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Hotel de l'Arve
Ranked #5 of 73 Hotels in Chamonix
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 12, 2012

Located in the center of Chamonix, this small family hotel is highly recommended! Nice rooms, friendly & helpful staff. Great breakfast and reasonably priced!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

Nice rooms, friendly and accomodating staff plus a great restaurant.

Room Tip: Try for room on river. Great views of Mt Blanc
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

I had a large group of 25 people stay at the Hotel de L`Arve and we all had a great time there. The hotel staff were very friendly, and it was always nice to come back from a day of skiing to welcomed back with a smile. The breakfast buffet in the morning was nice, and got us all going in the morning. The dinners there were very nice, but I am glad I was able to mix up the days so my group could go out to dinner as well; as Chamonix has fantastic places to eat! The hotel did a great job putting together a nice little wine and cheese party for my group in a private room in the back; it was a great beginning to our stay. The rooms were nice, and they ranged from small to large. It all depends what you pay for, as anywhere you go. The location is amazing, all the buses are right up the block. Not to mention you are at the foot of main street. As for ski storage, best I have ever seen! Key code for the outside storage, and then personal lockers for all your equipment. Stay here, and you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: Don't stress about getting a Mont Blanc view room, get the better room without the view.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 8, 2012

Booked this independently for a ski trip. Booking was easy and it was the start of what turned out to be a great experience. Warm welcome great location in a quiet courtyard - parking - with river at back and 5 minutes walk to the nursery slopes to hitch a lift on the drag to the gondola. It's not a luxury hotel but very comfortable sitting room, bar, great restaurant mentioned in the Michelin guide. Breakfast was plentiful. The room was fine, balcony with enougn room for table and chairs; great views; bathroom was good; excellent shower over bath and TV with English channels. Receptionists were very friendly thoughout and lots of advice. Spoke perfect English (I know I should learn French) and very central just 2 minutes to the top of the pedestrianised area . Overall excellent value for money and for any sort of trip would be a great choice for anyone. Didn't travel with the kids but there were children staying there.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back overlook the river
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

We stayed at Hotel de l'Arve for 7 nights: it was an excellent home base for a wonderful ski trip! The rooms are comfortably sized and the beds were very good. The location is fantastic, only one block from the central walking street and a stroll up the driveway to all the free buses that take you around Chamonix and the valley. In fact, you're only 2 blocks walk from the Savoy poma/tow that takes you directly to the Brevent/Flegere gondola!
The staff were very friendly and accomodating. With a very reasonable price and quiet rooms, Hotel de l'Arve is an excellent choice that won't let you down!

Room Tip: Most rooms have a balcony facing the river; ours didn't and may have therefore been quieter. The...
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

We just back from our first winter holidays in Chamonix. We stayed in HOTEL DE L ARVE for 7 nights. Really nice place to stay and well recommended by us. Good value if you compare to the other places in Chamonix. Nice and fresh buffet breakfast, hotel very warm, staff very helpfull, rooms are clean and bright. We recomend to take Mount Blanc View Room its really worth it. All together REALLY GOOD for the money what we payed.

Room Tip: Mount Blanc View Room
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Reviewed February 21, 2012

We had a nice stay at the Hotel De L'Arve for 4 nights in February. This hotel is perfectly located for skiing and for exploring Chamonix. The ski bus stops just around the corner - key to have a short walk when you're all suited up in ski gear! And the buses give you easy access to all the main ski areas, especially the Brevant-Flegere area, which is only 2 stops away. There is a ski rental shop nearby (across the street from the bus stop) which was easy and convenient. The hotel has a storage room with lockers for skis and gear. We also enjoyed the simple but hearty breakfasts before heading out for the slopes (think: breads, cereal, yogurt, boiled eggs), as well as the sauna for relaxing afterwards! The lounge/bar with fireplace in the lobby is also nice - the wifi works well there but is spotty in the rest of the building. Rooms were basic but clean and comfortable. Walls were a bit thin, so could be a bit noisy at times. Overall, recommended for a budget-friendly but comfortable stay in beautiful Chamonix!

Room Tip: Choose a room on the river-side, with a view of Mont Blanc
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Additional Information about Hotel de l'Arve

Address: 60 impasse des Anemones, 74400, Chamonix, France
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Location: France > Auvergne-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 ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Chamonix
#6 Family Hotel in Chamonix
#11 Romantic Hotel in Chamonix
Price Range: $107 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel de l'Arve 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of Chamonix, near the town's main thoroughfare and its shops, Hôtel de l'Arve enjoys a unique location in the Mont Blanc Valley. This charming three-star hotel has 37 rooms, a wellness area and a flower garden with a view of Mont Blanc. Although located in the centre of Chamonix, Hôtel de l'Arve offers a comfortable and quiet family atmosphere all year round with all the comforts to make your stay a memorable one. Its friendly staff is attentive to every detail and provide a range of personalized services. Complimentary tea time is served for guests every afternoon by the fire in the winter and along the banks of the Arve river in the summer. Looking to get a little fitness in during your stay? Take advantage of the weight machines, climbing wall and sauna in the hotel's wellness area. Hôtel de l'Arve also features six new apartments built using ecological materials and tech- nologies. Ranging in size from 53 to 100 m² (570 to 1,076 sq ft) and combining the comforts of home with all the services of a hotel, they are perfect for holidays with friends and family. ... more   less 
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