More than you would expect from a 2 star!
Me and my partner have just spent a week in Hotel Llac Negre. After reading some of the reviews about it, we had low expectations so we were very surpised by our findings when we arrived. The staff were so friendly and helpful and Pat, the manager could not do enough for everyone! The bar/catering staff, all English/Australian were livley, interested and generaly very pleasent.
The dinners, all served with water ranged from Pork stir fry, spag bol, roast chicken/pork, fajitas, curry, fish and chips and various other options. Every meal was a choice of 2 with 3 courses. with the starters being either some sort of salad or soup and pudding being ice cream or another like apple crumble, bread and butter pudding etc. The food was not 5 star by any means, however i can safely say i enjoyed every meal, but rarely finished them as the portions were huge!! Exactly what you need after a day boadring/skiing. Breakfast was sufficient, with a choice of toast, cereals, ham and cheese and a mini English (ie a different 3 every day out of beans, bacon, tomatos, fried/scrambled egg or sausage) with orange/pinapple juice, coffee, tea or hot chocolate. We rarely ate out on the slopes. The seating arrangements for meal times were interesting. If you are in a large group, you would all be put on an extended table together, however couples are paired with other couples as you are forced to socialise with those you have never met before. We were very lucky by our pairing of another couple as we spent the evening swapping horror stories of bad falls and our burnt faces. This became no chore as we got to know them.
The room was the only thing that could be seen as a negative. It was kept very clean and tidy every day by the girls that serve dinner, but it was very small with the funiture barely fitting. Something that we didnt see as a problem too much as we were not there to spend all our time in the room.
The Hotel is ideal for young or middle aged groups, couples and families. However with our room being next to the starcase, we heard every wave of people coming back from drinking sessions but once passed, was no issue. The veiw (if you could call it that) was of a concrete wall at the back of the hotel, even being on the 3rd floor and on a hill, it was on street level so daytime was quite noisy with cars, busses and trucks going past.
The walk to the lifts was no problem at all. If you have been to Pas before, you would realise the distance of some other hotels and be greatful! It took about 7 minutes both ways but the hill, at the end of the day, with your boards/skiis i could see how it could be a bit much for the unfit, elderly or children but there is an option of lockers by the slopes or a free one that comes with the room back at the hotel which suited us perfectly.
Beware, if you have an early return flight, you will not get breakfast provided! Although Pat does open the bar for tea, coffee or sandwiches for the long transfere. All of which you have to pay exra for. A bit cheeky but it is a reason to spend your last few Euros.
I have to say, in comparison to another 2 star hotel in Pas we have stayed at before, it was fantastic! and if we ever plan to go back again, we would not hesitate to book Hotel Llac Negre for our stay.