Hotel Gustavia

  • France, Chamonix

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Located in the heart of Chamonix, this informal, friendly hotel is perfect for enjoying the bustling resort. The Gustavia is a fine choice for a good value holiday with a relaxed atmosphere and great, varied food.

The hotel's original façade and tower have been impressively restored in 2017.

The nearby transport links provide an opportunity to easily access and see the rest of the valley and the Montenvers rack and pinion railway. The adventure park and toboganning run are also close by, as are the resort's many shops, museums, restaurants, cinema and sports centre with outdoor pool.

The buffet breakfast and set 3 course evening meal are taken in either the dining room or the informal Chambre 9 (low season) which is an atmospheric lounge bar and restaurant both located on the ground floor of the property. 

The comfortable twin rooms have shower, hairdryer, telephone and TV. Rooms with balcony and Mont Blanc views and single rooms are both available at a supplement, as are new superior double rooms on the top floor. Some rooms can take an extra bed for a child up to 12 years.

  • No. of rooms: 49
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 1


  • Credit cards accepted
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort tax €1.50 per person, per night (under 18s Free of charge) payable locally


All rooms can be made up as twins or doubles (please your preference at time of booking) and have bath with shower head attachment or shower room, WC, hair dryer, cable / satellite TV with English speaking channels (news channels only), telephone and mountain views.  

  • Brévent twin room (A2): sleeps 2-3 people (17-22m²). Bath or shower. Additional single bed for children up to 12 yrs. Brévent views
  • Mont Blanc twin room (B2): sleeps 2-3 people (17-22m²). Shower. Additional single bed for children up to 12 years. Mont Blanc views and balcony
  • Superior twin room (C2): sleeps 2 people (17-22m²). Shower and Brévent or Mont Blanc views
  • Single room (F1): sleeps 1 (17m²). Shower and Mont Blanc views

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Extra bed rollaway possible
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection
  • Wireless internet
  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

The hotel is situated 350m from the centre of town, which is a flat area on the floor of the Chamonix valley.


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 tobogganing. 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. 

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 and provides a great value option for those wanting to explore numerous peaks using the in resort lift system.

Things to Do

Resort Card - Free to all guests

The free "Chamonix Valley Card" is provided by your hotel/apartment upon arrival and offers free bus and train travel in the Chamonix Valley and reductions on many other services.

Sample itinerary:

  • Day 1 | Bus to Argentiere and brisk walk back on the Petit Balcon Sud via Chalet la Floria for tea.
  • Day 2 | Train to leBuet or Vallorcine for walk to Refuge du Bérard or the Aiguille Rouge Nature Reserve.
  • Day 3 | Train towards Servoz, admiring the Bossons and Taconnaz glaciers. Visit the spectacular Gorges de la Diosaz (entrance €6.50, payable locally).
  • Day 4 | From Chamonix, bus to les Houches then the cable-car (pay locally) to the Col de Voza and the train to Eagle's Nest.


Other things to do in and around Chamonix

  • Excellent walking and climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Glacier walks
  • E-Bikes (book locally)
  • Mountain biking
  • Hydrospeed
  • Canyoning
  • Rock climbing
  • Mountaineering - Via ferrata
  • Merlet wildlife park
  • Adventure park
  • Sports centre
  • Golf course
  • Wide range of shops
  • Superb choice of restaurants
  • Cinema
  • Summer tobogganing
  • White-water rafting
  • Bowling
  • Crazy golf
  • Alpine Museum
  • Casino
  • Numerous festivals including Cosmo Jazz Festival and Fête des Guides with a sound and music show
  • Climbing World Cup and fireworks, Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc

  • Lively atmospheric bar (open late)
  • WiFi (Free)
  • Elegant restaurant
  • Lounge area
  • Central location
  • Outside seating on terrace
  • Lift
  • Situated opposite the train station
  • Bus stop (200 m)
  • Car parking (pre book and pay locally)
Family Facilities
  • Baby cots are available (on request) for children under 2 years (Free)
  • Earlier meal times are available for children (on request)
  • Evening meals taken in either the dining room or the informal Chambre 9
  • Special dietary requirements are available on request 
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:
    • Informal
  • Breakfast service:
    • Continental buffet breakfast with additional hot options
  • Dinner service:
    • Excellent set three course evening meals

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.8698
  • Latitude: 45.9253
  • Location Description:

    Central location in resort

    300m to the bus stop

    600m to the lifts


  • Nearest Station:

    Chamonix train station opposite

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per person from £449
Hotel Gustavia
Chamonix, Half Board
25/05/2022 - 3 nights
2 adults
From Manchester Int.
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