we stayed at this chalet hotel in august, after having read previous reviews pretty much knew what to expect and that is what we found, a building in need of attention but with its quirks and own character.
The rooms and hotel on the whole were of a very clean standard, the views of Mont-blanc surely were the best in Chamonix, and worth getting out of bed very early to check the weather and head up the cable car if the cloud was high.
The evening meals were very good and always something different on offer, although some evening service could have been a bit faster but then just gave us time to drink more wine! The breakfasts could have been a bit better although a decent buffet selection the cooked choice was always different but maybe sticking to a basic cooked plate would go down better, and the day long tea and coffee was always welcome whatever time we arrived back at base!
The staff were always helpful when asked, Matt the barman always full of information and banter, Joy the rep was excellant very welcoming and full of all the information we really wanted to know about, always around at dinner time to see everybody and quiz us about our day, and a ready answer with very quick wit however dificult or awkward the question!!!!
If we return to Chamonix we would return to this chalet hotel.
- 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