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L'Hélios is a boutique hotel in the heart of the Three Valleys and its ski in/ski out location makes it the perfect base from which to explore the world's most extensive ski area.
The hotel's 18 soundproofed suites, all face south or south west to command views of the valley, the village and the peaks. The Luxury Junior Suite has a romantic air to it with plump pillows, cosy throws and comfy leather chairs whilst the Hélios Suite, with separate lounge area, is perfect for families.
Guests can enjoy the restaurant's take on Savoyard specialties in the understated dining room or south-facing terrace. Think foie gras, beef filet with truffles followed by apple and chestnut éclairs, all washed down by a fine wine pairing recommended by the chef.
The small number of suites means that warm, personal service is guaranteed, yet the facilities are befitting of a far larger hotel. The spa by Carita boasts an indoor pool with jet stream, steam bath and treatment rooms, while the private cinema's velvet seats are perfect for sinking into after a long day skiing.
With Les Trois Vallées on your door step (offering a multitude of ski slopes for beginners and pro's alike) there's no question that skiing fills the winter months but the hotel is a year round destination as, come summer, the valleys become a playground for avid hikers and bikers.
Why we love it
The Lounge Bar offers an array of fantastic French wines and its warm ambience make it the perfect place to park up (and warm up) post-ski.
Lucy G, Original Traveller