64 Rooms
2.25 hours Transfer time
Half board Board basis

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

Worth knowing

- 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


  • Ski in / ski out
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Wifi
  • Car parking
  • Outdoor jacuzzi
Rated 4 on TripAdvisor

What others have said

quirky hotel, great service.... UK we were here for a week before Easter - a family of 4. We stayed in the new extension - interconnecting rooms (as requested) were lovely - soft fluffy carpet, big TV, and coffee and doughnuts at the... Rated 4 on TripAdvisor
Great ambiance, welcoming, perfect location and charming staff. Oxfordshire, United Kingdom We were unsure if to stay in meribel village or here but so pleased with our decision. Location was perfect and had more of a vibe about it than places in meribel centre. Ski in/ski out is not an... Rated 4 on TripAdvisor
Just fantastic from start to finish The minute you arrive you feel so welcomed and at ease. Becky and Katie did our check in and barman Alex also popped over to introduce himself and to carry our bags up to the room. I don't know what... Rated 5 on TripAdvisor

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 region
    Les 3 Vallées
  • Distance to slopes
    Doorstep skiing
  • Distance to town
    450m, 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 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 room

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

Superior + room

Superior + 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

Superior + family rooms

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

Board basis

  • Half board
  • Can upgrade to all inclusive

Resort guide


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

Ski areaLes Trois Vallées - 600km of piste

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

Lifts - 180

Season length - December to April

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

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 £135
6 day lift pass from £212

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