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Hotel & Spa Le Gai Soleil

  • France, Samoens

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The Gai Soleil offers a sense of calm, set in pretty grounds at the centre of Samoëns. The local ski bus stop is just opposite the property or the Grand Massif gondola is a 10 minute walk away. Enjoy a cocktail in front of the fire at the hotel’s lounge, or even on the terrace towards the end of the season. The restaurant has a great reputation, serving Savoyard specialities each evening (restaurant closed on Wed). A stay at the Gai Soleil includes free access to all the hotel spa facilities including an outdoor covered pool and magnificent salt cave.

Added value

2 FOR 1 Ski / Snowboard Hire when you pre-book your lift pass

Free child helmet when booking skis and boots

Family Lift Passes available


  • No. of rooms: 40
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 3
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
    • The Annexe is located 20 m from the main building
    • Annexe is accessed by an outside walk way 
  • Official rating: 3

All rooms have twin or double beds (please specify preference when booking), bath with shower head attachment or shower room, WC, safety deposit box, flat screen cable / satellite TV with English speaking channels, telephone, hair dryer, alarm clock, wake up service (on request), tea and coffee making facilities (on request), toiletries, bath robes, towels, bed linen, WiFi and a balcony or terrace with mountain views.

  • Double rooms (A2) sleep 2 people with twin / double bedroom (located in main hotel building).
  • Double rooms are also available for sole occupancy. 
  • Family rooms (B4) sleep 3 - 4 people. Sleeping alcove with bunk beds in the corridor (bunk beds suitable for children up to 18 years. Top bunk for children over 6 years) and twin / double bedroom (located in main hotel building).
  • Junior Suite rooms (C3) have king sized double bed (or separates into twin beds), bathroom with bath or walk in shower and large South East or South West facing balcony (located in separate building 20 m away).
  • Family Suite rooms (D4) have 2 bedrooms with king sized double beds (or they separate into twin beds), shared bathroom with separate WC and South East or South West facing large terrace (located in separate building 20 m away).

Beds are made up on arrival and daily house keeping is included.

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Family rooms (sleeps 4+)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Room safe
  • Tea or coffee making facilities
  • Wireless internet


  • Adapted rooms are available (on request)
  • Reduced mobility rooms are located in the Annexe (C3 & D4)
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes


  • Savoyard specialties each evening 
  • Continental breakfast buffet with additional hot options  
  • 3 course evening meals served on 6 nights (restaurant is closed on Wednesday)
  • Christmas and Year gala dinners included
  • Special dietary requirements (vegetarian, gluten free etc.) are available (on request)
  • Earlier meal times available for children (on request)
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:
    • On site
  • Dress code for restaurants:
    • Informal 
  • Breakfast service:
    • Continental breakfast buffet with additional hot options
  • Lunch service:
    • Not included 
    • Local shops and restaurants
  • Dinner service:
    • 3 course evening meals with choice of menu for the starter
    • Dinner is served on 6 nights (restaurant closed on Wednesday)

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians


Samoëns is the jewel of the Grand Massif, a traditional and beautifully preserved village linking to four neighbouring resorts to create a formidable ski area. The village centre is dynamic with everything from boutique bakeries and cosy cafés to yoga classes and ice diving. The Grand Massif Express links the village to the ski area giving a real sense of elevation - way above the clouds! The village enjoys a breathtaking setting in the Giffre Valley, surrounded by seven stunning peaks and is renowned for great value restaurants and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere - a great choice for families!

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Mountain Facts
  • Ski area 265 km
  • Runs
  • Longest run 14 Km
  • Snowparks

    3 snowparks available in the Grand Massif

  • Lifts Drag lifts 32, Chairlifts 29, Cablecars 1
  • Slope direction N,E,S
  • Ski/resort bus True

Things to do in resort

  • Weekly Savoyard market
  • Ice Diving
  • Dog Sledding
  • Ice Rink
  • Snowshoeing 
  • Sledging
  • Cinema
  • Helicopter Rides
  • Fat Bike
  • Paragliding

Location in resort
  • Longitude:
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  • Location Description:
    • Charming hotel at the centre of Samoëns
    • 10 minutes’ walk to lifts with ski bus stop opposite 

For more information on travel and transport visit our Samoens page


Winter 2019/20 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Ski Inclusive – Save up to £66 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 

All Ski Bundles Packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not available locally.

*Child 5-11yrs

Lift Passes Days Adult
Family 2 ad
& 2 ch 5-15
Grand Massif Pass
6 £233 £176 £222 £735

*Prices include €2 non refundable hands free card deposit.
Beginners should book in resort for reduced price passes as not needed from Day 1.

*0-4 Free (issued locally, photo required) 

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £74 £85 £99
Skis & Boots £97 £113 £132
Snowboard - £85 £99
Snowboard & boots - £113 £132
Child* 6-12 Skis & Boots - £57 -
Snowboard & boots - £57 -

Please see here for description of hire categories.

*White category skis & boots available for children 3-5yrs: £44.

*Child snowboard & boots 8-12yrs


Tuition details will be confirmed soon


Prices and supplements are correct at time of printing. Up-to-date prices will be confirmed at time of booking.


  • Sun terrace
  • Mountain views
  • Spa and wellness facilities including outdoor covered heated swimming pool, whirlpool, steam room and sauna
  • Lounge with open fireplace
  • Bar
  • Located in village centre
  • Relaxation room with salt wall
  • WiFi (Free)
  • Bus stop outside
  • Fitness room 
  • Shuttle service (book locally)
  • Games room with table tennis and billiards 
  • Heated ski equipment storage room
  • Massages and beauty treatments (book and pay locally)
  • Charming hotel at the centre of Samoëns
  • 10 minutes’ walk to lifts 
  • Ski bus stop opposite 
  • TV area
  • Safety deposit box
  • Lift
  • Room service (book and pay locally)
  • Luggage storage 
  • Reception
  • Laundry services (book locally)
  • Car parking (Free)
  • Newspapers (on request)

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort tax per person, per day (under 18's Free of charge) paid locally

Family Facilities

  • Baby cots are available (on request) for children under 2 years
  • Earlier meal times for children are available (on request) 
  • Children's meals available in restaurant
  • Indoor play area
  • Books, DVDs and music 
  • Board games and puzzles in reception
  • Children's TV channels / networks
  • Hotel family friendly
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Games room
  • Early meals available
  • Cots & linen
  • Children's menu

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Hotel & Spa Le Gai Soleil
Samoens, Half Board
04/01/2020 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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