They said they had a pool, er, actually its 3 blocks down the street and it costs $6E per person. And it doesn't open until 10 AM and closes at 7PM. The breakfast buffet used dehydrated eggs for the scrambled eggs, and the dining room had filthy corners and edges. There is no air conditioning but the balcony allowed good ventilation if we opened the slider and put a shoe in the main entry door jamb to prop it open a bit.
Its noisy, but Its in a beautiful spot and the views are amazing. They were out of plug adapters so we bought one in town and fried our blow dryer. As a retired contractor, I enjoyed the home center store in the hotel's lower level. They have very different products than what is available here in the state's big box stores. There is also a grocery store down there to help stock up on snacks, water etc.. The best lasagna we have ever had was in the small Italian place on the hotel's lower level by the river. There is an underground parking garage just across the river that is VERY convenient, and on Saturdays the plaza on top hosts a great farmers market. Its a poorly kept Travelodge type of hotel and the staff had both good and poopy attitudes depending on the person. I hated the misleading nature of the advert and the draped do not close, but you have to use the metal roll up door that covers the patio glass to make it dark, even at night. Also, we discovered the hotel has extensive exterior hollow metal trim that will wake the dead during a hailstorm.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Alpina Hotel has a contemporary architecture where we provide a maximum number of services within the hotel: a large lounge bar with a chimney with art exhibitions, billiards and a Decleor Spa Among the 137 spacious and comfortable rooms, you have the choice of a room facing either: the rugged, steep slopes of the Brevent or the snow-covered slopes of Mont-Blanc, which you can admire directly from your balcony. Le Vista Restaurant welcomes you for breakfast, lunch or Dinner on the 7th floor of the hotel: Enjoy the valley best panoramic view from the city center! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alpina Hotel Chamonix
- Hotel Alpina Chamonix