“A Méribel institution, owned by the Bonnet family since the 1940s. The restaurant’s signature dish, veal with a creamy mushroom sauce served with heaps of perfect skinny chips, has not changed in decades. Genteel guests spend the evening playing Scrabble or cards or reading books in the cosy sitting room with a huge central fireplace, stuffed animals and other curiosities. The new extension, containing three vast suites and state-of-the-art bathrooms, is quite a contrast to the snug bedrooms in the main chalet. A snowmobile shuttles guests and luggage across the piste.”
Written by Clare Mann
“Located near the base of the Adret chair lifts, high up in Méribel, at an altitude of 1650 metres, this cosy hotel boasts a spacious terrace and a warm atmosphere. Only open during the winter, visitors reach the hotel across the slopes by foot, by skis or on snowmobiles.
The chalet’s interior features exposed beams and stone walls, rattan chairs, armchairs and a reading corner. Two large, beautiful fireplaces – one in glass and wrought iron in the centre of the lounge, and a traditional chimney piece in the dining room – add to the chalet’s homely atmosphere.”