Having benefited from a thorough recent refurbishment, Hotel le Val Thorens has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, making it the ideal base for a skiing holiday for families or other large group. As the first hotel to be built in this Savoie resort, Hotel le Val Thorens builds on a tradition of excellence, and welcomes guests with modern luxuries such as free wifi, graceful modern wooden furniture, a trendy lobby, in-room flat screen TVs, and free entry to the new onsite spa, which includes a sauna, steam room, and heated indoor pool. Beauty therapies and massages and other treatments are also available for a further supplement.
The spa is a real selling point for this hotel, with amazing powerful showers (ideal for an apres-ski shoulder massage), and warm pool perfect for either an invigorating swim or a more relaxing dip. Imagine coming straight from the piste immediately to a waiting masseuse, or a steamy sauna. At Val Thorens, this is a reality.
Another benefit to this hotel is its town centre location: as the resort is car-free, this is an important bonus as guests can easily walk everywhere. The Val Thorens also offers direct ski-in and ski-out access, making it supremely comfortable as a base to stay and hit the slopes- and then relax properly afterwards. While many rooms benefit from dramatic mountain views, the main restaurant serves delicious modern French cuisine on the terrace, making an ideal lunch or dinner spot on sunny days.
The terrace’s seating area also includes sheepskins and other warm rugs to keep the cold at bay for guests who like to dine al fresco. Service is exceptional in the hotel’s main restaurant, and diners benefit from short wait times between ordering and eating, allowing them to return to the slopes and resume skiing as quickly as possible! Enjoy lighter oeufs cocotte dishes here, or dine more informally in the bar area. The hotel also has a more traditional restaurant, La Fondue, serving up delicious savoury cheeses and raclette in quantity for tired and hungry skiers. In the evenings, the hotel’s cosy west facing bar welcomes tired guests to watch the sun set over the mountains with delicious cocktails and a warm, snug environment with roaring log fire, far away from the bitter wind and snow of the slopes (the mojitos here especially come highly recommended).
Rooms have a restful yet modern European vibe, with views of the slopes, fur throws, cosy bath robes, and ambient contemporary lighting. While the hotel’s own restaurant serves up excellent and wholesome fare, the Val Thorens is also ideally located for other gourmet destinations in the town, including La Maison, Le Fitz Roy, and Face West. All details are considered, with the hotel offering heated boot storage for guests’ comfort. The central atrium and lobby are both stylish and light-filled, with striking artworks: the Val Thorens is as much a boutique or design hotel as it is a ski hotel, and its friendly staff further add to the traditional Alpine hospitality to be found here.
How many Stars: 4* Hotel
Closeness to the piste: Ski in Ski out
Resort location: On place de Caron, the centre of the resort
Style: Contemporary décor
Swimming Pool: No
Michelin Stars: none
Specialness: Location is tough to beat
Internet: Free WiFi
Disabled Facilities: Yes
Pets allowed: No
Our rating: 3.5/5