Terminal Neige – Totem
What We Love
- Settling into the outdoor Jacuzzi after a day on the slopes
- The roaring fire in the bar, perfect for an après-ski spritz
- The fabulous ski-in, ski-out convenience
- The decadent Loft suite, which has three bedrooms, a south-facing terrace and a modernist beauty of a fireplace
What To Know
- There’s a fee to use the wellness center, and it’s for those over 18 only
- The higher up the room, the better the view of the snow-covered trees and mountains
- Rooms can be small; upgrade to a club double or a deluxe room for more space
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
You might call the charming aesthetic at this ski-in, ski-out hotel “modern vintage” – at every turn, there’s a touch of industrial chic, a soupcon of ethnic fabrics, some graffiti-inspired art, and brightly patterned china. The public spaces are stocked with a varied assortment of tables and chairs, some of which are bespoke Bauhaus-style creations, and cushions covered in Native American patterns crowd the sofas. Rooms are on the small side, but the street-art pattern that decorates one wall, the headboards made from slabs of chestnut, and the cheery curtains and bedspreads make them feel both hip and cozy. The Pure Altitude spa, with three intimate treatment rooms, uses its own label of products that incorporate mountain plants and minerals. Spring for a sports massage—just the thing after a day or two on the slopes.
In the Area
Flaine, 1,600 meters high, is the highest of the resorts on the Grand Massif lift pass, although its neighbors add variety on runs that cut through the forest. It’s also the one most guaranteed to get snow, which is what 99% of the guests will be here for—skiing and snowboarding take up most of each day. There are some excellent restaurants in the area that make the perfect après ski stop; try Les Covagnes for varied, good value meals just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel, or L’Epicea, an Alpine hut-style building with some of the best hot chocolate in town. Slightly further afield is Le Desert Blanc, a mountaintop spot with stellar views of Mont Blanc (and great pizza).
How to Get There
Got a price for booking 4 rooms in January just 15 days ago to now being told it’s gone up 10%. Told its just how it works, a bit like low cost airline tickets. Might be worth letting people know how long a quote stands for especially as there is 4 months to go. As for the hotel I’ve been told it’s great and I dropped in last year for a look but looks like that’s the last time. Sad
This hotel is superb..... My first trip was a week from the end of Jan and I liked it so much I went back Mid March. WHY ? It was brilliant, The hotel is positioned in the Forum in Flaigne, ski in ski out. The whole of Flaigne is purpose built but is not a concrete jungle. It's very tastefully created, modern and very functional. Bars, Restaurants and modern hotels adorn the area all sympathetically built into the mountains....
The Terminal Niege is modern , very smart and one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in whilst on a ski ing holiday.
The rooms are very tastefully appointed and the deluxe rooms , south facing and larger and with a balcony are excellent.
There is a superb restaurant here with a modern bar and lounge area. The food both at breakfast and evening meals is simply excellent. It is Buffet service but has a huge choice and all of it very well cooked.
The evening meal is from 7pm to 9:30pm so unlike chalet hotels where you have to report for diner 7 for 7:30, it gives you a chance to enjoy some acres ski and live music before going back for a superb meal.
CHoices from steak, blade of beef, lamb shank on various evenings plus many other dishes made this the best food ever on a ski hol...
Personal thanks to the chefs, who was very friendly and informative about the meals they had cooked. Massive choice of puddings / deserts too and you can go back as many times as you wish.
Christoff on reception was also very helpful, very nice guy.
To be honest AL the staff are very helpful, they all work hard and do anything to make sure you have a great experience. Well done to all....
If all of this wasn't enough , there is a gym and a spa area, with 2 sauna's and a huge jacuzzi !!!! Plus you can get a superb massage too. There is a ski shop in the hotel with some very tasteful gear, ski hire etc and the ski room is accessible from inside the hotel , exit directly onto the snow and the ski schools are there on your doorstep if you need them. Ski lifts are within a short distance from Puma's to chairs... All in all brilliant.
A quick mention too for the Inghams rep Ed Guy, on hand anytime and very helpful.... Very knowledgeable and a really nice Guy !!! Bit of a pun there too...
Out of all the ski hol places I have stopped, I would definitely go back here.. Good ski ing on the Grand Massif... All levels,
Brilliant Place to stop
Repeatedly took forever to get a drink and an accurate bill. A shame as it has a lovely relaxed atmosphere - once you finally have a drink in your hand......
Currently quite trendy decor. I wonder when it will start to look dated
Great hotel, great staff, great atmosphere. Super location. Food was always varied and interesting. Very comfortable beds. Clean place. Ski hire personnel were very patient with us. The ski lockers are not heated but you take your boots back to the shop and they dry them overnight for you - even if you don't rent them from there. This was our second visit and we would return again.
We stayed in January and had our evening meals there. The kitchen would close before the specified time so food always ran out and it was always the same type of food each night.
Room was small but manageable.
Ski lockers are not heated so your boots don’t dry out for the next day.
Overall I’d say it’s an expensive hotel for what you get, but there aren’t many other options in the area.