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THe 10 Best Hotels in Val d'Isère
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THe 10 Best Hotels in Val d'Isère

Picture of Colette Lewis
Updated: 9 February 2017
With its superb slopes, animated nightlife and spectacular views, Val d’Isère is one of France’s top ski destinations. Read Culture Trip’s guide to the best hotels for any budget in Val d’Isère.
Val d'Isère slopes
Val d’Isère slopes | © Gimli_36/Flickr
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La Tsanteleina

Right in the centre of the town, and only a couple of minutes’ walk from the slopes and lifts, Le Tstanteleina really could not be much better located. The fabulous décor of this luxurious establishment, with impressive interlaced wooden beams on the ceilings, transports guests to a real mountain world. Its spa is especially welcome after a long day of skiing and the food at the restaurant La Table des Neiges reaches for gastronomic perfection. Many of the rooms also offer spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

Avenue Olympique, Val d’Isère, France +33 (0)4 79 06 12 13

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La Tovière

Right in front of the chair lift and cable car, the Funival, and only a short walk from the town centre, La Tovière is conveniently located. This quiet, cosy establishment is tranquil and accommodating and is especially catered towards passionate skiers. With its own ski room that includes personal heated ski lockers, it is possible to walk straight from the hotel to the slopes while keeping your boots on. Guests also have free access to a steam room and sauna – especially welcome after a long day on the slopes.

La Daille, Val d’Isère, France +33 (0)4 79 55 61 18

Hotel exterior
Hotel exterior, Hôtel la Tovière | Courtesy of Hôtel la Tovière
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Hôtel du Fornet

A couple of kilometers from the centre of Val d’Isère, Hôtel du Fornet is a great spot for those who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of the town centre. Situated in the idyllic little Fornet hamlet, the recently renovated hotel has retained it’s quaint stonework and authentic wooden beams. With only twelve rooms, this friendly establishment offers a personal welcome and specializes in making visitors feel at home.

Hameau du Fornet, Val d’Isère, France +33 (0)6 13 01 94 30

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Hôtel les Barmes de l’Ours

For an authentic chalet experience, the five-star Hôtel Les Barmes de l’Ours has been specially designed to embrace all the luxurious aspects of mountain living. Its four floors are each interestingly themed, with different takes on arctic and mountain accommodation – from the bright, elegant Scandinavian floor to the cosy, dark-wood of the American Great White North floor. The hotel also embraces artistic achievements, with each room offering interesting pieces of literature and unusual decorative objects.

Chemin des Carats, Val d’Isère, France +33 (0)4 79 41 37 00

Val d'Isère Slopes
Val d’Isère slopes | © wichtelfraeulein/Flickr
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L’Avancher

A small, tranquil hotel just a few minutes’ out of the town center and an easy short bus ride from the slopes (on some days guests can even ski right back to the hotel), L’Avancher is a cosy and personal establishment. Built in 1949, it is one of the oldest hotels of the town, and with its sauna and ski workshop, as well as a large wooden terrace, garden, and mountain bike workshop, it caters well to its guests all year round. Especially of note is the recently renovated restaurant that uses great quality, fresh, local produce to provide truly superb meals each day.

Avenue du Prariond, Val d’Isère, France +33 (0)4 79 06 02 00

Val d'Isère street
Val d’Isère street | © Eric/Flickr
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Hôtel l’Aigle des Neiges

In a great location right in the centre of Val d’Isère, just a stone’s throw from the ski lifts and the best bars and restaurants, the stylish Hôtel l’Aigle des Neiges caters to all skiing needs in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The lounge bar is an especially lovely place to relax after a long day’s skiing, with its own fireplace and regular live music. What’s more, the hotel has two restaurants that allow guests to choose which kind of ambiance they are seeking each night: one modern and family-friendly, the other refined and posh.

Rue de l’Eglise, Val d’Isère, France +33 (0)4 79 06 18 88

Lounge bar, Hôtel l’Aigle des Neiges
Lounge bar, Hôtel l’Aigle des Neiges | Courtesy of Hôtel l’Aigle des Neiges
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Hôtel Altitude

Just a few metres from the lifts and at the foot of the famous Bellevarde run, Hôtel Altitude is in a great location for avid skiers. A perfect spot all year around, it boasts convenient ski lockers and boot warmers as well as breath-taking mountain-views from its many balconies. During the summer, its pool is especially welcome as is its large outdoor terrace. The lounge bar is especially charming and the restaurant provides superb, traditional food, with a substantial, typically French breakfast and dinner to boot.

Route de la Balme, Val d’Isère, France +33 (0)4 79 06 12 55

Val d'Isère
Val d’Isère | © Pete Fordham/Flickr
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Le Kern

Located right in the centre of town, Le Kern is an intimate, cosy hotel which, though modest, immediately makes guests feel at home with its warm and welcoming atmosphere. Its unpretentious vibe makes it an especially relaxing place to stay. A welcome change from the bigger, more imposing hotels, Le Kern is a lovely little gem of comfort.

Place Frédéric Pétri, Val d’Isère, France +33 (0)4 79 06 06 06

Continental breakfast
Continental breakfast | © Matt_Weibo/Flickr
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Les Crètes Blanches

Right in the heart of Val d’Isère, only a few hundred metres from the best slopes, restaurants, and bars, Les Crêtes Blanches is an intimate, family-run establishment. The continental breakfast is especially fantastic, which is particularly important if one chooses to spend each day doing such demanding sports as hiking or skiing.

Rue du Parc des Sports, Val d’Isère, France +33 (0)4 79 06 05 45

Olympic course Val d'Isère
Olympic course Val d’Isère | © Tom Godber/Flickr
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Hôtel Avenue Lodge

Centrally-located on one of the most picturesque roads in town, Hôtel Avenue Lodge is a luxurious five-star establishment with a stylish, refined décor that tastefully marries tradition with modernity. The large, funky bar is a great place in which to relax after a long day’s skiing, as is its spa, complete with swimming pool, Jacuzzi and saunas. The breakfast spread has a great range of dishes to fuel a day on the mountain too.

Avenue Olympique, Val d’Isère, France +33 (0)4 79 00 67 67