5* Alpes Hotel Du Pralong
This once slightly ‘tired’ Hotel was taken under the wing of the Tournier family a few years ago, and in their capable hands it has turned into another 5* jewel in Courchevel’s glittering crown.
Set at the base of the gentle Pralong piste, the hotel offers easy ski-in/ski-out convenience and, while it is some way out of resort, there is a free shuttle for those wishing to enjoy a spot of après-ski or shopping in town.
Frankly though, the chance to relax on the huge terrace, or in front of the fire in the welcoming lounge bar - perhaps with a sample of the hotel’s astonishing collection of rare Armagnacs - is equally appealing. As is the gorgeous Spa with one of the finest pools in town, Jacuzzi, hammam steam room, sauna and small gym. There is also a Skinceuticals beauty centre offering a wide range of facial and body treatments, while massages can be booked with the in-house physiotherapists to ensure you're fit to face the next day's skiing in tiptop condition!
The 57 large, bright ensuite rooms and 8 suites are all very tastefully decorated with an elegant, contemporary feel and piste-facing versions have south-facing balconies. Each has flat screen TV/DVD, iPod dock, safe, and free wi-fi.
Foodies will not be disappointed with the superb dining experience: gigantic buffet breakfasts, lunch on the terrace and supper in the beautiful dining room - including the legendary Thursday night seafood buffet extravaganza.
In short, the owners have utterly transformed the old Pralong into one of the smartest places in town. Totally deserving of its fifth star, and offering a superb level of comfort and amenities, whether you are a couple, family, friends or corporate group, it is highly recommended to all.
Why book your Courchevel Hotel with Exceptional Ski?
- Personal service from initial enquiry through to departure
- No hidden fees/charges - pay the same or less than booking direct
- Unrivalled resort knowledge - benefit from our first-hand knowledge of Courchevel
- In-resort contact 24/7 - Exceptional Ski staff are on hand throughout your stay
- Tailor made service - add private transfers; ski lessons/guiding; lift passes; childcare; non-skiing activities and more