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“Great traditional hotel”
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Hotel Richemond
Ranked #19 of 73 Hotels in Chamonix
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 7, 2007

I have been visiting Chamonix for 20 years and have worked there for a season- and never sampled the Richemond! I have now and am glad I did! If you are used to French hotels (slightly quirky but usually excellent) then you cannot go wrong here!

We had a double room on the fourth floor- and although the walls are a little thin (makes things interesting) the room was very typically french and we loved it- included was a spectacular view over Mont Blanc. The shower was the best bit of the room- a sort or cabin thing with water pressure that could soothe any sore muscles after sking. The breakfast was also excellent- and the chap who runs it was a great character- just dont sit on a table for 3 if there are two of you!

The faciliites were great with a games room and non smoking lounge, and plenty of parking for the car as well- which is great as parking in Chamonix will send anyone round the bend! The staff could not be more helpful, and the location was excellent- basically right on the main strip- if you want to join fellow Brits it is right opposite 'The Pub' but my advice is to venture further afield.

If you are looking for American style chain hotels were they pander to your every need- don't stay here, but if you want the real deal for France then this hotel is up there with the best.

I will certainly be going back!

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 5, 2007

My friend and I have just returned from a Christmas skiing holiday in Chamonix where we spent 7 nights at the Hotel Richemond which we found to be absolutely fabulous!

The staff were extremely friendly, accommodating and spoke English extremely well. They were available to assist all the guests 24 hours a day (including the night doorman who still managed to smile when we stumbled in at 3 or 4 in the morning!).

The hotel itself is perfectly located in the centre of town, just across the road from a number of restaurants, shops, great bars and clubs and just about every other amenity you could need (mini super, internet, public phones, pharmacy). One of the biggest advantages of its location was that it was a 2 minute walk out the back door to the bus stop where all the buses stopped for all the ski stops in the Chamonix-Mount Blanc Valley (inc Les Houches, Les Bossons, Le Tour). We never had to walk for more than 10 minutes to find exactly what we were after (in Chamonix centre or in Chamonix Sud). Our friends we in other hotels across Chamonix and they all agreed that the Richemond had the best location by far.

The hotel had very good sized rooms - we had a twin room which had 2 king single beds, a huge cupboard with hanging space and shelves and enough room for our 2 oversized suitcases. The bathroom (bath only, no shower) was also very spacious and clean. Our room was a standard room but still had an amazing view out to the back of the building overlooking Mount Blanc.

The hotel also provided a decent breakfast buffet, had a ski and board storage room, central heating throughout and an elevator. The only disappointment for us was that the hotel didn't have a spa, jacuzzi or sauna which would've been nice after a long day of skiing, but then again - you can't have it all!

When we booked this hotel, many websites had said it was only a 2 star hotel, but we would say that it rates as a 3 star for its amenities, 4 star for the friendliness of the staff and 5 star for its location in Chamonix.

When we return to Chamonix we will definitely stay at the Hotel Richemond again!

  • Stayed: December 2006, traveled with friends
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  • Stayed: January 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 9, 2006

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Additional Information about Hotel Richemond

Address: 228 rue du Docteur Paccard, 74400, Chamonix, France
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Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Chamonix
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Chamonix
Price Range: $119 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Richemond 2*
Number of rooms: 53
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