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Christiania

Val d’Isère, France

From $2500 per person in low season
From $4500 per person in high season

based on 7 nights

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per person based on 2 adults for 7 nights in a Category B Room on a half board basis and including private return airport transfers.

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At a Glance

  • Scott Dunn's in resort team can enhance your stay with our exclusive childcare and in-resort team arranging everything from transfers to ski passes and reservations

  • Superb location a stone's throw from the main lift base and ski school meeting point as well as being only a couple of minutes' walk from the village center

  • Friendly, family run hotel which has much to offer families and couples alike

  • Excellent food and friendly, discreet service set the Christiania apart

  • Spa with indoor swimming pool, massage rooms, sauna, hammam and exercise machines. Treatments by Sothys

  • A wide variety of room types, many of which are ideally configured for families

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Val d'Isère boasts one of the longest ski seasons in the world because, unlike other resorts above 1800m, 80% of the skiing happens above 2000 meters. As a result, early and late season offer reliable great conditions. Being high, it is cold though and we think March and April are the best times to visit Val.

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Insider's View

Excellent family facilities and just a stone's through from the slopes, this hotel ticks all the boxes and provides a friendly and reliable service.

The hotel has a fantastic array of food!

Children's dinner is provided early from 6pm in the restaurant

Fantastic supervised children's playroom in the peak weeks.

The cosy lounge area with lots of sofas and a large fire pit is a great place for families to relax after a long day on the slopes

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your ski vacation to Christiania

Description

The Christiania is located in the heart of Val d'Isère and just 100m from the main lifts. With its open fire and friendly atmosphere the 5 * Christiania combined with our resort team, renowned childcare and support make for a wonderful ski trip.

The Christiania is centrally located just 100m from the main lifts, ski school meeting points and nursery slopes, making it hugely convenient for accessing the slopes and the heart of the village.

Many of the rooms have south or south-east facing balconies with beautiful mountain views. There is a selection of interconnecting and cabin rooms which offer multiple options for families. The rooms are well-proportioned and larger than those of many other ski hotels.

The elegant lounge with open fireplace is a perfect place to relax after skiing. The gourmet restaurant serves a full buffet breakfast and innovative French cuisine for dinner, and is to a very high standard. The staff are extremely friendly and yet consummate professionals.

The wellness area at the hotel includes a sauna, pool, Hammam, fitness room and beauty center using Sothys cosmetics and offers a range of relaxing and therapeutic massages. Children are welcome to use the pool when there are no treatments taking place.

Our purpose designed Scott Dunn children's club is only a few hundred meters away and is available to guests staying at the Christiania. 

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Accommodation

Most double rooms have fantastic mountain views and some have a balcony. A wide variety of connecting rooms create ideal spaces for families or groups. "Cabine" rooms are a more cost effective solution for families with an alcove with bunk beds or single bed at the entrance to the room, and a further double bedroom for parents. Family suites comfortably accommodate 5 people and some of the Junior suites consist of a spacious twin room with seating area and sofa bed suitable for one child. These suites can in turn connect with a further double room. All rooms have private bathrooms, telephone, radio, television, bathrobes and hairdryer. Most rooms can accommodate a cot. Rooms are categorised by view and room size and due to the wide variety of type, size and style, we recommend speaking to one of our consultants to get the accommodation to suit you best.

Alpine

A higher room category, with an area of about 41 m² with a large balcony facing the rink has a view of the mountains.

A Superior

A 26 m² size Double Room with South or South East facing balcony, one bathroom and separate toilet. These rooms offer a view over the slopes.

B Superior

A Twin or Double Room with South or South East facing view with a balcony, between 27 and 30 m².

B Superior Room with Cabine

A South or South East facing room with balcony, approximately 30m² including the cabine area. The room has a main bedroom with a separated cabine bunk bed room, one bathroom and one separate toilet.

B Room

A South or South East facing room with balcony or terrace, these rooms are approximately 25 m².

C Superior

A Twin or Double Room, between 24 and 26 m² with North facing view overlooking the village.

C Room

A Twin or Double Room with North or West facing view, approximately 22 m².

D Room

Double-bedded small room with a North facing view, approximately 20 m².

Junior Suite

A large room with a small sitting area, some with sofa bed. West or South-East facing view, some with a balcony, these rooms are between 28 and 35 m².

Family Room West

The Family Room consists of two bedroom spaces (some are accessed through the first room), two bathrooms, one separate toilet and a west or south-east facing balcony (40 to 47 m²).

Family Room South East

The Family Room consists of two bedroom spaces (some are accessed through the first room), two bathrooms, one separate toilet and a west or south-east facing balcony (40 to 47 m²).

Family Suite

A West or South-East facing room, with or without a balcony, approximately 45m²- 60m². The suite consists of two rooms, two bathrooms and a separate toilet.

C - Cabine

West facing, approximately approximately 26 m2 including the cabine.

Childcare

The Christiania is one of our favorite family hotels and it makes for a great family vacation. The hotel offers a children's menu and, during school vacations, the children’s corner is open in the evenings from 5.30pm-9.45pm for 5-10yr olds. Activities include painting, modelling games, discovery games, cartoons and films.

Scott Dunn pioneered skiing vacations with childcare, allowing parents the freedom to ski whilst their children are cared for impeccably by our nannies. Our handpicked childcare team are qualified professionals, whose enthusiasm and nurturing abilities are in abundance, so much so that both parents and children often ask to take them home. In Val d’Isère we have our exclusive Explorers kids club , which gives our hotel guests the freedom to ski all day, whilst your children have a vacation too. We look after children from as young as four months, with age appropriate activities and a collection service to and from ski school. A nutritious lunch is served each day, as well as healthy snacks, with any dietary requirements taken into account and your child’s routine will be strictly adhered to. We can also provide a wide range of equipment for babies and toddlers on request, including nappies and wipes, usually free of charge. And if you’d like to go out in the evening, we can provide babysitting.

Explorers kids club

Run by qualified nannies, our purpose built kids club in Val d’Isere is available exclusively to Scott Dunn guests and is open seven days a week. Each day promises an imaginative and entertaining program of both indoor and outdoor activities, so parents can spend the day on the slopes knowing your children are in expert hands. Snacks and lunches are freshly made each day and we also operate a driver service that can take your children to and from ski school.

Babysitting

Babysitting can be arranged in the evenings and is chargeable by the hour (€20 for the first hour, then €10 per hour until midnight, and €20 per hour thereafter).

Facilities

The hotel restaurant serves a delicious breakfast buffet, with lots of options to fill you up before a day on the slopes. Lunch can be taken on the terrace with magnificent views of the Joseray valley. In the evening, the restaurant offers a fantastic half board menu, with a starter buffet, a choice of main course, and an extensive dessert buffet, not to mention the cheese trolley. The bar offers a wide range of hot and cold drinks, aperitifs, after-dinner drinks and numerous cocktails.

The indoor swimming pool is surrounded by large glass windows bringing in lots of natural light. The Wellness area includes a sauna, Hammam, small fitness room and a beauty center using Sothys cosmetics and offering a range of relaxing and therapeutic massages. The hotel's concierge service is friendly and efficient.

Spa

Open daily from 9.30am - 12pm and from 3.30pm to 8pm. Children can use the pool during spa opening hours.

Activities

Val d’Isère is a mecca for downhill skiing for good reason. It has enough to keep skiers of all standards challenged and entertained for a lifetime, let alone a week. The off piste potential is limitless and the snow record enviable.

Val d'Isère has plenty to offer less enthusiastic skiers too. The Center Aquasportif has fantastic facilities including 2 swimming pools, climbing wall, multi activity sports hall, fitness suite, gym, squash courts and a Wellness area with sauna, steam bath, spa, cold baths and hydro-massage.

Designated walking trails are a great way of appreciating the scenery and there is an ice rink, husky riding, parapenting, skidooing, cross country skiing and much more.

There is a wealth of quality restaurants in the village and on the mountain (many of which are accessible to non skiers). The shops and galleries offer some great shopping (both the window and the real varieties).

Reviews

5

Winter Party - April 2016 (Guest)

Rob the resort manager is superb - always helpful, always interested. The hotel was brilliant - even better than we had hoped. The staff are incredible - nothing is too much trouble, friendly, polite and attentive.

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Charlotte Carter (Staff)

Located in the heart of Val dIsere, the Christiania is only 100m for the slopes, a fantastic location whether you are going skiing or exploring the town. The hotel has a cosy lounge area, with lots of sofas and a large fire pit which is prepared ready for guests after a long day on the slopes. The hotel is very child friendly and in peak weeks has a supervised playroom should parents want to enjoy a quiet drink at the bar. Children are also welcome in the hotels wellness center. The swimming pool is surrounded by large glass windows, great for bringing in lots of natural light.

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Verbrugghe Party - January 2016 (Guest)

We were impressed by the service and professionalism of the hotel employees.

Dedicated Scott Dunn Managers were also a great value to our stay.

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Kate Newman (Staff)

Hotel Christiana is a great choice for a family vacation they just get it so right! With excellent rooms choices for families of all sizes, there really will be no arguing over who gets the 'best' bed. The team here at the Christiania really make the vacation special ensuring that all of your needs are meet, and even keeping an eye on the children while you eat your dinner in their children's playroom. My highlight here is of course the fact that the slopes are only a short stroll from the hotel meaning and easy trip in the morning for the children's ski school.

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Jenny James (Staff)

The Christiania has an amazingly friendly atmosphere, from the moment you arrive you are looked after. The hotel is perfect for families who like to enjoy time together, children are welcome in the spa and the dining room. They also have a children's room with toys, DVD's and games. The location of the hotel could not be better, close proximity to the town and shops and at the foot of the nursery slopes and main lifts.

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Jules Maury (Staff)

Waking into the Christiana I was immediately assailed by the warmth of the greeting from both the staff and the fantastic fire which dominated the cosy lounge seating area. The wonderful ambience of the lounge bar and restaurant area make you feel immediately as if you are a guest in your own home, nothing seemed too much trouble for the smiling, helpful staff. Cosy seating areas with an open fire, a fabulous little bar and a restaurant rich with wood and warm colors make it difficult to move to your more than comfortable bedroom! Spoilt for choice with a selection of accommodation ranging from family apartments, inter-connecting rooms and suites, the rooms and bathrooms were all beautifully appointed with excellent amenities and some with views out over the mountains. We had a delicious meal looked after by the ever vigilant Head waiter and could not decide whether dinner was the highlight or the wonderful buffet breakfast served the next morning whilst looking out over the mountains in the morning sun.

This is a family run hotel where you feel you are being looked after by the owners themselves, nothing is too much trouble and sitting in front of their roaring fire after a long days skiing sipping a glass of the excellent local wine before wandering down to their Spa for a swim or massage is a great way to end a day in the Alps. Wonderful for couples or families, the central location, great facilities and cosiness of the Christiania make this a fabulous choice in Val dIsere.

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Fiona Bickmore (Staff)

This is our most family friendly hotel in Val d'Isere. The Christiania offers a reliable service, superb facilities and a large selection of connecting and family rooms. A lot of the rooms have been recently re-decorated (superior categories) so request these if you can. Val d'Isere offers a wide range of slopes suitable for all levels. It is always popular with Scott Dunn guests as we have our own Scott Dunn children's club in the resort too.

Experiences

  • Biathlon

    Bring out the winter Olympian in yourself with this energetic but classic Alpine pursuit.

  • Bun J Ride

    Experience Tignes' latest thrill seeking adventure - ski, board or toboggan attached to a harness with two bunjee ropes.

  • Dog Sledding in Val d'Isère

    Mush! And you're off! Drive your own dog sled, or take a guide and just sit and enjoy the ride.

  • Heli-skiing in Val d'Isère

    Whether you're a competent off-piste skier looking to heli-ski, or a piste skier looking to ski a wide variety of resorts, Val Heli-ski can create an itinerary that will take into account your preferences, your ski ability and the snow conditions.

  • Ice driving in Val d'Isère

    One of the most thrilling experiences in a ski resort, ice driving is especially fun with a group of friends.

  • Ice skating in Val d'Isère

    No Alpine vacation is complete without a session on the ice rink. The one in the center of Val d'Isère is particularly good fun as well as being conveniently located. It is always a winner with children too.

  • Ski Explorers, Val d'Isère

    Designed for 3 to 4 year olds to have a taste of skiing the Ski Explorers is an ideal way of introducing them to the joy of being on skis without the pressure of a structured lesson.

  • Swimming in Val d'Isère

    Val d'Isère has fantastic swimming facilities at the Center Aquasportif Leisure Center, and is well worth a trip if you're not skiing, or if you fancy a more relaxing bit of exercise after a day on the slopes.

Location & directions

Val d’Isère, France

Arguably the best location in Val d'Isère - just a couple of minutes walk from the center of the village but also only 100 meters from the pistes and the main lift station and ski school meeting point. Geneva 170km, Chambery 135km, Lyon 234km.

How to get there

Scott Dunn offers scheduled British Airways flights from London to Geneva followed by private or shared transfers (2-hour 30-minute). Regional and private flights and private and helicopter transfers can also be arranged. Alternative airports include Lyon (2-hour 45-minute transfer) or Chambery (1-hour 30-minute transfer). Helicopter transfers take around 30 minutes.

Speak to our specialists 020 3411 8427

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