Marco Polo, Val d'Isere

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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
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Accommodation
Catered Chalet
Without Flights
No Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Location - where is Marco Polo

Situated in the centre of resort set back from main road.


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.

Descending into the heart of the chalet there are even more treats in store. The cave and fromagerie make the ideal setting for a wine and cheese tasting. There is also a games and entertainment room, with a pool table and darts board. In addition, the techno gym is equipped with two of everything, so you can workout in pairs.

And if all this was not enough, this Winter Marco Polo landed it’s very own télécabine to feature as an über cool ski boot room. In addition, it is home to a new interactive racing car game that will allow for up to 8 players and a biathlon laser shooting game!

Marco Polo has once again been named ‘France’s Best Ski Chalet 2018’, after being crowned for the third time at The World Ski Awards after also winning this prestigious award in 2013 & 2014.

Marco Polo has also been named as one of the Top Three Ski Chalets in the World 2018.

The winter booking price includes: • All-inclusive pre-arrival concierge service, guiding you step by step through the supplier’s booking process. • Exclusive use of the luxury chalet and its facilities on your reserved dates. • Dedicated service from a professional team – which includes (as a minimum): Chalet manager, chef, chauffeur, host and daily housekeeping. Complimentary • Nannies in some chalets. • 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. • Canapés before dinner on 6 nights of your stay. • Dinners prepared by the chef after bespoke menu consultation, for 6 nights of your stay. • A range of selected chateau bottled house wines served. A-la-carte selection also available. • Perrier-Jouët Champagne served 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. • 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.

We can also arrange on your behalf: • 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. • A la carte wine and champagne. Wine and cheese tastings. • 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, BMW ice driving, • Courchevel Aqua Motion, La Folie Douce & Après Ski. • In chalet entertainment ranging from musicians to magicians or even a firework display.


Families - any extra notes for parents with children

The mountains are a magical place for children, a winter wonderland of snow. We understand that if your children are happy, you are happy, which is why we ensure that every aspect of your stay is tailored to your personal requirements.

We are delighted to launch our new Children's Club this winter. All children staying in one of our chalets will meet Charlie Bear. He is waiting for them on their bed, complete with their personalised kids challenge card. The chalet team will help your children complete these during the week. Challenges include design your own pizza with the chalet chef, make the best snowman and create the craziest snow dance ever! At the end of the week your child will have a chance to win Charlie's special prize.

We can arrange spellbinding experiences such as husky sledding, or an expedition to your own private igloo. Contact us to find out more!


Facilities - Marco Polo features

• Indoor swimming pool with jet stream and projector screen, with DJ kit and lighting • Relaxed seating area with bar • Indoor hot tub • Hammam • Massage room • Massage room with hydro jet massage bed • Beauty Treatment room • Gym with extensive technogym equipment • Games room with TV, billard table, darts and table football • Wine cellar with dining table • Lift to all floors • Garage • Spacious heated terrace with bbq and outdoor kitchen • Ipod docking stations • Wireless Internet • Plasma TV and projector screen in lounge, DJ kit and lighting plus entertainment system throughout chalet • Hairdryer and straighteners in each bedroom • Personal bathrobes and slippers • Luxury Bathroom Products • Daily newspapers and magazines • House wine, champagne and spirits list • A la carte wine list • In resort chauffeured 4x4

Spa and Wellness:

There is so much more to a holiday than just skiing. We realise that you also want to relax and pamper your body and mind during your stay.

You can start the day with a pilates or yoga class to ensure your limbs are warmed up and ready to enjoy a fabulous days skiing. Returning to the chalet after experiencing breathtaking views and exhilarating runs, what is more relaxing than a personalized stretching session to ease those tired limbs? You then can completely wind down by enjoying a massage or treatment of your choice. There is an extensive array to choose from; Swedish to Sports to hot stones, everything is available in a chalet.

The spa facilities in our chalets rival private gyms. You can find swimming pools with jet streams and massage jets, Jacuzzis, saunas and hammams along with massage rooms and for more energetic types, a state of the art gym.

We work with a team of professional therapists based in resort, who all come highly trained and fully experienced in providing all types of treatments and massage.

Contact us to find out more.


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

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:
Tue 10 Dec 201910/12/19
Sold Out 
Fri 03 Jan 202003/01/20
available 9 nights
Sun 12 Jan 202012/01/20
Sold Out 
Sun 19 Jan 202019/01/20
Sold Out 
Sun 26 Jan 202026/01/20
£3484£3459
Sun 02 Feb 202002/02/20
£4091£4062
Sun 09 Feb 202009/02/20
£4091£4062
Sun 16 Feb 202016/02/20
Sold Out 
Sun 23 Feb 202023/02/20
£4261£4230
Sun 01 Mar 202001/03/20
£4261£4230
Sun 08 Mar 202008/03/20
£3954£3926
Sun 15 Mar 202015/03/20
£3954£3926
Sun 22 Mar 202022/03/20
£3954£3926
Sun 29 Mar 202029/03/20
Sold Out 
Sun 05 Apr 202005/04/20
Sold Out 
Sun 12 Apr 202012/04/20
£5063£5027
Sun 19 Apr 202019/04/20
£1637£1626
This accommodation only holiday to Marco Polo in Val d'Isere, France departs Sunday 19th April 2020, 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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Snow History: December average depth 80.17cm

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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)
In France's Rhone Alp region, Val d'Isere (pronounce it: val de saire/sare/ser) is widely thought of as one of the most brilliant and beautiful ski areas in the world. In keeping with the giddyingly gorgeous surroundings, the resort itself is one of France's prettiest - a huddle alpine hamlets formed from cosy wood and stone chalets. With the original village dating back to the 13th century and a Christmas-card-worthy church steeple at its centre, there’s alpine charm by the bucket load. While dreamily tr...
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...
Famed for its après ski, there's no chance of a dull evening in Val. Living up to its name, you'll experience ‘sweet madness' at the original Le Folie Douce, which brings you some of the best après ski in Europe - including dancers, musicians, raining champagne and much more... Once that closes, Dicks T Bar's a local legend, staying open into the early hours each night. Bananas is another firm favourite, much loved for its crafty cocktails and slope-side location. In Val d'Isere's 90-something restaurants, ...

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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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