Need To Know
44, including six Loft Suites.
11am. Earliest check-in, 4pm for hotel rooms, 5pm for Loft Suites.
Double rooms from £404.11 (€463), including tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.90 per person per night on check-out.
Rates include breakfast for all guests and dinner for hotel-room guests (Loft Suite guests stay on a B&B basis). Children Cots (free) and extra beds (€100) for under-11s can be added to all rooms.
The hotel is open in winter only, and generally closes from mid April to mid December.
At the hotel
Spa, gym, restaurants, bars, ski shop, kids’ games room, concierge, DVD library, WiFi throughout.
In your room
Flatscreen TV, black-out blinds, bathrobes, slippers, L’Occitane toiletries. Loft Suites have kitchenettes, equipped with an oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and Nespresso machine.
Our favourite rooms
On the gingham-flounced, wood-carved spectrum of Alpine decor, rooms at Le Portetta fall somewhere between sleek modern and chalet-cosy, with clean lines, cosily textured fabrics and a palette of soft greys, coffees, caramels and treacle. The hotel’s Loft Suites on the upper floors offer a self-catering set-up and each sleep up to eight, in two or three bedrooms. Lofts 1 and 5 sleep two adults and two children; opt for Loft 6 to sleep four adults and two children in two ensuite doubles and a twin. Family Rooms (where breakfast included as part of the room rate) consist of an oversized master bedroom with seating area and an ensuite, plus a bunk room, which sleeps two, and ensuite shower room. It’s worth paying a little extra for a piste rather than valley view.
Portetta Spa has three treatment rooms, a blue-tiled steam room, hammam and sauna, as well as a chill-out area with wicker beds to unwind on pre- or post-pampering. The spa uses Bamford, Oskia, and OPI products; try a hydrating facial or the muscle-soothing post-sport massage (book treatments before you arrive in resort).
Organise babysitting through the hotel at least 24 hours in advance. Arrange spa treatments a week or more before you arrive in resort.