23-30th March 2013 - Third visit to this all inclusive hotel - which I would throughly recommend for families with lots of hungry kids. Short (ish) transfer from Chambery airport. Check-in: room keys, cashless payment card, lift passes and ski hire (across the lobby) all done in less than 45 minutes. Piste a few steps from the locker room. Food & wine (as mentioned in other posts) excellent. Terrance for BBQ lunch brilliant when the weather is good.
Only two downsides - avoid the upper floors of the annex building (e.g. rooms S50/51) unless you're ok with a long walk - which can be tiresome if the kids forget something. More an issue in our opinion is the disappointing lounge area - to gather after skiing and after meals. If you are looking for the traditional lounge with open fires and lots of comfy armchairs this isn't the place for you.
Great family ski hotel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- VALMOREL LA BELLE Village Club is set in the heart of Savoie. Come and discover a typical and authentic resort with its stone and wood chalets and slate roofs.Stay in Valmorel: A typical and authentic resortExperience pure sensations in this vast ski area. The Club is nestled on the edge of forests on the slopes of the Cheval Noir. Programme: pine forests, gentle mountain pastures, dizzying slopes from mountain tops – The ideal mix for your stay in Valmorel, the leading resort in the Tarentaise valley. ... more less