This hotel is situated in the centre of Chamonix just a few metres from the train station as well as a number of bars and restaurants. It has a modern stylish interior unlike many other three star hotels in the centre of resort.
The hotel offers 4 different types of rooms: standard, superior, privilege and suites. All rooms include satellite TV, safe and hair dryer. The privilege rooms and suites provide extra luxuries such as ipod docking stations and Nespresso machines. The majority of views have their own private balcony with fabulous views of either Mont Blanc or Brevant.
After an active day on the mountain guests can relax in the hotel's bar complete with log fire and plenty of comfortable large armchairs.
There is also a chic restaurant on site which serves delicious local specialities, including fondue and raclette, and has a good wine list.
For further details, visit the website or contact the agents directly using the 'make an enquiry' box.
- "The staff was warm and welcoming. The hotel bar and lounge area were relaxing. The room was comfortable but on the small side. We used our balcony (which had amazing mountain views) as our mini fridge. The hotel was right near the train station and was walking distance to some great restaurants." - Trip Advisor
- "Very nice hotel. Friendly staff. Good restaurant too. Clean and well equipped rooms. Walking distance to the train station and city centre. Nice view from the room." - 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Location: Chamonix - Centre
Star Rating: 4 Star
Property Style: Hotel
Shopping: Books & Magazines | Toys & Souvenirs
Vibe / Atmosphere: Modern
Bookings For: Ski / Snowboard Hire
Event Services: Conference Facilities | Multilingual staff
Cleaning: Laundry Service
Access: Children welcome | Disabled access | Lift / Elevator | Pets welcome
Room: Balcony | Hair dryer | Open fire | Luggage storage | Safe / Secure box | Ski / Boot Room | Telephone
Car-parking: Paid Parking | Parking on property
Families & Kids: Childcare
Entertainment: Restaurant | Drinks bar | iPod Dock | Satellite TV | WiFi / Internet
Kitchen/Laundry: Iron & Board
View: City view | Mountain view
Open Seasons: Summer
Address: 39 Rue des Allobroges | Chamonix - Centre | 74400