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Hotel L'Oustalet
330 rue du Lyret, 74400 Chamonix, France   |  
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Ranked #5 of 78 Hotels in Chamonix
Hartford, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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“Beyond Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

This hotel was fantastic and affordable. The breakfast was great, and we enjoyed the pool and sauna. Our rooms had balconies which looked out onto the mountain! The service was friendly and perfect.

Stayed May 2008, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2010

We stayed in this hotel only one night, and wished we had more. The room was lovely, all wooden. Seperate bathrom and seperate toilet. We asked for a room over the net facing Mont Blanc, and thats what we got, balcony and all!! The view was amasing of the mountain and glacier. The hotel has a loverly garden and swimming pool area, which was closed when we were there. The bed was fine. The restaurant was fine as was the standard breakfast. The receptionists were always helpful and spoke good English.

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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Stuart
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17 hotel reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2010

Out of the windows and deck of our hotel room we had a fantastic view of Mont Blanc. The hotel was picked from TrpAdvisor and they were correct.
It was extremely clean, friendly staff with a lot of information and suggestions.
Strongly recommeded

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hampshire
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36 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2010

My wife and I stayed at Hotel L'Oustalet for three nights in September 2010. The hotel is beautifully presented, with a bright dining area and pretty garden. There's also a good sized swimming pool, which I didn't actually get the chance to try, so I don't know how warm or cold the water was. But it certainly looked appealing in the afternoon sunshine.

The hotel is situated in a quiet part of town, which also manages to be only a 5 minute walk from both the high street and the Aiguille du Midi cablecar station.

Our room (number 9) was clean, bright, and well maintained, with a small balcony and a lovely south-west facing view. My wife's only criticism of the room would be that there was no hairdryer. Also, there were no tea/coffee making facilities in the room. This was not an issue for us, but might be for some.

The staff were always welcoming, friendly and helpful.

Overall, I wouldn't hesitate to stay in this hotel again, or to recommend it to others.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ann Arbor, MI
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

We stayed two nights at the Hotel L'Oustalet and were quite pleased. The reception area is pleasant with a lift to the other rooms. Our room was large by European standards and the bathroom was huge!! It had both a bathtub and separate shower, but no hairdryer. The balcony was nice, only wish it was a bit warmer while we were there to enjoy it more. The hotel staff was very friendly. The plug adapter I had purchased in the US did not work in Europe, so the staff loaned me one of the many they had acquired over time (thank you). You may park for free at the hotel in a chained off lot. Most places to visit in the city are accessible on foot. We did not partake in the breakfast buffet as it was somewhat pricey. There are many bakeries around the city where you can enjoy a light breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beauvais, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

We stayed in this hotel for just one night, with our two children (11 & 7). The welcome was so friendly, and we were delighted to discover the large, comfortable room with a seperate room for the children with bunk beds. We had two balconies and a breathtaking view of the Mont Blanc. The decoration was simple, traditional and very pleasant.
We really enjoyed using the green garden with the pool, and sampled many of the delicious ices which the resident patissier makes from local ingredients. He is also responsible for the best buffet breakfast I have ever tasted - home made cakes, yoghourts, even a rice pudding with cinnamon. Nothing came out of a tin.
We really loved this stay, the hotel is perfectly situated at 100m from the centre, but provides a peaceful oasis. Definitely a 3-star-plus-plus !

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Blackwood, New Jersey
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12 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

Beautiful hotel and rooms in Alpine style. Large and comfortable rooms, completely wood paneled. Modern bathrooms. Stylish breakfast and sitting area. Friendly staff. We had a room with a spectacular view of MontBlanc and the Aiguille du Midi from our balcony. Excellent location less than a minute from the cable car and three minutes from downtown. We did not eat breakfast in the hotel, mainly because we hurried to get on the first ride up the mountain and also because we wouldn't make use of a 14 Euro breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel L'Oustalet

Address: 330 rue du Lyret, 74400 Chamonix, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Chamonix
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Chamonix
#8 Romantic Hotel in Chamonix
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 15
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l Oustalet Hotel Chamonix

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