Review: La Sivolière, Courchevel

By Felix Milns

3 years ago

One of the best for doggie breaks in the French Alps

Felix Milns investigates La Sivolière, one of the best ski breaks in secret Courchevel.

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Review: La Sivolière, Courchevel

La Sivolière is a bijou, family-run, five-star hotel nestled in the woods on the edge of the Dou du Midi piste in Courchevel 1850. It’s at the end of the road on which you also find the two-Michelin-star Chabichou hotel and restaurant, and food is similarly prized here. La Sivolière’s seasonal guest chefs swap their summer stars for a stint at the top table of alpine gastronomy in which local produce is front and centre. And with a touch that’s typical of their individual approach to service, all halfboard guests will be offered an individually customised dish this winter.

La Sivolière, Courchevel

Fresh on the back of a refurbishment by British interior designer Sara Copeland, the driftwood lighting and the restaurant’s feature fireplace wall of bronze sculptural leaves are the perfect complement to the setting. The hotel feels like a large chalet, with its 35 rooms and suites branching off a central spine of the most wonderful staircase, which is decorated with a gallery of antique mirrors and drawings of ski-tech patents.

La Sivolière, Courchevel

Unusually, dogs are given a big welcome here, with dog bowls by the fires, dog beds in matching colours in the rooms and their own room-service menu. Even if you don’t bring your own pooch, the kids will quickly fall in love with the owner’s dog, Google, so named as ‘he is always searching for something’.


Doubles from €790, half-board.

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