They say ‘You leave the best to last’ and this was definitely true when I stayed at Le Chalet de l’Atelier Champery Switzerland. It was my last stop during my ski safari across France and Switzerland skiing through the Portes du Soleil area.
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Le Chalet de l’Atelier Champery Switzerland
After continuously skiing for 10 days straight, I was exhausted and was looking forward to my 4-day stay. Not just because it was a beautiful Chalet but I love all things Swiss, so I knew that everything would be pretty much perfect to end an amazing press trip.
I was greeted by the manager when I arrived who was warm and friendly and took me to my room. My room looked exactly like the pictures and the view outside the window just took my breath away. I could see why so many people come and never leave.
Situated in the centre of Champery at the foot of the Dents du Midi and within 1 mi of the Croix de Culet Cable Car, the chalet is in an ideal location. Whether you are skiing or enjoying a summer holiday hiking in the mountains, Le Chalet de l’Atelier Champery is the place to stay.
There are only 4 rooms in the chalet hotel and it has two restaurants, The Lounge Bar and the L’Atelier Gourmand. The Lounge Bar serves cocktails and tapas and the L’Atelier Gourmand serves a Gastronomy menu, considered to be one of the best in town.
You can really appreciate the attention to detail in the chalet and the personal touches from individually naming each room and to having skis mounted on the walls in the lounge bar to give it that warm cosy feel.
The Lounge Bar
The Lounge Bar is situated just inside Le Chalet de l’Atelier and on the same floor as the gastronomy restaurant. As well as serving cocktails and tapas, they also served fresh coffee. and tea. I spent a bit of time in here relaxing and just taking in the atmosphere after skiing.
This is an ideal place to relax after a hard day of skiing and hiking or pre-dinner drinks. I love how they have kept the cosy chalet feel from the bedrooms with the decor, the skis on the walls and the deer pillows on the couches.
There is also a private room, the Carnotzet, that you can hire out and they will organise a group meal, depending on what is required.
About the Room
There are only 4 rooms in the chalet and they are all individually decorated and designed to maximise space. Each room comes with a large flat-screen cable TV, a safe, coffee machine, dock Speakers and a private bathroom with a shower. One of the rooms also comes with a separate living area and a spa bath.
l had a lovely room called the ‘Chef Room’ with views of the mountains from two of the windows. The room was incredibly spacious and had a sofa bed to allow an additional two people to share the room (it can sleep up to 4 people). It was light, modern and contained everything you would need for that perfect ski or hiking trip. You were given fresh sheets and towels every day, as well as bottles of water.
My bathroom was also designed to maximise space with a large shower and basin. It was equipped with a hair dryer and complimentary toiletries.
The room had Free-Wifi that worked really well and a working desk, perfect for when working and travelling.
The bed was it super comfortable and I could have easily stayed in it all day. But, you had the most incredible views looking up at the mountains from my the bed.
How to get there & Location
Situated in the centre of Champery at the foot of the Dents du Midi and within 5 minutes walk from the Champery-Croix de Culet Cable Car, Le Chalet de l’Atelier is at one of the finest locations in the village resort.
The closest international airports are Geneva Airport, Chambéry-Savoie or Bern-Belp and the best way to get to Champery is either via transfer, bus or car.
Alternatively, you can catch a train to Troistorrents Train Station or Champery train station and then catch a bus or taxi. Both are not too far away from the Chalet.
- If you are skiing, there is an outside room where you can leave your equipment that is locked with your room key.
- Definitely, eat at the Le Nord Cafe restaurant Le Nord Cafe restaurant the Le Chalet de l’Atelier , as it has great food and wine. I recommend booking as it only has two sitting times 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
- One child 3 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian’s room, using existing bedding.
- There is a little courtesy train that goes from the main gondola the Croix de Culet Cable Car and drops you off at the front of the hotel.
Would I recommend it
If you are looking for a traditional Swiss chalet, with amazing food, centrally located and good customer service. Then Le Chalet de l’Atelier is the place for you. I loved everything about it, to the point that I didn’t want to leave my room. The bed was super comfy, the room was beautiful. Not mention those amazing views out my window of the mountains.
The wifi was strong too (something I live on as a blogger) and their food was pretty good too.
Yes, I would recommend it and not because I was invited. From the moment I arrived until the moment I left, everything was great. From the comfy of the bed, the decor to the service in the hotel, I enjoyed it all.
- Price Range: Medium/High
- Wifi: Yes and it is strong in areas of the chalet, especially in the rooms
- Breakfast: At an additional cost CHF 14 for adults and CHF 14 for children (approximately). You can have a continental breakfast.
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Have you stayed in Le Chalet de l’Atelier before or in Champery? I would love to hear your experiences in the comments below.
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