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Chalet Hotel Hermitage Paccard
Ranked #20 of 73 Hotels in Chamonix
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Delightful Experience”
Reviewed 15 September 2009

We loved this wonderful hotel. Stayed 7 nights the first week of September in the warm and inviting Hermitage Paccard Hotel in Chamonix. The purpose of our trip was to do some leisurely hiking in the beautiful Chamonix Valley. We arrived by shuttle ( booked ahead on ChamExpress - which was fine) from the Geneva airport. We could not have chosen a better hotel or a better location for hiking. At check-in the hotel gives you a tourist pass for unlimited bus or train travel during your stay in the Valley itself (from Vallorcine to Servoz). The hotel is approximately a 5 minute walk from the train station and a 10 minute walk from the center of town. Chamonix is a very tourist-friendly town with many excellent and reasonable restaurants of all types and price ranges. You can buy a Mont Blanc Multi-Pass which gives access to the ski lifts, gondolas, etc. Great for hiking access. Ride up and walk down, walk up and ride down, or whatever.

The hotel main building is a chalet-type with incredible views of Mont Blanc. Many rooms have balconies. We stayed in one of the two Mont Blanc suites in the main building. It had a wrap-around balcony with seating and small table. The views were astounding and indescribably beautiful. The suite had a living room, bedroom, bath (large tub and separate shower, double sinks, separate toilet room, hair dryer, bath toiletry amenities, heated towel rack, window that opened, lots of under-counter storage), two separate closet areas with hanging space and shelves, a safe, a hall entry. It was really more like a small one bedroom apartment - very comfortable and inviting with flat screen TV, table, several comfortable chairs, light, airy, and charmingly decorated - otherwise, everything you needed. Drapes which you could close to completely shut out the light for sleeping.

Room was immaculate and cleaned daily unobtrusively. We slept very late the first two mornings and were never awakened or bothered by staff trying to clean. Each afternoon when we returned, the room was cleaned perfectly. They get an A+ for service.

The hotel is family-owned with the owners there on-site daily. The staff is helpful and makes you feel welcome. There are several lovely common rooms for relaxation and bar service. They also serve light snacks upon demand. Dinner is available nightly (except Wednesdays) for 24 euros per person. It is a set 3 course menu which changes daily. Upon check-in, you are provided with a two week menu so that you can determine if you want to eat in the restaurant on a particular night. You inform the front desk in the morning if you want to eat that evening (we were also able to eat there on our first night after a late afternoon arrival.) The gourmet French food is excellent, beautifully prepared and presented, and the dining room is lovely and quiet.

They have a laptop in the one of the common rooms where you can check your e-mail. We were not charged for this.

Breakfast is 14 euros per person. It has the usual European fare - excellent selection of good breads and jellies, cold meats and cheeses, fruit assortment, juices, hot bacon, beverages of all sorts, and eggs upon request. This is all buffet style except for the eggs. A very good breakfast.

The hotel has free ample convenient parking, a beautiful garden with tables, lounge chairs, trees. It is an extremely welcoming beauty spot in which to read, eat or just sit and relax.

The hotel gave a substantial discount for the 7 night stay. We felt it was one of the best hotel values in Europe we had received. Stay here in beautiful Chamonix. You will have a wonderful time!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 March 2009

I stayed with a friend at the Hermitage for a week skiing. It is a small beautiful hotel a few minutes walk from the center. Everything was absolutely perfect. We got a nice, cosy room, very clean with a view. The sitting area near the fire and the bar are in very good taste and very comfortable. The breakfast is tasty and lovely. Michel the owner and his staff were extremly attentive and helpful. Everything you could ask from a skiing hotel - you have in the Hermitage for a great price! I go skiing in Europe for 17 years, sometimes several times a year, and this amazing homey hotel is the best value I ever got for my money!

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 March 2009

We almost booked at another hotel but they didn't make it easy to book as we were only staying for 1 nite and we are so glad at stayed at Hotel Hermitage instead! It was a blessing... We arrived at Chalet Hermitage Paccard in the late morning, marvelling at its all wooden facade. There were teddy bears sittling on every window silts. How Charming!! And from the hotel, you have a beautiful view of the mountains covered in snow of course and for certain rooms, the mont blanc! The rooms are all in wood, warm and very clean. The hotel has a few blocks/cottages. The reception was excellent and well decorated and cosy. The staffs spoke well and was informative. My brother's family's room was in the same building as the hotel reception, which had a lift/elevator to the guestrooms. The quadruple room came with wooden bunk beds which his daughters totally love and was spacious enough. We had a suite in another cottage block. The room was really spacious with 2 big bedrooms, ample warbrobes, a huge bathroom and bath tub (only complain was the water pressure was not high enough and for that we wld prefer a shower), and even a small dining area. We had breakfast at the hotel restaurant and it was the most beautiful breakfast we had in France. Everything was beauitful, fresh, delicous and service was GOOD! (;)..in france!). The hotel is also within walking distance from the town where you rent you ski equipments etc. Everything is within a short drive or some walk. We would defitnitely be back again to stay at Hermitage.

  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with family
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Kildare, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 January 2009

I stayed at this hotel with my extended family for Christmas 2008 (including New Years). There were 13 of us in our family group and we stayed a total of 10 nights at the Hotel. This hotel was just the perfect place for a wonderful Christmas in the French Alps. The hotel is spotlessly clean, it is a traditional style building but it is very tastefully fitted out and decorated. It was also very tastefully decorated for Christmas. The hotel has magnificent views of the Alps. All our rooms had beautiful views and large balconies. The owners and staff were very welcoming and friendly and couldn't do more to make us all feel welcome and at home. There were some lovely touches like complimentary hors d'oeuvres served if you had drinks in the evenings and also complimentary champagne served in the lobby on Christmas Day and New Years Day and there was a big log fire lighting in the bar and lounge area everyday also. We were very lucky in that it was the best Christmas snow in Chamonix for 15 years so we had excellent skiing conditions everyday, we skied everyday and we skied at all the mountains in the Chamonix valley over a period of 9 days and it was just excellent. The food at breakfast was excellent with a huge choice and everything was fresh and of a very high standard. The restaurant was not open for dinner in the evenings, but there are plenty of restaurants to suit all pockets in Chamonix and the hotel offered a very good menu in the bar and lounge areas so we availed of this on several evenings. There is a very handy ski-storage room in the basement. I would love to return to Chamonix and to this hotel and would highly recommend it.

  • Liked — Spotlessly clean, welcoming, cosy and a magnificent location
  • Disliked — Restaurant was not open for Dinner in the evenings
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 August 2008

We have just returned from a 10 night stay at the Hotel Hermitage Paccard and have to say this is one of the nicest hotels we have stayed in. It is a striking and attractive hotel both inside and out. Conveniently situated in a quiet area just 5 mins walk to the centre of Chamonix. We loved the peaceful atmosphere in the hotel garden where we enjoyed cake and coffee after a hard days walk. Our room on the top floor was a good size, tastefully furnished, clean and tidy with a lovely balcony and great view of Mont Blanc. Food was excellent - delicious buffet breakfast with plenty of choice. Dinner was superb! Staff were all very friendly and made us feel welcome.
Overall this is a wonderful hotel and we would definitely stay here again.

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  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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London
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Reviewed 27 March 2008

My friends and I booked this hotel last minute for our recent ski break to Chamonix and it was absolutely delightful. The hotel has breath-taking views of the mountains and slopes, and the rooms were cosy and comfortable with lovely traditional decor of beech wood and dark pine. I stayed in a deluxe twin room with lounge. The breakfast was delicious - a mix of hot and cold cutlets, croissants, cheeses and fresh bread. It was worth the 13 euros per morning. We also made full use of the sauna.

The hotel is only 5 minute walk from the main centre, a stone-throw away from the local ski shop to hire your equipment from and 10/15m from the popular slopes (depending on the piste you want to try out) Only thing I would recommend is if you're going to the hotel by taxi from Geneva, print out a map for the driver as when all the road signs are covered in a blanket of snow, it's quite difficult to find. But overall, I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

Stayed March 2008
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 10 February 2008

The hotel is located 5-10 mins from the train station and very close to the town centre. We have booked the double rooms for 4 people, located across the main hotel on first floor. The interior was nicely decorated with wooden furnitures and wooden floor boards. The bathroom was big with corner bath tub, excellent way to end the tiring day with a relaxing bath and plenty of candles to lit as well.

The only downside was that due to the floor boards, we can hear the footsteps of ppl staying upstairs. We can hear them walking back and froth all night, and we can also hear the ppl walking up the common staircase as well.

The other annoying experience was that we left packets of chips on the coffee table and was gone when we came back at the end of the day. I was hungry and was looking forward to my snack and realise they must have mistaken it for rubbish?! (but it was unopened !!) Anyhow, I didn't bother to question the staff but I would suggest things should be kept in the luggage.

  • Liked — king size bed and flat screen tv
  • Disliked — not sound proof !!
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled with friends
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Property: Chalet Hotel Hermitage Paccard
Address: 63 Chemin du Ce, 74400, Chamonix, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Chamonix
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Chamonix
#10 Luxury Hotel in Chamonix
#22 Family Hotel in Chamonix
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Chalet Hotel Hermitage Paccard 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in a magnificent landscaped garden at the foot of the cross-country ski trails, the HERMITAGE provides an ever-stunning view of the Brévent, the Aiguilles de Chamonix and Mont-Blanc. Just steps from the town centre, all the charms of a family guest establishment with that special Chamonix spirit, a blend of warm traditions and attractive modernity. Summer and winter alike, the joys of skiing, hiking and activities nearby with the sports complex located opposite the hotel. ... more   less 
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