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Bucket List Worthy Ski Hotels

24th July 2019

A blog from Seren...

When booking your next ski holiday, you may be considering a warm, cosy, alpine chalet or perhaps a traditional guest house. But what happens when you find unique and boutique accommodation in the mountains? Here is our guide to some of the most incredible properties that we’ve seen over the years. Whether you are travelling as a family, a group of friends or looking for the ultimate romantic escape, there is something for everyone.

 

AUSTRIA

Raffl’s Tyrol Hotel – St Anton

Located in the heart of St Anton, Raffl’s Tyrol Hotel certainly blends in with the rest of the accommodation in resort, that is until you step inside. Prepare to be greeted with a vibrant colour palette that extends right the way through the hotel and numerous modern art sculptures and paintings adorning the walls.

If you enjoy relaxing in front of a roaring fire, then the suites at Raffl’s Tyrol are the perfect choice for your next St Anton ski holiday. The Grand Suite and Suites are equipped with a seating area complete with an open fire.

Head to the on-site spa for high-end facilities including; infrared cabins, brine & steam baths, classic sauna and a Finnish sauna.

For the foodies among you, a visit to the brand-new Sticky Fingers restaurant at Raffl’s Tyrol is a must. If you thought you’ve had the best fondue, then you might be surprised. Sticky Fingers aims to take this alpine speciality to a whole new level, who wouldn’t want to try this?

 

ANDORRA

Sport Hotel Hermitage & Spa – Soldeu

For those who enjoy off-piste activities such as relaxing in a spa, prepared to be wowed! The Sport Hotel Hermitage in Soldeu, Andorra has a luxurious spa that spans 5 floors, that’s right 5 levels of pure opulence.

5000m² of relaxation, wellness and tranquillity. The different floors are divided into different thematic criteria; beauty and health, purification, hydrotherapy, humidity and heat and finally water. The water circuit has different temperature swimming pools and underwater massage areas.

After relaxing in the spa head to the Restaurant Origen where you will find the same taster menu as Restaurant Can Jubany (1 Michelin star). If you prefer Japanese gastronomy then Koy Hermitage where you can find incredible dishes such as fresh Sashimi, Makis and Sushi with ingredients including Iberian pork and sea cucumber. These are not your classic mountain dishes, but they will ignite your taste buds. 

 

FRANCE

Hôtel des 3 Vallees - Courchevel

Classic alpine charm with a modern twist? Look no further than Hôtel des 3 Vallees in Courchevel 1850. This hotel combines traditional décor with modern amenities in a tasteful and unique style. The hotel is located on the slopes (ski-in /ski-out) so you can collect your ski kit from the on-site ski hire shop and make your way onto the slopes without the hassle of walking in your ski boots.

The rooms are decorated to a high standard with modern appliances such as Nespresso coffee machines and Bluetooth speakers. The views are fantastic from all sides of the hotel, you will either have a view of the slopes or the village, both are equally beautiful. The hotel is also home to one of the largest hot tubs we have ever seen, a welcome sight after a day on the slopes.

The hotel is home to just 30 rooms, you have the opulence of a larger hotel but the friendly welcoming nature of a boutique hotel. Built in the early 1950s as an inn for skiers and travellers visiting the area, Hôtel des 3 Vallees is an inaugural part of Courchevel and the wider 3 Valleys ski area.

 

La Folie Douce Hotel - Chamonix

Have you heard about the best party on the slopes? La Folie Douce is often regarded as the ultimate apres location in many ski resorts across France, so when they opened their very first hotel in Chamonix the ski world was more than a little bit excited.
Situated in the shadow of Mont Blanc this is the hot spot for those looking to party the night away in a modern, unique hotel in the heart of Chamonix. It is the only ski-in/ski-out hotel in Chamonix and is perfectly located just a 5-minute walk from the main high street. With a fantastic mix of high-quality accommodation and phenomenal apres entertainment, this is the ideal place to stay on your next Chamonix ski holiday.
Party the night away before relaxing in your ultra-modern hotel room, or if you are travelling as a group of friends why not check out their 'hostel' bunk rooms where you can all stay together. The hotel opened in December 2018 and has been a roaring success. It really is an experience you cannot miss.

 

CANADA

Fairmont Chateau – Lake Louise

Have you always wanted to stay in a castle surrounded by spectacular views? Look no further! The Fairmont Chateau in Lake Louise is simply breath-taking, from its beautiful décor to the bucket list worthy events held on the lake, it truly is a once in a lifetime holiday. Situated in the heart of the Canadian Rockies facing the Victoria Glacier in Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is no ordinary destination.

The hotel was built in 1890 and oozes charm. You can enjoy panoramic views from many areas of the hotel. Whether you are enjoying a cocktail in the lounge or having dinner in one of the restaurants, the views are unbeatable.

Lake Louise ski area is just a few minutes away from the hotel and is accessible via the hotel ski shuttle service. If you want to relax and unwind after a day on the slopes you can enjoy a range of activities including ice skating on the lake, yoga, snow hiking or warm up in the on-site spa. During the winter season, the hotel plays host to the Ice Magic Festival for nine days in January. This is a world-class ice carving event where talented ice artists from around the world display their incredible creations for all to see.




For Further Information:

Destination Ski is a team of ski specialists who have experience living, working and skiing in dozens of resorts across the world. We are well placed to help you book your 2019/20 ski holiday. We can create tailor-made package holidays so that you can relax in the knowledge that your dream ski holiday is just around the corner. Whether it is a restaurant recommendation or a local’s insight into your chosen resort we can make your next ski holiday that little bit more special. Call the team today on 02921 880022 or enquire online at www.destinationski.com Follow in our tracks, you’ll find us on the slopes!

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