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Courchevel January. Best hotel for couples?

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Courchevel January. Best hotel for couples?

I'm thinking of planning a trip around 20-25th Jan 2012.

Alps skiing is totally new to me, I've previously always done Tahoe in California.

I'm after insight into the quality of rooms in Courch. I want somewhere with a decent double bed, good quality ensuite, (bath would be great) and generally just a very good all round 'romantic' sort of place!

Portetta looks like a good bet but interior photos are lacking.

Secondly, how much of an issue will it be trying to book a room in January? As I don't know the Alps scene I'm wondering if things will be slightly quieter on the dates I've listed?


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1. Re: Courchevel January. Best hotel for couples?

Le Portetta is probably the best hotel in 1650 with a superb slope-side position. I expect it's already full for January. You really need to post your budget.

We have mainly used chalets run by Le Ski (http://www.leski.com) - never had a bad stay, really well organised and good food and drink. We usually stay in 1650 and then splurge on the chalet evening off at Le Bateau Ivre (the Drunken Boat) in the Hotel Pomme du Pin (http://www.bateauivre-courchevel.com/en/) up at 1850 - some of the best food I've ever eaten which does include places like Le Manoir.

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2. Re: Courchevel January. Best hotel for couples?

Much does depend on your budget. Courchevel 1850 is one of the most expensive ski resorts in Europe. Courchevel 1650 just below is more geared towards a younger crowd, Courchevel 1550 is more family based but a nice place to stay and Le Praz at 1300 is a lovely traditional village. Basically the lower your budget, the lower down you stay! There are a couple of nice places in Bozel a little further down. Check out http://www.skicourchevel.net for a lovely family run chalet.

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