Overview

28 Rooms
2.25 hours Transfer time
Chalet board Board basis

Chalet Hotel Les Grangettes is all about the location. It's hard, if not impossible to find a better spot in Meribel. Opposite the main Chaudanne ski lift area, you could ski back to the hotel if it wasn't for the fact you have to cross the road. And in the main village area, you have easy access to facilities such as the Parc Olympique with an indoor swimming pool with wellness area and spa as well as an indoor ice rink and gym.

The hotel is split over two floors with the large bedrooms and a small TV room on the upper floor and the lower floor has the reception room, lounge, dining room and boot room. The decor is basic but you're staying here for the location rather than the furnishings. Jacks is replacing the Meribar (2019) and brings the lively après scene to the hotel, you'll have some of the best bands in the Alps playing in the same building. Jack's bar has live music until 7.30/8pm when Evolution takes over to serve some seriously tasty grub.

Board basis

Les Grangettes is catered the same as a regular chalet; continental breakfast buffet with hot options six days a week, afternoon tea and cakes, pre-dinner nibbles with bubbles and a three course evening meal with wine six days a week (the staff need a little time off too). The hotel, including food, is all run by the guys behind Jacks bar rather than flexiski, with a relaxed style and easy-going chalet ambiance.

On the staff night off you can always eat in Jacks if you don't fancy venturing too far afield. They let you put your tab on your room as well so no need to carry your euros around.

What we like

  • The location, opposite the ski lifts; cross the road and you're on the snow (also village centre)
  • Jacks après bar in the building, a buzzing atmosphere and perfect for live music lovers
  • Chalet board including afternoon tea, pre-dinner drinks and canapes, and three-course evening meal with wine (six days a week)

Worth knowing

  • The decor, whilst traditionally 'alpine', is a little dated - there's plenty of space and it's very clean which makes up for it in our eyes
  • The hotel is run by Jacks staff rather than flexiski
  • Jack's bar runs après and live music from 4pm until 7.30/8pm when Evolution steps up for the restaurant takeover (no loud music after eight)
  • Not available over the school holidays (though Easter might be an exception)

Features

  • Doorstep skiing
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Wifi
Rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor

What others have said

Avoid Avoid Avoid York Place is very outdated- bordering on the downright shabby. Food was pretty poor and the the room was cold. The two worst things though were as follows: 1. The 'manager' has a terrible attitude and... Rated 1 on TripAdvisor
Bit outdated and not very organised This hotel is good if you are looking for a place on a real budget. It’s well located for skiing in Meribel and a walk into the town. The facilities and accommodation in the hotel are quite... Rated 3 on TripAdvisor
Bad taste We arrived to snow in Meribel, let into the hotel and greeted . However we did not receive a welcome meeting or asked what we wanted for supper that evening. The chalet is in need of renovation and... Rated 1 on TripAdvisor

View on map

On the roundabout at the piste end of Meribel, Chalet Hotel Les Grangettes is across the road from the main La Chaudanne ski lift and less than 100 metres to the village centre. With Jacks bar in the same building, your après fix will be well catered for as well.

  • Ski region
    Three Valleys
  • Distance to slopes
    50 metres
  • Distance to village centre
    50 metres

Rooms

All rooms at the Chalet Hotel Les Grangettes are very similar. Flexiski are the only operator to offer short ski breaks here with a Sunday, Wednesday or Thursday arrival. There is WiFi available throughout the hotel.

Rooms booked though flexiski will be on the rear of the building meaning that whilst they don't have access to the balcony they are away from Jacks bar and will, therefore, be quieter.

Standard rooms

Standard rooms have twin beds and are surprisingly spacious with an ensuite bathroom. These rooms do not have a balcony.

Sleeps max. 2

Facilities

  • Jacks bar (can put your tab on your room if you want to)
  • Chalet dining room
  • TV room
  • Lounge area - plenty of sofas
  • Ski boot room
  • Reception

Board basis

Chalet board - breakfast with hot options, afternoon tea, pre-dinner drinks and canapes, and three-course evening meal with wine (six days a week)

Resort guide

Meribel ski weekends

The resort
Resort height - 1,400-1,700m
Highest point - 3,230m

Ski areaLes Trois Vallées - 600km of piste
Meribel - 150km

Slopes

In the heart of the three valleys, Meribel is the central valley in the world's largest ski area. It feels like a blue slope haven full of tree-lined skiing, perfect for the cruisy skiers out there. But with the sheer extent of the ski area, there is more than enough for any type of skier (or boarder).

Green runs 13%
Blue runs 39%
Red runs 38%
Black runs 10%

Lifts - 180

Season length - December to April

Buses - There are numerous buses that run throughout Meribel and all are included on your lif pass. Take a look at the bus timetables here.

Resort ratings
Beginners - 4/5
Intermediates - 5/5
Experts - 4/5
Snowboarders - 4/5
Families - 3/5
Après - 5/5
Eating out - 4/5
Charm - 3/5

Activities
Bowling | cinema | cross-country skiing | heliskiing | horse-drawn tours | ice skating | indoor wall climbing | paragliding | snowshoeing | snowmobiling | swimming

Transfer times
Due to the fact that flights into Chambery and Grenoble tend to only be available on the weekends, we use Geneva as our main airport.

Chambery - 1 hour 15 minutes
Grenoble - 1 hour 14 minutes
Geneva  - 2 hours 15 minutes

Meribel local lift pass
3 day lift pass from £151
6 day lift pass from £237

Three Valleys area lift pass
3 day lift pass from £178
6 day lift pass from £282

 

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