Accommodation in Tignes
Tignes is known for its self-catering apartments which range in quality and price from luxury flats with access to saunas and swimming pools to small, cheap studios. But there are also hotels and chalets, especially in Tignes les Brevieres, and even a Club Med. And a growing number of apartments are now rented out on a semi-serviced ‘ApartHotel’ basis.
Where to stay in Tignes?
Tignes Val Claret and Tignes le Lac collectively form Tignes 2100. They are 2km apart but an efficient free bus service runs between them, day and night. Val Claret is slightly higher and bleaker (it’s in the shadow of the Grande Motte in the middle of winter) but it has more ski-in/ski-out accommodation and quicker access to the highest slopes; whilst Tignes le Lac is generally cheaper and livelier at night. Tignes Le Lac is divided into suburbs – Le Lavachet, Les Almes, Le Rosset and Le Bec Rouge – but it’s a fairly compact village, so it does not make too much difference where you stay within it.
Tignes 1800 incorporates the first post-war Tignes village of Tignes les Boisses which once hosted an army barracks. By the early 2000s the soldiers had left, and their quarters were soon replaced by smart new apartment complexes. A faster lift was installed and the area was re-branded Tignes 1800. There are buses connecting 1800 to Tignes le Lac, but it still feels slightly out on a limb, and it is very quiet at night.
Tignes le Brévières is even further down the mountain, but at 1550m it’s only ‘low’ by Tignes standards, and as its slopes are north-facing it’s very rare that you can not ski back to it. Although it’s modern and purpose-built like the rest of Tignes, its traditional low-rise chalet-style architecture and setting among trees below the dam makes it the most village-like and least Tignes-like of the Tignes villages. It’s also the most isolated and self-contained, with its own bars, restaurants and shops.
Hotels in Tignes
Tignes Luxury Hotels
Luxury hotels that are consistently highly rated by previous guests include the 5-star Hôtel Les Suites Du Montana, the 4-star Hotel Les Campanules, the 4-star Hotel Le Taos and the trendy 4-star Hôtel VoulezVous in Tignes le Lac, whilst in Tignes Val Claret the 5-star Les Suites Maison Bouvier has a reputation for being the best hotel in the whole resort.
Tignes Club Med
Club Med Tignes is in a ski-in/ski-out location in Val Claret. It has a swimming pool and spa and offers all-inclusive luxury family holidays for a relatively low price, given what’s included – not only full-board accommodation with gourmet food and an open bar, but also ski passes, ski lessons, childcare and other activities. Check latest offers and availability >>>
Tignes Mid-priced Hotels
Of the 3-star hotels, The Paquis Hotel, Le Refuge and The Langley Hotel in Tignes Le Lac are usually the highest rated, but they face stiff competition from The Curling Hotel in Val Claret and Hotel l’Arbina in Le Lac.
Tignes Budget Hotels
Good value 2-star and budget hotels include Hotel Le Genepy down in Les Brévières, Le Dôme in Tignes 1800, La Vanoise in Val Claret and Le Terril Blanc in Tignes Le Lac. There are also chalet-hotels and ApartHotels – see below.
Self-Catered Apartments in Tignes
Apartments in Tignes range from the cheap and cheerful (and usually cramped) flats built in the 1960s, 70s and 80s, to modern, spacious apartments with access to saunas, wellness centres and swimming pools such as Le Nevada, Le Jhana and La Ferme in Val Claret; Le Telemark in Tignes le Lac; Le Kalinda in Tignes 1800; and Santa Terra in Tignes les Brevieres. But these are just the upmarket tip of a very large iceberg, so use the link below to search these and hundreds of other apartments.
Chalets and Chalet Holidays in Tignes
Specialist UK travel agency Alpine Answers has a good selection of chalet holidays in Tignes. Currently they are offering Ultimate-Ski readers a £20 discount per group booking so make sure you mention Ultimate-Ski on their enquiry form if you want to claim this.
You can also book self-catered chalets in Tignes direct. Search and book these self-catered chalets here >>>>