Just back from another great week at the Telemark, our second in two years. What this chalet-hotel lacks in luxury, it makes up for in its warm welcome, delicious food and the amenability of its staff. It's located close to the piste, and the rooms are warm, clean and reasonably sized (though fairly basic and by no means huge). You don't get loads of 'extras' (there's no TV etc.), but they're comfortable, and on this type of holiday you're unlikely to be spending huge amounts of time indoors anyway. There's a cosy bar area where you can enjoy an après-ski drink, and in the restaurant guests can either have the set menu or choose an alternative from the full menu at a supplement. Chef Ashley and sous-chef Ross certainly know their food, and we found the meals to be consistently delicious (friends staying at a nearby chalet were suitably jealous when they ate with us in the restaurant one evening!). Without exception, the staff were friendly, helpful and eager to ensure that we enjoyed our stay. Our pick-up and drop-off at Moutiers station went smoothly, and a daily drop-off at the bubble lift into Courchevel 1850 was arranged without any problems.
A minor downside is that the bathrooms are best described as 'bijou' (basic shower/sink/toilet, no bath) and we did find ourselves wondering how guests of a larger build would fit into the shower! Also, some of the ski equipment that can be hired from the hotel is somewhat worn and showing its age - could go with upgrading. Overall, though, the Telemark is a friendly and reliable option, offering excellent value for money. Fab snow, too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestling in the trees just above the village and next to the nursery slope the Telemark offers virtually ski in ski out accommodation at its best. All 12 en suite rooms are comfortable with various rooming arrangements including twins/doubles and family/group rooms. All have balconies with exceptional mountain views. Its small friendly bar and comfy lounge make it an ideal spot to unwind after a hard day on the hill. Catered to a high standard using our chalet formula. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Telemark Hotel Courchevel