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Araucaria Hotel and Spa, Plagne Centre

A charming alpine hotel right on the slopes with spa facilities

"Good" 268 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Location 93 / 100 Terrific location.
Service 87 / 100 Great service.
Wellness Area 71 / 100 Wellness & sports facilities were pleasant enough.
Food 66 / 100 Food is average.
Comfort 53 / 100 Average comfort.
Breakfast 50 / 100 Breakfast is mediocre.
Room 45 / 100 Rooms are not good.
Cleanliness 43 / 100 Not very clean.
Vibe 33 / 100 Vibe wasn't good.
Amenities 33 / 100 Bad amenities.
WiFi 0 / 100 Disappointing internet connection.

Good to know

"Winter sports facilities are close"
"Great menu"
"Rooms could be cleaner"
"Hotel could use some updating"
"Good" 268 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Location 93 / 100 Terrific location.
Service 88 / 100 Great service.
Wellness Area 69 / 100 Sufficient wellness & sports facilities.
Food 66 / 100 Food is average.
Comfort 51 / 100 Average comfort.
Breakfast 48 / 100 Breakfast is below average.
Room 45 / 100 Rooms are not good.

Good to know

"Rooms could be larger"
"Winter sports facilities are close"
"Great location"
"Great wellness & sports facilities"
"Good" 268 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Location 94 / 100 Terrific location.
Service 86 / 100 Great service.
Wellness Area 72 / 100 Wellness & sports facilities were pleasant enough.
Food 63 / 100 Food is average.
Comfort 56 / 100 Average comfort.
Breakfast 49 / 100 Breakfast is below average.
Room 43 / 100 Rooms are not good.
Value for money 42 / 100 Value below average.

Good to know

"Hotel buildings could use some improvement"
"Hotel could use some updating"
"Could use a good cleaning"
"Amenities are not the best"

Style

  • Star Rating
  • 4 Star
  • Property Style
  • Hotel
  • Vibe / Atmosphere
  • Traditional & Modern mix

Facilities

  • Outdoors
  • Balcony
  • Mountain views
  • Families & Kids
  • Baby Cots
  • Equipment Rental
  • Family rooms
  • Spa / Fitness / Beauty
  • Hair-dryers
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Hammam / Steam-room
  • Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage / Relaxation
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Pool (indoor)
  • Entertainment
  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi / Internet
  • Social Spaces
  • Drinks bar
  • Restaurant
  • Creature Comforts
  • Open fire
  • Safe / Secure box
  • Parking
  • Long parking (charged)
  • Paid Parking
  • Parking on property
  • Accessibility
  • Disabled access
  • No smoking
  • Ski to door

Services

  • Bookings for
  • Car hire
  • Lift Passes
  • Ski / Snowboard Hire
  • Ski / Snowboard Lessons
  • Catering
  • Half-board
  • Full-board
  • Breakfast
  • Events
  • Accommodation
  • Catering
  • Internet/Wifi
  • Technical Support

Ideally located at the heart of the vast Paradiski area in the sporty & family ski-resort of La Plagne-Centre (2000 m), the Araucaria Hotel & Spa**** has been fully refurbished.

Following its recent refurbishment, the hotel offers new facilities in a style blending raw materials and soft textures to create a warm, chic atmosphere, perfect for meeting up with friends or family, to have fun and relax! 

You will be able to make the most of the brand new common spaces, including a cocktail bar, an original children's area and a large number of innovative and fun services.

You can spend the night in one of the redesigned 84 rooms in the classic, superior or family category. 

The new 450 m2 spa by Nuxe area will amaze with its indoor swimming pool, four treatment massage and cocooning cabins, sauna, tepidarium, and the treasure island designed especially for kids.

What's the place like?

The Bar

The refurbished cocktail bar is eprfect for a civilised apres-ski, offering the opportunity to watch DJ sets or live concerts, as well as fun spaces for the children. 

The Restaurant

The restaurant has a chic and friendly atmosphere and will feature themed buffets recalling the atmosphere of the well-known French covered markets.

What's nearby?

Towns nearby

A hub of activity and the biggest by far of the La Plagne villages, Plagne Centre has everything you need for a great holiday. Packed full of amenities all accessible through indoor tunnels including grocery shops, bakery and delis, tabac, souvenir, clothing and equipment stores, ski hire, service and ski schools, internet café and more places to eat and drink than you can get through in a week, you would be forgiven for never venturing further than Plagne Centre, but if the urge takes you to get out and about to other villages it couldn’t be easier.

Restaurants nearby

For food and drink your choices are endless, traditional, excellent Savoyarde menus at quaint La Metairie, modern La Refuge, elegant La Grolle or piste adjacent Le Chaudron. Quick and easy lunch stops for Crepes at Chez Marie, toasties and burgers at Le Croq-Neige or Scotty’s Bar for pizza, pasta, burgers and Panini’s. Grab late night munchies at Dominos (not that Dominos) pizzeria or the takeaway Panini bar located in the tunnels. Terraces and deck chairs abound all through the village centre and you cant go wrong for a beer or vin chaud at any of them, just pick a spot with a good view and relax for some piste watching.

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Sights nearby

The Vanoise National park is on the doorstep and you can see Mont Blanc from the highest parts of resort on a clear day.  

Things to Do nearby

Once your legs start burning take a break with one of Plagne Centres activities, head to the base of the Stade Olympique run to watch a professional mogul or slalom competition, catch the ESF instructors doing a torchlit descent or floodlit display ski, Hit the Colorado luge for a high speed sledge race with its own lift, no tiresome trudging back up hill for you! Check out Snow Panthers skidoos for a tour of the mountain like no other or head up the Grande Rochette lift after dark for dinner at their excellent restaurant and a moonlight ski back down with Oxygene ski school

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Lifts/Pistes nearby

Plagne Centre hosts a convergence of runs and lifts rivaled only by Bellecote. The new and improved Becoin lift is fast opening up the Mont Albert side of the resort and has at its peak the Cretes drag which affords access to some epic black runs and one of La Plagne’s best powder bowls. The Grande Rochete pedestrian friendly bubble offers amazing views, reds, blacks and easy blue access to the south side of the mountain.

Also see: Ski Areas in La Plagne, France

Nightlife nearby

As the day progresses head to Scotty’s Bar for the best après atmosphere in town with live music and livelier clientele, icy Igloo Igloo for the chance to feel like a penguin, La Luna for cocktails and pool tables, Mouth bar for sticky floors, shots and hard partying and end up at Le Switch for home made rail jams and late night DJ action.

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What to book?

Transfers

You’ll need to book your own transfers, when staying here. Your main options are shared or private transfers, but consider whether you would prefer a door-to-door service or a (generally cheaper) “communal” drop-off point at your destination

 

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Cycle Hire

You’ll need to organise your own bike hire when staying here.  Things to consider are the type of bike you want to rent such as road, mountain, hard trail and/or an electric bike; and whether you’ll need helmets and protective clothing with your rental. You’re best off choosing a shop that is close to your accommodation for ease of access, and making it quicker to return the bike and pay at the end. Some companies may also deliver so it’s worth looking at all the options. 

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Ski Hire

The hotel offer a 20% discount on ski hire equipment with local supplier and vouchers are available at reception on arrival.

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Lifts & Passes

You are able to purchase your lift passes from reception.

Also see: Ski Pass Options in La Plagne, France

Instructors & Lessons

When staying here, you’ll need to book  your own ski or snowboard lessons. Tuition is strongly recommended for complete beginners and is always a good idea whatever your level to perfect your technique. Group lessons are a great way for children to learn with their peers whilst giving you some free time on the slopes. Groups are also a generally cheaper option for adults, however, with a private instructor you’ll have undivided attention and be able to progress at your own pace.

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Guides & Tours

When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover La Plagne whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.

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Local Shuttles

There is a local free resort bus that runs between the different levels of La Plagne from close by the hotel but it is unlikely you will need this service being based so close to the pistes and the lifts. 

Parking

Hotel parking: 12€ per day

Reviews

Visitor comments

  • "We have just returned from a wonderful week at this Hotel. The space was amazing, we have never had such a huge room skiing. The views from the room and balcony were breathtaking overlooking the pistes. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly." - Trip Advisor
  • "The location of the hotel, just yards from the slopes, is excellent. The staff were very helpful and the rooms were clean and modern, and an acceptable size." - Trip Advisor
  • "Stayed here on a weeks ski holiday and we were very pleased with the quality of the food, rooms and service. Nice spa, good locker/boot room and on the piste! Will return next year!" - Trip Advisor

Contact

  • Open Seasons
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
  • Address
  • Plagne Centre
  • 73214
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