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About Val d'Isère

One of the most celebrated ski resorts in the French Alps, Val d’Isère boasts over 150km of snow-clad slopes. Twinned with Tignes as part of Savoie's L’Espace Killy Ski Area, Val d’Isère offers a fantastic selection of accommodation options to suit a whole host of tastes and budgets. Our Gurus’ list of the best places to stay in Val d’Isère is filled with fantastic B&Bs, chalets and hotels, each of which offers something special and unique.

L’Espace Killy famously offers 90 lifts, 186 miles of marked trails, two snowboard parks and umpteen acres of off-piste terrain; it’s little surprise that this is a favourite destination amongst outdoorsy adventurers. Take the little ones to the bunny slopes of Solaise, or tackle the 1992 Olympic downhill course at La Face if you’re a seasoned skier. Ice karting at La Daille is great fun, too. Summer hikes through the Refuge du Prariond and Les Gorges de Malpasset are gorgeous, as are challenging mountain bike rides, horse riding excursions and thrilling paragliding tours over the Vanoise National Park.

Val d’Isère is a modern, buzzy ski resort, and it’s lively après-ski scene is a key part of its appeal. Gather for early evening drinks at a plethora of chic bars, before enjoying delicious dinners and late-night parties at the coolest clubs in the French Alps. Many of the best places to stay in Val d’Isère promise terrific nightlife spots of their own, too!

The Best Places to Stay in Val d'Isère

For Classic Charm

  • Hotel Altitude has 37 retro-inspired rooms with rustic wooden beams, red-and-white chequered quilts and impressive mountain views. A charming choice for winter or summer holidays, complete with a fabulous fine dining restaurant and outdoor swimming pool encircled by striped umbrellas. Very understated.
  • Les Barmes de L'Ours is a luxurious mountain hideaway with four distinct styles across its four floors. Kick back in romantic rooms inspired by the great North American wilderness as a couple, or unwind as a family in more traditional Savoyard surroundings. Some rooms have bunk beds, and little ones will love the nods to the bear theme throughout the hotel. Sublime.
  • Hotel Christiania has been a Val d'Isère institution since 1949. This grande dame amongst mountain hotels promises wood-panelled rooms and suites, an inviting spa and an excellet eatery. For those dreaming of timeless style, and the golden era of ski holidays.
  • The Kandahar promises all the warmth of a traditional chalet, with big oak beams, crackling fireplaces and striking views of La Face from the cosy bar. The restaurant is very good, the rooms cosy and traditional, and you're just 350m from the slopes.

For Families

  • Les Lauzes is a relaxed base with adjoining rooms for families and groups. Pick this place for its affordability, central location — expect easy access to the pistes and the nightlife scene — and friendly feel. A traditional, family-friendly choice.
  • Le Samovar, situated close to the funicular in La Daille, is a family-run hotel with an excellent reputation for warm, personal service. Families will appreciate the flexible room options and the ski-in/ski-out access. The traditional Savoyard cuisine is fantastic and the spa wonderfully serene.
  • Hotel Tsanteleina has sleek, white-on-white interiors, a great restaurant and a soothing spa. Its bunk beds are ideal for families with little ones, who can also hop aboard the ski bus which stops right outside the door. Charming.
  • Le Refuge de Solaise offers a selection of multi-bedroom apartments, well-suited to families or groups of friends. Perched at an impressive 2,551m, these indulgent apartments feature stunning views, and a modern twist on classic chalet style. The indoor pool is a real treat.
  • Victoria Lodge is a chic base with a wide variety of room configurations for families and groups. Stylish rooms and suites have white interiors, big windows and modern bathrooms. The casual restaurant serves regional fare, the bar has a good buzz, and the games room is great fun.
  • Airelles Val d'Isère is an enchanting mountain hotel for guests of all ages. Interiors have a classic feel, with spacious suites offering elegant seating areas and stunning views. The kids club, games room and proximity to the children's ski schools have made this a family favourite. The two terrific restaurants are the icing on the cake.

For Luxury

  • Le Blizzard is a five-star Val d'Isère favourite, owned by the Cerboneschi family since 1963. This atmospheric Alpine gem features dark wood and sumptuous furnishings in spacious rooms and suites. The lively bar is a popular watering hole, and the spa is exceptional. An upmarket icon just 150m from the slopes.
  • Avenue Lodge, designed by Parisian architect Jean-Philippe Nuel, has an ultra-hip feel, with contemporary interiors including a neon-lit bar, swish monochromatic suites and a spoiling, state-of-the-art spa. The restaurant specialises in mouth-watering French cuisine. Luxury for modern design lovers.
  • Le Yule has sleek, sophisticated rooms with lots of light wood, crisp white linens and grey or black accents. A grown-up and indulgent choice for five-star stays with fabulous treatments at the Nuxe Spa.
  • Le K2 Chogori promises a chic Tibetan-inspired aesthetic, with impactful photography and sumptuous textiles in generously proportioned suites. Don't miss dining at the Peruvian restaurant or relaxing at the spa. Brilliant for families, but also a very romantic luxury hotel.

For a Rural Retreat

  • Chalet Colinn is an intimate guest house situated between Val d'Isere and Tignes. With just five guestrooms, this is a wonderfully tranquil spot. Hide away as a couple or book the whole place for a memorable group trip. Private and secluded.

For Great Value

  • La Tovière is a simple, affordable hotel opposite La Daille Chairlift and the funicular. Comfortable rooms, ski-to-door access, a good restaurant and a reputation for excellent service make this a wonderful budget holiday choice.
  • Hotel du Fornet is another budget-friendly base, this time with more modern interiors. Rooms are inspired by chalet style and offer flexible options for families and groups of friends. In the quiet village of Le Fornet, a little further from the après-ski action.
  • La Galise has been owned by the same family for three generations. A friendly, reasonably priced spot, it welcomes guests of all ages — triple rooms are great for families or groups. The lively bar is a real hub, and the ski lifts are less than 100 metres away.

FOR AN APARTMENT OR HOLIDAY CHALET

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Fly to Chambéry Airport, Geneva Airport or to Grenoble Airport — all less than three hours away — and continue to Val d'Isère by car or shuttle bus.
  • Savoie is wonderful for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Come between mid-November and mid-April for the best skiing, avoiding the school holiday crowds of February half-term or the bustle of Christmas and New Year. Summer is by far the most popular time for hikers with temperatures peaking at around 18°C in July and August.

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Best Hotels in Val d'Isère

  • La Toviere Val d'Isère 29 rooms from £86

    Great walks  -  The surrounding Vanoise National Park is full of superb walking routes in the summer.
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    Cheap and cheerful La Toviere is a good hotel just a few miles from Val D'Isere in the village of La Daille. Featuring comfortable rooms, a fine restaurant and ski-to-door access, it's a great option for those looking to do a skiing trip for less. See More

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  • Hotel Du Fornet Val d'Isère 12 rooms from £86

    Great walks  -  The surrounding area is full of lovely walking trails.
    Disabled accessNo pets

    Smart and affordable, Hotel Du Fornet is a lovely chalet-style B&B in the village of Le Fornet. A mile from Val D'Isere, the hotel offers stylish, comfortable rooms and a cosy bar. A stone's throw from the nearest ski lift, it's perfect for those who want to be a quieter corner of the valley. See More

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  • La Galise Val d'Isère 30 rooms from £117

    Active Holiday  -  Skiing in winter and plenty of other mountain activities in the summer months.
    Skiing  -  Only 20m from slopes and lifts!
    Less £  -  Great value for its location
    Views  -  Over the Face de Bellevarde
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    A simple family-orientated hotel in the heart of the resort and just 100m from the piste. Rooms are traditional in style with plenty of pine and all have modern en suites. Triples offer a good option for families or small groups. Lively bar, excellent value and an unbeatable location. See More

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  • Hotel Tsanteleina Val d'Isère 54 rooms from £140

    Great walks  -  The Vanoise National Park is superb for walking and trekking routes.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    Hotel Tsanteleina is a stylish, chic hotel in the alpine town of Val D'Isere. Designed with sleek features and sharp colour schemes, the rooms are both luxurious and elegant. The hotel's spa is great place to unwind after a day on the slopes and the restaurant is superb. See More

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  • Les Lauzes Val d'Isère (Val d'Isere Cedex) 23 rooms from £135

    Families  -  A family friendly hotel with designated joined rooms, and activities to keep you occupied all year round.
    Great walks  -  Stunning hiking trails through Vanoise National Reserve.
    Full of character
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    Charming family run hotel just steps from the piste. Simple yet stylish accommodation offers traditional rooms with plenty of pine on show. Good family options, and some rooms with balcony and lovely views over the old town. Superb value in the heart of the resort. See More

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  • Le Refuge de Solaise Val d'Isère 34 rooms from £139

    Families  -  Apartment accommodation (sleeping between 4 - 18) makes this an ideal choice for families or groups
    Skiing  -  Giving direct access to the Espace Killy, one of Europe's premier ski destinations
    Restaurant  -  Le Refuge restaurant offers an ever changing menu of traditional French dishes, or there's Pizza at the Italian!
    Spa  -  The Refuge Spa offers a 25m indoor heated pool plus a range of treatments using Exertier products.
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    Perched at 2,551m, these are Europe's highest apartments which, at night, once the gondola is closed, is a magnificently peaceful spot set overlooking Val D'Isere. Rooms, suites and dormitories and are modern yet inspired by traditional design. Boasting an exemplary restaurant and spa. Superb! See More

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  • Kandahar Val d'Isère 41 rooms from £182

    Skiing  -  Easy access to the pistes of both the Bellevarde and Solaise
    Active Holiday  -  A great ski retreat
    Full of character  -  Homely setting with traditional decor
    Restaurant  -  Serving Alsatian specialities
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    Traditional chalet-style hotel with easy access to both the Bellevarde and Solaise pistes. Alpine decor with modern touches, and a heavy emphasis on exposed wood and stone throughout. There's a cosy bar and charming restaurant serving Alsatian specialities. A homely, reliably good option. See More

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  • Le Samovar Val d'Isère 18 rooms from £200

    Skiing  -  Superb location just 30m from the funicular at La Daille
    Spa  -  Mineral Spa with a sauna, hammam, swimming spa and 2 massage rooms
    Full of character  -  Mountain decor and modern alpine style furniture
    Restaurant  -  Offering traditional and regional specialities
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    Family-run chalet hotel in La Daille, a stone's throw from the funicular which has you up the mountain in minutes. Flexible modern-alpine style accommodation is perfect for families and groups with doubles, family rooms and self catering options. Traditional Savoyard cuisine plus a spa for relaxing. See More

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  • Chalet Colinn Val d'Isère (Le Franchet) 5 rooms from £208

    Skiing  -  The vast Espace Killy is on your doorstep. Elizabeth your host is a fountain of local knowledge
    Groups  -  Book the whole chalet for a ski holiday with friends
    Active Holiday  -  Located 3.1 miles from the Val d’Isere ski resort
    Restaurant  -  The chef is available on site to prepare breakfast, afternoon tea and evening meals six evenings a week
    RestaurantViewsParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    Chambres d'hotes chalet style. Urban rusticity in an exceptional mountain setting, just outside Val d'Isere. Four en suite bedrooms offer flexible accommodation - book the chalet as a whole or come as a couple and make new friends round the dinner table! A relaxed spot away from the hustle & bustle. See More

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  • Hotel Altitude Val d'Isère 40 rooms from £213

    Great walks  -  The surrounding Vanoise National Park is full of fantastic walking trails.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    Sleek and stylish, Hotel Altitude is a superb spot just a short walk from the centre of Val D'Isere. Offering luxurious rooms, an excellent restaurant and stunning views down the valley, it's a classy hotel. With ski-to-door access, it's one for the keen skiers. See More

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  • Victoria Lodge Val d'Isère 40 rooms from £217

    Groups  -  With a range of room confirgurations, reasonable prices (for the area), and a laidback feel — ideal for a break with friends
    Active Holiday  -  Whether you enjoy skiing, rafting, mountain biking, horse riding, hiking or climbiing — there is a wide choice of activities
    Skiing  -  Val D'Isere and the neighbouring 'Espace Killy' offer a vast network of pistes with something for all abilities
    Great walks  -  During the summer months, there are miles of mountain hiking trails to explore
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    A laidback hotel with chic contemporary style located near the centre of Val D'Isere. Simply styled rooms and suites have expansive windows, plenty of pale wood, and modern bathrooms. There's a casual restaurant serving regional fare, a games room, and a bar. An easy base for an active holiday. See More

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  • Les Barmes de L'Ours Val d'Isère (Montée de Bellevarde) 76 rooms from £280

    Great walks  -  The nearby Vanoise National Park is perfect for summer walking expeditions.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux

    Luxury abounds at Les Barmes de L'Ours, a magnificent five-star alpine hotel. Featuring plush rooms, an indulgent spa, three restaurants and its own bowling alley, it's a superlative hotel and has the bonus that you can ski right to the door. See More

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  • Hotel Christiania, Val d'Isère Val d'Isère 69 rooms from £300

    Great walks  -  The surrounding Vanoise National Park is full of fantastic walking routes.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller

    Just a couple of minutes walk from the ski lifts, Hotel Christiania is an excellent five-star establishment. The rooms have a definite alpine feel and the hotel's spa is a great place to relax after a long day on the slopes. There is also a superb restaurant. See More

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  • Avenue Lodge Val d'Isère 51 rooms from £289

    Skiing  -  The vast Espace Killy is on your doorstep
    City Style  -  Urban chic in the mountains
    Active Holiday  -  The perfect ski retreat
    Restaurant  -  Serves a daily breakfast buffet and traditional French cuisine
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    Luxurious urban chic in the heart of town. Architect designed, style conscious interiors feature dark walls, splashes of red and faux fur throws - definitely sultry! A stunning spa with pool, hot tub and hamman eases weary limbs; and there's a pro shop on site for all your ski needs. See More

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  • Le Blizzard Val d'Isère 57 rooms from £380

    Skiing  -  Situated at the foot of the Bellevarde. Ask at the hotel for organising lessons, guides and heli-skiing.
    Swimming Pool  -  Lovely Outdoor Pool at the foot of the Bellevarde slope
    Spa  -  Spa by Clarins
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    Much loved 5* luxury hotel in the centre of town; Le Blizzard is a bit of a Val d'Isere institution. Its bar is legendary and the vibe relaxed. Rooms are sumptuous; beautifully decorated and all with balconies boasting great views. Relax in the spa and enjoy fabulous food. Mountain perfection. See More

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  • Le K2 Chogori Val d'Isère 21 rooms from £508

    Foodies  -  The Peruvian restaurant L’Altiplano is a real masterpiece serving creative dishes that couldn't be further from the usual fondue
    Skiing  -  A short stroll from the lifts from where you have access to the Espace Killy — some of Europe's best and most expansive skiing
    Boutique  -  A five star boutique with attentive service, chic Tibetan-inspired design, fine dining, and a spa — a luxurious option
    Families  -  There's a kids' room with table football, air hockey, PlayStation units and glass jars of jellybeans
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    A stylish five-star boutique hotel set in the heart of Val D'Isere, near the ski lifts. Design throughout has a chic Tibetan-inspired aesthetic. Rooms & suites have local photography, designer fabrics, and Japanese toilets. There's a very impressive Peruvian restaurant and a spa too. Very luxurious. See More

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  • Le Yule Val d'Isère 41 rooms from £564

    Back to Nature  -  Explore the beautiful Vanoise National Park, with plenty of opportunity for skiing, snowboarding and mountaineering.
    Great walks  -  Excellent walking trails through the Vanoise National Park.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
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    Fantastic five star hotel overlooking the ski slopes of Val d'Isere. The plush, luxurious rooms of Le Yule are the perfect sanctuaries after a hard days skiing. With a deluxe spa and a delightful in house restaurant, it really is the complete alpine package. See More

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  • Airelles Val d'Isere Val d'Isère 41 rooms from £1171

    5* Luxury  -  With gorgeous design, nothing's-too-much service, a spoiling spa, and a very good restaurant — you'll wish for nothing here
    Families  -  With a kids club, spacious suites, a games room, and views of the ESF children’s area — this is ideal for a family break
    Designer  -  There's a blend of Medieval-inspired design with a good injection of contemporary flare that comes together very well
    Skiing  -  Located piste-side on the Front de Neiges, locations don't get much better than this to hit the slopes
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    A standout five-star hotel set right on the slopes. Beautifully styled interiors mix traditional Medieval style with chic contemporary touches. There are two very good restaurants (one is Paris' popular Loulou), a spa, a kids' club, and exceptional service. You'll wish for nothing here. See More

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