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Hotel la Vallee Blanche
Ranked #32 of 73 Hotels in Chamonix
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Perfect position in the very city center, view Mont Blanc from the room. Private parking for free and excellent welcome @ reception. Free WiFi and LCD TV in the room. We arrived on the last minute, with no booking and got a really nice clean room (all in wood, mountain style)and a discount on the standard price! Highly suggested!!!!! :-)

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

The hiking tour company we used booked our accommodation in Chamonix at Hotel la Vallee Blanche. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the rooms. The staff was polite and the location of the hotel was great!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Melissa S
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

the room was clean just freshly remodeled with floors, paint and fixtures. It was very charming and rustic just how we like it. The bar was old and full of history wonderful. The owners were great and very accommodating. Would definitely go back can't wait till we can. Wish the weather would have been better.

Room Tip: choose a room that overlooks water nice to sleep by room 10
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

My wife and I arrived on the night of July 13 for a two night stay prior to starting a hiking trip. When we got to our room, we found that the toilet did not work. I had booked the room online several weeks prior and the second night had been booked by the in town hiking company. The front desk was really not helpful and admitted they had known for some time that the toilet had problems. Rather than sending us to a hotel next door, they said we could use the toilet in the restaurant which was down two floors and down a dark winding staircase. The next day, after a lot of complaining, we were moved to another room. When we checked out, I asked for some discount because of the lack of a toilet the first night, but the front desk person said she had talked to the owner and that he said no discount would be forthcoming. They did comp us breakfast. Our hiking agency moved us to a hotel 100 yards down the same street where we received wonderful service which I will describe in another review. I did see the owner at times, and he had a glowering look and seemed quite unhappy.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Migrider
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Alex W, Directeur général at Hotel la Vallee Blanche, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2014

To Migrider,
As specified during your stay by my receptionist, the hotel was fully booked and changing room was just impossible on July 13th (as it was for all hotels in town on those dates).
We perfectly understood that the toilet not working was upsetting, but we didn't know this problem before you mentioned it. We then proposed to use the toilet in the restaurant, knowing this wasn’t the perfect solution but the very best we have before we could upgrade you in a superior room for the following night.
In the mean time, despite your words, we did offer you the breakfasts as discount of the disagreements.
When we upgraded you to the superior room, you then complained for many things (corridors not large enough, not porter service for your luggage, and other kind of things not good enough to our taste…).
On leaving the hotel, you mentioned to the receptionist that you were a very well known layer in Texas and that you would be more than pleased to break our reputation on TripAdvisor as you couldn’t get the free stay you seem to have been searching for in our hotel.

This last argument from you was just too much!
After we had mail and phone exchange and explanation with your hiking agency (with which we work for a long long time), we decided that you would certainly be better in another hotel than ours in Chamonix.

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

i chose the vallee blanche online for my first weekend in chamonix because it seemed like a good deal - and it delivered! only to find that remarkably, my boyfriend had stayed there 6 years prior, and said it was as good as ever. perfect central location, very convenient to the telecabine, parking, town center, restaurants, trail runs, etc. the managers are extremely friendly, pleasant, and helpful. the rooms are modern and clean with comfortable beds; i didn't hear a single guest, just the lulling sound of the river all night. we stopped at their bar for a digestif after dinner, and were sad to check out after 2 enjoyable nights. we'll definitely come back; this value can't be beat.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

We just stayed at la Vallee Blanche for 2 nights over the Easter weekend.
We were a large group if friends of 42 so we took most rooms at this hotel. The hotel is right in the center of Chamonix. Perfect to go out in town.
We had a mezzanine room so plenty of space for the 3 of us.
The staff there were lovely and spoke English.
Breakfast was really nice with fresh bread, croissants and also a selection of cheese, ham, fruits and yogurts.
Drinks at the bar were reasonably priced compare to what you have to pay up the mountains!

There is a lift so perfect after a day on the slopes!

There is also a room where you can leave your ski/shoes.

All in all a great place to stay in Chamonix with a warm feel and comfortable rooms.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank NotinghamFrenchy
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

I stayed at la Hotel Vallee Blanche for one night end of March 2014 traveling with a married, eldery couple.

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Arriving at the hotel, it would appear the booking made via hotels.com/Expedia only included one person. The member of staff at the check in desk (a man of Indian decent with perfect English, can't recall his name) was very friendly and described the price for a double room was the same but we would be charged €30 for the additional bed.

Rooms +++
We stayed on the fourth (top) floor with a mezzanine in room #42 accessed by a semi-modern single lift. Windows faced south had mountain view and the river running litterary outside the window below us. View of Aiguille du Midi (3842 m asl) was accomodated via skylight window in the mezzanine floor. We all slept well in comfortable beds. The interior was old fashioned, rooms had hand-made wooden furnitures, all clean and tidy. Room was equipped with flat screen-TV, fridge with mini-bar, a safe and a bath tub. The window blind on the mezzanine floor was beat down and was due replacement.

Internet +++
The hotel has free Wi-Fi internet, one hot spot on each floor and one in the reception/bar/restaurant. Speed is enough for browsing normal websites. Wi-Fi password displayed on a sign in the lift.

Breakfast +++
Continental breakfast buffet served for an additional charge included yougurt, a selection of different bread, cheese and ham, bacon and eggs, orange and multivitamin juice, tea and coffee, cereals and fruits, and was served in the bar/restaurant.

Parking ++
The hotel offers parking for six cars just outside the hotel. Street parking is free of charge in the village but free spots can be hard to find at times especially when arriving late at night.

Atmosphere +++
The hotel has a nice atmosphere. We were lucky not to experience the old british "pub atmosphere" which should be banned in this part of the world. Loud music was played from nearby bars and discotheques but wasn't really a problem, at least not from were we stayed on the fourth floor.

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There is a small spa and a restaurant, none of which were utilized and hence, no review given.

Location +++++
La Hotel Vallee Blanche is located just around the corned of the main square in Chamonix, ideal for visitors wanting to park the car and explore the village on foot whether for skiing (easy access to cable cars), shopping or apres-ski.

Returning customer +++
During my last visit, I stayed at hotel Gustavia, this was my second choice as Gustavia was fully booked.

Summary/Overall view +++
We were quite happy with our stay. However, I will probably look choose hotel Gustavia as my first choice again when returning to Chamonix (based on first experience with a spectacular mountain view which this hotel may also offer from rooms facing north.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the top floor facing north.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Johan J
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Address: 36 rue du Lyret, 74400, Chamonix, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Chamonix
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Romantic Hotel in Chamonix
Price Range: £77 - £204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel la Vallee Blanche 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
L'hotel Vallee Blanche a ete renove fin 2013 afin de vous garantir une qualite de service irreprochable. Bienvenue au coeur de Chamonix, sur les rives de l'Arve, ou l'hotel Vallee Blanche vous accueillera toute l'annee, dans une ambiance chaleureuse et conviviale. Cet ancien moulin du XVIIIe siecle a su garder tous les charmes d'un etablissement cosy, familial, a l'atmosphere montagnarde tout en proposant dans ses 26 chambres dont certaines pouvant accueillir 5 personnes et 2 chambres handicapees, un confort 3 etoiles moderne. Sa facade rose, en bord de riviere, s'elevant devant le Mont Blanc, en fait une des vues les plus photographiees au monde. Vous la reconnaitrez souvent dans les guides touristiques de Chamonix... ... more   less 
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