The popular Chalet Hotel Ducs de Savoie is in the very heart of Val d'Isère and offers great family accommodation in this iconic ski resort. Traditionally appointed with warm wood tones, and with an excellent choice of family bedroom options, the accommodation here is simple yet fulfils the needs of young families. The communal areas including the bar, lounge and restaurant have all been newly renovated and all bedrooms will also be renovated for next winter.
Situated right in the very heart of Val d'Isère, yet set back from the main thoroughfare, the hotel nestles in a side street, close to the pedestrianised area and affords easy access to the centre, the main ski lifts, the children's nursery ski area and all the resort facilities.
Skiers only need to stroll about 320m from the hotel to reach Val d'Isère's three main high-speed lifts and access this fabulous ski area. The 10-person Solaise Gondola, complete with heated seats and WiFi goes straight to the reshaped Solaise peak, in only seven minutes, from where a choice of lifts and runs fans out, including the connections across to the Le Fornet area and the superb snow of the Pissaillas Glacier. There are also some additional beginner slopes, for all ages, right at the top of the Solaise gondola and a stylish Day Lodge with café, bar, games area and kids corner, complete with sun terraces and a picnic area so everyone can enjoy the spectacular views. Alternatively, choose either the Bellevarde Express chair or the Olympique gondola to access the Rocher de Bellevarde, with its long cruising runs down to La Daille, and the connections across the Tovière ridge to the wonders of Tignes.
Yet more skiing options are offered by the resort's excellent free ski bus, which stops just 30m from the Ducs de Savoie, and will take you to Le Fornet or La Daille for an alternative starting point.
At the end of your ski day, pistes from both the Bellevarde and the Solaise sides of the valley run back to the same base area, giving you the choice of the short walk back to the Ducs de Savoie, or Val d'Isère's wonderful selection of inviting cafés and bars for a relaxing après ski drink.
Within the hotel, the lounge/bar is on the ground floor and is an ideal spot for relaxing over afternoon tea or pre-dinner drinks, whilst the spacious dining area has a light and contemporary ambience with striking art panels to inspire you.
Our dedicated Childcare room is situated on the first floor and offers a quiet play area. Snow Club has its own room, on the ground floor, for all its indoor fun and Cocoa Club takes play in the Snow Club room.
Our staff provide a hot and cold buffet breakfast, afternoon tea and evening meals, whilst our Baby-Listening/Child-Patrol, running until 10.30pm on the first floor, allows parents to relax in good company over coffee after dining. Children's high tea is served at 5.30pm and supervised by our staff until 6pm.
We offer a range of comfortable family rooms, from twins and triples to family rooms and suites, so all family sizes are catered for, whether you're two parents and an infant or a larger family of six. The third bed in all triple and quad rooms is similar to a top bunk or cabin bed, with a wardrobe beneath, and is situated in the entrance hallway of the room. (This bed is more suitable for children over six years old.) The fourth bed in quad rooms is a put-up-bed. All bedrooms have flat screen TV/DVD (with UK channels) so bring your favourite DVDs. The bedrooms will all be updated for next winter with new carpets, headboards and lights.