This luxury Courchevel hotel sits on the piste side with views of the pine forests and slopes. Cedar-panelled ceilings and walls create a cosy chalet feel while large picture windows draw the eye out to the magnificent scenery – even from the bathtub in many Suites.
Ideally situated on the Bellecôte ski slope, the hotel is a lively home of glowing warmth, a stroll from the epicentre of one of Europe’s most fashionable and exclusive resorts, Courchevel 1850, with access to some of the most exceptional skiing in Europe directly from the front door.
They have 31 bedrooms and suites, all decorated in lavish fabrics and natural wood and stone. 24 of the rooms have balconies and all of them have a separate dressing area and are equipped with IDD phone, television with CD and DVD player, refrigerator and a safety deposit box. The bathrooms are finished in rose-tinted granite and offer twin washbasins, a deep bathtub and a separate shower.
There is a swimming pool and spa on site which opens until 21:00 every day. Spa treatments are available in two massage rooms, one massage/facial/treatment room and one Thai/Shiatsu room. Choose from a range of treatments to suite your needs. To reduce muscular fatigues, calm the nervous system, improve circulation and reduce stress from a day on the slopes, the Massage sportif would be your perfect choice. Other treatments include foot reflexology, Shiatsu and Thai massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and other massage and beauty treatments.
Outside guests are welcome from 09:00 to 16:00 and according to availability. For massage, beauty treatments or hammam (all with appointments) however, pool entrance remains strictly forbidden at all times.
At the granite-stone lounge bar or the intimate library you can have the Aman signature cocktail, featuring local blueberries, violet flower extract and a generous dose of champagne.
The restaurant, open to guests and non-residents, serves contemporary French cuisine with emphasis on organic local produce, the region’s renowned Beaufort cheese and locally reared meat and poultry. Complementing the cuisine are the cosy setting, small candlelit tables, an array of regional Savoyard wines that perfectly suit the menu, and the locally distilled génépi.
Try the sautéed duck foie gras with pain perdu, seasonal Savoy apples and Grand Marnier, or the morels with velouté, egg and crusty black bread.
- "This was my first time at Aman Le Melezin. The hotel has an amazing location, especially for beginners with ski in and out in a green run (Bellecote). Amazing concierge and staff service, everybody really helpful and trying to make the best of your stay. Great room, very clean, amazing view to the ski piste and with lots of area for luggage and clothing. Special remarks to the bathroom with was really comfortable, and warm enough." - Trip Advisor
- "We have been staying at Le Melezin for many years and I must say that everything is always perfect to the smallest detail." - Trip Advisor
- "The hotel is very understated from the outside, but spectacularly luxurious from the inside." - Trip Advisor
The resort of Courchevel is so extensive many people visit without actually skiing! There is every type of shop you can imagine from ski wear, clothes, footwear and jewellery to gifts and groceries. A great resort with lots of events throughout both summer and winter.
Courchevel has a huge range of restaurants, the choice is vast - you can eat in an igloo, have fondue and champagne in a Yhurt, have dinner at a woodcutters lodge and sledge back to your accommodation or drink mulled wine around a camp fire in a teepee! If you're looking for something less rustic you can enjoy seafood at 2000m at Le Cap Horn, treat yourself to 1* Michelin at Baumaniere 1850, upgrade to 2* Michelin at Le Chabichou, go Italian at Le Cenduee, enjoy traditional French cuisine at Le Mangeoire, try Asian Cuisine at Le Grand Cafe, sushi at Le Tremplin and Oysters at Exodus Cafe. If you want a good burger then try Jacks Burger or just a snack at La Grange A Pizza.
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With the north facing aspect of many slopes in Courchevel they are some of the best in the Three Valleys. There are great views across to Mont Blanc and over the valley to Champagny and Bellecote in the La Plagne ski area.
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There are numerous activites in Courchevel in both summer and winter. During the winter there are some really unique activities for a ski holiday such as; hand gliding, helicopter tours, ice climbing, ice skating, tandem skydive, sledge and toboggan. There's even the opportunity to drive a piste basher! In the summer along with walking and mountain biking you can take part in activities such as archery, climbing, cookery lessons and paintball.
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On the Les Verdons platueau in Courchevel there is a nine hole golf course. There is also a driving range with 27 bays including seven covered bays along with pitching and putting greens.
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The main lift hub for Courchevel is conveniently in the centre of the resort. There are a choice of 4 lifts directly from the snow front or if you would rather start skiing straight away you can ski down to Courchevel Village and Le Praz. The first of the four main lifts is the Chenus Bubble Lift which leads over towards the Col de la Loze Chair Lift connection with Meribel and La Tania. The Verdons Bubbe Lift which takes you to the top of resort where there are also connections to Meribel and skiing towards Courchevel Moriond. The Verdons lift is split into two halves, the first provides access to gentle greens and blues and the second more challenging reds and blacks. The remaining two options from the snow front are the Jardin Alpin Bubble Lift and the Bellecote Drag lift which both lead to beginner areas. If queues are particularly busy first thing in the morning, it is worth taking a short ski from the snow front to the Plantrey Chair Lift from where you can ski down to La Tania or take connections to Meribel.
Also see: Ski Areas in Courchevel, France
Courchevel has a huge range of bars there must be something for everyone's apres tastes here; test the Master Barman in the art of mixology at Le 8611, enjoy some relaxing piano bar apres at Anna Purna, sample wine and charcuterie at Bar Joe, relax by the fire in Le Stanleys Bar, get that village pub feel from home in L'eQuipe, move on to the whisky's in Le Palace de Nieges and then treat yourself to vintage Champagne in Le Billini's - just to name a few!
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The ski village of Courchevel 1850 is situated in the heart of the Trois Vallées, the world’s largest ski area, popular for its well-groomed slopes, extensive infrastructure and consistently good skiing conditions. Geneva and Lyon-Saint Exupéry are the closest international airports. Limousine and helicopter transfers are available from Geneva, Lyon or Chambéry.
The Heliport is a few minutes from Le Mélézin. Le Mélézin arranges flights to various airports and guests may also drive direct to Courchevel. From Geneva, 140km north of Courchevel, or Lyon, 200km to the west, it is a two-and-a-half-hour drive while Paris is seven hours away by road.
By fast TGV train, Paris to Moûtiers-Salins takes just over four hours, followed by a 40-minute drive to Courchevel by taxi or private car.
The concierge at Le Mélézin can organise all types of transfers.
Also see: Maps of Courchevel, France
Location: Courchevel 1850
Star Rating: 5 Star
Property Style: Chalet | Hotel
Vibe / Atmosphere: Large / Groups | Traditional & Modern mix
Bookings For: Childcare / Babysitting | Concierge | Guides | Lift Passes | Outdoor Activities | Ski / Snowboard Hire | Transfers
Transport: Area shuttle (complimentary)
Cleaning: Daily housekeeping
Entertainment: Restaurant | Room Service | DVD Player | Library
Spa & Fitness: Gym / Fitness area | Hammam / Steam-room | Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi | Spa | Sundeck | Pool (indoor)
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Winter
Address: 310 Rue de Bellecote | Courchevel 1850 | 73120