Megève has no fewer than nine exceptionally stylish five-star hotels, mostly built in chalet-style. But there’s a wide range of other more affordable accommodation too. Newly opened for 21/22 was 60-room Mamie Megève, a former tourist residence, offering old-style comfort with both doubles and family rooms available.
Three minutes walk from the town centre and the gondola to the slopes, the furnishings for Grange d’Arly’s 22 rooms have been individually and carefully chosen. It is built in chalet-style, prettily lit at night and makes a lot of use of local wood inside as well as out. There’s a cosy bar and sitting area with a log fire. The restaurant specialises in traditional Savoyard food including fondues and raclette.
Chalet St Georges
A beautiful and central four-star with 19 lovely rooms and five suites. The whole hotel, including the rooms and two cosy lounges, is sumptuously and quirkily furnished with antiques from the Savoie region and also from Austria and the welcome is warm. Its La Table de Trappeur restaurant serves good value traditional French cuisine. It also has a sauna and treatments are available by appointment.
Au Coin du Feu
A restaurant with rooms near the resort centre, the three-star Au Coin du Feu renovated its third floor for 21/22 with rooms which pay tribute to 1930s Megève architect Henry Jacques Le Même. It has family bedrooms and suites as well as standard doubles, plus treatments and massages in the wellness area. Chef Marvin Lance oversees evening dining at its Le Saint-Nicolas restaurant.
Au Vieux Moulin
Woody chalet-style 3-star in the centre of the resort. Its 43 rooms span the range from singles to family rooms, triples and one suite. Décor varies but all are comfortably furnished and many have wooden ceilings or floors. Its Le Restaunome restaurant offers a mixture of traditional French dishes and spicier options such as Mulligatawny soup and rack of lamb with exotic spices. The comfy sofas and chairs in the lounge area are welcoming, as is the bar. The Beauty area offers treatments and includes a sauna.
Coeur de Megève
As the name implies, this ‘luxury lifestyle boutique hotel’ is right in the heart of Megève’s pedestrianised centre. The 39 smartly modernised rooms and suites range from cosy 15sqm singles, through 20 to 25sqm comfort and superior rooms to 35 to 48sqm suites. Most have balconies or terraces and many views over the river. There’s a splendid heated and covered terrace with comfy sofas for apres-ski plus a cocktail bar, lounge and restaurant. The spa offers a wide range of treatments and has a sauna.
Fer à Cheval
This central five-star hotel is rustic chic at its best, combining luxury with authentic Savoie charm. Its rooms and suites are sumptuous and individually designed with a lovely wood and stone décor and no-expense-spared furnishings. Le Traditionnel restaurant offers beautiful and woody surroundings and an inventive, delicious and sophisticated cuisine. L’Alpage is a cosy alternative serving typical Savoyard dishes such as fondue and raclette. The fabulous wellness area has an indoor pool and jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.
Book it: From €217 pp/pn, booked direct.
Flocons de Sel
This handful of luxurious rooms and suites on the upper reaches of the village has five-star Relais & Chateau status. Plus there’s a new chalet Les Allobroges, set over three floors, in the centre of the village and perfect for an indulgent stay with family or friends. The Flocons de Sel’s restaurant has three Michelin stars. The wellness area has an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, relaxation room and an outdoor hot tub on the terrace. Plus there are plenty of spa treatments available.
Les Fermes de Marie
The five-star Fermes de Marie is a small, luxurious hamlet of nine beautiful chalet-style buildings set a few minutes outside the town centre. They were once old farm buildings and were painstakingly reconstructed using the original wood and stone materials. The 70 rooms and suites come in all sorts of sizes and are individually designed and furnished with gorgeous antiques. The wellness facilities are top-notch with an indoor pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, three types of sauna, a steam room, a gym and 17 rooms for spa treatments. Of the three restaurants, one serves traditional French dishes, another specialises in fondues and the third in dishes which include truffles.
This was the first Four Seasons of a planned chain in the Alps and opened in 2017. Situated right on the slopes near the foot of Mont d’Arbois, it brings typical modern Four Seasons chic to this traditional resort. Its 55 varied rooms and suites are furnished in smart modern style. Restaurants include one serving Michelin standard haute-cuisine, another Savoyard specialities and another Japanese fusion. There’s an indoor-outdoor pool, sauna and steam room. Plus there’s a ‘Kids Kingdom’ with supervision at set times.
Booking.com rates above are guide prices per person per night, please note that packages can differ across accommodation. Please check the properties’ websites for further information on what’s included.