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“Wonderful stay”
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Hotel de l'Arve
Ranked #7 of 73 Hotels in Chamonix
Certificate of Excellence
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

I stayed just one night at this hotel in Chamonix. The hotel is amazing and the room I stayed is also a gem - big, clean, beautiful and very comfortable. The hotel is a 10 minutes walking from the main attractions like "The Montenvers Train" and the "L'Aiguille du Midi" which is incredibly high (some 3,800 meters).

The city is very cozy and beautiful and with a lot of good restaurants.

The hotel has a private parking and the staff were very helpful.

I loved the stay at this hotel and STRONGLY recommend it. Definitely I would return to the Hotel de L'Arve.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Emilie P, Directeur général at Hotel de l'Arve, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Dear guest,

Thanks for your review,
We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed a lot the hotel of Chamonix,
Maybe it gave you the interest to come back in our wonderful area!
Warm regards,
Emilie
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Adelaide
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

The Hotel de l'Arve is conveniently situated in the centre of Chamonix. Hotel staff are very friendly and someone is available day and night if needed.
The rooms are small but serviceable with lots of hot water. A room with a view of Mont Blanc is a must! Breakfast was substantial with lots of choice.
I would recommend booking at the Hotel de l'Arve.
We will return.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Emilie P, Directeur général at Hotel de l'Arve, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Dear guest,
Thank you for your very king review,
We are pleased to read that your appreciated a lot the hotel and its location,
We hope to welcome you again,
Best regards,
Emilie
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Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2014

Comfortable, small hotel in quiet yet central part of Chamonix village. Helpful staff made dinner reservations and suggested an excellent nearby bistro for lunch. Cosy bar/lounge area and breakfast although not included in room rate was substantial. As we brought out dog, found the hotel location convenient for walks along the river. Would definitely book again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Emilie P, Directeur général at Hotel de l'Arve, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Dear guest,
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review on tripadvisor following your stay,
This has been a pleasure to welcome and we hope to welcome you again,
And no problem to bring your dog with you, we are dog-friendly and there is no extra cost,
Warm regards,
Emilie
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Edson, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Very comfortable hotel in a great location. The rooms are small but very pleasant and the bathroom was a good size. You can walk anywhere in Chamonix easily and there were lots of restaurants nearby. The breakfast was very good and the staff were friendly.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Emilie P, Directeur général at Hotel de l'Arve, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Dear guest,
Thanks for your comment,
We are glad to read that you enjoyed the hotel, the location and the services,
Concerning the size of the room, I would recommend you a superior room for a future stay if you wish to have more space,
It would be a pleasure to welcome you again in the future,
King regards,
Emilie
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Glasgow
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

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.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Emilie P, Directeur général at Hotel de l'Arve, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Dear guests,
Thank you very much for your lovely review and the very nice card you wrote us after your stay,
It has been a pleasure to welcome you again and we are pleased that you enjoyed a lot your stay for the occasion,
We are already looking forward to welcoming you again in the future!
Warm regards,
Emilie
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
Reviewed April 14, 2014

Very quiet, comfortable and clean. Lovely location on the river; with some great view Ls. Brekky selection is tremendous for a smaller hotel. Staff are helpful and always on hand. The Japanese restaurant, Satsuki, literally around the corner make for a great combo. Would not look to stay elsewhere on a future trip. For walking up the valley de L Arve is a convenient place to start. All in all, probably the best holiday hotel experience for a long time.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Emilie P, Directeur général at Hotel de l'Arve, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
Dear guest,
Thanks for your very nice review following your stay at the hotel de l'Arve,
We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your holiday a lot with us,
This has been a pleasure to welcome you,
Warm regards
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Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Excellent hotel, the staff great, everything is in place for your happiness. The room super, clean and comfortable, the only point is the cable tv. But you don't go there to watch the tv anyway.
The busses to the ski fields were a steps from the hotel, the location is fantastic, near of the city center but not exactly on it, so you can rest at night without problems, if you have light sleep.
The après ski was ok. Not fantastic but correct.
We will return, for sure.
Again, the staff was super helpful with all ours request and doubts, they give us all the tips for the ski tickets (where to go first, witch plan option was the better for us.)
Great place, great ski

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Emilie P, Directeur général at Hotel de l'Arve, responded to this review, April 12, 2014
Dear guests,
Thanks for your lovely review following your stay at the hotel de l'Arve,
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your holiday a lot and that we corresponded to your expectations,
We are looking forward to welcoming you again,
Warm regards
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Property: 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:
#8 Family Hotel in Chamonix
#11 Romantic Hotel in Chamonix
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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