We booked a 5 night package 9 months in advance for the February period. This cost us approximately $1000AUD per person ($200AUD per day) This seemed quite good value considering it included all meals, drinks, accommodations, ski passes, buses, and lessons.
Check in was fast and easy, and we were accommodated early (about 11:30) which was nice. The hotel location is towards the end of the main street in town, at the bottom of the Brevent Ski Slope. Access to the top of this mountain is very easy, and has a good little beginners slope at the bottom should you need it.
The hotel is a grand old building, and is fairly well kept, but a bit drab. Kind of lacking that little bit of charm you would hope for in a European ski trip. The old world charm is kind if missing and replaced with cheap and tacky. This is especially so in the bedrooms. The styling is pretty awful. We had requested a double, yet were given two singles beds pushed together, yet both with individual bed coverings. I was unsure whether it was there version on a double or if they just messed it up. We never brought it up. The TV is quite useless unless you speak french.
The staff were all nice enough, however many of them did not speak english very well. This is France however so thats totally there prerogative. Yet many of the staff seemed quite unhelpful and annoyed once they realised you could not speak French.
The food was pretty average. A lot of bland and boring options. On one occasion we got some chicken breast pieces from the buffet, and then found them to be completely raw inside. We pointed it out to the waiter and he really did not care. The spaghetti bolognese was very nice, so i found myself eating that every day.
The bar would have been great if you are a big drinker which we are not. A huge selection and all included.
We ended up hiring our snowboards and boots at the hotel, yet they didn't hire pants and accessories so we had to go elsewhere for that. Next time we would go elsewhere for the lot because it would have been half the price to hire the board and boots in town.
Overall a mixture of convenience in location, access to food, and ease. Yet underwhelming quality in the hotel itself, the food, and the staff. Next time for the price im sure a better option would exist.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With its peak touching the clouds, Mont Blanc holds a fascination for everyone who comes near. Ever since two mountaineers first conquered the Giant of the Alps over two centuries ago, this Haute-Savoie resort, a pioneer in the practice of skiing, has managed to preserve a unique atmosphere. This Club Med Village is set in the cosy, welcoming decor of a former hotel, the Savoy, totally renovated. Along with the treatments at Cinq Mondes Spa* the Village helps you to detox and relax. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Club Med Chamonix Mont-Blanc Hotel Chamonix
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