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Hotel L'Helios

L'Helios is at the heart of the 3 Vallees in the resort of Meribel. The five-star hotel sits in the mountains offering excellent access to the world's most extensive ski area. The lifts can be easily reached via a short ski from the hotel and the resort centre is also just a short walk away.
The hotel benefits from an excellent location and environment with spectacular views over the valley from its sun-bathed terrace.
With its excellent interior design, the hotel offers a warming atmosphere throughout.

Take advantage of the L'Helios' excellent spa facilities and relax through the evening after a day on the slopes. Take a swim in the indoor pool or treat yourself to a massage during your stay.
L'Helios also has a great in-house restaurant where you can enjoy the finest cuisine without leaving the hotel.
Another excellent feature of the hotel is its brilliant in-house cinema. The cinema is designed to offer you the best sound and viewing in their comfortable velvet seats while away in the Meribel resort.

The hotel is made up of 18 spacious, soundproofed suites. Each room offers outstanding comfort and luxury amenities including flat screen TV's, Blu-Ray players, free Wi-Fi, large beds and excellent bathrooms.

  • Swimming Pool
  • WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Ski in / ski out
  • Bar
Guide price
£1,380pp
  • Scheduled flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transfer
  • 6 April 2019
  • 7 Nights
  • Hotel - Bed & Breakfast
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Bedrooms

Each of the suites in the hotel are luxuriously designed and decorated offering you the most comfortable base for your ski holiday this winter.
All suites are extremely spacious and offer comfortable beds, flat screen TV's, Blu-Ray players and large bathrooms for you to enjoy.

 

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Resort details

Meribel

Meribel is an attractive chalet-style purpose-built ski resort situated right at the heart of the world’s largest ski area.

Meribel is the middle resort of the major three resorts (Meribel, Courchevel and Val Thorens) that make up the massive Trois Vallées ski area. The combination of great skiing, a top location and the pretty chalet village makes Meribel one of the most popular destinations for British holiday-makers.

Ski Area

The best thing about Meribel is its location. Right in the middle of the Three Valleys, which has a massive 600km of skiable terrain, it is arguably the best place to stay if you want to experience the whole area effortlessly. The local skiing in Meribel is varied with some long cruisy blues, as well as some more challenging slopes, such as the Mont Vallon runs and some good off-piste when there is enough snow.

The ski lifts in the Three Valleys are all very fast and efficient, such as the Saulire Express Gondola, which takes people from the bottom of Meribel to the Saulire Peak (2700m) and the slopes of Courchevel in just 12 minutes. Getting to Val Thoren takes a bit longer, but is still relatively easy to do. As the region is so popular, big queues can often form at the resort-connecting lifts, especially at the beginning and ending of the ski day and at peak times in the season such as half-term.

The Resort

Depending on how you classify things, it comprises five different settlements. The first and lowest is Brides-les-Bains which lies at an altitude of just 650m. It is linked to Meribel by a three-stage telecabine but the days when you can return to Brides-les-Bains on skis are very limited.

Next comes Les Allues, a sleepy old Savoyarde village with one modest hotel and a handful of privately run catered chalets. A little further up the hill lies Meribel-Village (1,340m), which has grown in size thanks to the ‘Les Fermes de Meribel-Village’ development of chalet-style apartment blocks. Nowadays Meribel-Village easily links into the main Meribel ski area via a four-seater chairlift.

The principal Meribel settlement is simply called Meribel and sprawls up a west-facing hillside from 1,400m to 1,750m. This is the place that most people think of when they talk about Meribel ski holidays and it is arguably the prettiest post-war purpose-built resort in Europe, largely thanks to its Scottish founder, Colonel Peter Lindsay. While other new French resorts were being built in rather unattractive raw concrete, Meribel began as a collection of wooden chalets and the new properties are still built in this style today.

Lastly there is Meribel-Motterat which is higher up the valley and has more ski in/ski out access to the slopes and is particularly good for beginners.

Much of the accommodation in Meribel is not ski in/ski out so you have to use the free public bus or often with catered chalets there is a driver service to take you to and from the Chaudanne (where the main lifts are).

If you want to explore the town it is easily accessed by walking or by bus once skis and boots have been removed. Meribel has a very lively nightlife, multiple clubs and bars stay open late and if you are in the main Meribel resort it is not far to walk in. If you are a bit further out you might prefer a more relaxing night in, making your own entertainment in your chalet.

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