This is undoubtedly one of the finest hotels in the Chamonix Valley. Offering four types of accommodation; from traditional and refined at the Hotel Albert Premier, the authentic but alternative Chalet Soli and Chalet Grepon to the exceptional and chic at The Farmhouse; without forgetting the Suite Martine a duplex of 150 m² facing the Mont-Blanc range; all tastes of luxury are catered for.
The hotel has 21 newly and tastefully decorated, spacious rooms in a beautiful traditional style building in the heart of Chamonix. Set in substantial grounds, the windows open out onto the Mont Blanc range, the park and the vegetable garden. In summer, the large garden is used as a practice green and putting green, an ideal preparation for the 18 hole golf course in Chamonix.
The Farmhouse, constructed from three displaced old-mountain barns, has 12 bedrooms and sits on the edge of the hotel grounds. It has been decorated throughout with wood in keeping with tradition, but has many modern touches creating an atmosphere of cosy seclusion. Together with the open fire, whirlpool spa bath and a balcony that boast views of both the Aiguilles Rouges and Mont Blanc, The Farmhouse will ensure that your stay is everything that you dreamt it would be.
Chalet Grepon is the ideal retreat for families with a spacious double room and a smaller bunk-bed room. This sleek modern alpine accommodation offers a snow-white interior with stylish furnishings including a comfortable sofas and a wood-burning stove in the living area. The chalet has a TV and DVD player to keep you entertained on an evening in and there is also a mini-bar and safe.
Chalet Soli is a small beautifully appointed chalet sleeping 4–6 people in two double rooms and a mezzanine with two single beds. It has a sauna and a living room with high vaulted ceilings creating an airy but welcoming environment for a family or a small group of friends.
The Suite Martine is a large duplex of 150 m², ideally composed to welcome a family up to 6 people,in a warm atmosphere with white-washed wood throughout.
For relaxation, why not visit their Le Bachal Spa which offers an extensive programme of health, fitness, beauty and massage treatments. You can also soothe any aching muscles in the steam room and jacuzzi.
The hotel also has a beautiful indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool that is open all year around. The pool has fantastic views of Mont Blanc which can equally be enjoyed from the comfort of a sun-lounger on the surrounding patio in the summer months.
With a fine selection of wines, some served by the glass, the QuartzBar is a beautiful setting to sample some of France's finest refreshments. The bar also has a large selection of cocktails, champagnes and local liqueurs. Along with fantastic live music (both in the winter and summer seasons) the QuartzBar offers the perfect atmosphere to unwind after a day in the mountains.
Whether you are looking for gourmet cuisine or traditional dishes, the two excellent restaurants, La Maison Carrier and the 2 Michelin-starred Albert Premier will have something to tantalise your taste buds. And with a wine cellar comprising over 20 000 bottles, the hotel sommelier will be on hand to help you choose a suitable accompaniment to your meal from the hotels’ extensive wine list.
Families & Kids
The hotel can arrange childcare on your behalf as part of their service. Booking in advance is always recommended and strongly advised for the school holiday periods.
Also see: Childcare in Chamonix - Centre, France
The hotel has 4 x electric mountain bikes and 3 standard mountain bikes available to hire for free. Alternatively, they can help you make alternative rental arrangements.
Also see: Cycle Hire in Chamonix - Centre, France
Instructors & Lessons
Whether you are a complete beginner, want to brush up on your technique or organise ski school for the kids, the hotel's concierge service can take care of all the arrangements for your ski and snowboard lessons.
Also see: Ski Schools in Chamonix - Centre, France
Chamonix has an excellent bus service to and from all the local ski resort as well as around the town. However, with such a central location and the hotel's complimentary ski shuttle service to all the lift stations - you won't need to use it.
There is free exterior parking and underground parking on the property.
- "Absolutely perfect and worth every penny!! The staff were amazingly friendly and helpful. Everyday our room was made up, when we returned from our day snowboarding our room would have a fire lit and when we would return from dinner our beds would be turned down. I cannot rave enough about this, it's like they anticipated our every move." - Trip Advisor
- "We have just returned from our second visit to this hotel. Once again it was a most pleasant experience. I could not find fault with the hotel or the staff and its very seldom that I have found this. We had a wonderful large room with fabulous views and the indoor/outdoor pool is simply amazing with snow falling in the evening! The complimentary chauffeur service to the various slopes in Chamonix was really efficient and saved us lots of valuable time on a weekend break." - Trip Advisor
- "My wife and I recently stayed at the Hameau Albert in Chamonix, France and had an outstanding experience. The facility and grounds are sensational and located in a perfect location within walking distance to everything in Chamonix. The staff at Hameau Albert obviously pride themselves on creating a top notch experience and if you're fortunate enough to meet Sebastian you are in a for a real treat. Sebastian did everything from greet us at the front door, to unloading our car, showing us to our rooms, pouring us welcome drinks, explaining the town and what to do, parking our car, bringing our bags to the room, periodically checking in on us, bringing our bags down from room, loading our car, giving us thank you for staying gifts and bottled waters for the drive out of Chamonix. And he did all of that with a smile on his face and the most polite (at your service) demeanour you've ever seen. If you're looking for a truly special experience check out Le Hameau Albert. You wont be disappointed." - 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
Children can be accommodated at this hotel and connecting rooms are available on request.
Location: Chamonix - Centre
Star Rating: 5 Star
Property Style: Hotel
Special Breaks: Spa Breaks
Vibe / Atmosphere: Chic | Traditional & Modern mix
Bookings For: Childcare / Babysitting | Concierge | Guides | Lift Passes | Ski / Snowboard Hire | Ski / Snowboard Lessons | Transfers
Transport: Ski shuttle (complimentary)
Cleaning: Daily housekeeping | Laundry Service
Access: Children welcome | Lift / Elevator | Pets welcome
Room: Balcony | Connecting rooms | Hair dryer | Open fire | Safe / Secure box | Telephone
Car-parking: Free parking | Parking on property
Entertainment: Room Service | Restaurant | Drinks bar | DVD Player | Satellite TV | WiFi / Internet
Kitchen/Laundry: Fridge | Iron & Board
Spa & Fitness: Beauty Treatments | Gym / Fitness area | Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi | Massage / Relaxation | Sauna | Spa | Pool (indoor) | Pool (outdoor)
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter
Address: 38 Route Du Bouchet | Chamonix - Centre | 74400