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“Disappointed at Club Hotel Vallee Blanche, Alpe D'Huez”

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Hotel la Vallee Blanche
Ranked #33 of 73 Hotels in Chamonix
Reviewed March 26, 2005

We stayed at the Club Hotel Vallee Blanche in March 05 and were very dissappointed. Having stayed in another 3* Crystal hotel we expected the same but this was not the case. The rooms are a nice size and the bathrooms have recently been renovated but have never seen a duster or polish. The brochure states that this is a 5 mins walk from the ski lifts but it doesn't tell you that this is down 2 steep flights of stairs. Getting back up with 4 sets of skis, ski boots, poles and a buggy is something approaching a nightmare! The hotel virtually comes to a standstill between 9.30am and 4.00pm when they expect everyone to be out skiing and you even have to get your own keys from reception as there are long periods when no-one is present. The food was also disappointing in comparison to our last crystal hotel. However the kids' club staff were great and Ally and Dom (the Managers) did everything they could to help make our stay enjoyable - unfortunately even with their help there is no way this hotel warrants 3*!

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Reviewed August 19, 2004

WE stayed here for two nights in August 2004, and enjoyed our stay immensly.

Our room was very cute, and of a good size. Like another reviewer, our room over looked the L'Arve river, and its gushing really did help us sleep despite our first apprehensions.

The hotel is very well situated in the centre of the town. It has no parking, but I think parking is generally a bit of a issue in the town- too many tourists, brings too many cars.

Still, the hotel is an excellent location to explore the area- the staff were very friendly, and the hotel bar also quite comfortable and welcoming

  • Stayed: January 2005
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Reviewed August 1, 2004

We stayed three nights at the Hotel Vallee Blanche in mid-July and loved it. Center of town. Our rooms faced the roaring river (great white noise for sleep- and the river is glacial white run off!). Charming decor with hand painted furniture; comfortable, firm beds. Helpful, friendly staff. Great (essentially all you can eat and drink) breakfast, providing well beyond the usual petit dejeuner faire, including cereals, fruit, yogurt cheeses, ham, etc. Who needs lunch after that! Overall an excellent value in a great location.

The Hotel has definitely been updated (see other reviews) but Hotel Vallee Blanche is not trying to be a 4 star, full service hotel. Stay at the luxurious Hotel Mont Blanc if that's what you are looking for- at 3-4 times the price.

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Reviewed April 3, 2004

Just stayed there a few nights. The staff was helpful at times. The bathroom shower was extrememly small and the water warm and not hot.
Bathroom needs some renovation. The bed was quite hard and was a fold down from the closet. For the price i paid, i'd expect a lot more.
Would look at other places before paying 130 Euros/night

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Reviewed June 3, 2003

Stayed two nights in May 2003. Room was very large but not updated. The staff was helpful, but we asked for a non-smoking room and the room smelled like smoke. Linens were fresh, but bedspreads, blankets and pillows definitely needed replacement. Hotel is centrally located. We did not believe that the hotel merited anywhere close to the advertised three stars, and would not stay again absent significant renovations.

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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 24, 2017
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  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel la Vallee Blanche

Address: 36 rue du Lyret, 74400, Chamonix, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Chamonix
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Romantic Hotel in Chamonix
Price Range: $109 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel la Vallee Blanche 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
L'hotel Vallee Blanche a ete renove fin 2013 afin de vous garantir une qualite de service irreprochable. Bienvenue au coeur de Chamonix, sur les rives de l'Arve, ou l'hotel Vallee Blanche vous accueillera toute l'annee, dans une ambiance chaleureuse et conviviale. Cet ancien moulin du XVIIIe siecle a su garder tous les charmes d'un etablissement cosy, familial, a l'atmosphere montagnarde tout en proposant dans ses 26 chambres dont certaines pouvant accueillir 5 personnes et 2 chambres handicapees, un confort 3 etoiles moderne. Sa facade rose, en bord de riviere, s'elevant devant le Mont Blanc, en fait une des vues les plus photographiees au monde. Vous la reconnaitrez souvent dans les guides touristiques de Chamonix... ... more   less 
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