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a 33 y.o. Italian who lived in the UK for the past 13 years.
I worked in the music industry for many years and am now working for a ski school here in Tignes.
Love cooking, travelling and enjoying the mountains!
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Really nice apartment, good location with only a very short walk to the slopes and the shops/restaurants. Gabriele was very helpful.
The apartment is great !
* Fantastic sound system
* Excellent cooking facilities
* Plenty of utensils
* Very modern
* Ground floor ; both ski and boot lockers are right at the front and on the same floor, hence no waiting for elevators or messing around in ski cellars
* Central location:
1 minutes walk from golf parking
5 minutes walk to the main val claret lifts
1 minute to the supermarket or bakery
Gabriele's agent Alison was waiting for us when we arrived.
Nous avons été accueilli par une personne d'une agence immobilière qui nous a demandé une nouvelle caution de 500 euros et 80 euros en espèce pour le linge pour 4 personnes. Cette personne ne nous a pas communiqué le code d'entrée de l'immeuble.
L'appartement est agréable bien que beaucoup plus petit que sur les photos, cependant il n'y a pas de pression au niveau de l'eau chaude, seul coule un filet d'eau, ce qui est très désagréable pour se laver et faire la vaisselle, il n'y a pas non plus de wifi qui fonctionne.
Au regard de l'accueil qui nous a été fait, cet appartement n'est pas du tout dans l'esprit Airbnb.
Although we didn't meet Gabriele face-to-face he was always very quick to respond to our questions / queries via email and text. He provided us with local information about ski equipment hire and ski schools, both of which were excellent. His large one bedroom ground floor apartment is perfectly located at the foot of the slopes (and ski lifts just a short walk away). The apartment is exactly as per the photos, and very comfortable. Gabriele's apartment was the ideal base for us with shops, restaurants, bars and the shuttle bus to neighbouring resorts all in very close proximity. All in all, a superb place to stay and highly recommended!
First of all, the apartment itself: Fully renovated and very modern, it’s refreshing to have such a well-furnished apartment in a French ski resort. WiFi, Huge TV (different than the first picture), Nespresso coffee maker, new bathroom etc, the flat has what you need to make you feel comfortable. It’s great for 2 people (which was us), likely ok for 2 adults and 2 kids with the foldable beds in the corridor, however I would say a stretch for 6.
Next, what you need to know: The flat is on the ground floor and by the building entrance that houses 100+ apartments. So you don’t have stunning views over the mountains and will need to keep blinds and curtains closed for privacy. Noise level is ok although you occasionally will hear children in the morning off for their ski classes or 'happy' people stumbling home at night.
Last, we unfortunately suffered both a heating issue over the first 2 days and a loss of hot water later on for 24 hours. Apparently these were building issues, however we had to find and buy an electric heater ourselves. At least future tenants will have this as a safety option should it happen again.
Communication was very quick with Gabriele, though we wish we had been provided with a solution for the heating rather than us having to go buy a heater since the agency had not replied and nothing was being provided.
All in all, a great little modern apartment, which would have been perfect without the heating and hot water issues.
Excellent stay, exactly as described. Great location, 2 mins walk to the town. Very comfortable apartment with everything you need.
Would definitely stay again.
Thanks for making it a great stay
The reservation was canceled 155 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Gabriel's place is a well-equipped apartment in a large purpose-built block located in a neighbourhood of Tignes up the hill from the lake and about 2 km (a 25 minute walk) from the central part of the main town. Nearby, there is a tourist office on the corner, a supermarket just across the road, two bakeries within 5 minutes, and a good selection of pizzerias and restaurants close by. The pizzeria La Pignatta (most smiling waiter and fantastic focaccia starter) and restaurant Karl Gustav (settle in for slow, quirky service but delicious food) are both recommended.
If you are here for the skiing in the winter, or mountain biking or hiking in the summer there is a chair lift just at the end on the road (free in the summer). There are two lifts nearby to take you down to (or bring you up from) the road below at lake level. You can take the further of these lifts (5 minutes walk) to get close to the funicular railway that takes you through a tunnel in the mountain up to the base of the glacier on Grande Motte; from there you can take a cable car further up the glacier (weather permitting; sadly it was not for us).
The apartment has pretty much everything we could have needed in the kitchen. Having a dishwasher made it easy to tidy up after meals and the provision of a washer / dryer was truly appreciated. There are also plenty of AV gadgets should you need to watch or listen while you cook or relax (and given the selection of reading material in the flat it would seem that Gabriel knows his stuff when it comes to music and recording).
The apartment is on the ground floor and near the main entrance to the building, which means there's not much of a view and the net curtains are a necessity; however we did not have any problems with noise.
This compact apartment was adequate for three of us, with enough storage for clothes, etc. I would imagine that things get pretty cosy with any more than three people staying. Although towels were provided, they were quite well used; you may wish to bring your own.
In summary, a delightful accommodation in a quiet little town (in summer). (unfortunately we did not meet Gabriel and so cannot comment on him as a host and guide).
Good stay at Gabriele's apartment, a bit small for a family of 4 in winter with skiing clothes... But very well equiped, very central. Don't forget to book a parking (Golf) ahead (coverded parking may befull).
L'appartement de Gabriele est très bien situé.
À proximité d'un cinéma, d'un parking payant et couvert, d'un supermarché et plusieurs restaurants.
Nous étions venu en famille, les enfants ont beaucoup apprécié leur séjour.
Gabriele was a great guest, very considerate, clean, tidy and when he had to leave very early in the morning, he did so very quietly so as not to disturb me. Sorry I didn't say goodbye!