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Grand Hotel Des Alpes

75 Rue du Docteur Paccard, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
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Scout loves

  • Vintage luxury and class in the French Alps.
  • Great design, inside and out.
  • Superb personal service and attention to detail.
  • Very central location in the heart of Chamonix.
  • Minimal noise problems because of thick walls and windows. 

Scout tips

  • The library at reception lets guests borrow DVDs from a large selection of films, in several languages. There are also books to borrow at the library.
  • You can request for a balcony or extra beds, depending on the type of room.
  • Interconnecting rooms are available at request.
  • The hotel has it's own private garage, with extra charge
  • Hotel has flexible rates, you can pay for room only or bed & breakfast.
  • Finding the hotel can be difficult if it's your first time there, since it is on a car-free street. 


The Grand Hotel des Alpes is an exquisite, traditional style hotel located in the heart of Chamonix. It is one of the oldest hotels in the Chamonix area, built in 1940 and completely restored in 2004. This hotel has the feeling of a lovely, old-school country club or lodge. It is elegant, refined and comfortable, yet it has a down-to-earth atmosphere, and is very authentic. The service here is of exceptional quality. Between the traditional and sophisticated style, all the way through to the service, everything just works.

The Grand Hotel des Alpes is a fairly small hotel with only 30 rooms. All the rooms are beautifully appointed and have undergone a complete makeover in recent years. They now have fresh white wooden panelling and furnishings giving them an elegant look. Double rooms are on the small side (20 to 22 m2) with a mini bar, safe, wood paneling on the walls and marble bathrooms. Some Double rooms face the Brévent direction, while others have views of the Mont Blanc range and the river. Some of these rooms also feature balconies, or can fit an extra bed.

Scout absolutely loves the Old Tower suite on the 6th floor, which has medieval, chalet style, wood paneling on the ceiling. You would think you're in some magical, ancient chalet, in the middle of the French Alps. It has a Jacuzzi tub on the floor, and this wonderful skyline nook where you can lie back and watch the stars with Mont Blanc in the backdrop. What an absolutely, spellbinding treat for a romantic getaway! They also have an equally charming Honeymoon suite.

While there is no restaurant at The Grand Hotel des Alpes, they serve a very generous hot and cold breakfast for an additional supplement. The hotel also lays out a fantastic afternoon tea with lots of different cakes and treats. Then at 4pm they serve aperitifs in the lobby area. The lobby or lounge area has soft jazz music playing and is a wonderful place to kick back and relax. There's also a wellness area with steam room, sauna, an indoor pool and Jacuzzi, a relaxing terrace and massage room.

Who should stay here

The Grand Hotel des Alpes is a good choice for couples who want some Old World charm - the hotel and setting is very romantic. Because of the large rooms, option for extra beds, and central location, families will do well here, too. 

Available: This selection is currently available for this price. Once you submit an inquiry our agents will confirm your booking via email and send you an invoice for a deposit. You will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking.

On Request: Our agents need to confirm availability of this room. Once you submit a request we will endeavour to get back to you by the next business day to confirm availability (some properties may take longer). If prices are listed they are the exact prices for your dates, room selection and room occupancy. Where prices are not listed we will confirm the price when we confirm availability. In either instance, you are not committed to your selection until after we confirm availability and price. Once you agree to that confirmation, you will be sent an invoice and will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking. If your requested room is not available, we will present alternative options.

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