Four Seasons Hotel Megève *****
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Jérôme, father of Achille, 6 years old, from Brussels
In January, me and my family went skiing during a stay at the Four Seasons Megève. Let me share with you the details of this snowy interlude.
Entering the Four Seasons is like immersing yourself in the history of the famous Rothschild family. A great and long adventure unites this avant-garde family with Megève and the hotel, opened in 2017, symbolises this century-long epic.
The Rothschild family’s private art collection decorates the walls of the hotel. The works, scattered here and there, bring colour, modernity and authenticity. It is not uncommon to stop at the corner of a corridor to admire the work of the artists and craftsmen.
Despite the grandeur of its architecture and decoration, the Four Seasons is not a museum. It feels like home. The hotel is designed as a luxury retreat where you can relax with your family. Noble and raw materials such as wood, stone and copper give the place a warm and authentic character.
The hotel is located at the highest point of the resort and offers exceptional views of the mountain. A special Four Seasons ski lift provides direct access to the slopes. This lift is very gentle and leads directly to the ski school. Perfect for children! The hotel has its own ski shop and a stylish ski room. The staff carry and store your skis, put on your boots and give you good advice.
We really appreciated this individual care, especially as this was our son’s first real ski holiday.
The staff are exceptionally friendly. We had chosen to bring our little dachshund, our son’s faithful companion, with us. When we arrived in our room, two bowls were placed on an elegant napkin with our dog’s name embroidered on it. So cute! We were the only guests staying with a pet and the pet was more than spoiled.
When we arrived, we asked for a fence to be placed on the terrace of our room so that our dog could get some fresh air without escaping. The maintenance department did everything we asked for. If you are lucky, you will meet Nemo, the hotel’s Bernese Mountain Dog who loves to cuddle.
We met many families with young children. Our son Achille made a few friends who he would meet again in the mornings at his ski lessons, and we made friends with their parents.
The children can enjoy a nice kids’ club within the hotel. The older children have their own teens zone, a room full of video games. Our son really enjoyed this area where he could go alone and be safe. The kids’ club is open from 8am to 10pm, under the supervision of the hotel’s activity leader or parents. The hotel offers healthy and tasty children’s menus. The waiters always had a kind word for our son.
We stayed in a Junior Suite located on the ground floor. This location is perfect for family outings as the room has a terrace that opens onto the outside of the estate. Our son slept on a large sofa bed in the living room of the suite. Even though there is no partition between the master bedroom and the living room, we felt that we each had our own space, as the suite is generously sized. The comfort is obviously there. The bathroom is large and has a bathtub with a view of the mountain. Purists will appreciate the separate Japanese toilet with heated seat. Oh yeah! The suite also has a large dressing room, ideal for storing all the family’s belongings and ski suits.
One of the highlights of the hotel is the great swimming pool. After each day’s skiing, we would relax in the pool, which was open to the outside. Our son loved this fun time. As for my wife and I, we took advantage of the whirlpool to prevent aches and pains. The place is really beautiful and the deckchairs have been exchanged for soft love seats.
The lobby is also a very cosy place to read a book or have a coffee. We didn’t try the spa treatments, that’s for another time. Children’s cosmetics from the natural brand Naïf were available for our son when we arrived in the room.
For the pleasure of the taste buds, the hotel offers three restaurants. We liked to eat in the bar restaurant. The menu consists of mountain dishes worked to perfection. Lunch for three people costs €150. In the evening we dined twice at La Table de Noémie, a traditional French restaurant in Les Chalets du Mont d’Arbois, also owned by the Four Seasons. The menu is made up of seafood, Savoyard fondues and beautiful pieces of meat cooked in a rotisserie. Expect to pay between €150 and €200 for a dinner for three, which is a fair price for a restaurant of this quality.
To get around Megève, the hotel offers a free shuttle service. These small vans are very practical and comfortable.
Our stay was far above our expectations. Everything was really perfect. I recommend the Four Seasons to families looking for a warm and exclusive setting, a high level of service and an exceptional location, right on the slopes.
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