Hotel Le Coucou is located in the ski resort of Méribel in the beautiful French Alps. To visit Alex and I took a quick 2 1/2 hour flight from London Heathrow to Geneva and organised a car transfer from the airport to the hotel. Le Coucou is situated right in the heart of the Alps, so the drive itself was around 2 hours but felt much faster because of the gorgeous scenery and views we had the chance to take in along the way. My best tip for booking your transfer would be to ensure you organise a vehicle big enough for your luggage and ski equipment – and most definitely compare prices, as we found a great company who were half the price of some other quotes we received!
What sets the hotel apart from its surrounding counterparts is the fact Le Coucou is the only ski in/ski out hotel in the area, which for both of us was a huge bonus and has been a selling point before in visiting other hotels around the world. The fact we could eat breakfast, clip straight into our skis and be on the slopes within moments was really quite magical. The flexibility this positioning gives you is really incredible, as you can access the hotel as and when you need to throughout the day, rather than having to plan your whole day out in advance. The slopes themselves were also just ideal for Alex and I, as we love to take things at our own pace and found there were so many fantastic blue and green runs, as well as a few red runs I was brave enough to explore this time too.
Le Coucou also has two restaurants (one that serves amazing breakfast and lunch choices) and a stunning bar that we adored spending our evenings in unwinding with the talented barmen. If Alex can find a good Old Fashioned or a Manhattan he’s a happy boy! We also really enjoyed visiting the Beef Bar restaurant (which is primarily beef as the name suggests) but as pescatarians we definitely indulged in a fondue or two and some exquisite sea bass. What’s also great about the location is you are only a short drive away from being able to explore the local area and so many other places to eat and drink. The hotel staff will happily organise a chauffeur for you as well as recommending the best places to visit, priceless.