Expert guide to Méribel
Accommodation in Méribel is mostly in upmarket chalets, but there is also a good selection of hotels and self-catering apartments.
The spread-out geography of the resort means chalets tend to be at a distance from the town centre and only the minority are ski-in/ski-out. However, companies offering chalets without direct access to the piste usually provide efficient private minibus transfers – and the roomy resort buses run regularly and are free of charge
Hotel Le Mottaret
Opposite the piste in Mottaret, with modern bedrooms, a large lounge area and restaurant with valley views. The bar opens onto a sun terrace and there is a lively après scene.
Hotel Les Arolles
Although more modestly presented than its swishier counterparts in Méribel, Hotel Les Arolles lacks nothing in terms of warmth and welcome. Staff are friendly and this 52-room hotel is on the piste at the top of Mottaret. Food is good too, and there’s a pool and sauna.
Hôtel Le Kaïla
Méribel’s swishest five-star hotel, with 42 rooms, two suites and a Nuxe spa with large pool, six treatment rooms, sauna, hammam and spectacular ice fountain.
A chic, family-run hotel with 55 rooms and suites, a spa and two restaurants Le Coucou, which opened in 2019/20, is located on the piste opposite the resort’s top-most hub of Rond-Pont at 1,600m, about 10 minutes drive from resort centre.
Le Refuge de la Traye
Above Méribel’s satellite village of Les Allues, Refuge de la Traye open in 2019 after much anticipation. The refuge is made up of a cluster of buildings and only 19 guests at a time. Accommodation is swathed in sheepskin throws and high-thread-count sheets, it promises seclusion in highly-luxurious alpine style, along with cutting-edge spa treatments. Getting there entails a 20-minute ride up through the pretty pine forest above Les Allues in the cabin of an all-terrain electric snowcat with panoramic windows.
Chalets and apartments
Premium Residence L’Hévana opened in 2019/20 and brings a new wave of up-market self-catering to the resort. There are 95 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments including 17 which are rated “exceptional” with private sauna and fireplace.
Chalet Le Cedre Blanc
A comfortable chalet with six bedrooms on three floors, Chalet Le Cedre Blanc has a large living area leading on to a sunny terrace. Complimentary shuttles to the ski lifts are provided, and the town centre is a 15 minute walk.
Book it: From £719, with Ski Total.
Chalet Le Pousse Caillou
Sleeping up to 10 adults plus four children, Chalet Le Pousse Caillou is beautifully decorated in contemporary alpine style with open-plan living and kitchen area, outdoor hot tub and two family suites on the second floor.
Book it: Half board from £8,752 per week for the whole chalet, with Meriski. Excludes flights and transfers.
Booking.com rates above are guide prices per person per night, please note that packages can differ across accommodation. Owing to the current coronavirus pandemic, these rates may change. Please check the properties’ websites for further information on what’s included.
Unless stated otherwise, prices are per person, based on two sharing a double or twin room half-board for seven nights, including flights and transfers.