This was the second year in a row that my son and I went to Le Melezin. And we will go there again next year. Like any Aman resort, the hotel is very understated from the outside, but spectacularly luxurious from the inside. The rooms are spacious with a huge walk-in closet and excellent amenities, including free wifi.
This is a ski haven for two main reasons: the resort is on the ski slope so that there is no effort or time wasted on buses, and the staff helps you wear and take off your skis/ski shoes. I am not a regular skier and find the chore of wearing and "un"wearing the ski shoes highly cumbersome and tiring. And in other resorts, I had to do it for my young son as well. Here, the staff does everything for you (for no fee; although I did tip them at the end of my stay). In fact, every morning, our skis were cleaned and nicely arranged on the slopes exactly at 9 am!
The staff is very friendly and helpful, and the concierge is absolutely amazing. He was able to arrange ski instructors, ski passes and ski equipment without any fuss. He also made changes to my train schedules promptly.
I am not a "party" person, and I am not sure about the nightlife in town. One can go down to the "market" area in their free shuttle (one can also walk down there, but it can be tiring at the end of a long day, at least for me) for lunch or dinner.
The biggest "con" of this place is their very steep price. A small cappuccino costs 10 euros, and the room rates are on the high side, too. But I do think the resort provides full value for the money they charge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rising to breathtaking heights where the air is tangibly crisp, resides an intimate alpine retreat, Le Mélézin, in the French Alps. Standing four storeys high it provides an après-ski home set in a mesmeric wonderland of groomed slopes - both nursery and couloirs. Ideally situated on the Bellecôte ski slope, the hotel is a stroll from the centre of Courchevel 1850, with access to some of the most exceptional skiing in Europe...directly from the front door. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Le Melezin Courchevel