Stylish and comfortable hotel situated in the picturesque village of Les Tines with good access to local slopes
- Half Board
- Located between the main skiing areas of Chamonix
- Contemporary styled decor
- Stunning views of Mont Blanc
- Family friendly
The Hotel Excelsior is a traditional, yet stylish hotel with great facilities. Now a 4* hotel, it boasts a fantastic spa with sauna, steam room, beauty treatments and massages and jacuzzi. The stylishly decorated twin or double bedrooms have bath, satellite TV with English channels, tea & coffee making facilities, hairdryer and minibar. Superior rooms with a balcony and family rooms sleeping up to four are also available.
LocationIt is located in the picturesque hamlet of Les Tines, close to Chamonix and half way between the fantastic ski areas of Les Grands Montets and Flégère. There are excellent train and bus links to Chamonix (4km) and Argentiere (2 km) from Les Tines.
The stylishly decorated twin or double bedrooms have bath, satellite TV with English channels, tea & coffee making facilities, hairdryer and minibar. Superior rooms with a balcony and family rooms sleeping up to four are also available.
- Availability of a cot
- Minibar or fridge
- Tea or coffee making facilities
- Spa with whirlpool
- Steam room
- Garage (pay locally)
- Lounge area
- Steam room
- Car parking - indoor
- Cots & Linen
- Early meals available in restaurant
- Baby sitting - day
- Hot and cold buffet breakfast
- 3 course evening meal with a choice for each course
- Christmas and New year gala dinners included
- Credit of €23 towards the à la carte menu if preferred (advise the hotel the day before)
Chamonix is one of the French Alps' flagship resorts, one of its busiest hubs and has some of the best, most challenging skiing too. An expert's paradise, with extensive lift-served off-piste runs including the iconic Vallée Blanche, and some serious high altitude runs at Grands Montets and Brévent. At busy times, you can barely move around central Chamonix for all of the huge off-piste skis, serious looking backpacks and rugged mountain guides.
Chamonix can work for beginners and intermediates too though, you just need to know where to look. Le Tour and Les Houches both offer gentle terrain and tree-lined pistes where you can shelter if the weather closes in. However, you've got to understand Chamonix as it won't suit everyone. It's split into 5 distinct and very seperate ski areas and you will need to use the Chamonix Valley transport system to do the whole thing justice. Le Tour and Les Houches for example are at opposite ends of the valley, nearly 20km apart. The bus and train services are excellent, but having to travel between ski areas isn't every beginner's cup of tea.
The more adventurous will also find that Courmayeur in Italy and even Verbier in Switzerland are accessible for a day trip from Chamonix.
Chamonix is one of the finest ski resorts in the French Alps and offers something for everyone. You must be prepared to put in the effort to get the most out of Chamonix, but if you are then you will find a wealth of Alpine experiences that will have you coming back for years to come.
Chamonix ski resort
Chamonix is a large, bustling town in its own right. Totally different to the purpose built resorts on offer elsewhere in the region. It has a large year-round population and the resort amenities are like no other. The large pedestrianised centre offers a huge choice of shops, bar restaurants and nightclubs. There's even a casino and the range of off-slope activities can seem endless. If you have non-skiers in your group then Chamonix should be at the top of your list as it can keep everyone entertained.
To top it off, Chamonix is located only 1 hour from Geneva, making it one of the shortest transfers. Uniquely, Chamonix manages to combine this lightening fast transfer with true high-altitude and glacier skiing. Other resorts with similar transfer times (Morzine, for example) can't offer the same high altitude skiing.
Choice of Restaurants
Good For Non-Skiers
Good For Snowboarding
Large Ski Area
Lively Night Life
Lively and Young
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