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Hotel Excelsior

  • France, Chamonix

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The Hotel Excelsior is a lovely property providing a traditional, yet stylish hotel with great facilities. It boasts a fantastic spa with sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, beauty treatments and massages (available to book locally). It is located in the picturesque hamlet of Les Tines and the train and bus links to Chamonix (4km) and Argentiere (2 km) are excellent (and free with use of the Chamonix Valley Card!). 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.

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 79
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 4
  • The stylishly decorated twin or double bedrooms have bath, satellite TV with English channels, tea & coffee making facilities, hairdryer and minibar.
  • Superior rooms have a balcony and family rooms sleeping two adults and 2 children or 1 adult on a sofa bed are also available.

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar or fridge

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Meals

  • Buffet breakfast
  • Set three course evening meal with choice
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Breakfast service:

    Hot and cold buffet breakfast.

  • Dinner service:

    Set 3 course evening meal with option to change one day before.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarians

Chamonix

The dazzling snow cap of Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s highest mountain, is a magnificent backdrop to the colourful resort of Chamonix and its smaller, but very attractive neighbour, Les Houches. From relaxing strolls to challenging hikes, this ideal walking country offers something for everyone.

The huge choice of outdoor activities (see our excursions tab) includes rafting, parapenting, mountain biking, climbing, horse riding and summer toboganning. In Chamonix, there is also a superb adventure park, a sports centre and a wonderful 18 hole golf course in Le Praz and mini-golf. Why not try our fantastic new Peaks of Perfection Activity Week in Chamonix, a perfect holiday if you love an active break, leave the organising to us!

Offering a wide range of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, Chamonix also has a cinema, casino and nightclubs. Take a trip up the spectacular Aiguille du Midi, one of Europe’s highest cable-cars, or a ride on the famous rack railway to 6,200ft to admire the stunning Mer de Glace glacier. For those looking to beat the crowds, spend an unforgettable night in the Refuge du Montenvers, sitting on the top of the Mer de Glace.

The Chamonix Valley Card is provided by your hotel upon arrival and offers FREE bus and train travel in the Chamonix Valley and reductions on many other services. The Mont Blanc Multipass is also available locally through our in resort Rep and provides a great value option for those wanting to explore numerous peaks using the in resort lift system - see our Inghams Plus tab.

Things to do in resort

  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Golf
  • Horse-riding
  • Paragliding
  • Walking

From relaxing strolls to challenging hikes, holidays in Chamonix offer something for everyone. The huge choice of outdoor activities includes rafting, parapenting, mountain biking, climbing and summer tobogganing. There is also a superb adventure park, a sports centre and a wonderful 18 hole golf course and mini-golf; be as relaxed or active as you like. Ride one of Europe's highest cable cars to the spectacular Aiguille du Midi overlooking Mont Blanc, the famous rack railway to 6,200ft to admire the stunning Mer de Glace glacier, or take a trip to Les Houches, Chamonix's quieter village neighbour, 6km down the valley.

 

The lifts are open on the following dates:

Brévent - 8th June to 15th September 2019

Grands Montets - dates to be confirmed

Aiguille du Midi - open year-round (weather dependent) 

Montenvers Mer de Glace train - open year-round (weather dependent)

Les Houches - 8th June to 22nd September 2019

Le Tour - 8th June to 22nd September 2019

Glacier des Bossons - 16th June to 15th September 2019

NB. The Flégère lift is not open in summer 2019 due to ft replacement, but the same walking area can be accessed via the Brévent lift.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.901168
  • Latitude: 45.953499
  • Nearest Bus Stop: 50
  • Nearest Station:

    Les Tines

  • Distance to Station: 400

For more information on travel and transport visit our Chamonix page

Excursions

Pre-bookable Excursions

Annecy £49, full day, Friday (Summer 19, £50)

The Venice of the Alps. Take a boat trip on beautiful Lake Annecy (pay locally €15), then browse through the colourful market, relax on a café terrace and visit the fascinating château.

Three Countries Tour £62, full day, Monday (Summer 19, £64)

Begin with a scenic drive up-valley to the Col de Forclaz for a superb view of the Rhone valley, then through Swiss vineyards, before arriving at the Grand St. Bernard Pass on the Swiss-Italian border. Time for a stroll around the lake, then to Aosta - 'Rome of the Alps'. An unforgettable day of varied landscapes, cultures and architecture!

We have new and exciting pre-bookable activity packages now available in Chamonix. Applicable for Wednesday arrivals only, guests can now book the following:

Mountain Magic - £121 (Summer 19, £124)

A great introduction to some of the exciting activities Chamonix has to offer including white water rafting, guided biking and gentle hiking.

  • River Rafting which starts and finishes in Chamonix on the river l’Arve, which runs through the centre of Chamonix – 45 minutes long.
  • Guided biking, a is cross-country through forests and rivers, not going on chair lifts, part of a group and bike included.
  • Guided Hike which is a half day hike with a guide around the Chamonix valley. It will be a gentle walk, not too strenuous.

All ½ days

Ice, Air & Rapids - £260 (Summer 19, £267)

For the adrenaline seekers, experience big thrills white water rafting in Italy, land in front of the Chalet Hotel Sapinière as part of a tandem paraglide and take on the Mer de Glace glacier with a guide and all equipment included.

  • White Water Rafting in Italy at Dora Baltea. Guests are collected and taken to the start point, follow a 30km stretch of the Dora river. Active adrenaline adventure and intense thrills on big waves - You MUST be able to swim well. Half day adventure.
  • Parapenting from the Brevent. Take off from the top of the Brevent and enjoy fantastic views. You land in front of the Sapinière! Guests will fly in tandem with a qualified parapent pilot. Please note that a lift pass to start point is not included.
  • Full day glacier hike on the Mer de Glace (great day out for a taster of a glacier/ice walking). The Mer de Glace is one of the most well know glaciers in the Alps. Guests will be equipped with crampons, a harness and ice axes. The guide will lead you.

Mountain Magic & Ice,Air & Rapids are bookable for ages 12 and over. Date and times of each activity will be advised on arrival as the itinerary will be dictated by weather and groupings.

All excursions above will also be available to book locally, depending on availability. All excursions are subject to minimum numbers.

Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

Facilities

  • Location: Located in the picturesque hamlet of Les Tines.
  • Heated oudoor pool and beautiful sun terrace
  • Spa with sauna, steam room and jacuzzi, spa treatments (pay locally)
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Heated pool (outdoor)
  • Whirlpool (indoor)
  • Lounge area
  • WiFi
  • Steam room
  • Bar
  • Sauna

Local Fees and Taxes

Resort tax payable locally


Family Facilities

  • Children's playroom
  • Baby sitting available from the hotel, on request (pay locally)
  • Cots & linen
  • Early meals available
  • Babysitting (day)
  • Play room

Inghams Plus

 

  • Free use of the spa
  • Free daily packed lunch including sandwich, fruit and a cake

Prices include flights, transfers, the relevant nights' accommodation and meals as indicated. Prices shown online are after deducting any applicable Early Booking Offer.

  • EARLY BOOKING OFFER for Summer 19: Save up to £400 per couple (whilst stocks last)
  • Free tea and coffee all day from the lobby
  • Free packed lunch with roll, cake and fruit
  • Exclusive to Inghams

Prices include flights, transfers, the relevant nights' accommodation and meals as indicated. Prices shown online are after deducting any applicable Early Booking Offer

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Hotel Excelsior
Chamonix, Half Board
18/09/2019 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Luton
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