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Hotel des Dromonts

Avoriaz, France
  • Surrounded by snow capped peaks sits this iconic hotel with a rich history. The first hotel to be established in the revolutionary ski resort of Avoriaz, Hotel des Dromonts has been beautifully renovated to revive its original spirit, cleverly blending modern comforts and luxury with a lively and colourful sixties inspired decor.

    • Innovative designHotel Des Dromonts
      Innovative design
    • Sunset over AvoriazHotel Des Dromonts
      Sunset over Avoriaz
    • Resolutely mountainHotel Des Dromonts
      Resolutely mountain
    • Les Enfants TerriblesHotel Des Dromonts
      Les Enfants Terribles
    • The loungeHotel Des Dromonts
      The lounge
    • A Superior roomHotel Des Dromonts
      A Superior room
    • Welcome to the spaHotel Des Dromonts
      Welcome to the spa
    • Avoriaz by nightHotel Des Dromonts
      Avoriaz by night
    • Tinted cedar and bold sixties fabricsHotel Des Dromonts
      Tinted cedar and bold sixties fabrics
    • ReceptionHotel Des Dromonts
    • Fun and styleHotel Des Dromonts
      Fun and style
    • The quirky barHotel Des Dromonts
      The quirky bar
    • Fantastic viewsHotel Des Dromonts
      Fantastic views
    • Chill out at the spaHotel Des Dromonts
      Chill out at the spa
    • Cosy bedroomsHotel Des Dromonts
      Cosy bedrooms
    • An outdoor hot tubHotel Des Dromonts
      An outdoor hot tub
    • Bags of history on the wallsHotel Des Dromonts
      Bags of history on the walls
    • The hotel in winterHotel Des Dromonts
      The hotel in winter

    What to love

    What to know

    • A unique and unusual ski hotel with an interesting history and sixties inspired interior.
    • Superb ski-in/ski-out position in the heart of Avoriaz.
    • Magnificent mountain views throughout the hotel.
    • Bistro-chic dining at Les Enfants Terribles-Avoriaz restaurant.
    • Massages and beauty treatments using the exclusive Pure Altitude range of products featuring Alpine plant extracts can be enjoyed at the spa.
    • The hotel was completely refurbished in Autumn 2014.
    • The hotel offers an excellent value bespoke luxury travel option in the Portes du Soleil ski area.
    • The light and airy rooms are compact and cosy but the original arches maximise the feeling of space.
    • The Family Suites feature three separate sleeping areas and can accommodate up to five people.

    About this property

    • Located in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area, the Hotel des Dromonts is a legendary address. The first hotel to be opened in the revolutionary traffic-free ski resort of Avoriaz,  the hotel is now under the expert management of The Sibuet hotel group. Lovingly renovated by Jocelyne Sibuet to take visitors back to its 1960‘s roots, she has cleverly combined vintage style with modern comfort.

      The hotel was originally designed to resemble a pine cone and the interior features arches and sloping floors to enable guests to benefit from the views of the surrounding mountains.  In the 1970s and 80s des Dromonts played host to an annual festival of “fantasy films” attracting directors such as Luc Besson, David Cronenberg, Brian de Palma, David Lynch and Steven Spielberg.  Photographs of these famous visitors adorn the walls of the Festival Bar, a popular slope side lunch spot and good place to unwind before dinner.

      The Les Enfants Terribles restaurant (in-keeping with the Sibuet properties in Megeve and Val Thorens) serves delicious French cuisine in an avant garde setting reminiscent of the festival period and is named after Jean Pierre Melville’s film based on Jean Cocteau (a regular visitor to the Sibuet Group’s  flagship Megeve property in the 1950s).

      The Pure Altitude Spa, reached by a mirror adorned staircase, provides a welcome addition for guests who want to relax and recharge their tired muscles after a day on the slopes complete with indoor and outdoor hot tubs, a sauna and steam room and a myriad of beauty and pampering treatments.

      With its superb ski-in ski-out position and new look, the Hotel des Dromonts is once again set to becoming the leading place to stay in the Portes du Soleil.

    • The hotel has 34 cosy rooms inspired by 1960s glamour and style.  Red Cedar panelled walls are enhanced with silver and grey wall coverings, complimented by white linen, big fur throws on the beds, subtle lighting and smart bathrooms with locally quarried slate floors.  Most rooms have double aspect windows to give guests plenty of opportunity to bask in the magnificent views.

      Classic Room: A compact yet stylish room with breath taking views of the slopes providing the perfect skier retreat. Classic rooms feature a bathroom with shower and WC and are approx. 17-18m2 and sleep two.

      Superior Room: A more spacious room with majestic mountain views and a bathroom with shower and free standing bath. Superior Family Rooms include a sofa bed for one child and an in-room bath.  Superior rooms are approx. 22-31m2 and sleep two. Superior Family Suites sleep two adults and one child.

      Junior Suite: Include a sitting area that can sleep up to two children and a bathroom with  shower and bath. Junior Suites are approx. 32-34m2 and sleep two adults and two children.

      Suite: Feature a bedroom and lounge separated by a sliding door. The living area includes a pull-out sofa that can accommodate up to two children.  Suites are approx. 32-34m2 and sleep two adults and two children.

      Family Suite:  The largest room at the hotel, the family suite has a large bedroom with en suite master bathroom with a shower and WC and an exposed in-room bath tub.  A corner lounge is separated by a sliding door and has a sofa bed that can accommodate up to two children.  There is an additional bedroom with a single bed, bathroom with shower and WC.  The family suite is approx. 38-41m2 and sleeps up to three adults and two children.

    • Children are welcome to stay at Hotel des Dromonts and the Junior Suites and Suites can sleep up to two adults and two children. The Family Suite sleeps up to three adults and two children and has three separate sleeping areas.

      The hotel also offers half board reductions for children aged 12 and under and further reductions for children aged 6 and under. Baby Welcome Packs featuring a range of essentials can be booked prior to travel.

      Ski Kindergarten: Being traffic free, Avoriaz is an excellent choice for families. The Village des Enfants welcomes children from 3 years and above and is open daily from 9:00am to 5:30pm. There are over 100 instructors and supervisors on hand to teach children and lunch and tea are available at the Village restaurant. A range of apres-ski activities are also on offer to suit different age groups.

    • Restaurants: Following the success of Les Enfants Terribles-Megeve and Val Thorens, the Sibuet group have also included the same mountain bistro concept at Hotel des Dromonts. With a decor boldly defined by the Sixties Les Enfants Terribles-Avoriaz features various cosy corners and areas in which to savour mouth watering cuisine including delicious seafood and traditional steak au poivre whilst admiring the pictures which conjure up the avant-garde era when lively dinners took place during the Fantasy Film Festival.

      Bar: Below the restaurant is the lively Bar Le Festival which features cowhide walls and arches made of roughened concrete to divide the eating and drinking areas and is a popular lunch stop as well as apres-ski venue.

      Spa:  The warm and welcoming Pure Altitude Spa is the ideal spot in which to relax after a day on the slopes. Featuring a treatment room, sauna, steam room, indoor and outdoor hot tubs and fitness area. The spa offers a range of massages and beauty treatments using the signature Pure Altitude range of products, created from mountain plant extracts (with anti-oxidant and remineralising properties) including Edelweiss.

    • Aquariaz: This unique alpine aquatic paradise features lush natural vegetation and boasts a river with a gentle current, sidewinder water half-pipe, a playhouse, paddling pool, large pool with climbing wall, massage benches and an open-air heated spa.

      Ice-skating: The skating rink in the resort centre is a firm family favorite providing support stands for younger children and offering regular disco evenings for teens.

      Helicopter Flights: Take to the air in a scenic helicopter flight over the Mont Blanc massive and enjoy views of Europe’s highest peak as you have never seen it before.

      Mountain Biking: In the summer mountain bike enthusiasts can enjoy four bike parks and 650km of mountain bike trails.

      Sky Diving: For the ultimate thrill, experience a tandem sky dive above the mountains for breathtaking views and an unforgettable experience. Sky Diving is available winter and summer.

    • When to travel

      At 1800m Avoriaz is the highest resort in the Portes du Soleil ski area and has a good snow record from mid December to late April.

      In July and August Avoriaz is a popular mountain resort for all the family offering 800km of footpaths, 650km of mountain bike trails, golf and an aquatic centre.

      Location and Directions

      Hotel des Dromonts is the only hotel in the traffic-free resort of Avoriaz, a ski-in ski-out ski resort in the heart of the magnificent Portes du Soleil Ski Area which boasts an impressive 650km of piste straddling the French/Swiss border.  The hotel is located close to the resort centre and has doorstep ski in/ski out access to the slopes.

      How to get there:

      Scheduled flights are available to Geneva through British Airways, Easyjet and Swiss. Private or shared transfers can then be arranged to Avoriaz. Transfer times are approximate depending on weather & road conditions but usually 90 minutes for the 80km journey. The resort is traffic free so on arrival luggage is transported to the hotel by horse drawn sleigh or snowcat.

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