Why Choose La Sivoliere?Courchevel 1850 has more than its fair share of 5-star properties, each with their own particular charm. And La Sivolière is no exception. You’ll find this Alpine chalet-style hotel at the top of the village, surrounded by pine trees lit up at night so the whole scene glitters. Superb panoramic views take in the resort nestling below and the surrounding mountains.
Courchevel in the French Alps
Courchevel 1850 is in Les Trois Vallees in the Savoie Region of the French Alps, and consists of the Saint-Bon, Les Allues and Belleville valleys. The Three Valleys make up the biggest ski area in the world with 600 kilometers of slopes connected by 173 ski lifts and ski runs.
Courchevel is a collection of five resorts: 1850, 1650, 1500, Le Praz 1300 and La Tania. Courchevel 1850 is the highest and is one of the most glamorous, and expensive, ski resorts in Europe.
Rooms and Suites
La Sivolière offers a selection of 11 suites, 24 rooms and one apartment. Built of timber and stone, the décor combines traditional materials with style. It’s elegant without being ostentatious with rooms where wood predominates, the warm tones complemented by luxurious fabrics on the beds.
Bathrooms are lined with stone-colored tiles; brown, beige and white fluffy robes hang from the walls. And everywhere you get those wonderful views. So depending on your room, you can fall asleep looking out at the lit-up pine trees or put your make up on in the bathroom overlooking the valley.
The apartment is a real home from home. The kitchen/dining area is more generous than many such areas in other Courchevel’s hotels, and better equipped. There’s a fireplace in the main room and in one of the bedrooms. You reach the other two up a small staircase to the rooms under the eaves. It's ideal for families or a group of friends.
A Hotel for Families
La Sivolière has the French 'Petit VIP' certification, granted to very few hotels in this child-friendly country. Children have their own special check-in section and have their own currency which lets them buy pancakes, pastries and special mocktails while they're at the hotel. With the staff accredited with child friendly hotelier certification, kids are treated extraordinarily well.
They have their own 'Petit VIP Room' with special video and interactive play, and their own restaurant, the 'Mini 1850' where they can eat with other children.
For dogsAnother plus for families is its dog-friendly policy. Staff are trained to walk dogs on the mountains or in the resosrt, and there’s a dog-sitting service. Whether you’ll need the canine osteopath depends on how active or elderly your pooch might be.
Dining at La Sivolière
The restaurant 1850 overlooks the forest. It’s light and bright with an open fire and colorful rugs on the walls, pretty, casual and welcoming. The food too, is relatively light, with dishes ranging from gnocchi with a mushroom cream sauce and Iberian ham plancha grilled for a starter to sea bass baked in a salt and spiced crust, hamburger with truffle and bacon crisps or beef Rossini.
This is Courchevel, so expect to pay around 25 to 30 euros for the starter, 35 to 45 euros for a main course, and 10 to 15 euros for dessert.
Wellbeing AreaThe spa is relatively small, but it’s well equipped with a therapy pool with counter-current swimming, sauna, hammam, massage room and fitness room.
Practial InformationRue Chenus
Tel.: 00 33 (0)4 79 08 08 33
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