There's a wide range of accommodation in Val Thorens, for most 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. The tourist office also has a list of private owners whom you can contact directly.
Tour operators offer accommodation including catered chalets.
Wherever you stay, you can ski or board near enough to the front door of your Val Thorens accommodation.
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. The trend in recent years has been to luxury hotels, with all four of the resort's 5-star hotels opening for business since 2011.
The Fitz Roy is one of the longest-established hotels in Val Thorens, right in the centre of resort in place Caron. Its competition includes the luxury Altapura, the Koh-i Nor and the Pashmina.
Hotel le Val Thorens is one of the resort's best 4-stars. The Club Med Sensations is rated 4 tridents under Club Med's system. Also in the 4-star category are the Hotel 3 Vallées, the Hotel Kashmir, and Fahrenheit 7.
Well-established 3-stars include family-run hotels such as the Sherpa and the Val Chavière, 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, and the Club Med and UCPA.
Read more about Val Thorens hotels.
The 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, Les Balcons de Val Thorens and Montagnettes, and in new luxury developments, like le Hameau de Kashmir, Oxalys and Koh-i-Nor. 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 issues. Amongst the better bets are the Chamois d'Or and the Cheval Blanc.
Read about apartments in Val Thorens.
To rent a privately-owned apartment, often at a cheaper price, try one of the estate agencies, 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.
Read about estate agencies in Val Thorens.
The tourist office used to produce a list of privately-owned apartments for rent, with owners' contact details, so you could get in touch with them directly.
Unfortunately, they seem to have stopped doing this, but the privately-owned apartments are on a web page instead.
See the page of privately-owned apartments.
Read more about self-catering in Val Thorens.
Chalet holidays remain a firm favourite with people looking for accommodation in Val Thorens. Tour operators in Val Thorens include Skiworld, Inghams, and Crystal. 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.
Whether catered chalets will withstand Britain leaving the EU is highly doubtful.
New in Winter 2016-17, la Datcha is a luxury chalet at the foot of the Plein Sud piste, and close to the centre of resort. It is part of the Tinkoff collection, a business venture of Oleg Tinkoff, the Russian billionaire who owned the Tinkoff cycling team.
La Datcha can accommodate 15 people in luxurious surroundings. Facilities at the chalet include an activity room for children, amusement arcade, two cinemas, gym, pool, whirlpool, sauna, library, business centre, and cigar room.
Prices are per week for the whole chalet, and in 2020/21 they start from €59,000. The wine list doesn't have any prices on it, which would worry me.
Read more about Val Thorens chalets.
Whatever Val Thorens accommodation you choose, I wish you a pleasant stay!
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