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Winner of France’s ‘Best Ski Chalet’ award, this is one of the most spectacular chalets I have stepped foot in, from the gold leaf tiles around the swimming pool and a mosaic designed by Christian Lacroix to the secret underground hideaway where guests will find the rarest wines and sample the best cheeses a... + more
Celine Renaud, A Luxury Travel Blog
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Accommodation
Catered Chalet
Without Flights
No Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Overview - chalet description - Marco Polo description

Marco Polo is situated in the heart of the French ski resort of Val d'Isère. Discreetly set back from the main road, it offers dual benefit of privacy and easy access to the town centre.

The chalet comfortably sleeps 10 adults and 4 children in six beautiful en-suite bedrooms. And with over 1000m² of alpine-chic living space, it combines contemporary and traditional materials to create a true masterpiece of style. The expansive living area features an open plan lounge and dining area that is set around a central fireplace. This extends onto a large balcony through glass doors and comes complete with an outdoor kitchen and heated seating; offering breathtaking panoramic views of the notorious La Face piste. For when it is too chilly outside, the bar area is the perfect spot for an après-ski cocktail.

Adjacent to this is a hot tub and Hammam, and adjoining this you will find a relaxation area complete with a fireplace and bar, lasers and an entertainment system. To soothe tired limbs there are two massage rooms and an automatic hydro massage machine. The incredible pool in chalet Marco Polo was designed by Christian Lacroix and is covered in gold leaf for that extra level of indulgence. The pool and hot tub use ozone technology to be completely chlorine-free. The natural freshwater oxygen process provides a non-toxic, healthy and environmentally friendly alternative.

What's Included

  • All-inclusive pre-arrival concierge service, guiding you step by step through our booking process.
  • Exclusive use of the luxury chalet and its facilities on your reserved dates.
  • Dedicated service from a professional team – which includes a chalet manager, chef, chauffeur, hosts, spa manager and daily housekeeping.
  • Tea and/or coffee in bed at your discretion.
  • Daily cooked breakfast customised to your needs.
  • Daily afternoon tea including savoury and/or sweet dishes – served from 3.30pm
  • Canapés before dinner on 5 nights of your stay.
  • Dinners prepared by the chef after bespoke menu consultation, for 5 nights of your stay.
  • A range of selected chateau bottled house wines served. An à-la-carte selection is also available.
  • Perrier-Jouët Champagne served free of charge at any time of day.
  • Unlimited open bar stocked with wine, beers, premium spirits and soft drinks.
  • Nespresso brewed coffee.
  • All modern conveniences including Wifi, choice of SKY TV or language channels, Apple TV and sound system.
  • Security safes in most properties.
  • An extensive selection of children’s equipment, games and toys.
  • Unbranded and discrete chauffeured 4×4 vehicle dedicated to you and your guests.
  • Fresh flowers, daily newspapers and/or magazines.
  • Luxury cotton sheets and fluffy towels.
  • Choice of feather or synthetic pillows and duvets.
  • Midweek linen and towel change.
  • High-quality dressing gowns and slippers.
  • Christian Lacroix luxury bathroom products.
  • Hairdryers in every bedroom.

Available Upon Request

Whilst not included in the booking price, our dedicated Concierge team can arrange the following:

  • Private flights.
  • Resort transfers by taxi or helicopter.
  • Comprehensive winter sports travel insurance.
  • In-chalet equipment fittings and pre-purchase of lift passes.
  • Private or group ski tuition lessons from recommended instructors.
  • Off-piste and backcountry ski tours with handpicked mountain guides.
  • À la carte wine, champagne, and spirits.
  • Wine and cheese tastings.
  • Speciality requested food items
  • In-chalet qualified childcare.
  • Personal laundry service (in-house and dry cleaning).
  • In-chalet massage and beauty therapies.
  • Restaurant recommendations and VIP bookings.
  • Private parties, weddings and other special events.
  • Extensive in-resort activities and unique experiences. Including but not limited to Heli-excursions & scenic flights, husky sledding and Après Ski.
  • In chalet entertainment ranging from musicians to magicians or even a firework display.

We pride ourselves on going above and beyond in ensuring your experience is a truly remarkable one.

Please do not hesitate to ask if there is anything you need which is not on this list. We will always do our best to accommodate any special requests.


Facilities - Marco Polo features

Sleeps 10 adults and 4 children in 6 bedrooms

Indoor swimming pool, indoor hot tub, Hammam

3 massage and treatment rooms, 2hrs of complimentary massage every day

Fully equipped gym

Games room with pool table

Wine and cheese tasting cellar

Bar and relaxation area

Lift

Fresh Flowers

An exclusive team of staff including a private chef, chalet manager, in-resort 4×4 chauffeur, chalet hosts and a spa manager

Private driveway

House wines, champagne and spirits

Toys, sledges, games and books

Retro racing car game (think Scalextrics for grownups)

Biathlon laser shooting game

Pets welcome

Check-in after 4pm, check-out before 10am


Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

Sleeps 10 adults and 4 children in 6 bedrooms. Living Area: Approx 1000m2. Staff: 8

Room 1: Super king sized double bed with seating area, ensuite bathroom with bath plus double shower and access to private terrace

Room 2: Twin or king size double bed with ensuite bathroom and private terrace

Room 3: Twin or king size double bed with ensuite bathroom and private terrace

Room 4: Twin or king size double bed with ensuite shower room and private terrace. Mezzanine with additional single bed

Room 5: Four single bunk beds with ensuite bathroom and private terrace

Room 6: King sized double bed with large ensuite shower room. Mezzanine with additional single bed


Meals - food and drink in Marco Polo

We have a passion for fine food and drink. We only use the finest ingredients and wherever possible, local and seasonal produce, sourced from markets and farms.

We ensure that your dining experience is bespoke, rather than routine and our chefs will be delighted to discuss your requirements. For formal dining they can create gastronomic magic; if you want local specialties classic dining or comfort food in front of the TV, they can do that too.

We stock a range of excellent house wines, but if you have any requests, however rare, we will track them down and have them ready for you when you arrive. Of course, there is always a well stocked bar with your favourite spirits along with chilled Perrier Jouet champagne waiting for you and your guests throughout your stay.

We update Marco Polo'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 - Marco Polo dates & departure airports

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Thu 09 Dec 202109/12/21
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£4297£4244
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Sun 20 Mar 202220/03/22
£4215£4163
Sun 27 Mar 202227/03/22
£4215£4163
Sun 03 Apr 202203/04/22
£4482£4426
Sun 10 Apr 202210/04/22
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Sun 24 Apr 202224/04/22
£1861£1838
This accommodation only holiday to Marco Polo in Val d'Isere, France departs Sunday 24th April 2022, 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.

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Great for Families Groups Non skiers Catered Chalets

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Snow History: December average depth 80.17cm

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 €294 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Marco Polo.
Night skiing: Yes, every Thursday
Val d'Isere has NSEW facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing October - May.

Town altitude: 1850m
Top of slopes: 3300m
Bottom of piste: 1550m
Vertical drop: 1900m
Total length of trails:300km
Longest piste:10km (Tignes)
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Skiers in Val d'Isere are schussing in the tracks of some of the world's greatest skiers. Olympic medallists Marielle and Christine Goitschel learned to ski here, not to mention triple gold winner Jean-Claude Killy, after whom the wider ski area is named. As an indication of this place's premier status - the resort has hosted championships including the 1992 Olympics, the World Alpine Ski Championships in 2009 and World Cup events every December. If some of the best skiers in history have learned here, begi...
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"Marco Polo in Val d’Isere, France"

Celine Renaud, A Luxury Travel Blog
5/ out of 5
Winner of France’s ‘Best Ski Chalet’ award, this is one of the most spectacular chalets I have stepped foot in, from the gold leaf tiles around the swimming pool and a mosaic designed by Christian Lacroix to the secret underground hideaway where guests will find the rarest wines and sample the best cheeses and charcuterie. The chef, who I have had the personal privilege of working alongside is one of the best in the Alps. Quite an apt matching. Marco Polo is described as ‘a unique experience of sensations and a sophistication at a level never before attained’ this could be a review of the food only, but all come on equal levels in this chalet. Reach for the stars and you may just get the idea. Dining here is the rarest of pleasures and one to savour. From: '3 of the best European chalets for gourmet food', A Luxury Travel Blog, 03/04/14
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Celine Renaud