Are you searching for the best French ski hotels? Our ski experts have hand-picked the best hotels in the French Alps. From five-star ski hotels in Val d’Isere to romantic retreats in Chamonix, we have the perfect French ski hotel for you. Take a look at our pick of the best ski hotels in France.
Formerly a cable station, Le Refuge is one of the most remote and desirable places in the Alps. Sitting high at 2,551 metres in Val d’Isere, this luxury alpine retreat defines ski-in ski-out, only accessible by ski or the Solaise Gondola from the village centre. The hotel is situated in a commanding position over the valley, offering panoramic views throughout the main restaurant. Spa facilities include four treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room, and a 25m indoor pool perfect for winding down. Le Refuge’s 16 bedrooms have sweeping Alpine panoramas, Smeg minibars, coffee machines, and spacious bathrooms. If you are looking for greater privacy, the hotel offers duplex family rooms that house a more extensive living area. An additional, four glamourous apartments sit within Le Refuge, sleeping up to 18 people perfect for groups and families.
Hôtel Le Coucou is superbly located in Meribel in the heart of the Three Valleys providing guests with direct slope access. Designed by Parisian architect Pierre Yovanovitch, Hotel Le Coucou is a colourful contemporary take on a classic alpine chalet. Flawless service is to be expected throughout the hotel, which has its own boot room with courtesy onsite boot and ski fittings. Highly regarded for its spa, Hotel Le Coucou offers six treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room, and an indoor-outdoor pool. There is also a small gym and yoga studio.
This wonderfully rustic-looking hotel has sat proudly at the base of the Courchevel slopes since the 17th century. Hotel Portetta is notably one of the best ski hotels in France. You can expect all the delights a four-star rating entails here, including a roaring fire and sauna. There are two restaurants in the hotel; the Fire and Ice terrace serving up some moreish wood-fired pizzas, while the Cucina Angelina is a casual but classy restaurant bar. Here you’ll find a tantalising selection of traditional Italian dishes to try over a five-course menu, including melt-in-the-mouth cured beef ribs. Hotel Portetta is one of Ski Solutions favourite sustainable choice hotels, easily accessible by Eurostar.
Hotel Pointe Isabelle is a trendy and modern hotel situated amongst the extensive, challenging slopes of Chamonix. The hotel has comfortable furnishings and offers guests plenty of opportunities to unwind. Once you’ve worked up an appetite outdoors, the hotel’s popular La Marmotte restaurant serves traditional Savoyarde cuisine and provides a beautiful setting. Another perfect spot for relaxing is Hotel Pointe Isabelle’s outdoor terrace, where you can enjoy a sundowner whilst taking in the mountain scenery and friendly resort atmosphere. In addition, Pointe Isabelle is situated in the resort centre just a 1-minute walk from Chamonix Train Station. If you’re seeking a sophisticated ski adventure, Hotel Pointe Isabelle will not disappoint.
This elegant property is more than 100 years old and is located in the centre of Chamonix, near the resort’s excellent off-piste ski slopes. The hotel’s décor is by leading interior designer Sybille de Margerie, who combined modern style with the hotel’s history and traditions. The gym has state-of-the-art facilities, while the highlight of the spa is the outdoor swimming pool and hot tub which offer panoramic views. Guests can eat their meals in front of the pentagonal stone fireplace in the Le Matafan restaurant. Alternatively, Le Bar Lounge is the ideal spot to relax on the sofas and sip champagne while enjoying the view.
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