Just returned from a week in Le Portetta with five children and two other families. Firstly it's a super location in 1650 at the bottom of the main run into the village and right beside the main lift out. You are right in the village , a minutes walk from shops and restaurants and right beside the ESF and New Generation ski schools. The hotel itself is extremely stylish with a brilliant large lounge for hanging out in après ski and before and after dinner. I liked the dining area and the reception area also. The rooms vary!! We booked two identical rooms....... Except one was much larger than the other. The smaller one was almost too small to swing the proverbial cat in. They are well appointed but I would have felt claustrophobic in the smaller one if I'd been sleeping in there. They were exactly the same price too! There is a games room but its solely for the use of ski Scott Dunn guests which we were not and that was an issue for my younger children at times. Given the amount of families who stay in the hotel I think that should be addressed.
The food varied from outstanding to awful but was overall very good. I thoroughly enjoyed breakfast which was a variety of cereals, granola, yogurts, compotes, fresh fruit salad, cheeses, ham and eggs and bacon cooked anyway to order. Dinner was from an a la carte menu which was the same all week and which we had thoroughly tired of by the end of the week. There is a cool fire and ice bar outside the hotel with outdoor sofas and blankets and a big fire pit torching and we enjoyed lounging there après ski for the nightly happy hour. Limited drinks only. The restaurant and bar staff were almost all wonderful and the reception and managerial staff were first class. There is an excellent spacious boot room and hire shop but I had grave issues with the staff there as did other guests the same week. On one day I was sent up the mountain with two different sized boots which didn't fit my skis. I had to return to the shop and then had the guy insist nothing was wrong. He finally agreed to change the boots when he couldn't attach them himself but never apologised and was extremely unpleasant to me for the rest of the week. I also missed an entire mornings skiing over the episode. We then got charged for socks which we did not receive and the assistant absolutely refused to remove them from the bill. The hotel management said that the shop is separately managed by a ski shop and so were unable to help. I have since returned to courchevel for a short break and am presently staying in Le Chabichou in 1850. I would have gone back to Portetta but I simply couldn't face those two guys in the boot room again. So all in all a very good hotel let down for me only by some dubious personnel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in prime position at the foot of the slopes of Courchevel 1650, Le Portetta hotel and Le Portetta Lofts is the perfect base for the ultimate ski experience.Re-designed, rebuilt and fully refurbished, Le Portetta is the ideal mountain retreat. Recently accredited with a French 4 Star rating, this family friendly, ski-in ski-out hotel offers thirty-eight cosy and luxurious rooms all overlooking either the piste or the mountain. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Portetta Hotel Courchevel