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Rocky Pop Hotel, Les Houches

Brand new, great value, unconventional hotel with ski shuttle service

This vibrant brand new hotel opened its doors in December 2016. It offers a break from the conventions of traditional hotel business by fostering 'Joy & Togetherness' in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

The hotel includes 148 rooms for between 1 and 12 people. There are 76 RockyDuos, 70 RockyDuplexes and 2 Penthouses. All rooms will include TV VOD, free WiFi, air-conditioning and a shower room with WC.

The hotel is packed with plenty of things to keep you entertained throughout your holiday, including arcade games, a photo booth, several activity corners, table tennis and a boules lawn in the summer. 

There are also laundry facilities available as well as a ski hire shop onsite.

Throughout the winter months the hotel offers ski shuttle services between the hotel and the slopes, twice in the morning and twice in the afternoon.

The Bar

The comfortable quirky bar area with all your favourite tipples is a great spot to relax after a busy day on the mountain. The bar also has regular live music gigs which makes it a great option for apres ski.

The Restaurant

The vibrant restaurant offers a variety of different cuisines to suit everyone from a burger stand to a pizza van through to Savoyard meals. Half-board traditional meals are also available.

Families & Kids

You can book all your childcare requirements through the hotel's concierge service. Booking in advance is always recommended and strongly advised for the school holiday periods.

Also see: Childcare in Chamonix - Les Houches, France

Transfers

Transfers to and from the airport can be organised through the hotel's concierge as part of their service.

Also see: Transfers to Chamonix, France

Cycle Hire

If you are visiting during the summer season and want to hire either a road or mountain bike, the hotel's concierge service can make all the arrangements on your behalf.

Also see: Cycle Hire in Chamonix - Les Houches, France

Ski Hire

The hotel includes a ski and snowboard hire shop on site from where you can get all the equipment you need. You can book all you rental equipment through the hotel in advance.

Also see: Ski Hire in Chamonix - Les Houches, France

Lifts & Passes

You can book all your ski and summer lift passes through the hotel's concierge service, either in advance or on arrival.

Also see: Ski Pass Options in Chamonix, France

Instructors & Lessons

Whether you are a complete beginner, looking to brush up on your technique or are interested in ski school for the kids, the hotel's concierge service can make all the arrangements for the correct ski and snowboard lesson on your behalf. Advanced booking is always recommended, particularly during high season.

Also see: Ski Schools in Chamonix - Les Houches, France

Guides & Tours

If you are looking for guides (including high mountain guides) and tour or would like to book one of the wide range of activities available in the Chamonix Valley, the hotel's concierge service are happy to help make all the arrangements on your behalf.

Also see: Guides & Tours in Chamonix - Les Houches, France

Local Shuttles

The hotel offers two morning and two afternoon shuttle services, free of charge, to and from the ski slopes or Flegere, Brevent, Grands Montets and Le Tour. A regular free shuttle bus also services the area of Les Houches and leave from right outside the hotel.

Parking

Free exterior parking is available at the property.

Local Area

Situated just 10 minutes before you reach Chamonix on your way from Geneva airport, Les Houches is the second largest town in the valley. It has a good selection of sports shops, grocery stores, bars and restaurants without being too commercial. A pretty little town with a great ski area, Les Houches is best suited to families or groups that prefer outdoor activities to nightlife.

Towns Nearby

Les Houches has plenty of traditional charm whilst also offering the facilities of a modern resort. Old stone farmhouses and wooden chalets sit side-by-side with smart apartment buildings, while a small but lively selection of bars and restaurants provide a bit of buzz in the early evenings.

Restaurants Nearby

Les Houches has a small but reliable choice of restaurants, both on and off the ski area. It is actually one of the best places in the valley to eat at mountain restaurants as they are all individually run and have mostly been in the same family for years. Most are only open for lunch but Les Vieilles Luges opens in the evening (booking essential) and is an exceptional experience; good food and lovely hosts in a 250 year old alpine farmhouse. Down in the village, the Kitsch Inn and Le Delice both offer good contemporary cuisine and Le Ghandi is one of only two Indian restaurants in the whole valley. Other than that, there is the usual mix of local cuisine and pizza restaurants to take your pick from.

Also see: Restaurants in Chamonix - Les Houches, France

Sights Nearby

Les Houches has no particular "tourist attractions" to speak of, it is just a delightful place to visit. Whether in winter or summer, you should take the time to go up both Bellevue and Prarion lifts if only to have a look around and admire the incredible panoramic view. If you want to see alpine wildlife such as marmots and chamois then the Merlet animal park is well worth a visit. Chamonix is only 15 minutes away by bus or train, where you can't miss out taking the cable car up the Aiguille du Midi, or taking the Montenvers train up to the Mer de Glace glacier.

Also see: Sights in Chamonix - Les Houches, France

Things to Do Nearby

Les Houches offers a wide range of activities in summer and winter, most of them being great fun for families and mixed groups. In winter there is the obvious attraction of the ski area, a large and varied terrain accessed directly from the village by two lifts. Mix it up a bit with some cross-country skiing or snow-shoeing on a beautiful high altitude trail, ice skating on the outdoor rink or night sledding on a floodlit slope and you're spoilt for choices. In the summer there are hiking and biking trails galore, you can buy cheese direct from the goat farm, go horse riding, chill out at the lake, visit the Merlet animal park or swing from the ropes amongst the trees at the adventure park.

Also see: Things To Do in Chamonix - Les Houches, France

Golf-clubs Nearby

The nearest golf course to Les Houches 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 - Les Houches, France

Lifts/Pistes Nearby

Les Houches has two ski lifts, the Bellevue cable car just past the village centre and the Prarion gondola at the far end of the resort. They both run regularly throughout the day and you rarely have to queue; although be aware that for some reason their ticket queues are always deathly slow, so beat the crowds and buy your lift pass online beforehand. The Les Houches ski area is a large network of mostly blue and red slopes that link the two lifts and you can get a bus from one to the other, meaning that it doesn't much matter which one you come up or go down. Both lifts have carparks but they are often full, so take the 01 or 25 bus that stops right outside each lift instead.

Also see: Ski Areas in Chamonix, France

Nightlife Nearby

Les Houches has a small but lively apres-ski scene, spread across a selection of bars and restaurants between the Bellevue cable car area and the village centre by the tourist office. Right at the foot of the cable car is the Kitsch Inn, a retro-styled bar and restaurant that often has live music and themed parties. Just opposite is Le Spot, a small friendly place that also has the odd band or DJ playing throughout the winter and a little further along the road is Hotel Slalom with its cosy lounge bar. About 10-15 minutes walk down the road to the town centre (or hop on a bus) and you'll come first to La Chavanne, a small bar with a large pavement terrace, and then to Le Delice, a cosy restaurant with a friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy a drink without ordering food. There are also occasional concerts and entertainments at the Espace Olca, some of which are free entry.

Also see: Bars in Chamonix - Les Houches, France


Location: Chamonix - Les Houches


Style

Star Rating: 3 Star

Property Style: Hotel

Vibe / Atmosphere: Bohemian | Funky / Hip


Services

Bookings For: Bike Hire | Childcare / Babysitting | Concierge | Guides | Lift Passes | Ski / Snowboard Hire | Ski / Snowboard Lessons | Transfers

Catering: Half-board

Transport: Ski shuttle (complimentary)

Cleaning: Laundry Service


Facilities

Access: Disabled access | Family rooms

Room: Air-conditioning | Safe / Secure box

Car-parking: Parking on property

Entertainment: Restaurant | Drinks bar | Games available | Table tennis | Table football | TV | WiFi / Internet

Outdoor: Garden - Shared | Terrace


Contact

Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter

Address: 1476 Avenue des Alpages | Chamonix - Les Houches | 74310

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