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“Great location, close to the lake and old town” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel des Alpes
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   12 Rue de la Poste, 74000 Annecy, France   |  
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Ranked #3 of 45 hotels in Annecy
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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“Great location, close to the lake and old town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We stayed here in early June and were impressed with the location. Come out of the hotel, turn left and it's a straight 5 minute walk to the old town and lake, which seem to be where all of the restaurants and bars are.

The hotel itself is above a row of shops so you have to go upstairs to the reception area. This could be a bit of an issue if you have a baby. We were able to leave our pushchair in the groundfloor hallway. The room was basic with a small shower/WC area behind a sliding door, but if you're in Annecy you're more likely to be out and about so we weren't too fussed. The wi-fi connection in the hotel was free and very good.

Please note that given the central location, parking is an issue. The hotel have an arrangement with a local underground car park which is a few minutes walk away, but there is no parking at the hotel, other than to drop off and pick up passengers and luggage.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This small hotel is conveniently located near the train station and within a short walk of the Old Town. For those arriving by car (like myself), there is public underground parking 1 block away. It's free to park overnight (with a coupon from the hotel), but parking during the day costs about 1.10 euro/hour if I remember correctly. I had a corner room which was rather large (for this type of hotel) and well lit by several windows. A breakfast buffet is served in a cozy room adjacent to the front desk and is well worth the additional cost. There were ample selections of breads, cereals, fruits, cheeses, meats and beverages. Hotel staff were friendly and accommodating.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Very comfortable and clean rooms, and incredibly affordable for a family of 4. The staff was competent although not warm or welcoming. But for budget accommodations for a family we recommend it highly.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I headed over to Geneva for work and then had the opportunity to stay an extra day so headed down to Annecy. This was my first good decision. Annecy is stunning. The next was to stay at Hotel des Alpes. As a solo traveller the room, location, warm welcome by the staff were all just perfect. It's just a few minute walk to the Old Town. Parking was easy as the hotel has an agreement with the Poste Parking Garage. And the room with simple but aesthetic and very, very clean. I just loved it. Then ... the decision to go biking ... rent a bike!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I read so many great reviews about this hotel here that I booked it for my two night stay in Annecy. Great location...small but CLEAN. No elevator, which was the only drag, but I was on the second floor so it wasn't too bad and the receptionist took it down the stairs for me when I checked out. It's in a great location, also--walk to everything. Highly recommend it!

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This hotel is extremely clean and modern. Our room was good sized and large by European standards, including by my standards. The owner or manager and his staff were very friendly. He was particularly helpful on some driving routes. The hotel is in an upscale area of town and virtually across the street from the train station. This may sound like an oxymoron but both are true. It is also close to the old town and the lake, so it is convenient for everything. We don't know why it is rated 2 star, probably because there is no lift. It is as good as or better than several 3 star hotels we stayed in. My wife and I are senior citizens and didn't view this as an issue. We only stayed here one night. This was not enough for Annecy as Annecy is a beautiful town on a beautiful lake.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is just opposite the train station and can be easily located. There is no lift in the hotel and you will have to climb the stairs to get to the reception or even your room. So if you wanna stay here, travel light. The room we got was nice and clean, however there is a corridor right outside our window which is accessible to others through a side door. We were kinda concern about this so we kept our window closed and curtain drawn most of the time. The breakfast is good at a reasonable price. The reception staff are not very friendly except a younger guy wearing glasses. Overall, other than the location, there are still rooms for improvement for this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel des Alpes

Address: 12 Rue de la Poste, 74000 Annecy, France
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Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Annecy
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Annecy
#2 Business Hotel in Annecy
#3 Romantic Hotel in Annecy
#4 Best Value Hotel in Annecy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel des Alpes 2*
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