Hotel Koh-I Nor, Val Thorens

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The Koh-I Nor certainly doesn’t fit into the “chocolate box” style you’ll find so readily in Swiss and Austrian ski resorts. The architecture plays on the name, “koh-i-nor” being Persian for “mountain of light”. Glass facades are a major feature of the design, giving a light atmosphere to the interior w... + more
Alf Alderson, Evening Standard
5 out of 5
Only just opened in recent weeks, the five-star Koh-i Nor is the highest hotel in Europe, nestled among the Alpine summits at 2,300 meters above sea level. The hotel is an architectural gem, faceted like a diamond with supersize bay windows, which bathe every corner in light. And this is how the hotel gained it... + more
Christelle Baillet & Charlotte Sutherland-Hawes, Vogue Paris
5 out of 5
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Package - what's included - what's included & available - what's included plus available extras - what's included & what extras are available

Accommodation
Half Board
Flights Included
Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Location - where is Hotel Koh-I Nor

· ski-in, ski-out · at the top of the resort · 10 minutes' walk downhill to the resort centre · free hotel shuttle bus on request (8am - 11pm)


Overview - hotel description - Hotel Koh-I Nor description

The stunning Koh-I Nor is quite literally the height of luxury in Val Thorens – at 2,364m, it’s the highest 5 star hotel in Europe. The hotel is named for the 105-carat diamond set into the crown of Queen Elizabeth, and means ‘Mountain of Light’ in Persian.

The architects certainly took this title to heart – huge windows are the common theme throughout the hotel, letting in streams on natural light and allowing for the most amazing mountain views. The hotel is completed to an exceptionally high standard, with the perfect balance between style, luxury and comfort. Each of the 63 rooms is beautifully cosy with modern touches like free WiFi and a Nespresso coffee maker – not to mention a spacious private balcony.

Mealtimes are a real highlight at the Koh-I Nor. You’ll have the choice of three top-class restaurants – enjoy a superb 5-course meal in L’Atelier d’Eric, or swap this for a credit towards a meal in the fantastic Le Diamant Noir restaurant, run by Michelin-starred chef Eric Samson, or La Cave restaurant. In the evenings, curl up in front of the fire in the bar, or sit out on the panoramic terrace and soak up the views.

If you’re after some proper pampering, spend some time in the beautiful spa – it’s got two swimming pools, a whirlpool, sauna, hammam, salt wall, ice fountain, experience showers and relaxation zone – plus a full menu of treatments and massages.

Families are also well looked after at the Koh-I Nor. Kids will love the games rooms and can choose from dedicated menus in the restaurants and bar. For infants, there’s a pre-bookable Baby Pack with all the equipment you need.

If you do manage to tear yourself away from the comforts of the hotel, you’ll step right out onto the slopes - the Koh-I Nor is ski-in, ski-out.


Facilities - Hotel Koh-I Nor features

· L'Atelier d'Eric restaurant · La Cave restaurant · Le Diamant Noir restaurant · bar and lounge with open fire and panoramic terrace · spa with two pools, sauna, hammam, whirlpool, salt wall, ice fountain, relaxation zone and fitness room (under 15s not allowed after 5pm) · extra charge for massages and beauty treatments · games room · ski shop · ski room with lockers · free WiFi · 63 rooms


Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

All rooms have a satellite TV, WiFi, hairdryer, coffee maker, minibar and safe.

Twin or double room - sleeps 2: north-facing room with twin beds or double bed, private bath, WC and balcony.

Twin or double room - sleeps 2: twin beds or double bed, private bath , WC and balcony.

Superior twin or double room - sleeps 2-3: north-facing room with twin beds or double bed, single folding bed, private bath, WC and balcony.

Superior twin or double room - sleeps 2-3: twin beds or double bed, single folding bed, private bath, WC and balcony.

An optional Baby Pack is available for an extra charge (approx. €20 per night) and includes a cot with sleeping bag, bath, bath thermometer, changing mat and bottle warmer. Pushchairs are available from reception.


Meals - food and drink in Hotel Koh-I Nor

· breakfast · 3-course evening meal taken in L'Atelier d'Eric restaurant · evening meals can be swapped for a credit to use in Le Diamand Noir restaurant or La Cave (€35 per adult and €15 per child up to 12 years)

We update Hotel Koh-I Nor'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 - hotel dates & departure airports - Hotel Koh-I Nor dates & departure airports

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Sat 15 Dec 201815/12/18
available Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff
Fri 21 Dec 201821/12/18
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Sat 22 Dec 201822/12/18
£2130£2098
Fri 28 Dec 201828/12/18
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Sat 29 Dec 201829/12/18
£3431£3285
Fri 04 Jan 201904/01/19
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Sat 05 Jan 201905/01/19
£2108£2107
Fri 11 Jan 201911/01/19
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£1522
Fri 18 Jan 201918/01/19
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£1582£1577
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£2018£1998
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Fri 08 Feb 201908/02/19
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Sat 09 Feb 201909/02/19
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Fri 15 Mar 201915/03/19
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Sat 06 Apr 201906/04/19
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This package holiday to Hotel Koh-I Nor in Val Thorens, France departs Saturday 12th January 2019, for a 7 night stay on a "half board" 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 Thorens - about holidays in Val Thorens - about ski holidays in Val Thorens - about ski holidays in Val Thorens France

Highest resort in Europe Top of the world's biggest interlinked ski area Foodie Favourite Off-slope activities galore

This is Europe's highest resort, with incredible views of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps and fantastic connections to the rest of the enormous Three Valleys. Holidays here are perfect for varied and snow-sure terrain in a laid back, friendly atmosphere. If you're early or late in the season, or in a year with poor snowfall, this place will give you some of the best conditions in the Alps!

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Families Snow Sure Non skiers

Val Thorens webcam

Snow Report: Top 320cm, Bottom 220cm

Snow Forecast: 5cm expected this week

Snow History: April average depth 159.83cm

Val Thorens trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Chambéry (CMF)112km 1h 35
Grenoble (GNB)200km, 2h 15
Geneva (GVA)160km, 2h 30
Region:France, Alps.
First opened:1971

Val Thorens lift pass price last reported as €208 (Adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Hotel Koh-I Nor.
Night skiing: Torch lit descents available
Val Thorens has N, NE, NW, S facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing November - May.

Town altitude: 2300m
Top of slopes: 3200m
Bottom of piste: 1800m
Vertical drop: 1,430m
Total length of trails:140km
Longest piste:5km
2300m at the top of the Three Valleys, VT is the highest ski resort in Europe and part of the biggest linked ski area on the planet. While it’s a place for people who above all else, love to ski, you’ll also find some of the country’s best après including the legendary Folie Douce, as well as weird and wonderful activities like the 1300m Tyrolienne zipwire. Olde worlde gallic charm it isn’t, but skiers will wake up to find some of the best snow in the Alps literally on their doorstep, and the views over ...
At the summit of the largest ski area in the world and bordering the Vanoise National Park, this is a spectacular place to ski and board. Beginners are well catered for on nursery slopes by the Rond Point des Pistes, where the magic carpets often don't require a lift pass. Kids will love the Junior Park, while the Musaraigne and Campagnols runs in the beginner’s area and the new Deux Combes green are perfect to practice on. With a bit more confidence, take the Pionniers or Plein Sud chairs for some lovely lon...
The après ski here easily rivals other top resorts in the Alps. If you haven't already had the Folie Douce experience, head just under the Plein Sud lifts where the “dancefloor on top of the world” is heaving from 3pm. Another place to party is Bar 360 at the end of the blue Moraine run, which always has live music and cheaper plonk. Back in town, Rue de Gebroulaz is a hub of lively bars where O’Connells is the local Irish pub and the Frog and Roastbeef is a long-time favourite of Brits (if you can drink the...

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"Diamond white: the new five-star Koh-I Nor in Val Thorens"

Alf Alderson, Evening Standard
5/ out of 5
The Koh-I Nor certainly doesn’t fit into the “chocolate box” style you’ll find so readily in Swiss and Austrian ski resorts. The architecture plays on the name, “koh-i-nor” being Persian for “mountain of light”. Glass facades are a major feature of the design, giving a light atmosphere to the interior which is helped by the fact you’re looking down on the rest of the resort and out across the huge snowy bowl and surrounding mountains that you came here to ski. Each of the 63 rooms has a large balcony from which to remind yourself of this. And just because the hotel is a stone, glass and steel structure rather than a cutesy Heidi-hole doesn’t mean it hasn’t got a certain impressive charm as you approach, especially at night when the glass is lit up to glitter and sparkle like — well, like the diamond it is named after. The Koh-I Nor was clearly built with the kind of enthusiastic skier who is naturally drawn towards Val Thorens very much in mind. The boot room and ski lockers exit straight onto the slopes and you can grab a handful of mini-chocolate bars and sweets from bowls on the tables as you leave so you’ve got an instant energy hit when the legs and lungs start to flag. When the skiing is over there’s an 800-sq-metre spa with two swimming pools, sauna, hammam, salt wall and ice fountain — all as bright and airy as the rest of the hotel. I can also recommend the massages — I had a 30-minute neck and back massage after a painful wipeout whilst skiing off the side of the pistes in bad visibility, and really did feel that the aches and pains had eased when I came out. There’s little need to leave the hotel once you’re back from skiing either, since one of the two in house restaurants run by Michelin two-star chef, Yoann Conte, is among the best in the Three Valleys. Conte has stiff competition though — the Restaurant Jean Sulpice off the side of the blue Plein Sud piste also has two Michelin stars and amongst other things serves up the finest dessert I’ve ever tasted, an apple meringue with mountain honey and liquorice; the main course of venison in beetroot and gentian root sauce wasn’t bad either… The purists may not get on with the resort’s modern utilitarian architecture, but while the Koh-I Nor “modern” has also become visually interesting, and when you’re hooning down your favourite run — which for me is what skiing is all about — who cares what the resort looks like? (From: Evening Standard “Diamond white: the new five-star Koh-I Nor in Val Thorens”, 09/04/14)

"Mountain Spas"

Christelle Baillet & Charlotte Sutherland-Hawes, Vogue Paris
5/ out of 5
Only just opened in recent weeks, the five-star Koh-i Nor is the highest hotel in Europe, nestled among the Alpine summits at 2,300 meters above sea level. The hotel is an architectural gem, faceted like a diamond with supersize bay windows, which bathe every corner in light. And this is how the hotel gained its name; Koh-i Nor is Persian for mountain of light. After a long day exerting yourself on the slopes, make your way to one of the picturesque spa cabins of the ultra-luxurious Valmont spa, to rescue skin from the cold and bring hair back to life after a day confined to a helmet. The snow break of your dreams. (From: Vogue Paris "Mountain Spas" by Christelle Baillet, translated by Charlotte Sutherland-Hawes)
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