Myself and a friend, two ladies in our 60's have just returned from Chamonix where we stayed at the chalet hotel La Sapiniere which we booked through Inghams. What a great place it was, a 2 minute walk into the centre of Chamonix opposite a large green where para senders landed daily. From our quite basic (but don't let this put you off) but sizable and clean room we had wonderful views of Mont Blanc and its mountain range. The food was second to none, which in my opinion was equal to any that you would get in a five star hotel and beautifully presented, I couldn't fault it and included wine with the evening meal, my compliments to the chef's. The chalet staff including the management comprised of young English girls and young men who were very helpful and obliging. We had packed lunches every day and tea /coffee and cake on our return from our great walks and a 5 course dinner. Included in our Inghams package (and for anyone staying in the Chamonix valley) we had a free bus and train pass to travel to most places along the valley which is a great help. Value for money you would be hard pressed to get a better deal I cant recommend it hightly enough. Ther are some great walks and taking the cable cars & chair lifts to get you higher up the mountains to obtain some fabulous views. The age range was late 50's - 70's so probably not suitable for the younger element.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arguably the best located hotel in Chamonix. The Savoy nursery slopes are literally just over the road from the hotel, from where the Savoy téléski lift whisks you up to the Brévent gondola, to access one of the best intermediate areas in the resort.Alternatively, the ski-bus to Chamonix's other ski areas stops just 50m away. The hotel's attractive dining room has semi-circular bay windows with stunning views of Mont Blanc. Here you will enjoy Inghams great choice of menus and complimentary quality wines for dinner. Inghams offer the conviviality of larger tables for chalet-style dining with your fellow guests, or the opportunity to dine à deux should you wish. The atmospheric lounge/bar welcomes you for your pre-dinner apéritif and canapés, or to relax after dinner over coffee and a night-cap ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Sapiniere Chamonix
- La Sapiniere Hotel Chamonix