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Club Med Chamonix Mont-Blanc
Ranked #10 of 73 Hotels in Chamonix
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Reviewed March 4, 2011

Lovely little hotel. Good food, good rooms, great service.

Excellent ski instruction with varying levels. Instructors are very aware of your capabilities and are excellent teachers with fantastic knowledge of the hill.

We went at Christmas as a medium sized group and it was very cheerfully decorated. Don't bother seeing the nightly "spectacles", they are embarrassing for everyone involved. Also note that Club Med staff are not allowed to order drinks for themselves at the restaurant/bar so you should offer to order drinks for your favourite staff.

Get out and explore the little town of Chamonix during your stay, it is lovely, very friendly people.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 24, 2011

Just returned from a work trip to Chamonix and really enjoyed the stay at Club Med. The location is perfect, right next to the beginner lift that brings you up to the main gondola for access to the runs from the peak (so ski-in/ski-out, which does not seem to be prevalent in Chamonix). It's a fairly large hotel and has a very good restaurant with a large selection for all meals. We were able to rent all of our equipment from the on-site ski shop and the staff there was very helpful in getting 40 of us ready for a day on the slopes. The rooms are pretty average and it was a little difficult finding mine because it was at the end of one of the distant wings. (Doesn't help that lights in the hallway are motion sensored and always seems dark).
The bar/disco downstairs is lively and fun, if not a little weird. The "head chef" was dressed in a white leisure suit one night and danccing like a lunatic in the middle of the dance floor, but it was quite entertaining. The hotel is at the top of a main street, making it easy to explore the rest of town. There's a really nice outdoor swimming pool and spa onsite which seem popular with guests. Not sure that the hotel is geared toward families with young children, but I had a blast and would definitely consider staying again in the future.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled on business
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ClubMedUK_official, Manager at Club Med Chamonix Mont-Blanc, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2011

Dear Great Member,

We thank you warmly for the time you took to write this review on Trip Advisor after your stay in our Chamonix Club Med Resort. We are really pleased to see you and your colleagues had good time there and you enjoyed the Resort location and facilities.

We hope to see you again soon in one of our resorts.

Best regards,

Your Club Med UK Team

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Reviewed February 15, 2011

I visited the Club Med Chamonix Mont-Blanc in February 06-13, 2011.
This was a great experience for me as a ski- beginner: my 1st time in Alpes and in such a charming place.
The hotel is very good: rooms are not big but cosy and clean, food is amazing, friendly staff, animation is great!
I was really impressed by the ski instructors - they spoke English fluently (it was very important for me), very friendly and patient. I would like to thank them for a really great job - at the end of the week I could ski on "red" slopes!
I'd love to come to Chamonix next year!

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 1, 2011

On the positive side the very good location, next to the ski lift and very close to the charming city center, the big variety and quality food. Rooms are relatively spacious, very clean but decoration and style are terrible. Carpets rather dirty. Good pool, sauna... Dark colours, bad taste, bar with low ceiling. Service impersonal, nothing to do with the relaxing atmosphere of most of other clubs. All in all, an average hotel with expensive prices.

  • Stayed: January 2011
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Reviewed January 9, 2011

Well.....we had a great time at club med.....great food.....nice staff....great location....good value package including ski pass, lessons, food, drink etcHowever, after arriving back I came out in huge blotches-agonising bites about ten times worse than any mozzy bite.We did a bit of research and realised the room must have had bed bugs( no doubt)We actually remember seeing a dead one in the bed but didn't think anything of it. Our sheets were not changed for the whole stay either. Other downsides include small shower, old hotel, and no recognition of the events proceeding the holiday from the hotel ( had to take a day off works and go to the doctor because of the bites- coming from someone who rarely goes). Overall we had an excellent time....but beware of room 259...and who knows which others....

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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ClubMedUK_official, Manager at Club Med Chamonix Mont-Blanc, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2011

Dear Josebag,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to put your comments on Trip Advisor regarding your holiday experience at our Chamonix resort.

We are sorry that you were not pleased with the appearance of the hotel and with the standard of cleanliness. We would like to offer you our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused to you as a result. However, kindly note that the management of the resort have confirmed that all rooms are meant to be cleaned on a regular basis by the housekeeping team. In light of your feedback, please rest assured the management will be investigating the efficiency of these processes.

We appreciate your constructive feedback and hope that we will have the opportunity to restore your faith in our company by welcoming you to another Club Med resort in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,

Your Club Med UK team

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Reviewed April 5, 2010

We went to Club Med Chamonix for a week in March for the second year running, having skied with Club Med many times before. We had another excellent week in this grand old hotel which has been successfully modernised over the years. The Club rooms are basic but adequate - the ensuite shower room was large and well appointed.
The whole ethos of Club Med is efficient and trouble free. On arrival we were met and luggage taken to our room and then in under an hour - and without leaving the hotel we had booked into a ski class - fitted our rented skis and collected lift passes - all without leaving the hotel! Club Med is essentially French and it may not appeal to all but with the ski lessons, lift pass, 3 meals a day as well as endless snacks and a free bar it is definitely excellent value compared with other options - all of which we have tried.
The staff this season were very helpful and there are always a few English staff on hand if required. I would happily recommend the bar staff who provide free drinks most of the day with speed and professionalism.
Club Med Chamonix is well recommended for a very good skiing holiday at a good price.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 3, 2010

The Club Med Hotel is ideal for a ski holiday. It is right in the heart of a fantastic ski resort. The hotel is located right by the ski lift, which for the Skiers amongst us is critical at the end of a day! Walking in Ski Boots is not ideal.

We were greeted from our transfer bus by friendly staff with clipboards with lists of names. Our name was found on the list and our bags taken immediately to the room allocated for us. We were a little early for check in so went for a wonder around the picturesque town.

Rooms - the rooms (as in most European destinations) are small, but they are clean and the beds extremely comfortable. The bathroom was a shower and sink, with separate toilet - again quite small with no bath but more than adequate. Lots of hot water.

Ski Lessons/Ski Passes - both included as part of the package. We had skiers of all levels in our party and everyone tried the lessons (even the very advanced). Everyone learnt a lot from the classes. Classes are full days, however you can leave and make your own way home if you wish. Lunch is included at different restaurants depending on which mountain you are skiing on. I had one problem with the lessons. I was the only English speaker in the beginners class. All instructions were therefore given in French, Spanish and Italian and finally English. My advice would be, try and travel with someone at your level to ensure you aren't left in a class were no-one speaks english.

Lockers and Ski Hire - some of us brought our own skis, some hired (in advance) from Club Med. You can also arrange hire when you get there. You are allocated a locker in the locker room. This is where you store skis and boots, rather than bringing wet skis into the hotel. The entrance to the locker room is in the basement under reception and the lockers have Boot heaters to warm your boots in the mornings (nice touch!)

Food - the food was absolutely grand - 2 restaurants (1) Buffet (2) Waiter Service something available for all tastes. There was quite a wide selection, with local specialities featured each day. And you always have pasta and potatoe dishes if all else fails. The hotel was well organised with snacks and hot chocolate/drinks available at around 4pm when everyone was coming in off the slopes - just what we needed to warm up . We did have 2 tummy bugs out of our party of 8, I am not sure if this was related to the hotel or not as there were a lot of tummy bugs going around in the UK at the same time.

Children - there were 2 babies in our group. Both attended baby club and pyjama nights. The girls in the Baby club seemed very nice and the kids loved them. Both sets of parents skied every day, the option was available have the babies looked after from 8.30am - 5.00pm. The Baby Club had to be booked in advance - limited places.

We were up at 7am and in bed by 10pm most nights so I can't really comment on the entertainment. It appeared cheesy but fun.

This was my first ski trip and I really enjoyed both the skiing and the hotel - if you go with reasonably expectations you will not be disappointed. Chamonix itself is absolutely delightful, it is charming and picturesque. The back drop of Mont Blanc takes your breath away. We travelled early Feb 2010 the weather was perfect, it was cold but we had 3 days of fresh snow and 3 days of beautiful sunshine.

Chamonix is very expensive. Drinks, food and shopping are all very expensive (in power with prices in Paris). The All inclusive option at the Club Med takes away the worry about this expense. We only ate out in town once, we were happy with the restaurant at the Club Med.

Hope this helps with your decision making

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with friends
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Address: 191 avenue du Savoy, 74401, Chamonix, France
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Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Chamonix
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Chamonix
#7 Spa Hotel in Chamonix
Price Range: $421 - $1,049 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Club Med Chamonix Mont-Blanc 3*
Number of rooms: 249
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With its peak touching the clouds, Mont Blanc holds a fascination for everyone who comes near. Ever since two mountaineers first conquered the Giant of the Alps over two centuries ago, this Haute-Savoie resort, a pioneer in the practice of skiing, has managed to preserve a unique atmosphere. This Club Med Village is set in the cosy, welcoming decor of a former hotel, the Savoy, totally renovated. Along with the treatments at Cinq Mondes Spa* the Village helps you to detox and relax. ... more   less 
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