Situated at the foot of the Grands Montets ski area, perhaps the most renowned skiing sector of the Chamonix valley with its reputation for snow conditions and off-piste trails. Authentic wooden beams and warm colours combined with a range of modern amenities, help to ensure your stay in this 'hotel de charme' is a memorable one.
Offering a selection of spacious rooms (some with a mezzanine for families) with views of either Mont-Blanc or of the Glacier d'Argentiere, all rooms have a balcony or terrace and are decorated in a warm, modern Alpine feel.
Discover the warming bar, cosy fireside lounge or sunbathe on the outdoor terrace facing the Mont-Blanc.
During the winter the hotel is bed and breakfast leaving you free to enjoy the gastronomic delights of the valley, which the hotel can willingly reserve on your behalf.
Relax and enjoy the stunning indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, steam-room and gym. They even offer massages.
- "Lovely, lovely location - quiet, with beautiful views. The service was perfect, the staff was extremely helpful and happy for us to stop by for a drink on the terrace. The decor was beautiful, and the views incredible." - Trip Advisor
- "We had a lovely stay and were well-cared for by the staff. Our room was clean, the Wi-Fi was strong and the property is well-maintained with a nice spa area: pool, whirlpool, sauna and steam. The short walk to both the tram and gondola of Grand Montets makes this hotel an easy choice for any visit to Chamonix. We loved their included breakfast and the split level rooms are ideal for a family." - Trip Advisor
- "The hotel is really very nice. Breakfast is far more impressive than most European hotels. The outside hot tub overlooked by the snow topped mountains was a particular treat. The room size was excellent - and the bed was massive. The hotel staff and friendly and go out of their way to help you out. All in all, a great place to say and have no hesitation in recommending it." - Trip Advisor
Argentiere is a traditional French village, full of pretty chalets and charming old stone buildings. It is pretty quiet out of season but comes to life in the busy winter and summer months, when the lure of the mountains attracts plenty of outdoor types who pile into the bars of an evening. There is a good selection of sports/mountaineering shops and a couple of little grocery stores but you may want to head to nearby Chamonix for any other kind of shopping, there are regular trains and buses that link the two towns.
Argentiere has a good choice of restaurants within a very small area, just take a stroll up the main road and see where takes your fancy. The Office does good bar food of the burgers and nachos variety - perfect with a jug of beer after a day on the hill. Opposite is Les Cheserys, which serves more sophisticated fare using seasonal local produce. Further along the street is a row of shops and restaurants where you'll find a number of pizza, crepe and snack options.
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Taking a trip up Les Grands Montets cable car is a memorable experience in both summer and winter. The views of the valley are spectacular and it's not unusual to see wildlife such as marmots and chamois up here. You can access the Petit Balcon Nord from just behind the village, a hiking trail that runs from Chamonix all the way to Vallorcine.
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Argentiere is the chosen home of many guides and mountaineers, due to its incredible terrain. The glacier provides off-piste ski touring all year round and the hiking and climbing routes are endless. In the winter the town provides instant access to the massive Les Grands Montets ski area, whereas in the summer you can enjoy miles of hiking and biking trails. Argentiere is connected to the rest of the Chamonix valley by bus and train, making all local activities easily accessible.
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The nearest golf course to Argentiere 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.
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Les Grands Montets lift station can be accessed on foot from Argentiere train station or by the bus that runs daily up and down the Chamonix Valley. The large cable car whisks you up to the Lognan plateau at 1972m, from where you can take a further cable car up to the glacier at 3300m (booking recommended as queues can be long). A new gondola was installed at the beginning of the 2014/15 winter season, making wait times much shorter.
Also see: Ski Areas in Chamonix, France
For a small town, Argentiere has a surprising number of bars - the Savoy opposite the train station has always been the place to go for good old foot stomping apres-ski but it has had a tendency to change owners a lot recently, so we can't guarantee what this season will bring. Further up the same road you'll find old favourites such as The Office and Slalom, where there are regular live bands and parties. The restaurant at the foot of the Grands Montets lift station has a large terrace at the back where they often have musicians playing and don't forget to call in at La Yaute beside the roundabout for a beer on the sunny terrace.
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Location: Chamonix - Argentiere
Star Rating: 4 Star
Property Style: Hotel
Special Breaks: Spa Breaks
Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional
Bedrooms: 5 bedroom
Bookings For: Lift Passes | Ski / Snowboard Hire | Transfers
Cleaning: Maid service
Access: Disabled access | Family rooms | Ski to door
Restrictions: Non-smoking | Pets not allowed
Room: Balcony | Open fire | Safe / Secure box | Ski / Boot Room
Car-parking: Parking on property
Entertainment: Restaurant | TV | Satellite TV | WiFi / Internet
Spa & Fitness: Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi | Sauna | Sundeck
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Winter
Address: 340 Chemin des Arberons | Chamonix - Argentiere | 74400