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Hotel Les Grands Montets
Ranked #22 of 73 Hotels in Chamonix
Certificate of Excellence
London
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57 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great place does what it needs to do”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

Been here three times now and each year it has improved. When i first went the bathroom was quite basic but now theres proper shower units in the bath. The rooms are nice and cosy and great for crashing after being out on the slopes all day. The breakfast is continental lol at reading a review saying you had to press a button to brew the coffee like that was some sort of traumatic experience! It gets you set for a day as it is. The bar is nice for a few beers before you go out too. The benefit of being right by the gondala is amazing so just 50m walk and you are away. The walk to the main area with restaurants is probably about 15 minutes.

The staff are friendly but make sure you dont turn on the sauna by yourself you may get a scathing look. Unless there are blatant signs saying "guests should not turn this on by themselves" then not sure why it is an issue. The pool spa etc is great and i look forward to going back.

Wifi much improved and now in the rooms it is absolutely fine. Look forward to another visit at some point in the future.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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HGMontets, Responsable réception at Hotel Les Grands Montets, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
What a pleasure to see that our efforts are not vain and we succeed in improving our services to always give better conditions of stay to our guests who are satisfied enough to return each year. We choose an automatic machine to supply just grounded fresh coffee to our guests instead of coffee staying hours in thermos jug. We know that you do not have a great impression pressing a button to get your coffee even if the machine is different of the ones you found in train station. We do not find a solution yet to change that, but we keep it in mind... We would like to apologize regarding the awkwardness of our staff regarding the fact that you turned the sauna on by yourself. It should not have been an issue. We thank you for your faithfulness and look forward to receiving you one more time.
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Lidingo, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

Location couldn't be better if your are in the Chamonix valley for the skiing. No need for bus/car in the morning just step out the door and you are by the Grand Montets lift. And you can ski all the way down too. Hotel very cosy with nice pool/spa facilities, really enjoyed the outdoor varm pool after a day's skiing. Argentiere is small but has several good restaurants (try refuge Glacieres in the woods) and some after ski at the Savoy or the Office. Skip the car, take the train or bus in the valley, if you're going down to Chamonix or skiing in another system.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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HGMontets, Responsable réception at Hotel Les Grands Montets, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
It is always a nice reward to read that our guests succeeded to make the most of their stay.
We look forward to your next ski trip to Les Grands Montets.
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Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

We stopped at this hotel over the Christmas period. It is about 8km outside of Chamonix, perfectly located for the local ski lift. Rooms are quite nice and the hotel in general is clean and well-maintained. Unless you ski at the same place every day you will need a car, you will do everything there is to do locally in a couple of days.
Compared to other hotels of this type, I would say it is OK but we would probably choose somewhere in Chamonix if we were to return (as we drove there virtually every night to eat). The hotel does not offer evening meal. Breakfast is adequate but limited choice. Staff are good, I would not call them overly friendly. We had a slight issue as we had to leave one day early, the hotel website (and their emails to us) are quite clear on the policy for this - which we followed - but they wanted to charge us anyway. They need to ensure that they follow their own rules. Other than that, I cannot really fault them, but we would not stay again, primarily because of location.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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HGMontets, Responsable réception at Hotel Les Grands Montets, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
We are sorry that you did not enjoy your experience in Argentiere.
Further to your remark on our cancellation policy, we are more careful and rigorous in the way we present it to avoid any other confusion.
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

Quick jaunt over from Lausanne for the evening in Chamonix- dinner with friends.

Charming architecture
Reasonably pleasant staff (they're still French...meaning it can be a bit hit or miss- reinforcing the stereotype is mildly amusing)- but I didn't have any requests from them.
Great wifi coverage
Quality bedding and nice toiletteries- sure it's dispenser shampoo and shower gel BUT it's L'Occitane (which I love)
Nice pool and indoor and outdoor jacuzzi
Nice seating area around the log fireplace
Weird vibe around the vibe with stools and tables (how about more couches?)
Solid breakfast (for the price)- coffee could be improved a bit....but overall a nice spread.

Would return and recommend.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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HGMontets, Responsable réception at Hotel Les Grands Montets, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
We are pleased that you had an enjoyable short stay with us.
We are really sorry that you did not have a great impression about the way we welcome you, which is however very important for us.
For your next visit, we will do our best to be in a good mood (even, we will try not to be on strike…).
Warm Regards
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Cornwall
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

The Hotel is lovely, although a little basic but it offers no food at all (apart from a cold breakfast). You are warned there isn't a restaurant but as there are no facilities at all in the room (not even a kettle), no restaurant at all is a bit of a pain. The service was good, the rooms were (very) warm and the service was lovely, although not over powering.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank NicolaCornwall
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HGMontets, Responsable réception at Hotel Les Grands Montets, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
We take good note of your remarks regarding the equipment of our rooms and we are pleased to inform you that we should create new services in some rooms, within the next months.
We will be pleased to present it to you next winter season.
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West Hollywood, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

We just spent 9 nights at the hotel for a ski vacation. The location is great-a 5 minute walk to the Grand Montet lifts and 10 minutes to the center of Argentierre. Very pretty little chalet style hotel. Would be nice if they offered a bit more food choices, like a simple lunch and dinner.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Thank TandenR
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HGMontets, Responsable réception at Hotel Les Grands Montets, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear travellers,

We would like to thank you for your comment on our stay with us, it is indeed very important to us to get feedback from our guests.

We are glad that you enjoyed your holidays, and the location, and hope to have the pleasure to welcome you and your cute little boy again soon !

Best regards, and Happy New Year !
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Continental breakfast, the only thing hot is the coffee which we had to press a button to brew. To have tea, I had to ask the bartender for hot water every evening.
In room television is practically mounted on the ceiling giving us a crick on our necks.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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HGMontets, Responsable réception at Hotel Les Grands Montets, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear guest,

Thanks for taking time to write a review on your stay with us, that's how we can improve ! Sorry that it did not meet all your expectations.
As for breakfast, we chose a machine where you have to press a button to get fresh brewed coffee rather that leaving coffee 3 hours on the buffet, sorry if it was of any inconvenience to you.
We take into account your remark about TV and will check if we can put it elsewhere.

We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again,

Best regards
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Property: Hotel Les Grands Montets
Address: 340 Chemin des Arberons | Argentière, 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 Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Chamonix
#10 Luxury Hotel in Chamonix
#12 Spa Hotel in Chamonix
#15 Family Hotel in Chamonix
#15 Romantic Hotel in Chamonix
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Les Grands Montets 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our charming luxury hotel in Argentiere, at the top end of the Chamonix valley, is an enchanting place facing Mont-Blanc. It's only a few steps away from the famous Grands-Montets ski resort, as well as from some of the most beautiful Summer hiking paths. Whether you are visiting Chamonix for the first time or you have stayed with us before, we will do our very best to provide an impeccable service and ensure you have a fabulous stay in a warm and relaxing atmosphere in a 4 stars hotel in Chamonix. ... more   less 
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