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“lovely hotel -great restaurant and sweet proprietor”
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L'Arc en Ciel
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Thonon-les-Bains
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london,uk
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“lovely hotel -great restaurant and sweet proprietor”
Reviewed June 9, 2012

Can't say enough about this one- we arrived in a large group of London Welsh Rugby Club choir, and wives. They were so accomodating, and very pleasant. It is a nice hotel- and our room was really nice.. big and TV with loads of channels. Free inhouse WIFI. There is a nice pool, and attached is a super restaurant and bar- really inexpensive and the food is divine.
Anything we wanted, and the proprietor was happy to help. A lovely breakfast was included and there is a lift( necessary as some of our crew are not able to take stairs....)
Will definitely return - oh, if you go, check out the market on Thursday morning but there seemed to be markets in town on other mornings too. Oh and the lake side is beautiful, we had lunch one day at the yatch club, had lovely meal and the best local Rose wine/

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

This is a great little family run hotel, the staff are friendly and helpfull, the food in the restaurant next door is cheap and well executed and the rooms are very modern and comfortable.

After a rather dramatic snowboarding accident and a week in hospital, I stayed one night in this hotel, It was everything that I expected and more; Clean modern rooms with all of the amenities that I needed to set up my return journey to the UK, phone, fax, FAST internet and satellite TV. The staff were very friendly and put me in a downstairs room so that I didn't have to deal with the stairs. They helped me print out flight details, receive and send faxes, transfer calls to my room and ordered taxi's which made my transfer to the airport very smooth. All in all it was a great place to stop and I would recommend it to anybody who is visiting Thonon out of choice or not.

I ate in the restaurant next door (which is ran by the same family and you can reach it by adjoining doors) served a very reasonable market fresh menu and was full of local and visiting clients (13 euros for starter, steak and deseart). Most of the ingredients are locally sourced and were served in a no frills; heres your food type manner which is a pleasure to find in this day and age.

All in all it was a treat that made a rather dramatic holiday a pleasure.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 10, 2011

We stayed for three nights half board. On arrival we were greeted by Denise who quickly had us checked in then escorted us to our room and explained everything there was to know. Throughout our stay Denise was friendly and exceptionally helpful, nothing was a bother for her. The same for all the other staff we encountered, very friendly and helpful. Our room was a good size with lovely bathroom and separate toilet, also a small kitchen. Everywhere was immaculate. We also had a balcony where we had breakfast one morning, a case of phoning down, asking for what was wanted and it all arrived in about 10 mins. Also the choice in the breakfast room was very good. The dinners we had, served in the sister hotel next door, were good and the service was also very efficient and friendly. As said in previous reviews it is about a 10 min walk to the main town which we found fine. (although we did not go down in the evening so do not know how that would be). If in the area again I would definitely stay at this hotel without hesitation.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 24, 2010

We arrived and were welcomed by a young English speaking man who escorted us to our room and showed us all the features. We had the triple which came with an upstairs loft. There was also a balcony overlooking the town. The staff was wonderful and breakfast was pleasant; they made our daughter fresh hot chocolate every morning. There is plenty of parking and the hotel is within walking distance of most area attractions. The Victoria Restaurant nearby was exquisite! The neighboring hotel has a restaurant which we did not visit, but it is easily accessed by a corridor connecting the 2 hotels. The hardest part was finding it. The street name is NOT clearly posted, it is located right next to the park. We would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 3, 2010

In quality terms far better than the average 2 star hotel and definitely good value for money.
Easy access to ferries and bus to Evian. Take footbridge over railway.
Hotel has only breakfast room but good news is that there is a connecting door to restaurant next door ,"Les Marroniers", good service and food. Several fixed price menus .Good value for money.In one week we were there always full, essential to book.
Typical French food. Wine list restricted but reasonable.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 15, 2010

We stayed half-board for 4 days at the end of July this year. The staff were great, the room was comfortable and the evening meal was very good. The cheese board was outstanding - a wide range of top class local cheeses. And there was still dessert to eat after that! Would strongly recommend this hotel to visitors to this part of France. Thonon is a pleasant town and other places like Switzerland (by boat) and Evian are in easy reach. We travelled there by car and visited the local organic wine producer - Chateau la Tour de Marignan - at Sciez nearby. The owner was very keen to give us samples of his range of wines. We left slightly tipsy and with a selection of his best wines in the car boot.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 8, 2010

I stayed at this hotel for a week in July 2009 and had a wonderful stay. The room was spacious with bathroom, separate toilet, dressing table, large mirrored wardrobe, table/chairs in room and balcony with table/chairs overlooking the swimming pool. There was a pc available at reception with internet access. There was also a small games/pool room good for families. Breakfast was ample. Reception was so helpful and friendly. It was run by husband/wife team and the husband even drove us to the train station on the day we were leaving as were two female travellers with large suitcases and no car. We also discovered that the shuttle buses to the Montjoux festival left/returned from practically outside the hotel which was fantastic. The only downside - and this is more to do with Thonon les Bains rather than the hotel - is that the hotel is situated in the upper part of the town whilst the buzzing restaurants are in the lower part of town, however I saw NO HOTEL in the lower part near these restaurants. As a previous reviewer said, to get to the hotel on foot, the quickest way is to cross a bridge over the railway line and through a small pedestrian tunnel which was a little off-putting at night for two female tourists. However, there is a longer route along the main road. We did not encounter any difficulties but always did go as fast as possible through the tunnel. The hotel price is exceptionally reasonable for what you get. If you're going to Thonon then stay here.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
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Property: L'Arc en Ciel
Address: 18 Place de Crete, 74200 Thonon-les-Bains, France
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Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Thonon-les-Bains
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Thonon-les-Bains
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Hotel Class:3 star — L'Arc en Ciel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern hotel near center of the town of Thonon Les Bains. Balcony, wifi, garden, outdoor swimming pool, parking and garage. For business or holidays, one night or a long stay, room, BB, half board or full board. On the way to the winter station(Morzine, Avoriaz, Chatel and Switzerland). ... more   less 
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