Koh-i Nor, the 'Jewel' of Val Thorens, is an impressive modern luxury ski residence, meaning 'Mountain of Light' in Persian, is, in fact, a 105,602 carat diamond (21.61g) currently mounted on the Queen's crown of the British Royal Family and was once the largest diamond in the world. The Koh-i Nor diamond has passed through several hands over the centuries: the Mongol Khans, the imperial court of Afghanistan, the palace of the Rajas of India and finally to the British Crown.
Consisting of only 35 luxury self-catering ski apartments, Koh-i Nor is elegant with a subtle mix of mountain style and modern design. The views over the resort from the Koh-i Nor ski residence are amazing and the shops, bars and restaurants are a short walk downhill. The Ecole de Ski Francais (ESF) ski school is about a 10-minute walk downhill (allow a little longer to walk back!). There is a free resort shuttle bus that operates every 20 minutes or you can ski down. The residence offers as well a free resort shuttle (on request, depending on times, subject to availability).
Facilities at Koh-i Nor in Val Thorens include:
Val Thorens is a semi-pedestrian ski resort, meaning you can drive through the resort and unload your luggage at your chosen apartment or hotel and then you must park your vehicle in the residences car park or one of the public car parks in the resort, you are not allowed to park in the street. Koh-i Nor has underground parking (1 free car space/apartment, extra car space €95-€120/week) or you can use one of the public outdoor or covered car parks (payable & pre-bookable).
*Prepaid cards are also available to access the restaurants of the hotel (to be pre-booked in advance).
The loan of cots, highchairs (request at time of booking), raclette, pierrade and fondue sets is also possible (all subject to availability).
The stylish self-catering ski apartments at Koh-i Nor in Val Thorens are modern, well designed and luxurious. The use of stone, dark wood and plush furnishings throughout create a warm and inviting atmosphere. They all have a fully fitted kitchen with electric oven, 4-ring hob with extractor fan, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster and Nespresso coffee maker; satellite TV, in the living area and master bedroom, and telephone with direct line (calls payable), balcony and a safe in the apartment, free Wi-Fi internet access, at least one bath and/or shower room and all beds have duvets.
1 bedroom apartment sleeping 2 (c 30m2): 1 bedroom with double bed, bathroom or shower room & separate WC. East or West facing. Wheelchair access on request and subject to availability.
1 bedroom alcove apartment sleeping 4 (c 40m2): 1 bedroom with a double bed, 1 alcove with bunk beds, 1 bathroom & 1 separate WC. South West or West facing.
2 bedroom deluxe apartment sleeping 4 (c 47m2): 1 bedroom with a double bed, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 bathroom, 1 shower-room & 1 separate WC. East or west facing.
2 bedroom privilege apartment sleeping 4 (c 49m2): 1 bedroom with a double bed, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 bathroom, 1 shower-room & 1 separate WC. South facing.
2 bedroom exclusive apartment sleeping 4 (c 55m2): 1 bedroom with a double bed, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 bathroom, 1 shower-room & 1 separate WC. South facing.
2 bedroom alcove apartment sleeping 6 (c 60m2): 1 bedroom with a double bed, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 alcove with bunk beds, 1 bathroom, 1 shower-room & 2 WCs (1 separate). West/south-west facing.
3 bedroom deluxe apartment sleeping 6 (c 81m2): 1 bedroom with a double bed, 2 bedrooms each with 2 single beds, 2 shower-rooms, 1 bathroom & 2 WCs (1 separate). East facing. Wheelchair access possible. 3rd floor.
3 bedroom privilege apartment sleeping 6 (c 81m2): 1 bedroom with a double bed, 2 bedrooms each with 2 single beds, 2 shower-rooms, 1 bathroom & 2 WCs (1 separate). East facing. 5th floor.
3 bedroom exclusive apartment sleeping 6 (c 85m2): 1 bedroom with a double bed, 2 bedrooms each with 2 single beds, 1 shower-room, 2 bathrooms & 2 WCs (1 separate). West facing. 5th floor.
4 bedroom apartment sleeping 8 (c 130m2): 1 bedroom with a double bed, 3 bedrooms each with 2 single beds, 1 bathroom, 3 shower-rooms & 3 WCs. Under the eaves, south/east/west facing. 5th floor.
Prices per accommodation (not per person) including Eurotunnel crossing, self-catering in £s, per week
Prices per accommodation (not per person) including Eurotunnel crossing, self-catering in £s, per week
Fully equipped apartment, bed linen with beds made on arrival, towels (2 per person), change of towels in the middle of your stay, end of stay cleaning (excluding kitchen area & dishes), satellite TV, Wi-Fi internet access in Reception area and in the apartment, ski lockers with heated boot-dryer, luggage room, underground parking (height limit 2.10m - 1 free car space/apartment), use of the private shuttle bus between the residence and the resort centre (upon reservation at selected times & subject to availability) and access to the indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and fitness room.
Price is unless specified, per accommodation, per week, in £s Sterling, including a Standard Eurotunnel crossing from Folkestone to Calais with a car with Free FlexiPlus upgrade on selected dates on a self-catering basis. A supplement will apply for travel on certain peak dates. Other routes and operators available (including P&O routes from Hull to Zeebrugge or Rotterdam plus Brittany Ferries route from Portsmouth to Caen). Accommodation only deduct £240.
*Free upgrade to FlexiPlus on Eurotunnel
** Free upgrade to FlexiPlus on Eurotunnel. A travel supplement of £15 each way per car applies
*** Upgrade to FlexiPlus with Eurotunnel for £109 per car each way
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