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Des 3 Vallees Hotel, Val Thorens

Charming hotel by the ski slopes

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"Excellent" 90 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Location 93 / 100 Terrific location.
Amenities 90 / 100 Excellent amenities.
Service 83 / 100 Great service.
Wellness Area 67 / 100 Sufficient wellness & sports facilities.
Room 58 / 100 Rooms are ok.
Breakfast 58 / 100 Breakfast is mediocre.
Comfort 33 / 100 Not very comfortable.
Food 13 / 100 Complaints about food

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"Friendly service"
"Bathroom could be optimized"
"Nice building"
"Great reception"
"Excellent" 90 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Location 92 / 100 Terrific location.
Service 84 / 100 Great service.
Room 54 / 100 Rooms are ok.

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"Food could be better"
"Fantastic service"
"Great location"
"Friendly service"
"Excellent" 90 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Location 94 / 100 Terrific location.
Service 84 / 100 Great service.
Room 58 / 100 Rooms are ok.

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"Friendly service"
"Great location"
"Fantastic service"

Thi hotel exudes Alpine charm and cosiness at the heart of the Val Thorens ski resort. Family-run since 1979, you are sure of a warm welcome and an enjoyable stay.

The hotel offers 28 personalised en-suite rooms and suites, as well as 4 studio apartments; all comfortably furnished and well equipped with some rooms able to accommodate a family of 5. All accommodation has satellite TV, DVD, telephone, radio, WiFi, and safe as standard. Many rooms also have a balcony.

There's a small sauna, as well as a steam room, jacuzzi, relaxation are and showers to unwind in at the end of a long day on the mountain too.

The Bar

There is also a contemporary lounge bar in the hotel where you can relax and enjoy a snack by the fire. They offer wine, house cocktails, hot chocolate, and much more until midnight.

The Restaurant

The hotel's restaurant, Olympiski, serves a hearty buffet breakfast each morning to set you up for a day on the slopes. Half-board guests have a choice of delicious meat, fish and vegetable dishes for their evening meal, followed by irresistible homemade desserts and a cheese board. The restaurant is also open to non-guests, serving a tempting range of à la carte and set menu options. Chef  Olivier Caillère, in partnership with Michelin-starred chef Romuald Fassenet, has devised the menu.

Reviews

  • "A charming and nice hotel, perfectly situated in Val Thorens. Food is excellent, and enjoying breakfast with a wonderful view of the skiing area is the best possible start of a new day in the Alps! I have been here on three occasions, and hope to be back soon." - Trip Advisor
  • "Had a fab holiday here in January, the hotel is well located, giving quick access straight on to the slopes in the centre of VT. Staff were always very friendly and helpful. The lounge is lovely and cozy, a great place to have a drink after skiing! We also enjoyed the use of the spa facilities. Last but not least, the food was delicious!" - Trip Advisor
  • "The most friendly and welcoming staff we have ever experienced in Val Thorens. Great food - we had a HB deal. Very attentive to our special requests. Unique in atmosphere and design. Very clean and well managed. Intimate." - Trip Advisor

Towns Nearby

Val Thorens is continually developing with new hotels emerging each season. There is a wide variety of accommodation on offer from a fantastic youth hostel in the bottom of the resort to five star hotels in the centre. Shops and services are spread out throughout Val Thorens with the main indoor shopping centre in the middle of the resort where the sports centre is also located. Parking is restricted now to the official car parks of which there are five at different points throughout Val Thorens.

Restaurants Nearby

Val Thorens has a huge amount of restaurants to choose from with everything from Michelin star restaurants along with traditional local cuisine to pizza or take away. Face West offers a nice variety for families and provides a great service located right in the centre of the resort. You can opt for eating at a mountain restaurant in the evening, you just have to walk there first! Steak Club has a really refreshing interior for a mountain restaurant and is located next to the main are of bars for post meal entertainment.

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Sights Nearby

Being the highest resort in Europe, Val Thorens offers some of the most stunning views in the Three Valleys. At the top of the Cime Caron lift you are offered a fantastic 360 degree panoramic viewing platform with views over to Italy. The Orelle Valley, often known as the fourth valley, also offers great views with the highest altitude point at 3230m. As the third resort in the Belleville area you also have views right down the valley of Les Menuires and St Martin de Belleville.

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Things to Do Nearby

Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe and offers an extended season than most other resorts - being open nearly two months longer, from the last week in November until the first week in May. Being part of the Three Valleys, Val Thorens gives you access to the largest ski area in the world with 600km of piste. In Val Thorens itself there are snow parks, ski cross and big air bags, the quality so good that world events are often held here. Away from the slopes you can relax in the sports centre with swimming pool and spa or if you are feeling energetic there is a fitness area. You also have 15 other spas to choose from in Val Thorens. Back on the snow there are numerous activities including snowmobile outings, paragliding and if you are brave enough you can take part in ice diving. Val Thorens has many claims to fame and boasts; the longest toboggan run in the world at 6km with a 700m vertical drop from an altitude of 3,00m; the highest zip wire in the world taking a descent from 3200m; and the highest ice racing track in Europe. Once the snow melts, in the summer months the pistes turn into walking tracks with the lifts open for walking and mountain biking and graded routes for both in July and August. You can also play squash, badminton, tennis, basketball and table tennis with a varied weekly events programme for both adults and children.

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Lifts/Pistes Nearby

From the main Val Thorens centre you can head up the 3 Vallees and Bouqetin lifts to then access the the other resorts of the Three Valleys. In Val Thorens itselft at the top of the Peclet lift you have the toboggan run and some great long runs which lead to the bottom of the Val Thorens. Via the Boulevard de Cumin track you can ski directly to the La Masse area of Les Menuires. Either via Cime Caron or Grand Fond you can explore the great pistes of Orelle.

Also see: Ski Areas in Val Thorens, France

Nightlife Nearby

Val Thorens has a really varied nightlife with everything on offer from on the piste apres ski venues such as La Folie Douce and Bar 360 to live jazz music or classical concerts in the church. Children's apres is not overlooked in Val Thorens with a weekly events programme with activities and entertainment. The main area of bars is located at the top of the resort including Snesko, Rhum Box and Snow Cafe. The main nightclub is Malaysia open until around 4am. If you want alternative entertainment there is also a large bowling complex and cinema.

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Location: Val Thorens


Style

Star Rating: 4 Star

Property Style: Hotel

Vibe / Atmosphere: Large / Groups | Traditional | Traditional & Modern mix


Services

Catering: Half-board | Breakfast

Event Services: Business Centre


Facilities

Room: Balcony | Connecting rooms | Hair dryer | Safe / Secure box | Telephone

Entertainment: Restaurant | Drinks bar | DVD Player | iPod Dock | Satellite TV | WiFi / Internet

Spa & Fitness: Hammam / Steam-room | Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi | Sauna


Contact

Open Seasons: Winter

Address: Grande Rue | Val Thorens | 73440

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