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“Okay apartment in a beautiful setting.” 3 of 5 stars
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Les Balcons Du Savoy
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   179, rue Mummery, 74400 Chamonix, France   |  
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Ranked #16 of 78 Hotels in Chamonix
Ottawa, Canada
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15 hotel reviews
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“Okay apartment in a beautiful setting.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Les Balcons was just okay for our stay in Chamonix. On the plus side, the views from the balcony, the friendly and helpful staff, the size of our apartment, and the proximity to the town and all it has to offer. What impressed me less was the condition of the apartment itself, and of the pool and spa areas. True, our stay at the end of May was in between seasons, but the pool was very cold (even for a Canadian!) and the steam room and sauna were not working at all. Our two bedroom apartment had seen better days too. The WC, a separate room (a closet) with no window and no working fan, had a foul smell throughout our stay, and just looked dirty. One of the two separate showers did not drain properly. Aside from the facilities, the apartment was quite roomy for our group of four, and we got great sleeps after our days of activity in the mountains. We dined in one night, and made out fine with the kitchen facilities. Not a bad place to stay, but not one I would rave about.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Kent, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

My wife and I stayed for two nights so we could travel up the Aiguille de Midi, outstanding trip by the way, and found the Balcons Du Savoy lived up to its positive reviews.

In some respects it was more like renting a flat than staying in a hotel but that didn't bother us, the room was clean, we had a small kitchenette which was well equipped and allowed us to prepare a meal to enjoy on the balcony. The view from our balcony made it worthwhile to sit there for a few hours morning and evening to just enjoy it.

No hesitation in recommending it if a well-equipped apartment with a beautiful view is what you are looking for.

Room Tip: I think all rooms look out to Mont Blanc but worth checking as the view is beautiful
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  • Stayed May 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Our Studio balcony on the fifth floor had marvellous views of the French Alps but we had to go downstairs and out on the Champs Savoy to see Mont Blanc. Our Studio was in fact a large apartment with separate facilities; kitchen, bathroom, toilet and dining/living/bedroom.

We were disappointed to have a poor wifi internet connection in our room (501B). Also the Sofa bed was two single beds unable to be used as a double due to different heights.

We stayed three nights and enjoyed it immensley. Reception staff were multi-lingual and very helpful whenever we made a request or inquiry. Underground secure parking was very much appreciated in a town where parking is at a premium. Our accommodation was just a ten-minute walk across a green field (Champs Savoy) to the centre of the lovely village.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Our family stay at this apartment has been excellent. The accommodation is of a high standard and very clean. The kitchen is well equipped and as a family of five, we have coped easily in our one bedroom flat. The reception staff are helpful and friendly. The apartments are well situated and the views are spectacular.
There's a small games room for younger children and the swimming pool was a nice addition to the apartments. Stayed in Chanonix before, and found the location to be very good, providing spectacular views of Mont Blanc. Loved the stay and would recommend it to anyone wishing to stay in Chamonix.

Room Tip: We chose a one bedroom apartment for a family of five (four adults and one nine year old child), and...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at Les Balcons. Our apartment was perfect (one bedroom apartment), It was spotlessly clean and contained all the amenities one needs, the staff were excellent , very friendly and helpful.The rooms are very well furnished and comfortable. The location is perfect with fabulous views of Mont Blanc and only a five minute stroll into the town centre.Would not hesitate to stay here again. Chamonix is beautiful. The Aiguille Du Midi is a must, amazing views, we went on a perfect day without a cloud in the sky.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

as part of our last leg in the France trip spent 3 nights at this lovely aparthotel. the location of the property is great in that it is very close to the city centre, yet off the main hustle bustle. the views (do opt for the Mont Blanc view) were awesome. the staff was very friendly, the appliances in the kitchen were more than adequate. would surely stay here on my next visit. (the welcome and informtion kit was very helpful)

Room Tip: do take the rooms with the Mont Blanc View
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  • Stayed May 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

You cant beat the value or location in Chamonix, nor the views. Our apartment (5th floor studio), was clean and spacious. I have to agree with other reviewers that I shared the frustration of no mirrors outside the bathroom and no plug in the bathroom for a decent hair dryer - although I've found this to be a problem often in Europe so I was willing to overlook it. The staff was very friendly and helpful, I would highly recommend the Balcons.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Additional Information about Les Balcons Du Savoy

Address: 179, rue Mummery, 74400 Chamonix, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Chamonix
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Chamonix
#8 Family Hotel in Chamonix
#13 Romantic Hotel in Chamonix
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Les Balcons Du Savoy 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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