The Hotel Alpina is in a great central location to Chamonix -- the bus stop for most ski resorts is right outside the front door and all the shopping and restaurants are just footsteps away. The views of the mountains are spectacular from the hotel as well.
However, it is run down and older. Rooms are small -- our room was only big enough to fit a double bed (they do not offer queen or king size beds). The furniture, bedding and bathroom is all old and out-dated, but works just fine. They have a restaurant upstairs but we never went -- mainly because breakfast was 14 euro -- no a la carte options -- and we thought that was pricey. There are great restaurants just footsteps away. There is no in-room coffee and that was difficult for us because we both enjoy coffee in the morning.
Also there is a "spa" in the hotel, but they really just have a steam room and a sauna, plus a "hot" tub that's actually not vey hot-- only luke warm, so we only used that one time and decided it wasn't worth the hassle after that.
All in all it was a fair price for the hotel. Chamonix is very expensive. Location and views great, but just remember, you pay for what you get.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With its very contemporary architecture, the Hotel ALPINA looks great in the center of Chamonix. It is in the cradle of mountaineering, the meeting place of all the enthusiasts of mountain and wide spaces, that the hotel welcomes you. An ideal location for an unmatched mountain experience. For all those who aspire to modern and urban comfort in a beautiful setting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alpina Hotel Chamonix
- Hotel Alpina Chamonix