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La Taverne Hotel, Meribel Centre

Super central accommodation, a stone's throw from the pistes. Ideal for those that like to party and ski hard!

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"Poor" 265 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Location 92 / 100 Terrific location.
Value for money 84 / 100 Good value.
Service 65 / 100 Service is ok.
WiFi 60 / 100 Internet is average.
Bar and Beverages 58 / 100 Bar is ok.
Comfort 38 / 100 Not very comfortable.
Vibe 35 / 100 Vibe wasn't good.
Room 27 / 100 Awful rooms.
Cleanliness 27 / 100 Generally quite dirty.
Breakfast 25 / 100 Awful breakfast.
Amenities 22 / 100 Terrible amenities.

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"Rooms need regular maintenance"
"TV needs to be updated"
"Reception should be more attentive"
"Rooms in need of an update"
"Poor" 265 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Location 91 / 100 Terrific location.
Service 67 / 100 Service is ok.
Bar and Beverages 53 / 100 Bar is ok.
Comfort 38 / 100 Not very comfortable.
Room 18 / 100 Awful rooms.

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"Great location"
"More comfort would be nice"
"Vibe is not too good"
"Room needs to be improved"
"Poor" 265 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Room 22 / 100 Awful rooms.

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"Room needs to be improved"

This small and friendly hotel is situated in the heart of Meribel above the lively La Taverne bar and restaurant. With the Doron piste just across the road, you can practically ski in and ski out.

This hotel offers 12 simply furnished twin bedrooms at some of the cheapest rates you'll find in the Meribel valley. All their rooms have en-suite bathrooms and most also have balconies offering views over resort and of the surrounding mountains. 

Open all year round, the hotel is  a great value option whether you are looking for a ski, hiking, climbing or mountain biking holiday. Their speciality is mid-week stays and short breaks so it is also worth checking out if you are looking for a short-break right in the centre of resort.

What's included

Accommodation is offered on a room only basis but breakfast is available for an additional €10 per person/day during the winter season.

Worth knowing

Discounts offered for bookings of 5 nights or more.

Who should go

This is the place to stay if you love your apres ski and intend to party as hard as you ski/board. The accommodation is basic but comfortable and the lively bar downstairs is open until 02:00 so it is very convenient to just roll into bed upstairs at the end of a night out. That said, it is definitely not a place for families or light sleepers!

The Neighbourhood

Situated in Meribel town square, there are several ski hire shops in the immediate vicinity, the tourist office is opposite and it is 50m from the nearest piste. You will find everything you need on your doorstep.

The Bar

The bar is open from 08:00 to 01:30 during the winter season and hosts a packed programme of live music and DJ sets most days for après-ski and evening events. The also regularly show major sporting events on the big screen with Sky Sports Live. In summer, it is still open every day, but from 11:00 to 01:00. La Taverne also offers broadband and WiFi internet access and has 10 terminals and printer access for the general public.

The Restaurant

The restaurant is the same establishment as the bar but within a separate section. It offers a menu of Savoyard classics and burgers in a cosy, traditional setting. They chefs take pride in their freshly prepared food, extensive wine list and relaxed dining atmosphere.

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

Cycle Hire

You’ll need to organise your own bike hire when staying here.  Things to consider are the type of bike you want to rent such as road, mountain, hard trail and/or an electric bike; and whether you’ll need helmets and protective clothing with your rental. You’re best off choosing a shop that is close to your accommodation for ease of access, and making it quicker to return the bike and pay at the end. Some companies may also deliver so it’s worth looking at all the options. 

Also see: Cycle Hire in 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


Visitor comments

  • "The rooms at hotel are nothing to write home about but they are functional, clean and good value for money. Located in the centre of town just across from the main piste (although we didn’t have use for this in the summer!) it worked well for us and our weekend stay. The staff were very helpful, especially Hattie and went out of their way to offer advice and local tips." - Trip Advisor
  • "Very well located indeed. Basic (clean) accommodation but great food and super nice staff. Lively après and occasionally a band. Really enjoyed it just wished I was younger!" - Trip Advisor
  • "This is a small, "cheap & cheerful" place to stay when skiing in the Three Valleys and based in Meribel. It cannot be faulted for convenience being 50 yards (via an escalator!) from a green run down to the Chaudanne and access to every 3 Valley ski run." - Trip Advisor

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  • Outdoors
  • Balcony
  • Meeting Spaces
  • Drinks bar
  • Restaurant
  • Comforts
  • Ski / Boot room
  • Parking
  • Parking on street
  • Accessibility
  • Ski to door
  • Views
  • Mountain views


  • Catering
  • Breakfast


  • Open Seasons
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
  • Address
  • Route du Centre
  • 73550