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Hotel de l'Arve
Ranked #6 of 73 Hotels in Chamonix
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful hotel”
Reviewed 16 August 2011

We stayed at the Hotel de L'Arve for eleven nights in August 2011. We picked the hotel based on the favorable reviews we found in TripAdvisor and we couldn't agree more. If you like sitting on your own private balcony with Mount Blanc towering above, the river running immediately beneath you, paragliders floating by in the distance, a public promendade immediately across the river that affords unlimited fun people watching, delicious breakfasts, and exceedingly helpful and lovely staff, then try this hotel like we did. We were delighted.

By the way, if you want the larger size room (two twin beds and a full sized sofa in the room together with a sitting area table), plus the advantage of a corner room with windows one one side and a sliding door to the balcony on the other, then ask for either room 39 (second floor, the one we had), or room 45 directly above on the third (and top) floor. There are also two other though smaller rooms on each floor adjacent to rooms 39 and 45 that otherwise have the same views and frontage to the river, if a smaller room suits your needs.

The location of the hotel is excellent. It is only a couple minutes walk from the center of town and yet it is tucked away nicely so that you feel a comfortable separation from the noise and faster pace of the central area.

We highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2011

We stayed here for 1 night at the beginning and 1 night at the end of our TMB walking holiday
Great location very central for the town also right next to the River - hence its name
Friendly staff, lovely rooms and a great breakfast
Would love to return

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bergen
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Reviewed 7 August 2011

To find a really good value hotel in Chamonix isn't easy. This summer we spent three nights at Hotel L'Arve. We booked a superior room with Mont Blanc view. The room (with wooden floor) was very nice and we loved the view and the river (L'Arve) which you will hear loud and clear when opening the windows. We also got a nice balcony. The hotel is centrally located and we got very good service. The breakfast is OK. For about 150 Euro in July this is a very good option.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hull, Quebec
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

We are a familty of four with 2 kids, 6 and 8. The room was able to accomodate all four without a problem. We had a double bed and a single bed with a pull-out bed.
This hotel was by far the best throughout our one month stay in France (we stayed in 11 hotels). The room (#45) was extremely clean but the bathroom was so clean that you could have eaten a meal on the floor! We had a nice balcony accessed via a patio door and we had a big window on another wall. Balcony had a table and 3 chairs. Our view, nothing else but the Mont-Blanc and the Aiguille du Midi right in front of us. Lying down in our bed, we could see the entire mountain range. Just spectacular. Free parking and internet is 3E/30min. Employees were very nice and helpful. Looking straight down from the balcony was the Arve river.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2011

We returned to Hotel de l'Arve after 21 years and found it, and Chamonix, to be much larger than we remembered. With two teenagers, we were happy to have a quad room with separate beds for the teens. Beautiful mountain views and great location make this a great choice. Daily breakfast was adequate but at 44 euros per day for a family of four, I would skip it next time around to enjoy some of the local spots in the morning. Evening cocktail at the small bar was nice addition. When staying at the l'Arve, don't expect luxury, but it is clean and the staff generally friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 6 May 2011

We stayed at this place several times, were more than satisfied every time.
Rooms are clean, spacious, breakfast is plentiful and varied, and you are in centre of Chamonix. Cannot ask for more.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 28 April 2011

Beautiful little hotel located right in the heart of amazing Chamonix, along the Arve River. A 2 minute walk and you are amongst the shops and restaurants.
Our room was on the second floor, a Mont Blanc view room. The room was cosy and spacious, the best part was that our room was one of three that have a door to access a huge balcony. This balcony has tables and chairs and the view of Mont Blanc awesome.
I would highly recommend this hotel to my family and friends, hopefully I can make it back to Chamonix one day and I will stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Property: Hotel de l'Arve
Address: 60 impasse des Anemones, 74400, Chamonix, France
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Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Chamonix
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Chamonix
#8 Family Hotel in Chamonix
#11 Romantic Hotel in Chamonix
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel de l'Arve 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of Chamonix, near the town's main thoroughfare and its shops, Hôtel de l'Arve enjoys a unique location in the Mont Blanc Valley. This charming three-star hotel has 37 rooms, a wellness area and a flower garden with a view of Mont Blanc. Although located in the centre of Chamonix, Hôtel de l'Arve offers a comfortable and quiet family atmosphere all year round with all the comforts to make your stay a memorable one. Its friendly staff is attentive to every detail and provide a range of personalized services. Complimentary tea time is served for guests every afternoon by the fire in the winter and along the banks of the Arve river in the summer. Looking to get a little fitness in during your stay? Take advantage of the weight machines, climbing wall and sauna in the hotel's wellness area. Hôtel de l'Arve also features six new apartments built using ecological materials and tech- nologies. Ranging in size from 53 to 100 m² (570 to 1,076 sq ft) and combining the comforts of home with all the services of a hotel, they are perfect for holidays with friends and family. ... more   less 
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