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Refuge du Montenvers, Chamonix

Historic refuge at the Mer de Glace, recently converted into a unique mountain hotel

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"Excellent" 494 Verified Reviews TrustYou logo
Vibe 98 / 100 Awesome vibe.
Location 98 / 100 Terrific location.
Service 97 / 100 World class service.
Breakfast 95 / 100 Excellent breakfast.
Food 92 / 100 Food is to die for.
Amenities 90 / 100 Excellent amenities.
Room 87 / 100 Rooms are great.
Cleanliness 78 / 100 Good cleanliness.
Value 27 / 100 Terrible value.

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"Great view"
"Great menu"
"Beautiful architecture"
"Stylish hotel"
"Excellent" 494 Verified Reviews TrustYou logo
Location 98 / 100 Terrific location.
Vibe 97 / 100 Awesome vibe.
Service 96 / 100 World class service.
Breakfast 94 / 100 Excellent breakfast.
Food 92 / 100 Food is to die for.
Amenities 90 / 100 Excellent amenities.
Room 80 / 100 Rooms are great.
Value 28 / 100 Terrible value.

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"Value for money could be better"
"Tasty breakfast"
"Professional service"
"Friendly service"
"Excellent" 494 Verified Reviews TrustYou logo
Vibe 98 / 100 Awesome vibe.
Service 97 / 100 World class service.
Location 97 / 100 Terrific location.
Food 92 / 100 Food is to die for.
Amenities 87 / 100 Amenities are good.
Room 84 / 100 Rooms are great.

Good to know

"Beautiful architecture"
"Stylish hotel"
"Awesome vibe"
"Great view"

Overlooking the Mer de Glace and the magnificent peak of the Dru, this refuge is full of history and many mountaineering tales, although its location makes it a little different to your average Chamonix hotel.

Accessed by the Montenvers train or by the walking trails to the Mer de Glace, once the last train leaves the station to return to Chamonix at the end of the day you are alone in this great place to enjoy the peace and serenity.

Originally built in 1880 its history is full of mountaineers making first ascents, travellers from afar who came to see this mythical place and writers and adventurers who came to experience something out of the ordinary.

The refuge exudes old-fashioned charm in its 20 rooms, suites and dormitories. A journey into the past, a tribute to the architectural and historical heritage of Montenvers, which has been witness to the greatest mountain climbers, adventurers, famous artists and writers. If the walls could speak, they would share many secrets about the history of this great building. Each side of the refuge offers breathtaking views of the Mer de Glace glacier, the Drus and Grandes Jorasses peaks.

The refuge is also a very popular location for events, parties and weddings and they do accept large group bookings for accommodation and food. In addition to this, there are many events on at this historical location throughout the year and specifically in the summer months. Keep an eye on our calendar of the latest events

Worth knowing

Summer and winter alike, enjoy the natural setting offered by the Refuge du Montenvers to celebrate your family events or dazzle your teams and employees. A wedding overlooking Mer de Glace, birthdays, baptisms or family reunions, offer to those nearest and dearest to you the magic of the Montenvers setting... Starting July 2017

The Restaurant

The restaurant at the refuge offers diners lovely views of the mountains and can be enjoyed at lunch by people visiting the Mer de Glace or in the evenings for those staying at the refuge. 

Facilities

  • Outdoors
  • Terrace
  • Meeting Spaces
  • Restaurant
  • Views
  • Mountain views

Services

  • Catering
  • Half-board

Contact

  • Address
  • Mer de Glace
  • 74400