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Hotel Le Kaila. A unique location in the heart of Méribel. 39 spacious bedrooms and suites with refined decor and high quality service. First 5-star hotel of the resort, Le Kaïla provides direct access to the slopes by lift from its ski shop. Take advantage of the spa NUXE , indoor swimming-pool with aquamarine course, sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, fitness and a kid’s club”.

Le Refuge de la Traye

Plateau de, 73550 Méribel, France.

Refuge de la Traye –  Méribel

    Nestled in Méribel, in the heart of the French Alps, is the Refuge de la Traye.

    Built in 1982 and renovated in 2019, it combines authenticity and refinement in the middle of an extraordinary natural landscape. A sanctuary with a wonderfully warm atmosphere, it ensures every guest has a unique and unforgettable experience.

    A world apart

    Hidden away from the rest of the world, this intimate chalet offers incredible living spaces spread over five rooms and one suite. A real hamlet in the heart of a mountain range, it offers every comfort imaginable for a stay with friends or family. Built in the foothills of the Col de la Lune mountain above Méribel, this sumptuous Refuge is the ideal base to experience mountain life.

    A personalised service

    Inside the Refuge, guests feel instantly at home. From their arrival and throughout their stay, they are taken care of by the dedicated hotel team, who expertly and discreetly ensure every part of their stay is memorable.

    A sanctuary at altitude

    Thanks to breathtaking views of the mountains, the wellness area allows guests to forget about the stresses of everyday life from the moment they step inside. Offering time and space to relax as well as forward thinking ways to recharge the body after long a day outdoors, the Refuge boasts a range of innovative technologies including Iyashi Dôme, the Wellsystem, the Mostleds and the Stendo. Massages and treatments, along with a sauna, complete the offering to guarantee the ultimate stay.

    Refuge de la Traye

    • One hectare hamlet
    • A 700m2 chalet
    • 5 bedrooms and 1 suite
    • Spa
    • Artisanal herbal tea from the Amélie Blanche Gardens
    • Sauna and hammam
    • Two outdoor Jacuzzis
    • Iyashi Dome and Wellsystem
    • Mostleds and Stendo
    • Fitness area
    • Lounge and cigar cellar
    • Refuge boutique
    • Cinema room
    • Children’s playroom
    • The Refuge’s private chapel
    • Ski Room
    • Activities at the Refuge

    MAP & LOCATION

    Location

    High up in the mountain far from crowds and noise, in the most picturesque and beautiful setting. A once in a lifetime experience!

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    ROOM TYPES

    Deluxe Room - MARGUERITE

    2 pers. • 25 m²

    The MARGUERITE room is an intimate room whose grey felted fabrics combined with beige tones encourage soothing and tranquility.

    The bedroom has an integrated living room area and opens up onto floor-to-ceiling windows that offer breathtaking views of the countryside with its private terrace.

    Designed with respect to Alpine style, this room has a typical warm mountain décor.

    The inspiration provided by local craftsmanship is reflected here down to the smallest detail, guaranteeing an atmosphere of true comfort.

    Marguerite Room - Refuge de la Traye
    Marguerite Room - Refuge de la Traye
    Marguerite Room - Refuge de la Traye
    Marguerite Room - Refuge de la Traye
    Deluxe Room - CROCUS

    2 pers. • 25 m²

    With an exceptional view, this room overlooks the surrounding mountains thanks to its private terrace.

    The decoration offers a harmonious blend of authentic alpine style and contemporary refinement, reflecting the craft heritage of Savoy.

    Ceilings decorated with logs, walls covered with old wood, felted materials, the decoration is designed with respect for detail and comfort in mind.

    Crocus Room Refuge de la Traye
    Crocus Room Refuge de la Traye
    Crocus Room Refuge de la Traye
    Crocus Room Refuge de la Traye
    Deluxe Room - GENTIANE

    2 pers. • 23 m²

    The GENTIANE room is a spacious and cosy room with mountain colours.

    Beige and grey tones sprinkled with a few warm and prominent touches of red were chosen to dress this connecting room with VIOLETTE.

    With an exceptional view, this room overlooks the surrounding mountains from its private terrace.

    The decoration offers a harmonious marriage between authentic Alpine style and contemporary refinement, reflecting the artisanal heritage of Savoy.

    Ceilings decorated with logs, walls covered with old wood, felted materials, the decoration is designed with attention to detail and comfort.

    Gentiane Room - Refuge de la Traye
    Gentiane Room - Refuge de la Traye
    Gentiane Room - Refuge de la Traye
    Gentiane Room - Refuge de la Traye
    Deluxe Room - VIOLETTE

    2 pers. • 23 m²

    The VIOLETTE room is a spacious and comfortable room that can be transformed into a room that communicates with the adjacent room with GENTIANE.

    Let yourself be enveloped in the warmth of this room dressed in old wooden panels and fabrics with comforting colours.

    With an exceptional view, this room overlooks the surrounding mountains from its private terrace.

    The decoration offers a harmonious marriage between authentic Alpine style and contemporary refinement, reflecting the artisanal heritage of Savoy.

    Ceilings decorated with logs, walls covered with old wood, felted materials, the decoration is designed with attention to detail and comfort. 

    Violette Room - Refuge de la Traye
    Violette Room - Refuge de la Traye
    Violette Room - Refuge de la Traye
    Violette Room - Refuge de la Traye
    Junior Suite - ORCHIDEE

      3 pers. • 30m²

      The ORCHIDEE junior suite is a spacious room with a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains and a warm decoration that gives it a rare luxury and a unique atmosphere.

      The green tones of its decoration recall the surrounding nature in a subtle and sumptuous atmosphere.

      The suite is decorated in authentic colors from the mountain crafts and has a lounge area with a converted sofa bed for 2 children or 1 adult.

      Faithful to the unique style of Le Refuge de la Traye, a large hall serves as an independent entrance allowing access by a wooden staircase to the suite located on the 1st floor.

      Junior Suite Orchidée - Refuge de la Traye
      Junior Suite Orchidée - Refuge de la Traye
      Junior Suite Orchidée - Refuge de la Traye
      Junior Suite Orchidée - Refuge de la Traye
      Suite Prestige - EDELWEISS

      4 pers. • 80 m² +

      The EDELWEISS prestige suite is very unique.

      For families and individuals, this duplex suite will allow you to enjoy the exceptional atmosphere of a private chalet in the heart of Le Refuge de la Traye.

      In absolute comfort, space and privacy, EDELWEISS provides an exceptional and beautiful escape, with a perfect feeling of “being at home”.

      With a large surface area spread over 3 levels, this individual refuge located next to the main building offers lots of privacy.

      A harmoniously coloured layout underlines the private character of the various spaces, which all have a wonderful view of the 3 Valleys massif.

      A large living room with a fireplace, a bedroom on the ground floor and a mezzanine area with two single beds: this chalet is the ideal accommodation for families.

      A private outdoor jacuzzi will offer you moments of relaxation with a breathtaking panoramic view.

      Suite Prestige Edelweiss - Refuge de la Traye
      Suite Prestige Edelweiss - Refuge de la Traye
      Suite Prestige Edelweiss - Refuge de la Traye
      Suite Prestige Edelweiss - Refuge de la Traye
      Suite Prestige Edelweiss - Refuge de la Traye
      Suite Prestige Edelweiss - Refuge de la Traye
      Suite Prestige Edelweiss - Refuge de la Traye

      FACILITIES & SERVICES

      Services

      • Dedicated hotel team
      • Breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners
      • Selection of wines and spirits chosen by the sommelier
      • Soft drinks
      • 24/7 room and concierge service
      • Transfer from Méribel / Le Villard
      • Laundry service
      • Ski equipment and 3 Vallées ski pass
      • Lessons with a ski instructor
      • Treatments and massages
      • Wine tasting evening in a memorable location
      • Electric snowmobiles for children
      • Bobsled track
      • Snowshoe walks
      • Biathlon shooting
      • Zipline and tree climbing

      Restaurant – La Table de la Traye

      As the seasons go by, there are many gourmet moments to be enjoyed in our cosy dining room with a breathtaking view or on the  panoramic terrace facing the snow-covered peaks.

      La Table de la Traye, BY Chef Étoilé AKRAME

      Akrame Benallal is part of a generation of Michelin-starred chefs who have made their mark on the gastronomic scene with a modern cuisine combining perfect flavours and love. His style is both free and demanding, aiming for gustatory perfection and a desire to give, share and please. His cuisine is constantly evolving with a more ample and measured breath. Akrame is constantly inventing new creations that are touching, confusing and surprising. His guidelines? To add extra soul and to always cook with love.

      “I am so happy to be part of this magnificent partnership with Refuge de la Traye where I have signed the menu with an identity and creations inspired by the mountains and surrounding territory! “      Akrame

      The Lounge of Le Refuge

      The elegant character of the Refuge de la Traye lounge room will seduce you for a moment of relaxation with board games. Comfortably seated, enjoy this moment with a splendid view of the peaks of the Alps.

      For the attention of true aficionados, the cigar cellar offers a large selection of unique references.

      Refuge de la Traye - Méribel
      Refuge de la Traye - Méribel
      Refuge de la Traye Méribel - © Gilles Riou - Top Snow Travel

      Spa

      Treatments and massages

      A cocoon set in an enchanting universe where everything is gathered for the pleasure of the senses. The atmosphere conducive to rest and relaxation will allow you to recharge your batteries fully.

      Codage, Verso or Nectarome treatments are available in several versions, for the face and body.

      Accessible to all, enjoy this relaxing break by discovering our detailed treatment menu before making an appointment with our beauticians.

      HydraFacial

      THE TREATMENT
      Only HydraFacial uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate. HydraFacial super serums are made with nourishing ingredients that create an instantly gratifying glow:
      DETOX
      Begin with Lymphatic drainage that improves circulation of the lymph system and helps to eliminate toxins.
      CLEANSE + PEEL
      Uncover a new layer of skin with gentle exfoliation and relaxing resurfacing.
      EXTRACT + HYDRATE
      Remove debris from pores with painless suction. Nourish with intense moisturisers that quench skin.
      FUSE + PROTECT
      Saturate the skin’s surface with antioxidants and peptides to maximise your glow.
      REJUVENATION
      Finish with red and infrared LED light to reduce redness and further stimulate collagen, supporting the natural production of vitamin D.

      Milk bath and hay bed

      Discover all the benefits of a milk bath or the hay bed while enjoying an exceptional view.
      Honoured by Cleopatra, milk baths have long been known for their relaxing properties and their benefits as well as the hay bed resulting from the ancestral practises of Tyrolean farmers.

      The Milk Bad
      Milk is known for its moisturizing properties, which prevent the skin from drying out thanks to its beneficial effects. It stimulates cell renewal and reduces the skin’s natural browning.
      In addition to its cosmetic properties, the milk bath provides relaxation and well-being. The soothing effect of the softness of the milk on the skin combined with the action of water offers a pure moment of relaxation.
      At the end of the day, take advantage of this treatment to reduce your stress while taking care of yourself.

      The Hay Bed or “Alpenbadl”
      A therapy also called phytobalneotherapy offers a unique experience that invites you to relax in an original way.
      Immersed in fresh hay, this treatment combines the effects of the steam bath with the essential oils of hay, ideal for those who suffer from neck and back pain.
      You lie down in this rustic wooden bed covered with fresh hay made of mountain grasses that deeply invigorate. Breathing is softer and muscles relax thanks to the heat while strengthening the immune system and eliminating toxins.

      Refuge de la Traye - Méribel
      Refuge de la Traye - Méribel
      Refuge de la Traye - Méribel
      Refuge de la Traye - Méribel

      Sauna, hammam & jacuzzi

      Treat yourself to a moment of calm and escape to the sauna or steam room to relax and eliminate toxins thanks to their purifying and relaxing effects.

      Take a seat in the sauna of the Refuge, comfortably furnished which offers a magical view of the mountains. You will serenely enjoy this moment of relaxation while enjoying the benefits of dry heat.

      Adjacent to the sauna, the hammam also invites you to relax and dream in a steam bath…

      Iyashi Dome and Wellsystem

      Iyashi Dome
      The unique concept of the Iyashi Dome Sauna, based on the Japanese tradition, allows you to both slim and purify your body while improving your health. Its long infrared technology helps your body eliminate heavy metals and toxins by producing the same amount of sweating in one session as running for at least 20 Kilometers (600 Kilocalories). The Iyashi Dome nevertheless makes it possible to avoid the negative effects of intensive sports practice. This treatment also represents a real beauty and rejuvenation cure for your skin thanks to the heat generated by the device, which penetrates up to 40 mm under the skin.
      The Iyashi Dome is a real tool that allows you to take care of your body and your health:
      – Slimming
      – Reduction of the “orange peel” appearance
      – Slimming of the silhouette
      – Anti-ageing effect on your skin
      – Muscle relaxation
      – Detoxify and purify the body
      – Improving the individual’s terrain

      Well System
      Relaxation for body and mind, this water massage system provides incomparable physical well-being. This full or partial therapeutic massage thanks to the targeted force of the water is performed without undressing or showering. The heat generated activates the entire metabolism, the strength of the water and the impact of jets optimize joint, connective and circulatory movements.

      Refuge de la Traye - Méribel
      Refuge de la Traye - Méribel
      Refuge de la Traye - Méribel
      Refuge de la Traye - Méribel

      Mostleds

      When light becomes a cure!

      Phototherapy or LED light therapy offers a wide range of applications. Light heals, soothes, energizes : cell regeneration, pain relief, rheumatism, help to rejuvenate the little, reduction of orange peel skin, relaxation…This LED bed is the only light generator in the world designed to offer the largest treatment area, increasing the repertoire of medical, aesthetic and wellness applications. This cutting-edge technology offers a photobiomodulation device with unprecedented therapeutic effectiveness.

      Stendo

      Exclusive technology and certified Medical Device, the STENDO is a circulatory stimulation device, it is a real rehabilitation treatment and a new well-being ritual. This cardio-synchronized massage system is patented worldwide. Non-invasive, it spreads up to 1000 massaging pressures per minute, between each heartbeat.

      Eco-friendly

      The first step towards sustainable development is to train our employees to have a rigorous understanding of our Eco Responsibilities and be able to share this knowledge with our guests.

       Management of room products

      Innovative eco-responsible furnishing & fabrics.

      The fillings of the duvets & pillows and eco-designed beds are made with recycled materials

      Renewal

      Since 2019, the JV Pastor Collection has planted 124 trees and 200 shrubs on the grounds of the Refuge de la Traye to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the fight against global warming.

      Water management

      Water-saving plumbing with recycling system is installed through-out the refuge. Water regulators are in place for water management. Signage to raise customer awareness – The washing of towels is upon request. Installation of an autonomous purification system using the coconut filter technique, a sustainable sanitation solution based   on coconut-based plant filters. 

      Electricity management

      Low-energy light bulbs

      Intelligent Radiator Management aligned with real time needs

      Energy-efficient and recyclable TV sets

       

      Food cycle

      The creation of an educational farm. Raising visitors’ awareness of sustainable development and the environment

      Vegetable waste is systematically recycled

      The manure is used as fertilizer on the refuge’s plot.

       

      Management of sorted and waste packaging        

      Selective sorting, waste compaction, compost

      Limitation of individual packaging