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AlpenRuitor Hotel, Meribel-Mottaret

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

"Excellent" 155 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Location 96 / 100 Terrific location.
Service 92 / 100 World class service.
Breakfast 75 / 100 Good breakfast.
Food 73 / 100 Tasty food.
Room 56 / 100 Rooms are ok.
Comfort 40 / 100 Not very comfortable.
Wellness Area 20 / 100 Disappointing wellness & sports facilities.

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"Great menu"
"Friendly service"
"Pleasant entrance area"
"Winter sports facilities are close"
"Excellent" 155 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Food 77 / 100 Tasty food.

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"Delicious food"
"Good" 155 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Service 88 / 100 Great service.

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"Friendly service"
"Fantastic service"

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.

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 else to book


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: Transfers to Meribel, France

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: Ski Hire in Meribel, France

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.

Also see: Ski Pass Options in Meribel, France

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: Ski Schools in Meribel, France

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: Guides & Tours in Meribel, France

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: Childcare in Meribel, France


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


  • 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