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Le Caprice des Neiges 16 rooms from $71Crest-Voland, Savoie
A cosy chalet opposite Chaine des Aravis. Rooms have panelled wooden walls, warm furnishings and large bathrooms. Excellent local cuisine in the restaurant, charming bar lounge. Peaceful, stunning and great value.Country Escape - Very relaxed atmosphere as goats and cows roam the bottom of the ski slopes, you can enjoy the view from the terraceSights nearby - Mont BlancViews - Great views from hotelGreat walks - Good for walkers.
Hotel Oustalet 15 rooms from $123Chamonix
A charmingly traditional hotel. Rooms and suites with a mountain chalet feel - all wooden walls and beds with lovely sunny terraces. A cosy sitting room bar with fireplace, outdoor swimming pool for the summer, and during the winter a sauna and hot tub.Skiing - Stone's throw from the Aiguille du Midi cable carSwimming Pool - Lovely Outdoor PoolGreat walks - Good for walkers.
Chateau des comtes de Challes 54 rooms from $137Challes les Eaux, Savoie
A 15th-century chateau set amidst beautiful grounds. Individually decorated rooms with simple white-washed walls and crisp white linen set against heavily draped beds and windows. Grand reception rooms allow for elegant evenings. An award-winning restaurant. The ideal spot to completely unwind.Total relaxation - A glorious space to unwind with a book, sip on regional wines and take a lap or two of the pool.Sights nearby - Just 5km from the historic Chambéry famed for its elegant castle and Elephants Fountain.Great walks - Lovely trails through the surrounding countryside.Romantic - Good for couples.
Chateau des Allues 2 rooms from $150Savoie
A haven for outdoor lovers and foodies. Perched on the edge of a natural park, there are plenty of activities on offer. The hotel boasts a magnificent organic vegetable garden, providing the restaurant with the freshest ingredients. Bedrooms are comfortable with quirky antique furniture.Garden - Award winning organic garden and kitchen garden. There are workshop packages for keen gardeners in Spring and AutumnFoodies - Try the fabulous table d'hote dinners, where much of the ingredients are grown in the extensive kitchen garden.Sights nearby - Miolans fortress located in the village of St Pierre d'AlbignyGreat walks - Fantastic local walking routesRecommended by - Sawdays
Les Saint Peres 9 rooms from $155Montagnole, Savoie
Excellent rural hotel that affords phenomenal views out over the Savoie countryside. Built in a lodge style, the rooms are cosy and comfortable with tasteful furnishing. Take a day trip to Chambery or simply recline by the glorious pool and enjoy the magnificent surroundings. A delightful retreat.Romantic Break - An unforgettable romantic escape, fine dining, cosy fireside lounges and luxorious suites overlooking the stunning landscape.Sights nearby - Visit the charming Chambéry, formely the seat of the Duchy of Savoie.Great walks - Great walking trails in the surrounding Savoie countryside.Remote - Off the beaten track.
Chateau de la Tour du Puits 7 rooms from $182Coise-Saint-Jean-Pied-Gauthier, Savoie
A pretty ivy-clad chateau in the countryside. Charming rooms feature exposed beams, soft furnishings and views across the garden. Spa, sauna, outdoor pool and gym to enjoy. Superb regional cuisine and an elegant bar area. Idyllic and quiet, with plenty to do outside.Local exploring - Amongst the windy roads of the Tour de France, this chateau offers a great base to explore the region's sites.Great walks - Grab your walking shoes and head off to the Bauges National Park for stunning nature trails.Romantic - Good for couples.Spa
Hotel Mont Blanc 40 rooms from $257Chamonix
A grand 19th century hotel renovation with Five Stars, a gourmet restaurant, and luxurious spa. Traditional elements - black and white chequered floors, and high ceilings with huge windows - blend with contemporary design for classic chic effect. A spoiling hotel for a ski holiday.Skiing - The hotel operates a free shutttle bus to the slopes5* Luxury - Very high service standards.Active HolidayWellbeing
Savoie and neighbour Haute-Savoie were once part of the historic region of Savoy, but the Haute-Savoie got a lot of the lowlands in the split and Savoie got much of the alps. Including Mont Blanc. These days Savoie is best known as a skiing destination, and some of the best places to stay in Savoie are its resort towns.
Savoie is where you’ll find the Trois Vallées, the world’s largest ski area, which includes the resorts of Méribel, Courchevel, Val Thorens, Tignes, La Plagne, Les Arcs and Val d’Isère, as well as some smaller charmers like Champagny en Vanoise and Pralognan. There are tens of choices when it comes to the smaller resorts of Savoie.
If you’re looking for the best places to stay in Savoie for skiers then you might want to refine your search to:
- The best places to stay in Méribel
- The best places to stay in Val d’Isère
- The best places to stay in Courchevel
- The best places to stay in Val Thorens
- The best places to stay in Tignes
- The best places to stay in Les Arcs
Climbers, hikers and skiers might be interested to know that as well as the majestic Mont Blanc, Savoie is also where you’ll find the Belledonne Massif, Mont Cenis, the Lauzière Massif and the Aiguilles d'Arves Massif. Savoie is especially peaky up by the boarder with Italy.
After all that promised activity you might be wondering what to expect from Savoyard cuisine? Well the good news is that Savoie is known for its cows, which also means cheeses: Reblochon, Beaufort, Savoie Gruyère and Tomme de Savoie are all locally made cheeses. Savoie is also known for its wines, mostly Pinot Noir, Gamays and Mondeuse based or blends. And in the summer Savoie also produces apples and pears of distinction.
You might also enjoy hearing that Savoie has long been a place to enjoy some hydrotherapy, and Aix-les-Bains, Charles-les-Eaux, Brides-les-Bains and La Léchère are still known as spa towns. So you can really wind down and relax after all your alpine adventures.
The Best Places to Stay in Savoie
Some of the Best Places to Stay in Savoie for Skiers
- Boasting one of Méribel’s most respected restaurants, Hotel Le Grand Coeur is an all round winner with luxurious rooms, and amazing service besides the gastronomic delights.
- The tradition and authentic feel of L’Oree du Bois will take those fortunate enough to be staying here back into the original spirit of Méribel: no unnecessary pampering, just dignified charm. The piste side location will quickly get you and the tots into the swing of things.
- Mineral Lodge is a lovely little chalet in the Vanoise Valley, just below Les Arcs. It has just five rooms, but everything you need to enjoy either a summer or winter break. They’ll do you a packed lunch and dinner by arrangement, and they’ll also help you sort out your bike and ski hire.
- Hotel Le Kaïla is the undisputed king of luxury in Méribel. With rooms so pampering you won’t want to leave, you might question whether there’s any need for a spa. But don’t worry, the next level of horizontal is only a floor away.
The Best Places to Stay in Savoie for Romantics
- The Chateau de la Tour du Puits is a beautiful, ivy clad château surrounded by a rural landscape. There are seven charming rooms with wonderful views across the gardens, plus lovely original features. Then there are all the modern comforts you might need, like a spa, gym, outdoor pool and an elegant bar. There’s also a restaurant serving great regional cuisine.
- One of the newest and best places to stay in Courchevel for luxury is Le Strato. It's not just five star - it has a gastronomic restaurant and gorgeous pool and spa. Even their fireplaces are designer, and when you finish your supper your gloves and boots are returned to you pre-warmed.
The Best Places to Stay in Savoie to Escape
- The Château des Allues is a haven for foodies who love the great outdoors. There are just two bedrooms, so it’s private and peaceful, but the restaurant is quite something, fed by the châteaux own huge organic kitchen garden. There’s also a beautiful non-edible garden, and as well as workshops for foodies the Château also hosts workshops for gardeners. The decor is comfortable but quirky.
- If you’re looking for something a bit more modern, try Les Saint Peres, a nine room, lodge-style hotel with cosy but tasteful decor and amazing views of the surrounding countryside. There’s also a great outdoor pool.