Savouring Le Savoie
When I visited Chalet Hotel and Spa Le Savoie I was struck by quite a few things all at once:
1. Geez, this place is really nice and very, very elegant.
2. It is in the perfect location – right in the middle of Val d’Isère and only 200m from the Olympique and Solaise lifts.
3. That is an astonishing view of the floodlit (I visited in the evening) and world famous Le Face run from the front the of Chalet Hotel, which the best skiers in the world would be tearing down the very next day.
I was lucky enough to enjoy dinner in the Le Face-facing dining room and the quality of the food certainly did not disappoint; Crustini alongside Salmon Mousse for an amuse bouche, delicious French Onion Soup as a starter, followed by sumptuous Roast Rack of Lamb with Thyme and Red Wine Jus, Parsnip Crisps and Mint and Salted Caramel Tart for pudding, all accompanied by a few glasses of excellent wine (red, in my case).
If dinner was impressive, then seeing the different bedrooms you can stay in at Le Savoie really was something to behold. The suites are perfect for groups of 6 and/or 8 as you can have 3 and/or 4 separate bedrooms with en suite, all of which access a communal common room – perfect for when you want some time with just your party to unwind after a day on the slopes.
Speaking of unwinding, the Le Savoie also boasts an attractive bar and lounge area which is ideal for pre and post-dinner drinks. As well as this, there is a very relaxing spa area which you can visit wearing your complimentary bathrobe and slippers. You’ll find an indoor pool, two whirlpools, two saunas and a steam room, with beauty treatments and massages available with a local charge.
And if you’re looking for some fun nightlife, then Val d’Isère is not the kind of place to disappoint. Chalet Hotel Le Savoie is in the best location to get to some of the resort’s best bars and nightclubs. Bars open until 1.30am include Victors, Le Foret, Pacific, The Fall Line, Café Face, The Moris Pub, Saloon, and for that extra half-hour, try Underground Cafe or Le Petit Danois which are open until 2am.