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Chris-Tal Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   242 Avenue des Alpages, 74310 Les Houches, France
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Ranked #6 of 13 hotels in Les Houches
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made the mistake of going into Les Houches to find somewhere to eat instead of having dinner at our hotel, which we later heard was excellent. Sadly, we landed at the Chris-Tal, which was the worst eating out experience we had during our two-week trip. The food - fondue and a green salad - was average. The fondue was... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a chance to get out of the rain. Well we certainly killed a couple of hours! Should have realised we were not that welcome when they took 5 minutes to acknowledge our presence ( even though it was very quiet). Ok ordered 4 of the set menus and 2 kids menus. To be honest the food was reasonable,... More

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flodesiles74, Owner at Chris-Tal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Some time good food take time. I'm Florent, cooker chef and owner of the hotel. This year i got the best waitress from about 5 years. I'm very happy of my staff. Maybe waitress had a lot of job this evening and need concentration to manage many table. All you need to know is if you are hurry,... More

Camberley, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We checked in after a long day's drive from Italy. To be honest, we looked at staying in neighbouring Chamonix, but that place was heaving, so we drove into Les Houches to see if it was any quieter; I'm glad we did! Decent sized room, with entrance hall, off which there were separate toilet and bath/shower rooms. Very comfortable bed.... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Fantastic hotel, fantastic location, fantastic amenities. Florent, the owner/manager was superb, friendly, helpful & very accommodating. He knows the area very well, having grown up here and gave us really useful information. The hotel is so beautiful, typical Savoyard style, lots of wooden features. The room was very clean, had cosy wooden panels on the walls, electric shutters on all... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

A comfortable room with a wonderful view. Very clean. A pleasant bar area with log fire, nice little swimming pool. Would definitely recommend. Usual sparse Continental buffet breakfast but that's normal. Otherwise very happy with our stay there and would not hesitate to recommend. We are not skiers and were only in the area to visit family who live in... More

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21 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

We only booked for one night via one of the last minute etc websites. Even before we arrived we had a message on our phone to tell us how to get in and get our key if we had a late arrival. It was a very welcoming hotel, with an open fire and obviously popular with skiers. The room was... More

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Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This hotel manages to stay cosy and really friendly though it is not that small. There are 40 rooms, a ski room, a bar and a restaurant, a swimming pool and a sauna. Yet the hotel staff create such a lovely atmosphere that you start to believe that this is your home, your living room with a fire-place, your kitchen... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I just returned from a ski trip to Les Houches and stayed in Chris-Tal hotel. The hotel is family run and a typical hotel of the region. You will see the family around the hotel and having their meals near the bar. When we arrived at around 12 midday there was no one at reception, we waited several minutes and... More

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flodesiles74, Owner at Chris-Tal Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Yes 12h00 is end of lunch for us. Yes 22h30 is time for bed for us ? There is always some one at the reception, when i'm not here you just have to press a button, it will call me because you are not alone in the hotel and maybe other Customer need assistance. Nothing strange.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We needed a good-value hotel over a weekend in the Chamonix area for a family of 4 (incl. 2 young children), and found the Chris-Tal. We had a very pleasant stay in the family suite (recommended as it looks up to the ski hill), which has both a main and separate bedroom. Service was pleasant and friendly, and overall comfort... More

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Alford, England, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for two weeks over new year, family of six. Great service from Flo, the charismatic French owner and his team. Flo went beyond the call of duty to help with various ailments and mishaps making our stay a pleasure. Pool and sauna are great after a days skiing, bar with wood fire and restaurant ideal. Highly recommended.

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Address: 242 Avenue des Alpages, 74310 Les Houches, France
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Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Les Houches
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Chris-Tal Hotel 3*
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Situated in the authentic village of Les Houches, in the heart of the Chamonix valley, and only 6km away from the centre of Chamonix itself, the Hotel CHRIS-TAL is – and has been for generations – a business based on family tradition. Nowadays, Florent Gherold and his team will give you a warm welcome at the hotel, and will ensure that you have wonderful and relaxing break.Free wifi acces, indoor swimming-pool, Restaurant, Sauna, Game room, loung-bar. ... more   less 
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