This charming hotel offers you a warm welcome and is situated in the small village of Les Houches, just 7km from Chamonix Mont Blanc. The hotel is family friendly and boasts spectacular views of Mont Blanc and the famous Aiguille du Midi.
The rooms of the hotel are a mix between contemporary neutral colours and bright patterned traditional fabrics. The communal areas have all been decorated in sleek modern alpine stile with plenty of comfortable faux fur, rugs, pillows and other furnishings.
There are 48 rooms ranging from single to quadruple occupancy; all rooms are en-suite and have satellite TV, free Wifi and telephone. All bedrooms either overlook the tranquillity of the forest or the panoramic view of the Mont Blanc mountain range.
The hotel is open all year around and in the summer months guests can enjoy the beautiful garden and terrace area which has stunning views along the valley and carefully planted colourful flowers.
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The salon-bar is a welcoming place to relax in the evenings; there is a log fire, a pool/billiards table and a play room for children.
The restaurant serves up local specialities and delicious creative cuisine every evening. Breakfast can be from the buffet or, on request, you can enjoy a lie-in followed by brunch. When the weather is nice the terrace is the ideal place to take lunch and admire the view. Children's menus, dish of the day or quick snacks... nothing is too much trouble!
Families & Kids
This hotel does not organise childcare bookings on your behalf. If you would like to make any arrangements for your children to be looked after throughout the week or just for the odd night of baby-sitting visit our Childcare page for details of companies that can help you.
Transfers are not included in their holiday package and will need to be organised by you separately. For details of companies offering airport transportation to Chamonix see our Airport Transfers page.
Lifts & Passes
You can purchase your ski pass directly at the hotels reception on arrival or request on in advance.
Instructors & Lessons
Guides & Tours
During the winter months tranquil the hotel provides a free bus shuttle to the ski slopes.
There is free parking available at the hotel.
- "What a gorgeous building in a beautiful spot right opposite Mt Blanc. We received a really warm welcome and we were delighted with our room with a balcony overlooking the mountains. Fantastic location for exploring Chamonix and surrounding area. Breakfast was plentiful and very good." - Trip Advisor
- "We've stayed at the hotel a number of times. Maria at reception and all the hotel staff are always very friendly and helpful. The rooms are nice and cosy and there is continual upgrading of the facilities. Breakfast and evening meals are delicious. Most importantly the hotel represents great value."- Trip Advisor
Situated just 10 minutes before you reach Chamonix on your way from Geneva airport, Les Houches is the second largest town in the valley. It has a good selection of sports shops, grocery stores, bars and restaurants without being too commercial. A pretty little town with a great ski area, Les Houches is best suited to families or groups that prefer outdoor activities to nightlife.
Les Houches has plenty of traditional charm whilst also offering the facilities of a modern resort. Old stone farmhouses and wooden chalets sit side-by-side with smart apartment buildings, while a small but lively selection of bars and restaurants provide a bit of buzz in the early evenings.
Les Houches has a small but reliable choice of restaurants, both on and off the ski area. It is actually one of the best places in the valley to eat at mountain restaurants as they are all individually run and have mostly been in the same family for years. Most are only open for lunch but Les Vieilles Luges opens of an evening (booking essential) and is an exceptional experience; good food and lovely hosts in a 250 year old alpine farmhouse. Down in the village, the Kitsch Inn and Le Delice both offer good contemporary cuisine and Le Ghandi is one of only two Indian restaurants in the whole valley. Other than that, there is the usual mix of local cuisine and pizza restaurants to take your pick from.
Les Houches has no particular "tourist attractions" to speak of, it is just a delightful place to visit. Whether in winter or summer, you should take the time to go up both Bellevue and Prarion lifts if only to have a look around and admire the incredible panoramic view. If you want to see alpine wildlife such as marmots and chamois then the Merlet animal park is well worth a visit. Chamonix is only 15 minutes away by bus or train, where you can't miss out taking the cable car up the Aiguille du Midi, or taking the Montenvers train up to the Mer de Glace glacier.
Les Houches offers a wide range of activities in summer and winter, most of them being great fun for families and mixed groups. In winter there is the obvious attraction of the ski area, a large and varied terrain accessed directly from the village by two lifts. Mix it up a bit with some cross-country skiing or snow-shoeing on a beautiful high altitude trail, ice skating on the outdoor rink or night sledding on a floodlit slope and you're spoilt for choices. In the summer there are hiking and biking trails galore, you can buy cheese direct from the goat farm, go horse riding, chill out at the lake, visit the Merlet animal park or swing from the ropes amongst the trees at the adventure park.
Local Golf Clubs
The nearest golf course to Les Houches is the Golf Club de Chamonix, an 18 hole course in Chamonix Les Praz, near to the Flegere lift station. It has a driving range, club house and pro-shop where you can stock up on all the essentials. They hold regular competitions throughout the summer, the course is closed in winter.
Local Ski-Lift or Piste
Les Houches has two ski lifts, the Bellevue cable car just past the village centre and the Prarion gondola at the far end of the resort. They both run regularly throughout the day and you rarely have to queue; although be aware that for some reason their ticket queues are always deathly slow, so beat the crowds and buy your lift pass online beforehand. The Les Houches ski area is a large network of mostly blue and red slopes that link the two lifts and you can get a bus from one to the other, meaning that it doesn't much matter which one you come up or go down. Both lifts have carparks but they are often full, so take the 01 or 25 bus that stops right outside each lift instead.
Les Houches has a small but lively apres-ski scene, spread across a selection of bars and restaurants between the Bellevue cable car area and the village centre by the tourist office. Right at the foot of the cable car is the Kitsch Inn, a retro-styled bar and restaurant that often has live music and themed parties. Just opposite is Le Spot, a small friendly place that also has the odd band or DJ playing throughout the winter and a little further along the road is Hotel Slalom with its cosy lounge bar. About 10-15 minutes walk down the road to the town centre (or hop on a bus) and you'll come first to La Chavanne, a small bar with a large pavement terrace, and then to Le Delice, a cosy restaurant with a friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy a drink without ordering food. There are also occassional concerts and entertainments at the Espace Olca, some of which are free entry.
Location: Les Houches
Star Rating: 3 Star
Property Type: Hotel
Style: Traditional/Modern Mix
Bookings For: Lift Passes
Catering: Breakfast | Full-board | Half-board | Restaurant | Room Service
Activities: Tours / Excursions
Transport: Ski shuttle (complimentary)
Access: Family rooms | Lift / Elevator
Restrictions: Non-smoking | Pets not allowed
Room: Balcony | Log fire | Luggage storage | Safety deposit box / Safe | Ski / Boot Room | Telephone
Car-parking: Free parking | Parking on property
Children: Baby Cots | Childcare | Play Area
Entertainment: Drinks bar / Lounge | Free WiFi | Games available | Pool table | Satellite TV
Group/Corporate: Accommodation | Technical Support | Presentation Equipment | Meeting / Function Room(s) | Internet / WiFi Access | Events / Activities | Catering
Outdoor: Garden - Private | Terrace / Garden
View: Mountain view
Available: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter
Address: 450 Route de Coupeau | 74310