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Hotel de l'Arve
Ranked #5 of 73 Hotels in Chamonix
Certificate of Excellence
Denver, Colorado
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55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great value in expensive town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

Loved the side room with view of river L'Arve, valley between 2 mountains with parasailers most of day. Convenient location, quiet, friendly staff. With 5 friends. I had a solo room which was large, comfortable, nice size in room bathroom, and good size balcony. There Sept 20 -22 for hiking, but I took the time to see the town and ride the free rails (with a card from the hotel) to see some of the other towns. Not busy due to time of year. On Rick Steve's list of hotels. We didn't eat here, but restaurant looked nice.

Room Tip: I think the side rooms offer more privacy.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank C K M
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Emilie P, Directeur général at Hotel de l'Arve, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Dear guest,
Thank for taking the time to write a review on tripadvisor after your stay last september,
I must admit that Chamonix for hiking and sightseeing is a wonderful place and I am glad that you stay at hotel de l'Arve corresponded to your expectations,
This is always a pleasure to welcome a Rick Steves's traveller!
Best regards
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

great place and facilities, friendly staff we all loved it. Group of 5 shared 2 bed apartment.
We stayed 8-12th Feb 2014, paid EUR365 per night which i think is pretty expensive and if you wanted maid service it cost more. We didnt pay it and was happy to have same towels and linen for 4 nights however, the bins didnt get emptied so we have bags and bags of rubbish build up for 5 days - not ideal and i think this is the only thing that lets this place down.

Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Andrewmig
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Emilie P, Directeur général at Hotel de l'Arve, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Dear Guests,
Thanks for your comments folliowing your stay in one of our apartment,
Concerning the cleaning, departure cleaning is included (not always the case for apartment rentals in France) and we are informing our guests on arrival that dump garbage places are located next to the apartment (either on the side of the hotel or in the street just above). Sorry if you did not get this information upon arrival, It is also possible to get extra towels on request to the reception,
I do apologize for this misunderstanding for the maid service, I wish I had the occasion to discuss this point with you during your stay, Most apartment rental places in France do not include daily maid service during the stay.
Thanks for your comprehension,
Best regards,
Emilie
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

Just returned from a 4 night stay with my girlfriend. Great value for the money and very accomodating staff (store bags/skis if arrive before check in or after check out). Room was basic (a bit awkward to have the bath separate from the sink/shower, but that's the American in me), but cozy and had a Alpine chalet feel with heated wooden floors, trim, fur curtains and extremely comfortable beds. Breakfast was a great value and a huge buffet. Great central location perfect for stumbling back to after apres-ski.

Room Tip: Get a room facing the river in the back - the mountains are taller and farther away making for a muc...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jonathan L
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Emilie P, Directeur général at Hotel de l'Arve, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Dear guest,
Thank you for your very friendly review following your stay this winter,
We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the hotel in many ways and that we contributed to the success of your holiday,
We hope to welcome you again,
Best regards
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

My daughter and I just spent 3 nights here, while doing a France vacation. Our greeting at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. Our room was clean, comfortable and we had a beautiful view from our balcony. We chose to have breakfast here 2 out 3 mornings and it was great.
The hotel location was perfect. Everything within close walking distance...the town's pedestrian centre and bus stops.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kbmiller
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Emilie P, Directeur général at Hotel de l'Arve, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Dear guest,
Thanks for your review on tripadvisor,
This has been a pleasure to welcome you and we are pleased that all our services and our location corresponded to your expectations,
Warm regards
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Darwen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank karlbaxter
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Emilie P, Directeur général at Hotel de l'Arve, responded to this review, 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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London
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LaurenPete
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Emilie P, Directeur général at Hotel de l'Arve, responded to this review, 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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Fuad F
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Emilie P, Directeur général at Hotel de l'Arve, responded to this review, 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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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:
#6 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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