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 7pm when Evolution takes over to serve some seriously tasty grub.
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 ambience.
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.
Free bar tab
Every room at the chalet hotel Les Grangettes booked before the end of August 2019 will get a free bar tab to spend on drinks in Jack's bar (on the ground floor of the hotel). If you stay from Sunday to Wednesday you'll get a 35€ tab per room and for a Wednesday to Sunday stay you'll get 40€ per room. Something a little extra on your ski break.
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 and cakes, pre-dinner nibbles with fizz and wine with your evening meals (six days a week)
- 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 7pm when Evolution steps up for the restaurant takeover (no loud music after seven)
- Not available over the school holidays (though Easter might be an exception)
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 regionThree Valleys
Distance to slopes50 metres
Distance to village centre50 metres
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 have twin beds and are surprisingly spacious with an ensuite bathroom. These rooms do not have a balcony.
Sleeps max. 2
- 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
Chalet board - breakfast with hot options, afternoon tea and cakes, pre-dinner nibbles with bubbles and a three course evening meal with wine - six days a week.
Resort height - 1,400-1,700m
Highest point - 3,230m
Ski areaLes Trois Vallées - 600km of piste
Meribel - 150km
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.
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
Bowling | cinema | cross-country skiing | heliskiing | horse-drawn tours | ice skating | indoor wall climbing | paragliding | snowshoeing | snowmobiling | swimming
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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