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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Location for ski in ski out perfect
Staff super friendly and attentive
Room very comfortable, though a bit tight when you add a third person
Food very good; broad breakfast selection, restaurant on lower floor perfect for a relaxed supper
We stayed at this hotel last week and can honestly say I can’t think of any negative about the actual hotel or resort. Very friendly and attentive staff especially Axel in the bar who went out of his way to book us some restaurants as well as making excellent cocktails. In the restaurant all staff were extremely attentive especially the blonde wine waitress (unfortunately I can’t remember her name. She was so enthusiastic and knowledgable about wine and not just trying to sell us the most expensive bottle! The rooms were extremely comfortable and we had slope side room with breathtaking views. Ski shop was excellent. Although we had our own boots and helmets they still look after them and dry and warm boots and put skis outside door ready for you in morning. Everything is so close. Great restaurants near by. The Savoy is great for lunch and dinner. We were half board and although there was plenty of choice there are just so many great restaurants in Les Arcs 2000 and 1950 we had to try them. All were excellent. Fantastic hotel in a fantastic resort. I know people have said food and drink are expensive but after been around the world to ski in different resorts it’s no more expensive than any other. Just loved everything about this holiday, and hotel.
Just back from a great weeks skiing. My review might be a bit over enthusiastic as we had wall to wall sunshine for most of the week and snow conditions were great. The hotel could not be in a better location. Staff on the whole were very efficient, friendly and helpful. Most of the practical amenities that are sometimes forgotten in modern hotels were there. The only problems that we encountered were with the shower head over the bath, the hose is too far away from the rail so that the showerhead does not tilt properly and water comes straight at you also, there was only one hook to hang a towel. Full marks for their green policy on towels, if you don't put it in the bath they don't change it, also thanks for not folding the used towels so that I don't know which one is mine. We were half board and the food was very good. Breakfast had a great buffet selection, could perhaps have a more varied choice of prepared fruit. You can ask for eggs done whatever way you like them.Dinner was what I would call a bit fancy but, everything was freshly prepared with good quality ingredients even if was not always to my taste, I enjoyed most of what I had and was able to try some new things. I would say that pouring the soup from a jug into the soup plate was a bit unnecessary and just made the soup cold, the soup bowl was cold as was the creme fresh. If you get fed up with fancy food you can eat in the more casual restaurant, free on one evening and 35 Euro towards your bill on any other evening, we ate there on two evenings and enjoyed it.Finaly a big thank you to the stff in the skii shop who were most helpful, getting your boots out in the morning and putting them away at night and even taking your skiis outside for you.
It was our first time at Taj I Mah and Les Arcs 2000. We have had a wonderful time skiing and have enjoyed the high quality and service of the hotel very much. Friendly personnel, beautiful rooms, a super ski shop and nice restaurants & bar. Nothing to complain...
Very good in all respects except for evening food which was all design and no taste, tiny portions, strange taste combinations, no vegetables. Food needs to be more simple and suitable for a ski resort, a little more filling after a hard day skiing. Staff so friendly throughout the hotel. We really enjoyed our stay