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Val Thorens Self-Catered Apartments

Discover the best apartments in Val Thorens to rent


Renting an apartment is the best option when searching for self-catered accommodation on your ski trip or summer holiday to Val Thorens, especially for small groups of friends or family.

Very popular among visitors, apartments in Val Thorens come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, ranging from small and functional studios to large flats with five-star luxury facilities. They are quite flexible in terms of catering choices and, sometimes, dates and duration of stay. Because they’re generally self-catered, apartments tend to be cheaper than catered chalets, so they are a great choice when looking for a budget-friendly base at the foot of the slopes.

We’ve written a complete guide on apartment rentals in Val Thorens to help you make the most of your ski trip. Read on for the best insider's tips.

3 things to look out for when booking an apartment in Val Thorens

A twin bedroom in one of the apartments

It couldn't be easier to book an apartment in Val Thorens. All you have to do is fill in the box at the top of this page or visit our Holiday Rentals page, featuring a great selection of apartments and chalets handpicked by us from a list of accommodation providers. To start your booking process, set your requirements – at least your arrival date and number of people – and we’ll show you which properties are available.

There are a few things you may want to consider beforehand to make sure you find the perfect ski apartment:

1. When should you book your apartment?
We recommend you book your apartment as soon as possible. Holiday rentals usually sell out quite quickly and a lot of people book as early as January for the next winter season. Our top tip is that you book your accommodation before buying your flights or train ticket, the reason being that availability may be limited and apartment start/end dates are not always as flexible as travel options.

As for the best time to stay in an apartment, they're usually open for bookings during the winter and summer high seasons – from December to April and from June to September. However, some accommodation companies may offer interseason holiday rentals for large parties – specify your desired dates in the Special Requirements box while booking and our team will get back to you with alternative options.

2. How long should you book your apartment for?
Ski apartments in Val Thorens are generally rented on a weekly basis, usually from Saturday to Saturday. However, these dates can occasionally be flexible and some companies may provide a mix of Saturday and Sunday changeovers.

Lately, thanks to the increased offer in flights, especially cheap ones, shorter and longer ski breaks are becoming more and more popular so some accommodation companies may be flexible on their rental dates on request. Therefore, even if you can only find seven-day offers on our Holiday Rentals page, we may be able to accommodate shorter and longer bookings – state your desired dates in the Special Requirements box and we’ll get back to you with alternative options.

On the other hand, summer apartment bookings in Val Thorens are generally more flexible on dates and length of stay, especially outside the peak months of July and August. This means that you may be able to come for a long weekend, for ten days or for a few days mid-week more easily. Again, state your requirements in the Special Requirements box while booking.

3. How big is your group?
Apartments to rent in Val Thorens range from small studios to large chalet-apartments, making them suitable for all sorts of parties, from couples looking for a romantic escapade to families or groups of friends. Before booking your apartment, you’ll need to know the exact number of people and the ages of the children coming with you on your holiday – you can filter our holiday rentals by capacity at the top of the page.

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Catering options & apartment add-ons in Val Thorens

The kitchen in one of the apartments

Apartments in Val Thorens are generally rented out on a self-catered basis, so they're usually cheaper than catered chalet ski trips. However, this doesn't mean that you need to take care of everything yourself since many accommodation providers offer a wide choice of add-ons to boost your holiday experience.

Apartment catering options in Val Thorens
Catering options are often the first on the list of add-ons and they range from private chefs who can cook all or some of your meals to welcome packs with everything you need for your first breakfast in the mountains and grocery shopping to fill your fridge and pantry before you arrive. There are also plenty of private chefs and catering companies working in Val Thorens, so take your pick – you can hire them for the length of your stay or just a one-off special dinner. Recently, a few takeaway services have established themselves here offering budget-friendly, hassle-free catering options for your ski holiday.

Apartment add-ons in Val Thorens
Accommodation companies offer dozens of other add-ons to make your holiday as hassle-free as possible. When booking your apartment, you can often include lots of other services for an additional fee, from ski hire to ski passesski lessonstransfersactivities and anything else you can think of. This means that you can relax knowing that all the different bits of your holiday will be taken care of. Some may even offer a bespoke concierge service through which you can book high-end treats such as a 24-hour chauffeur, massages or private tours.

Prices for apartment rentals in Val Thorens

Val Thorens apartment prices vary depending on the size of the apartment, its facilities and services, its location within the resort, your desired dates, the size of your party, the length of your stay and many other factors. In general, you can benefit from discounts when booking early while there may also be deals to be had outside the main busy holidays (Christmas, February half-term, Easter, July and August).

How much do Val Thorens apartments cost?
Apartment prices in Val Thorens range from around the €350 mark for a 2-4 person studio in the non-peak weeks to as much as about €7,000 for the large luxury apartments in peak weeks.

Luxury apartments in Val Thorens

The swimming pool in the residence

Luxury is in the eye of the beholder. What someone may find opulent, someone else may deem simple. However, Val Thorens does have a great selection of apartments on the higher end of the spectrum.

Where can you find luxury apartments in Val Thorens?
The centre of Val Thorens has a lovely selection of five-star apartments with some residences boasting luxury facilities including indoor pools, saunas and spas. These usually have the added bonus of ski-in/ski-out access as their doors often open directly onto the pistes that run through the resort.

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Group apartments in Val Thorens

The exterior of the residence

If you’re looking to organise a corporate ski trip or a holiday with a big group of friends, Val Thorens is a great place to host it. With great nightlife and plenty of choice when it comes to group accommodation, Val Thorens has lots going on and it’s situated in one of the biggest ski areas in the world.

Where can you find big apartments for groups in Val Thorens?
When booking an apartment for a large group of friends or a corporate retreat, you want to make sure you're as close to the heart of Val Thorens as possible. This is where all the action's at, including the best nightlife and a wide range of restaurants, bars and plenty of things to do.

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Family apartments in Val Thorens

A twin bedroom in one of the apartments

Val Thorens is really well set up for mountain-loving families, with plenty of activities for all ages and a host of family-friendly apartments.

Where can you find family-friendly apartments in Val Thorens?
Val Thorens has nursery ski slopes right in the village centre and some of the lifts can even be used for free. There is also a good selection of ski schools while the resort has a modern ski lift infrastructure to help you explore the ski area easily and quickly. Les Menuires is also popular with families – it has its own nursery slopes, plenty of green runs and is connected to Val Thorens via the lift system while, being at a lower altitude, it may be more suitable a destination for those with toddlers.

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Budget apartments in Val Thorens

A living room in one of the apartments

Val Thorens isn't well know for its affordability. However, there are some great bargains to be had in its surrounding area, and even in the centre of town if you time your holiday well.

How can you save money on your Val Thorens accommodation?
Les Menuires is great for skiers on a budget wanting centrally located, cheap accommodation with direct access to the Three Valleys. There are lots of functional apartment buildings here, constructed in the 1970s, and plenty of them are located in the area of La Croisette, right next to the piste.

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Ski-in & ski-out apartments in Val Thorens

Ski-in and ski-out apartments are the most sought-after in Val Thorens. There's no better feeling than being able to put your skis on right outside your front door.

Where can you find ski-in & ski-out apartments in Val Thorens?
Most of the apartments in Val Thorens centre are ski-in and ski-out or, at least, ski to the door as the main streets in resort turn into pistes when the winter rolls in. Les Menuires also has plenty of slopeside apartments – search our for those located in La Croisette.

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Our Where to Stay guide will help give you an indication of the character and feel of the various different areas that make up Val Thorens. There are also wonderful chalets available to rent here, take a look at our Chalets page to see what's on offer.

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