Hotel Pointe Isabelle

  • France, Chamonix

  • 3.5

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The Pointe Isabelle makes a great base for those wanting to get out walking and exploring Chamonix, its centrally located and offers a rich history.

A hotel with a history of walking

It’s hard not to fall in love with the Pointe Isabelle after hearing its story. It’s named after Isabella Straton, a British lady who broke boundaries exploring the Alps in the Victorian era. She pioneered women's mountain climbing and would take on challenging journeys to undiscovered parts of the Mont Blanc massif with her husband who was a mountain guide. In her honour her grandchildren opened this hotel and it’s name still survives today. Whilst the hotel has modern features, there are references to Isabella and her famous past all around the hotel, from historic pictures even down to the wallpaper and carpets.

The perfect base in Chamonix’s centre

We love the comfort of the Pointe Isabelle hotel, its fantastic position in the centre of Chamonix means you have everything on your doorstep. Rooms are tastefully decorated and all offer balconies so you can watch the mountains and the world go by or head to the hotel bar and terrace to be right in the action.

Added value

Room upgrade offer available for summer 2024 stays (upgrade from Standard twin to Summit Double room or Superior Summit room, date exclusions apply, subject to availability)

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: 72
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 3

Rooms

Standard twin rooms sleep two people in twin beds or a double bed (please specify preference when booking). These rooms are approx. 20m² and a have balcony. Also available for sole occupancy (at a supplement and on request, please call to book).

Superior triple Mont Blanc rooms sleep 2-3 people. They can either have one double bed and one single bed or three single beds (please specify preference when booking). They are approx. 28m² with a balcony and Mont Blanc views. 

Superior Summit rooms sleep two people in twin beds or a double bed (please specify preference when booking). These rooms are approx. 20m² and have a balcony with Mont Blanc views as well as air-conditioning.

Summit double rooms sleep two people in a double bed and are approx. 17m², they offer a balcony and air-conditioning.

Interconnecting standard twin rooms are available on request.

All rooms have:

  • Shower
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • TV

General Information

  • Check in time: 5pm
  • Check out time: 10am

Local fees and taxes

There is a resort tax of approx. €1.60 per person, per day payable locally (under 18s free of charge)

Accessibility

Adapted rooms are available on request, please call to book.

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes
  • Airport transfer time: approx. 1hour 15 minutes from Geneva airport.
  • Central location
  • 100 metres to the train station
  • 500 metres to the Aiguille du Midi cable car
  • 150 metres to the bus stop

 

Facilities
  • Sauna (open during selected hours)
  • Bistro/Bar open for lunch, snacks and drinks
  • Fitness room
  • Sunny terrace attached to the bar and restaurant
  • Car parking (approx. €20 per night, pre-book and payable locally)
  • Free Wi-Fi
Family Facilities
  • Baby cots are available (on request) for children under 1 years
Meals

For breakfast tuck into a tasty continental buffet breakfast.

Dinner is served in the hotel restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious three-course set meal. You also get one glass of wine, beer or soda included nightly with dinner.

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 advise of any at the time of booking.

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£1638
per person from £819
Includes £120pp discount
25/09/2024 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Luton
Half Board
Hotel Pointe Isabelle
Chamonix
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