This accommodation catered to every childhood fantasy whilst assuring every luxury required as an adult was answered.
We stayed for three nights in our chalet Les Clarines and on arrival, I admit even knowing the chalet was small from time of booking it was still an initial surprise, however it was not a problem, it added to the feeling of being in a real life gingerbread house.
The chalet was heated to a perfect temperature and the loft bedroom was comfortable and cosy. We had an outdoor spa with a view of Mont Blanc plus a separate steam room and spa for all chalet guests, open all day for general use plus an allocated private time for each individual chalet which during our stay was not required as we didn't see anyone in there.
We had dinner one night during the stay where you viewed the chefs creating their dishes, whilst guests sat in a beautiful snow chalet ambience. The seating was communal, not what we are used to, however it still felt private and thoroughly enjoyable. There was an initial misunderstanding, we are still not sure why we reserved for 730pm yet had to ask to be taken to our table at 900pm, again perhaps our misunderstanding of how the process works. The food was beautifully prepared and an absolute delight, we enjoyed it immensely.
The staff were attentive and ever so polite, it felt like everyone involved in Chalet Phillipe offered their heart and soul to their roles there. The little luxuries made this accommodation extra special, the endless supply of beautifully soft towels, the Hermes products, Nespresso machine in the chalet and a room that was serviced to an immaculate level.
The location in Le Lavancher was easily accessible to central Chamonix and wonderful to be located in such a beautiful village. Being located right on the walk tracks was an extra bonus for us, what a beautiful part of the world and a stay we will never forget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The totally unique south-facing position of "The balcon du Lavancher" ensures its day-long year-round sunshine, and from this exceptional location at a place called the "Alpage des Esserts", Philippe's 9 chalets look down on the beautiful Chamonix valley. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Les Chalets De Philippe Hotel Chamonix