When I first heard the name of this unusual new chalet, I wasn’t sure what to expect - so I was very excited to have the opportunity to stay there and try out this exciting property! Newly completed in the charming resort of Tignes Les Brevieres, from the outside it looks like a typical modern Savoyard chalet, perhaps a little more contemporary than most, but when you walk in the front door – what an experience!
You are greeted by an old petrol pump and open steel stairs, with an indoor pool on your right with bold artwork along one wall and windows down the other. Go up the stairs and the theme continues – a pool table made from a Mini Cooper, a Wurlitzer jukebox and touches such as working gumball machines and a vintage Coca Cola machine create a really funky 1970s Americana vibe. The floor tiles have been etched with a unique and now-copyrighted pattern that weaves paisley patterns into skulls on the floor in a beautiful way that rings very true to the chalet’s personality.
The four main bedrooms are themed by colour – yellow, blue, purple and red – and all feature a striking coloured glass bath to match the theme, and views across the mountains. The children’s bedroom upstairs though, was definitely my favourite for its unusually imaginative finish. Two Volkswagen campervans and a Jeep painted in bright and clashing colours have been converted into three double beds, sharing a bathroom on the same floor. They were airlifted in before the roof was put on, and some of the doors still work – a little boy’s dream, to have a full size toy car that is also a bed, complete with personal TV!
With an open kitchen, you can watch the team at work preparing your meals – from freshly made bread and croissants to vegan meringues (who thought it was possible) – which creates a warm and fun atmosphere in the open plan living areas.
The chalet team of Claire, Ella and Ollie, were fantastic throughout our stay; nothing was too much trouble. Ollie’s food was superb – the menu was bold and unusual, and excellent throughout – some very memorable meals!
Overall Rock n Love is most definitely striking, but most of all it is so much fun as a chalet. The décor is playful and bold, and the theme runs throughout with old records used as place mats and a full-size statue of a French superhero standing sentinel near the stairs to the bedrooms. With a sauna, hammam, indoor pool, gym, hot tub on the balcony and a state of the art massage bed as well, it is difficult to find something missing in the chalet! A truly funky haven in the heart of Tignes Les Brevieres.
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