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Les Lanchers Hotel, Chamonix

Ideally located near the Flégère lift with a great bar & restaurant

"Very Good" 269 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Bar and Beverages 100 / 100 Incredible bar.
Cleanliness 100 / 100 Perfectly clean.
Service 96 / 100 World class service.
Location 86 / 100 Location is great.
Food 85 / 100 Food is delicious.
Room 66 / 100 Rooms are ok.
Breakfast 61 / 100 Breakfast is mediocre.
WiFi 54 / 100 Internet is average.

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"Great view"
"Friendly service"
"Accessible parking"
"Clean rooms"
"Excellent" 269 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Cleanliness 100 / 100 Perfectly clean.
Service 96 / 100 World class service.
Food 86 / 100 Food is delicious.
Location 86 / 100 Location is great.
Room 70 / 100 Nice rooms.
Breakfast 64 / 100 Breakfast is mediocre.

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"Great view"
"Great reception"
"Friendly service"
"Excellent" 269 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Service 97 / 100 World class service.
Food 86 / 100 Food is delicious.
Location 86 / 100 Location is great.
Comfort 68 / 100 Average comfort.
Room 67 / 100 Rooms are ok.
Value for money 62 / 100 Average value.

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"Delicious food"
"Fantastic service"
"Friendly service"
"Great location"
"Good" 269 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Location 88 / 100 Location is great.
Room 62 / 100 Rooms are ok.

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"Great location"

Make yourself at home in the relaxing, informal surroundings of this hotel. It is small and full of charm, built in typical Savoyard style, and has been welcoming winter and summer visitors alike for many years.

Situated by the La Flégère cable car, this hotel provides direct access to Chamonix's ski slopes in winter and to the best hiking trails in summer, as well as an 18-hole golf course.

Hotel Les Lanchers has recently undergone a 1.6 million euro refurbishment and can now offer guests an even greater standard of comfort. They have introduced Italian style ceramic and glass shower rooms, with standard accommodation featuring a Queen size bed, modern furnishings and a range of other facilities.

The hotel has also updated its 19 en-suite bedrooms which include single, double, twin, triple, two-bedroomed family suites, and a fully equipped disabled bedroom. Regular guests will also be glad to see passenger lift access to all rooms, especially after a hard day’s skiing or walking. The hotel proves a popular choice for those looking for great value with modern comfort.

All rooms are equipped with telephone, flat screen television, free Wi-Fi and en-suite bathroom (with bath or shower). Some rooms are available with a balcony and all enjoy superb mountain views overlooking the Mont Blanc or L'Aiguille des Drus. 

For skiers, in the winter months there is a boot drying room and equipment storage available, as well as a sauna where you can unwind and revive any aching muscles after a full day on the mountain.

Les Lanchers has all the friendliness and intimacy of a chalet coupled with the efficiency, service and amenities of a hotel; high priority is placed on good value, good service and good food.

What's the place like?

The Bar

The cosy cocktail bar is located on the ground floor and has large windows onto the main street of Les Praz, so you can watch the world go by if you choose. The comfortable armchairs are a great spot to enjoy an après-ski 'vin chaud' (mulled wine) or simply a post-dinner drink.

The Restaurant

Restaurant Le Refuge is a popular eatery for both guests and locals, with chef Thierry Morbu serving a menu based on freshly sourced seasonal produce. Half board packages including afternoon tea are available to guests, with reductions for children between 3-10 years and completely free for those under 3. They also prepare packed lunches for you to take to the slopes in winter, or for a summer al fresco picnic.

What's nearby?

About the surrounding area

Located just outside Chamonix, on the road that takes you to Argentiere, Les Praz is just a 20-minute walk from the main town. It is a great place to stay, not only because of its picturesque mountain landscapes, but also because of the easy access it provides to one of the best ski areas in the valley, Flégère, to which it is connected via a cable car that departs from the centre of Les Praz. There are also regular buses that will transport you to any corner in the valley.

Towns nearby

Les Praz is picturesque village on the northern outskirts of Chamonix centre, making it rather sought after for accommodation and property. The village is surrounded by forests and streams, an idyllic mountain hideaway and a popular place to live. 

Restaurants nearby

Les Praz has a small but reliable choice of restaurants, both on and off the ski area. The renowned Rendezvous Restaurant is a great option for local Savoyard classics and traditional French cuisine. If you're celebrating a special occasion, you can head to La Cabane des Praz, near the golf course, for some fine dining or the Eden Restaurant, serving a wonderful combination of contemporary and classic French cuisine, while if you prefer a simple pizza or pasta lunch, Le Castel is a good choice.

Also see: Book My Restaurant

Sights nearby

The beautiful Aiguilles Rouges Natural Park can be accessed via the Flegere cable car, and then the Index chairlift, both usually open in the summer. Its trails cross the massive protected area and range from leisurely short strolls to challenging hikes and even ski touring routes. See if you can spot any marmots or chamois while you are exploring the stunning high-altitude landscapes

Also see: Book My Sightseeing

Things to Do nearby

There is plenty on offer in both in the winter and summer months. During the winter the Flegere cable care gives skiers and boarders access to the Flegere ski area which has a good selection of moderate to difficult pistes. It is also linked to the Brevent ski domaine which has plenty of off piste to keep more advanced skiers entertained. La Praz also offers a great 6km circuit cross-country ski area

Once summer arrives there are several walking and mountain biking trails that start in Les Praz. Visitors enjoy taking the path up from the valley floor to view the stunning surrounding scenery from the Le Floria cafe, where they can also enjoy a delicious lunch before carrying on to the refuge at Lac Blanc.

Also see: Book My Things To Do

Golf-clubs nearby

Les Praz has its very own renowned 18 hole golf course which includes a club house, driving range and pro shop on site

Also see: Book My Round

Lifts/Pistes nearby

There is direct access to the Flegere ski area from the centre of Les Praz, via the cable car that glides over the local golf course up to 1877 metres. From there you can not only enjoy the vast array of moderate, challenging and difficult runs in Flegere but also Brevent, to which it is connected via the 'Liaison' cable car. Flegere is also one of the favourite areas among locals for off-piste skiing.

Nightlife nearby

Bars? Nightlife? That's not what Les Praz is all about. You can enjoy a cocktail or a vin chaud in front of the fireplace at the bar of Hotel Les Lanchers but that's about as wild as it gets. There is a nightbus that connects Chamonix to Les Praz, but check the timetable so you don't miss the last one!

Also see: Find My Bar

What to book?

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: Book My Childcare


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: Book My Transfers

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: Book My Ski Hire

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.

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: Book My Ski School

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: Book My Guide/Tour


Free outdoor parking is available at the property.


Visitor comments

  • "Everything about Les Lanchers was spot on! The staff - ALL the staff were super friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to make sure we had everything we requested and were happy! The room was clean, comfortable and quiet. The restaurant was really good and we looked forward to the daily specials! The wifi was strong and reliable. The management had just finished a lovely and chic remodel of the common areas shortly before our arrival. Another couple of GREAT bonuses are the bus/ski shuttle directly outside the hotel and the Le Flegere lift/resort 400m up the road. There is also a wonderful little store a block up the road. The hotel is situated just outside of Chamonix proper and is quickly and easily reached by the free shuttle that runs every 11 minutes. Great spot - will visit here again!" - Trip Advisor
  • "We will be back as soon as possible due to this hotel's excellent hospitality, friendly staff, and wonderful proximity to Chamonix centre. We walked along a beautifully wooded path for about 20 minutes and found ourselves in the center of great restaurants and shops. You can get to the lifts easily and take hikes and bike rides. You cannot go wrong staying here. It made our trip! Very quiet and peaceful at night - even though we had a rocking time at the bar!" - Trip Advisor
  • "This is a friendly hotel only a mile or two outside Chamonix. The view from our room was of the Aiguille du Midi. What more could you ask? Our room was clean and functional. We can thoroughly recommend the dining room. Parking was easy and free outside the hotel. Would recommend." - Trip Advisor

Check-in/out details

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Booking Arrangements

Booking conditions

All rooms are non-smoking and pets are allowed with an extra charge of €15


  • Star Rating
  • 3 Star
  • Catering Basis
  • Catered
  • Property Style
  • Hotel
  • Vibe / Atmosphere
  • Small / Cosy
  • Traditional & Modern mix


  • Outdoors
  • Balcony
  • Mountain views
  • Terrace
  • Families & Kids
  • Baby Cots
  • Family rooms
  • Spa / Fitness / Beauty
  • Hair-dryers
  • Massage / Relaxation
  • Sauna
  • Sundeck
  • Entertainment
  • Free WiFi
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Social Spaces
  • Drinks bar
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Creature Comforts
  • Iron & Ironing-board
  • Ski / Boot room
  • Parking
  • Free parking
  • Parking on property
  • Accessibility
  • Disabled access
  • Lift / Elevator
  • No smoking
  • Pets welcome


  • Activities
  • Tours / Excursions
  • Bookings for
  • Car hire
  • Guides
  • Ski / Snowboard Hire
  • Ski / Snowboard Lessons
  • Transfers
  • Catering
  • Full-board
  • Half-board
  • Afternoon tea
  • Breakfast
  • Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Linen provided
  • Maid service


  • Open Seasons
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
  • Address
  • 1459 route des Praz
  • 74400
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