I was staying at the Hotel de L'Arve this week, unfortunately to attend a friend's funeral.
Given the unpromising circumstances, I was really delighted with the hotel. It is the kind of slightly quirky old-fashioned hotel where the rooms are all a little different, and there's no chance at all of room service.
However, for the price of €88 (it's peak skiing season) I had a well-heated room with a balcony (overlooking the little Arve river that runs through Chamonix); plenty of hot water in the bathroom; free wi-fi in my room; and BBC1 available on the TV.
The location in a small cul-de-sac off the town's main shopping street means that everying in town is just a couple of minutes walk from the hotel, but no traffic noise. The hotel's breakfast is only €10, but I was just as happy to have a coffee and croissant for €4.5 at a fancy patisserie down the street.
I was initially a bit worried about booking this hotel (a recent review mentioned unpleasant smells) but was absolutely not my experience, and I wouldn't hesitate to return to this hotel with my wife under happier circumstances.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel De l Arve
- De l Arve Hotel