This was my second visit at Oxalys, the first one being 8 years ago when the place was almost new.
What has not changed is the prime location and beautiful views over the surrounding mountains. The apartments are also fairly large by local standards and very well equipped. We had rented a triplex for 8 persons, consisting of 4 bedrooms and bathrooms over two floors and a living area/kitchen in the middle floor. A top feature inside there is the fire place. The apartments are still in good condition but would warrant nevertheless a real renovation to maintain their super premium status. Beds were not very comfortable. Access to the slopes is as easy as it gets, with full ski in and out.
The other big plus is the spa, with the small swimming pool, jaccuzi, saunas and steam room, which are popular but never over-crowded. Also a nice feature are the bathrobes and slippers in the room which make access to the spa much simpler and more enjoyable. The other major change since my first visit is that the restaurant Oxalys is now completely independent from the lodging - it has now (deservedly) earned 2 Michelin stars and the half board option with breakfast is no long available. Since price have skyrocketed there, it would discourage probably discourage the most food enthusiast.
A sister project (Residences du Kashmir) is in development close by and, together with the opening of the luxury hotel Altapura, should trigger the owners of Oxalys to reinvest in the place to maintain it at the pinnacle of Val Thorens' offerings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated at the entrance to the Val Thorens ski resort, next to the ski slopes, in a quiet, sunny area, the Oxalys residence welcomes you into a bright, elegant décor and offers two relaxation areas with swimming pools, spas (jacuzzis), sauna, hammam and massage rooms, a lounge bar with fireplace and the gourmet restaurant. Chef Jean Sulpice’s gourmet restaurant awaits for you with its extensive menu. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Residence l`Oxalys Hotel Val Thorens