Hotel Annapurna – Courchevel
Hotel Type: 5* grand luxury on top of the world with a real personal touch.
Location: Right on the slopes at the very top-of-the-world famous Courchevel 1850, the Annapurna lives up to its Himalayan namesake.
Style: Modern exterior with traditional alpine interiors and a serious nod to the Olympic achievements of the family who own the hotel. Gold medals line the walls of the corridors and homage is paid to the local legends who have appeared in winter Olympic games for the last 40 years – a real sporting destination.
Rooms: 57 rooms, all boasting fabulous views and flexible accommodation options. Standard rooms can be connected to suites and junior suites for families.
Ideal For: Families and groups of all ages, with a play room and games room for kids and an indoor/outdoor pool and countless activities on offer, it’s great for the skier and non-skier alike. Ski in / ski out, pampering and a view you could admire all day. The service is outstanding and guest care is at the heart of everything they do, with 82% of clients returning to stay at the hotel.
Dining: The hotel’s restaurant offers a mixture of local and international cuisine, their chefs are on hand to prepare any requests. Dine in the spacious dining room or outside on the sunny south facing terrace watching the skiers whizz by.
Spa: Spectacular indoor / outdoor pool with large relaxation area, Turkish bath, treatment rooms, hammam, sauna and fitness room.
Activities and Experiences: Skiing, Snowboarding, Dog Sledding, Snow Cat driving, Hangliding, Ski Touring, Hiking, Snowmobile, Yoga, Walking, Ice Climbing, Paragliding, Fat Biking, Tobogganing, Swimming, Sky Diving, Hot air balloon riding, Helicopter rides.
Low season price from: €650 per night in a Standard Double Room including breakfast.
High season price from: €820 per night in a Standard Double Room including breakfast.
Open: December – April.
At the very top of Courchevel 1850, the Annapurna really can boast poll position. Modern on the outside, and traditionally alpine on the inside, this family run hotel prides itself on its Courchevel heritage. Guests who love the finer things in life return year after year and are always greeted by name. Spacious and comfortable rooms and suites face over the wide bowl of 1850 and up to Saulire, whilst the terrace and outdoor pool are arguably the best place from which to watch skiers all day. Or take off your ski boots and sit back for some après-ski.
Wherever you stay at the Annapurna, the highest hotel in Courchevel, you’re guaranteed a fabulous vista. The standard rooms have large double or twins, with en suite shower rooms and some can interconnect for families with children. The Saulire rooms are slightly larger with a south-facing balcony, and can either interconnect with each other or with a Junior Suite or Suite. We recommend the larger Family rooms that can sleep a family of up to five, and which also have interconnecting options. They are very spacious and have a good sized balcony. The Junior Suites have enormous beds and feel really light and airy with their floor to ceiling piste view windows. The Annapurna, K2 and Makalu Suites are luxury apartments, whilst the Everest Suite really is five* slope side living with its own sauna and hot tub.
The Annapurna has a real international feel to it, and the menu reflects this perfectly. The gourmet lunch and dinner menus have a delicious selection of world and traditional regional dishes, which you can enjoy inside or out on the very sunny terrace. The piano bar is a mellow place to relax at the end of the day next to the fire.
It couldn’t be easier to get children out onto the slopes each morning from the Annapurna’s ski in / ski out location. The hotel is well set up for families, with a Kids’s Club providing fun activities for children from 3 to 8 as well as a childrens’ playroom (aged seven and under) and a games room for older kids. The games room features a pool table, table-football and state of the art game consoles. There is also a babysitting service.
The temperature in the Annapurna’s indoor and outdoor pools is set at a very pleasant 30 degrees. The Spa has saunas, Turkish baths, Jacuzzi and a physiotherapy suite and a range of treatment and therapies, which we would be happy to book for you in advance. For the more energetic, there’s also a fitness centre, and if you’re not happy with your helmet hair, there’s a salon. The hotel has its own ski shop where you can rent all the equipment you need as well as buy any kit you may have forgotten to pack.