Hotel & Spa Le Gai Soleil

  • France, Samoens

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The Gai Soleil offers a sense of calm, set in pretty grounds at the centre of Samoëns. The local ski bus stop is just opposite the property or the Grand Massif gondola is a 10 minute walk away. Enjoy a cocktail in front of the fire at the hotel’s lounge, or even on the terrace towards the end of the season. The restaurant has a great reputation, serving Savoyard specialities each evening (restaurant closed on Wed). A stay at the Gai Soleil includes free access to all the hotel spa facilities including an outdoor covered pool and magnificent salt cave.

  • No. of rooms: 40
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 3


  • The Annexe is located 20m from the main building
  • Annexe is accessed by an outside walk way 


  • Luggage storage available in reception 
  • Newspapers
  • Check in time 5pm
  • Check out time 10am
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort tax €1.00 per person, per day (under 18s Free of charge) paid locally


All rooms have twin or double beds (please specify preference when booking), bath with shower head attachment or shower room, WC, safety deposit box, flat screen cable / satellite TV with English speaking channels, telephone, hair dryer, alarm clock, wake up service (on request), tea and coffee making facilities (on request), toiletries, bath robes, towels, bed linen, WiFi and a balcony or terrace with mountain views.

  • Double room (A2): sleeps 2 people with twin/double bedroom (located in main hotel building). Also available for sole occupancy
  • Family room (B4): sleeps 3-4 people. Sleeping alcove with bunk beds in the corridor (bunk beds suitable for children up to 18 years. Top bunk for children over 6 years) and twin/double bedroom (located in main hotel building)
  • Junior suite (C3): sleeps 3 people (30m²) double/twin bedroom, bathroom with bath or walk in shower and large South East or South West facing balcony (located in separate building 20m away)
  • Family suite (D4): sleeps 3-4 people (42m²) in two double/twin bedrooms, shared bathroom with separate WC and South East or South West facing large terrace (located in separate building 20m away)

Daily house keeping is included.

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Family rooms (sleeps 4+)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Room safe
  • Tea or coffee making facilities
  • Wireless internet


  • Adapted rooms are available (on request)
  • Reduced mobility rooms are located in the Annexe (C3 & D4)
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

Samoëns is the jewel of the Grand Massif, a traditional and beautifully preserved village linking to four neighbouring resorts to create a formidable ski area. The village centre is dynamic with everything from boutique bakeries and cosy cafés to yoga classes and ice diving. The Grand Massif Express links the village to the ski area giving a real sense of elevation - way above the clouds! The village enjoys a breathtaking setting in the Giffre Valley, surrounded by seven stunning peaks and is renowned for great value restaurants and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere - a great choice for families!

Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 265 km
Longest run 14 Km

3 snowparks available in the Grand Massif

Lifts Drag lifts 32, Chairlifts 22, Cablecars 1
Slope direction N,E,S
Ski/resort bus True
Things to Do

  • Weekly Savoyard market
  • Ice Diving
  • Dog Sledding
  • Ice Rink
  • Snowshoeing 
  • Sledging
  • Cinema
  • Helicopter Rides
  • Fat Bike
  • Paragliding


Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Ski Inclusive – Save up to £66 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 

All Ski Bundles Packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not available locally.

*Child 5-11yrs

Lift Passes Days Adult
Grand Massif Pass 6 £245 £185 £233

*Prices include €2 non refundable hands free card deposit.
Beginners should book in resort for reduced price passes as not needed from Day 1.

*0-4 Free (issued locally, photo required) 

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £72 £82 £97
Skis & Boots £96 £109 £128
Snowboard £82 £97
Snowboard & boots £109 £128
Child* 6-12 Skis & Boots £56
Snowboard & boots £56

Please see here for description of hire categories.

*White category skis & boots available for children 3-5yrs: £43.

*Child snowboard & boots 8-12yrs

Tuition Days Hours Adult 13+ Child* 5-12
Ski 6 09.30-11.45*  £127 L/ £136 H £127 L/ £136 H
Snowboard 6 14.15-16.30** £137 £137

* These times change to 10.00-12.15 for weeks 6, 13, 20 & 27 Feb. In January & March, Sunday lessons will be in the afternoon from 14.00-16.30.

** There are no snowboard lessons for weeks 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Jan.

H: Departures 26 Dec, 6, 13, 20 & 27 Feb. L: All other departure dates.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of printing. Up-to-date prices will be confirmed at time of booking.

  • Sun terrace
  • Mountain views
  • Spa and wellness facilities including outdoor covered heated swimming pool, whirlpool, steam room and sauna
  • Lounge with open fireplace
  • Bar
  • Located in village centre
  • Relaxation room with salt wall
  • WiFi (Free)
  • Bus stop outside
  • Fitness room 
  • Shuttle service (book locally)
  • Games room with table tennis and billiards 
  • Heated ski equipment storage room
  • Massages and beauty treatments (book and pay locally)
  • Charming hotel at the centre of Samoëns
  • 10 minutes’ walk to lifts 
  • Ski bus stop opposite 
  • TV area
  • Lift
  • Room service (book and pay locally)
  • Reception
  • Car parking (Free)


  • Luggage storage available in reception 
  • Newspapers
  • Safety deposit box
  • Check in time 5 pm
  • Check out time 10 am
  • Laundry services (book locally)
Family Facilities
  • Baby cots are available (on request) for children under 2 years
  • Earlier meal times for children are available (on request) 
  • Children's meals available in restaurant
  • Indoor play area
  • Books, DVDs and music 
  • Board games and puzzles in reception
  • Children's TV channels / networks
  • Hotel family friendly
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Games room
  • Early meals available
  • Cots & linen
  • Children's menu
  • Savoyard specialties each evening 
  • Continental breakfast buffet with additional hot options  
  • 3 course evening meals served on 6 nights (restaurant is closed on Wednesday)
  • Christmas and Year gala dinners included
  • Special dietary requirements (vegetarian, gluten free etc.) are available (on request)
  • Earlier meal times available for children (on request)
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:
    • On site
  • Dress code for restaurants:
    • Informal 
  • Breakfast service:
    • Continental breakfast buffet with additional hot options
  • Lunch service:
    • Not included 
    • Local shops and restaurants
  • Dinner service:
    • 3 course evening meals with choice of menu for the starter
    • Dinner is served on 6 nights (restaurant closed on Wednesday)

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.7223998
  • Latitude: 46.084486
  • Location Description:

    50m to the bus stop

    900m to the ski lifts

    Central location 

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