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The best hotels in the French Alps

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On the hunt for the perfect hotel for your ski holiday? Here's our list of our favourite hotels and the reason we value each one so highly!

 

The best hotel in the French Alps for... access

Terminal Neige Totem in Flaine

3-star Terminal Neige Totem is found in Flaine Forum, by the Picasso Totem and close to the resort’s amenities and a good selection of restaurants and bars.

Flaine is part of the Grand Massif ski area, which is one of the nearest to Geneva Airport. So if you’re thinking of flying to the Alps and want a short transfer time but a big ski area (265km) then Flaine would be a good option. If you’re planning of driving to the Alps, Flaine is 550 miles from Calais which can take between 8 and 9 hours – doable as a day journey or easily split into two small trips. The nearest train stations to Flaine are Cluses (30km) and Geneva (70km).

We offer half-board packages which include breakfast and dinner. The hotel has a Pure Altitude Spa area with three treatment rooms and a range of massages and beauty treatments, a fitness room, outdoor Jacuzzi, saunas and a relaxation area.

 

The best hotel in the French Alps for... a taste of cosmopolitan life

Hotel Avenue Lodge in Val d'Isere

5-star Hotel Avenue Lodge is a highly fashionable boutique hotel, in an unbeatable central location on Val d’Isère’s main street, just 150m from the Solaise and Bellevarde lifts and ski school meeting point.

The hotel offers 54 guest rooms that have been decorated in a chic, contemporary style, beautifully appointed. The rooms benefit from the central location, so guests have village views as well as immediate access to the resort’s bustling atmosphere. We highly recommend this hotel for couples and friends.

Guests of the hotel can enjoy the hi-tech spa with indoor pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi; a spacious lounge/bar with fireplace, and a very highly regarded bistro-style restaurant where an exceptional hot and cold buffet breakfast (included in our prices) and 3-course dinner are served (book and pay for dinner locally).

 

The best hotel in the French Alps for... food lovers

Hotel Pashmina le Refuge in Val Thorens

5-star Luxury Hotel Pashmina le Refuge is quietly located at the top of the resort, right on the pistes offering ski-in/ski-out access, yet just 150m from the centre of Val Thorens. This beautifully designed and stunningly decorated hotel offers a true luxury experience, with a choice of very comfortable accommodation, superb facilities and several attractive dining options.

One of the hotel’s restaurants is Les Explorateurs, run by Executive Chef Romuald Fassenet (Meilleur Ouvrier de France and starred Michelin chef) and the Head Chef Josselin Jeanblanc. Here you can try one of their unique ‘discovery experiences’. There’s also Le Base Camp, a more casual yet traditional restaurant. For lunch and apres-ski, there’s Le Deck which is the hotel’s terrace.

Other facilities here include a lounge bar with an open fireplace, 400m2 wellness/spa area with indoor pool (and superb mountain views), indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room; three treatment rooms, a fitness centre, library lounge, and a separate smoking room with panoramic views.

 

The best hotel in the French Alps for... spacious apartments

Hotel Hameau du Kashmir in Val Thorens

4-star Luxury Hotel Hameau du Kashmir is ideally located at the entrance of Val Thorens, just metres from the mid-station lifts, offering ski-in/ski-out possibilities. The resort centre, shops and sports centre are a 5 minute walk away. We sell 5 different self-catered apartment types at the hotel, from a 2-bedroom apartment sleeping 4 at c45m2, to a 4 bedroom apartment sleeping 8 at c104m2. All of the luxurious apartments are decorated in the traditional colours of the Kashmir region. They all have a living area and many of the bedrooms have their own en-suite bathroom. The kitchens come fully equipped with built-in appliances including 4-ring ceramic hob, extractor fan, traditional oven, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, kettle, filter coffee maker and toaster. There is also a telephone with direct line, flat-screen TV in the living area, safe and a balcony.

The hotel has a stylish lounge area, bar, spa with three saunas (traditional, infra-red & Russian), indoor heated swimming pool, two 'Le Spa Nohèm' treatment rooms offering a range of body, facial and beauty treatments as well as massages and a Savoyard catering service. Le Hameau du Kashmir also boasts a Steakhouse formula restaurant, two dining rooms and its terrace with great views and direct access onto slopes.

The best hotel in the French Alps for... those on a budget

Hotel les Balcons de Belle Plagne in Belle Plagne

3-star Hotel les Balcons de Belle Plagne is slope-side, at the entrance to the resort, with panoramic views. A perfect position to access both the resort’s amenities and the slopes. The traditional village resort is in a tranquil setting, yet has easy access to the Paradiski ski area and an excellent well-equipped snow park.

We offer half-board packages to the hotel, where guests can make the most of both the hotel’s location and the facilities. These include the onsite restaurant, ‘l’Auberge des Balcons’ serving traditional Savoyard specialities; the cosy lounge, sun terrace, bar, and free access to the leisure facilities at Les Balcons de Belle Plagne, opposite the hotel, including the swimming pool, sauna, fitness room and Thalgo Spa.

 

This is just a small selection of the hotels that we feature on our programme. If any of these catch your eye, or you'd like to discuss what else we have to offer, please give our friendly team a call on 023 9283 9310.

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