Hotel PortettaCourchevel 1650 / France / France Ski
Sophisticated and charming, the Portetta puts dedication into every detail of its guests’ stay, making it a lead example of the wonderful hotels that make Courchevel 1650 such a popular and world-renowned ski resort. With large, elegantly crafted rooms, creative dining and innovative facilities that get the most from the wintry surroundings, you won’t ever want to leave this majestic hotel.
What to love
- Fabulous location at the heart of Courchevel 1650 and adjacent to the resort’s nursery ski slopes.
- Fire and ice bar serves wood fire oven cooked pizzas and ice shots that can be enjoyed on the heated seating and tables.
- Exquisite cuisine from Angela Hartnett's restaurant Cucina Angelina.
What to know
- Luxury Loft apartments in the hotel and nearby Mountain Lodge chalets are also available, ideal for groups or families
- Honeymooners will love the private and cosy Petite Marmotte mini chalet.
- This ski-in ski-out hotel has elegantly furnished rooms and suites with family friendly options.
A pristine combination of stylish design and thoughtful functionality, Hotel Portetta makes a wonderful addition to the popular Courchevel 1650. Sitting on the resort’s nursery slopes and just an 80 metre walk to the nearest lift, the hotel could not be better situated for guests eager to take to the slopes, particularly those with fledgling skiers within their group.
Refurbished in 2008, the hotel’s rooms provide a cool and calming sanctuary after a long day out on the piste. Elegantly furnished with plush seating, soft bedding and rustic timber paneling, guests have the choice of a south facing room with views of the impressive Courchevel slopes, or of a room with a slightly more tranquil atmosphere, looking out across the snowy valleys. The Portetta has a particularly family friendly environment, and each room type is available in a slightly larger variation to accommodate for children.
Hotel Portetta also has six luxury apartments known as The Lofts. Situated on the top two floors of the hotel, these lavish, self-catered suites offer unprecedented views of the Courchevel 1650 resort and are ideal for larger groups or families. Individually styled, these apartments come fully equipped and feature an open plan living area with fireplace, kitchenette, dining area, bedrooms and deluxe bathrooms. Guests staying in The Lofts are also permitted full access to the hotel’s facilities, including restaurant services.
The Portetta provides some of the finest and most innovative après-ski entertainment in all of Courchevel. The hotel’s Cucina Angelina restaurant serves an excellent cuisine conceived by the reknowned Angelina Hartnett. The Brasserie is designed for informal dining anytime of day, which is always a real treat out on one of Courchevel’s largest outdoor terraces. The hotel’s friendly bar also serves cocktails and vintage wine throughout the evenings.
During your stay, be sure to visit the hotel’s innovative Fire and Ice bar. Distinguishable by its flame torches, large heated seating area and fur snuggle bags, it serves specially cooked pizza from its wood fired oven. With its ski-in ski-out design, it’s available for skiers at anytime of day.
Guests of the Portetta are also granted full access to the state of the art Technogym as well as the exclusive Herb House spa area providing treatments, hammam and sauna facilities.
When to travel:
Ski Season – from December to April. Summer Season – The hotel is closed.
The Portetta is in a prime position at the foot of the slopes of Courchevel 1650.
Private or shared transfers can then be arranged to Courchevel. Transfer times are approximate depending on weather & road conditions but usually 2 hours 15 mins for the 140km journey from Geneva. Alternative airports include Lyon (2 hours 30 mins transfer, 180km) and Chambery (1 hour transfer).
Photo credits: Amy Murrell
Family rooms are available and offer a separate bunk bed room with an extra shower room, ideal for families. Larger families may prefer to choose a Loft apartment within the hotel or even one of the Luxury chalets on the slopes nearby, for that perfect 'home from home' experience.
There is a kids games room where children will be entertained with a large snooker table, Wii game consoles, a flat screen TV, board games and much more. This area allows kids to relax and switch off in their own way.
Getting to most of the ski school meeting points could not be easier since most of these are very close to the hotel. The beginner nursery slopes can be viewed from any of the piste facing rooms and Lofts, should any of you parents wish to watch from a safe and warm distance!
The hotel is also ski-in and ski-out which does make things so much easier!