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“Little Gem”
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Hotel de l'Arve
Ranked #6 of 73 Hotels in Chamonix
Certificate of Excellence
Vincentown, New Jersey
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55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Little Gem”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

I'm late to review since we stayed here for two nights in July 2013. Our room was quite large and had a view of the river. The bathroom was also larger than you find in most European hotels. The desk staff was the best. I'm referring specifically to Basel the Big Dog. He came out from the office for a photo shoot and was very handsome and charming. Our friend's room had a wonderful little balcony with a river view. The nights were quiet even with the windows open. The location is central and all of Chamonix is an easy walk from the hotel. There was even a staffer at the desk so that we could turn our keys in to catch a 5:30 a.m. shuttle to Geneva.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had a great 4 night stay here
The service from reception was really friendly and helpful. The room was clean and a decent size. The only things we could think of that could be improved was a kettle in the room for teas and breakfast to be a bit later, (They say it's until 10 but they start putting the food away about 9:45) as it's a bit of an early finish for a tourist hotel.

Room Tip: Balcony on the river would probably be nice
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2014

Great location, walking distance to all the shops, restaurants and the Aiguille du Midi. The staff we extremely pleasant and helpful, including calling restaurants to make reservations for us. The rooms/bathrooms were clean and the bonus was having a fantastic mountain view.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

We have just returned from a holiday in Chamonix and stayed in this lovely hotel for the first time. It is very central, has a lovely breakfast and the staff couldn't have been more helpful or friendly. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it! Bianca

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2014

We stayed in a six person apartment even thou there was only 4 of us. Very clean & tidy worth a stay. It would have been a little tight had there been six of us! Only one bathroom & one toilet which may cause a problem if apartment was full!!!!!! Nice & central location would recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Emilie P, Directeur général at Hotel de l'Arve, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Dear guest,
Thanks for writing a comment following your stay in one of our apartment,
We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and the services of the apartment,
Concerning the bathroom and toilets, our superior apartments have one but our comfort apartment has 2 bathrooms and 2 toilets (French registration imposes a 2nd bathroom for 7+ people in one apartment),
We hope to welcome you again in the future,
Best regards,
Emilie
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of Mont Blanc and / or the river l'Arve
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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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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:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Chamonix
#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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