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Le Grand Coeur & Spa Hotel, Meribel

Traditional, warm and cosy hotel with spa facilities

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The hotel is an authentic Savoyard chalet, nestling at the foot of the slopes in the centre of Méribel. The interior is luxuriously decorated in warm woodwork, sumptuous fabrics and embroidery and the rooms, with balconies facing the mountain peaks are ideally situated to soak up the sun at the end of the day.

And that is not the only way to relax after an invigorating day on the slopes - unwind in the sauna, hammam or whirlpool, sip apéritifs at the piano bar or recline in front of a roaring fire. Savour exquisite candlelit meals at one of the most sought-after restaurants in Méribel. Fresh regional products feature strongly on the menu and dining here is of the very best you will find in the resort.

The hotel was the second hotel built in the resort way back in 1952. Contrary to some luxury hotels the atmosphere retains a warm, cosy feel, just as you would hope for in a mountain retreat of this calibre. Attention to detail, as you would expect, from the luxury bathroom products through to the evening entertainments at the bar, is impressive. For many this hotel is the hotel in Meribel.

The Pool

The 230 m2 spa features hammam, sauna, 12-person jacuzzi, fitness room and 3 treatment booths for body treatments and facials.

The Bar

At the lounge bar you can have afternoon tea or on your return from a day’s skiing, enjoy a cup of tea or a hot chocolate with a magnificent desserts trolley. Snuggle down in front of the open fire and enjoy a quiet break. If you just look up out of its huge picture windows you will see magnificent views of Mont-Vallon.

The Restaurant

The restaurant serves original, gourmet dishes reated with local produce. For lunch, Chef Marc Dach draws his inspiration from traditions, creating the favourite dishes of extraordinary characters such as Amédée VIII (1383-1451), Duke of Savoy, who reigned over one of the most illustrious courts in Europe and Maître Chiquart, his head chef. The evening menu offers creative fine dining.

Reviews

  • "This is a very comfortable, well maintained hotel with great amenities. The service is good and not ostentatious. It's the little touches like remembering your room number that help it stand out. The food was excellent too. The location is good and is ski in and ski out and it is wonderful to return to the spa in the evenings." - Trip Advisor
  • "Food was terrific; generally a set menu with a couple of choices, although you could have ordered a la carte - but we never needed to do so. The hotel was very flexible on meals for the children. Boot room is good and the arrangements made for ski rentals - and drop-off of rentals in hotel boot room locker - were very smooth. Staff were all very polished; good with the kids; almost all of them using our names within hours of our arrival." - Trip Advisor
  • "We were very pleased with our mountain facing room, king sized bed, plenty of storage space recently renovated bathroom with bath and separate shower. Breakfast has everything you can think of - and more - it was like a banquet! The bar was very comfortable, perfect cocktails and lovely cheese straw/biscuits! Great pianist too! The staff are well groomed unfailing helpful and courteous, the other guests were all very civilised too. Everything was perfect and effortless, I just can't imagine staying anywhere else in Meribel!" - Trip Advisor

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.

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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.

Also see: Ski Areas in Meribel, France

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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Location: Meribel - Centre


Style

Star Rating: 4 Star

Property Style: Hotel

Special Breaks: Spa Breaks

Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional


Services

Bookings For: Concierge | Lift Passes | Ski / Snowboard Lessons | Transfers

Catering: Half-board | Breakfast


Facilities

Restrictions: Pets not allowed

Room: Balcony | Open fire

Car-parking: Parking on property

Entertainment: Restaurant | Drinks bar | Games available | TV | WiFi / Internet

Outdoor: Terrace

Spa & Fitness: Beauty Treatments | Gym / Fitness area | Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi | Massage / Relaxation | Sauna | Spa


Contact

Open Seasons: Summer | Winter

Address: Chemin du Grand Coeur | Meribel - Centre | 73550

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