Doorstep skiing, the Hotel Le Mottaret is just off the green piste making it accessible to all. The flagship Madame Vacances hotel is a welcoming sight as you come across the terrace, passing the bubbling Jacuzzi and through the doors into the stylish lounge area complete with roaring open fire. The staff here are fabulous and almost every review seems to mention this fact. They're certainly doing something right.
At the very heart of the hotel is the lounge bar, a perfect place to sit back with a cocktail after a day on the slopes, and the in-house DJ does a decent job of creating a good ambience to fit the mood. The lounge leads onto the upper terrace with the hot tub which you can book out for an evening session for your group. The lower terrace houses the Café del Mott. An all-day BBQ restaurant with regular live music and DJs, an affordable lunch in-the-sun overlooking the mountains with great music - what more could you ask for.
What we like
- Location is fantastic, right beside the slopes
- Café del Mott outdoor bar and terrace with BBQ, cocktails, après, live music and DJs
- Outdoor Jacuzzi is great for a post-ski dip
- You can upgrade to all inclusive to include lunch and drinks - it's pretty good value
- Tourist tax of approx. 1.10€ per person per night payable locally
- To get down into Meribel it's easiest to catch the free shuttle bus
View on map
A green piste runs down beside the hotel and you can make it back to the door if you come off the side of it. The ski school meeting point is a five minute walk away. The resort centre is a few minutes walk away and if you want to get down to Meribel a free shuttle bus runs close by.
Ski regionLes 3 Vallées
Distance to slopesDoorstep skiing
Distance to town450m, 10 minute walk
Rooms at Le Mottaret are all very spacious with almost every room being recently renovated. You have a choice between non-allergic foam or goose down pillows. Hair dryers, TV and iPod docking station are available in every room.
Standard rooms have a double or twin beds and a bathroom with bath or shower. Some rooms have balconies (not guaranteed).
Sleeps max. 2
Superior rooms have a double or twin beds and a bathroom with large rainforest showers. The rooms were renovated for winter 15/16 and have balconies.
Sleeps max. 2
Comfort + room
Comfort + rooms have a little extra comfort. Double or twin beds and a bathroom with rainforest shower or bath. All rooms have a balcony and were refurbished for either the 16/17 or 17/18 winter season (depending on the wing).
*most of these rooms can interconnect.
Sleeps max. 3
Comfort + quad room
These rooms were refurbished in 16/17 with king beds and have either a double sofa bed or bunk beds as well. The bathroom has large rainforest showers and there is a balcony.
Sleeps max. 4
- Complimentary WiFi
- Lounge bar with open fireplace
- Outdoor Jacuzzi
- Large terrace
- Café del Mott - live music and DJ's, BBQ restaurant
- 24 hour reception
- Indoor parking - payable locally
- Half board
- Can upgrade to all inclusive
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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