A family favourite is Mark Warner’s Chalet-Hotel Berangere, which is in a great position at the foot of the slopes. Facing south, with a superb view of the mountains, the hotel has a large sunny terrace and rooms with balconies. Children are well catered for with an in-house kids clubs offering lots of fun activities and qualified childcare staff who will ferry them to and from ski school.
Chalet-style Hotel les Melezes has been in the same family since 1968 and is decorated using lots of wood. Alpina Lodge is slopeside and contains some very comfortable and spacious apartments for two to ten people.
Les Balcons de Sarenne are luxury apartments that are extremely well equipped with fridge/freezers, washing machines, dishwashers and flat-screen TVs.
Hotel la Farandole is a traditional chalet with a gastronomic restaurant and a piano bar. Le Souleil d’Or is a modern hotel with friendly owners and lots of alpine character. Reports on Trip Advisor are mainly favourable, including: “What a wonderful place to stay. It is small enough to be friendly and intimate, but big enough to give you all you could wish for in an hotel”.
Catered Chalet Chamois Volant sleeps 14-17 people and is in the perfect location for the resort centre, and is also close to the foot of the slopes. The stonework and timber give the chalet a charming and rustic feel. You can relax in the outdoor hot tub on the balcony whilst taking in the magnificent views.
Chalet la Muzelle are cheap and cheerful apartments close to the lifts and pistes. There’s an ice rink outside, and a bakery and supermarket down below – so the local amenities are good. Some have complained about the noise from the nearby bars, though, which can go on until 2am. During the school holidays, however, the noise tends to be reduced.
For those on a budget, the newly-opened People Hostel has a mixture of hotel bedrooms and dormitories. It’s ski-to-the-door, and features a terrace and a lounge, as well as a free shuttle service.