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Le Gentiana Hotel, Tignes Le Lac

This warm and friendly hotel is open for summer and winter bookings

"Excellent" 105 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Wellness Area 100 / 100 Excellent wellness & sports facilities.
Cleanliness 100 / 100 Perfectly clean.
Breakfast 96 / 100 Excellent breakfast.
Service 94 / 100 World class service.
Location 82 / 100 Location is great.
Room 57 / 100 Rooms are ok.

Good to know

"Friendly service"
"Good management"
"Great reception"
"Rooms could be larger"

Serge and Nadia are ready with a warm welcome in both summer and winter. The hotel is located in the heart of ski station of Tignes, 50 m from the lifts.

Open throughout the winter from late November until May for you to enjoy the winter wonderland that is Tignes know you have a friendly warm atmosphere to return to after a hard day on the slopes.

In summer they are open from the end of June until the beginning of September so you can take advantage of all the summer activities biking, hiking, climbing, golfing, rafting, etc. Then come back to the hotel where you will find the beautiful terrace full of flowers so you can relax after your long day.

The Revial family, owners of the hotel, will be happy to point out some of their favourite walks to you, plus it's a great place to stay for motorbikers as they have a special parking area for bikes. 

All 40 bedrooms in the hotel are equipped with a private bath/shower room, hairdryer, satellite TV, free WiFi access, telephone and mini safe. Half of the rooms have south or south-west facing balconies, taking in beautiful views of the lake and the Grande Motte glacier.

The Pool

Other relaxation facilities at the hotel include the heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath and jacuzzi. You will find dressing gowns in all bedrooms, so you can comfortably cover up en route to the spa.

The Bar

The hotel bar offers a range of hot and cold drinks including hot chocolates, cocktails, whisky, wine as well as homemade cakes and pies during the winter months at tea time.

The Restaurant

The restaurant has been completely renovated and they have a new chef Johan Audren and his team. So there is a new ambiance and feel to this exciting new element of the hotel.

What's nearby?

Towns nearby

Tignes Le Lac sits just next to the beautiful big Tignes lake. It is made up of an array of high rise appartment blocks and hotels with a few traditional chalets dotted around. One of the best things about Le Lac is its fantastic location to the ski slopes. There are also plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that will welcome you in from the winter cold for lunch, dinner or just a bit of apres ski fun.

Although it is not the most picturesque of resorts the excellent slope side location of Tignes Le Lac makes it a popular place to stay and you can choose from a number of apartments, hotels or a few catered chalets to stay in. Tignes Le Lac is a bustling part of the Tignes resort and you are sure to enjoy a winter or summer holiday when staying here.  

Restaurants nearby

You can enjoy some lovely traditional savoyard restaurants or choose from the more modern restaurants in Tignes Le Lac.

Also see: Restaurants in Tignes - Le Lac / Lavachet, France

Sights nearby

The Vanoise National park is accessible from Tignes. Go and discover some of the amazing views and the wildlife it is home to.

Things to Do nearby

In winter with quick and easy access to the whole Espace Killy ski area and an abundance of ski in, ski out accomodation options you can be out the door and skiing in just a few short minutes. Le Lac is an extremely popular resort for this reason, but it also has plenty else to offer for those who do not fancy venturing out onto the slopes. The beautiful and picturesque lake freezes over in the winter and you can meander across it and enjoy the wonderful snowy mountain scenery (although check it is safe before setting off!), and there are lots of alterative winter activities to do.

In the summer the mountains turn from white to green and with plenty of sunshine there is lots to do. There are a whole host of summer activities that are perfect for groups, families and individuals. Tignes Le Lac has great access to the ski lifts and in the summer you can whizz up the mountain and enjoy a range of walking and hiking routes or the mountain biking trails that Tignes is famous for in the summer time. You can also hop on the free bus service and be at the Grande Motte in Tignes Val Claret for some summer skiing on the glacier in just a few short minutes. 

Also see: Things To Do in Tignes - Le Lac / Lavachet, France

Golf-clubs nearby

Sat above the Lake in Tignes, there is an 18 hole golf course that offers a really unique golfing experience. It's also at 2100m above sea level and is open every summer from late June to early September weather permitting

Also see: Golf Courses in Tignes - Le Lac / Lavachet, France

Lifts/Pistes nearby

The main lifts in Tignes operate from the edges of the lake taking you either up to the glacier via the Toviere lift or onto the Palafour side of the valley. 

Also see: Ski Areas in Tignes, France

Nightlife nearby

For a pre dinner aperitif you can head to a number of bars for a warming glass of wine.

Also see: Bars in Tignes - Le Lac / Lavachet, France

What else to book


You’ll need to book your own transfers, when staying here. Your main options are shared or private transfers, but consider whether you would prefer a door-to-door service or a (generally cheaper) “communal” drop-off point at your destination.

Also see: Transfers to Tignes, France

Ski Hire

You’ll need to book your own ski hire, when staying here. There are many choices for hiring equipment. Generally, you’re best off choosing somewhere close for ease of access, & less far to carry your kit, easier to make changes, and quicker to return and pay at the end. Nevertheless, many suppliers will deliver and some snow-front rental stores offer ski lockers, so it’s worth checking out all the options. 

Also see: Ski Hire in Tignes - Le Lac / Lavachet, France

Lifts & Passes

The hotel are happy to arrange your ski pass for you so it is ready and waiting for you when you arrive.

Also see: Ski Pass Options in Tignes, France

Instructors & Lessons

When staying here, you’ll need to book  your own ski or snowboard lessons. Tuition is strongly recommended for complete beginners and is always a good idea whatever your level to perfect your technique. Group lessons are a great way for children to learn with their peers whilst giving you some free time on the slopes. Groups are also a generally cheaper option for adults, however, with a private instructor you’ll have undivided attention and be able to progress at your own pace.

Also see: Ski Schools in Tignes - Le Lac / Lavachet, France

Guides & Tours

When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Tignes whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.

Also see: Guides & Tours in Tignes - Le Lac / Lavachet, France

Families & Kids

You’ll need to book your own childcare, when staying here. There is a great choice of childcare options in Tignes from full-time nanny services to the odd night of babysitting. In addition, during the winter season, many of the ski-schools operate creche services. Booking in advance is always recommended and strongly advised for the school holiday periods.

Also see: Childcare in Tignes - Le Lac / Lavachet, France


Visitor comments

  • "I really enjoyed my stay at Le Gentiana. Unfortunately I hurt my leg on my first day on the slopes and was not able to ski for the rest of week. Serge and staff were very helpful and I was given excellent ideas on what I could do for the rest of the holiday.
    It helped that the hotel was comfortable and homely and I was able to enjoy the pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room. The food was outstanding - the best I have had on any trip." - Customer Feedback
  • “Excellent food in abundance and close to Parafour Lift” - Customer Feedback
  • "I cannot praise this hotel enough! 1. Location - virtually ski in ski out / 2. Food. The included meals (breakfast and dinner) were absolutely superb. Best food I have ever experienced and the wine list extensive. / 3. Service was lovely. We always had the same table in the restaurant. Found the service never too intrusive and meals were always very relaxed and enjoyable. Serge is a wonderful host and made New Years Eve truly memorable. / 4. Facilities: pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room all downstairs in your building which was really great to do each evening after a long day of skiing. / 5. Value for money was excellent. Given the incredible quality and amount of food, the included lift pass and the facilities of this hotel I can't fault the price at all." - Customer Feedback


  • Outdoors
  • Balcony
  • Mountain views
  • Terrace
  • Spa / Fitness / Beauty
  • Hair-dryers
  • Hammam / Steam-room
  • Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Pool (indoor)
  • Pool (shared)
  • Entertainment
  • Free WiFi
  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi / Internet
  • Social Spaces
  • Drinks bar
  • Restaurant
  • Creature Comforts
  • Safe / Secure box


  • Catering
  • Half-board
  • Afternoon tea
  • Breakfast
  • Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Linen provided


  • Open Seasons
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Address
  • Lac de Tignes Montée du Rosset 73320 Tignes FR
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