- Style Piste views and pine
- Setting Peaks of 1650
Set on Courchevel’s glamorous slopes, Portetta Hotel provides the kind of ski-in, ski-out setting that is the stuff of off-season dreams. With elegant interiors that boil alpine style down to its woodsy essence, this luxurious chalet is perfect for the connoisseurs who know their ‘champagne powder’ from their Dom Perignon.
Need to know
- Rooms 44, including six loft suites, plus three self-catering ski chalets in Courchevel.
- Rates Double rooms from $445.66 (€328), excluding tax at 7 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.65 per person per night on check-out.
- More details Rates include breakfast and dinner for hotel guests (breakfast only for loft guests), but not the daily tax of €1.65 for every adult.
- Facilities Ski shop, spa, gym, restaurants, bars, concierge, DVD library, games room, WiFi throughout. In rooms, flatscreen TV, minibars and L’Occitane bath products.
- Check–out 11am. Earliest check-in, 4pm; 5pm for loft suite guests.
Children Cots and extra beds can be provided for children under 11; it’s €30 a day for a cot, but the price for extra beds varies. With 24 hours’ notice, a babysitter can be arranged (roughly €15 an hour).
- Hotel closed The hotel is open in winter only, and generally closes between mid April and mid December.
- Also The hotel has two rooms adapted for wheelchair users.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Shell out the extra cash for a Piste View every time – these rooms are perfectly placed not only for mountain vistas, but spectacular sunrises, thanks to their perch in the sunniest patch of Courchevel. Book a loft if you fancy lots of open-plan space and your own roaring fire.
- Packing tips Don’t panic if you’ve left any gear behind: the hotel has its own ski shop.
- Also There’s a Darphin spa with three treatment rooms, a blue-tiled steam room, hammam and sauna, as well as a chill-out area with wicker beds to unwind on pre- or post-pampering; try a hydrating facial or the muscle-soothing post-sport massage.
Food and drink at Portetta
- Hotel restaurant Hearty Savoyard fare is on offer at the hotel’s wood-lined restaurant: fondue, tartiflette and amazing cheese plates to make sure you’re replacing all calories burnt on the slopes. At night, the twinkling lights of the valley and low-lighting up the romance levels. Food is also served outdoors, on Courchevel’s biggest terrace, no less, and in the Brasserie.
- Dress code Smart après-ski: cashmere and cable knits.
- Top table Fill up in between runs without even taking off your boots by sitting out in the Brasserie or Terrace. Indoors, go for a valley-facing window seat where you can watch the stars sparkle over the snow.
- Last orders Breakfast is served between 7.30am and 10am; have lunch from noon until 2.30pm and dinner between 7pm and 9pm. A snacks menu is served until 5pm. The bar shuts at 11pm.
- Room service None.
- Hotel bar The bar is open all day for vin chauds by the fire, cocktails and, if you’re lucky, live music – the hotel hosts regular gigs. There's also the outdoors Fire & Ice bar, lit by flaming torches and decorated with snuggly fur furnishings.