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Rachel and Peter Duke welcome you to Black Diamond Lodge. At Black Diamond, we have worked hard to create a warm and friendly environment in which you can enjoy your time in Sainte Foy.
The Black Diamond Lodge Team will be looking after you during your stay.
Our team is on duty from 7:30am to 10am, and then from 4pm to bar close.
Outside of these hours please use Whatsapp call or message to contact us on +33 4 79 08 33 07.
We hope you enjoy your time at Black Diamond Lodge. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. If you enjoy your stay, please tell your family and friends. If you have any requests or any issues, please let us know as soon as possible.
Covid 19 Information
We have developed stringent cleaning and operational procedures in line with government and hospitality industry guidelines.
Our procedures include:-
Cleaning public spaces and surfaces each day.
Wearing gloves and masks wherever required.
Spacing our restaurant and bar terrace tables apart for breakfast and evening dining.
Providing alcohol gel and masks to our clients to use throughout their stay.
A continental breakfast with hot breakfast option is available from 7.30am to 9.00am every morning in the Black Diamond Restaurant. If you will miss breakfast and require we set aside food for you, please let a member of our team know.
Black Diamond Lodge bar
Our Bar is located at the entrance of Black Diamond Lodge. Our bar hours are from 4pm to 11pm where we serve beer, wine, cocktails, soft and hot drinks. We also offer food from the restaurant menu from 6.30pm to 9:00pm.
Black Diamond Lodge Restaurant
The Black Diamond Lodge Restaurant serves dinner each evening from 6.30pm to 9:00pm. Please let one of the team know if you wish to book a table.
During the mornings and evenings, a member of the Black Diamond Lodge Team will be available to answer any questions that you may have about the local area or to assist you in making restaurant reservations. Reception is open from 8am to 10am and 5pm to 7pm. If a member of the team is unavailable please WhatsApp us on: +33 4 79 08 33 07.
We have complimentary WiFi throughout Black Diamond Lodge. Please note where you are and which wifi station is closest to you. Below is the wifi box name and password:
Indoor Pool and Spa
The indoor spa with swimming pool and outdoor hot tub terrace is open. Opening hours are 8am to 8pm. Please ask a member of the team for details or assistance. Please advise when you wish to use a hot tub so we may assist you with removing and replacing the hot tub covers.
Children of all ages are welcome to use the pool and hot tub, however you must ensure that they are supervised by an adult at all times. We will not accept responsibility for any accidents in the spa area.
We do offer a laundry service comprising of washing and tumble drying. The cost is €15 per machine load. Please inform us beforehand if any garment cannot be tumble dried and we will air dry it.
Daily Room Servicing
If you are staying in one of the Lodge Rooms, we will service your room each day between 9am and 11am unless you tell us otherwise.
Please let us know if you require an iron and ironing board. We will organize to have one placed in your room for you. We request it be returned after use.
We will change towels on request once during your stay.
Hair Dryers, Make Up Mirrors, Fresh Water and Glasses
These items are available in your room. Our delicious tap water is infinitely drinkable, being mineral-rich and naturally chilled. If you require assistance, please notify a member of our Lodge Team.
Departure and Check Out
We ask that all guests vacate their room by 11am on the day of departure. If you are staying later than this on your scheduled day of departure, please inform a member of our team. We will safely store your bags if requested so that you may enjoy your last day in Sainte Foy.
Room Tabs and Final Bill
For your convenience, we allow our guests to keep a running tab for all bar and restaurant services. You can ask one of our Lodge Hosts or the Concierge Team to review your tab at any point during your stay. Our Concierge Manager will assist you in reviewing your bill.
You will be presented with a final room bill on the morning of your departure. Payment can be made with one of our Lodge Hosts in the bar area. We accept payment by card or cash. Unfortunately, we cannot accept personal cheques as payment.
The Black Diamond Lodge Guest Library and Games
Our library located on the 2 nd floor is a private space only available to Black Diamond resident guests. Our policy to access books is simply to leave a book if you take a book. The books are loosely organized around popular genres for ease of your selection.
At the bottom of our library shelves we offer board games and cards available for use during your stay. Please return them when you are finished using them.
Our seating in the guest library is available for all resident guests to use. If you would like a beverage, please let one of our Lodge Hosts know and we will serve you from our bar.
The Sainte Foy Tarentaise Tourist Office
The Sainte Foy Tarentaise Tourist Office can be accessed in the resort directly at the bottom of the nursery slope. You will find brochures and information on the local activities, bars, restaurants and shops available to the tourists.
Access to the Grand Plan 4 seater chairlift is free of charge to foot passengers and mountain bikes. The Chairlift is open daily from 10am -12.30pm and 1.30pm- 5pm, from the 12th July 2021 to the 27th August 2021.
Local Points of Interest
We have compiled a list of local points of interest. If you discover something that we have missed, do please let us know so we can add your information to our list. Thank you!
Bars and Restaurants – Sainte Foy Station
1580 – Family run restaurant and Micro-brewery Tel: 06 26 06 82 03
Le Saint Germain – Wine Bar with traditional platters and fondues. Tel: +33 (0) 6 60 33 41 18 Web: www.le-st-germain.com
Iceberg Bar – Light meals, crepes and bar. Tel: +33 (0) 6 71 85 99 46
La Maison à Colonne – Traditional Savoyard fair served in Sainte Foy’s oldest building. Tel: +33 (0) 4 79 06 94 80
La Bergerie – A classy blend of modern and traditional French cuisine. Tel: +33 (0) 4 79 06 25 51
L’Apres – Light meals, excellent pizza and bar. Take away service possible. Tel: +33 (0) 4 79 06 25 74
Le W Restaurant – Pizzas, burgers and salad. Close to Black Diamond just above the tunnel. Tel +33 (0) 6 62 43 91 97 or +33 (0) 67 68 61 48 95
Eden’s Kitchen – Organic fresh food – fine dining. Located at the opposite end of the resort.+33 (0) 4 57 37 24 57
On The Mountain in Sainte Foy Tarentaise
Les Brevettes – Arguably the best spot for Vin Chaud and hot chocolate. Also serves great traditional meals. Tel: +33 (0) 6 87 26 10 11
Chez Leon – Serves hearty mountain meals. Tel: +33 (0) 6 09 57 23 88
Les Marquises – Superb mountain views from the bar, with a large restaurant terrace serving gourmet burgers and traditional mountain fare. Tel: +33 (0) 7 63 79 08 08
Sainte Foy Tarentaise Village
(4KM drive towards Bourg Saint Maurice). Please ask us to schedule a transfer for you if required.
Le Monal – Beautifully presented Savoyard cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. An excellent wine selection from their own cellar. Tel: +33 (0) 4 79 06 90 07
Chez Merie- Located in Le Mirroir, this cozy, traditional restaurant has a reputation for excellence. Bookings essential. Tel: +33 (0) 4 79 06 90 16
In Sainte Foy Tarentaise Station:
Sherpa Alimentaion – There are two of these small supermarkets, one in the MMV complex and one on the main decking in the center of town.
Cash Machine – located at the top of the parking lot just opposite Sherpa.
Ski Set – Ski equipment and rental
Intersport – Ski equipment and rental
Ski republic – Ski equipment and rental
Parapharmacy – A herbal pharmacy in the MMV complex, offering alternative remedies.
Le Delices – Bakery and Grocery
A Groundhog in the Sun – Tobacco and souvenir shop
Zig Zags – Ski equipment and rental
(20mins drive form Sainte Foy Station)
In Bourg Saint Maurice:
(25mins drivefrom Sainte Foy Station)
Super-U – Supermarket
In Val D’Isere:
(35mins drive from Sainte Foy Station)
English Doctor Tel: +33 (0) 6 14 81 03 65
Shopping – ski shops and luxury goods
Other Ski Areas
San Bernardo area
La Rosière is a 30 minute drive away from Sainte Foy. The ski area here covers both the French and Italian Alps and is South Facing (French Side). It is the perfect day out if you fancy an authentic pizza for lunch, and also offers some superb views down both end of the Tarentaise Valley, and down to Mont Blanc on its Italian side.
Val d’Isere and Tignes are the two parts of the Espace Killy, one of the oldest Ski areas in the Alps. Around a 30 minute drive to both, a ski pass for the whole range gives you 36 square miles of terrain with options for the whole family. Sainte Foy Tarentaise’s ski area is of similar size, however, has fewer pisted slopes than Espace Killy.
Paradiski is the second largest skiable terrain in the whole world, comprising Les Arcs , Peisey-Villandry and La Plagne . With a possibility of accessing 425km of piste, we recommend access from Villaroger , which is a 20 minute drive from Sainte Foy. It has a series of lifts which give you access to the ski area, and you can view the run that will bring you back to the car park from Black Diamond Lodge. Ask a Lodge Host to point it out.
Walking: There is an abundance of walking routes around Sainte Foy Tarentaise. Maps of all walking routes are available in the Black Diamond lounge area. The Black Diamond Lodge Team will be only too happy to suggest possible paths to take on any given day.
The Historic Monal Village – The route to the Monal Village is simply beautiful and attracts many visitors throughout the year. The journey is approximately an 11K walk (return) depending on which route you take. The route is inaccessible during the winter unless you ski off piste with a qualified instructor or mountain guide.
Maison a Colonnes: Sainte Foy Tarentaise’s oldest building, the Maison provides superb authentic Savoie cuisine in a beautiful atmosphere.
Chez Merie: Located in the nearby village of Le Miroir, Chez Merie is a tourist attraction in its own right. With beautifully rustic fare and a convivial atmosphere it is an absolute must visit.
Tignes: There is plenty to explore in Tignes, with a large water sports lake, a swimming pool and lifts opening up the mountains to hiking and mountain biking it is a must visit
Val d’Isere: Similarly to Tignes, Val d’Isere is open for mountain biking and has a large swimming pool. It also has a large selection of shops and bars making it an ideal destination for a lazy afternoon
Bourg Saint Maurice: Bourg is a traditional market town just 30 minutes’ drive down the valley. Its market is held every Saturday morning and is well worth visiting to sample the local produce. Equally, it has a cinema showing English films, a co-operative selling many local cheeses and much more
The Local Cols
There are three Cols (Mountain passes) within a 30 minute drive of Sainte Foy Tarentaise which are easily accessible and provide stunning views and gateways to other valleys
Col d’Iseran (2770 m.): Beyond Val d’Isere, the Iseran pass provides stunning views down to Bonneval-sur-Arc in the south and is the highest pass in the Alps.
Col du Petit Sainte Bernard (2188 m.): Past the local resort of La Rosiere, this Col is the alternative gateway to Italy, and the perfect way to experience another culture and country in one day!
Cormet du Roselend (1967 m.): The Roselend winds its way up to a spectacular dam, and if you choose to continue down the other side, you will arrive in the beautiful town of Beaufortain, the original home of the famous cheese. This also is a more picturesque route down to the Lac d’Annecy, another must see destination.
We hope that you have a relaxing and memorable stay with us at Black Diamond Lodge.