I booked this Hotel from a recommendation given by the Tourist Info in Chamonix. Not having stayed in Chamonix before I was at a bit of a loss as to where to book especially due to the diverse nature of what was needed. The trip was planned to celebrate my Wife's birthday (a significant one!) and I needed accomodation for a group of about 14 friends, some excellent skiers, some never ski'd before. The mix of rooms was also tricky (singles, doubles, triples) as it was difficult to get confirmation on who was coming - the hotel were excellent pre-booking, very helpful and patient (Valerie answered Emails promptly - I later learned Valerie is the owner). They also helped with local recommendations for lunch and dinner bookings.
When we arrived we were able to check-in early and the man on reception (Désiré) called and confirmed all the local eatery reservations I had made as a matter of courtesy (very useful as my French is very poor). The rooms were exactly as you'd expect from a mainstream hotel in a ski resort (i.e compact) but well furnished, clean and in good condition. We had read reports on Trip Advisor that the breakfast wasn't up to much and at 10Euro per person per day extra we were prepared to be eating out, however we booked breakfast early for the first day so we could get out on the slopes without the hastle of finding somewhere else. We were pleasantly surprised, a slelection of different fresh breads, fruit, yogurt, cereals/museli, bacon and scrambled egg, the only criticism, and it's a small one, was the coffee wasn't up to much - put it this way, we had breakfast there every day.
I would highly recommend this hotel as a base for a ski trip. It is right in the heart of Chamonix (so a walk to either of the main lift stations) and Désiré will make you very welcome.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- La Vallee Blanche Hotel
- La Vallee Blanche Chamonix