Val Thorens

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Highest ski resort in Europe, Val Thorens has many blessings - one of which is that the majority of the best places to stay in Val Thorens are ski-in ski-out. In addition:

⁃ It's got some of the most spectacular scenery in the Three Valleys,

⁃ one of the longest ski seasons - in a good year there's skiing between November and May;

⁃ and it has extremely varied terrain, from nursery slopes to challenging on-piste routes, and even more exciting off piste options. And if you include the other two resorts of the Three Valleys, Meribel and Courchevel, then the choices are vast! Just like the skiable area!

Val Thorens is very much a skiers and snowboarders resort. There's lively apres-ski, but not a lot to do in the day if you're not out on the slopes.

It is a purpose built resort, mostly constructed since the 1970s. Because of that the standard of accommodation is higher than in many resorts. There are plenty of hotels with between three and five stars, traditional lodge style accommodation, self catering apartments and chalets, and even a Club Med.

Above the resort, in the Plein Sud area, there are a number of chalet style residences, some of the best places to stay in Val Thorens if you want to ski in and ski out. Lower down you'll find some of the best choices if you're looking for luxury.

In the last few years Val Thorens has been given a style facelift. Some of the 70s buildings surviving the style-test-of-time least well were made over. And with the investment came the Michelin stars and well known chefs, improving the quality of restaurant options by a few thousand percent. Val Thorens also has numerous boutiques, cafes, bars and nightclubs in its pedestrianised heart.

The Hotel Guru's pick of the best places to stay in Val Thorens range from unbeatable value family friendly properties to super cool five star luxury on the piste.

Best places to stay in Val Thorens

For luxury

  • For super cool, super modern, super five star, one of the best places to stay in Val Thorens is Altapura. It's got all the traditional ski lodge motifs, but updated in a hip way. There's still the exposed wood, stone and fur, but it's all in pale neutrals and in modern shapes.

For Families

  • if you're here with your family one of the best places to stay in Val Thorens is the Hotel des 3 Vallees. There are 33 rooms in the hotel, but also four cosy family suites. And the breakfast buffet is of epic proportions, really setting you and your little ones up for a day on the slopes. Rooms start at less than £65 per night, so it's also a good choice if you're looking for good value for money.

Still not sure which to book? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Val Thorens, or call, or email, one of our gurus for advice. Alternatively check out our recommedations in St Martin, Meribel and Courchevel.

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  • Hôtel des 3 Vallées

    Val Thorens, Les Trois Vallées

    Perfect small family hotel in the middle of the resort, with wonderful service and food. A cosy cocoon perfect for families with its four family suites, gargantuan breakfast buffets and set three-course dinners. Great value for money.

    33 rooms from $86
    Active Holiday
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
  • Hotel Val Chaviere

    Val Thorens

    Excellent value family friendly hotel, with an unbeatable ski in ski out location right on the piste. The resort centre is just a few minutes walk. Welcoming restaurant and bar, with speciality Fondue nights every Thursdays, weekly live music and dancing. Sunny comfortable ensuite family rooms.

    50 rooms from $159
    Restaurant  -  Cosy and welcoming restuarant offering local Savoyarde specialites and fondue evenings
    Sit-out Terrace  -  Attractive terrace with tables overlooking the slopes and resort
    Skiing  -  Doorstep skiing and just a few minutes walk to the resort centre
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
  • Le Val Thorens

    Val Thorens

    A chic luxury alpine hotel that caters to groups of friends, families, and couples. Fabulous rooms and suites have light wooden surfaces, fireplaces, and cow skin throws. Excellent restaurant, lively bar, ski hire, and a top of the range spa.

    83 rooms from $162
    Skiing  -  Situated right on the slopes and next door to a ski school
    Active Holiday
    Views  -  Wonderful mountain views
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor heated pool
  • Hotel Fitzroy

    Val Thorens

    The five star newly refurbished Fitzroy is at the heart of the resort. In-house ski shop, and then straight onto the slopes. Classic Savoyard and contemporary interiors, wood, stone and leather. Beautiful bedrooms, family suites, an elegant spa and pool. Excellent restaurant. Near perfect.

    56 rooms from $177
    Spa  -  Beautiful spa, with hamman, swimming pool and beauty treatments.
    Restaurant  -  La Table du Roy is one of the best restaurants in the resort.
    Skiing  -  Door step skiing
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
  • Hotel Le Sherpa

    Val Thorens

    Opened in 1976 this hospitable, popular and family friendly hotel is close to the piste and resort centre. Traditional and typically Savoyard, the hotel offers a spa, hammam and beauty treatments. Three lounges, bar, log fires and the restaurant has an open fire grill, fondue and raclette evenings.

    56 rooms from $224
    Sitting Room  -  Three comfortable sitting rooms, plenty of space for children and quiet places to relax with a book in front of a log fire.
    Restaurant  -  Excellent, generous buffet breafast, good food, and Savoyardes specialites including memorable fondue.
    Skiing  -  Good location close to piste. Private ski lockers with heated boot warmers.
    Spa  -  Spa with beauty centre 'Maria Galland', with hamman and sauna
  • Altapura

    Val Thorens

    Super modern, super cool, super Five Star. Not your average Alpine hotel. Bedrooms and suites with all the gadgets, sleek lines, and fabulous mountain views. Stone and light wood dominate throughout, from the spa to the restaurants, bars, and terraces. Majestic.

    72 rooms from $328
    Skiing  -  Superb ski in ski out location
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, CN Traveller
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