France is not always synonymous with skiing, but Chamonix is a popular destination amongst skiing and mountaineering enthusiasts all over the world. Home to the very first Winter Olympics in 1924, this commune has proved itself to be a pioneer in the skiing scene and continues to carry that legacy on. However, the crown jewel of this commune has to be the Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps. Whether you are looking to hike to the summit of Mont Blanc, ski down the slopes to your heart’s content or just sit back and enjoy the alluring views of Chamonix, there is something for everyone to do. To really make your holiday a make it or break it experience, a pleasant stay is essential. Read on to be swept away by the top 10 ski hotels and chalets in Chamonix!
1. Les Balcons du Savoy (from USD 137)
If you are looking to live out the full Chamonix experience, the Les Balcons du Savoy is perfect for you. Situated three minutes away from the town centre, the Les Balcons du Savoy boasts stunning views of the Mont Blanc from all suites. Right from your accommodation, head out to the massive ski area of the Brévent-Flégère via the Savoy ski lift in front of the hotel as you ski down the slopes like a professional while being surrounded by panoramic views of the Mont Blanc. However, if you are more of a bambi on ice and prefer other activities, the four-star hotel is sure to keep you occupied. Luxuriate in the various facilities including a heated indoor swimming pool, a sauna and a gaming arcade amongst many others. After a long day, guests can kick back in their suite. Guests can choose between a studio room that can hold up to two people or the three-bedroom suite that can accommodate up to seven guests. One thing is for sure, the view from all the suites is undisputedly gorgeous.
Les Balcons du Savoy
Address: 179 rue Mummery
Fire extinguishers Ski equipment hire (on site) Dry cleaning Table tennis Family rooms Food can be delivered to guest accommodation First aid kit available Books, DVDs, music for children
2. Les 3 Cimes Blanches (from USD 637)
Nestled in the mountain district of Les-Praz, the Les 3 Cimes Blanches is the ideal getaway for skiing enthusiasts travelling in big groups. This cottage-style chalet puts you close to many popular skiing areas including the Charlanon Ski Lift, Evettes Ski Lift and Liaison Brévent-Flégère, where you can ski to your hearts’ content. In the summer, guests can also go hiking on trails within the chalet’s proximity. The chalet boasts impeccable cleanliness and spacious rooms able to hold up to ten guests. With a ski boot dryer found at the entrance, the chalet has been hailed by many former guests for being well-equipped with various amenities including a fully functioning kitchen. And of course, the views from the open plan living room are nothing but spectacular with panoramic views of the Mont Blanc and the Drus.
LES 3 CIMES BLANCHES
Address: 2362 Route du Bouchet
Parking Tennis court Sauna Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing
3. Hôtel de L'Arve (from USD 141)
Hailed as a haven of peace, Hôtel de L'Arve is a stunning and quaint three-star hotel designed with a local traditional touch that will guarantee a cosy atmosphere at an affordable rate. Situated in the heart of town amidst popular sights including the Brévent, Mont Blanc and the Aiguilles de Chamonix, the hotel also puts guests close to the ski slopes which can be found 80 m (0.04 miles) away from it. You do not have to worry about convenience as you can easily access various amenities including the shops, pool, skating rink, casino and cinema from the hotel. If you are looking to unwind, lounge back at the bar by the fireplace or stroll through the hotel’s floral riverside garden. And of course, do not miss the amazing mountain views that can be seen from all the rooms and sink into the breathtaking atmosphere.
Hôtel de L'Arve
Address: 60 impasse des Anémones
Parking Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre Garden
4. Le Prieuré (from USD 348)
A chalet hotel known for its fusion of traditional design and urban interior, Le Prieuré is yet another renowned chalet hotel popular for its charming interior and breathtaking views. Located six minutes away from the Aiguille du Midi ski lift, the hotel offers ski equipment hire on site for your convenience. The hotel puts you close to many other famous slopes in the French Alps where you get to ski to your heart’s content, including the Flégères slopes, Les Grands Montets slopes and Les Houches slopes; all 150 metres (0.09 miles) away from the hotel. If you are looking for a gastronomic meal, head down to the Le Rotissier where you can dine with a panoramic view of the Mont Blanc. If you prefer relaxing in private, the rooms are guaranteed to be spaces of relaxation where you can enjoy a large array of facilities to keep you comfortable or lounge back on the private balcony to view the Mont Blanc or Aiguille de Chamonix.
Chalet Hôtel Le Prieuré
Address: 149 Allée Recteur Payot Bp 135
Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace
5. Les Grands Montets (from USD 174)
A sleek and charming four-star hotel, the Les Grands Montets is the perfect base for skiing enthusiasts or mountaineers alike. Nestled below the famous ski area of the Grands Montets, the hotel is also known for putting guests close to many hiking trails. Enjoy the hotel’s many after-ski facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, outdoor hot-tub, sauna, fitness room and steam room. If you are in need of a relaxation, you are more than welcomed to request for massage services. You can also indulge in a cup of hot chocolate by the fireplace at the bar in the winter or lounge on a sunbed at the terrace facing the Mont Blanc. The Alpine touch and voguish design of the rooms make the place a very Instagram-worthy one. If you are looking to just admire the breathtaking views or snap a photo of it, kick back at the room’s private balcony facing the Mont Blanc or the Glacier of Argentière and admire a view like never before.
Les Grands Montets
Address: 340, Chemin des Arbérons
Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Terrace Cashless payment available Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus On-site parking Room service Parking Lift
6. Chalet Hideaway II (from USD 871)
As its name suggests, this chalet is the perfect hideaway for guests who prefer a more quaint and quiet stay. With seven bedrooms in total, the chalet is a top pick amongst previous guests for its spacious and large room ideal for up to 14 guests. The chalet has everything you need from a fully-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and oven as well as free WiFi access. Luxuriate in the various top-notch amenities in the property with direct access to the indoor heated pool, relaxation area, private hot tub, sauna, terrace and balcony. The chalet is also a short distance away from the Les Praz - La Flégère Ski Lift and Chamonix Ski School for guests to glide down the slopes like a pro.
Chalet Hideaway 2
Address: 119 chemin des Carterons
Parking Pets allowed Bar Tennis court Sauna Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace
7. Chalet Bivouac
One of the most popular choices of accommodation for many when they visit Chamonix, the Chalet Bivouac will charm you with its wooden interior and homey atmosphere. Located 3 km (1.8 miles) away from the Chamonix Train Station, the Chalet Bivouac is a self-catering chalet in an exceptional location for guests looking to explore the Chamonix or just lounge around. The ski chalet acts as an ideal base for skiing enthusiasts, with the La Flegere Ski Lift situated just 200 m (0.1 miles) and the Chamonix - Planpraz Ski Lift located 2 km (1.2 miles) away from the chalet. If you are just looking to unwind from the hustle and bustle of it all, kick back and watch some TV or soak in the tranquil atmosphere of the French Alps at the private terrace and be in awe of the one-of-a-kind views of the mountains and gardens.
Address: 1656 route des Praz
8. Chalet Charmilles
Situated five minutes away from the historic town centre of Chamonix, the Chalet Charmilles is the epitome of a traditional and homey ski chalet experience. The self-catering chalet has five bedrooms, making this accommodation perfect for ten people. You get to enjoy many facilities including lounging at a sun terrace, whipping up some barbecue at the grill, free parking on premises and even a cinema room where you can hang back with your loved ones and chill at. The chalet is also close to various amenities including a number of cafes, restaurants, shops and a casino. If you are looking for a more action-packed trip, head to the slopes via the Planpraz ski lift five minutes away from the chalet or go hiking. Do not miss the stunning views of the Mont Blanc which is put close to the chalet.
Address: 145 Clos des Charmilles
9. Hôtel Le Montana & Spa
The Hôtel Le Montana & Spa does not fail to disappoint in offering one of the cosiest experiences in the Chamonix. Situated in a quaint location on the road to Switzerland and Italy, the hotel offers authentic chalet-style rooms equipped with free WiFi and balconies facing the Mont Blanc. If you are looking to indulge in a good book and revel in the amazing facilities, guests can enjoy this discreet and friendly atmosphere by lounging in the terrace where guests can be put close to the Mont Blanc or relax in the outdoor swimming pool. The hotel bar is also a must-visit, with an open fireplace lounge perfect for all guests alike to kick back and enjoy. Active explorers will find this hotel an ideal base for guests who want to go explore the outdoors and relish in the nature of the French Alps. They can view unmissable sights of the Haute Savoie in the French Alps with year-round cable cars ascending to the peak of the Aiguille du Midi for panoramic views of the mountain landscape.
Hôtel Le Montana & Spa
Address: 24 Clos du Montana - Argentière
10. Chalet Hideaway I (from USD 321)
Similar to listing #5, the Chalet Hideaway I is a large and spacious seven-bedroom chalet suitable for families in big groups. With wooden interior plastered throughout the chalet, the chalet does not lose its rustic Alpine charm while still holding many urban amenities for guests’ comfort. Catered more towards adopting a kid-friendly environment, the location of the chalet puts you close to the kid skiing school and the Panda Club. Guests can enjoy access to the indoor heated pool with relaxation area, the sauna and outdoor private hot tub for the whole family to enjoy. And of course, you can easily have direct access to ski in and out of the chalet which is right next to the ski lifts.
Panda In Chalet Hideaway 1
Address: 117 Chemin des Carterons
WiFi available in all areas Internet services Gift shop Horse riding Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Fishing Pets allowed
A one-of-a-kind experience at Chamonix
Chamonix is the ideal getaway for every kind of traveller. Whether you are looking for that rush of adrenaline while you ski down the slopes, exploring the many natural wonders of the place or just looking to escape the urban fast-paced lifestyle, Chamonix is the perfect destination for you. And of course, a perfect stay to cater to your liking is what makes or breaks your experience. Soak in the fresh atmosphere of Chamonix, France and book your stay here!
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