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“Perfection”
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Hotel Le Faucigny
Ranked #4 of 73 Hotels in Chamonix
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Asheville, NC
Level 6 Contributor
413 reviews
76 hotel reviews
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“Perfection”
Reviewed 18 September 2010

The owner of this small hotel in the heart of Chamonix told me he and his wife had made significant investments in this property since they took it over several years ago. Believe me it shows. Everything is clean and new-looking. The beds are comfortable. The rooms and the public areas are attractive and tastefully decorated. Wi-fi is free and reliable.

But what really makes this hotel stand out are the owners -- Guy and Jacqueline. Their attention to detail in managing this hotel makes the difference. They are friendly and attentive. Guy has a wealth of knowledge not only of the Chamonix area, but of all of France. When we were checking out, he asked about our itinerary. I shared the details with him, and he knew all of the areas and provided some really excellent suggestions.

The hotel is great. The price is reasonable. The owners are people you'd love to have as friends.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2010

Very nice staff, cute rooms. Nice location just off the main square. We had our daughter with us, and got a room with a loft, which she loved. It even had a window she could look out to see the beautiful view of Mt. Blanc. We happened to be there when a rock concert went on until after midnight though. So bring your ear plugs!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 May 2010

Hotel Faucigny is a totally charming hotel. Guy and Jacqueline were amazing hosts. They gave us a room with a stunning view of Mont Blanc - every morning was like opening the curtain on a movie set, the view was so picture perfect - gave great restaurant advice and were totally welcoming and gorgeous. The room was cute, the bed was comfortable, the breakfast was generous. The hotel is decorated with lots of eccentric items, which my kids were fascinated with - they said good morning and good night to the tortoises every day! Hotel Faucigny has so much personality, and really made our stay in Chamonix fantastic.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 April 2010

This hotel is great value for money - especially if travelling on a budget with children. It is two star but is better than some three star hotels I have stayed at. Great family rooms with loft for children and bathroom attached. Also free wifi.

I am travelling with husband and two children (7 & 9). This hotel is in the heart of town, you are surrounded by shops and restaurants and the trains and cable cars up the mountains are a 5 min walk.

Rooms are spotless, quiet and the beds are very comfortable and the owners speak english and are really lovely to deal with and obtain advice from. Also parking is available outside the front door.

We would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 March 2010

Right in the middle of Chamonix yet very quiet . Lovely ambiance inside and out and , a rarity in Cham , a nice little en-suite single room. Two early mornings out of my seven the supermarket outside unloaded stuff but the noise was not too bad and certainly was not enough to make me irritated. Otherwise there was no noise at all and not near any busy roads. I would chose this again for a cheaper stay without hesitation. Very clean and lots of interesting photos , objects, and books and comfy seats etc. Mr and Mrs Proprietors are really nice.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled solo
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Richmond, VA
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Reviewed 24 March 2010

We stayed at Hotel Faucigny for a 4-day ski vacation, and we loved it! Monsieur and Madame Ecochard were so friendly and helpful. Our luggage was lost the day we arrived at the Geneva Airport, forcing us to wait 5 hours for its arrival on the next flight. As a result, we ended up arriving quite late in Chamonix. Monsieur Ecochard was so kind when I called him to alert him of this - he placed a key for us in the mailbox and left a note with all the instructions we would need.

Breakfast was typical French - lots of wonderful baguettes, cheese, and jams. If you're looking for heartier foods, you'll have to try one of the local cafes. The Faucigny has a ski room and a locked boot room, which made the end of the ski day much easier.

The location is fantastic for touring Chamonix. It's right in the center of town within walking distance of some of the best restaurants and bars. The location isn't quite as convenient for picking up the bus to take you to the ski resorts. We had about a 10 minute walk in ski boots to get to the nearest bus stop. That being said, it was a great workout!

Next time I'm in Chamonix, I will definitely stay at the Faucigny. We found it to be incredibly charming and definitely worth the price!

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 31 January 2010

Stayed here just one night after arriving into town late one afternoon and visiting the tourist information office which gave us details for a few places in our price range. (I think we paid about 80 euros for two adults and a child). This one was by far the best - tiny room but brand new bathroom and a lovely little balcony with perfect views of Mt Blanc. Felt like a lovely homely place, and was really well located right in the centre of town with parking right outside.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Le Faucigny
Address: 118 Place de l Eglise, 74400, Chamonix, France
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Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Chamonix
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Chamonix
#4 Spa Hotel in Chamonix
#5 Romantic Hotel in Chamonix
#9 Family Hotel in Chamonix
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Le Faucigny 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the historical heart of Chamonix, close to shops, ski school and the French Mountain Guides company, hotel Le Faucigny was completely refurbished in late 2011. We've ambitiously repositioned our hotel to make it stand out from the traditional Chamonix offer. 28 Rooms, 3 stars, a spa, a flowered courtyard and views of the Mont-Blanc. Hotel Le Faucigny is a gem to discover. Our spa dedicated to well-being includes a jacuzzi, sauna, relaxation and treatment room to let you unwind after a day's skiing. Come and discover Le Faucigny's secrets in an amazing and enchanting setting. ... more   less 
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