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Hotel La Folie Douce

  • France, Chamonix

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The Savoy Palace has been transformed into the Hotel La Folie Douce, bringing its eclectic mix of hospitality and entertainment to Chamonix. The location beats many in Chamonix, sitting on the edge of the Savoy meadow, with fabulous views.

Take advantage of the large spa with sauna and steam room, plus the outdoor pool with fabulous views of Mont Blanc.

Added value

Free daily packed lunches 

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 250
  • No. of buildings: 0
  • No. of floors: 0
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 3

Rooms in the Folie Douce Hotel are split between 3* Access rooms and 4* Premium rooms.

3* Access rooms are more simply furnished (18m2).

  • Twin/Double bedroom (A2) sleeps 1-2 people and can take a cot.
  • Quad rooms (B4) are the same size and have a sofa bed and triple bunks.

4* Premium rooms are spacious and stylishly decorated. These rooms have additional luxuries including a telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge and hairdryer. 

  • Double/Twin rooms (18m2 - C2) are available and sleep 1-2 people
  • Larger Superior rooms (26m2 - D3) can sleep 2-3 people and include a pull out sofa bed
  • Family rooms (28m2 - E4) have twin/double bedroom with bunks in the entrance (suitable for children up to 17yrs)

All bedrooms have mountain views.

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Family rooms (sleeps 4+)
  • Room safe
  • Telephone

Accessibility

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

Meals

  • Dress code for restaurants:
    • Casual
  • Breakfast service:
    • Hot and cold breakfast buffet
  • Lunch service:
    • Lunch box provided (Ham or cheese sandwich, fruit and chocolate or cake)
  • Dinner service:
    • 3 courses with choice of each course
    • Option to upgrade to La Fruitiere restaurant

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°52'05.8"E
  • Latitude: 45°55'31.3"N

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

  • The location beats many in Chamonix, sitting on the edge of the Savoy meadow, with fabulous views.
  • The Brevent lift is only a 10 minute walk away.
  • 2 Bars
  • Musical entertainment in the garden and terrace (10am until 8pm)
  • Dinner dance & Live music (once per week) until 10pm
  • Lounge area
  • Spa with outdoor heated pool, sauna and steam room 
  • Fitness room
  • Parking (€10 per day)

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort Tax

Family Facilities

  • Kids Palace

Outdoor & Indoor activities from 9am to 5pm (Lunch included) for 4-12 year olds.

Available from 1 July to 30 August.

*Activities include trampolining, climbing wall and a ropes course (please note these activities are unsupervised)

Supplement of €40 per day (Book & pay locally).

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