I stayed at la Hotel Vallee Blanche for one night end of March 2014 traveling with a married, eldery couple.
Check-in/Check-out/Front desk ++++
Arriving at the hotel, it would appear the booking made via hotels.com/Expedia only included one person. The member of staff at the check in desk (a man of Indian decent with perfect English, can't recall his name) was very friendly and described the price for a double room was the same but we would be charged €30 for the additional bed.
We stayed on the fourth (top) floor with a mezzanine in room #42 accessed by a semi-modern single lift. Windows faced south had mountain view and the river running litterary outside the window below us. View of Aiguille du Midi (3842 m asl) was accomodated via skylight window in the mezzanine floor. We all slept well in comfortable beds. The interior was old fashioned, rooms had hand-made wooden furnitures, all clean and tidy. Room was equipped with flat screen-TV, fridge with mini-bar, a safe and a bath tub. The window blind on the mezzanine floor was beat down and was due replacement.
The hotel has free Wi-Fi internet, one hot spot on each floor and one in the reception/bar/restaurant. Speed is enough for browsing normal websites. Wi-Fi password displayed on a sign in the lift.
Continental breakfast buffet served for an additional charge included yougurt, a selection of different bread, cheese and ham, bacon and eggs, orange and multivitamin juice, tea and coffee, cereals and fruits, and was served in the bar/restaurant.
The hotel offers parking for six cars just outside the hotel. Street parking is free of charge in the village but free spots can be hard to find at times especially when arriving late at night.
The hotel has a nice atmosphere. We were lucky not to experience the old british "pub atmosphere" which should be banned in this part of the world. Loud music was played from nearby bars and discotheques but wasn't really a problem, at least not from were we stayed on the fourth floor.
There is a small spa and a restaurant, none of which were utilized and hence, no review given.
La Hotel Vallee Blanche is located just around the corned of the main square in Chamonix, ideal for visitors wanting to park the car and explore the village on foot whether for skiing (easy access to cable cars), shopping or apres-ski.
Returning customer +++
During my last visit, I stayed at hotel Gustavia, this was my second choice as Gustavia was fully booked.
Summary/Overall view +++
We were quite happy with our stay. However, I will probably look choose hotel Gustavia as my first choice again when returning to Chamonix (based on first experience with a spectacular mountain view which this hotel may also offer from rooms facing north.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- L'hotel Vallee Blanche a ete renove fin 2013 afin de vous garantir une qualite de service irreprochable. Bienvenue au coeur de Chamonix, sur les rives de l'Arve, ou l'hotel Vallee Blanche vous accueillera toute l'annee, dans une ambiance chaleureuse et conviviale. Cet ancien moulin du XVIIIe siecle a su garder tous les charmes d'un etablissement cosy, familial, a l'atmosphere montagnarde tout en proposant dans ses 26 chambres dont certaines pouvant accueillir 5 personnes et 2 chambres handicapees, un confort 3 etoiles moderne. Sa facade rose, en bord de riviere, s'elevant devant le Mont Blanc, en fait une des vues les plus photographiees au monde. Vous la reconnaitrez souvent dans les guides touristiques de Chamonix... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Vallee Blanche Hotel
- La Vallee Blanche Chamonix