Chamonix has a great choice of five-star hotels offering plenty of grandiose glamour, palatial premises, and beautiful bars and restaurants. As you'd expect, most of them have their own spa facilities and quite a few have their own ski hire shops in-house too, so you don't have to travel far to pick up your gear when you arrive. This also means that there's somewhere to store it a the end of the day. From chic, elegant and modern designer establishments to the more traditional chalet-style hotels, Chamonix has plenty to offer at this end of the market.
Our 3 favourite luxury hotels in Chamonix
These are the Chamonix hotels that, in our opinion, stand out from the rest thanks to their top-range facilities and services:
1. Grand Hotel des Alpes
A luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Chamonix, the Grand Hotel des Alpes has been welcoming discerning guests since 1840. This stunning traditional establishment offers only 30 rooms overlooking either Mont Blanc or Brévent, a wellness centre and spa, an elegant, terraced lounge bar and a cosy library.
2. Hotel Mont Blanc
Extensively refurbished in 2013, Hotel Mont Blanc is a chic establishment with a contemporary-meets-traditional design. Its 40 rooms have been devised by Sybille de Margerie who's worked in world-renowned luxury hotels all around France. There's a swimming pool, a spa, a lounge bar and a restaurant here.
3. Hameau Albert 1er Hotel
Home to the only two-Michelin-starred restaurant in Chamonix, the Hameau Albert Premier offers an oasis of peace and tranquility just metres away from the town centre. With suites and rooms furnished in a traditional style, a spa offering an extensive programme of health, fitness, beauty and massage treatments and a second restaurant with a more relaxing feel, this is Alpine luxury at its best.