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What We Love

  • A charming spa chalet in a Portes du Soleil village-resort, with breakfast and spa accessPreparing for active days out with a breakfast menu filled with the freshest local ingredients
  • The plethora of outdoor activities and ski slopes to enjoy in Les Portes du Soleil
  • Soothing weary muscles with complimentary access to the spa

What To Know

  • You can rent ski equipment and purchase ski passes and lessons through the chalet
  • Private bus transfer to and from the slopes is available
  • The hotel is pet-friendly
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A charming village spa chalet in one of Europe's most beloved destinations for outdoor recreation

The Lowdown

Comprising 12 resorts dotted across both France and Switzerland, Les Portes du Soleil is the perfect combination of breathtaking mountain scenery and exciting outdoor activities. Set on the French-Swiss border, the charming village-resort of Châtel offers all sorts of sports and fun, from skiing and snowmobiling in the winter to biking and hiking in the summer, with paragliding, climbing and zip-lining thrown in for good measure.
Headed up by the Macchi family since the 1970s, four-star Hotel Macchi is full of intimacy and personal touches, from the warming cuisine straight through to the cozy décor. Add to that a spa with Ayurvedic massages, mountain views, a sauna and swimming pool plus a roaring fire in the lounge, and you’ve everything you need for a traditional chalet break in picturesque Haute-Savoie.

How to Get There

Hotel Macchi
94 Chemin de l Etringa
Chatel, 74390 France


4.5 Very Good 329 Reviews
A Gem of a place!
Reviewed 3 months ago

We stayed at this Hotel last year and we have booked it again for the Christmas period this year! It's really that good
The food is exquisite, the Wine cellar is 2nd to none and the staff couldn't be more helpful.
Excellent Ski hire on site.

Pleasant short stay
Reviewed 4 months ago

Friendly family run hotel, we really enjoyed the facilities including the evening meals at the restaurant. Children loved the swimming pool, the bank beds and the freshly squeezed juices at breakfast.

Great stay
Reviewed 4 months ago

Very friendly and professional staff.
Do not miss the breakfast. It's worth the money!
Amazing massages!
Nice decoration of the chalet.
Rooms are comfortable, slept well.
Restaurant in the evening was good, miss maybe on the menu to have one salad choice.

Good facilities
Reviewed 5 months ago

We stayed here 2 nights as part of a walking trip. Our room was very good with plenty of space. The balcony overlooked the street but road noise was not an issue.
Service in the restaurant can be erratic when busy but in general the food was excellent. All the waiting staff had perfect English. The choice of food for breakfast was particularly varied & good quality.
We enjoyed the spa area but felt that the pool was rather dark, maybe time for an upgrade. Jacuzzi was excellent & the outdoor relaxing area was a real bonus at the end of a long hot day.

Friendly and charming
Reviewed 8 months ago

We enjoyed the friendly atmosphere in this charming hotel. You feel at home when relaxing by the fireplace. Excellent service. Good location. Lovely breakfast. And try the pancakes in the bar for after ski!