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“Beautiful Mountain Coziness”

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Hotel Les Grands Montets
Ranked #22 of 73 Hotels in Chamonix
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“Beautiful Mountain Coziness”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2009

This is the perfect place if you want high quality, down to earth atmosphere, and true mountain coziness. This is the real deal. From outdoor hot top to the detailed interior. Just book it. No need to think more about it. And did I say that you are 50 m from the cable car to one of the best ski areas in the Alps?
It is my new favorite place and I ski all season all over the alps, so that is a big compliment.
Enjoy!

  • Liked — The atmosphere, the overall quality
  • Disliked — the morning coffee, should have the real deal. Not cheap machine [-]
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Redhill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2009

Stayed in this hotel for New Year and are planning to go back again later in the season.

Mountain spirit room was compact, but very nicely decorated with great views from the balcony. Gym was a little ropey, but pool, steam room, sauna and hot-tub were great.

Staff were really friendly most of the time and the breakfast was fantastic.

Location right next to Grand Montets lifts and beginning of bus route which was good for busy buses. Nice restaurants near by included La Flambee, La Rusticana and Le Dahu.

Best bit was sitting in the bar/lounge area with huge open fire and vin chaude in the evening. On some nights the hotel provided complementary nibbles, canapees and pastries.

  • Liked — The open fire and the outdoor hot tub
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2008

We stayed here for four nights in late August. We had a duplex room for two adults and two kids. The room is actually on two levels with the second level accessed by a staircase within the room. The kids loved their separate zone!
Our room had a Mont Blanc view - it is definitley worth paying the small supplement for this view as it is just breath taking. The view from the other side isn't bad but it does overlook the car park and the large car park for the cable car.
The hotel is excellently furnished with high qulaity fittings and finishes throughout. The reception staff were very helpful and gave great advice on where to go and what to see. They were able to provide us with the multi pass for the lifts as well which was just charged to the room.
Breakfast was included and was a large buffet with plenty of choice for adults and children. We didn't eat in the restaurant in the evening as the menu isn't really suited to kids however there is a good selection of restaurants in the village within an easy 10 minute walk. You should note that the hotel is in Argentier and not Chamonix (about 10 minutes drive away) but this is a benefit - quiet village with a good selection of restaurants, fantastic views of Mont Blanc and direct access to the Grand Montets lift.
The hotel had a small swimming pool (about 10m) and an outdoor hot whirl pool - the kids loved both. There is also a small but well equiped gym plus sauna and steam room.
The reception area had a free to use PC and also books with details of restaurants and places to visit. Chamonix in summer is fantastic for walking and the hotel has lots of info on where the good walks are - you definitely need to get a multi day lift pass (around €200 for 3 days for the family) as the variety of walks accessible from the top and mid points on the lifts is vast.
We'd definitely stay here again and would recommend this hotel to everyone.

  • Liked — Fantastic location and high quality hotel
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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Leeds
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143 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2008

Had a very comfortable week indeed in this very relaxed and tastefully decorated hotel. We were made to feel very welcome by the staff and enjoyed the substantial buffet breakfast and, on two evenings, a limited but well-presented evening meal. It's a very well located hotel with a beautiful outlook and very close to the main village, bus stop, restaurants etc. Our balcony looked out on to Mont Blanc and the (superior but sensibly-priced) room included bathrobes, mini-bar etc.
We would certainly return.

  • Liked — Relaxed atmosphere
  • Disliked — Very warm at night!
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Texas
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85 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2008

We just returned from a trip to Paris and Chamonix area with our family of six. We had two adults and four children so finding the perfect spot took some time. Hotel Grand Montets is perfect. They have all you need for a family. We had two triple rooms at the end of a hallway. That way we could go back and forth across the hallway with our family. It was like having a large suite. The extra bed is up a small staircase above the bathroom. That worked well and our smaller children loved sleeping up there. They had an indoor heated pool and outdoor hot tub that were big hits. The room also included the breakfast which for six people from the US was worth a lot to us. This hotel is not in Chamonix but the distance is very short via rental car. It was nice not to the in the heart of the Chamonix crowds for the evening. The weather was wonderfully pleasant during the summer. The hotel is wonderfully updated inside and did not seem worn at all. The front desk clerk named Kathryn from Germany was delightful and helped us so much locate things we needed in town. I would recommend this as a wonderful choice of hotel for a family or couple.

  • Liked — the ability to fit our family of six so well
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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Bucks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2008

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for some skiing in March. I chose it as a result of the other reviews here and was not dissapointed!

We had a suite, which was wonderful, and the pictures on the website do not not do it justice. It was split over 2 floors - sitting area, bathroom, dining table, wardrobes and balcony downstairs and bedroom with corner jacuzzi bath and separate toilet upstairs.

Well located - 2 mins walk to Grand Montets lifts.

Beautifully decorated - not luxurious but warm, quirky and traditional.

VERY welcoming - this struck us more than anything - as we walked in, something about the decoration and the attitude of the staff make you feel like you have stayed many times before.

We will be back!

  • Liked — The welcome
  • Disliked — Hard to think of anything!
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled on business
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Glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2008

We stayed at Les Grands Montets for 5 nights and everything met my expectations. This is a lovely, rustic hotel with friendly staff and a great location. We paid a little bit extra for a mountain spirit room as these are the recently renovated rooms. breakfast was great and the reception staff made our bookings for local restaurants - we did not go in to Chamonix to eat in the evenings though if we had been staying longer than 5 nights we probably would have. The skiing was good though you have to use the bus to get to the various ski areas - that was the only down side. I imagine this hotel will be idyllic in the summer months too.

  • Liked — the charming, rustic style
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Les Grands Montets
Address: 340 Chemin des Arberons | Argentière, 74400, Chamonix, France
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Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Chamonix
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Chamonix
#10 Luxury Hotel in Chamonix
#12 Spa Hotel in Chamonix
#15 Family Hotel in Chamonix
#15 Romantic Hotel in Chamonix
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Les Grands Montets 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our charming luxury hotel in Argentiere, at the top end of the Chamonix valley, is an enchanting place facing Mont-Blanc. It's only a few steps away from the famous Grands-Montets ski resort, as well as from some of the most beautiful Summer hiking paths. Whether you are visiting Chamonix for the first time or you have stayed with us before, we will do our very best to provide an impeccable service and ensure you have a fabulous stay in a warm and relaxing atmosphere in a 4 stars hotel in Chamonix. ... more   less 
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