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4.0 out of 5 based on 5 reviews
We had a good week! It’s all about the snow and we had a good amount of that. The Chalet Hotel Ducs de Savoie was fine, bedrooms were basic but that’s what you get in 3 star accommodation. The service was superb – they couldn’t do enough for you and we found the food to be very good. Location was fantastic,... + more
Cholty, Hampshire
4 out of 5
This holiday surpassed our expectations, thanks to the effort made by the staff to ensure everything was seamless. The food has been of a really high quality for adults and children alike. + more
Friar family
4 out of 5
Our favourite holiday for sure. All the child care staff and Snow Rangers took such good care of our children. The food was fantastic. You all work so hard to make our first family ski holiday so memorable. Thank you for giving us amazing family time and husband and wife time. + more
Crookes family
4 out of 5
I was nervous coming as a single parent but knew the childcare would mean I could still enjoy my holiday. All the way through my nerves were dispelled and staff took time to help when needed it. I couldn't be more grateful for their contribution to the success of my first solo holiday with the boys. You have al... + more
Ratledge family
4 out of 5
All of the staff were excellent very friendly and efficient, the food was exceptional well presented. I would definitely come back. + more
Johnson family
4 out of 5
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Accommodation
Catered Chalet
Flights Included
Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Overview - chalet description - Chalet Hotel Ducs de Savoie description

NB: Next year chalet catering will be 5 nights catered not 6, for winter 2018/2019 (i.e. guests eat out 2 nights, if staying in this property).

NB: This is a "family" chalet, so all bookings must include at least one child or teenager.

The popular Chalet Hotel Ducs de Savoie is in the very heart of Val d'Isère and has been extended to offer some additional rooms and suites. Traditionally appointed with warm wood tones, and with a great choice of family bedroom options, the accommodation here is simple yet fulfils the needs of young families.

'Location, location, location!'

Situated right in the very heart of Val d'Isère, yet set back from the main thoroughfare, the hotel nestles in a side street, close to the pedestrianised area and affords easy access to the centre, the main ski-lifts, the children's nursery ski area and all the resort facilities.

Ski Area Access

Skiers only need to stroll about 320m from the hotel to reach Val d'Isère's three main high-speed lifts and access this fabulous ski area.
The 10-person Solaise Gondola, complete with heated seats and WiFi goes straight to the reshaped Solaise peak, in only seven minutes, from where a choice of lifts and runs fans out, including the connections across to the Le Fornet area and the superb snow of the Pissaillas Glacier.

There's also some additional beginner slopes, for all ages, right at the top of the Solaise gondola and a stylish Day Lodge with café, bar, games area and kids corner, complete with sun terraces and a picnic area so everyone can enjoy the spectacular views.

Alternatively, choose either the Bellevarde Express chair or the Olympique gondola to access the Rocher de Bellevarde, with its long cruising runs down to La Daille, and the connections across the Tovière ridge to the wonders of Tignes.

Yet more options are offered by the resort's excellent free ski bus, which stops just 30m from the Ducs de Savoie, and will take you to Le Fornet or La Daille for an alternative starting point.

At the end of your ski day, pistes from both the Bellevarde and the Solaise sides of the valley run back to the same base area, giving you the choice of the short walk back to the Ducs de Savoie, or Val d'Isère's wonderful selection of inviting cafés and bars for a relaxing après ski drink.

Comfortable Hotel Facilities

The lounge/bar is on the ground floor and is an ideal spot for relaxing over afternoon tea or pre-dinner drinks, whilst the spacious dining area has a light and contemporary ambience with striking art panels to inspire you.

Our dedicated Nursery is situated on the fifth floor and offers spacious play areas as well as a quiet sleep room. Snow Club has its own room, on the lower ground floor, for all its indoor fun.

Our staff provide a hot and cold buffet breakfast, afternoon tea and adult-only Culinary Choice evening meals, whilst our Baby-Listening/Child-Patrol, running until 11pm, allows parents to relax in good company over coffee after dining. Children's high tea is served at 5.30pm and supervised by our staff until 6pm.

Here we offer a range of comfortable family rooms, from twins and triples to family rooms and suites,so all family sizes are catered for, whether you're two parents and an infant or a larger family of six. The third bed in all triple and quad rooms is similar to a top bunk or cabin bed, with a wardrobe beneath, and is situated in the entrance hallway of the room. (This bed is more suitable for children over six years old.) The fourth bed in quad rooms is a put-up-bed. All bedrooms have flatscreen TV/DVD (with UK channels) so bring your favourite DVDs.


Families - any extra notes for parents with children

  • Nursery 17 weeks - 40 months In Chalet Hotel
  • Snow Club 3 - 8 years In Chalet Hotel
  • Cocoa Clubs
    • Mini Cocoa Club 3 - 5 years In Chalet Hotel
    • Cocoa Club 6 - 12 years In Chalet Hotel
    • Cocoa Club Plus 8 - 12 years In Chalet Hotel
  • Children’s Ski Lessons 3 - 12 years offering a wide range of ski classes and activities
  • Strict signing-in/out procedures for all ages whenever responsibility for children passes between staff or ski instructors and parents
  • Guided Ski Fun 6 - 12 years afternoon groups
  • Snow Club fun 40 months + for children over nursery age

Ski Childcare & Children’s Ski Lessons

We have led the childcare concept for UK families on skiing holidays for the last 35 years and our programme is constantly reviewed and refined, with previous guest feedback always the key element in further enhancing the experience.

For parents, Classic Childcare means being able to leave your accommodation after breakfast to head for the first lifts, only needing to return after the last one shuts. We look after your children completely throughout the ski day if you wish.

While the babies and toddlers go to our Nursery, staff take the older ones to our partner ski-school, collect them, give them lunch, run activities to keep them happy and stimulated and then take them back to their chalets for their high tea, giving you our super-convenient ‘Seamless Service’ throughout the day.

Why Choose us?

  • 35 years experience as the UK’s leading family ski specialist
  • The biggest choice of childcare services in skiing
  • Flexible childcare options, from half-days up to our 'Seamless Service' from 9am-6pm
  • Strict ratios of nannies to children in all our Nurseries
  • All nannies properly qualified and English-speaking
  • All childcare staff are subject to the new Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Check (formerly the 'CRB' check) in line with the UK's legal requirements for anyone working regularly and closely with children.
  • All appropriate childcare and catering staff trained to the City & Guilds Level 2 in Food Safety or equivalent
  • Strict signing-in/out procedures for all ages whenever responsibility for children passes between staff or ski instructors and parents
  • Exclusive ski classes, with the best English-speaking instructors
  • Maximum 8 children in a class, and only 6 per class for 3-4 year-olds
  • Guided Ski Fun afternoon groups
  • Family Ski Guiding on your last day
  • FREE evening Baby-Listening/ Child Patrol Service every night in all our Chalet Hotels, Xtra Chalets and larger chalets, and in all properties on our staff’s one night off per week

Facilities - Chalet Hotel Ducs de Savoie features

  • Prime location in the resort, set back from main road in resort centre
  • Main ski lifts all within approx. 4 minutes' walk (320m)
  • Childrens' ski area approx. 4 minutes' walk (320m)
  • Comfortable and spacious family suites and bedrooms, all with en suite bath, separate WC and many with balcony
  • All bedrooms have TVs/DVDs with UK channels available
  • Attractive dining-room
  • Reception and lounge/bar with Wifi
  • Dedicated Nursery and Snow Club rooms
  • Lift to all floors except the fifth
  • Chalet Hotel catering with wine included
  • Children's high tea served at 5.30pm
  • Family Dining option for children aged 8 and above
  • 4-course dinners including apéritif, choice of wines, coffee, and featuring our Chalet Hotel choice of menu
  • FREE Baby-Listening/Child-Patrol 7.30-10.30pm

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

  • FIRST FLOOR

    Room 101, Sleeps 2-3, Twin/triple (bath/wc)

    Rooms 102, 104, Sleep 2-4, Double/triple/quad (bath/wc/balcony)-see our Additional Information below on third and fourth bed types

    Room 103, Sleeps 2-3, Twin/triple (bath/wc/balcony)

    Room 105, Sleeps 2, Twin (bath/wc/balcony)

    Room 106, Sleeps 2-4, Double/triple/quad (bath/wc)-see our Additional Information below on third and fourth bed types

    Room 107, Sleeps 2-3, Twin/triple(bath/wc)

    Suite 108, Sleeps 4-6, Small suite entrance hall with doors to a) twin/triple/quad (bath/wc) b) double (bath/wc)-see our Additional Information below on third and fourth bed types-

    Suite 11*, Sleeps 4-5, Double bedroom with balcony and separate lounge area with 2 single sofa beds, balcony & single bed in alcove near entrance (bath/wc)

    Room 12*, Sleeps 2-3, Twin beds and single bed in alcove near entrance (bath/wc)

    Room 13*, Sleeps 4, Twin beds and two single beds in alcove area near entrance (bath/wc)

    Rooms 12 & 13 combine to make Suite 12, sleeping 6-7, as both rooms lead off from a private corridor with door. *Rooms in the new extension ; add £10 to basic adult price.

  • SECOND FLOOR

    Rooms 201, 203, 207, Sleep 2-3, Twin/triple (bath/wc)

    Room 202, Sleeps 2-4, Double/triple/quad (bath/wc)-see our Additional Information below on third and fourth bed types

    Room 204, Sleeps 2-4, Double/triple/quad (bath/wc/balcony)-see our Additional Information below on third and fourth bed types

    Room 205, Sleeps 2, Double (bath/wc/balcony)

    Room 206, Sleeps 2-4, Double/triple/quad (bath/wc)-see our Additional Information below on third and fourth bed types

    Suite 208, Sleeps 4-6, Small suite entrance hall with doors to a) twin/triple/quad (bath/wc) and b) double (bath/wc)-see our Additional Information below on third and fourth bed types

    Room 22*, Sleeps 2-3, Twin beds and single bed in alcove area near entrance (bath/wc)

    Room 23*, Sleeps 2-3, Twin beds and single bed in alcove area near entrance (bath/wc)

    Suite 21*, Sleeps 4-5, Double bedroom with balcony and separate lounge area with 2 single sofa beds, balcony & single bed in alcove near the entrance (bath/wc)

    Rooms 22 & 23 combine to make Suite 22, sleeping 4-6, as both rooms lead off from a private corridor with door. *Rooms in the new extension; add £10 to the basic adult price.

  • THIRD FLOOR

    Room 301, Sleeps 2-3, Twin/triple (bath/wc/balcony)

    Room 302, Sleeps 2-4, Double/triple/quad (bath/wc/balcony)-see our Additional Information below on third and fourth bed types

    Room 303, Sleeps 2-3, Double/triple (bath/wc/balcony)

    Room 304, Sleep 4-5, Twin/triple (bath/wc/balcony), with double bed on mezzanine level

    Room 305, Sleeps 2-4, Twin (bath/wc/balcony) with double bed on mezzanine level

    Room 307, Sleeps 2-4, Twin/triple/quad (bath/wc)-see our Additional Information below on third and fourth bed types

    Suite 308, Sleeps 4-6, Small suite entrance hall with doors to a) twin/triple/quad (bath/wc) and b) double (bath/wc)-see our Additional Information below on third and fourth bed types

    Suite 31*, Sleeps 4-6, Double bedroom with balcony and separate lounge area with 2 single sofa beds, balcony & single bed & put-u-up bed on a mezzanine (bath/wc)

    Room 32*, Sleeps 3-4, Twin beds and single bed and sofa bed on a mezzanine (bath/wc)

    Room 33*, Sleeps 4-5, Twin beds and single bed in alcove area near entrance, mezzanine with single bed & sofa bed (bath/wc)

    Rooms 32 & 33 combine to make Suite 32, sleeping 7-9, as both rooms lead off from a private corridor with door. *Rooms in the new extension; add £10 to the basic adult price.

  • FOURTH FLOOR

    Room 401, Sleeps 2-3, Twin/triple (bath/wc/balcony)

    Room 402, Sleeps 2-4, Double/triple/quad(bath/wc/balcony)-see our Additional Information below on third and fourth bed types

    Suite 403, Sleeps 4-7, Small suite entrance hall with doors to a) double/triple/quad (bath/wc/balcony, and b) twin/triple (bath/wc/balcony)-see our Additional Information below on third and fourth bed types

    Suite 405, Sleeps 4-6, Small suite entrance hall with doors to a) double/triple/quad (bath/wc/balcony), and b) twin/triple (bath/wc)-see our Additional Information below on third and fourth bed types

  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    All rooms and suites will take a cot.
    Third bed: as this is similar to a single top bunk or cabin bed, we suggest it is only suitable for children over 6 years, however parents have the final decision on this.
    The fourth bed in all the following suites/rooms is a put-u-up bed if required: 102, 104, 106, 108, 202, 204, 206, 208, 302, 307, 308, 402, 403, & 405 .
    Supps p.p.p.n: Suites £6.50; Balcony £3.50; Rooms/Suites 101-110, 205 & 206 have no supplement.
    Please enquire from our Reservations Team which bedrooms are adjacent to each other for family/friend co-location should you require this.


Meals - food and drink in Chalet Hotel Ducs de Savoie

Winter 2017/18 Cuisine

We set high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively before the season starts, to ensure that guests will enjoy every meal.

Breakfast

In all our properties breakfast is served buffet-style with a selection of cold options including a choice of cereals or porridge, cold meats, cheese and preserves, and bread (and croissants in France) fruit juices, tea and coffee and a cooked breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs and beans.

On the one staff night off per week, a breakfast is served as a buffet in our Chalet Hotels.

Piste Picnics

Our Chalet Hotel teams can also prepare a packed lunch for you on request, at a small local charge.

Afternoon Tea

Every day, apart from the one staff day off, a home-baked cake and tea and coffee making facilities are laid out for you to help yourself when you return from the slopes.

In all our Chalet Hotels, we also prepare a homemade soup and a savoury treat to accompany the sweet ones.

Chalet Hotel Meals

High Tea at 5:30pm is served as a 2 course evening meal to all children up to 7 years old (and to 8-12 year olds if preferred). Parents are asked to accompany their children under 3, whilst 3-12 year olds are supervised by our childcare team.

Adult dinner at 7:30pm begins with canapés with a prosecco apéritif, followed by a choice of appetiser, main course and either dessert or local cheese, accompanied by a choice of red, white and rose wine, and culminating with tea or coffee.

Adults (and any children aged 8 and over joining the adults) are asked to choose their starter and main course at breakfast time, and there's always a vegetarian daily option too. Please note that children will be eating the adult menu choices if they choose to eat at 7.30pm.

Dinner on staff day off for all guests

On the staff night(s) off you and your family have the opportunity to eat out in one of the local restaurants. Our staff will be happy to help with recommendations and bookings if you wish. If you would prefer, you can always order in a takeaway pizza, and have a relaxing evening in.

Special Diets

We always prepare a vegetarian main course in our Chalet Hotels and can cater for vegetarians staying in both our Xtra and regular chalets, as well as any other specific dietary requirements in all our properties, if we are advised in advance.

Special diets can be accommodated at a cost of £35 per person per week. Please notify us of your dietary needs at the time of booking.

Children’s High Tea

High Tea provides children under 13 with a healthy menu, but tailored more towards children’s tastes than our main adult dinner, and puréed food is also always available for infants on request. Parents are asked to accompany their children under 36 months at High Tea please, whilst children from 3-12 years will be supervised by staff.

Winter 2018/19 Cuisine

Our staff prepare and serve breakfast, afternoon tea and a 3 course evening meal including wine and coffee, on five days a week, representing great value for money in any ski resort and giving you more precious time as a family. The staff nights off give you a chance to sample some of the delicious local restaurants an ensure that you don’t leave The Alps without your fill of Weiner Schnitzel or Fondue! Our baby listening service ensures that you can enjoy your meal out without worry.

We set high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively before the season starts, to ensure that you will enjoy every meal.

Breakfast

In all our properties breakfast is served buffet-style with a selection of cold options including a choice of cereals or porridge, cold meats, cheese and preserves, and bread (an croissants in France) fruit juices, tea and coffee and a cooked breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs and beans.

On the two staff nights off per week, a breakfast is served as a buffet in our Chalet Hotels.

Piste Picnics

Our Chalet Hotel teams can also prepare a packed lunch for you on request, at a small local charge.

Afternoon Tea

Every day, apart from two one staff days off, a home-baked cake and tea and coffee making facilities are laid out for you to help yourself when you return from the slopes.

We also prepare a homemade soup and a savoury treat to accompany the sweet ones.

Christmas & New Year Celebrations

All our chalets and Chalet Hotels offer traditional fare for Christmas dinner, with roast turkey and all the trimmings, Christmas pudding, mince pies, crackers, party hats and of course a pre-dinner glass of Champagne plus a lively, fun atmosphere for all the family.

This is the one meal that all families share together regardless of children’s ages, so in some properties the dining tables can be quite crowded, but this adds to the festive ambience of all celebrating together!

A special festive menu followed by Champagne is also served on New Year’s Eve, but this is for adults only (and those aged 13+ of course), unless you are staying in a Family Dining chalet.

Staff Day/Night Off

Once a week for 2017/18 and twice a week for 2018/19, you have an opportunity to eat out and enjoy a local Alpine Restaurant on our staff's day(s) off. Don't forget, you can still take advantage of our free Baby-Listening/Child Patrol Service on this evening.For the 2017/18 season.

NB: Next year chalet catering will be 5 nights catered not 6, for winter 2018/2019 (i.e. guests eat out 2 nights, if staying in this property).

We update Chalet Hotel Ducs de Savoie's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

Availability - dates & airports - dates & departure airports - chalet dates & departure airports - Chalet Hotel Ducs de Savoie dates & departure airports

Price per person with: Prices shown are per person based on: Prices shown are per person based on: The prices shown here are per person and based on the following criteria:
Sun 16 Dec 201816/12/18
£675£604
Sun 23 Dec 201823/12/18
available Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, Southampton, Without Flights
Sun 30 Dec 201830/12/18
£1379£1299
Sun 06 Jan 201906/01/19
£739£689
Sun 13 Jan 201913/01/19
Sold Out 
Sun 20 Jan 201920/01/19
£729
Sun 27 Jan 201927/01/19
Sold Out 
Sun 03 Feb 201903/02/19
Sold Out 
Sun 10 Feb 201910/02/19
available Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, Southampton, Without Flights
Sun 17 Feb 201917/02/19
£1785£1649
Sun 24 Feb 201924/02/19
£1019£969
Sun 03 Mar 201903/03/19
£879£829
Sun 10 Mar 201910/03/19
Sold Out 
Sun 17 Mar 201917/03/19
£799
Sun 24 Mar 201924/03/19
£784£769
Sun 31 Mar 201931/03/19
£1089£1009
Sun 07 Apr 201907/04/19
£1269£1189
Sun 14 Apr 201914/04/19
available Gatwick, Manchester, Without Flights
This package holiday to Chalet Hotel Ducs de Savoie in Val d'Isere, France departs Sunday 28th January 2018, for a 7 night stay on a "catered chalet" board basis. A local tourist tax (Taxe de Sejour or Kurtaxe) is levied by many councils in European ski resorts. It varies by standard and type of accommodation and is age dependent, so not everyone is charged. It's not included in the basic price of your holiday and is usually paid locally. For reference, the average charged in winter 15/16 was between 50p and £2 per person, per night.
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Resort - about Val d'Isere - about holidays in Val d'Isere - about ski holidays in Val d'Isere - about ski holidays in Val d'Isere France

½ of Espace Killy Fantastic après Traditional chocolate box village Skiable glacier

Ski never-ending pistes and powder, ogle at colossal peaks and cosy Savoie architecture, then end the day with some of the world's most wild and wonderful après ski. Val d'Isere is considered by many to be the best ski resort on earth, and we’re inclined to agree.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Families Groups Non skiers Catered Chalets

Val d'Isere webcam

Snow Report: Top 360cm, Bottom 225cm

Snow Forecast: 2cm expected this week

Snow History: April average depth 139.5cm

Val d'Isere trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Chambéry (CMF)145km, 1h45
Geneva (GVA)180km, 2h40
Grenoble (GNB)210km 2h50
Region:France, Alps.
First opened:1934

Val d'Isere lift pass price last reported as €225 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet Hotel Ducs de Savoie.
Night skiing: Yes, every Thursday
Val d'Isere has NSEW facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing October - May.

Town altitude: 1,850m
Top of slopes: 3,300m
Bottom of piste: 1,550m
Vertical drop: 1,900m
Total length of trails:150km
Longest piste:10km (Tignes)
In France's Rhone Alp region, Val d'Isere (pronounce it: val de saire/sare/ser) makes up half of Espace Killy which is widely thought of as one of the most brilliant and beautiful ski areas in the world. In keeping with the attractiveness of its surroundings, the resort itself is a compilation of alpine hamlets made up of cosy wood and stone chalets. With the original village dating back to the 13th century and eye-catching church steeple at its centre, the whole place is truly oozing alpine charm. And while dre...
In Val d'Isere you'll be skiing in the tracks of some of the world's greatest skiers. Olympic medallists Marielle and Christine Goitschel learned to ski there, not to mention triple gold winner Jean-Claude Killy, after whom the wider ski area is named. As an indication of its premier status, the resort has hosted championships including the 1992 Olympics the World Alpine Ski Championships in 2009, along with the World Cup every December. If some of the best skiers in history have learned here, beginners can...
Famed for its après ski, you're unlikely to have a dull evening in Val. The resort has 4 nightclubs including the legendary Dicks T Bar (open from 4pm - 5am). Living up to its name, you'll experience ‘sweet madness' at Le Folie Douce, which boasts some of the best après ski in Europe. “Bananas” is another favourite, well known for its fantastic cocktails and convenient slope-side location. In Val d'Isere's 92 restaurants, you'll find dishes to suit all tastes from traditional Savoyarde indulgence to Marga...

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"A good week in Val"

Cholty, Hampshire
4/ out of 5
We had a good week! It’s all about the snow and we had a good amount of that. The Chalet Hotel Ducs de Savoie was fine, bedrooms were basic but that’s what you get in 3 star accommodation. The service was superb – they couldn’t do enough for you and we found the food to be very good. Location was fantastic, smack bang in the middle of Val d’Isere. Lots of children running around, it’s very much a chalet hotel for families.

"Surpassed Expectations"

Friar family
4/ out of 5
This holiday surpassed our expectations, thanks to the effort made by the staff to ensure everything was seamless. The food has been of a really high quality for adults and children alike.

"had the best time"

Crookes family
4/ out of 5
Our favourite holiday for sure. All the child care staff and Snow Rangers took such good care of our children. The food was fantastic. You all work so hard to make our first family ski holiday so memorable. Thank you for giving us amazing family time and husband and wife time.

"Jan 2015"

Ratledge family
4/ out of 5
I was nervous coming as a single parent but knew the childcare would mean I could still enjoy my holiday. All the way through my nerves were dispelled and staff took time to help when needed it. I couldn't be more grateful for their contribution to the success of my first solo holiday with the boys. You have all been brilliant!

"Excellent staff"

Johnson family
4/ out of 5
All of the staff were excellent very friendly and efficient, the food was exceptional well presented. I would definitely come back.
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