Travel-insurance-magazine-2

Evaluate: Les Airelles Resort Courchevel, France (WOW!)

We lately spent 5 nights on the 48-room Les Airelles Courchevel. You’ve most likely by no means heard of this resort, but it surely’s simply probably the most over-the-top and indulgent resort I’ve ever stayed at, and it ranks in my prime 5 favourite resort stays ever.

There’s a lot that makes this resort particular, from the fleet of Rolls Royce Cullinans that drive you round city, to probably the most beneficiant half board I’ve ever seen (certain, I’ll have lobster and black truffle, and the way about a type of tableside tiramisus too?), to the maître chasseurs (“grasp hunters”) who are likely to your each want, whereas sporting probably the most distinctive resort uniforms I’ve ever seen, to probably the most imaginative cocktails I’ve ever drank. Whereas Courchevel is sort of the scene, this resort has substance as effectively, and delivers on service.

I really felt like I used to be on a distinct planet for the 5 nights I spent in Courchevel, so hopefully I can transport y’all there with me on this assessment. Even in the event you’re not a skier or would by no means keep at this property, consider it as resort porn, as a result of this aircraft actually is on a distinct degree.

What makes Courchevel particular

For these not conversant in Courchevel, it’s situated within the French Alps, and is a part of the biggest ski space on the earth. That’s as a result of Les 3 Vallées (which Courchevel is a part of) has round 600 kilometers of slopes, which doesn’t exist in every other ski resort space on the earth. Whereas I’ll save the small print for the following installment, I (type of) realized to ski on this journey, and it was fairly one thing…

Courchevel has world class snowboarding

Even past the genuinely nice snowboarding circumstances, Courchevel is a luxurious resort powerhouse. Courchevel 1850 (with the “1850” referring to the altitude of the city in meters) has an unbelievable choice of luxurious motels:

  • There’s Les Airelles Courchevel, which belongs to the French Airelles resort group
  • There’s Cheval Blanc Courchevel, which is a resort group owned by LVMH
  • There’s Aman Le Melezin Courchevel, which belongs to the well-known Aman resort group
  • There’s L’Apogee Courchevel, which belongs to the Oetker Assortment
  • There’s Resort Le K2 Palace Courchevel, which is (I consider) impartial

Why did we determine on Les Airelles, given all of those glorious choices? Nicely, it’s regarded by many to be the very best resort there, the design appeared sort of superior, and it was truly probably the most fairly priced of these choices for our dates.

Les Airelles Courchevel exterior

Talking of Airelles, the model has another effectively regarded motels in France, together with in Gordes, Saint Tropez, Val-d’Isère, and Versailles.

Reserving Les Airelles Courchevel

Courchevel’s prime resorts are solely open seasonally, usually from December via early April. Additionally they typically have a minimal keep requirement, which on this case was 5 nights.

We ended up staying for 5 nights in early April, and this ended up being good:

  • Charges are decrease on the finish of the season
  • Courchevel ended up being comparatively quiet with out feeling abandoned, which was superior
  • We lucked out a lot with climate, and we have been informed that we had the very best snow circumstances they’d had in a number of weeks; it snowed nonstop for our first three days, and there have been good blue skies for our final two days

We ended up paying the going price for an entry degree traditional room, which is 1,200 Euro per night time. Ford booked us via Virtuoso, which got here with further perks, together with an improve topic to availability, a $100 property credit score, and extra.

It’s value mentioning that the entry degree rooms at Les Airelles are tiny, at 18 sq. meters (~194 sq. toes). Happily since Ford booked us via Virtuoso, we acquired an area out there room improve to the following class, which was a deluxe room. At 32 sq. meters (~345 sq. toes), this was a way more snug dimension. And this additionally exhibits the worth of reserving via Virtuoso, because the deluxe room would have value 1,000 Euro extra per night time if paying money.

All charges at Les Airelles Courchevel embrace the next (and I’m copying and pasting right here):

  • Connoisseur buffet breakfast
  • Lunches or dinners in-house or within the slopes
  • Customized-made items within the room
  • Candy and savoury minibar
  • Laundry service
  • Entry to La Mer Spa
  • Rest lounge and detox juices
  • Fleet of Rolls Royce with chauffeur in Courchevel 1850
  • Bernard Orcel ski butlers
  • Personal parking on reservation

Clearly this resort is costly, however if you assume of the present state of luxurious journey, the pricing wasn’t that wild, and this resort affords fairly a little bit of worth when it comes to inclusions. For instance, earlier this 12 months I redeemed factors on the St. Regis Aspen, the place a paid price for the standard room would have been $2,000+ per night time. The service and inclusions at Les Airelles are merely in a distinct league than at nearly any resort in the US.

Lastly, not that it ought to matter, however I believe each couple has some type of an association with choosing journey locations. On this case this was someplace Ford actually wished to go, and he absolutely paid for it — I simply tagged alongside.

Les Airelles Courchevel service

Often I write about service on the finish of my opinions, however on this case I can’t assist however begin with it. Service at Les Airelles Courchevel is solely unreal, even earlier than you arrive. The place can we even start?

  • Ford was in contact with the concierge workforce earlier than arrival a number of instances for reservations, and so forth., they usually couldn’t have been extra responsive; even months prematurely they constantly obtained again to him inside an hour
  • The resort has what they confer with as “maître chasseurs” (“grasp hunters” — sure, that is absurd, I do know), they usually put on probably the most distinctive white uniforms with chef-style hats; they enable you to with nearly the whole lot, from driving you round city, to opening doorways, to a lot extra
  • The eye to element amongst these guys was exceptional — they remembered company’ names, they’d actually stand within the hallways ready for somebody to return down so they may open the door, if you known as to be picked up at a restaurant they’d stand alongside the wall on the door to the restaurant (as in the event that they have been the Secret Service) and wait till you have been prepared, in the event you have been being picked up in ski boots, they’d take your boots off for you as quickly as you arrived within the foyer and put slippers in your toes for you (like Garuda Indonesia firstclass!), and so forth.
  • The employees in any respect the eating places and bar have been exceptionally good; they knew precisely who everybody was, and have been charming, attentive, and proactive, they usually additionally simply knew which room to invoice (so we usually didn’t even need to signal); for that matter, there weren’t even alternatives to tip on payments
  • The fellows within the ski room actually put your footwear on and take them off for you, they proactively polish your goggles, and for that matter the ski room has every kind of scrumptious (complimentary) meals; this was my first time snowboarding, however Ford tells me this isn’t regular, and I shouldn’t get used to it 😉
  • What I appreciated most was that although this resort could be very effectively regarded and has “Palace” standing, the employees weren’t in any respect boastful or pretentious
  • Whereas I wouldn’t name this service, the eye to element with design was wonderful — for instance “airelles” means cranberry in French, and nearly the whole lot is branded with that emblem, starting from the seats of the Rolls Royce, to the Ladurée chocolate field that they provide you at check-out

I’ve been extremely fortunate to remain at plenty of wonderful motels over time, however this positively ranks within the prime 5 ever when it comes to service.

Rolls Royce automobile service, courtesy of the maître chasseur
Les Airelles Courchevel departure present

Les Airelles Courchevel location

Les Airelles is situated on Rue du Jardin Alpin in Courchevel 1850, so it’s at an altitude of over 6,000 toes. Courchevel 1850 is sort of small, so there’s not a lot differentiation between location, particularly since all the great motels are immediately on the slopes, and in addition supply limitless complimentary transfers inside city.

How fairly is that this, particularly for early April?!

Street resulting in Les Airelles Courchevel
Street resulting in Les Airelles Courchevel

By way of attending to Courchevel, the closest main airport to the realm is Geneva (GVA), which is a roughly two hour drive away. In the event you’re taking a prepare, your finest guess is to go to Chambery, which is a roughly 90 minute drive away. In our case we took the prepare from Milan to Chambery on arrival, after which we flew from Geneva to Frankfurt on departure.

Les Airelles Courchevel check-in & foyer

Les Airelles has an unimaginable sense of place — the resort feels traditional whereas additionally being completely maintained. There’s barely a scratch or chip wherever. The bottom ground of the foyer has all of the eating places and bars, plus reception. I’ll speak extra concerning the eating places and bars later, however the reception is a reasonably intimate space that simply has a few couches.

Les Airelles Courchevel foyer
Les Airelles Courchevel foyer

We arrived on the resort within the early afternoon, however our room wasn’t fairly prepared, so we simply had a seat within the foyer lounge. Inside about half-hour our room was prepared, and we have been escorted there.

Les Airelles Courchevel foyer lounge

Les Airelles Courchevel deluxe room

Les Airelles’ elevators are situated subsequent to reception, although there are additionally stairs. Since our room was situated on the primary ground, we usually took the steps up.

Les Airelles Courchevel elevators

Once more, you’ve gotta love the eye to element within the design right here, whether or not we’re speaking concerning the elevators or the hallways.

Les Airelles Courchevel elevators
Les Airelles Courchevel hallway
Les Airelles Courchevel hallway

We have been assigned room 106, situated close to the elevators and staircase.

Les Airelles Courchevel hallway

The rooms at Les Airelles are good, however they’re most likely not going to blow you away (relatively the whole lot else will). The room had a king dimension mattress, a sitting space with two chairs, after which a TV (which doubled as a mirror) and plenty of closet area alongside the opposite aspect of the room.

Les Airelles Courchevel deluxe room
Les Airelles Courchevel deluxe room
Les Airelles Courchevel deluxe room mattress
Les Airelles Courchevel deluxe room sitting space
Les Airelles Courchevel deluxe room
Les Airelles Courchevel deluxe room

Again close to the doorway was the minibar, all of which was complimentary, and replenished day by day. This included a Nespresso machine, a kettle, bottled water, every kind of juices and sodas, and a snack tray that rivals what you’d discover in home firstclass on a US airline.

Les Airelles Courchevel deluxe room minibar
Les Airelles Courchevel deluxe room minibar
Les Airelles Courchevel deluxe room minibar
Les Airelles Courchevel deluxe room minibar

The lavatory was compact however effectively appointed, and had double sinks, a bath, a walk-in bathe which was additionally a hammam (you simply needed to flip the function on quarter-hour prematurely), and a bathroom and bidet.

Les Airelles Courchevel deluxe room rest room
Les Airelles Courchevel deluxe room bathtub
Les Airelles Courchevel deluxe room bathe
Les Airelles Courchevel deluxe room hammam
Les Airelles Courchevel deluxe room rest room & bidet

Toiletries have been in resort branded bottles, and have been prime quality. I used to be additionally impressed by the variety of facilities within the room, starting from dental kits to hair brushes.

Les Airelles Courchevel deluxe room toiletries

Our room had a fantastic balcony with a daybed and two chairs. What a view!

Les Airelles Courchevel deluxe room balcony view

For what it’s value, that yellow constructing within the beneath image is Cheval Blanc, which is true subsequent door.

Les Airelles Courchevel deluxe room balcony view
Les Airelles Courchevel deluxe room balcony view

There was additionally a beautiful welcome amenity ready within the room, together with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rose, a scrumptious cake, and two Les Airelles jackets that we might each use throughout our keep and take dwelling with us.

Les Airelles Courchevel welcome present
Les Airelles Courchevel welcome present

There was additionally a distinct present at turndown each night time, starting from a espresso mug, to a search & rescue machine, to ski socks.

Les Airelles Courchevel turndown items

There was day by day housekeeping and turndown service, and I keep that this resort has the world’s most snug slippers, which have been positioned subsequent to the mattress every night at turndown. They have been so snug that I took a number of pairs dwelling.

Les Airelles Courchevel turndown service

Wi-Fi within the room (and all through the resort) was quick and free.

Les Airelles Courchevel ski room & valet

Les Airelles Courchevel affords ski-in/ski-out. The resort has a ski room on degree minus two. Like I stated above, I’m new to snowboarding, however I’ve been in some ski rooms (to say bye to Ford and beg him to not break any bones). Usually ski rooms really feel like they’re someplace between a Finest Western foyer and a locker room, even at a luxurious resort.

So I current to you the ski room at Les Airelles Courchevel…

Les Airelles Courchevel ski room
Les Airelles Courchevel ski room

The ski valets do nearly the whole lot for you, from placing in your skies to taking them off (after which putting slippers in your toes), to carrying your tools out for you, to assembly you if you return and carrying your stuff again inside. By no means thoughts the truth that the ski room has a relatively tempting buffet, with the whole lot from espresso and scorching chocolate, to freshly baked desserts and tarts.

Les Airelles Courchevel ski room meals & drinks
Les Airelles Courchevel ski room meals & drinks
Les Airelles Courchevel ski room meals & drinks
Snowboarding from Les Airelles Courchevel

Les Airelles Courchevel spa & pool

Additionally on degree minus two is Les Airelles’ spa and pool space.

Les Airelles Courchevel stairs to pool, spa, and ski room

Les Airelles has a La Mer Spa, and you’ll discover the therapy menu right here. We didn’t get any therapies, so I can’t communicate to the standard (although since the whole lot else at this resort is out-of-this-world, I assume the spa providers are as effectively).

We did use the pool space a number of instances, which was beautiful. The pool was saved at 30 Celsius (~86 Fahrenheit), and the pool even obtained almost 9 toes deep, which you wouldn’t anticipate.

Les Airelles Courchevel pool
Les Airelles Courchevel pool
Les Airelles Courchevel pool

There was a bar with complimentary espresso, tea, water, detox juices, and so forth.

Les Airelles Courchevel pool bar
Les Airelles Courchevel pool seating
Les Airelles Courchevel pool seating

There was additionally an indoor whirlpool, which was saved at 40 Celsius (~104 Fahrenheit).

Les Airelles Courchevel scorching tub

Then there have been two saunas, a steam room, and a snow cave.

Les Airelles Courchevel steam room & sauna

Sure, this resort has a… snow cave. Why? I’m undecided. But it surely does, and it’s sort of superior.

Les Airelles Courchevel snow cave

Lastly, there was an out of doors scorching tub, which was the place we spent probably the most time.

Les Airelles Courchevel scorching tub
Les Airelles Courchevel scorching tub

Les Airelles Courchevel health club

Les Airelles Courchevel has a small health club with good tools. There have been just a few cardio machines, plus some weight machines. The health club additionally had granola bars, loads of bottled water, and even fragrance.

Les Airelles Courchevel health club
Les Airelles Courchevel health club
Les Airelles Courchevel health club
Les Airelles Courchevel health club

Les Airelles Courchevel recreation room & cinema

Les Airelles is a humorous resort. From the skin it seems so small, but someway I solely found what degree minus one needed to supply on our final night right here.

Les Airelles Courchevel hallway

Whether or not you’re a child (or child at coronary heart), Les Airelles has a surprisingly large recreation and arcade room.

Les Airelles Courchevel recreation room
Les Airelles Courchevel recreation room

There’s even a cinema the place you’ll be able to watch a film.

Les Airelles Courchevel cinema

Les Airelles Courchevel Rolls Royce automobile service

Just about all luxurious motels in Courchevel supply free rides round city. What differs between motels is the automobile that you just get. Les Airelles has a fleet of Rolls Royce Cullinans, which can make you need to go away the resort as a lot as you’ll be able to, simply so you may get a trip in one in every of these.

Les Airelles Courchevel Rolls Royces
Les Airelles Courchevel Rolls Royces

Once more, the eye to element and branding is wonderful — relatively than having the Rolls Royce emblem on the headrests, they as a substitute have the resort’s emblem.

Les Airelles Courchevel Rolls Royces
Les Airelles Courchevel Rolls Royces

Now, there may be some unhealthy information — the Rolls Royces are solely used when it’s not snowing, or when it hasn’t lately snowed. So for the primary three days of our keep, there have been no Rolls Royces in service. Reasonably they used (nonetheless very snug) VW bans for transporting folks round city, since they’re higher within the snow.

Les Airelles Courchevel automobile switch
Les Airelles Courchevel automobile switch

I believe that most likely qualifies as a “first world downside,” however I do assume it’s value mentioning since a ski vacation spot does are likely to get snow.

Greater than the vehicles as such, what impressed me was the pace of service. It didn’t matter what time of day or night time it was, a automobile all the time confirmed up wherever we have been inside minutes. And whereas I do know this resort is costly, I do assume it’s value placing some actual worth into getting limitless free (non-public) transfers.

In lots of different locations you’d pay an arm and a leg for this. And even locations that supply complimentary transport typically don’t have almost sufficient vehicles, so you find yourself ready for lengthy intervals of time. That wasn’t a difficulty right here. Not as soon as did we have now to attend.

Eating at Les Airelles Courchevel

All charges at Les Airelles embrace half board:

  • You get breakfast on the resort every morning
  • Then you’ll be able to get pleasure from both lunch or dinner
  • You’re not simply restricted to consuming on the resort, however there are a number of eating places on the town (together with at different motels) you can dine at as a part of the bundle
  • The lunch or dinner that’s included with half board consists of all meals however no drinks; you’re not restricted to some small set menu, however relatively you’ll be able to order no matter you need, and the whole lot is taken off
  • You’ll be comfortable that half board is included if you see how a lot meals in Courchevel can value in any other case 😉

I had a few of the finest meals of my life on this journey, so let me share a small sampling of what was supplied.

Les Airelles Courchevel La Desk des Airelles (breakfast)

Breakfast was served every morning at La Desk des Airelles, which is situated subsequent to the foyer. This can be a such a comfortable eating room.

Les Airelles Courchevel La Desk des Airelles
Les Airelles Courchevel La Desk des Airelles
Les Airelles Courchevel La Desk des Airelles

Breakfast consisted of an enormous buffet, plus a wide range of customized made gadgets you might order. The buffet had a bit with countless bread, pastries, croissants, and so forth., all of which have been home made.

Les Airelles Courchevel breakfast buffet
Les Airelles Courchevel breakfast buffet
Les Airelles Courchevel breakfast buffet
Les Airelles Courchevel breakfast buffet
Les Airelles Courchevel breakfast buffet

Down the corridor was the principle a part of the buffet, which had every kind of recent fruit, yogurt, chilly cuts, and so forth.

Les Airelles Courchevel breakfast buffet
Les Airelles Courchevel breakfast buffet
Les Airelles Courchevel breakfast buffet
Les Airelles Courchevel breakfast buffet

Then there was the cooking station, the place you might order omelets, waffles, crepes, pancakes, and so forth. There have been additionally some scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage, and bacon.

Les Airelles Courchevel breakfast buffet
Les Airelles Courchevel breakfast buffet

Service at breakfast was attentive, and low drinks of selection, plus recent juices, have been served by the employees.

Les Airelles Courchevel breakfast drinks
Les Airelles Courchevel breakfast drinks

I significantly loved the omelet and waffles.

Les Airelles Courchevel breakfast omelet
Les Airelles Courchevel breakfast waffles

Les Airelles Courchevel La Desk des Airelles (lunch)

Les Airelles has a lunch buffet at La Desk des Airelles, the identical restaurant that serves breakfast. Climate allowing you’ll be able to sit outdoors, and far of the buffet can be outdoors. This buffet was remarkably good, with such a pleasant choice of mild, wholesome dishes (together with every kind of heavier choices).

Les Airelles Courchevel lunch buffet
Les Airelles Courchevel lunch buffet

The out of doors portion of the buffet had veggies, cheese, chilly cuts, crudo, lobster, sushi, bread, and so forth.

Les Airelles Courchevel lunch buffet
Les Airelles Courchevel lunch buffet
Les Airelles Courchevel lunch buffet
Les Airelles Courchevel lunch buffet
Les Airelles Courchevel lunch buffet
Les Airelles Courchevel lunch buffet
Les Airelles Courchevel lunch buffet
Les Airelles Courchevel lunch buffet
Les Airelles Courchevel lunch buffet

There was even a station the place you might have cooked-to-order protein of selection.

Les Airelles Courchevel lunch buffet

The remainder of the buffet was indoors, and had the whole lot from pizza, to every kind of meat, to soup, to pasta.

Les Airelles Courchevel lunch buffet
Les Airelles Courchevel lunch buffet
Les Airelles Courchevel lunch buffet
Les Airelles Courchevel lunch buffet

To prime all of it off, there was an over-the-top dessert choice as effectively.

Les Airelles Courchevel lunch buffet
Les Airelles Courchevel lunch buffet
Les Airelles Courchevel lunch buffet
Les Airelles Courchevel lunch buffet
Les Airelles Courchevel lunch buffet

For what it’s value, if paying money this buffet would have value 195 Euro per individual, however it may be included as a part of the half board. Costs in Courchevel actually are on a distinct degree, in order that’s why the half board certain is useful.

Les Airelles Courchevel Piero (dinner)

Piero is Les Airelles’ signature eating places, and it’s open for dinner. It’s additionally situated on the foyer degree, simply behind La Desk des Airelles. The restaurant’s chef is Marco Garfagnini, who has run eating places at fairly just a few prestigious addresses. You may discover the menu for the restaurant right here.

Les Airelles Courchevel Piero
Les Airelles Courchevel Piero
Les Airelles Courchevel Piero

Shortly after sitting down we have been supplied a pizza with shiitake mushrooms and stracciatella — that’s my sort of amuse bouche. 😉

Les Airelles Courchevel Piero dinner

To begin, we shared the king crab salad, plus the albacore tuna with truffle and sesame sauce.

Les Airelles Courchevel Piero dinner
Les Airelles Courchevel Piero dinner

For our most important programs we had the ocean bass and the fillet of sole with a aspect of tomato salad and artichokes.

Les Airelles Courchevel Piero dinner
Les Airelles Courchevel Piero dinner
Les Airelles Courchevel Piero dinner

For dessert we shared a tiramisu ready tableside. Not solely was it scrumptious, however watching it being made in entrance of our eyes was a deal with.

Les Airelles Courchevel Piero dinner

I merely can’t say sufficient good issues about this meal, from the standard of the meals, to the service, to the ambiance. And better of all, the meals was included as a part of the half board (and we might have even ordered extra, however we have now our limits).

Les Airelles Courchevel Le Coin Savoyard (dinner)

Le Coin Savoyard is one in every of Les Airelles’ different eating places, and it’s open for dinner. It’s situated on the foyer degree, down the corridor from Piero. This can be a fondue and raclette restaurant, serving regional delicacies. You may discover the menu for the restaurant right here.

Les Airelles Courchevel Le Coin Savoyard
Les Airelles Courchevel Le Coin Savoyard

Firstly of the meal we have been introduced some veggies, together with bread, lamb dip, and a tzatziki dip.

Les Airelles Courchevel Le Coin Savoyard dinner

We break up the black truffle fondue, which was served with some salted meat, bread, french fries, and salad.

Les Airelles Courchevel Le Coin Savoyard dinner
Les Airelles Courchevel Le Coin Savoyard dinner

In fact fondue is ridiculously scrumptious, although it’s additionally borderline sickening. We might barely end half of the fondue, so we handed on dessert. Nonetheless they introduced us some treats.

Les Airelles Courchevel Le Coin Savoyard dinner

Les Airelles Courchevel Le Bar (drinks)

Le Bar is probably the most taking place a part of Les Airelles. It’s open all through the day, and serves the whole lot from drinks to snacks. Every night there’s additionally reside music, both within the type of a DJ or a singer. Your complete bar space is simply so cozy, with a hearth and dim lighting. You may discover the menu for the bar right here.

Les Airelles Courchevel Le Bar
Les Airelles Courchevel Le Bar
Les Airelles Courchevel Le Bar
Les Airelles Courchevel Le Bar
Les Airelles Courchevel Le Bar
Les Airelles Courchevel Le Bar

Drinks listed here are costly, as you’d anticipate — most cocktails are roughly 35 Euro. At the very least the expertise is unimaginable. To begin with, everytime you order a drink, they bring about you out an enormous tray of nuts, plus a pizza. And in the event you end a pizza, they’ll carry you one other one. It’s sort of an issue, as a result of by the point you’ve gotten a drink right here, you may need spoiled your urge for food for dinner.

Les Airelles Courchevel Le Bar snacks

Past that, although, Les Airelles not solely has glorious cocktails, however they’re served in probably the most imaginative method I’ve seen wherever.

For instance, in the event you order a negroni, a glass will probably be introduced out with an ice dice in it, after which the server additionally walks over with a ebook. The glass is positioned down, then the ebook is opened, then a flask comes out of the ebook, after which the drink is poured from the flask.

Les Airelles Courchevel Le Bar drinks

Then there are a number of scorching cocktails, that are principally made in entrance of your eyes. You’re introduced the beneath contraption, and initially there’s simply clear alcohol on the backside. The flame then causes it to circulation as much as the highest container, after which it flows again down, but it surely’s a totally completely different colour.

Les Airelles Courchevel Le Bar drinks
Les Airelles Courchevel Le Bar drinks

Different drinks are served with the beneath setup.

Les Airelles Courchevel Le Bar drinks

Then you’ve gotten what would possibly simply be probably the most artistic cocktail glass I’ve ever seen.

Les Airelles Courchevel Le Bar drinks

Different cocktails got here with smoke…

Les Airelles Courchevel Le Bar drinks

I don’t make this assertion flippantly, however these are the very best cocktails I’ve had wherever when it comes to style and presentation.

Les Airelles Courchevel The Smokehouse (drinks)

The Smokehouse isn’t a barbecue place (as you would possibly assume primarily based on the identify), however relatively is the resort’s smoking lounge. It’s additionally situated on the foyer degree. You may sit right here and have a cigar or cigarette, or you’ll be able to simply are available right here in order for you a quieter area and need to play a board recreation. I’m not a smoker, however loved sitting in right here and dealing generally, because it didn’t even scent like smoke.

Les Airelles Courchevel The Smokehouse
Les Airelles Courchevel The Smokehouse
Les Airelles Courchevel The Smokehouse
Les Airelles Courchevel The Smokehouse

Eating round city in Courchevel

The half board bundle at Les Airelles additionally helps you to dine at many eating places on the town, and it really works the identical as on the resort — you simply have the concierge make your reservation (which additionally helps with getting nice tables), and then you definately gained’t be charged for any meals that you just order.

For instance, we had lunch at Le Chalet de Pierres, situated on the slopes.

Le Chalet de Pierres

The Black truffle pizza, hummus, tuna steak with gnocchi, and truffle burger have been all glorious.

Le Chalet de Pierres lunch
Le Chalet de Pierres lunch
Le Chalet de Pierres lunch

Then on prime of that there’s a dessert buffet, which is strictly what you want after a truffle pizza and truffle burger, proper? 😉

Le Chalet de Pierres lunch
Le Chalet de Pierres lunch

One night we additionally had dinner at Nama, which is the Japanese restaurant on the Aman. I believed the restaurant was good, however this was most likely the least thrilling of the meals we had.

Aman Courchevel Nama
Aman Courchevel Nama dinner
Aman Courchevel Nama dinner
Aman Courchevel Nama dinner

Backside line

Les Airelles Courchevel is among the most memorable motels I’ve ever stayed at. Courchevel has a few of the finest snowboarding on the earth, and Les Airelles is taken into account by many to be the very best resort there (although there’s quite a lot of competitors). The resort has attractive design, flawless service, and a few of the finest meals & drinks I’ve had wherever. The Rolls-Royce home vehicles that whisk you round city don’t damage both.

Clearly this keep wasn’t low-cost, although I’ve to say that I believed the worth was nice in comparison with what you’d get for this worth in the US. In the US, there are 300+ room resorts in ski locations and in Hawaii which might be retailing for $2,000+ per night time for a base room. By comparability Les Airelles affords worth, with half board, transportation round city, outrageously attentive service, and a lot extra.

I’m comfortable we visited on the finish of the season, as Courchevel was positively quieter, and it additionally meant the speed was a bit decrease, we obtained an improve, and so forth. We additionally lucked out with the climate, because it couldn’t have been higher.

In the event you’re a skier (or apres-skier) and love a fantastic boutique resort with unbelievably good service (and don’t thoughts the value), visiting Les Airelles is a should.

Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn