For €350, we were given a room behind the lounge, which meant access to it was only gained by winding past whichever groups happened to be having drinks outside.
The room was located on street level at the front, so aside from a lack of privacy looking out, on a Saturday night, even with windows closed, sleep was impossible. Every cough, drunken conversation and raucous laughter sounded as if it was right next to us and continued through the night. At around midnight, some washing machine started a spin cycle somewhere, an additional noise which we endured along with the rest. At 7 am, trash cans were being dragged along the cobbled streets and doors were opening and closing outside our room.
My husband, who normally has no problems falling asleep, was kept awake throughout. He had envisioned a quiet rest for himself this trip while I went for ski lessons, and we had planned to sleep in the next morning. We ended up checking out early because we were exhausted and wanted to go home to recover from our stay here.
My husband had asked to switch rooms when he first saw it, but was told they had only one room at this price - any change meant another €110.
It's a bit disingenuous to advertise a room like this without warning potential guests of the problems - and to leave out the fact that it's the only one in its category.
Apart from the poor soundproofing, the decor - tartan fabric walls and wood - just felt dark and gloomy.
When we mentioned the noise on checkout, our parking fee was waived - a small gesture and nice on their part, but we felt the room shouldn't even have been sold in the first place, let alone at that price.
It was just terrible value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 4-star hotel in the center of Megève, the iconic Hotel Mont-Blanc offers a unique experience, in a "new wave" atmosphere that prevailed in the days when there Jean Cocteau, poet and avant-garde artist , frequented this place ... You will discover a unique design and haute couture, and reach the heights of hospitality and exclusivity. Located close to the ski lifts from the village center, you quickly reach a wide range of activities, sports and culture, and can enjoy at any time the entertainment provided by the luxury boutiques, the life of the town square, the magnificent church and the coming and going of horse drawn carriages that pass through the central streets. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Mont Blanc
- Mont Blanc Hotel Megève