Renting an apartment is the best option when searching for self-catered accommodation on your winter or summer holiday to Morzine, especially for smaller groups of friends or families.
There are literally hundreds of apartments in Morzine that come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from small but functional studios to large properties with five-star luxury facilities. They are quite flexible in terms of catering choices and, sometimes, dates and duration of stay. Because they’re generally self-catered, renting an apartment tends to be cheaper than staying in a catered chalets, so they're a great choice when looking for a budget-friendly base at the foot of the slopes.
This guide will help you choose the perfect apartment for your holiday.
- Things to look out for when booking an apartment in Morzine
- Catering options & apartment add-ons in Morzine
- Prices for apartment rentals in Morzine
- Luxury apartments in Morzine
- Group apartments in Morzine
- Family apartments in Morzine
- Budget apartments in Morzine
- Ski-in & ski-out apartments in Morzine
- More inspiration...
Things to look out for when booking an apartment in Morzine
When planning your break away to the mountains here are a few things worth thinking about before you decide what to go for.
We recommend you book your apartment accommodation as soon as possible. Apartments usually sell out quite quickly and a lot of people book as early as January for the next winter season. Book it before buying your flights or train ticket, the reason being that availability may be limited and arrival/departure dates are not always as flexible as travel options.
How long you want to stay
Most apartments in Morzine are rented on a weekly basis only. You’ll find that Saturday to Saturday rentals are most common, but increasingly with the times being as they are, dates can be flexible and some chalet companies may provide a mix of Saturday and Sunday changeovers.
Plus shorter and longer breaks are becoming more and more popular, so some companies may be flexible on their rental dates on request. Summer bookings in Morzine are generally much more flexible on dates and length of stay, especially outside the peak months of July and August. This means that you can come for a long weekend, for ten days or for a few days mid-week more easily.
Apartments to rent in Morzine range from small studios to large chalet-apartments, making them suitable for all sorts of parties, from couples looking for a romantic escapade to families or groups of friends. Before booking your apartment, you’ll need to know the exact number of people and the ages of the children coming with you on your holiday.
Know your wants and needs
There are literally hundreds of apartments on offer in Morzine, some providing simple accommodation at the foot of the slopes and others boasting five-star luxury facilities. Most come with WiFi as standard, but check before you book if it's important, some have ski-to-door access and state-of-the-art boot warmers, some don't, and if you need a large terrace with breathtaking views, a cinema room, designer décor or a pet-friendly property, make sure you book as early as possible.
You'll also find that many high-end companies offer concierge services who’ll take care of everything, from your ski passes to your lessons, your equipment hire, chauffeur services to take you to and from the slopes or drive you around resort, private chefs and spas with massages on demand. You're spoiled for choice in Morzine!
Catering options & apartment add-ons in Morzine
Apartments in Morzine are generally rented out on a self-catered basis. However, this doesn't mean that you need to take care of everything yourself since many accommodation providers offer a wide choice of add-ons to boost your holiday experience.
Catering is often top of the list of add-ons and can range from private chefs, welcome packs for your first day, or grocery shopping to fill your fridge and pantry before you arrive. There are plenty of private chefs and catering companies working in Morzine, so take your pick – you can hire them for the length of your stay or just a one-off special dinner. Also, in the post-Covid world, food and drink delivery services are springing up in resorts making flexible self-catering much more of an option. Gone are the days when self-catering meant someone cooking every night of their holiday (however, someone definitely still has to load the dishwasher I'm afraid!)
What else is there?
Accommodation companies offer numerous add-ons to make your holiday as hassle-free as possible. When booking your apartment, you can often include lots of other services for an additional fee, from ski hire to ski passes, ski lessons, transfers, activities and anything else you can think of. This means that you can relax knowing that all the different bits of your holiday will be taken care of. Some may even offer a bespoke concierge service through which you can book high-end treats such as a 24-hour chauffeur, massages or private tours.
Prices for apartment rentals in Morzine
Apartment rental rates depend on many things:
- facilities and services
- location within the resort
- desired dates
- size of your party
- length of your stay
In general, you can benefit from discounts if you're booking early and outside the main busy holidays (Christmas, February half-term, Easter, July and August).
Luxury apartments in Morzine
Millions of euros have been invested in the tasteful development and renovation of former hotels and apartment blocks giving a real boost to the self-catering accommodation market in Morzine without damaging the mountain feel of this magical place. Many of these renovations, as well as some of the new-builds, boast five-star facilities including indoor swimming pools, spa rooms, terraces with mountain views and even private hot tubs.
Where can you find luxury apartments in Morzine?
There are numerous modern and comfortable self-catering holiday rentals in the centre of Morzine, some of which boast top-quality services, including spa facilities and swimming pools. This luxury accommodation has the added benefit of being within walking distance to both the Pleney and Super Morzine lifts as well as all the shops, bars and restaurants in town.
Group apartments in Morzine
If you’re looking to organise a corporate ski trip or a holiday with a big group of friends, Morzine is a great place to host it. A charming Alpine village with great nightlife and loads of choice when it comes to group accommodation, Morzine has lots going on and it’s situated in one of the biggest ski areas in the world.
Where can you find big apartments for groups in Morzine?
Many groups of friends come to Morzine not only to sample its world-famous pistes but also its infamous après-ski fun. For them, staying in the centre of resort is a must. Spacious pads sleeping up to 10 people and more can be found here, as well as in Les Gets.
Family apartments in Morzine
Morzine is really well set up for mountain-loving families, with plenty of activities for all ages and a host of family-friendly apartments. The short transfer time to Geneva airport also means that small people’s boredom levels are kept to a minimum. Family holidays tend to have their own unique requirements, and services for families in Morzine can range from providing cots and highchairs in accommodation to babysitting and childcare services. Depending on what is going to make or break your family holiday, make sure you discuss it with your accommodation provider before you book.
Where can you find family-friendly apartments in Morzine?
Both Morzine and Les Gets have great apartment options for families, located near the lifts and the ski schools' meeting points. If you are looking for a quieter area but want to be as close to the ski lifts as possible, there are a couple of apartment complexes at the bottom of the Prodains cable car and next to the Nyon gondola. Although both are a fair distance out of Morzine town, these apartments are a great option for groups or families looking for self-catering accommodation with quick access to the slopes.
Budget apartments in Morzine
As is to be expected in a town full of independent ski accommodation businesses, there are plenty of budget-friendly apartments in Morzine.
How can you save money on your Morzine accommodation?
The further out you go from the heart of Morzine, the cheaper the accommodation usually is. However, this also means you won't be close to the lifts, shops, bars and restaurants in the town centre. For example, there are apartments available in St Jean d’Aulps and Montriond, with a free bus service that connects all these hamlets to the centre of town during the ski season.
Ski-in & ski-out apartments in Morzine
Ski-in/ski-out apartments are the most sought-after in Morzine. There's no better feeling than being able to put your skis on right outside your front door.
Where can you find ski-in/ski-out apartments in Morzine?
One of the benefits of self-catering in Les Gets is that many of the apartments are ski-in/ski-out which is great for families and groups wanting to get to their ski lessons on time. With more of an even split between apartment-style buildings and chalets than Morzine, Les Gets is a great option for those looking for a self-catering apartment holiday in a charming Alpine village.