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Kandahar Hotel, Val d'Isere

Charming hotel near to ski slopes

"Excellent" 41 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Vibe 100 / 100 Awesome vibe.
Location 94 / 100 Terrific location.
Food 90 / 100 Food is to die for.
Service 83 / 100 Great service.
Room 72 / 100 Nice rooms.
Breakfast 50 / 100 Breakfast is mediocre.
Comfort 22 / 100 Quite uncomfortable.

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Built in 1955, this is one of the original Val d'Isere hotels. Constructed of wood and stone, and renovated to a high standard, it remains faithful to the architectural style of the Haute Tarentaise.

Conveniently located in the heart of Val d’Isère, near the Tourist Office and opposite the famous Bellevarde Face.

It offers 41 charming rooms and suites; half of which are designed for families with a bunk bed corner for the children and a large room for the parents. Junior suites are cosy and intimate with hand carved wood furniture and soft fabrics that evoke the warmth and comfort of a mountain chalet. Cosy and comfortably refined, all rooms are equipped with hair dryer, direct dial phone line and satellite TV. Guests are welcome to have breakfast delivered to their room or to partake in the large buffet on the first floor.

After a big day on the slopes, enjoy a relaxing moment in the sauna or steam bath. Continue to unwind in the warmth of the bar’s fireplace, sharing a well-deserved drink among friends. Extra services such as massages or babysitting can be booked on request.

Other facilities include individual ski lockers and ski boots dryers; indoor parking is available at an extra charge.

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The Bar

The hotel bar has a spectacular view of the Bellevarde Face and the warmth of the fireplace makes it a great place to relax.

The Restaurant

Restaurant La Taverne d’Alsace offers a wide range of dishes to suit all tastes; brasserie fare includes duck and wild mushroom shepherd’s pie, sea scallops with polenta, traditional dishes from the Chef Michel Wehrung’s native Alsace region and a selection of cheese dishes from the Savoy. Hearty and savoury food to be matched with wines from a very eclectic and generous list.

What's nearby?

Towns nearby

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.

Restaurants nearby

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. 

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Sights nearby

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.  

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Lifts/Pistes nearby

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

Nightlife nearby

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!

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Visitor comments

  • "Really surprised to find such quality of furniture and fittings. Refurbished in 2015 to very high standard. Garage. Breakfast excellent and restaurant needs booking during busy times as so popular. Staff are outstanding, some of the best ever found in hotels." - Trip Advisor
  • "We have just returned from a weekend skiing in Val d'Isere and stayed at the Kandahar which was lovely. It is very traditional and alpine in style and is in an amazing position. Our room was more than large enough with a nice large bathroom.The breakfast was really good and we will return again next year - what better recommendation can you give!" - Trip Advisor
  • "Just returned from a stay at The Kandahar for a week and we have to say that we couldn't praise it enough. We have stayed at many 3* hotels in various ski resorts but this is definitely more of a 4*." - Trip Advisor


  • Outdoors
  • Balcony
  • Garden - Private
  • Families & Kids
  • Family rooms
  • Spa / Fitness / Beauty
  • Hair-dryers
  • Hammam / Steam-room
  • Sauna
  • Entertainment
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • WiFi / Internet
  • Social Spaces
  • Drinks bar
  • Restaurant


  • Catering
  • Half-board
  • Afternoon tea
  • Breakfast
  • Flexible catering options
  • Events
  • Catering
  • Lessons
  • Childrens Lessons


  • Address
  • Avenue Olympique
  • 73150
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