Hotel Koh-I Nor, Val Thorens

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5.0 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
We were initially concerned about a few poor reviews we'd seen, but we really couldn’t fault the hotel. The staff even helped to put our skis on in the morning for us! Quite a small hotel, which we loved, and the staff were very good. There was always a shuttle car outside ready for you, which would take ... + more
SB
5 out of 5
We had a great time. The staff were helpful and we had a really good time. As you’d expect in a hotel like this, the food was very good. We really like Val Thorens. The hotel position was great (ski in / ski out), it was super for us. + more
Anonymous
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
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
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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– From its location at the top of Val Thorens village (it’s in fact the most elevated 5* hotel in Europe!) you can be on the slopes as quickly as you can clip into your bindings.

Short stroll into town– Val Thorens is famed for the variety of bars, restaurants and entertainment on offer in such close proximity. You can be in the heart of the resort within a 10-minute stroll or using the on-demand, complimentary guest shuttle bus (8:30am – 10pm).

  • Town centre: 900m
  • Ski school: 450m
  • Ski lift: 650m
  • Piste: Ski In/Out
  • Bus stop: 350m

Overview: hotel description: Hotel Koh-I Nor description

Sociable and relaxing– As well as the designer lighting, luxury bedding, refined furnishings, modern appliances and wide picture windows in the blissful hotel rooms, The Koh-I Nor hotel also features a relaxing guest lounge with an open fireplace, outdoor sun terrace with panoramic views, lounge bar and a games room so you can mingle with other guests.

800m2 Spa and wellness area– The hotel’s cavernous spa has two pools, a fitness centre, a sauna, a steam room, a hot tub, ‘experience’ showers, a salt wall, an ice fountain, a relaxation lounge and a sun lounge.

Three restaurants on site– From 5-course meals in L’Atelier d’Eric to Le Diamant Noir or the traditional and seasonal dishes on offer at La Cave, this hotel's fine dining experience will whet your appetite in any and every circumstance.

Top 3 Reasons to Stay Here

  • The highest 5-star hotel in Europe! Ski-in/ski-out at the top of the 3 Valleys.
  • Luxury features and amenities throughout; spa, pools, guest lounge, bar, open fire, sun terrace and more.
  • Half-board provides excellent value plus dinner credits can be used in the gourmet restaurant; Le Diamant Noir.


Distance of Hotel Koh-I Nor to Ski Lifts

See which Val Thorens ski lifts are nearest to Hotel Koh-I Nor.

  • Castor Pollux magic carpet - 453m
  • Pionniers chair lift - 472m
  • Lac Blanc chair lift - 558m
  • Funitel 3 Vallées cable car - 708m
  • Campagnols magic carpet - 710m
  • 3 Vallées chair lift - 716m
  • Cascades chair lift - 754m
  • Musaraigne magic carpet - 846m
  • Funitel Péclet gondola - 847m
  • Plein Sud chair lift - 1142m
  • Moraine gondola - 1235m
  • Les 2 Lacs chair lift - 1271m
  • Portette chair lift - 1352m
  • Caron gondola - 1726m
  • Cairn gondola - 1726m
  • Moutière chair lift - 1875m
  • Boismint chair lift - 1939m
  • Plateau 1 platter - 2280m
  • Plateau 2 platter - 2285m
  • Grand Fond gondola - 2401m
  • Bruyères 2 gondola - 2652m
  • Cime Caron cable car - 2706m
  • Thorens cable car - 2979m
  • Plan de l'Eau chair lift - 3280m
  • Sunny Express chair lift - 3619m
  • Mont de la Chambre chair lift - 3661m
  • Plans magic carpet - 3676m
  • Reberty magic carpet - 3693m
  • Bruyères 1 gondola - 3701m
  • Bruyères magic carpet - 3846m
  • TPS VCS magic carpet - 3900m
  • Becca chair lift - 4025m
  • Côte Brune chair lift - 4178m
  • Stade platter - 4407m
  • Reberty chair lift - 4495m
  • Doron chair lift - 4580m
  • Menuires chair lift - 4603m
  • Mont Vallon gondola - 4754m
  • Rosaël chair lift - 5912m

Navigating in Val Thorens can vary, as distances from Hotel Koh-I Nor to ski lifts are in a straight line.


Facilities: Hotel Koh-I Nor features

    Property Features (some facilities may be payable):

  • Swimming pool
  • Spa / Massage
  • Ski shuttle bus
  • Ski In/Out
  • Sauna / Steam room
  • Restaurant
  • Luxury property
  • Hot tub
  • Gym / Fitness room
  • Free WiFi
  • Fine dining
  • Bar

Room Types: Hotel Koh-I Nor bedrooms

Duo North Room (sleeps 2)
Twin or double, bath, WC and balcony. Approx 26 m2.
Room code: Duo NW

Duo Room (sleeps 2)
Twin or double, bath, WC and balcony. Approx 26 m2.
Room code: Duo room

Privilege Room (sleeps 2-3)
Twin or double, bath, WC and balcony. Approx 29 m2.
Room code: Privilege NW

Luxe Room (sleeps 2-3)
Twin or double, bath and shower, separate WC and South or South-East balcony. Approx 36 m2.
Room code: Luxe

Features and facilities

All rooms/units include:

  • Safe
  • Minibar
  • Nespresso machine
  • Kettle
  • Direct phone
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Hair ryer
  • Towel dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers

Meals: Hotel Koh-I Nor food & drink

Standard Board Basis:

Half Board. Breakfast- Include a breakfast buffet with an array of cold continental options as well as daily hot dishes.

Dinner- A delicious 5-course meal is served each evening in L’Atelier d’Eric. Special dietary requirements are catered for with advance notice, on request.Evening meals can be swapped for a credit to use in Le Diamant Noir restaurant or La Cave (€35 per adult and €15 per child up to 12 years). Le Diamant Noir is a gourmet restaurant that offers tasty cuisine mixing land and sea. L’Atelier is a family restaurant and the hotel takes care to welcome and look after both the children and their parents. La Cave, a Savoyard restaurant offering traditional and seasonal dishes, revisited with luxury and refinement.
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

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:
Sat 14 Dec 202414/12/24
£2374
Sat 21 Dec 202421/12/24
£3967
Sat 28 Dec 202428/12/24
£4371£3755
Sat 04 Jan 202504/01/25
£2971£2444
Sat 11 Jan 202511/01/25
£2845£2298
Sat 18 Jan 202518/01/25
£2950£2367
Sat 25 Jan 202525/01/25
£3076£2526
Sat 01 Feb 202501/02/25
£3071£2636
Sat 08 Feb 202508/02/25
£3704£3237
Sat 15 Feb 202515/02/25
£4326£3899
Sat 22 Feb 202522/02/25
£3903£2992
Sat 01 Mar 202501/03/25
£3106£2559
Sat 08 Mar 202508/03/25
£3057£2521
Sat 15 Mar 202515/03/25
£2954£2407
Sat 22 Mar 202522/03/25
£3038£2540
Sat 29 Mar 202529/03/25
£3404£2890
Sat 05 Apr 202505/04/25
£3478
Sat 12 Apr 202512/04/25
£3171
This package holiday to Hotel Koh-I Nor in Val Thorens, France departs Saturday 11th January 2025, 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 2024 was between €1 and €3 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 ski area Lots of off-slope activities

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 209cm, Bottom N/Acm

Snow Forecast: 31cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 91cm

Val Thorens trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

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

Val Thorens lift pass price last reported as €321 (adult 6 day 3 Valleys ski pass). Ask for a quote when booking Hotel Koh-I Nor.
Night skiing:
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 ski area, 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 zip wire. Olde worlde gallic charm it isn't, but skiers will wake up to find some of the best snow in the Alps on their doorstep, and the views over the...
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 cruisy 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 lift where the "dancefloor on top of the world" is heaving from 3 pm. Another place to party is Bar 360 at the end of the blue Moraine run, which always has live music and cheaper drinks. Back in town, Rue de Gebroulaz is a hub of lively bars where O'Connells is the local Irish pub. The Frog and Roastbeef is a long-time favourite of Brits. L'Eclipse on Galerie Caro...

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"Hotel was very accommodating! "

SB
5/ out of 5
We were initially concerned about a few poor reviews we'd seen, but we really couldn’t fault the hotel. The staff even helped to put our skis on in the morning for us! Quite a small hotel, which we loved, and the staff were very good. There was always a shuttle car outside ready for you, which would take you anywhere that you wanted to go. Reception staff were great, they sorted any issues straight away - we hadn't had our room cleaned on one of the days and the staff immediately sorted it out, nothing was too much trouble for them. The food was good, but the main hotel restaurant got a bit samey towards the end of the week for me - they changed one or two options daily for the "dish of the day" but if you didn't want these options, then the rest of the choices were the same for the week. The ski access was very easy, the access was really good. Coming down on the blue run (plein sud) we skied right into the hotel, it was really easy. During our stay we booked into the Cave restaurant - the food was really good and at times we felt there was a bit too much food (not a bad problem to have)!

"The hotel was brilliant! "

Anonymous
5/ out of 5
We had a great time. The staff were helpful and we had a really good time. As you’d expect in a hotel like this, the food was very good. We really like Val Thorens. The hotel position was great (ski in / ski out), it was super for us.

"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)

"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)
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