Val d'Isère


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About Val d'Isère

Val d’Isère is one of the most celebrated ski resorts in the Alps, and with over 150km of skiing, it attracts a sporty crowd. Our selection of the best places to stay in Val d'Isère should satisfy all tastes and budgets from the five star stalwart that is Le Blizzard to La Galise, a great value property in the centre of town.

Together, with the higher altitude Tignes, they make up L’Espace Killy with 90 lifts, 186 miles of marked trails, two snowboard parks and acres of challenging off-piste terrain. Beginners can opt for the confidence-building bunny hills in the Solaise area and experts have plenty of challenging steep slopes to tackle, including the 1992 Olympic downhill course, La Face.

If you’re expecting a charming, quaint Alpine ski resort, Val d’Isère will not deliver; like many French resorts it’s mostly modern, some of it ugly, although the town centre has style and appeal.

What you will find, in high season, are plenty of British teenagers, all cruising the ‘Kings Road of the Alps’ and partying with the chalet workers mid-afternoon at fun-filled hotspot La Folie Douce.

Not surprisingly, the nightlife is very lively, with après ski centres around addresses that include Café Face, Bananas, Le Petit Danois, the Pacific Bar, Doudoune, and the Moris Pub. Dick’s Tea Bar, once the most celebrated nightclub in the Alps, is now just one of many; nowadays many people, including instructors, make their way to the bar at the Blizzard to catch up on the day's events.

What Not To Miss

  • In the summer hike through the Refuge du Prariond Par Les Gorges de Malpasset and enjoy your peaceful surroundings.
  • Dick's Tea Bar is one of the liveliest spots in town and the ideal place to enjoy a few après-ski tipples!
  • Go for a spin on the ice driving track or the meighbouring ice karting track down at La Daille.
  • Get a bird's eye view of the stunning scenery with a paragilding trip.

Hotels here can often be impersonal, pack-'em-in, shove-'em-out processing plants, and those in our list of the best places to stay in Val d'Isère are picked for extra character, warmth of service and owners who care.

Family Stays

  • Les Lauzes offers simple, traditionally Alpine accommodation with a number of adjoining rooms which are perfect for families. What's more, it's just around the corner from the pistes and the town's nightlife.
  • Le Samovar is a chic chalet boasting family rooms and a lovely spa. Tuck into traditional Savoyard cuisine after a day out on the slopes.
  • La Galise's location just a hundred metres away from the piste makes it an excellent base for an active getaway. The accommodation is simple and traditional, whilst triples are also on offer for families and groups.

For Luxury

  • Le Blizzard is a centrally located 5* spot boasting atmospheric Alpine accommodation featuring dark wood and sumptuous furnishings. With a spa, top-notch food and a lively bar, it's the ideal upmarket retreat.
  • Avenue Lodge is a designer property located in the centre of town. Boasting stylish contemporary interiors, a spoiling spa and an indoor pool, it's a top spot. Plus, you can enjoy traditional French cuisine from the restaurant.
  • The luxurious Le Taos is ideal if you're looking for something different - with chic suites in natural hues featuring New Mexican style design twists. What's more, there's a spa and fantastic cuisine served up.
  • Sat right next to Val D'Isère's slopes, the 5* Le Yule couldn't be better located. Come back to enjoy a good night's sleep in their plush, chic rooms or treat yourself to a spa session if you want to truly unwind.

For An Active Holiday

  • Mineral Lodge is an intimate 5-room property ideally situated to spend your days off hiking or skiing. Provides contemporary chic accommodation, packed lunches as well as bike and ski hire.
  • Kandahar is a smart chalet-style spot offering easy access to the town's pistes. The interiors are typically Alpine, with plenty of wood and stone, whilst there's also a bar and a lovely restaurant.

For An Intimate Getaway

  • Chalet Colinn is a 5-room chambres d'hotes located in the hills above Val D'Isère. You can even book the whole chalet for group stays! A cosy hideaway.

For An Apartment Or Villa

If you'd prefer the privacy of a self-catering option then check out our recommended holiday rentals providers.

Travel Information

  • If you're coming for Val D'Isère's enviable skiing then the season runs from late-November to late-April, though it's obviously busiest around Christmas and during the February Holidays.
  • If you're here for the hiking then the weather's at its nicest in July and August, when the average temperature rises to 18°C. The natural surroundings are also beautiful in the spring and autumn, plus accommodation may be cheaper at this time.
  • The nearest place to fly into is Chambery Airport, located an hour and a half away by car. In the winter there's a direct bus service that'll take you straight to Val D'Isère! In the summer though, you'll need to take the train and change at Bourg-Saint-Maurice.
  • British Airways fly direct to Chambery from Stansted and London City.
  • For car hire prices, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.

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Best Hotels in Val d'Isère

  • La Toviere Val d'Isère 29 rooms from €99

    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 €99

    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 €135

    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

    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 €161

    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 €156

    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

    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 €160

    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 €210

    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

    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 €230

    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 €240

    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 €245

    Great walks  -  The surrounding Vanoise National Park is full of fantastic walking trails.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    RestaurantSwimming PoolPet friendlyParking

    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 €250

    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
    SpaRestaurantPet friendlyDisabled access

    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 €323

    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 €346

    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
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming Pool
    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 €333

    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 €438

    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 €586

    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 €650

    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.
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolPet friendlyDisabled accessViewsParking

    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 €1350

    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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