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AlpenRuitor Hotel, Meribel-Mottaret

Warm, atmospheric hotel with a spa in the centre of resort

"Excellent" 139 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Location 96 / 100 Terrific location.
Amenities 85 / 100 Amenities are good.
Food 85 / 100 Food is delicious.
Service 85 / 100 Great service.
Breakfast 81 / 100 Breakfast is good.
Room 75 / 100 Nice rooms.
Comfort 73 / 100 High comfort.
Wellness Area 31 / 100 Disappointing wellness & sports facilities.

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"Pleasant entrance area"
"Friendly service"
"Great menu"
"Professional service"
"Excellent" 139 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Location 97 / 100 Terrific location.
Service 87 / 100 Great service.
Food 86 / 100 Food is delicious.
Amenities 84 / 100 Amenities are good.
Breakfast 81 / 100 Breakfast is good.
Room 72 / 100 Nice rooms.

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"Great room"
"Spacious rooms"
"Tasty breakfast"
"Rather comfortable"
"Good" 139 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Food 81 / 100 Food is delicious.
Service 79 / 100 Good service.

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"Friendly service"
"Fantastic service"
"Delicious food"

This is a charming hotel that offers a warm welcome, great after-ski ambiance and a cosy atmosphere. Situated right on the pistes and close to the lifts you'll easily be able to maximise your ski time whilst staying in this hotel. 

A complete renovation of the hotel was completed in 2012. The renovation includes a new Anne Semonin Spa with 2 massage rooms, sensory shower, sauna hammam & jacuzzi. There is also a new breakfast room serving hot meals, a 2 storey brasserie restaurant with an open kitchen, a bar overlooking the slopes and a new salon with a buffet for pastries and snacks.

The hotel has a stylish wooden alpine interior and all rooms include free WiFi access, satellite TV and a safe. Close to the centre of resort, it also gives you easy access to all the local shops, bars and restaurants. There are 44 beautifully furnished rooms, suites and duplex; all with balconies and fabulous views over the ski slopes or the Meribel Valley.

The hotel's terrace offers you the chance to soak up the last of the sun after a day on the slopes...or to enjoy a few hours perfecting that goggle tan in the middle of the day.

The Alpen Ruitor also offers a seminar room for business bookings, with a capacity for up to 40 people. The room has great views over the Meribel Valley.

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Who should go

A great hotel in a good location that is suitable for families, couples and groups of friends.

What's the place like?

The Bar

After a hard day on the mountain, guests can relax in the hotel's lounge bar and enjoy aperitifs and afternoon tea by the warmth of the open fire.

The Restaurant

The rustic restaurant offers traditional cuisine created with fresh local products as well as an Argentinian inspired grill area. Half-board is included and you can expect a large traditional French spread for breakfast, afternoon tea with fresh pastries in the lounge and a 5 course evening meal with an amuse-bouche, starter, main course, cheese buffet and dessert. 

What's nearby?

Towns nearby

Méribel-Mottaret is the highest village in the Méribel Valley, stretching up from 1750m. Created in the 1970s, Méribel-Mottaret is mainly made-up of chalet-style apartment buildings situated on the edge of the pistes. Almost all the accommodation offers direct access on foot to the pistes and you can leave your car in the indoor car park. The head of the valley is dominated by the Mont Vallon, rising to 3000m above the resort. Mottaret is surrounded by a forest of fir-trees and is next to the Tueda Nature Reserve, with its lake, pine forest, cross-country skiing pistes and hiking trails.

Restaurants nearby

Méribel-Mottaret has a wide range of restaurants, ranging from fine dining in the up-market hotels via mid-range French restaurants serving local specialities to inexpensive pizzas and take-away burgers. Most of the restaurants are located in the resort centre, with a few at le Hameau at the top of the village.

Also see: Book My Restaurant

Sights nearby

Le Mont Vallon, Méribel’s highest skiing point, lies at the head of the valley above Méribel-Mottaret, forming a dramatic backdrop to the village. A few minutes’ walk from the centre of the village lies the Tueda lake, a nature reserve of outstanding natural beauty. It’s worth the short walk here to enjoy exploring around the frozen lake, on foot, by cross-country ski or horse-drawn sleigh. Here in summer, you can explore the Tueda lake botanical path, fly fish or hike into the Vanoise National Park.

Things to Do nearby

In winter, Méribel-Mottaret offers alpine and cross-country skiing, a snowpark, horse drawn sleighs, snow shoe walking and walking trails, snowscooters, a big air bag, snow tubing, paragliding and 2 spas. There is easy access to the shops and facilities in Méribel Centre via the free Meribus service.

In summer Méribel-Mottaret offers walking, fishing, kids’ clubs, climbing, nature trails and mountain biking. Within the resort is a Tourist Office, cinema, night-club, bars, restaurants, small supermarkets plus sports and clothes shops.

Also see: Book My Things To Do

Golf-clubs nearby

Méribel's 18-hole golf course is located at the Altiport area, a 15 minutes drive from Méribel-Mottaret. It has a driving range, practice area and club house. The Club holds regular competitions throughout the summer; the course is closed in winter.

Also see: Book My Round

Lifts/Pistes nearby

Méribel-Mottaret, located at the heart of the 3 Valleys, boasts an ideal situation to make the most of the largest ski area in the world. With its ski-in-ski-out apartment buildings, Méribel-Mottaret is the ideal venue for families. Modern gondolas and high-speed chairlifts rapidly transport skiers to all areas of the Méribel valley including the high pistes around le Mont Vallon, or with a single gondola ride you can access the Courchevel or Les Menuires valleys. Thanks to its high location, Méribel-Mottaret’s snow is guaranteed throughout the winter season.

Nightlife nearby

Méribel-Mottaret offers a selection of bars, mainly in the resort centre, plus a nightclub and cinema which shows films in English and French. The bars and clubs in Méribel Centre are an easy bus ride away on the Méribus service.

Also see: Find My Bar

What to book?

Families & Kids

You’ll need to book your own childcare, when staying here. There is a great choice of childcare options in Meribel from full-time nanny services to the odd night of babysitting. In addition, during the winter season, many of the ski-schools operate creche services. Booking in advance is always recommended and strongly advised for the school holiday periods.

Also see: Book My Childcare


You’ll need to book your own transfers, when staying here. Your main options are shared or private transfers, but consider whether you would prefer a door-to-door service or a (generally cheaper) “communal” drop-off point at your destination.

Also see: Book My Transfers

Ski Hire

You’ll need to book your own ski hire, when staying here. There are many choices for hiring equipment. Generally, you’re best off choosing somewhere close for ease of access, & less far to carry your kit, easier to make changes, and quicker to return and pay at the end. Nevertheless, many suppliers will deliver and some snow-front rental stores offer ski lockers, so it’s worth checking out all the options. 

Also see: Book My Ski Hire

Lifts & Passes

You’ll need to buy your own lift pass, when staying here. Lift passes can be booked online or bought in resort on arrival. There are many types of pass available, suited to different levels, length of stay and budget. It’s worth reading up on the options to get the most from your lift pass in summer & winter.

Instructors & Lessons

When staying here, you’ll need to book  your own ski or snowboard lessons. Tuition is strongly recommended for complete beginners and is always a good idea whatever your level to perfect your technique. Group lessons are a great way for children to learn with their peers whilst giving you some free time on the slopes. Groups are also a generally cheaper option for adults, however, with a private instructor you’ll have undivided attention and be able to progress at your own pace.

Also see: Book My Ski School

Guides & Tours

When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Meribel whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.

Also see: Book My Guide/Tour


Visitor comments

  • "I would highly recommend this hotel to anybody. It is definitely the best you will find in Mottaret." - Trip Advisor
  • The hotel is probably the friendliest hotel I have ever stayed at. All the staff (reception, bar, resturants, room staff) were cheerful and ever helpful.
    It is perfectly positioned in Meribel-Mottaret, 30 metres from the slopes for ski in-ski out convenience. I think it is the best location in the 3 Valleys.
    The food at the is excellent. We paid half-board and had a different set menu each night of the week. Each course (often 5 courses) was always very good, and high standard fare, I highly recommend the restaurant. A free afternoon tea with a choice of pastries and tarts and other treats was offered each day after skiing. The hotel is also near the French ski school, and we often had lunch sitting at the outside tables which was also an excellent setting." - Trip Advisor
  • "The hotel could not be better situated in Meribel Mottaret, just next to the main lifts that will take you up both sides of the valley... The hotel is lovely. It is decorated in an alpine style and all of the staff wear traditional dress. The rooms are clean and attractive" - Trip Advisor


  • Star Rating
  • 4 Star
  • Catering Basis
  • Catered
  • Cuisine
  • Fine Dining
  • Property Style
  • Hotel
  • Run By
  • Owner Directly
  • Vibe / Atmosphere
  • Large / Groups
  • Traditional


  • Outdoors
  • Balcony
  • Mountain views
  • Terrace
  • Families & Kids
  • Children welcome
  • Spa / Fitness / Beauty
  • Hair-dryers
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Hammam / Steam-room
  • Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage / Relaxation
  • Sauna
  • Entertainment
  • Free WiFi
  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi / Internet
  • Social Spaces
  • Drinks bar
  • Restaurant
  • Creature Comforts
  • Open fire
  • Safe / Secure box


  • Catering
  • Half-board
  • Afternoon tea
  • Breakfast
  • Events
  • Accommodation
  • Activities
  • Business Centre
  • Catering


  • Open Seasons
  • Spring
  • Winter
  • Address
  • 73550
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