We liked the hotel as it was ski-in ski-out, with lovely personnel and great cuisine.
The hotel is owned by a sympathetic family, they like to have a chat with the guests at dinner to ask them how they are etc. One can see many of the guests are regulars for more than two seasons. Having stayed there in March during 2 consecutive years we were pleasantly surprised to find 1/3 of the same guests we had met during previous stay. I don't need a better advertising than that. The atmosphere is to the large extent French-dominated with a few guests from the USA and elsewhere in Europe. Unlike in Paris, one does not feel unfomfortable for not speaking French at Grand Coeur (I do, my husband does not, so we communicated mostly in English to the staff).
I liked the spa: great hammam and well-working Finnish sauna (coming from North Europe, one can understand why I mention it:), indoor jacuzzi---well designed and kept so no big deal there's no fancy outdoor pool to plunge into after sauna :)
I liked the small details with which (some) hotels create comfort : here we found the Occitane toiletries and samples of Valmont (Swiss brand) products as spa teasers.
Upon arrival a box of Swiss chocolates was in our room as complimentary gift, enjoyed every piece of it until the very end of our stay (into Godiva faith, truly).
The rooms are not very big. In Alps they never are, I think...
As already said, the skiing related is really comfortable. Ski-room is ok, rental just down the stairs on the main street.
One of my favourites is the bar with live music in the evenings, intelligent and cosy ambiance, great drinks and snacks to accompany them.
Oh, and don't even bother to dine outside of the hotel (not unless you drive far), because the food here is the best in Meribel and same goes to the wine list.
Enjoy your stay! Meanwhile I am waiting for a reply back for an availability this year which has not come for 2 days :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Grand Cœur & Spa is a warm and cosy hotel that spares no effort to offer you the perfect mountain holiday. This historic chalet, with its ideal location in the heart of Méribel, offers the perfect combination of four-star service, charming guestrooms and suites and a gourmet restaurant. It offers a haven of upscale luxury in a warm and secluded ambiance. You will be made personally welcome and invited to warm yourself in front of the crackling fire.Le Grand Cœur & Spa, a Relais & Châteaux hotel, nestles at the foot of the ski slopes in the elegant winter resort of Méribel. You are in the heart of Les Trois Vallées, the largest ski area in the whole world, the kingdom of winter sports. After a long day's skiing, take the opportunity to unwind in the Spa and relax in its hammam, sauna, jacuzzi and fitness room.Escape to the sheer seclusion of its gentle ambiance and let yourself be pampered and cosseted. Here you will find magical, poetic luxury – the perfect hideaway for a leisure holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Grand Coeur Hotel Meribel