Val Thorens accommodation
There's a wide range of accommodation in Val Thorens, for all budgets. Many of the hotels are excellent, including four 5 stars. Self-catering accommodation is available, in professionally-run résidences, or through agencies that rent out privately-owned apartments. Tour operators offer catered chalets.
Wherever you stay, you can ski or board near enough to the front door of your Val Thorens accommodation.
Val Thorens accommodation guide
Our Val Thorens accommodation guide covers hotels, self-catering, and catered chalets.
There are lots of great hotels in Val Thorens. Our Val Thorens hotels guide has information about every hotel in resort, plus a location map.
5 star hotels
The Fitz Roy is one of the longest-established hotels in Val Thorens, right in the centre, in the place Caron. It upgraded from 4 to 5-star in summer 2013. It has competition from the luxury Altapura (new in 2011/12 season, pictured above), towards the bottom of the resort, by the Plein Sud piste. (You can book the Hotel Altapura with Inghams). The Koh-i Nor, a luxury hotel at the top of the resort opened in December 2013, and the Pashmina opens in December 2015.
4 star hotel
The Hotel le Val Thorens was upgraded to 4 star for winter 2012/13. It is part of the same hotel group as the Fitz Roy. The Club Med Sensations (new for 2014/15) is rated 4 tridents under the Club Med's system. Also new in this category for 2014/15 are the Hotel 3 Vallées, upgraded from 3 star, and the Hotel Kashmir, which is at the existing Hameau du Kashmir apartments.
3 star hotels
Well-established 3 stars include family-run hotels such as the Sherpa (book Hotel Sherpa with Inghams) and the Val Chaviere (book with Inghams), which are popular, and have many guests who return every year.
There are club hotels in Val Thorens, including the Hotel Tango, which you can book through Crystal or Thomson, and the Club Med and UCPA.
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Our apartments page has information about every résidence in Val Thorens, with photos and descriptions, and a location map.
There are quality apartments in well-established résidences such as Montana (which you can book through Inghams), Les Balcons de Val Thorens, and Montagnettes, and in new luxury developments, like le Hameau de Kashmir, and Koh-i-Nor (opened in December 2013). A notable 4 star résidence is Oxalys, which has the Oxalys restaurant, well-known for its chef, Jean Sulpice, who has been awarded two Michelin stars. Another is the Sabot de Venus, with eleven large, luxury apartments in the centre of resort.
Towards the budget end of the market, noise, and big groups of students, can be an issue. Amongst the better bets are the Chamois d' Or and the Cheval Blanc (also available with Inghams).
Book Montana with Inghams
Montana apartments are amongst the most popular with visitors to Val Thorens. They're in a great location in rue du Soleil, right by the piste and the ESF children's snow garden. There are a couple of supermarkets in the rue du Soleil area, and a few restaurants and bars, plus the Montana bakery and cafe, which is a friendly place that sells great bread, quiches, paninis, cakes, and coffee. You can book Montana apartments with British tour operator Inghams.
To rent a privately-owned apartment, often at a cheaper price, try one of the estate agents, such as Agence La Cime, or Val Thorens Immobilier. They have a large number of private apartments, which they let on behalf of the owners. They are usually in résidences hosting a mixture of owner-occupiers, season workers, and holidaymakers.
Privately owned apartments - tourist office list
The tourist office also produces a list of privately-owned apartments, with contact details so you can get in touch with the owners directly.
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Chalet holidays remain a firm favourite with people looking for accommodation in Val Thorens. Tour operators in Val Thorens include Skiworld, Inghams and Crystal/Thomson. Their chalets are usually 8-12 person apartments in résidences like Balcons, Altitude, Chalet 2400, Chalet des Neiges, and Montagnettes, rather than free-standing buildings. One exception is Chalet Catherine/Olivier, run by Ski Total.
Featured chalets: Catherine & Olivier
Ski Total's chalets Catherine & Olivier are in a free-standing chalet building called Chalet Coriatos. Chalet Catherine (sleeps 18 people) is on the first two floors, and Chalet Olivier (12 people) on the top floor.
You couldn't really get a better location, because these chalets are right by the piste (la Voie Lactée) which runs from place Caron (where the tourist office, shops, and restaurants are) to the Rond Point des Pistes (the central meeting point on the slopes). There are good views from the dining areas in both chalets, and the simple Alpine décor gives the interiors a nice, relaxed feel. The chalets both have real fires and TV/DVD in the living area, and free wifi; they share a sauna.
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(Alpine Nights have a Val Thorens accommodation page).
Whatever Val Thorens accommodation you choose, we wish you a pleasant stay!