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Hotel l'Aiguille Du Midi
Ranked #11 of 73 Hotels in Chamonix
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 18, 2014

Just outside of Chamonix, Hotel l'Aiguille Du Midi is the perfect place to truly experience the French Alps. With a breathtaking view of Les Bossons glacier from our private balcony, the hotel offered modern, comfortable accommodations complete with a beautiful garden, pool, patio dining and friendly staff. We enjoyed a drink in the cozy bar, dinner at their restaurant (one of our best in France) and the petit dejeuner (breakfast, extra charge). We found getting to Chamonix and the gondolas easy by car, train or bus.

During our stay we had no complaints but I must stress how truly beautiful the setting of this hotel is. While other hotels in Chamonix are downtown, multi-storied settings, the Hotel l'Aiguille D Midi's garden, pool, tennis court, ample parking and outdoor eating areas really set it apart. Oh, and did I mention the views?! Breathtaking.

Room Tip: The balcony views are worth any extra charges.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

Great room with a fantastic view. The family who runs it are very hospitable and helpful. We had dinner at the restaurant and the food was delicious. It's a little ways from the center of town but there's a free bus that stops right in front of the hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Sincere thanks to M & Mde Farini and family for looking after my wife and I during our short stay. Comfortable room with a great view up to Mont Blanc and the Bosson Glacier + the 1924 Olympic Ski Jump. Relaxing bar with lovely snacks to choose from and superb food from the restaurant. Parking easy and super access into Cham and onto Autoroute Blanche. Look forward to visiting in the warmer months to enjoy the gardens pool and tennis court. Many thanks Family Farini.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

As you can see from the other reviews this was a real treat of a place to stay. The hotel has been in the same family for six generations and each member takes real pride in their work. From the friendly helpful greeting on arrival to the professional help on departure we really couldn't fault any of it. Our room was clean and comfortable with beautiful views of the mountains and we liked the red/white traditional alpine style used in the curtains and cushions. We didn't have a kettle in the room as this is a British thing so we bought our own, forewarned by Trip Adviser!
The very best thing about this hotel was the food. Each morning we had a buffet of cheeses, meats, cereals,breads, six types of cakes and fresh orange juice you made yourself with the oranges by the side of the machine. Back from the skiing it was relaxing to sit on the terrace with a drink from the bar and always a generous titbit of food to accompany it. Best of all was the evening meal which was a delight. There was a good selection on the menu and invariably we always had too much, tempted by the local cheeses trolley and the display of 12 different desserts.
Would definitely go back again but you do need a car which suited us as we wanted to try out the different ski areas.

Room Tip: Ask for the south side with mountain views. Top floors may be a problem even though there is a lift...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is a fantastic hotel to stay in Chamonix. We stayed as part of a long ski weekend and it was such a delight. The hotel has such a warm and friendly atmosphere, Carla and the rest of the family were always on hand to provide advice and assistance - we could even buy our lift passes from reception. The amenities are of a good standard, a great location looking out to the Bosson glacier. The rooms are clean and well furnished, the restaurant is excellent and very good value. would definitely go again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is a charming family-run hotel, located relatively near Chamonix. You need a car to move around, and the hotel offers plenty of parking and is within easy reach from the motorway. No noise at all from the road as it passes at some distance, and higher, from the hotel.

The hotel has spectacular views of the mountain range. Rooms were small but well appointed and renovated with a classic mountain feel. The breakfast buffet is well worth it, and the meals are absolutely top quality as many others have remarked.

Staff is attentive to detail and very friendly / competent.

This is definitely one of the places to wholehartedly recommend to visitors.

Room Tip: Request a room with mountain views - the panorama is well worth it.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

I have just returned from a first ski visit to Chamonix with a group of friends. Our organizer had previously stayed at this family-run gem and so we stayed for a week to sample the downhill/cross-country ski, but also the tremendous hospitality of this hotel.
My wife and I had a 'mountain' style room: rustic, comfortable, warm, bright and easy place to spend time. The bedding was fresh and cosy and the hospitality was unparalleled in my visits to France. Our views on 2 sides were towards the stunning Aiguille du Midi and Les Houches.
The demi-pension was extremely good value, the menu varied and with lots of fresh options. Wifi was free and there was cable TV for those who go into withdrawal without a daily dose of BBC or ITV.
I note an earlier reviewer cribbing about the 1960s dining room interior design: I would offer that this hotel is comfortable, authentic (in a vernacular style) and well-placed (c100 meters) near the small rail line into Chamonix (9 minutes' journey time to the main station there). It serves as a base for ski and hiking the Mont Blanc Massif.
The wait staff are all connected to the family and their work is coordinated, efficient and skilled: providing a generous buffet breakfast in the mornings, cleaning and vacuuming around prior to the lunch and dinner guests' arrival (many of whom were non-resident), offering a tremendous menu complet option and all with a good humour and kind greeting.
My only negative observation was the lack of a vegetarian menu for guests who prefer that option, despite advance notice. It was an awkward recurring theme each evening until the maitre d'hotel intervened and ensured there was an equally positive dining experience on offer for my friends.
I would otherwise strongly recommend Hotel de l'Aiguille du Midi as a base for ski or hiking (see below re Chamonix itself as a resort).
There is a Jacuzzi and sauna which my party enjoyed and ample parking and ski-room facilities.

Addendum: Note that transport around the valley proper is disconnected and using a car to visit the area and get to the telecabines for skiing is an advantage. Cross country ski is more readily accessed with no lines or hassles. The Mairie of Chamonix really needs to work to ensure visitors can get about between sites with more ease and fewer long lines at the bus stops. Car parking can be a challenge on busy days and the bus links are not well thought through logistically. The lack of this facility is a major drawback with what would be a lovely town to keep going back to.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel l'Aiguille Du Midi

Address: 479 Chemin Napoleon | Les Bossons, 74400, Chamonix, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Chamonix
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Chamonix
#5 Family Hotel in Chamonix
#6 Best Value Hotel in Chamonix
#10 Romantic Hotel in Chamonix
Price Range: $162 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel l'Aiguille Du Midi 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Aiguille du Midi offers a spectacular setting for a holiday in the Alps – facing Mont-Blanc and the Glacier des Bossons, the largest ice cascade in Europe: authentic French cuisine, Spa and sauna, lounge areas. ... more   less 
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