcome imaginable, excellent location and facilities and simply wonderful food. We made some wonderful memories.
Jeremy Westlake
27th Jan 2024
Chalet Himalaya
I really appreciated the wonderful company we had at dinner each night and the conversation we enjoyed with our hosts and other guests as we ate. I would highly recommend staying at the chalet and I look forward to visiting again in the future!
Alexander Lyons
20th Jan 2024
Chalet Himalaya
Having experienced many catered chalet holidays in the past, I can honestly comment that our 'Himalaya' experience was one of the best EVER! A real family chalet - amazing authentic meals and genuine care form our hosts that their guests were receiving everything they needed and wanted. An amazing base for a wonderful ski holiday. Wouldn't change a thing.
Jane Hammersley
4th Mar 2023
Chalet Himalaya
Mark and Cathy run a lovely chalet tucked away in a quiet location and were excellent in assisting with the booking of the holiday and helping our family, with young children, sort out the important ski hire, ski school options and lift passes so that we could get a clean start the morning after arrival. The chalet is conveniently located close to the lift system to soon get you up high and enjoy the great snow, even in late March. Great food and convivial atmosphere made this a holiday to remember. Thoroughly recommend. Chris Glegg
Chris Glegg
18th Mar 2022
Chalet Himalaya
Mark and Cathy have an ability to make you feel welcome from the start and do their utmost to ensure you get the best out of your holiday stay with them - a skill that did not go unnoticed.
Alastair Glegg
19th Mar 2022
Chalet Himalaya
Chalet Himalaya is a fantastic property in a superb location, we had a fantastic relaxing stay which was a perfect counterpoint to the amazing skiing available in the Paradiski region
Scott Chesney
5th Mar 2022
Chalet Himalaya
Myself and my friends had a wonderful time staying with Mark, Cathy, Tom & Suzie. They were so welcoming and full of great local knowledge and going above and beyond to make sure we were well catered for and had everything we needed to know. We loved all the different aspects the chalet had to offer such as the hot tub and the amazing fireplce. The food we were served daily was really great and such a lovely range, my favourite evening was the Raclette evening and the blueberry pudding! I really look forward to coming back and staying and specially now I have slightly improved my skiing!
Louise Marshall
12th Feb 2022
Chalet Himalaya
Good sized rooms and en-suites at Chalet Himalaya. A very spacious living and eating area, super hot tub and large decking area, plenty of boot and ski storage. Great fresh food, there was always fresh fruit on the table, tea and coffee at the ready and home made cake. The log burner is fantastic, sooooo toastie.
Phillip Lake
29th Jan 2022
Chalet Himalaya
From the moment I saw Chalet Himalaya on the internet, to calling for more information, to booking a week with catering, to the welcome we received, to the greats conversation and food, to helping us with our ski hire and passes, to booking a restaurant…. Every step of the way, we were helped and given good advice… excellent service, chalet, food and hosts. Highly recommended. Thank you Cathy & Mark, see you again very soon!
Bennett Alexandra
22nd Jan 2022
Chalet Himalaya
Really enjoyed our week of skiing - including hearing Marcus Brigstocke & Co at the Mont Blanc bar and going for an outstanding dinner at Le Petit Hibou in Nancroix.
Simon Ryley
14th Mar 2020
Chalet Himalaya
So I will admit that this was my 14th time in Chalet Himalaya with Cathy and Mark. We come back because they are really great hosts with a winning formula of food, location, calm and excellent hospitality (even as the Coronavirus shut the resort around us), in a ski station with so many positives and very few negatives. The bubble replacing the lobster pots in a couple of years will be the cherry on the cake.
Martin Nicholas
14th Mar 2020
Chalet Himalaya
Mark and Cathy were brilliant hosts at Chalet Himalaya. They were attentive, friendly and really made our group of 13 feel at home. We loved the chalet itself - it was kept very tidy, and the hot tub over looking the mountains was a great addition. The food was delicious and Cathy and Mark made sure to cater to everyone's dietary needs. I will definitely be visiting again!
Lucy Woodham
7th Mar 2020
Chalet Himalaya
We had an amazing holiday at Mark and Cathy's place. It's ideally located a short walk from the lift into Peisey, and has an amazing set-up (we loved the hot tub). Everywhere is clean and well looked-after. Most importantly, Mark and Cathy are amazing hosts and really care about their guests...
Alex Ward-Booth
29th Feb 2020
Chalet Himalaya
I would highly recommend Chalet Himalaya to anyone. Mark and Cathy were exceptional hosts. The chalet was excellently appointed and spotlessly clean. I couldn’t have wanted for more.
Helen Hawkins
22nd Feb 2020
Chalet Himalaya
Pour une première chez vous Cathy et Mark, ce fut une super semaine dans la bonne humeur avec en plus l'occasion de pratiquer la langue de Shakespeare avec vous et une belle bande venue d'outre-Manche. Au plaisir, Pierre
Pierre Gillet
1st Feb 2020
Chalet Himalaya
C'est un gîte très bien situé dans le village ou on peux vraiment profiter du calme. Notre séjour était très court, mais avons apprécier l'accueil de Mark et Cathy, très ouvert a la discussion. Je pense que j'y retournerai.
Maria Pagliaro
21st Jan 2020
Chalet Himalaya
Mark & Cathy were super hosts, from booking, arranging ski hire and passes nothing was too much trouble the chalet is delightful, comfy beds hot powerful en suite showers, roaring fire and the view from the hot tub is breath-taking Food & wine superb, location a doddle I would definitely recommend the Chalet Himalaya I for one will definitely be back
Patric Catterall
11th Jan 2020
Chalet Himalaya
Thank you to Mark and Kathy. Chalet Himalaya is excellent - you have cultivated a friendly and comfortable environment. Well placed for access to the whole Paradiski area and home cooked food - I would highly recommend!!
Esther Hunt
11th Jan 2020
Chalet Himalaya
Great food lovely hosts and great area can't wait to return Many thanks Cathy and Mark
Candice Bell
15th Jan 2020
Chalet Himalaya
Myself and nine friends all had an absolutely amazing time skiing in Peisey-Nancroix, and much thanks for that must go to our gracious hosts Mark and Cathy. Not only was the food delicious and wine plentiful, and the high standard of the accommodation both homely and comfortable, we were given lots of invaluable information and advice on possible ways to spend our days to get as much out of our holiday as possible. They catered to 10 20-something year-olds without breaking a sweat and we all immensely enjoyed the hot tub, sauna and living area complete with fire and big TV (not to mention the fridge full of beer..). We're all definitely planning to visit again! Thanks for a great time. 5/5
Beth Coombs
30th Mar 2019
Chalet Himalaya
Fantastic week, great weather and good snow! Chalet was excellent, really comfortable with good food. Particularly liked the hot tub! Location is good with a short walk to “lobster pots” then easy access to either Les Arcs or across on the Vanoise Express to La Plagne. Mountain restaurants we tried were all good and seemed excellent value compared with 3 Valleys.
Lisa Killham
23rd Feb 2019
Chalet Himalaya
Loved and made daily use of the hot tub and sauna. Great food. Having the arranged lockers for ski equipment very close to the slopes just brilliant and much appreciated , makes the location of the chalet in a traditional french village with a very little walk beginning and end of the day just lovely . Chalet immaculate . Helpful and friendly hosts .
Leanne Grant
23rd Feb 2019
Chalet Himalaya
Another fantastic holiday at Chalet Himalaya! Mark and Cathy's hospitality, professionalism and experience make for a stress free, family friendly skiing holiday. Thank you and hopefully we will see you again soon.
Rachel Carwardine
11th Feb 2019
Chalet Himalaya
Fantastic experience with friends. Will always think of Chalet Himalaya when booking future ski holidays.
David Bratt
8th Feb 2019
Chalet Himalaya
Mark and Cathy were great hosts and helped with all the organising of transfers etc. The chalet was very well laid out which meant even with 4 families (17 in total) we didn't feel like we were living on top of each other. The big farm house dining table was amazing, as well as looking beautiful it fitted all of us round for breakfast together. The log burner kept us all cosy and the chalet was well heated and there was a boot room with boot warmers. The hot tub was well used (especially by the kids) with amazing views over the valley. The short walk to the lobster pots everyday was fine and we were able to get all the kids to ski school on time with New Gen each day. We were all well fed by Cathy’s lovely evening meals including a 4th cheese course every night for the adults and some very yummy cakes at tea time. The kids enjoyed the food too (and there was plenty of 2nd helpings for the bigger kids so they didn't go hungry).
Julia Hughes
29th Dec 2018
Chalet Himalaya
Excellent hosts. Made to feel welcome from pick up at the airport until drop off. Fantastic chalet. Clean and spacious. Hot tub a dream after a long day on the slopes. Food superb - Kathy is a fantastic Chef! Different menu every day with 4 course dinner and delightful wines. Could not recommend more. Thank you for having us!
Matthew Clark
7th Feb 2019
Chalet Himalaya
This was our third visit to Chalet Himalaya, we love everything about it. Mark and Cathy are amazing and do everything they can to make your stay effortless and really special. The location of the chalet is not only beautiful but in an excellent position to make the most of the fantastic ski area of Les Arc and La Plagne.
Rosalyn Prior
26th Jan 2019
Chalet Himalaya
We had a fantastic week at Chalet Himalaya. Mark and Cathy are wonderful hosts who went above and beyond to make sure we had an enjoyable stay. The home cooked food was terrific and the chalet was clean and very comfortable. This is our second stay and we look forward to returning again.
Thomas Cash
19th Jan 2019
Chalet Himalaya
A lovely chalet with 6 en suite bedrooms and the post-ski hot tub and sauna were warmly welcomed. Mark and Cathy are attentive hosts, providing a delicious breakfast selection, wonderful afternoon cakes and the 4 course dinner menu was delicious and varied. Mark & Cathy joining us for dinner was a lovely touch, especially when their delightful children and dog came down to meet us later on! Discounted lift passes and equipment hire through Mark was invaluable, and in general Mark gave us excellent recommendations for activities and amenities in the local area! Chalet Himalaya offers a spacious dining table and sofa area, perfect for playing social deduction/trivia games in the evening, which was of particular interest to our group. Just make sure you don't miss the last lift home of the day from Plan Peisey down to Peisey village!! We would be delighted to return in the future!
Robert Sandler
21st Jan 2019
Chalet Himalaya
We visited Chalet Himalaya in Feb 2018 - four families, a group of 18. Mark and Cathy are the perfect hosts, very welcoming, and nothing was any trouble. We could just relax and be looked after all week. Sitting in the hot-tub, watching the sunset catch the peaks in the opposite valley after a day on the slopes was just perfect.
Chris Rome
24th Feb 2018
Chalet Himalaya
Lovely chalet. Mark and Cathy are very welcoming and helpful.
Wendy Browne
6th Jan 2018
Chalet Himalaya
Mark and Cathy are wonderful hosts gave us a really warm welcome they couldn't have been more helpful no problem was unsolvable no requests (within reason!) undoable! Thank you so much for a brilliant stay!
Amanda Pitcher
2nd Jan 2018
Chalet Himalaya
We love coming to Mark and Cathy, always very easy to deal with and nothing appears too much trouble:-) Food is always very good as are the facilities and location. View from the Hot Tub is one of my personal favourites 'cos I can see Bellecote North Face (play ground)!!!
Richard Carr
31st Dec 2017
Chalet Himalaya
I have stayed in many Chalets' since I started Skiing ,Chalet Himalaya is by far the best. I have just returned from an 8 days skiing holiday over the Christmas break , with 10 friends and family, we had the most amazing time. A warm welcome from the start, amazing freshly prepared food with fabulous produce & always a varied local cheese board to finish off the evening meal. Mark & Cathy are fantastic hosts who go above and beyond to make you holiday truly amazing even, if you're not skiing or snowboarding. The chalet is perfectly situated to drive from the UK with no expensive parking charges at the resort . Once in resort everything you need is within easy access whatever activities your doing in resort. Mark & Cathy's wealth of local knowledge means you really do have an amazing holiday experience. I have already booked for my next stay in January 2018.
Rosalyn Prior
29th Dec 2017
Chalet Himalaya

“Dear Cathy and Mark, I just wanted to say thanks once more for an absolutely fantastic week’s skiing. Cathy: your cooking was wonderful – the meals were balanced perfectly and a real treat. I shall be sure to come back and stay with you again soon!”
Julian Hoad

“Now that the dust has settled and we are all settled back into our home routines I wanted to write to you to express my gratitude for all that you did in making our holiday so enjoyable last week and also my admiration for the way you run your organisation.”
Richard Imrie

“Thanks again for your wonderful hospitality and service, especially the delicious veggie food.”
Sean Doak

“Vickie was wondering if you could send her the recipe for your leak tart that you served on the first night, delicious”
Paul Appleton

“Hi Mark, thank you for a fantastic stay. The Chalet is brilliant and we were so lucky to stay with such wonderful company and the food was delicious! Hopefully we won’t leave it so long next time.”
Ben & Jess Joyce

“You made us all feel so welcome and relaxed. The food was excellent and thanks for all the help you gave us, particularly at the beginning of the holiday with ski hire, lift passes and lessons etc.”
Tray Wheeler

“The food was better even than last year and the attention to detail outstanding.”
Martin Nicholas.

“It’s a long time since we all had a family holiday together and you both made it extra special.”
Mary Goddard

“We all very much admired the chalet that was clearly lovingly converted and it was lovely to stay somewhere with such a personal touch.”

Frances Sanderson
“The highlight of the holiday was sitting in the spa with the snow falling on our heads, thanks for making our family Christmas come alive.”

Harper Family
“Thank you so much for making our holiday magical, from the excellent food, warm atmosphere to even turning on the snow while in the Spa. You thought of everything to ensure you took the “hassle” out of our holiday.Go-Alpine deserve a gold star for Customer Service – I should know I give them out !”

Anne Harper – Training Consultant
“Thank you for a great week, great weather and yummy food.”

Sophie Foster aged 13
“Just to let you know how much Sarah and I enjoyed our stay with you. The food was outstanding – Mark’s hot breakfasts really set you up for the day and Cathy’s cakes made sure you got back.”
Janet & Sarah Langham

“We all had a wonderful time and are already working out when the kids half term holidays are for the group next year.”
Bruce and Lindsey Grain

“Thank you for a great week, it was one of the best holidays we have ever had. Well done to you both, you are running a first class business – look forward to seeing you next year”
Vaughan Rochford

“Your help, guidance and knowledge were invaluable to us over the week and Cathy’s efforts in the kitchen will always be memorable, thanks once again for making our holiday so special – see you next year (if you’ll have us !!)”
Zuita Daly

“If ever there was a ski holiday and chalet experience to make me seriously consider skiing as a hobby this was it.”
Sarah Milnes

“One word – Superb, we have never been to one place twice, this is about to change we don’t need anywhere else.”
Tara Stacey

“My first alpine experience and it was wonderful”
Brenda Powell

“So good that we didn’t want to go home, thanks for a fantastic week.”
Charlotte & Paul Morrison

“An excellent week in a superb chalet in a prime location for skiing both resorts”
Mansfield Family

“The food was memorable, so memorable that I am reminded every day when I try and fasten those buttons.”
Tricia Quane

“A wonderful winter experience in an idyllic setting”
Megan & Jim

“We’re converted. A week in the mountains beats the packed beaches in August, come here in the summer you’ll love it”
Anouk & Dirk Simpson

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