Hotel Taj-I Mah
What We Love
- A gorgeous five-star hotel in the French Alps, with breakfast and welcome champagneArriving in style, with a welcome champagne cocktail on your first evening
- Booking treatments at the hotel spa and making use of the nearby fitness center
- Enjoying ski-in, ski-out access, with a ski lift just steps away
Feel on top of the world at Les Arcs, a four-part resort perched up in the Tarantaise Valley – one of the French Alps’ highest ski regions. It sits in the heart of the aptly named Paradiski – a veritable skiing paradise that is one of the largest in the world. Offering hundreds of miles of uninterrupted slopes, Les Arcs links to Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne via a spectacular double-decker cable car, the Vanois Express.
Arcs 2000, so called due to its lofty elevation at over 2000 meters (6,560 feet), houses one of the resort’s latest upscale hotels – Taj-I Mah. Its name means “diamond of the moon,” and it’s easy to see why. This brand new establishment, elegantly designed in glass, wood and concrete, is the first five-star hotel in town. The gorgeous interiors make the most of the stunning interplay of light and shadows that reflect off the dazzling white snow and jagged peaks all around. Best of all, it offers ski-in, ski-out access right from your doorstep.
Overlooking the village, each Double room – Classic accommodation is kitted out in neutral hues, with burnt-orange accents and plenty of wood, as well as faux fur throws and cushions that add to the luxe feel.
Michelin-starred chef Éric Samson heads up the two exquisite eateries here, which promise to satisfy all your culinary desires. Le Diamant Noir is the fine-dining option, with an outdoor terrace boasting panoramic views almost as impressive as the food itself. For a more casual atmosphere, head to L’Atelier d’Eric.
After an active day, wind down in the 4,300-square-foot Carita et Cinq Mondes spa, boasting a panoramic indoor pool, a steam bath, a Jacuzzi, sensory showers and a solarium. Soothing massages and expert beauty treatments are also available. If you have any energy left, work up a sweat in the fitness center.
There’s an impressive variety of skiing in Les Arcs, with long cruising runs, great off-piste and one of the longest, most challenging runs in the Alps, which takes advanced skiers more than 4 miles down to Villaroger, a magnificent vertical descent of 7,500 feet. In Arc 2000, beginners will find an excellent place to learn, under the Plagnettes chair lift. The Paradiski ski domain has 84 drag lifts, 65 chair lifts and three cable cars, with an impressive 264 miles of runs. Snowboarders are well catered for, too – in fact, Les Arcs is said to be the home of snowboarding in Europe.
Taj-I Mah is located in the Arc 2000 ski resort, in the gorgeous French Alps. The resort is roughly two and half hours east of Lyon and about an hour from the Italian border. These impressive mountains – and this resort in particular – are home to some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world, not to mention some of the most breathtaking natural beauty found anywhere.
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Very comfortable stay for a short ski getaway. Modern tastefully decorated hotel with good service. Excellent ski shop with helpful staff and charging to room. Skiing from the door. Would very much like to return.
Really pleased we chose Tajimah instead of similar priced 3 star options in Val d'isere. Just a few very minor issues prevents scores of 5 throughout. Definitely recommend the hotel and resort. We will more than likely return.
My son and I really enjoyed our stay. We were made to feel really welcome with lots of special touches. Ok not everything was fully 5 star, but when this is compared to its location, it more than makes up.
This well-positioned hotel is beautiful on the outside. However, the public areas are very badly decorated with really tasteless cheap decor and furnishings. The rooms are well furnished though. The beds were very comfortable and the linen lovely.
The bistro downstairs (Atelier) was superb for dinner, we didn't need to use the upstairs restaurant. The ski shop was efficient and the staff pleasant.
The TV in the room did not have any major English news channels (no Sky, BBC or CNN English news) which was unfortunate. The shower head in the bath was awful.
The wifi on the room levels has bizarre security blocking and we couldn't use gaming apps or connect to it easily on some devices.
The spa was large and we enjoyed the pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. The water "moat" was dirty.
Overall this was way overpriced. It could be an incredible hotel if the issues above were resolved.
This is a lovely hotel in an excellent location in Arc 2000. Food was excellent although I would probably not do half board again as 'fine dining' every night is a bit much and probably, while skiing could do with more carbs!