The hotel Heart of Megève is best located, in the middle of this village of Haute-Savoie. It occupies, in the main street, a long façade covered with tiles in wood: hand and on the other, are its restaurant and its bar. It was long managed as a good father of a family, with a clientele of regulars. It is now necessary to forget the wooden benches, the decor old, and the fondue savoyard that the half-boarders swallowing after a day of skiing. The new proposal, built in nine months of work, has pushed the establishment in the urban chic. The new owners, the Kampf, have earned a fourth star to the hotel, through a service net and without burrs, a spa, a restaurant opened on the village and elegant rooms. Prices have followed the ascension (33% more than in the old Heart of Megève).

9/10 Position

Made famous by the Rothschild, for 20 years, Megève has retained its authenticity and its charm. Preserved, overlooking the mont-Blanc, the resort gathered around the center and his church. It is an asset to the Heart of Megève, which is next to bars and chic boutiques and is located five minutes on foot from the cable cars leading to the field of Rochebrune.

Tavares Gomes 8/20 the spirit of The place

Chic, the decoration contrasts with the perpetual “rustic” cottages-traditional. The architect, Sybille de Margerie, has optimized the spaces and redesigned the movement, so as to enlarge the volumes without pushing the walls. It took a play of ingenuity to fit the rooms, the spa, the lounge and the dining room. The living room, simple and cozy, reminiscent of a private interior cozy. This is the bet of the institution, that caters to a wealthy clientele of discreet luxury – exclusive to Megève.

7/10-Side rooms

The size of the 39 rooms varies from 14 m2 – this involves travel light — to 48 m2, for the suite, which offers a walk-in closet. Eight categories of rooms exist, ranging from the comfort to the suite. The decorator has used the least space, with a sure taste. On the 3rd floor, our room, the 31 ( Comfort) features on the ground of the pierre bleue du Hainaut, on the walls of the walnut-brushed and wool, and a bed-head with saffron. The forms are contemporary, and the layout with the chalk line.

The comfort is assured – everything is new, including the bedding, the size of which extends at the same time that the category of the room (our mattress measuring 1.60 m). Most of the rooms have a balcony, some have a view of the torrent. Ours overlooks the village. One is designed like a small duplex, and many are interconnecting, in order to allow parents to keep an eye on their offspring. The bathrooms are a demonstration decorative. The basins are ceramic, the fittings and the many coat hooks, which are essential to hang his ski suit, are in dark copper. The welcome products signed “Grown Alchemist”, care brand organic, are presented by distributors and not in a pod individual. Noted equipment: speaker and Apple TV.

8/10 At the table, at the bar

For those who have decided to make only a half-day of skiing (there are many, Megève is not a wide field), it is possible to have lunch at the hotel. The new leadership has broken with the idea of a half-pension. On the other hand, it has opened a restaurant that is accessible to external clients, and in particular to mégevains ( menu at 26 euros at lunch, 40 euros a la carte in the evening). No raclette, or tartiflette, these classic of the mountains: the hotel has taken the advantage of a kitchen mid-lounge (burgers, linguine with truffle…) mid-inventive. He said he is “rooted in the terroir savoyard”, the restaurant is providing, in part, in the surrounding farms. But he does not hesitate to put oysters at his card and, until then, its a “best seller” is the roasted turbot with mashed potato. The restaurant runs on a card of desserts, sophisticated and a decoration in the shape of a blink of an eye: the walls, the benches in the alcove to play with patterns “alpine” like those sweaters from our childhood.

8/10 Service and equipment

The staff, widely believed, seems to know the mountain and its surroundings. And knows how to place himself at the service of the customer. In addition, those who wish to escape the cocoon in the Heart of Megève, the hotel offers walks in rackets, excursions or fancy exploring the heritage of the village. In the basement, the Spa (two treatment rooms) gives an impression of containment, quickly forgotten when one is lying. It offers treatments that are “100% non-toxic”, the result of an agreement with cosmetics brand american bio Tata Harper.

7/10 The price-quality ratio

Comfort and the situation warrants our appreciation, tempered by the regret of not having the half-board formula.

the Heart of Megève

44, rue Charles Feige 74120 Megève ; www.coeurdemegeve.com

From 240 to 940 €

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