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L'Helios Hotel, Meribel

Contemporary Alpine hotel on the pistes with an excellent restaurant & spa

"Excellent" 30 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Service 100 / 100 World class service.
Room 72 / 100 Nice rooms.

This hotel offers you a warm and attentive welcome to the largest ski area in the world. Elegance and comfort are the keywords at the hotel. Each suite is decorated in a contemporary but comfortable style and has the latest technological equipment. 

All rooms include flat screen TVs, Blu-Ray player, free WiFi access. Many of the rooms also have balconies with fantastic views out over resort.

The hotel is situated right next to piste so guests will have ski in and ski out access. It makes it the perfect place to stay for those that are keen to skiers and want to maximise their time on the mountain. 

After an active day on the mountain, guests can relax in the hotel's wellness area. It offers a wide range of massages and beauty treatments using the finest Carita products which will leave you feeling soothed and refreshed. The indoor swimming pool and spa area is the ideal place to revive tired muscles after a day on the slopes.

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Worth knowing

The Duplex Suites are great for families.

What's the place like?

The Pool

The hotel offers a small circular round heated pool with various jets that is ideal for relaxing in rather then a vigorous swim.

The Bar

The lounge bar is a great place to relax and take advantage of a musical ambience in a cosy and elegant setting. The bar includes a log fire place, comfortable arm chairs and sofas, a billiards table and a superb selection of the best wines in France!

The Restaurant

The hotel includes a fantstic restaurant which serves a delicious menu of local and international dishes, with fresh seafood and homemade desserts being amongst the most popular dishes on the menu. 

What's nearby?

About the surrounding area

The Méribel Valley is one of the most popular ski destinations for British skiers thanks to its world class skiing, charming chalet-style architecture and village atmosphere. The resort was founded in the 1930s by a British skier, Peter Lindsay, and it has remained true to his vision: villages of chalet-style buildings set amongst trees. The Meribel valley is ideally placed at the heart of les 3 Vallees ski area and offers state-of-the-art lifts and snow-making facilities. Meribel has a wide range of up-market chalets and hotels as well as bustling apres-ski, high-end shopping and excellent sporting facilities.

Towns nearby

Méribel Centre is the largest village in the valley offering the widest choice of accommodation, shops, sporting activities, restaurants and nightlife. The heart of Méribel Centre is located at the bottom of the village where there is the largest choice of shops and services. The resort spreads from here up the hillside, with smaller centres of shops and restaurants at Altitude 1600 and le Plateau. With its chalet-style architecture and woodland setting, Méribel is considered one of the most beautiful of France’s purpose-built resorts.

Restaurants nearby

Méribel Centre’s restaurants offer something for everyone from fine dining or local cuisine to burgers and takeaway pizzas. The centre of town and Route de la Montée offer the widest selection of restaurants, and Morel and le Rond point areas also have several good French/International cuisine restaurants each. The hotels on the main piste running through Meribel offer good quality lunches on their restaurant sun terraces – ideal places for dining in the sun right on the slopes.

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Sights nearby

A trip to the scenic Altiport area above Méribel is a must for its stunning views of the valley. In winter, the Altiport hosts the beginner pistes, cross-country ski and walking trails, themed walking paths and sledding area, plus tourist flights on planes equipped with skis. In summer, you can play golf and set out on hikes from here, or simply enjoy two of the valley's best restaurant terraces.

Things to Do nearby

Méribel offers a wide range of sporting activities, both winter and summer. In winter, you can enjoy skiing the 600km of pistes of Les 3 Vallées ski area with its snow parks, fun zones and cross-country trails. The resort’s Olympic Centre offers swimming, ice-skating, fitness, indoor climbing and bowling. Walking trails link the various villages and the adventurous can try activities such as paragliding, husky-sledding, horse-drawn sleigh rides, inner tubing, big air bags etc. In summer, Méribel offers mountain biking, hiking, an 18-hole golf course, tennis, kids’ clubs, flying, via ferrata and many more outdoor activities. If you prefer to be indoors, Méribel also has a cinema with films in English, regular exhibitions and a host of organised events from International Magic Festivals to regular live music. The resort also boasts six spas for pampering and relaxation.

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Golf-clubs nearby

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

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Lifts/Pistes nearby

Méribel lies at the heart of the 3 Valleys, making it the ideal base to explore this giant ski area. Meribel’s main lift hub, la Chaudanne, is located at the foot of the resort. It can be accessed via the main piste which runs through the resort or via the free Meribus service. From la Chaudanne, fast, comfortable gondola lifts whisk you to both sides of the Meribel valley or to the Courchevel and Belleville valleys. the For those staying higher in Méribel centre, the Morel and Adret chairlifts give access to the Saulire side of the valley, so avoiding the sometimes busy Chaudanne area.

Nightlife nearby

The area around the Tourist Office in Méribel Centre offers the liveliest après-ski scene, with live music and DJs playing at a variety of bars. For a more chic, upmarket venue, Méribel’s offers a choice of smart lounge bars in the resort’s four and five-star hotels. Méribel has two nightclubs, one at the Olympic Centre and the other in the Mussillon area.

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What to book?

Families & Kids

If you are travelling with young children, it is possible to book childcare through the hotel. It is recommended you book as far in advance as possible as it is a popular service.

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You can book your airport transfers to Verbier through the hotel as part of your package.

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Ski Hire

Ski and Snowboard hire can be organised by the hotel's concierge in advance.

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Lifts & Passes

Lift passes can be booked through the hotel in advance saving you the hassle of having to join ticket office queues on your arrival in resort.

Instructors & Lessons

If you need lessons for either your self, your children or any member of your group, the hotel's staff are happy to organise this in advance on your behalf.

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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.

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Visitor comments

  • “Finally a spacious, modern top quality hotel in Meribel.” - Trip Advisor
  • "The rooms are beautifully designed and high end materials are used throughout: the towels and sheets are luxury quality, bathrooms are tiled with slate and the decor is elegant. The views of the valley of Meribel are gorgeous (we had a view from the bed). The owners went out of their way to makes us comfortable, including offering a complimentary massage and spa (also very nicely designed) session as a welcome gift. The clincher for this hotel is the fact that you have ski rental in house run by an extremely helpful and knowledgeable man who puts your skis out into the snow so all you need to do is stroll down, step on and go (ski in - ski out) Highly recommended!" - Trip Advisor
  • "The rooms were huge, stylish and well-equipped, the view from the huge balcony of ours was stunning. The cosy bar area and fireplace were very welcoming. Eric in the in-house ski rental shop was one of the nicest, friendliest and most helpful individuals anyone could wish to meet. It's genuine ski-in/ski-out and right in the middle of the largest ski area in the world, where we had 7 days of sun on top of fresh snow: brilliant other than the crowds on the bottom slopes at 4:30pm, which one can hardly blame on the hotel when it's UK half term week. Reception staff were polite and printed documents for me without charge, the maitre d' in the restaurant was warm and caring." - Trip Advisor
  • "We just returned from a short trip to L'helios. I am not sure why the hotel doesn't have 5 stars - other than the lack of bottled water perhaps? We too found this odd and kept buying water from the bar to be taken up to our room. We travelled as a family of 7 and had two duplex suites interconnecting which were perfect. Really nicely decorated too. As a previous reviewer said, Eric was the total highlight of this trip! Totally charming, great fun and goodness - so helpful! I was there with 4 kids - all under 6 - and he prepared everything before I had even asked - nothing was too much effort for him. I have to say - I wish all hotels had an Eric! My children thought he was superb! Restaurant was nice and food was pretty good. Although I too agree that the bar could do with some 'bar food' options - club sandwiches, great salads etc - to make a more fun atmosphere. But then, I find food very limited in its options in the Alps anyway. The bar is a gorgeous space. So well designed. Laurent, the owner, drove my husband - who couldn't ski due to a foot operation - to meet us at restaurants and also helped again when I left my phone at a mountain bar! Truly a lovely place and I really hope the season goes well for them." - Trip Advisor


  • Star Rating
  • 4 Star
  • Cuisine
  • Fine Dining
  • Property Style
  • Hotel
  • Special Breaks
  • Spa Breaks


  • Outdoors
  • Balcony
  • Mountain views
  • Terrace
  • Spa / Fitness / Beauty
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Hammam / Steam-room
  • Massage / Relaxation
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Pool (indoor)
  • Entertainment
  • Cinema room
  • DVD Player
  • Free WiFi
  • Satellite TV
  • Social Spaces
  • Drinks bar
  • Restaurant
  • Accessibility
  • Pedestrian access
  • Ski to door


  • Bookings for
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Lift Passes
  • Ski / Snowboard Hire
  • Ski / Snowboard Lessons
  • Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Room service


  • Open Seasons
  • Spring
  • Winter
  • Address
  • Route de la Renarde, Chemin Durupt
  • 73550
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