Chalet Otto Highlights
- Beautiful chalet-apartment in the heart of Val d’Isère
- Fantastic location for the skiing and the village
- Four bedrooms
- Lovely bathrooms
- Superb living room with log fire
- Ski room with boot warmers
- One chalet staff, who lives out
- Damage deposit for all bookings
Chalet Otto occupies the third floor of our new Comtes de Savoie building. It is a bright and very roomy apartment with sunny views up Solaise, a log fire, sauna, balcony, ski lockers with boot warmers, wifi and, most importantly if you’ve been skiing properly, a lift!
The location is excellent, on a silent courtyard just back from the main road in the centre of Val d’Isère, literally yards from most of the restaurants, bars, ski schools and ski shops. The slopes are 400 yards away, though unless you have extraordinarily forgiving ski boots (or those irritatingly comfy-looking snowboard boots), you’ll plump for the free and frequent Train Rouge ski buses, which stop just outside (two stops to the Rond-Point, three to the Funival).
Otto has three excellent bedrooms with en-suite shower-rooms and wcs. Room 1 has both bath and shower, which one might feel was ablution overkill, but does mean that if one guest nods off in the bath it doesn’t matter. Room 4’s loo is just outside its door. Indeed guests in Room 4 might be considered to have drawn the short straw, since it is also the smallest room and has no window, but a seventh guest in the party can have Room 4 to him/herself with no supplement, and should they persuade an eighth person to join them, the eighth only pays half price.
Count Otto 1st was one of the early counts of the Savoie (1051-1057). It is not clear why he is called Otto 1st, since there was never a second. Most of them were named Amadeus, which happens to be the name of our chalet upstairs from Chalet Otto.