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Hotel Grand Hotel des Alpes Hotel 4 star
89, rue Docteur Paccard Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France -
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The Grand Hotel des Alpes has been one of the historic places in Chamonix since 1840. We were completely won over by its central location, warm welcome, grand lounges, newly renovated guest rooms and amenities. Both a distinguished and friendly hotel.

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      Grand Hotel des Alpes   -   © Raphael RICHARD / EASYVOYAGE

    • Hotel Grand Hotel des Alpes

      Grand Hotel des Alpes   -   © Raphael RICHARD / EASYVOYAGE

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    Location 9.42 /10

    Situated on the main pedestrian street in Chamonix, next to the Arve Hotel, the Grand Hotel is in a very central location. The SNCF train station is 450m away, and there is a wide choice of bars, shops and restaurants in the immediate vicinity.

    Accommodation 8.70 /10

    The 26 rooms at the Grand Hotel des Alpes are divided into 2 categories: Brévent and Mont Blanc. The difference between the two is of course the view from the window. In addition, all the Mont Blanc guest rooms have a bathtub and some also have a balcony. Some of the Brévent rooms only have a shower, and none of them have a balcony. Aside from these differences, the decor and amenities are identical...and utterly delightful. Like the lobby, the guest rooms, which were entirely renovated in 2012, have a very classic decor without being old-fashioned. The vaulted ceilings and the high-quality furniture on the thick carpet just ooze comfort. A television, DVD player, minibar and safe are all at guests' disposal, as well as free Wi-Fi.

    The Grand Hotel des Alpes also offers 3 suites, each one with different views (Mont Blanc or Brévent). Most importantly, the hotel has a special honeymoon suite on the 6th and last floor, nestled under the roof. This room with a mansard roof in the old tower is one of a kind and certainly doesn't lack charm!

    Overview 8.70 /10

    The Grand Hotel des Alpes only occupies the central part of the original 19th century building; the rest has been turned into private apartments. The establishment was closed for 10 years before being taken over and entirely renovated in 2004 by the Italian Breithorn Group. For all that, it's more magical than ever right from the moment you enter the lobby. The large lounges, with vaulted ceilings and parquet floors covered in rugs, and generously furnished and decorated in the golden era style, are the most welcoming.

    The hotel expands in height as opposed to width, covering 9 floors from the basement garage to the dining room and spa on the ground floor, then the lobby followed by 6 floors of guest rooms. The entire building is serviced by a lift.

    Food and drink 7.20 /10

    In 2005, faced with the wide choice of restaurants in its immediate surroundings, the Grand Hotel des Alpes decided to close its own restaurant. The hotel now only offers breakfast, which is served in the form of a generous and excellent buffet in a beautiful dining room decorated with imaginative pictures. What's more, it's served on fine chinaware!

    As an added extra, afternoon tea is also served here every day at 4:00pm, as well as an aperitif at the bar from 6:00pm. These convivial moments are very popular with holidaymakers.

    The Grand Hotel des Alpes provides full room service until 2:00am, thanks to its partnership with two neighbouring restaurants: l'Atmosphère and Casa Valerio. The menus consist of French and Italian à la carte cuisine.

    Spa 7.3 /10

    The well-being centre is open from 9:00am to 9:00pm and is free for guests staying at the hotel. A small sauna, hammam, Jacuzzi, indoor swimming pool and massage room all provide a pleasant setting for unwinding after a busy day.

    To know

    The hotel is very popular with Italians in summer.

    The establishment is closed outside of peak season, from mid-April to mid-June, then from mid-October to mid-December.


    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, sauna, hammam, spa, Turkish bath, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      mountain bike, sports

    • Animals allowed
    • Ski zone
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Solarium
    • Meeting room

    Traveller Reviews

    • Overall Score nc/10
    • Julien E. Julien E.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in janvier 2011 Posted on 2013-11-13 Seul - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Accueil grand standing. Cadre d'époque. Chambre luxurieuse. Je conseil la suite de l'ancienne tour au dernier étage avec une décoration digne d'une chambre de princesse, idéal pour une nuit de noces !!

      • Advantages

        Cadre exceptionnel. Le barman à toujours d'excellents cocktails et aussi fort sympathique. Service impeccable.

      • Disavantages

        Tarif digne de la réputation de Chamonix.

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      • Overall Score 9.00/10
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