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Hotel L'Oustalet
Ranked #24 of 73 Hotels in Chamonix
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Chalet like rooms with toilet separate from bath and sink, and very clean. Located less than 10 minutes from the rail station, and 5 minutes from restaurants. Only issue was the free Internet, it went off for almost 12 hours, and was off and on a few times. Hiking maps would have been nice to offer, but we purchased them from the Tourist center, a 10 minute walk. The water was very hot and instant, the shower as my other France review stated, had a glass enclosure which only covers half the shower, so turning the water on full speed makes a mess of the floor. Breakfast buffet for $14 Euro's was fine, cereal, juice eggs, yogurt, etc., coffee was not to good my wife said. Mcdonald's opens at 10:30, so no breakfast there. There was a good omelette place( La Poele) which served a nice omelette and green salad for $10 Euro, so there are options if you can't get down for breakfast on time. Our 1st floor room #3 looked out on the backyard and had a nice view of Mont Blanc. We opened the door at night (late September) and enjoyed the fresh air with very little traffic noise. The front desk was pleasant and very helpful, the $120 Euro fee from September 22-27 was well worth it. Our double bed with separate down blankets was very comfortable. There are stairs or a lift to get baggage up to the room. We went to the Casa Valerio Italian pizza restaurant 3 nights in a row, go out the front door, go left under the train track, it is only another minute after on your left. The house white wine was $3 Euro, the pizza excellent, and pasta good. (gnocchi's like homemade). I highly recommend this place for a great non French meal. Chamonix is a picturesque town with many nice shops and decent food. There do not seem to be many great walks for us couples who enjoy hiking 3 hours or more at a time. The best walk was after paying to go up the first part of the lift, then walking to the glacier. Better walks are found in Zermatt, longer, better marked with more trail places to eat at. That said Oustalet and Chamonix are nice places to visit and vacation in.

Room Tip: The mountain view is worth it
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

We stayed here one night at the beginning of a guided hiking tour. I can't speak to the value because we didn't pay for the room directly. Raves for the location, atmosphere and room. One small complaint - we had a bit of difficulty figuring out how to get someone's attention to order lunch on the patio but maybe that had to do with how hungry we were and the time of day (late afternoon when most people were enjoying ice cream rather than something more substantial). The lawn and pool area are very sweet and I could see spending time relaxing there if we ever got the opportunity to do so again. The views from the property are spectacular (is that all of Chamonix?) and you're very close to the Aiguille du Midi cable car.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

We, 2 adults and 3 children, used the hotel as the starting and ending pint in our TMB. This was a great choice; the hotel is well kept, clean and tidy. Service is excellent and value for money is good. The manager was very helpful with different organizational issues we had towards the tour.
Although they did not have connecting rooms, side by side was fine as every small has a very small number of rooms.
Location is good. Very close but not in the hustle, lovely garden with a pool (freezing water). We enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: all rooms have a balconyand face te pool and MB, the 1st floor have larger terraces
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

We stayed for two nights mid August (2012) at this hotel based on a recommendation from Rick Steves....and he was spot on. The owners, two sisters, could not have been more accommodating.....even when put to the test, one of them, Agnes, never wilted in helping me with an issue I had.....they were born to be hoteliers. We have been to Chamonix many times before to review some great and some not so great hotels, but this one is by far the best, in every category. Book it sight unseen, you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: Request a room with a view of Mt. Blanc.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

What a fantastic hotel in very busy Mont Blanc. Great location very central but just far enough away from very busy town centre. Extremely helpful staff who cannot do enough for you but not in your face. Lovely breakfast available daily. Stunning view of the mountains. Pool and outdoor area was great fro relaxing and having a beer when not sightseeing. Rooms basic a little 'kitsch' but you sure feel like you are in the French Alps.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

My wife and I enjoyed two nights here recently. Well located within easy walking distance of the town centre the hotel has car parking and a pleasant garden with a pool. Rooms are spacious and comfortable but slightly on the basic side. Breakfasts are of the "Continental" variety but plenty of choice. Being so close to twon we opted to eat out rather than in the hotel's own restaurant. Not much atmosphere in the evenings and no real bar facilities. Don't forget the front door code if staying out "late"......it's locked at 22:00hrs!

Room Tip: Rooms at the rear look out onto the garden and pool, most with a small balcony.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

We stayed in this hotel for one night, in a family chamber : the rooms were well designed, well equiped and enough spacious.
Everything was clean and recent, and the location in Chamonix is perfect.
The decor is a bit "kitsch" but so weel done that it's OK.
The best : the view to Mont Blanc...
My only slight disappointment is relating to the breakfast: the price is excessive and, if the choice (lot of different products) and homemade products were there, all is not really good, especially the pastries.

Despite this, we definitely recommend this hotel !

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel L'Oustalet

Address: 330 rue du Lyret, 74400, Chamonix, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Chamonix
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Chamonix
#3 Family Hotel in Chamonix
Price Range: $156 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel L'Oustalet 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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