This wonderful hotel boasts fantastic sweeping views of Val d'Isere from its elevated position and is just a 5 to 10 minute walk from the centre of resort as well as the main lifts.
The contemporary alpine interior is warm and welcoming and offers comfortable accommodation for a truly relaxing holiday.
The hotel has 25 rooms and is a mixture of doubles, twins, triples and one quad room. All of the rooms are en-suite and the majority also include a balcony.
After a full day on the mountain you can look forward to returning to unwind in the hotel's spa. There is an indoor pool, sauna and steam room which are perfect for soothing any aching muscles.
There is also a sociable lounge where you can switch off in front of a film on the satellite TV or make use of the free WiFi. For those that prefer to curl up with a book there is a quiet lounge for reading and board games.
The hotel is open year round for both summer and winter holidays.
The indoor pool is situated on the lower ground floor of the hotel and has integrated steps and is surrounded by wooden decking. The surrounding walls feature exposed mountain stone.
The fully licensed bar serves all your favourite tipples so you can relax and enjoy everything from an apres ski mulled wine or beer to a pre-dinner cocktail or glass of wine. Also on offer are tea, coffee and a variety of soft drinks.
The hotel's charming restaurant offers mountain views through the various French windows that lead out onto a sunny balcony. Included in your half board package is Breakfast with continental and cooked options, freshly baked cakes and afternoon tea, coffee and hot chocolate. For 6 nights a week they serve a delicious 3 course à la carte evening meal. For Christmas and New Year they offer special celebration menus.
Families & Kids
You’ll need to book your own childcare, when staying here. There is a great choice of childcare options in Val d'Isere from full-time nanny services to the odd night of babysitting. In addition, during the winter season, many of the ski-schools operate creche services. Booking in advance is always recommended and strongly advised for the school holiday periods.
Also see: Childcare in Val d'Isere - Centre, France
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 Val d'Isere - Centre, France
Lifts & Passes
You can book all your lift passes in advance as part of your package so you don't have to waste any time once you arrive in resort queuing at the ticket office. Your ski passes should be delivered to you between 08:30 - 09:00 on your first morning in resort.
Also see: Ski Pass Options in Val d'Isere, France
Guides & Tours
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Val d'Isere 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 Val d'Isere - Centre, France
A ski-shuttle service run by the chalet each morning and evening is included in the package.
- "Can't say enough here. From the warm welcome to the quirky layout of the bar / restaurant area ( you will get a little confused ) our stay was fantastic. Nothing was to much trouble for the staff. Mark the manager couldn't have been better , particularly after my partner broke her leg on day three, dohh . His help and support though a very stressful few days was invaluable. On a more cheerful note , the room (14) was spacious and comfortable with a beautiful view from the balcony. The food was excellent with choices for both breakfast and dinner . The minibus service to the piste and back was good but it was only a short walk to the bus stop if needed. All in all I couldn't recommend the Gellinotte enough." - Trip Advisor
- "Very friendly and approachable staff always willing to go the extra mile. Mark, Luke and Katie were especially helpful. Our room 1C was great, a clean well-presented triple. Food and service was fantastic. A real treat after an active day. Small little touches were great, log fire, candles on tables. Extremely cute. .. room turn down always put our boys teddies on pillow." - Trip Advisor
- "Lovely friendly staff made this holiday special, always willing to chat and help even when they were off duty. The food was also first class, and afternoon tea always welcome after a day on the slopes. The property itself was warm, inviting and stylish, with a bar and various lounging areas, all designed for comfort, ambiance and relaxation. Normally I book a property which is ski to the door, but the shuttle mini-bus provided by the hotel was just as good to be honest, from right outside the door to right next to the main Val D'Isere ski area and probably took less than 5 minutes. Plus the free municipal shuttle bus stop - which ran every 5 mins to/from all ski areas was not too far away." - Trip Advisor
- "We were really impressed with this hotel and thought it offered excellent value for money. The airport transfer was clear and straightforward and I think the staff made every effort to make all their guests feel really welcome. Mark the Manager was extremely helpful and amongst other things ran a great shuttle service. The hotel staff provided a friendly service and their hospitality helped create a relaxed atmosphere." - Trip Advisor
- "Family ski holiday staying at Gelinotte in Val D'Isere Jan 2016. Although slightly quirky, the hotel was extremely clean, comfortable beds, with plenty of hot water! Superb views from our bedrooms. The staff were all extremely helpful & friendly. Katie & Kate looked after our table at mealtimes & although there was a separate Kids Menu, the odd request for a slight variation ( as kids do) was accommodated happily & without fuss. The inclusive wine was pleasant & the food was always good & also plentiful. Being fairly close to the kitchen ( room no.1) we had wondered if it would be noisy in the mornings, but not in the least. The shuttle service provided to/from the slopes was excellent. The boot room was spacious with the added bonus of plenty of boot warmers. The hotel Manager, Mark, was the most dedicated, hard working person that I have encountered in all my years of skiing. Consummate professional, always on the ball & absolutely nothing was too much trouble. You really felt that that he wanted he & his team to "make your holiday" & they lived up to the challenge. A few hours before we were due to leave, we had a medical emergency requiring my husband to be taken to hospital. Mark voluntarily stayed up all night, looking after us & sorting things out. I could not have got through it without him. We have no fault whatsoever with any aspect of our holiday & would wholeheartedly recommend Alpine Elements, The Gelinotte, Mark & his staff - we had a great time, Thank you." - Trip Advisor
Val d'Isere centre is an array of lovely shops, restaurants, chalets, hotels and apartments. With beautiful views of the surrounding mountains this bustling village centre is nestled into the valley. Classic chalet style hotels and buildings constructed with stone and wood give the centre of Val d'isere a traditional and warm feel. The centre of Val d'Isere is where the heart of the resort lies and with the beautiful high street, lovely buildings and magnificent surrounding mountains it is easy to see why it remains a popular destination for many.
With an eclectic mix of restaurants to choose from in the centre of Val d'Isere there will be something to suit everyone's taste buds. Local French restaurants can be found dotted around the high street along with sushi restaurants, Italian restaurants and the more traditional Savoyard restaurants.
Also see: Restaurants in Val d'Isere - Centre, France
The Vanoise National Park is accessible from Val d'Isere and is well worth a hike over to in the summer months. It's a protected area of natural beauty and you're sure to spot some of the local wildlife on your visit.
Things to Do Nearby
In the winter the centre of Val d'Isere is a buzzing and vibrant place to be. Boutique, designer and sports shops line the high street, restaurants and bars welcome guests from the cold outside and intricate ice sculptures can often be seen dotted around the pavements. With the regular bus services to and from the Rond Point giving access to both the Solaise and Bellevarde ski area, to La Daille and to Le Fornet you can hop on the bus and be at a ski area within minutes.
The summer welcomes beautiful sunshine, green trees and plenty to do. Mountain biking is a popular acitivity in the summer time with lift access from Val d'Isere to Tignes you can explore the various trails and routes the mountain has to offer. There are also several walking and hiking routes that you can do giving you the freedom to explore the mountains and their breathtaking secenery. Plenty of summer activities can be enjoyed that are perfect for families and groups; you can even jump in the car and in just a short drive over to Tignes indulge in a spot of summer skiing on the Glacier. The centre of Val d'Isere is much quieter in the summer but it still has a lot to offer. The sports centre is open all year round so there is access to the swimming pool and gym, as well as some of the sports shops and restaurants on the high street opening their doors.
Also see: Things To Do in Val d'Isere - Centre, France
The centre of Val d'Isere has easy access to the Solaise and Olympique lifts which take you respectively towards the Pissaillas glacier or towards the linked ski area of Tignes - forming the huge Espace Killy ski area.
Also see: Ski Areas in Val d'Isere, France
There is a bustling nightlife scene in Val d'Isere, from lively bars and lounges at apres ski to nightclubs where you can dance until daylight. Whether you're looking for a more refined place to drink, or a dancing on tables kind of bar, there is literally something for everyone here!
Also see: Bars in Val d'Isere - Centre, France
Location: Val d'Isere - Centre
Catering Basis: Catered
Property Style: Chalet | Hotel
Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional & Modern mix
Sleeps: Sleeps 20+
Bedrooms: 10+ bedroom
Bookings For: Lift Passes | Ski / Snowboard Hire | Ski / Snowboard Lessons | Transfers
Catering: Half-board | Afternoon tea
Room: Balcony | Open fire
Entertainment: DVD Player | TV
Spa & Fitness: Hammam / Steam-room | Sauna | Pool (indoor)
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter
Address: Route de la BalmeVal d'Isere - Centre |