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Chalet Zannier is a thoroughly sophisticated boutique bolthole in the charming Alpine village of Megeve, just over an hour from Geneva.
Located across three chalets, there are just 12 bedrooms and suites (four suites, four junior suites and four bedrooms, to be precise), all of which have a balcony or terrace with views of the mountains and Megeve itself, and with king size beds. Most of the suites have fireplaces and two of them are designed as duplexes, so are ideal for families.
The décor throughout Chalet Zannier pairs understated, earthy tones and natural materials such as wooden coffee tables and stone fireplaces to create a sensation of effortless elegance. This feeling is only enhanced by the low-key but excellent service and complimentary add-ons such as local chauffeur service and pre-booking service for skis, ski passes and guides if required.
Breakfast and tea are included in the price, and come evening the lovely lounge bar is somewhere to congregate and enjoy cocktails or lighter meals. For a more substantial supper, upcoming chef Julien Burlat's La Ferme de mon Père restaurant specialises in fine French bistro-style dining.
It's all rather idyllic, and even more so thanks to the wellness spa which houses an indoor swimming pool, treatment rooms, sauna and hammam steam room in which to rest tired après-ski limbs.
Because you'll definitely feel like you've earned one of the chef's excellent French pastries after a hard day's skiing.
Harriet, Original Traveller