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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.