This is really good value or money. The Bellevue is relaxed and the attitude is very laid back. Things might not run as smoothly as a swiss clock (they managed to misunderstand how many we were despite having an email with the number), but they compensate by being flexible and friendly.
Food is french country style (might be a little heavy for some), but it tastes good and satisfies your hunger after a day in the mountains.
Be aware that a car is nice to have at this hotel. There is public transport, including a train - but the service stops around 20 pm so if you've been spending the evening in Chamonix you are stuck without a car.
Also afterskiing in Vallorcine is a far cry from the busy bars of Val Thorens and Avoriaz. I dont actually know if there are any bars besides the one in the hotel. But if you dont care or are enough to create your own party, you'll be fine - and you'll enjoy the nice and quiet rooms (we did not stay at the dormitory room, but the regular rooms are really way better than most of the cramped concrete silos you usually see at ski resorts in france).
I totally recommend this hotel - especially if you are a large group of people with a car
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bellevue Alpine Lodge is situated in the beautiful and quiet valley of Vallorcine, 3km from the Swiss border and only 14km from the classic mountain resort of Chamonix. Bellevue is offering accommodation in 8 rooms and possibility of staying in lower priced dorms, which caters for up to 8 people. Guests can stay on B&B and half pension. ... more less
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