When looking for a hotel for our vacation, we found none with 5 stars in Chamonix. We settled for MB knowing that after being closed for refurbish was now in a reclassification process and dreaming to be the first in that league. It could have been but ...
It has clearly the best location in town ! It is very nicely decorated , with attention for detail, clean looking even warm.
Our room, a junior suite, has been large enough, with a beautiful view to the Mont Blanc mountains, with a large, comfortable bed, a nice bathroom and a large shower cabin including a sauna [!] with a state of the art touch-screen controller.
Nevertheless when you need to transfer the content of your bags you are confronted with a too small hanging space and badly placed drawers .
The minibar - the smallest ever seen- brought reminiscences of the hotels of the third world : it included two [small] bottles of water and nothing else ; there has been no coffee maker, no tea, nuts, etc
An other shock was the restaurant menu at the dinner time : it contained two pages and among the very few meals it included three kinds of sandwiches !
We had a kind of reverse shock during the New Year's Eve party when we were served with a dinner at the level of Michelin stars !
An other weak point is the staff which is made of many young persons lacking the experience and language skills required ; the concierge did not exist and the front office personnel lacked the competence to provide those services..
It is frustrating to see such a property underperforming ; if better managed could quickly get to the top !
Nevertheless we do not regret choosing it
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Summer and winter alike, Hotel Mont-Blanc is the must address to visit in the valley of Chamonix. This elegant establishment has all the comfort and services for an agreeable stay. But more than that, this historical establishment has the extra charm to make this experience unique, immersed in the heart of a city living to the rhythm of one of the most exceptional mountain sites in the world. The 5 stars hotel was fully renovated by the interior designer Sybille de Margerie, inspired by nature and the environment. The bedrooms face a beautiful panorama of mountains, providing space, luxury and comfort. « At the Matafan, I offer a cuisine that goes back to basics, both delicate and tasty, always with an allusion to local gastronomy. » The chief Mickey Bourdillat does not limit his inspiration to the products from the most beautiful French alpine valley. His cuisine is a journey through the Alps, the Aosta Valley and even the Mediterranean Basin. The hotel Spa is a real haven of relaxation with over 250 sqm of pure wellbeing. It invites you to unwind with Clarins treatments and massages surrounded by earth colours and wood that create a warm and inviting atmosphere. . You can also enjoy the steam room, the sauna, the experience shower and the cold shower to get your blood circulation going, or just unwind in the beautiful relaxation room with a healthy smoothie or tea. The gym with fitness equipment of latest technology invites sport lovers to warm up for the day and the large (14 m x 10 m) heated outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi with an impeccable view on the Mont-Blanc Mountain range, propose an elegant combination of luxury and wellbeing. A hotel H8 Collection Founded by Jean-Philippe Cartier, the H8 Collection group bets on exceptional hospitality with character, built in attractive areas: the Mas de la Fouque in the heart of Natural Park of Camargue, the Vieux Castillon few meters from the “Pont du Gard” bridge in a medieval village, the Domaine des Hauts de Loire near the castle of Chambord, most recently the Mathis in Paris and the Hotel Mont Blanc in Chamonix. H8 Collection employs about 200 people and aims to acquire 2 to 3 hotels per year. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Mont Blanc
- Mont Blanc Hotel Chamonix