“English-owned and effortlessly chic, Hotel Portetta (sister of Lime Wood in the New Forest) is a gorgeous concoction of stunning flowers, pale oak, natural stone and neutral colours. Non-skiers and skiers gently bake on the sun-drenched terrace. Choose between beautiful bedrooms and six stunning loft suites, which include ones for families of up to six. An in-house ski rental shop is handy, plus a state-of-the-art ski and boot room. There’s also a glamorous spa. A good choice for young families as it is right by the nursery slopes and there’s a well-equipped children’s games room.”
Written by Clare Mann
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
It’s ski-in ski-out and has a really homely feel to it. We get a lot of repeat guests!
What is there to do in the area or on site?
Skiing of course! The 3 Valleys cover a vast area; the skiing is some of the best in the world. You can also go for walks and there’s a great toboggan run. There’s very good shopping in Courchevel 1650 and 1850 too.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
We have a full continental buffet that is set up every morning or you can order hot dishes too.
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as having our Fire & Ice terrace with a wood fired pizza oven which is open all day. There are lots of great restaurants on the mountain and in the village centres.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
Our family Rooms are extremely popular as they’ve got a double bed with an en-suite bathroom and a sofa as well as a bunk bedroom for the kids, which also has a bathroom in it. Our Lofts are extremely popular too as it feels more like a Chalet but you benefit from the Hotel services.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
It’s perfect for families, especially as we’ve just opened a Scott Dunn Kids Club so you can leave your little ones with us whilst you go off for the day!”