This charming traditional hotel has been completely rebuilt during summer 2017. The setting will allow you to relax in an atmosphere combining authenticity and modernity. The hotel is situated in the heart of Val d'isere just 5 minutes walk from the resort centre and 50 metres from the free local bus stop which will take you directly to the slopes. It is also possible to ski back to hotel so there will be no need to catch a bus when you are tired.
The hotel has mountain style rooms which are all comfortably furnished and all have en-suite facilities (bathtub with shower integrated), flat screen TV and free Wifi access. They offer 'comfort' rooms and 'comfort +' rooms. The majority of their comfort rooms have a balcony. They also have family rooms for up to 4 people, and the hotel has a specially fitted room for those with reduced mobility.
Each morning the hotel provides a fantastic buffet breakfast with eggs, ham, cheese, fruit and plenty of other options such as wonderful home-made jams!
After an active day guests can return to the hotel and enjoy a well earned drink on the sunny south facing terrace or in the hotel's cosy bar. Alternatively why not spend some time in the sauna reviving aching muscles.
Guests also have access to the hotel's lounge where there are comfortable sofas, a selection of board games and books and a piano. Two iPads are also available for guests use from the hotel's reception. There is also a Spa area available to guests from 3pm every day. It is equipped with a jacuzzi, a hammam, an indoor sauna facing the Bellevarde. For even more pampering and relaxation, you can book a massage treatment or an appointment at the hair salon.
If you have your own ski equipment, the hotel has its own workshop where you can repair and wax your skis should you need to.
The hotel has two fully adapted room with Disability Access. In 52m area, this room has a shower "A l'Italian" and adapted toilets. Monitored by an independent certification body, it offers the same comfort to the rooms for disabled people.
The Avancher Bar offers a selection of spirits, wines and beers as well as soft drinks. From 11am until midnight, you can enjoy the friendly atmosphere at the bar counter or the warmth of the fireplace in the lounge area.
The hotel's Savoyard restaurant Avancher is open every day except Monday for dinner from 19:00. Naturally, after its namesake, the restaurant serves fantastic local specialities such as Raclette and fondues.
Guests can choose to dine a la carte or if they include half board within their package a set menu which varies from day to day is offered.
The restaurant is child friendly and has a children's menu for those under 7 years. They offer specialities such as fondue & raclette adapted to children.
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
The hotel's partner Ski 2000 Iseran offers fantastic equipment rental options for hotel guests. The hotel are able to organise ski hire on your behalf. All you will need to do on arrival is get your boots fitted and then the equipment will be delivered. At the end of your holiday, your hired gear will be collected from the hotel's ski lockers so you won't need to lift a finger.
Also see: Ski Hire in Val d'Isere - Centre, France
Instructors & Lessons
The hotel can recommend you ski schools, private instructors and mountain guides. Their partner ESF Val d'Isere can provide competitive rates for guests.
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 Val d'Isere - Centre, France
The local ski shuttle bus stop is just 50 metres from the hotel and will take you to the various lift stations in the valley. It is possible to ski back to the hotel at the end of the day making life that bit simpler.
The hotel has a secure drop-off area for you to unload your luggage at the front.
They can also book you into our private, underground car-park (2.10m max) for € 14 per day. 30 places available as well as 4 Tesla outlets.
- "We stayed late June a group of 5 motorcyclists, a bit in need of cheering up. By chance we came across the hotel L'Avancher. We could not have been made more welcome.we were shown to our clean, well appointed rooms, Beer outside on the terrace, with nibbles, followed by a shower with plentiful hot water, a Garage to put the bikes in" - Customer Feedback
- "We have recently returned from skiing in Val D'Isere and stayed in a hotel for the first time, previous experience had been in catered chalets.
L'Avancher made a very pleasant change. Well placed for shopping and bus route to the pistes and near enough to stagger home from the many bars of Val. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the hotel itself served a decent breakfast and has a popular restaurant for evening meals. Booking is a good idea." - Customer Feedback
- "First time staying in L'Avancher and it ticked every box..! On booking, Isobel on reception couldn't have been more helpful. She supplied the quiet, relaxing room I so needed. Sorted ski pass's, restaurant reservations, sorted ski hire queries. All with a smile and great efficiency. My room was a good size, immaculately clean, quiet & with a lovely balcony with a stunning outlook. The hotel is out of the bustle of the main town but only a 5 min walk. 30 metres from a free bus stop to take you to la Daille, La Fornet etc and the main lift in no time at all." - Customer Feedback
- "I stayed for one night in off season and I thought it was a great place. Decent breakfast, good bar and nice rooms with toiletries provided. The staff were very friendly and provided excellent service." - Customer Feedback
- "The location, rooms, cleanliness and the overall set-up could not be faulted at all - everything we could have asked for. Plus all our pre-arrival questions and requests were dealt with very efficiently as well as professionally. Oh, and the food is amazing too." - Customer Feedback
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
Star Rating: 3 Star
Property Style: Hotel
Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional & Modern mix
Bookings For: Childcare / Babysitting | Lift Passes | Transfers
Catering: Half-board | Breakfast
Access: Children welcome | Disabled access | Ski to door
Room: Balcony | Hair dryer
Car-parking: Public car-park (covered)
Entertainment: Restaurant | Drinks bar | Free WiFi | Games available | Piano | TV
Spa & Fitness: Hammam / Steam-room | Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi | Sauna
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Summer | Winter
Address: Avenue du Prariond | Val d'Isere - Centre | 73150