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.
The hotel is situated 350m from the centre of town, which is a flat area on the floor of the Chamonix valley.
Hot and cold buffet
Packed lunch available daily
Excellent set three course evening meal. Vegetarian meals on request.
Board basis options available
This property caters for the following special dietary requirements
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.
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.
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 & Flégère - 9th June to 16th September 2018
Grands Montets - 23rd June to 9th September 2018
Aiguille du Midi - open year-round (weather dependent)
Les Houches - 9th June to 23rd September 2018
Montenvers Mer de Glace train - open year-round (weather dependent)
Glacier des Bossons - 17th June to 17th September 2018
Chamonix train station opposite.
For more information on travel and transport visit our Chamonix page
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 for summer 17 & 18. Applicable for Wednesday arrivals only, guests can now book the following:
A great introduction to some of the exciting activities Chamonix has to offer including white water rafting, guided biking and gentle hiking.
Rafting – Chamonix
Starts and finishes in Chamonix on the river l’Arve, which runs through the centre of Chamonix – 45 minutes long.
This is cross-country through forests and rivers, not going on chair lifts, part of a group and bike included.
Half day hike with a guide around the Chamonix valley. It will be a gentle walk, nothing too strenuous.
All ½ days
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.
Rafting in Italy
Dora Baltea ½ day – 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.
Parapenting - Brevent
You land in front of the Sapinière! Guests will fly in tandem with a qualified parapent pilot.
Lift pass to start point 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 alpes. Guests will be equipped with crampons, a harness and ice axes. The guide will lead them.
All 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
Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.
Local Fees and Taxes
Resort tax payable locally
Small lounge & lively bar (open to the public) with outside seating on terrace.
No specific facilities for children.