This is a top hotel in a top location.
Rooms are a little small, and no real space to leave your luggage without hurdling over it. However this small inconvenience is made up by charming hostesses and incredible views of the mountain ranges. For first timers to Chamonix, everyone writes about Mont Blanc... to be honest it doesn't matter what you look at, all the mountains are amazing and there are so many of them too! This hotel does look in the direction of Mont Blanc and is super close, however Mont Blanc is really high up and you may be looking at other mountains or ridges or glaciers, and it doesn't matter as it is gorgeous all the same.
In the evenings, one of my favourite events of the day was to sit outside on the balcony with a bottle of wine and a cigar and watch the sun set on the mountains, amazing and peaceful. And it is cold so the wine stayed crisp.
The town is amazing and close, aprox 500m. make sure you explore all the back streets as Chaonix town is more than just one street. The cable car that takes you up to the look out is less than 400 meters away. This will cost approx 40 euro from memory per person, but is well and truly worth it.
Take ALL your warm clothes, it is very cold up there, i wore 2 sets of gloves and my fingers were still cold.
Breakfast is quite nice at this Hotel and is lovingly prepared. 14 euro is possibly a little expensive for what is on offer, but it is nice and home made, you will not go hungry. The Hotel also offers a great cake and coffee shop... also with a wonderful view of the mountains. Do not come here if you do not have the time to sit and enjoy the view, the room will be wasted on you :)
The owners of this hotel speak excellent english, and there is reliable free internet available, and excellent information available at the check in desk. Additionally it has car parking and is walking distance from the train station.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel l Oustalet
- l Oustalet Hotel Chamonix