La Chaudanne – Méribel
Hotel Type: 4* Savoyard retreat located in the heart of Méribel centre.
Location: Right in the centre of Méribel, with instant access to the entire Trois Vallées.
Style: Contemporary alpine
Rooms: 64 well-appointed rooms & suites
Ideal For: Long weekends, family breaks and exploring the Trois Vallées
Dining: At Le 80 Brasserie a fun and delicious restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here you can also enjoy live music and artists from Le Follie Douce. Within La Cahudanne Hotel is also a Michelin starred restaurant L’Ekrin. There is also a lounge bar for a pre-dinner aperitif or snack!
Spa: A Nuxe Spa with 6 treatment rooms. There is also an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, hamman and fitness centre. There is also a hairdressing salon.
Children: With only a short walk to the lifts and ski school, it’s perfect for families
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: €395 for a Standard Room, including breakfast.
High season price from: €600 for a Standard Room, including breakfast.
Open: July – September and December – April.
When you stay at La Chaudanne, you have the entire Trois Vallées at the tips of your skis – you are just moments from the lifts. It’s also at the centre of the action, with the shops, restaurants and bars of Méribel right on the doorstep. It’s façade is traditional Alpine style, and inside, it’s cosy, modern and relaxed. As soon as you arrive, you’re met by attentive and exceptionally friendly staff, who look after you right up to the minute you leave, and the hotel’s own ski shop will advise and equip you with everything you need. Of course, for us, the food is always at the top of the agenda, and you won’t be disappointed. La Chaudanne is great for families, whether your children are young or teenagers, and is also ideal if you’re looking for a little break a deux.
Contemporary and cosy, all the rooms and suites are simply furnished and styled, with most having a balcony with views over the slopes. Nearly all the rooms and suites can interconnect, making them perfect for families. Tucked in the loft with plenty of light from the velux windows, the Small Rooms can be a double or twin and come with a shower room. The larger Standard Rooms can also have twin beds or a double, a shower room or a bathroom, with most having a balcony. If you’d like a view of Mont Vallon, ask for a Standard South-facing Room. The Superior Rooms are spacious and really comfortable, with a living area and most having a balcony. Some of them can accommodate a child up to the 12. The Family Room 3 Persons, and Family Room 4 Persons have a separate area for a single bed and two single beds respectively and work really well for families with younger children. The Deluxe Family Rooms 5 are much larger and come in two possible configurations. The first has a spacious double room with a bathroom and balcony, with an equally large room with three single beds and a shower room. (This room is windowless). Alternatively, you can choose a mezzanine option, with the living area, a shower room and balcony on the first floor, and a double room, bathroom and separate loo and a loft room with three single beds and a balcony on the upper level. The Duplex Suites are designed over two levels, with a sofabed that sleeps one in the living room, a bath or shower room, and a double room on the mezzanine with a separate bath or shower room. All these suites have a balcony. The Lounge Suites can accommodate between two and four and have two configurations. The first has a double room with a living area with a double sofabed, bathroom and balcony, and the second has a double room and a separate loft room with two single beds and bathroom.
Dining in the hotel brasserie Le 80 is an experience itself. With a comprehensive and utterly delicious menu, dinner is accompanied by lounge music in the early evening, which then becomes more party atmosphere as it gets later. You definitely need to book L’Ekrin during your stay. Laurent Azoulay, with his Michelin Star takes you on a journey of terroirs, bringing you flavours from around France. His black truffle sharing menu is something else! Breakfasts are hearty and will set you on your way for a day on the mountain. And after a day on the slopes, sink into a leather armchair in the bar with a slice of cake or a glass of champagne. La Chaudanne even has its own mountain restaurant – Le Rok, where you can enjoy traditional favourites on the sunny terrace.
La Chaudanne welcomes children with open arms – there’s even a separate bar for children with sweets. All the accommodation is family friendly, and it’s just a short walk to the slopes and ski school. There’s a kids and teen zone and children can have their own Spa treatments.
With the whole of the Trois Vallées accessible from the front door, you’re spoilt for choice. Whether you’re skiing, boarding, or just walking, La Chaudanne is excellently positioned to make the most of the slopes, and exploring Méribel itself. For afternoons when you’re not indulging in a bit of après ski, you’ll find the Spa will have a treatment for your weary legs. There’s an indoor pool, hammam, sauna and a variety of therapies. With three double treatment rooms, you can also book family or couple treatments.
For anyone who loves the mountains, a visit during the summer is a must. Once the snow has melted, the high pastures burst into colour and everything that has hibernated comes alive. This is the place to come for fresh air, exercise, adventure and superlative panoramas. From hiking through Alpine meadows to mountain biking over ridges and through pine forests, from 18 holes of high altitude golf, to climbing soaring peaks or discovering it all on horseback, it’s both high octane and restorative, and perfect for active families. And not to mention, there is no shortage of restaurants where you can sample some of the most delicious seasonal cuisine in the region, sitting on a sunny terrace, or taking it as a picnic and finding your very own spot on the mountain, away from it all. In the heart of the Trois Vallées, La Chaudanne has all this on its doorstep.