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Gustavia Hotel, Chamonix

A stylish hotel in the centre of town above the famous Chambre Neuf Bar & Restaurant

"Fair" 1064 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Location 86 / 100 Location is great.
Service 83 / 100 Great service.
Bar and Beverages 77 / 100 Good bar.
Breakfast 70 / 100 Good breakfast.
WiFi 50 / 100 Internet is average.
Comfort 49 / 100 Not very comfortable.
Room 40 / 100 Rooms are not good.
Vibe 35 / 100 Vibe wasn't good.
Cleanliness 32 / 100 Generally quite dirty.
Amenities 17 / 100 Terrible amenities.

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"Elevator in need of updating"
"Train station is close"
"Shower can be a problem"
"Bathroom could be optimized"
"Fair" 1064 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Location 88 / 100 Location is great.
Service 81 / 100 Great service.
Bar and Beverages 72 / 100 Good bar.
Breakfast 70 / 100 Good breakfast.
Comfort 45 / 100 Not very comfortable.
Room 37 / 100 Rooms are not good.
Vibe 32 / 100 Horrible vibe.
Cleanliness 31 / 100 Generally quite dirty.
Amenities 17 / 100 Terrible amenities.

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"Rooms in need of an update"
"Bar is awesome"
"Rooms could be cleaner"
"Near city centre"
"Good" 1064 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Location 87 / 100 Location is great.
Service 84 / 100 Great service.
Breakfast 73 / 100 Good breakfast.
Comfort 51 / 100 Average comfort.
Room 44 / 100 Rooms are not good.
Vibe 34 / 100 Vibe wasn't good.

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"Bathroom could be bigger"
"Great view"
"Parking is rare"
"Fantastic service"
"Good" 1064 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Location 85 / 100 Location is great.
Service 85 / 100 Great service.
Breakfast 71 / 100 Good breakfast.
Value for money 58 / 100 Average value.
Comfort 49 / 100 Not very comfortable.
Room 42 / 100 Rooms are not good.
Cleanliness 33 / 100 Not very clean.
Vibe 33 / 100 Vibe wasn't good.

Good to know

"Train station is close"
"Comfortable beds"
"Great location"
"Fantastic service"

Situated in the centre of Chamonix and facing the Mont Blanc this 3-star hotel has a sporty yet refined atmosphere mixed with friendliness, mountain charm and home comforts.

Built in 1890, it is one of the historical establishments of the valley and it has remained as a favourite meeting point of a clientèle from all over the world.

The interior hotel has a modern, cosmopolitan feel, with stylish, comfortable furnishings. The staff are known for their friendliness and speak several languages, mainly English, French and Swedish. 

The hotel has 50 single (12m2) or triple (25m2) rooms, all uniquely styled. Most of them offer a view over the massive of Mont Blanc or the Aiguilles Rouges and some also include balconies where you can sit in private enjoying the scenery. All rooms feature satellite TV, direct telephone lines and WiFi access so you can easily stay in touch with family and friends at home. They can accommodate from 1 to 5 people.

There is also a conference room with meeting facilities for up to 38 persons. They offer customised packages and the room can be booked for half or a full day, including a morning and/or afternoon break with coffee, tea, fruit and cakes. There is also the possibility of organising multi-day seminars with one or more nights at the hotel, even with all meals included.

For access to the ski slopes, you can make use of the free shuttle service that stops in front of the hotel. The local train station is also just opposite and runs the length of the valley giving you easy access to Grands Montets and Vallorcine ski areas as well as all the local villages.

The Neighbourhood

Situated right by the Chamonix main train station, the hotel is well located for connecting transport. The Avenue Michel Croz is also one of the best streets in town for apres-ski action, boutique shopping and of course good food.

The Bar

Chambre Neuf is THE most popular Apres Ski bar in Chamonix and they have a live band playing Sunday to Friday from 17:30 to 19:30. Therefore, if you want to have an early night, it is recommended that you request one of the rooms higher up. As with all good bars, they have a wide selection of beverages as well as a great cocktail menu. In the summer, the terrace is the perfect outdoor space to enjoy an afternoon or evening drink.

The Restaurant

The hotel's restaurant is the Chambre Neuf Brasserie which offers fantastic international cuisine at reasonable prices. Their menu is regularly updated and generally includes a good mix of classic dishes such as Thai Chicken, Moules and Schnitzel as well as staples such as BBQ ribs and burgers (read our review).  In the summer, meals are served within the rustic Alpine bar and on the shady terrace which has views of Mont Blanc. In the winter months, the hotel opens up its stylish dining room to allow the bar area to be taken over for Apres-Ski. 

The restaurant serves breakfast (07:00-10:00), lunch (12:00-15:00) and dinner (19:00-22:00) daily, and B&B and half-board rates are available.

Transfers

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

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 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 Schools 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

Parking

There is limited on-site parking, please enquire at the hotel regarding space in advance of your visit.

Reviews

  • "My husband & I drove to Italy to spend Christmas & stayed in Chamonix on the way back home for one night so that we could visit the Ice Cave at the Glacier. The hotel was in an excellent location both for the tram up to the Ice Cave (just across the road & over a bridge) & for the bars, restaurants & shops in Chamonix. The beds were incredibly comfortable & the room was cosy. The music in the bar downstairs was quite noisy but our room was at the top of the hotel & once in our room we couldn't hear a thing & had an excellent nights sleep. We didn't have breakfast as we wanted to get an early start on our drive back down to Calais but we did take a peek & it looked good with plenty of choice both hot & cold. The reception staff were excellent, very friendly & helpful."  - Trip Advisor
  • "I hosted a visit for 40 travellers from our local running club, to compete in the Mont Blanc Marathon event in June 2014. To keep costs down, there was room sharing by many of us, including some in triple or quad rooms. The rooms were comfortable, there was good food available, the bar has a great atmosphere, and it is a perfect location near the station. The assistance in planning the visit before we arrived, that started many months before our visit, was also excellent and very helpful. The best thing about the hotel is the friendliness of the staff - they were always keen to help, at all times." - Trip Advisor
  • "We stayed 2 nights and can't fault the hotel. Our room was huge, the staff were extremely friendly, the location was perfect for lifts/buses/restaurants etc. and the hotel bar had the best live music in Chamonix."  - Trip Advisor

Towns Nearby

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.

Restaurants Nearby

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

Sights Nearby

No visit to Chamonix is complete without a trip up the famous Aiguille du Midi on the world's highest vertical ascent cable car. From its summit at 3842m you can enjoy spectacular 360 views of France, Italy and Switzerland whilst watching roped-up mountaineers embark on expeditions. Another must-do is a visit to the Mer de Glace glacier on the Montenvers train along a rack-and-pinion track that winds up the side of the mountain. Once there you can visit crystal caves and enter the glacier to see sculptures carved into the ice. Both attractions are open year-round, check our opening/closing page for details.

Also see: Sights in Chamonix - Centre, France

Things to Do Nearby

Chamonix is all about outdoor activities and there is plenty to keep you busy on your holiday. Throughout the year you can visit the ice caves and the 'Mer de Glace' from the Montenvers train station. Take the Aiguille du Midi cable car up to 3842 metres for spectacular views of Mont Blanc and the start of the famous off-piste run the Vallee Blanche. It is quite common to see paragliders exploring the valley from above and this is something you can do in tandem. During the winter there are 4 main ski areas (Brevent & Flegere, Les Planards, La Tour & Vallorcine and Grands Montets). If you have a Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass you'll also have access to the Les Houches ski area. In the summer some of the ski lifts open for downhill mountain biking and there are numerous climbing routes, hiking routes and refuges to discover. If you prefer to be indoors, Chamonix also has a cinema with films in English, a bowling alley and a sports centre. 

Also see: Things To Do in Chamonix - Centre, France

Golf-clubs Nearby

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

Lifts/Pistes Nearby

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

Nightlife Nearby

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


Style

Star Rating: 3 Star

Property Style: Hotel

Shopping: Food & Drink

Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional & Modern mix


Services

Catering: Breakfast | Flexible catering options

Event Services: Banquets | Business Centre | Conference Facilities | Meeting Room(s) | Multilingual staff | Presentation Equipment

Transport: Ski shuttle

Cleaning: Daily housekeeping | Linen Provided


Facilities

Access: Children welcome | Lift / Elevator | Pets welcome

Restrictions: Non-smoking

Room: Balcony | Hair dryer | Open fire | Luggage storage | Safe / Secure box | Ski / Boot Room | Telephone

Car-parking: Free parking | Parking on property | Parking on street

Families & Kids: Baby Cots | Childcare | Highchairs

Entertainment: Room Service | Restaurant | BBQ | Drinks bar | Free WiFi | Piano | Satellite TV

Kitchen/Laundry: Iron & Board

Outdoor: Terrace

Spa & Fitness: Massage / Relaxation

View: Courtyard view | Mountain view | City view


Contact

Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter

Open Hours: 24hr

Address: 272 Avenue Michel Croz | Chamonix - Centre | 74400

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