Hotel Heliopic

  • France, Chamonix

  • 4

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Hotel Heliopic is a stylish hotel right at the base of the Aiguille de Midi cable car. With a great location in the centre of Chamonix and amenities for all to enjoy, this is the perfect base for a walking holiday.

If you're looking for some R&R, the hotel has a fantastic spa which covers over 500m² and is open all day for residents only. A treat for walkers after a long hike or just to pamper, the cutting edge concept offers hot areas (sauna, steam room, whirlpool) linked by a warm ‘tiedipaerium’ to the cold area which includes an ice grotto and plunge pool.

Added value

Free bottle of wine in room on arrival (1/2 bottle for single guests) for summer 2024 stays

Inghams Guided Walks included (subject to availability)

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team

Free Chamonix Guest Card with discounted attractions, up to 50% discounts on Chamonix Mobility bus tickets and free travel on the Mont Blanc Express (exclusions apply).

Chamonix

Chamonix is a holiday destination on every mountain-lover’s bucket list, a working town (rather than sleepy resort village) that’s as busy in summer as it is in winter. Because of the mega mountains that surround it (Chamonix sits at the foot of the Mont Blanc massif, to name just one) and the extreme athletes that come here to play, it’s known as the adventure capital of Europe. But for the rest of us, those towering mountain peaks and the lush valleys make the most breath-taking backdrop for hiking, biking or simply relaxing.

Panoramic Mont Blanc views

Take the Aiguille du Midi cable car that whisks you up the Mont Blanc massif to the top of Europe. It’s worth it for the views alone, with panoramic views of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Visit the museum, watch mountaineers set out for the summit, or Step Into The Void - a nerve-testing glass box jutting out over a 1,000 metre precipice.

In fact, the Chamonix valley has one of the best summer lift systems in the Alps, with cable cars, gondolas, funiculars and chairlifts to give you a boost on your hike or bike, or easy access to new areas for sightseeing (payable locally and open during selected dates, see 'walking' tab below for further information on summer lifts).

Walking holidays in Chamonix

A summer hiking destination since the mid 1700s, Chamonix has a huge complex of trails, whatever your pace. The Lac Blanc is a popular walking trail, it's well-marked and offers stellar views. If you’re up for more of a challenge, the Grand Balcon Sud day hike will lead you through forests, meadows and high alpine terrain. Look out for traditional mountain refuges along the routes for refreshments.

Explore the Mer de Glace (the Sea of Ice)

The largest glacier in France - 7km long and 200m deep - it was the Mer de Glace that put Chamonix on the map as a holiday destination back in the 1800s. Although fast receding, during certain summer months you can visit the caves inside this living glacier, with its ice sculptures and crystals, as well as the Glacorium exhibition museum nearby that’s dedicated to glaciology.

Family holidays in Chamonix

Adventure parks, zip lines and outdoor activities the Chamonix valley has no shortage of kids’ activities. Families after a holiday in nature will love Chamonix, the walking routes are beautiful and range from valley level walking to more challenging hikes, for kids up to the task. The adventure and leisure parks are great fun for all, as is the Montenver train. See our 'things to do' tab for more information on family activities.

Adventure-sport central

There’s probably no more active or adventurous place in the world with many different activities on offer as well as events throughout the summer. On top of Chamonix’s extensive walking trails, try your hand at e-biking, mountain biking, golf, via ferrata, and a whole host of watersports (rafting, hydrospeed). Or perhaps find a sunny deck to watch all the action from…

Why book a summer holiday in Chamonix with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of France's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Chamonix. Join a professional walking guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Chamonix include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 102
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 4

Rooms

Classic rooms are around 22m² and sleep two people. All rooms have double or twin beds (please specify your preference when booking). 

Superior rooms are around 25m² and sleep up to three people. (extra bed is a single bed suitable for children up to 12 years)

Interconnecting rooms for Classic and Superior room types are available on request, please call to book.

Rooms are also available for sole occupancy on request and at a supplement, please call to book.

All rooms have:

  • Bath with shower head
  • Balcony
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Bath robes & slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • TV
  • Safe

General Information

  • Check in time: 5pm

Local fees and taxes

A resort tax of €2.50 per person, per day is payable locally (under 18s free of charge).

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

This hotel has good accessibility both inside and outside the property however the rooms are not adapted for persons of reduced mobility.

Longitude: 6.8698924
Latitude: 45.9178128

  • Airport transfer time: approx. 1 hour 15 minutes from Geneva airport
  • In the centre of resort
  • Bus stop just outside the hotel

 

Facilities
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (Open from 10am-9pm) (children are permitted between 10am-2pm with adult supervision)
  • Free pool towel service
  • Lovely bar and lounge area
  • Spa and wellness facilities including sauna, whirlpool, solarium, steam room and ice grotto
  • Tea and coffee available (self-service)
  • Relaxation area
  • Massage and beauty treatments available (bookable and payable locally)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Car parking (bookable and payable locally)
Family Facilities
  • Playroom (the children's playroom is unsupervised)
  • Earlier meal times for children are available from 7pm (on request)
  • Cots available on request
Meals

On half board there's a hot and cold buffet breakfast (6.30 - 10am) and a three-course evening meal which can be chosen from the à la carte menu. There will also be a choice of specials. Dinner is served between 7 - 10pm, earlier meal times for children are available from 7pm (on request)

There is also self-service tea and coffee available throughout the day.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

Special dietary requirements are available on request, please let us know about any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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£2278
per person from £1139
Includes £50pp discount
21/09/2024 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
Half Board
Hotel Heliopic
Chamonix
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