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Sapiniere Chalet Hotel, Chamonix

Trip Advisor 2015 Travellers' Choice Award winner, located next to the Brevent slopes

Charming chalet hotel in a quiet location with superb views towards Mont Blanc and the Savoy slopes. Four minute walk to the centre.

Set in a quiet location a short walk from the centre, this chalet hotel has stunning views of Mont Blanc from the lounge, dining area, balcony and many bedrooms. At full capacity, their ensuite bedrooms (twins, triples and doubles; cots available), can accommodate 54-61 people.

The Sapiniere is in a great place for beginners with the Savoy beginners slope just across the road. Not far to stumble with ski boats or carrying a snowboard to get started. You'll be even more thankful on the way back after a long day and aching, bruised muscles. For those seeking to ski in the other ski areas, the ski-bus stops just 50m away.

The communal lounge area is a welcoming place to relax after a day on the slopes, with access to a huge sun terrace allowing you to enjoy those Mont Blanc views with a drink in hand!

The Restaurant

Chalet hotel catering includes: skiers breakfast with hot and cold options, afternoon tea & cakes, five-course dinners (canapes, aperitif, starter, main course, dessert, cheese selection) with free wine followed by complimentary tea/coffee and chocolates. Complimentary tea & coffee available all day. Vegetarian, vegans and gluten free menu available. Special celebratory dinners on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. NB. Breakfast hot option, afternoon tea and dinner is served 6 days per week due to chalet staff's day off.

Dining

Chalet catering includes: skiers breakfast with hot and cold options, afternoon tea & cakes, four-course dinners (aperitif, starter, main course, dessert) with free wine worth over 100€ followed by complimentary tea/coffee and chocolates. Vegetarian menu available. Special celebratory dinners on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. NB. Breakfast hot option, afternoon tea and dinner is served six days per week due to chalet staff's day off. Special celebratory dinners on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

Also see: Catering & Private Chefs in Chamonix - Centre, France

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: Childcare in Chamonix - Centre, France

Transfers

Transfers to and from the airport are included as part of your holiday package.

Also see: Transfers to Chamonix, France

Ski Hire

All your equipment can be organised through the agents as part of your package. Let their Representatives take care of all the details on your behalf so you can have a stress free holiday.

Also see: Ski Hire in Chamonix - Centre, France

Lifts & Passes

Lift passes can be booked both in advance and once you arrive in resort though the agents.

Also see: Ski Pass Options in Chamonix, France

Instructors & Lessons

Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, everyone can benefit from lessons. The agents and their representatives can help organise both group and private lessons as part of your package.

Also see: Ski Schools in Chamonix - Centre, France

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: Guides & Tours in Chamonix - Centre, France

Reviews

  • "We stayed at La Sapiniere chalet hotel June 2015, and were very impressed with the enthusiasm and helpfulness of the staff. At worst the food was very good, and sometimes brilliant! They have a system of rotating your table for evening meals so you get to know most of the other guests during your stay - this worked very well." - Trip Advisor
  • "This is the third time that I have been to La Sapiniere and if anything it has got better. The holiday was reasonable and the accommodation excellent. The food was very good and the wine was free with the evening meal. Packed lunches are provided six days a week.Once a week guests dine out at their own expense on the staff day off.. That is no imposition... Chamonix is a fantastic town." - Trip Advisor
  • "Brilliant chalet hotel, great food, amazing views and good friendly staff. You can see the mountains all around. Great evening entertainment. Room 27 with good views of Mont.Blanc and the paragliders landing in the next field." - Trip Advisor

Towns Nearby

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.

Restaurants Nearby

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

Sights Nearby

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

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. 

Also see: Things To Do in Chamonix - Centre, France

Golf-clubs Nearby

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

Lifts/Pistes Nearby

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

Nightlife Nearby

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


Location: Chamonix - Centre


Style

Star Rating: 3 Star

Property Style: Hotel

Run By: Agent/Operator

Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional & Modern mix


Services

Bookings For: Lift Passes | Ski / Snowboard Hire | Ski / Snowboard Lessons | Transfers

Catering: Half-board | Afternoon tea | Breakfast | Dinner


Facilities

Access: Children welcome

Room: Open fire

Car-parking: Parking on property

Entertainment: Restaurant | Drinks bar | Games available | WiFi / Internet

Outdoor: Terrace

View: Mountain view


Contact

Open Seasons: Winter

Address: 102 Rue Mummery | Chamonix - Centre | 74400

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