Need to know
22, as well as five three-storey chalets with space for up to 12 people, and four apartments, sleeping up to six.
10am; earliest check-in, 4pm, but both are flexible, subject to availability. Guests must arrive on Saturday or Sunday during high season (22 December to 13 January and 16 February to 17 March).
Double rooms from $365.81 (€323), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.50 per person per night on check-out.
Rates include buffet breakfast.
The hotel's La Colline spa offers a range of massage and beauty treatments, but you’ll need to book. Alpaga’s concierge can organise restaurant reservations, carriage rides and taxis, hot-air-balloon trips and ski lessons.
May, June, October, November.
At the hotel
Spa, with pool, steam room and treatment rooms; free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV and Hermès bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Deluxe rooms strike a happy medium in terms of space and luxury. Ask for one in the restaurant chalet (rooms 10 to 19) for the shortest hop to breakfast or dinner. Families can opt for a spacious Prestige room (which sleep two adults and a child, or three adults), two of which have mezzanines. Or request interconnecting rooms; the hotel has a pair.
The spa's floodlit indoor pool has lots of fun surprises: massage jets and a bubble couch make laps a little more interesting.
Lined with dark stone and outfitted with a hammam, gym and a pool with massage jets and a bubble couch, Spa, by Sothys is a chic pampering den. Facials, body wraps and scrubs, manicures and pedicures, reflexology and massages are carried out in two treatment cabins.
Hiking boots for summer walks, ski gear in winter; giant sunglasses whatever the season. No need to bring a guidebook – the concierge has all the local knowledge you could wish for.
Pets can stay for €25 a night. Minimum seven-night stay during high season. Alpaga runs a transfer service to/from town – just ring reception when you’re ready.
Smiths of all ages are welcome. Cots and extra beds are provided free. Restaurants cater to younger palates with kids’ menus.