Hotel Pointe Percee (Ski Weekender Lite)
Resort – Le Grand Bornand
Hotel Pointe Percée is a charming, family run 2 star hotel offering great value and a superb location
Based in the centre of the resort of Le Grand Bornand, this is a very convenient location for ski or snowboarding holidays and allows you to enjoy all that the resort has to offer, right on your doorstep.
Ski Weekender Lite
The hotel has 20 bedrooms and features a mixture of single, twin / double and triple/quad rooms. All rooms are ensuite with showers / WC , TV and telephone.
The bedrooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The rooms are well presented, cosy and warm with traditional wooden Savoyarde décor. Some rooms have a south facing balcony with a view of the pretty village centre and spectacular Aravis Mountain range. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms with showers.
There are a limited number of single (1 person) rooms available with no additional supplement, making this location our cheapest option for solo skiers / single travellers. Some rooms have a double bed plus bunk beds, giving space for a family of 4.
The entrance level (1st floor) has the hotel reception and breakfast room (please see the section “Food” for more details). There is also a ski room available to store your equipment and dry your boots, although our recommended ski hire partner does offer a free locker service at the foot of the slopes which is more convenient if you are skiing in Grand Bornand. The hotel bar and restaurant are on the ground floor, with a small terrace area outside.
The staff and owners are friendly and welcoming and speak English; they will ensure that your stay is as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Our ski team is based 2km away, and is available by phone and during regular evening drop-ins at the hotel to help with anything you need during your holiday.
The ground floor has a bar and restaurant which is where your evening meal will be served. The restaurant has a good reputation in the village and is a popular spot during the winter season with locals and visitors alike.
The hotel restaurant serves a range of hearty, tasty mountain dishes including the traditional Savoyard specialties of tartiflette, fondue and raclette, amongst other local delicacies. The Ski Weekender Lite package includes a set 3 course dinner every night of your stay (including Wednesdays on Midweek breaks).
An allocation of table wine is included with dinner, and the kitchen can cater for vegetarians and other special dietary requirements as long as you let us know these in advance.
The well-stocked hotel bar next to the restaurant has some games (darts, jenga) and is a good place to enjoy an aperitif or post-dinner drink.
There is a breakfast room on the first floor, which is for the exclusive use of hotel guests. A continental-style buffet breakfast including a selection of cereals, pastries, cheese and cold meats as well as hot drinks and juices is served here each morning.
The hotel is located right in the centre of le Grand Bornand on the pretty village square where the popular, traditional market takes place every Wednesday. All the facilities you could require (ATM, Post Office, shops, bars, restaurants etc.) are within a few seconds’ walk, whilst the Tourist Office is directly across the square.
The main telecabines / ski lifts and the bottom of the ski runs are around 5 minutes’ (flat) walk from the hotel. If you hire skis from our recommended partner, they provide ski lockers right a the foot of the slopes. This allows you to head to and from the hotel in normal footwear, making the walk even easier.
You don’t have to walk either; a ski bus stop is right outside the hotel, this can be used to access the Le Grand Bornand lifts in a minute or so, or to travel to La Clusaz, which is 10 minutes away and has a further 120km of skiing. This extra skiing, and all the local ski buses, are covered at no extra cost with the Aravis (full region) lift pass included in your holiday package.
About our Ski Weekender Lite Packages
We first offered our Ski Weekender Lite packages in 2013, to expand the range of accommodation we offer, giving a wider range of options for guests travelling on 3 day midweek or 4 day weekend ski breaks. Ski Weekender Lite packages – like all our holidays – still include the most important elements that allow as much skiing as possible with minimum hassle:
- Resort locations just an hour’s transfer from Geneva.
- Ski lift pass included in the price and ready for you on arrival.
- Afternoon / evening airport transfers included in the price.
- Half-board stays in well-located, friendly, comfortable accommodation.
Our Ski Weekender Lite holidays are the best value packages we offer. The Lite Package runs on a more independent basis than the Classic Package. Our own Ski Weekender staff are not permanently present at Lite locations, although they are always available by phone or during regular contact visits to help with anything you need during your holiday, and will still fulfill your airport transfers and check you into the accommodation on arrival. Some extras, which are included on the Classic Package, are not included on Lite stays – namely ski hosting, afternoon tea and evening entertainments.
Ski & Snowboard Hire
As with all our locations, we help provide convenient ski hire options to allow you to minimise time wasted on your short ski break.
For guests staying at Pointe Percée, we have a partnership arrangement with a conveniently located local ski hire shop, Paret Sports, who give our guests a 10% discount from their standard prices.
For full details, including prices, please see here.
If any of your party need them, we can help arrange ski lessons during your stay. We’ve been working for many years with ESF in le Grand Bornand, who give us exclusive use of English-speaking instructors for Ski Weeeknder group lesson courses which tie in with the short break format.
Small group lesson courses are possible throughout the season, on a 3 day Tuesday – Thursday or 4 day Friday – Monday format. We can also help arrange private lessons and 1 on 1 tuition.
For full details, including prices, please see here.
Ski Clothing Hire
At our locations in le Grand Bornand, hire of ski jackets, trousers, goggles and gloves can be pre-arranged. Please see here for full details and prices.
Creche & Childcare
Grand Bornand has a good municipal crèche, which has places available for children from 3 months to 4 years. We can help arrange bookings with them; please see here for full details.
Reviews of Hotel Point Percée
Please see below for feedback from recent guests who stayed with us at hotel Pointe Percée in le Grand Bornand.
Hotel La Pointe Percee was perfect – great food (4 courses on arrival night) and the manager couldn’t have been more accommodating. Spotlessly clean and superb breakfast. And the whole atmosphere was very relaxed, we came and went as we pleased and she very generously allowed us to keep the room right up to our departure at 5.30 pm. I had expected there to be a company rep constantly “on our back”, advising us of this or that, which I hadn’t wanted, being a reasonably fluent French speaker and an independent traveller. In my view you got it spot on – a helpful noticeboard in the hotel foyer and contact numbers if needed. Otherwise, a low profile.
All in all, a great experience, at very reasonable cost, and we’re looking forward to next year already! Clair – April 2014
The hotel in general was excellent, well situated with incredibly helpful owners… We thought the whole break was excellent value for money and have passed on these comments to friends. Anonymous feedback survey – Winter 2014
The Pointe Percee, hotel, staff and Grand Bornand were lovely. Looking forward to next year!! Anonymous feedback survey – Winter 2014
The lady at PP was very nice, helpful, smiley etc, really enjoyed staying in G Bornand and lovely hotel. Also nice to have the flexibility of a moveable dinner time. Would certainly stay there again. Anonymous feedback survey – Winter 2014
Prices & Availability
All prices include half board accommodation, lift pass for the 3 / 4 / 7 days of stay, and airport transfers to and from Geneva (for flights arriving 1500 – 2100 and departing 1600 or later.)
Please note that our usual Monday / Thursday start / end days change slightly over Christmas and New Year, to fit in with festive hoidays. Breaks over this period start and finish on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Book / Enquire
If you have any questions about hotel Pointe Percée, or about any aspect of any of our ski holiday packages, just let us know. You can call us on 0845 557 5983 (UK local call cost), email firstname.lastname@example.org or submit an enquiry form.
If you would like to make a booking for a ski holiday, staying at hotel Pointe Percée, le Grand Bornand, please first check prices and availability before completing and submitting a booking form. Please note that all bookings submitted are provisional until we’ve contacted you to finally confirm current availability; please don’t commit to flights or other dependent arrangements before we’ve been in touch.
If availability shows as “Limited” on the date you’re looking for, just contact us, using any of the methods above, with details of the stay you’re interested in, your party size and room requirements and we can quickly confirm up-to-the-minute availability.