Le Refuge de Solaise Val-d'Isère, France

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An Alpine retreat spectating the sunrise and sunset at an altitude of 2551 metres.

the Low Down

Le Refuge de Solaise is one of the most exciting additions to Val d’Isere, converted from an old cable station and only accessible by cable car. The hotel has 16 rooms, 4 flats, a real dormitory with 14 beds, two restaurant concepts, a bar, a wellness area overlooking the valley, a shop, a beautiful playroom for children and a seminar room. It offers exceptional mountain views from the bedrooms, apartments and open-plan dining areas, direct access to the ski domaine and a spa with a 25m indoor swimming pool.

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Each booking will receive a complimentary Chef Barman Signature Cocktail ALLA GRANDE for each adult guest

 

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The Best Room For You

  • Staying at Le Refuge de Solaise offers a total disconnection to your daily life.
  • When nature permits, at nightfall a starry sky of remarkable purity dominates the landscapes of snow and ice. Worth taking your SLR to try and capture it.
  • Set under a splendid exposed roof structure, with its view across to the more intimate mountains, the new Refuge bar will welcome skiers at breakfast, then at lunchtime with cheese and charcuterie boards and desserts, snacks by the fire and finally in the evening for a perched aperitif.
  • Le Refuge de Solaise is cut off from the real world once the Solaise Gondola shuts for the night, offering an intense seclusion and peace far above the village
  • Guests can wake up early and take advantage of skiing down the slopes before anyone else has arrived, through fresh powder and virgin snow
  • Ease weary post-ski muscles in the superb spa or the 25-metre pool before curling up in front of the fire with a book from the library and an aperitif
  • The design is alpine-chic, with a rustic yet elegant decor throughout the property.
  • Accommodation:
    The hotel has 16 rooms, divided into 5 categories, which can accommodate between 1 and 5 guests. Some provide a view over the village and valley, others peak out over the mountains. Antique woodwork, carefully combined fabrics and references to traditional Alpine heritage immerse guests in a decor and comfort that is rare at this altitude.
  • Location:
    Le refuge de Solaise is located at 2551m altitude on the top of Solaise Telecabine
  • Getting there:
    If you arrive in Val d’Isère by car (private or taxi), a porter will meet you at the top of Rue Parc des Sports, at the entrance to the Front de Neige, where the hotel has a sign “Point de rencontre Le Refuge”. The luggage handler will take your large luggage to the gondola where you will have to pick it up to go up to the arrival station. He will give you your ski-passes needed to board the gondolas.
    To find your way when you arrive in the centre of the resort, there are 2 important gondolas which leave from the snow front, these are the black gondolas which go up to the left dome.
    The gondolas only run at certain times so it is important to note that outside of these hours, you will not be able to access the Refuge and they will help you find accommodation for your first night in the resort, which will remain at your expense.
    A luggage handler will be waiting for you at the top, in the arrival station of the gondola, with a tracked vehicle and a trailer to collect your luggage. 5 passenger places are available. Other passengers will have to wait for the next rotation or walk 200m downhill in the snow to reach the Refuge de Solaise.
    In case of bad weather, it is possible to wait in the warmth of the Lounge of the gondola arrival station..
  • What to pack:
    Warm clothes as well as your skiing gear, don’t forget gloves, hats and cosy sleepwear. The restaurants at the resort aren’t overly formal but we recommend dressing chic, you are in France after all!
  • Restaurants:
    Le Refuge de Solaise has two restaurant concepts, Restaurant GIGI which features traditional cuisine, homemade from fresh and mainly local and seasonal products, Gigi is not a person, it is a fantasy, an air of extravaganza, which invites you to celebrate the art of living and Le Petit Refuge which has a variety including authentic Italian gastronomy based on sharing of dishes and Chilean flavours.
  • Spa:
    The Refuge Exertier Spa has a 25-metre swimming pool and 2 jacuzzis from which you can admire the valley and the snowy peaks. It also offers 2 hammams, an outdoor sauna, 4 treatment rooms including a couples room as well as yoga classes.
  • Signature Activities:
    The Spa du Refuge offers a unique wellness experience in the Alps by combining physical, mental and emotional well-being in partnership with Yog’nVibes. An innovative concept combining the fundamentals of yoga (postures, breathing and meditation) with the power of musical vibrations for a guaranteed release of tension and a euphoric atmosphere.

All rates are subject to nightly city tax of 4.40€

Entry to the property will be closed between the hours of 16:30 and 09:00 and it is only accessible by cable car during the open times

Cots for children aged up to 3 can be added to rooms free of charge however there is no capacity for extra beds

Kids Club: Veillées du Refuge are organised for children aged 6 to 12 from 7pm to 11pm during the festive evenings with meals and activities in a dedicated area.

A play area supervised by our activity leaders dedicated to children aged 6 to 12 every day during the school holidays from the return from skiing to the beginning of the evening with games, activities and meals.

Babysitting: Available for an additional charge

Rates include: Breakfast at the restaurant GIGI are included and guests will also be welcomed at the Bar du Refuge for afterski break.

Average Temperature & Rainfall in Days

Average Room Rates in USD

Rates based on double occupancy for all inclusive Explorer room

Visa Cost

The cost of a Schengen visa is €80 per adult. For more information click here.

Top Tip

Plan your arrival and flights in advance due to the timings of the cable cars taking you to the hotels. The hotel is super helpful when it comes to arranging your arrival.

Local Currency

The local currency is the Euro

Weather

Famed for their unbeatable snow record, even in summer it’s perfect for nature and hiking, if there’s snow on the alps it’s likely in Val d’Isere too.

Location

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