<p>Discover the six best hotels in Courchevel 1850 and stay in pure luxury this winter.</p>
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Best Luxury Hotels In Courchevel

Discover the six best hotels in Courchevel 1850 and stay in pure luxury this winter.

Published at: 11 Jul 2023
Last updated at: 14 Jul 2023

Accommodation in Courchevel is among some of the most luxurious you will find in the French Alps, particularly in Courchevel 1850 where the resort’s most opulent chalets tend to be located. From luxury five-star hotels to ski-in/ski-out catered chalets and chic penthouse apartments, Courchevel caters to even the most discerning visitors.

Serena Norton
Serena Norton

Luxury ski holidays in Courchevel 1850

Located in the heart of the Les 3 Vallées, Courchevel is one of the most glamorous ski resorts in the Alps. With 12 Michelin stars to its name, more designer boutiques than you can count, and some of the best ski hotels in Europe, it’s no surprise that Courchevel is so popular with skiers and non-skiers around the world. The skiing is suitable for all abilities and Courchevel’s ski schools are among some of the best in the Alps. Away from the slopes, Courchevel’s winter activities provide entertainment for all. From ice skating and dog sledding to shopping and spa days, Alpine holidays don’t get much better than this.

If you are wondering where to stay in Courchevel, then there are numerous four and five-star hotels with impeccable service and facilities too. Some even have their own private chalets and apartments if you require a little more space but still wish to have access to the hotel’s facilities, bars and restaurants. Read on to discover our recommendations for the best hotels in Courchevel where luxury knows no bounds.

Courchevel ski resort
Six Senses ResidencesPhoto: Six Senses Residences
Skiing in Courchevel

Best Hotels in Courchevel 1850

1.Cheval Blanc Courchevel: Best Courchevel hotel for out-of-this-world cuisine

There are several ski in ski out hotels in Courchevel but Cheval Blanc is one of the best. Situated at the foot of the slopes, Cheval Blanc is one of the most lavish hotels in Courchevel. The location could not be better with the Bellecote slopes on your doorstep and designer shops a short stroll away. The hotel itself has 36 rooms and suites but if you are looking for more privacy then Cheval Blanc’s “Le Chalet” is the place to be.

Entry to the three-bedroom chalet is via a private entrance and an elevator. Set over 315 sqm, the interior combines authentic mountain materials with original art pieces. With its suspended rotating fireplace, the living area is the perfect spot to relax. Curl up in front of your favourite movie, choose a novel from the chalet library and step out onto the panoramic balcony for breathtaking mountain views. The master suite, spanning the whole of the top floor, includes a spacious master bedroom and an en-suite living room, complete with private bar and leading onto a balcony - perfect for enjoying a sunny breakfast or afternoon tea after a day on the slopes. That’s not all…there’s also an extensive couple’s walk-in dressing room and an oversized double bathtub. Relaxation is also taken seriously with a Nordic bath on the terrace and a private spa for Cheval Blanc’s signature Guerlain treatments.

When staying in the chalet, you also have access to the hotel’s incredible facilities, not least the hotel’s three Michelin-star restaurant, Le 1947. With only five tables, this exclusive restaurant showcases the Savoie region through the use of superb ingredients treated with the utmost care. For foodies, this is a bucket list restaurant in the Alps.

If you prefer something a ‘little’ more low-key, then Cheval Blanc has several other restaurants to choose from, including bustling brassiere, Le Restaurant de Cheval Blanc Courchevel, and La Terrasse de Cheval Blanc, an al fresco suntrap ideal for lunchtime dining or post-ski cocktails in the warmer months. Then there’s the hotel spa, complete with hair salon and Guerlain beauty experts, not to mention an indoor infinity-edge swimming pool and outdoor Russian banya and hot tub.

If you’re looking for the ultimate piste-side palace, Cheval Blanc is hard to beat.

Exterior of Le Chalet in Courchevel 1850
Living area at Le Chalet in Courchevel 1850
Master bedroom at Le chalet in Courchevel 1850

2.Grandes Alpes Private Hotel & Spa: Best Courchevel hotel for personal service

Located on the edge of the gentle Bellecote piste, just above the main lift station and steps from the shops, bars and restaurants, Grande Alpes epitomises alpine elegance and sophistication.

Nine spacious three or four-bedroom private apartments, designed by master interior designer, Jean-Marc Mouchet, offer a home away from home. The apartments have their own open-plan living and dining area, professional kitchen and wine cellar. Four-bedroom Emerald, on the top floor, has a vast living area, mini spa with massage room and steam room and a dedicated children’s play area, whilst three-bedroom Amethyst has a south-facing terrace with a hot tub.

Each apartment also has its own private butler service, meaning you can have pretty much whatever you desire whenever you want it! From your skis and poles laid out for you in the piste in the morning to private in-room dining in your apartment, the service is second to none.

Whilst you can order your favorite dishes at any time of the day or night, it is also worth paying a visit to the 20-seat Restaurant Sylvestre Wahid. Here you can enjoy a degustation set menu of 10 dishes including signature specialities such as Roscoff crab and lemon-seaweed dessert. Post-skiing, there’s also a wonderful selection of pastries, hot chocolates and crepes available in the Bellini Lounge Bar. Later in the evening, listen to live music as you indulge in the superb selection of spirits, liqueurs and cocktails.

Then of course there’s the spa offering a selection of massage treatments and beauty therapies. Total bliss!

Apartment Emerald at Grandes Alpes in Courchevel 1850
Personal butler service at Apartment Amethyst at Grandes Alpes in Courchevel 1850
Spa at Grandes Alpes in Courchevel

3.K2 Palace Courchevel - best Courchevel hotel for families

Located in the heart of the resort, Le K2 Palace is an exceptional five-star luxury hotel in Courchevel that has been inspired by the Himalayan mountains. The Tibetan-themed interiors feature earthy tones, carefully curated artwork and ornate textiles. With ski-in/ski-out access directly from the ski room, exploring the Les 3 Vallées couldn’t be easier.

Ideal for families, K2 Palace provides spacious family suites with interconnecting rooms and a dedicated Kids Club where younger guests can engage in supervised activities and entertainment. For older children, there’s a lounge with arcade games and simulators. The concierge team can assist in arranging ski lessons whilst the hotel’s restaurants provide children’s menus. Babysitting services are also available on request.

In addition to the main hotel suites, Le K2 Palace is surrounded by six private chalets - Panmah, Abruzzes, Baltoro, Hidden Peak, Karakoram and Muztagh. Linked to the hotel via a passageway, you still have access to Le K2 Palace’s fantastic facilities which include the Goji spa and several restaurants (Le Sarkara, L’Altiplano, Le 8611 Bar and Le Winston Klub). Each chalet also has its own swimming pool and hammam, a light and spacious lounge with a fireplace, and beautiful sunny terraces.

Exterior of Chalet Panmah in Courchevel 1850
Cinema room at Chalet Muztagh in Courchevel 1850
Spa at Chalet Baltoro in Courchevel 1850

4.L'Apogée Courchevel: Best Courchevel hotel for stylish interiors

Showcasing a unique combination of traditional chalet-style architecture and contemporary elegance, L’Apogée is a ski-in/ski-out five-star hotel located close to the first station of the Jardin Alpin gondola. The result of a collaboration between Parisian designers, India Madahvi and Joseph Dirand, L’Apogée is certainly one of the most stylish hotels in Courchevel. Think plaid wool textiles, burgundy leathers, green velvet and opulent marble bathrooms.

Like the design, the food is exceptional with two restaurants serving French and Japanese cuisine. There’s also Le Bar de L’Apogee which is perfect for a lobster club sandwich by day and fillet steak at night.

In addition to the hotel’s 53 stylish suites, L’Apogee also has two chic chalets - L’Amarante and L’Alpensia. Directly connected to the hotel, the chalets blend the comfort and seclusion of a private home with all the advantages of staying in a Courchevel luxury hotel. Finished in a modern colourful style, the chalets feature their own spa, home cinema and unique views of the famous 3 Vallees.

A butler and private chef are available on request whilst all of the hotel’s exclusive services - from the swimming pool and spa to the boutiques and restaurants - are just steps away.

Chalet L'Apensia living room in Courchevel 1850
Bedroom at Chalet L'Amarante in Courchevel 1850
Jacuzzi at Chalet L'Alpensia in Courchevel 1850

5.Airelles Courchevel - Best Courchevel hotel for traditional luxury

Located on the Jardin Alpin piste, Airelles Courchevel couldn’t be better placed for serious skiers looking for traditional luxury and charm in the heart of Courchevel 1850. Designed as a warm and welcoming cosy retreat by interior designer, Christopher Tollemer, this sumptuous hotel offers 48 palatial rooms, including 15 luxury suites and a sublime private penthouse apartment of 500 m².

For ultimate privacy, the hotel now has three exclusive chalets to offer - Ormello, 1992 & 1946. A true mountain sanctuary, Chalet Ormello has everything you need for a luxury skiing holiday in the French Alps. Relax and unwind in the indoor swimming pool, massage cabin, hammam and Jacuzzi whilst the children play in the games room complete with hi-tech and traditional toys. There’s also a private cinema room to watch a movie of your choice. A few steps from the hotel, 1992 and 1946 have been beautifully designed and furnished in a traditional style with luscious textiles, crackling wood fires and their own private wellness suites. Each chalet offers exceptional service and access to the hotel too.

With a fleet of Rolls Royce Cullinan at your disposal, personalised designer gifts and your own ski valet, you are sure to have a memorable stay.

Exterior of Chalet Ormello in Courchevel 1850
Chalet Airelles 1992 games room in Courchevel 1850
Spa with pool at Chalet Airelles 1946 in Courchevel 1850

6. Six Senses Residences Courchevel - Best Courchevel hotel for privacy

Offering something different from your traditional luxury Courchevel hotel, Six Senses Residences is a collection of 31 meticulously designed apartments, ranging from two to five bedrooms. With interiors by Morpheus, you can expect a beautiful blend of contemporary style and traditional mountain influences with exposed timber and other natural materials, complemented by custom-made furniture and local artwork.

Each residence has a spacious sitting area with an open-plan fully-equipped kitchen. Most impressive is the five-bedroom duplex apartment located on the fifth and sixth floors. With a central fireplace, cinema room and spectacular mountain views, this is the pinnacle of sophisticated living at Six Senses Courchevel.

When staying in a residence, you also have access to the wonderful Six Senses spa which has an indoor pool with relaxation area, an outdoor hot tub and five treatment rooms. There’s also a vitality area with a bio sauna, steam room and Kneipp foot bath therapy. Treatment highlights include an arnica and ginger hot oil massage, gene therapy facials and dry needling.

For dining, the hotel has its own sushi restaurant - Sumosan - great antidote to the traditional fondue and raclette restaurants you’ll find in resort. A private chef in your residence can also be arranged (on request) should you wish to dine separately.

The location, flexibility and facilities Six Senses offers makes it one of the most popular hotels in Courchevel.

Six Senses Courchevel apartment in Courchevel 1850
Bedroom at Six Senses Courchevel in Courchevel 1850
Spa at Six Senses Courchevel in Courchevel 1850

Best Hotels in Courchevel 1650

1.Ultima Courchevel - the perfect balance between a chalet and hotel in Courchevel

Located on the edge of La Rosiére Forest, Ultima Courchevel offers ski-in/ski-out access to the Belvedere slopes. Made up of 13 chalets, Ultima Courchevel combines the best aspects of a private chalet rental with the services and facilities of a hotel. Each chalet has either four or five bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, making it the perfect escape for families or groups of friends. Each residence is accessed from the main lobby, but once you are inside it feels like your own private space. However, when staying here you have access to an incredible spa, restaurant and cocktail bar. I would highly recommend booking a massage during your stay - it will leave you feeling completely relaxed and rejuvenated! From private butlers to chauffeurs and ski instructors, a team of staff are on hand to attend to your every need during your stay.

Ultima Courchevel exterior view
Living area at Ultima Courchevel
Spa at Ultima Courchevel