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Les Barmes de l'Ours Hotel, Val d'Isere

Flagship luxury hotel with a spa that sits at the foot of La Face piste

"Excellent" 40 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Service 100 / 100 World class service.
Vibe 67 / 100 Vibe was decent.
Room 33 / 100 Rooms are not good.

Hotel les Barmes de l'Ours is one of Val d'Isere's finest accommodations. Superbly situated for the ski area it is located at the foot of the famous La Face piste.

Modern facilities combine with traditional ambience to create a relaxing and enjoyable experience. They offer 49 double rooms and 27 suites - including 11 family suites -, divided into four floors with four different styles of accommodation: Scandinavian with light wood and whitewashed walls, lodges of the American great white north with dark wood and fur, Alpine chalet with honey tones and rustic furnishings, and contemporary like mountain lofts.

Their family suites include all commodities for children. There is also a well-stocked games room, as well as consoles and table football, and a kid's club during school holidays.

The hotel also has a ski shop where you can hire your material and buy accessories and clothes.

What's the place like?

The Pool

The hotel also offers a luxurious comfort zone and spa where guests can enjoy the jacuzzi, hammam, indoor swimming pool, or a range of beauty/relaxation treatments and a hair salon.

The Bar

The lounge bar in the hotel is a cultural haven with book-filled shelves, colourful paintings and unique sculptures. By the bar or in the spacious common room, the warm and intimate atmosphere beckons you in to relax and enjoy a cocktail from their long, creative list, and a snack.

The Restaurant

Although Val d'Isere has many fine restaurants, you will be spoilt for choice at the hotel's 3 fine restaurants - La Rôtisserie, Le Coin Savoyard and La Table de l'Ours, Val d'Isere's only Michelin-starred restaurant. If you fancy something lighter you can choose from a mouth-watering selection of homemade cakes and hot or cold drinks in the stylish lounge bar.

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.   

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

Reviews from the web:

  • "This is a classic ski lodge which is ideally located (not too close to the hustle & bustle of town, and yet right next to the piste), has great rooms, a nice spa, good restaurants, and most impressively (for France!) superb service." - Trip Advisor
  • "We've stayed at various highly rated hotels in Arosa, Courchevel, Zermatt, Grindlewald over the past few years and, without doubt, this is the best we've experienced. " - Trip Advisor

Booking Arrangements

Child policy

Children are welcome at this hotel.

All suites are stocked with child friendly toys and amenities, including bathrobes in their size. games consoles, pool table, and soccer tables are also available for older children.


  • Star Rating
  • 5 Star
  • Property Style
  • Chalet
  • Hotel
  • Special Breaks
  • Spa Breaks
  • Vibe / Atmosphere
  • Large / Groups


  • Outdoors
  • Balcony
  • Mountain views
  • Families & Kids
  • Children welcome
  • Creche
  • Family rooms
  • Spa / Fitness / Beauty
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Gym / Fitness area
  • Hammam / Steam-room
  • Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Pool (indoor)
  • Entertainment
  • Games available
  • Pool table
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • WiFi / Internet
  • Social Spaces
  • Restaurant
  • Creature Comforts
  • Iron & Ironing-board
  • Open fire
  • Ski / Boot room
  • Kitchen / Laundry
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Parking on property


  • Bookings for
  • Car hire
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Concierge
  • Flights
  • Lift Passes
  • Ski / Snowboard Hire
  • Transfers
  • Catering
  • Full-board
  • Half-board
  • Afternoon tea
  • Breakfast
  • Events
  • Conference Facilities
  • Transport
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Maid service
  • Room service


  • Open Seasons
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Address
  • Chemin des Carats
  • 73150