Ski In/Ski Out
This accomodation sleeps 4-10 people
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Hotel Altapura, situated at 2,300m in the highest ski resort in Europe, was Val Thorens’ first five* luxury hotel. Set back slightly from the centre of lively Val Thorens, however the slopes can be accessed directly from the hotel’s ski room, situated opposite the Plein Sud chairlift at the bottom of resort.
The hotel calls itself a “ski palace”, and we think it is fairly justified in doing so with its spacious, elegant areas with exposed wood and stone. The large picture windows also offer the most amazing views, making it a wonderful place for a couples, families and groups to enjoy a ski break in style. There is a real buzz to the hotel which has less of an alpine feel and more of a cosmopolitan one. With three restaurants, an extensive 1000m² spa area and a whole host of latest in-room tech, you could easily forget you were high up in the mountains.
The hotel’s style and quality is continued in the bedrooms. All rooms enjoy a welcoming ambience, including light wood furnishings, warm fabrics, large French windows and a range of new technologies. Rooms include iPod and iPhone docks and a Mac Mini TV with HD screen. The bathrooms are spacious.
The hotel’s terrace is the place to be when the sun is out and the views on offer are spectacular. Later on, or if the sun is not shining, the lounge bar, complete with an open fire, is a great sanctuary. The childrens’ area is a hit for the little ones, allowing some well earned chill time for the mums and dads in the hotel.
The hotel offers three restaurants. Les Enfants Terribles is a mountain style brasserie whilst the La Laiterie serves a range of fondue (including Champagne or Truffle fondue) for an authentic Savoyard experience. The third restaurant, 2.Mille.3, offers an alternative take on the traditional, including hot dishes from the rotisserie, Asian woks and pasta dishes.
The spa is 1000m² and includes an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, ice fountain and Technogym. A range of beauty and massage treatments are available, and payable, locally including sport treatments.
The hotel has its own ski shop, with access via the boot room to the slopes. You can pre-book your skis when you book your room, and take advantage of the made to measure service when you arrive.
Room Types & Amenities
The 72 rooms and 16 suites at the Altapura are all spacious and contemporary in design, with fabulous views of the surrounding mountains through their large windows, comfortable beds and stylish bathrooms equipped with a shower and bathtub. Rooms are provided with an Ipod docking station, Mac Mini TV HD screen, video on demand, wifi, safe, mini-bar, Nespresso coffee machine, kettle and Pure Altitude welcome amenties.
Classic Room: The cosy classic rooms offer 28sqm of accommodation with a double bed and a sofa bed which is perfect for a child. These rooms have a north facing view and bathrooms with dual sinks and shower as well as bath.
Club Room: The club rooms offer 28sqm of bright and airy accommodation with a double bed and a sofa bed which is perfect for a child. These rooms have bathrooms with dual sinks and shower as well as bath.
Deluxe Room: The deluxe rooms offer 32sqm of comfortable and modern accommodation with a double bed and a sofa bed which can accommodate two children. These rooms have bathrooms with dual sinks and shower as well as bath.
Junior Suite: The junior suites measure 32-40sqm and offer spacious accommodation for two adults and two children with beautiful slopeside views. The junior suites have separate living area with sofa bed suitable for two children and bathrooms with dual sinks and bath as well as shower.
Junior Family Suite: The junior family suites measure 40sqm and offer spacious accommodation for two adults and three children with beautiful slopeside views. The junior suites have separate living area with sofa bed suitable for one child, adjoining rooms for another two children and bathrooms with dual sinks and bath as well as shower.
Cocooning Suite: Fluffy, tactile fabrics adorning the walls and beds, this suite is named the Cocooning Suite for a reason. Measuring 50sqm, the cocooning suite can accommodate two adults and two children but is ideally suited for a romantic hideaway for two, it also has a private balcony and gorgeous views of the mountains.
Duplex: The Duplex suites are split over two levels and measure 41sqm to accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. On the first floor and there’s a spacious living room with sofa bed and a bathroom with shower. On the mezzanine there’s a bedroom under the eaves and an open bathroom with a bath.
Family Duplex: The family duplex suites are split over two levels, measure 50sqm and offer accommodation for two adults and four children. On the first floor there’s a living room, an en-suite double bedroom and a living area with a sofa bed for up to two children. On the Mezzanine, a bedroom under the roof and an open bathroom with bath.
2.Mille.3: This is the hotels main restaurant and is open daily for lunch and dinner. At lunchtime choose from the delicious traditional menu including snacks, platters or something from the grill. When the sun is shining enjoy your lunch sat on the stunning terrace facing the Caron peak. In the evening enjoy the local specialities and hot dishes from the rotisserie and Asian woks.
Les Enfants Terribles: For something special, visit the hotels chic mountain style brasserie. The restaurant serves superb classic dishes set in a glamorous festive atmosphere, open well into the early hours (closed Sundays and Tuesdays).
La Laiterie: This Savoyarde restaurant offers a great range of flavours including a champagne or truffle fondue as well as a decadent choice of desserts!
“For many of our guests who stay here, 5 stars is simply do not do this hotel justice. The spa, terrace and comfort or the rooms all feature in the consistent excellent feedback”