Having visited Chamonix on 5 previous occasions, staying at the Hotel l'Arve twice before, this was my wife's special request for her 50th birthday. I e-mailed the hotel to request, because it was a special occasion, one of the Mont Blanc view rooms we had stayed in before. I received a prompt reply saying that there was availability so I booked our 5 night stay to ski, cycle and celebrate.
We hired a car in Geneva for the one hour drive up to Chamonix (a treat in itself) because we knew there is plenty of parking available on site and arrived at about 5pm. We were quickly checked in and directed to a room which was the exact same one we stayed in the first time we stayed at l'Arve with a corner aspect giving us a large balcony overlooking the river toward Mont Blanc and a window view to Mont Blanc too. The room was more than large enough to accommodate us and all of our cycling and skiing gear (road bikes were hired from Zero G in Chamonix who kept them overnight). There was also a lovely gift from Emilie to celebrate my wife's birthday and our return to l'Arve which certainly added to the celebration (thank you again).
The location is ideal and our favoured location in Chamonix (we have stayed in Chamonix sud before) with easy access in and out by road, to the town centre on foot and to the ski areas. The hotel has everything we need for such a break and the service was impeccable, including printing off our return flight boarding passes for free. We also had breakfast which was a delightful continental breakfast of lots of local produce and great scrambled eggs!
The views and Chamonix speak for themselves and I would recommend both Chamonix and l'Arve for a great break and celebration. Thanks again to all at l'Arve.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel De l Arve
- De l Arve Hotel