Magical Megève

We were recently lucky enough to escape to the slopes for two nights, to the beautiful Alpaga hotel in Megève. A mere hour and fifteen minute drive from Geneva airport, Megève makes a couple of days skiing possible.

Set five minutes outside the village, the Alpaga has several buildings which include 22 hotel bedrooms as well as six separate chalets that you can rent as a group. What’s very clever about the set up is that it feels extremely personal, almost as though you’re staying at a private chalet but with the perks of a hotel; the complimentary shuttle to and from town, the spa and the mouth-watering, two Michelin starred restaurant to name a few.

As we’d arrived so early – and thanks to the transfer, check in and ski hire being so seamless (the hotel can even organise your lift pass for you) – we managed to have almost a full day of skiing on the first day… not forgetting a delicious lunch of course. With stunning 360 degree views, Restaurant L’Alpette wasn’t a bad spot to tuck into an enormous dish of tartiflette!

A panaché with a view

Once down the mountain, we had time for a quick Hugo at Le Café (a great spot for people watching in the town centre) before getting picked up by the hotel and whisked back for a relaxing dip in their heated spa pool.

A view of the main square and the line of horse-drawn carriages waiting to whisk you round the town

The hotel interiors are beautifully done – think classic chalet with a modern twist – and incredibly comfortable. Our charming wooden clad bedroom was very spacious and even had a mezzanine level with a separate single bed (perfect if you are going as a family or to banish a snorer to!). The stunning drinks cabinet was a particular highlight of our bedroom and was kitted out with everything you need from tea, coffee and snacks to champagne, gin and vodka. And you can of course order anything extra on room service.

Supper on our first evening was at the hotel’s two Michelin starred restaurant, La Table. It was an exquisite six course tasting menu (not including the amuse-bouches, vast cheese trolley and petit fours) with wine pairing, which left us barely able to move at the end of supper. It really was absolutely delicious, with scallop and pureed artichoke, char and hollandaise and a beautiful piece of veal as just some of the courses that we tucked into. A good three hours later, we left the restaurant, buttons popping and rolled into bed exhausted!

Having thought we’d never eat again, we headed into breakfast the next morning and couldn’t say no to the spread that met us. Everything from yoghurt, fruit and granola, to cheese, eggs and of course the most delicious baguettes, croissants and pain au chocolats.

The rest of our mini break was spent in much the same way; eating, skiing, sipping Hugo’s and relaxing at the hotel. You really could spend days there without ever leaving. It’s incredibly comfortable, you’re beautifully looked after and there’s the added bonus of their spa which offers a range of massage and beauty treatments.

As we discovered, you only need two nights to really feel like you’ve had a good break. Although we wouldn’t say no to being there for a much longer stay!

Contact us today at info@mensosconcierge.co.uk so we can book you in for the most spoiling alpine getaway.