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.
Just returned from a 1 week holiday in Pas De La Casa where myself and 4 mates stayed at the Llac Negre. On arrival to the resort we were informed by our rep. that the coach would not be able to drop us outside the hotel, so we were dropped off outside the Police station, only a short walk away. Our luggage was dropped off by a van within a half hour of us checking in to our room. The room's we were allocated by the hotel were as per our requests with the travel agent and found to be small but clean. Hot water on tap all day every day and the cleaner came in each day to replace towels and tidy the room. Location to the slopes was only a short walk away down the road and in my opinion ideally out of the way of the pubs and clubs which were in the resort centre which meant there was no party revellers walking past as Lllac Negre is the last hotel up the street at the moment. Food both in the morning and at dinner time was excellent, warm and filling with Pat the Aussie manager on duty to supply us with drinks. All the staff and the manager were very welcoming and obliging and created a very relaxed atmosphere. There is an individual locker area for every room on the 1st floor. Overall our stay at the hotel was excellent,the only problem being the resort itself as it is very scruffy in comparison to Soldeu and El tarter but there is evidence of development, which should hopefully improve the resorts apearance. Could not understand why the coach cannot drop off or pick up right outside the hotel though as on Saturdays there are many coaches bringing skiiers and shoppers to Pas and parking directly opposite. I'm sure they have there reasons though. Would most definetly reccommend this hotel to groups of lads and young couples.
To start of with, we where the furthest hotel in Pas de la Casa from the slopes and the walk back was up a steep hill. Our bed sheets in the rooms were only changed once during our stay and we often had to ask for new towels. Extremely unfriendly Australian manager with a bad temper and no idea of how to run a hotel. I would like to recomend that no-body visits this hotel due to its poor 2* quality.
we just spent a week in this hotel and was mostly disapointed, firstly not the hotel's fault but the coach could not get any where near the hotel and dropped you in the bottom of town and a van was sent from the hotel to pick luggage up (what a savier), then the rep frogged marched us through town up a steep hill to the hotel, the staff are very friendly run by an Australian (Pat), but the rooms had mould all around the window also mould in the cupboard everytime we put clothes into the cupboard the mould rubbed off onto the clothes creating dirty clothes without even wearing them. we were on the top floor of the hotel and was right under the tumble dryer which was on the floor above us, this was put on every day and made a loud rumbling sound right up to about 7-8 every night.
The food was nice but not much choice for breakfast you could have as much tea/coffee cornflakes or muesli and toast as you can eat, however the cooked breakfast consisted of beans egg sausage or bacon (1 rasher).
for dinner you got a choice of starter soup/salad, choice of main meal from 2 selections and a choice of ice cream or something else. the seats in the resturant are place for you so if you are a couple you end up sitting next to strangers the couple that we were with only turned up for one meal and then we did not see them untill the end of the week (they had been eating else where).
The bar in hotel was small and freindly but beer quite expensive 4 Euro (like the whole of Pas De Le Cassa) but at happy hour 5-6 every day it is only 2 Euro, the only trouble is the bar is a smoking bar so me being an ex smoker I could only spend a couple of minutes in the bar before I physically felt sick, when you come down the stairs off a night you can see the smog coming out of the bar and up the stairs.
the hotel is aprroximatley 600 yards from the ski lift down hill and is close enought not to be out of breath upon arrival to the slope there are hotels closer but not by much all in all we did have a good holiday but we went for the skiing and spent most of our time on the slope 9-5 every day and only spend what little time left in the room or on the town sightseing (we go hiking up the mountain) it is a lively resort with lots of night clubs and therefore lots of noise coming back into the hotel around 2-3 in the morning, we have been in similar situation and therefore pack earplugs into suitcase,
the hotel is about level par for a 2 star and look similar to the other 2 stars in area with very friendly staff hope this review helps sorry for being so long winded...
The hotel is great value for money, with a warm and friendly atmosphere. The food is excellent with great choice on an evening.
Pat the manager/owner is down to earth, hard working and always welcomming. The rooms are simple yet comfy and always clean. The location is quite central and there are nice views of the mountains from the rooms. I love it and can not wait to return!
date of holiday - 13/02/05 - 20/02/05
pas de la casa itself was very pleasant with lots of nice scenery! there was always plenty to do and lots of bars and restaurants close by. Prices weren't that cheap for a duty free resort although the alcohol in supermarkets was very reasonably priced!!
Hotel Llac Negre was deffinately only a two-star hotel as it was rather basic but it was clean and the food was just what you wanted after a days skiing! The staff were very friendly and welcoming and were always at hand to help! they were deffinately a great help when we had been stuck in the hotel for three days due to a blizzard!! they kept us well entertained!!
deffinately a good place to vist!!
Firstly, let me tell you that our holiday to Pas De La Casa (6/3/05-13/5/05) was awesome. The snow was powdery and the sun was beaming down. Perfect skiing conditions.
The Llac was a very affordable hotel, situated close to the nightlife and slopes. Although it is only a 2-star, the hotel exceeded expectation. Everywhere was clean and tidy. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We had a triple room, which was more thasn adequate. The en-suite bathroom was well maintained and very clean.
The food was much better than expected. It was a pretty hearty 3-course evening meal, which included bangers and mash on one night, and cottage pie another. OK, so the food wasn't a-la-carte, but it was exactly what you needed after a hard day on the slopes. The breakfast was very basic. Cereal, toast and a hot option. This hot option was eggs and beans, or sausage and bveans, depending on what day it was. Not the greatest, but definitely edible and it certainly did the trick.
The bar was very nice, with a TV showing sports etc when anything decent was on. The happy hour ran over a few times too, which was very welcome.
All in all, we had a great time in the Llac, and would not hesitate to recommend it to like minded others who wanted cheap and cheerful accomodation. As the food was OK, we never thought of eating out. I struggled to find a negative, so chose the bar prices. If you like spirits, the measures are massive!!!
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