This is Chamonix's newest 4 hotel star, having opened in December 2013. It is situated a short distance from the Aiguille du Midi lift making it the perfect place for those that want to attempt the Vallee Blanche. It is also just a short five minute walk from the centre of town or a two minute walk from Chamonix's main bus stop.
The hotel has 102 rooms ranging from single to superior and includes family rooms with a double bed and a bunk bed. All the rooms interiors are modern with the latest hi-tech equipment, including dvd players and are stylishly decorated. They also all have their own private balcony.
Want to be independent? Close to the hotel, the Heliopic Apartments welcome you for a mountain holiday in a vintage atmosphere. Facing south, offering a patio with private hot tub or a balcony with a great view of Mont-Blanc, with a personal wine cellar and a ski room... The four apartments are unique and can accommodate from 2 to 8 people (7 adults + 1 child) depending on the category. There is Le Gouter, Les Cosmiques, Le Lac Blanc Duplex and Le Nid d'Aigle.
After an active day on the mountain, you can relax in the hotel's stunning spa. It has everything you need to relax and revive your body. Facilities include an indoor pool, steam room, jacuzzi, sauna and ice grotto with ice bath. As well as indulging in massage and beauty treatments, here you can curl up next to the fire in a swing chair with a cup of green tea - the perfect way to unwind.
"L'Epicerie du Midi" just opposite the cable car provides top-quality ready-to-taste foods and doubles as a mini grocery store. Natural produce and recipes-of-the-day can be carried out or enjoyed in-house, right at the foot of the Aiguille du Midi.
In you're looking for somewhere to host a business meeting in Chamonix, this hotel has four meeting rooms around 60m2 each and can accommodate up to 225 people.
For more information visit their website or contact them directly using the links on this page.
The stunning indoor swimming pool with a waterfall is located in the Spa by Nuxe. This chic space includes comfortable hanging wicker cone shaped chairs around a roaring fire place.
The lounge bar has a feel of modern mixed with retro design from the 60's or 70's. Enjoy some live music over the winter months or sit back and relax with the papers or sup on a fine cocktail. Sweet and savoury nibbles are served from 16:00 to midnight.
The main restaurant s located on the ground floor of the hotel and is open from 19:00 to 22:00. The menu incorporates local produce and has the old savoyarde favourites like raclette and fondue, as well as seasonal specialities. The wine menu compliments what's on offer from the chef at the time.
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
The hotel has its own in-house ski hire shop stocking the biggest names in skis and snowboards. It's over 90m2 and is totally dedicated to winter sports. Whether you are looking for ski poles, winter clothing, bags, sun protection, sunglasses, gloves, helmets, or masks, the ski shop also has a huge range of accessories for sale to help you enjoy your stay. With a ski room and lockers also available, the ski shop has everything you need for your time on the slopes, and can arrange lessons to suit all levels. It is right at the heart of the resort and is open from 08:00 to 19:00.
Also see: Ski Hire in Chamonix - Centre, 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
The Mulet bus runs past the Aiguille du Midi lift and it's free. So if you want to get to the shops more easily, hop on! Find more bus information here.
There is a private car park at the hotel, and reservation is recommended.
- "We stayed one night in Chamonix and were grateful that there was such a great value available. Extra points for the hotel being open continuously, even in the off season! Our room was very clean and had all the amenities (including the best hair dryer I had during our week tour of France). Make sure to bring your swimsuit as they have a very nice pool and spa area. The staff were friendly and very accommodating." - Trip Advisor
- "Ultra modern hotel at an affordable rate. Staff are friendly and the hotel's design was very welcoming. We travel with two kids 3yo and 18months. The location is superb right outside Aiguille du Midi cable car. Couldn't ask for more. We will surely stay there again for our next visit." - Trip Advisor
- "Nice rooms, the spa area includes the basics: a pool, hot tub, steam rooms and saunas-but the ice room is quite unique! The swings off the far end of the pool are great for relaxing while enjoying a cup of their herbal tea. We traveled by train, this is 3 blocks from the train station. Be sure to get off at the du Midi stop though. The lift is just out the front door." - 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
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
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: 4 Star
Cuisine: French - Modern | Local Specialities
Property Style: Chalet | Hotel
Special Breaks: Ski Short-stays | Spa Breaks
Vibe / Atmosphere: Large / Groups
Bookings For: Childcare / Babysitting | Lift Passes | Ski / Snowboard Hire | Ski / Snowboard Lessons
Access: Children welcome | Family rooms
Room: Balcony | Open fire | Safe / Secure box | Ski / Boot Room
Car-parking: Parking on property
Entertainment: Restaurant | Computer | Drinks bar | DVD Player | Free WiFi | TV
Spa & Fitness: Beauty Treatments | Hammam / Steam-room | Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi | Massage / Relaxation | Sauna | Spa | Pool (indoor) | Pool (shared)
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter
Address: 50 place de l'Aiguille du Midi | Chamonix - Centre | 74400