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“Central Location, Good Value.”
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Hotel de l'Arve
Ranked #6 of 73 Hotels in Chamonix
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 February 2014

Just returned from a 4 night visit with my girlfriend. Had a really nice stay at this hotel. Good value for money considering the often high prices in Chamonix. The hotel was very quiet for our stay. Room was basic but clean tidy and bed was comfy so good enough given that we were out and about most of the time. Drinks at the bar were fair value and complimentry cakes and coffee after a day on the slopes was a nice touch. Free parking on site also a nice touch. I would definitely stay again on my next visit.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Emilie P, Directeur général at Hotel de l'Arve, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2014

Dear guests,
Thank you for your positif review after your stay,
We are happy to see that you had a great time at the hotel de l'Arve and that you enjoyed our services,
This would be a pleasure to welcome you again for a future stay in Chamonix,
Best regards

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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Just come back here from skiing (three couples). We all had rooms next to each other (as I requested when booking) which was really good. The breakfast is of a very high standard and I very much recommend the apres-ski tea!
Rooms were clean and staff were very friendly. Would definitely return.
Great location to the town centre and the beginners slopes/ lift up to blue slopes. Also bus stop is right outside which makes it very easy to ski in other areas.
Would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Emilie P, Directeur général at Hotel de l'Arve, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2014

Dear guest,
Thank you for taking a moment to write this very friendly comment,
We are glad to hear that you and your friends enjoyed a lot your stay with us,
After-ski teatime is offered every day and a refreshing "after-hiking" will be served in the garden this summer!
We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future,
Warm regards

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

The room was clean, the bed comfortable, the staff super helpful.
The location is central, and car parking plentiful.
My transfer was at 06:00, and to my surprise they opened the restaurant with a full breakfast for me!!!!
Cannot recommend it more highly. I will certainly be back.

Room Tip: choose 3rd floor, and if you want absolute quite away from the fast flowing river. I actually loved...
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Emilie P, Directeur général at Hotel de l'Arve, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2014

Dear guest,
Thanks for your review following your stay,
We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us,
If we are informed in advance, this is no problem to get an early breakfast in the morning any day,
We are looking forward to welcoming you again,
Best regards

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

This was my 3rd stay, and it's such a great place to stay, central and has car parking, a ski locker, and very friendly helpful staff.
My room was super comfy and I enjoyed my bath and the quiet night sleep, and also the wifi.
Breakfast was a buffet and tea and biscuits are on offer every afternoon which is great after skiing.
Enjoyed the sauna too.
Will be returning- can't fault this hotel!

Room Tip: I loved room 17 even though it was right up high, it was quiet and had a bath
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Emilie P, Directeur général at Hotel de l'Arve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2014

Dear guests,
Thanks a lot for your very nice review following your stay with us,
This is always a pleasure to welcome you at home!
Warm regards,

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Reviewed 24 December 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I have just returned from a 4 night snowboarding trip, stay here! Could not pick any bad points, the rooms are clean, beds are comfy, rooms are serviced every day, the staff are AMAZING and so friendly they helped us with everything from which mountains were best for our snowboarding level, which busses to take and even organised our transport back to the airport and all done with a smile!! (Which is rare these days). The breakfast was beautiful and good value for money, the hotel has free wifi and they even offer complimentary tea and coffee by the fire when you get back from a day on the mountain!! A massive thank you to all the staff for making out stay so enjoyable we will be returning to Chamonix next year and will not even bother to look else where.

James & Naomi

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Emilie P, Directeur général at Hotel de l'Arve, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2013

Dear James and Naomi,
A big THANK YOU for your lovely comments following your stay with us,
All the team is really touched by your remarks as they are always doing their best to welcome our guests and to make their stays as enjoyable as possible,
We will always keep our smiles on !
We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future !
Warm regards,
Hôtel de l'Arve

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Reviewed 21 December 2013

If you want a good value hotel in the centre of chamonix, this is the place for you. The situation is perfect, it has great parking, clean rooms, very nice staff and a nice little bar. We have been going to this hotel for 20 years and we get well looked after, even though the original owners have sold out. As there was no snow in Cham we booked 2 nights in tigne and the manager of the larve didn't charge us, even though we cancelled at the last minute. This was extremely good of them and demonstrates they appreciate loyal customers, which is not always the case.
Ps the best way to ski at chamonix is by using a guide with a van (try evo 2) so you don't have to bother with the buses, which can be a pain.

Room Tip: Mont Blanc view is nice
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Emilie P, Directeur général at Hotel de l'Arve, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2013

Dear Mr Drinnan,
Thank you so much for your very nice comments following one of your many stays with us!
It has been a pleasure to welcome your party again for the beginning of the season and it was normal not to charge you for your shorten stay due to the snow conditions...good news: snow has arrived and we will make our best to get you the best snow for your second stay of the season in March!
Just to inform you that Isabelle is still the owner of the hotel, only the management has changed and we are doing our best to run it in the same way.
All the team is looking forward to welcoming you again in March!
Best regards,
Hôtel de l'Arve

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Reviewed 19 December 2013

My fiance and I are spending a week here before Christmas, a week before the official beginning of the ski season. The hotel is modern, charming, quiet and very comfortable. The breakfast is varied, our bed is comfortable, there is a ski storage area which is heated and they serve tea and coffee after your day of skiing. The staff is friendly and the housekeeper makes up the room every day. Excellent value for money.
We live in Switzerland, so we are used to well organized transport links. However, having come here this time by bus, we depend on the bus service to get to the ski lifts.
The bus company has recently changed it's timetable from summer to winter service but they have not yet updated the timetables at the bus stops. So we advise to make sure you are aware of the bus timetable before you end up waiting an hour like we did!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Emilie P, Directeur général at Hotel de l'Arve, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2013

Dear guests,
We thank you for your positive comment following your stay with us,
We are glad to read that you enjoyed our breakfast as we have made several changes to improve it for this winter season,
We are sorry for the disagrements caused by the bus organisation...they were not very efficient before the high season, hopefully we finally received the new timetables and they have updated them at each bus stop...We hope they will be more in advance next year!
We are hoping to welcoming you again in the future,
Best regards,
Hôtel de l'Arve

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Additional Information about 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:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Chamonix
#8 Family Hotel in Chamonix
#11 Romantic Hotel in Chamonix
Price Range: £67 - £192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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