Set in the historical heart of Chamonix, close to shops, ski school and the French Mountain Guides company, this charming hotel was completely refurbished in late 2011.
A complete makeover sets it apart from the usual ski resort accommodation - 3* standard, 28 rooms, spa, flowered courtyard and magnificent views of Mont-Blanc, Hotel Le Faucigny is a gem to discover.
The rooms have all been tastefully decorated in a modern style featuring white pine furniture. All rooms include WiFi access, a hairdryer and power adaptors. If you want to enjoy a cup of tea in the privacy of your own room, complimentary tea and coffee trays are available on request free of charge from reception.
Breakfast is available each morning and the hotel offers the 'Skier's Happy Hour' where free tea, coffee, orange juice and snacks are provided between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00p.m.
The spa is an area dedicated to your well-being. It includes a jacuzzi and sauna, as well as relaxation and treatment rooms to let you unwind after an active day on the mountain.
Families & Kids
You’ll need to book your own childcare, when staying here. There is a great choice of childcare options in Chamonix 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 Chamonix - Centre, France
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 Chamonix, France
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 Chamonix - Centre, France
Lifts & Passes
You’ll need to buy your own lift pass, when staying here. Lift passes can be booked online or bought in resort on arrival. There are many types of pass available, suited to different levels, length of stay and budget. It’s worth reading up on the options to get the most from your lift pass in summer & winter.
Also see: Ski Pass Options in Chamonix, 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 School in Chamonix - Centre, France
Guides & Tours
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Chamonix 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 Chamonix - Centre, France
There is no parking at this hotel. The nearest car park is the Saint-Michel car park. See details at the bottom of our Car-Parking page.
- "Wonderful little hotel – we spent two nights and loved everything about it. Rooms are small of course but spa makes up for that! No lift and narrow stairs were a small challenge to get luggage up but hey, that’s once up and once down. Good central location and all the staff were very friendly and helpful." - Trip Advisor
- "Great service - staff very friendly and helpful - the downstairs area very comfortable - coffee and tea available at no extra charge, relaxing ambience." - Trip Advisor
- "Great location near to shops and restaurants with lovely helpful staff, nice spa and a really good breakfast." - Trip Advisor
- "A delightful place for a first time solo visit to Chamonix. The front desk staff were all superb in their hospitality and ability to be very helpful to a new visitor. Great location in Chamonix. Comfortable room with a dormer window allowing a great view of Mt. Blanc when weather permitted. Clean and charming; good breakfast. " - Trip Advisor
- "Hotel Le Faucigny is one of the best small hotels I have ever stayed in. The design is fantastic, the accommodation comfortable and the service on par with any five star hotel. Book it!" - Trip Advisor
Chamonix is a bustling little hub in the centre of the valley that has everything you need within walking distance; you'll find shops, bars, restaurants and cafés dotted all around the pedestrianised heart of the resort. Lakes, forests and hiking trails surround the area making it easy to find tranquillity just a few minutes from the lively town centre. One of France's oldest ski resorts, Chamonix has plenty of character and traditional charm.
Chamonix's restaurants offer something for everyone, from Michelin starred gourmet cuisine to takeaway burgers. The central square is lined with fondue restaurants and pizzerias serving a good range of local and international dishes, as well as a couple of fast food shops. The bars and hotels on Avenue Michel Croz offer a good choice of tasty and well-priced food, whereas the Rue de Moulins is an excellent choice for a special night out. Venture in the opposite direction and you'll find more choices around the Aiguille du Midi/Chamonix Sud area, ranging from hearty pub grub to high class dining.
Also see: Restaurants in Chamonix - Centre, France
The nearest golf course to Chamonix centre 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.
Also see: Golf Courses in Chamonix - Centre, France
Chamonix has two lift stations that are directly accessible from the town centre - Brevent and Aiguille du Midi. The Brevent lift station is located behind the tourist office just a few minutes walk up a short hill, or you can catch a bus. The high-speed gondola takes you up to the main ski area at Plan Praz (2000m), where you can connect to a large cable car that goes all the way to the top at 2525m - the only route down from here is a black run but it's worth going up for the stunning views, you can get the cable car back down again if you're not confident enough to tackle the piste. Brevent is linked by another cable car to the nearby Flegere ski area, both are included on the same lift pass making it a great option for a full day on the slopes. Aiguille du Midi is one of the most popular tourist attractions in France and if you venture up, you'll see why. The cable is split into two sections and you change cars halfway at Plan de l'Aiguille, a popular hiking destination in the summer. The top of the second section sits at 3842m and is engulfed in snow all year round. Numerous viewing platforms look out on to breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, you can see France, Switzerland and Italy in one turn of the head. The Aiguille du Midi is also the start of the Vallée Blanche, one of the world's most famous off-piste runs. The ever-changing nature of glacial terrain makes it dangerous to attempt without local knowledge though, so be sure to book a qualified mountain guide before setting off.
Also see: Ski Areas in Chamonix, France
Avenue Michel Croz is at the heart of the winter apres-ski scene, with live music and DJs playing at a variety of bars. If you prefer a more civilised drink that doesn't involve dancing on the tables, then head to the Rue des Moulins for chic wine bars and excellent restaurants. Chamonix Sud also has a cluster of bars that attract the younger crowd and seasonal workers. Chamonix has three nightclubs, one on the Rue des Moulins and another two in Chamonix Sud.
Also see: Bars in Chamonix - Centre, France
Location: Chamonix - Centre
Star Rating: 3 Star
Property Style: Boutique / Designer | Hotel
Access: Children welcome | Family rooms
Restrictions: Non-smoking | Pets not allowed
Room: Hair dryer | Open fire | Ski / Boot Room | Telephone
Car-parking: Public car-park (outdoor)
Entertainment: TV | WiFi / Internet
Spa & Fitness: Beauty Treatments | Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi | Massage / Relaxation | Sauna | Spa
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter
Address: 118 Place de l'Eglise
| Chamonix - Centre | 74400