Les Servages d'Armelle
- Style Convivial contemporary chalet
- Setting Slopes of Mont Blanc
Les Servages d’Armelle is a chic chalet retreat with a straight-to-piste setting in the Haute-Savoie region of Rhône-Alpes. Made mostly from reclaimed Alpine wood, this grand mountain hut has a warm family management at its helm – Armelle, its namesake, is the motherly matriarch meeting your every request. There’s an inventive restaurant, open fireplaces and – the best bit – cloud-dotted hilly views from every window and terrace.
Need to know
- Rooms 10, including three suites. There’s also a self-contained chalet, sleeping up to six.
- Rates Double rooms from $353.76 (€257), excluding tax at 7 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.50 per person per night on check-out.
- More details Rates exclude breakfast, €23.
- Facilities Free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD player, Annick Goutal products, Balneo bath tubs, in-room spa treatments.
- Check–out 10am, but flexible if there’s availability. Earliest check-in, 4pm.
Children Under-10s stay free; extra beds for older children are €50 a night. Babysitting can be arranged with a local nanny. The restaurant has a children’s menu.
- Hotel closed May and November.
- Also Pets can come, too, by arrangement. During the winter, there’s a two-night minimum stay.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms The suites above the restaurant in the farmhouse have their own mini-spa: a hot tub and hammam to soothe away après-ski aches. Their French doors open out onto an Alp-facing terrace, and there’s an extra bedroom and bathroom upstairs.
- Packing tips Mountain finery for on and off the slopes – and some old tomes to curl up by the fire with.
Food and drink at Les Servages d'Armelle
- Hotel restaurant The restaurant is divided between a terrace, a conservatory and an indoor bit. You can watch chef at work in the kitchen, preparing inventive takes on traditional French and Italian dishes: black risotto with langoustines, fantastic steaks and appetite-whetting charcuterie. It’s all open and inviting, and buzzing with activity – you’ll feel completely at home wandering into the kitchen with a request. It’s elegantly rustic, with handmade crockery and a whole table topped with baskets of fresh bread.
- Dress code Your usual off-piste attire: snug sweaters will fit in nicely.
- Top table If it’s warm enough, eat out on the terrace; if not, cosy up by the window of the conservatory.
- Last orders The bar's open until 11pm when an honesty version takes over. Between October and December, the restaurants is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
- Room service Breakfast and a selection of cold dishes on request.
- Hotel bar The bar, tucked away in a corner of the restaurant, is decked out with ponyskin stools, big wooden tables and grand mirrors. Iced buckets of champagne line the counter, ready for owner Armelle to pour you a Kir Royale. It’s open until 11pm, when an honesty bar takes over.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More details