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Hotel de l'Arve
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   60 impasse des Anemones, 74400 Chamonix, France   |  
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Ranked #15 of 76 Hotels in Chamonix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Herefordshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

I recently stayed for a few days in this charming hotel, chosen because of its proximity to my daughter's appartment in Chamonix. The position in the centre of town and close to the Brevant lift system - but away from the road - is ideal; the hotel was spotlessly clean and the modest website does not do justice to the civility and warmth of the staff. I will definitely return.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Booked into Hotel De L'Arve, recommended by friends, good central location, a must in Chamonix. Breakfast a bit ordinary, dinner in restaurant good, but menu did not change in 10 days, slightly more imaginative than you usual Savoyade fare which can be very heavy and the same in every restaurant in town. Note Chamonix is not a beginners resort, mostly black runs back to the town and then you need to catch a bus.
All skiing areas spread out along a very long valley, excellent high skiing and off piste when the weather is good, but the valley fills up with fog and low cloud whilst other nearby resorts, such as Megeve, do not suffer from this problem.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

Nice rooms, quiet, clean. Wireless is spotty and had to sit in lobby for reception. But the key factors were a good price, fair value and proximity to town center and rail station. Staff is friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: If you face the river, you have a beautiful view of the mountains.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

We had a very pleasant stay. The hotel generally was excellent, we have a few minor complaints. They advertise free WiFi, to make it work I had to sit within 2 metres of the transmitter. The rooms on the river side have private balconies and a spectacular view, but the river can be noisy. Since there is no air conditioning, you have to choose between being too hot or listening to the river. The breakfast was very good, but sometimes they ran out of items, such as scrambled eggs. There is a laundromat within 2 minutes walk of the hotel. It was easy to see all of the sights of Chamonix from this hotel. The exercise room was small but remarkably well equipped, it even had a climbing wall.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

Excellent location in downtown Chamonix. Walking distance to all the restaurants and bars. Breakfast is adequate, but nothing special. I had lunch one day at the hotel restaurant and it was fantastic. Rooms were clean and of adequate size. Overall, this was an excellent value for a ski trip in Chamonix.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

I stayed here while I was in Chamonix for a friend's wedding, and compared to all the other rooms I saw or heard about I think we got the best deal in town. Rates were totally reasonable, our room was huge, the staff were very friendly and helpful, and there is a CLIMBING WALL in the hotel's fitness/spa area!

Highly recommend this place, you can't do better in terms of value for money in Chamonix.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

Great hotel I go to Chamonix climbing and find this place home from home.
Really freindly peopel and laid back.
Nice breakfast and always warm on tidy after a day on the hills
Hidden little gem.
Have booked no problem via email and paid on departure they just take a card for a deposit.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 60 impasse des Anemones, 74400 Chamonix, France
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Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Chamonix
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Chamonix
#10 Romantic Hotel in Chamonix
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel de l'Arve 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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