We have a huge selection of Meribel accommodation options from a wide range of catered and self-catered chalets to high quality hotels. We offer a free booking service, are bonded with ABTA and can add flights and taxi transfers to create a package holiday, or sell on an accommodation only basis.
Many would argue that Meribel was in fact the birth place of the 'chalet holiday' concept with Col Peter Lindsay promoting it as a destination for British skiers shortly after WWII. It is no surprise therefore that Meribel has largely grown as a chalet style resort. The resort's recognisable architectural character is further enhanced by the strict building regulations which ensures that the chalet style architecture is maintained even for large hotel and apartment block developments.
Today we sell holidays to over 100 chalets in Meribel (provided by nearly 30 different chalet holiday companies). These range from small properties with 3 bedrooms to larger chalets sleeping 20 or more guests. We also have a few club or chalet hotel properties in Meribel which offer an informal chalet atmosphere. Whether you are looking for a truly luxurious chalet experience or find your budget is limiting you to something more main stream we are here to help you find the ideal chalet.
The different chalet companies in MeribelAs well as a wide range of properties there is also a wide range of chalet companies (or tour operators) in Meribel which offer chalet based holidays within the full spectrum of prices. These different chalet companies offer a wide range of catering options. From gourmet, fine dining prepared by hugely qualified and experienced chalet chefs to basic chalet catering served up by gap year students. If you don't fancy taking the risk of finding out what your gap year chalet host is capable of you might like to book a self-catering chalet and either enjoy your own trusted style of home cooking or treat yourselves with meals out.
Larger tour operators such as Inghams, Skiworld and Ski Total, Ski Beat and Alpine Action offer very keenly priced packaged holidays (with flights and transfers included) but we also sell chalets in Meribel with small, specialist chalet operations that offer the very highest standards of accommodation and in-resort service. Chalet companies like Ski Cuisine, Consensio, Purple Ski, Alpine Infusion, Bramble Ski and VIP Ski offer a superior holiday product which is mostly booked on a 'chalet only' basis.
We also offer single owner/managed Meribel chalets which provide a unique and bespoke service for their guests. Tailored menu plans, dedicated in-resort concierge services, private resort transfers and top quality catering are what set these properties apart.
Full list of chalet companies in MeribelAlpine Action | Alpine Infusion | Avery Crest | Bramble Ski | Chalet Arolla | Cimalpes | Club Med | Consensio Ski | Ferme de Mon Grand Pere | Fish and Pips | Home Town Experience | Inghams | Mark Warner | Meribel Ski Chalets | Meriski | Mountain Heaven | Purple Ski | Ski Beat | Ski Blanc | Ski Cuisine | Ski Total | Skiworld | Summit Chalets | TG Ski | The Alpine Generation | The Boutique Chalet Company | The Chalet Company | VIP Ski
The Dallery family in Meribel have a stable of hotels located just below the centre of the resort and just moments from the main lift hub at Chaudanne. For many decades the 4 star Hotel Chaudanne was considered the best choice for a luxury family ski holiday in Meribel. On the other side of the road is the Hotel Eterlou which caters for those on a slightly tighter budget. The 5 star Kaila Hotel opened in December 2012 and offers a true luxury hotel experience with Michelin starred fine dining restaurant, Nuxe spa and unbeatable location.
Located on the edge of the piste and just above the centre of Meribel are Le Grand Coeur, which is a member of the Relais et Chateaux collection, and the Helios Hotel which is another fine 5 star luxury accommodation option in Meribel. Please note that we do not offer holidays to Le Grand Coeur.
At the top of Meribel and with stunning views across the valley you can find the Hotel Allodis and the Hotel Yeti. Although located some distance from the centre of Meribel their ski in ski out location makes either a great choice.
Meribel accommodation - the separate residential areas explained
With plenty of accommodation options in Meribel it's important to understand the geographical layout and the several distinct residential areas to the resort. Meribel is a large resort that ranges significantly in altitude as it sprawls up the west facing lower slopes of the Dent de Burgin Mountain. The lowest part of Meribel resort lies at approximately 1,450m altitude but the upper most residential areas are closer to 1,700m. This vertical height difference between top and bottom is particularly important at the end of the winter season when the lower slopes can be quite slushy owing to the higher temperatures in the valley floor. Also the elevated upper section of the resort gives further reaching views across the valley and extended sunshine hours.
With such a large vertical difference between the top and the bottom it is very important to understand the topography of Meribel and the exact location of your chalet in Meribel compared to the location of the resort centre with its concentration of shops, bars, restaurants and the main lift hub of the Chaudanne area.
The Lezeratta and Mussillon areas
Mussillon is where the majority of catered chalets in Meribel are located. The chalets found here are generally good quality and have great views but are 10-15 minutes walk from the centre of Meribel, and even further from the main lifts at Chaudanne. Most tour operators will run a minibus shuttle service to and from the lifts if you are staying here
There are very few chalets located in the heart of the resort which is where the tourist office and most of the shops and bars are found. There is the rather basic but brilliantly located Chalet Hotel Les Grangettes which is is also located at the foot of the home pistes and the small but brilliantly positioned Chalet Snowbel. The centre of resort is where most of the hotels are found.
The Morel and Altitude 1600 areas
Altitude 1600 is actually a secondary resort centre with quite a few shops, bars and ski hire outlets. There are quite a few mid range chalets located behind the well known Chez Riki restaurant and a few more found near the Morel Chairlift. Although accessing this lift is pretty easy in the morning it should be noted that the run leading back to the bottom of the Morel lift is not the easiest and hardly ever groomed.
Les Chalets and Le Plateau
Towards the top of Meribel is the Les Chalets and Le Plateau areas. The latter area is dominated by large self catering apartment blocks but as the name suggests the Les Chalets district has some traditional and luxury chalet properties.
Le Rond Point and Belvedere
Right at the highest level of Meribel is Le Rond Point and Belvedere. The former area is home to the popular apres ski bar, Le Rond Point, which is located on the edge of the 'home' piste. The Aspens is one of the latest chalet developments to be built in Meribel and has been developed from the former Club Med property located here. There are some notable hotels in the Belvedere area - the best of which is the Hotel Allodis.
From Altitude 1600 descend back down towards Meribel Centre via the quiet back road, Route de la Renarde. This is one of the oldest residential areas of the resort and is where the most luxurious chalets in Meribel are located. Towards the bottom of the Route de la Renarde are the Relais et Chateaux Le Grand Coeur Hotel and the Helios Hotel which are two of the smartest hotels in Meribel.
The outer lying areas of Chandon, Le Raffort, Nantgerel and La Gittaz
Outside the village limits of Meribel lie the hamlets of Chandon, Le Raffort, Nantgerel and La Gittaz. There are a growing number of very comfortable and exceedingly well priced chalets (both catered and self-catered) in these areas of Meribel but it is vital if staying here that you either have your own car or else have the benefit of a reliable minibus shuttle service.
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