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Hotel Excelsior

  • France, Chamonix

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The Hotel Excelsior is a traditional, yet stylish hotel with great facilities. Now a 4* hotel, it boasts a fantastic spa with sauna, steam room, beauty treatments and massages and jacuzzi.

It is located in the picturesque hamlet of Les Tines, close to Chamonix and half way between the fantastic ski areas of Les Grands Montets and Flégère. There are excellent train and bus links to Chamonix (4km) and Argentiere (2 km) from Les Tines.

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 79
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 4

All rooms have twin or double beds (please specify preference when booking), bath with shower head attachment or shower room, cable / satellite flat screen TV with English speaking channels, toiletries, towels, bed linen, telephone, desk, WiFi, tea & coffee making facilities, hairdryer and mini bar.

  • Double Rooms sleep 2 people.
  • Superior Double Rooms sleep 2 people with a balcony
  • Family Rooms sleep 4 people.

Beds are made on arrival and daily house keeping is included.

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Tea or coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Wireless internet

Accessibility

  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Higher level toilet 
  • Toilet with rails
  • Wheelchair accessible 
  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Meals

  • Continental buffet breakfast with additional hot options
  • 3 Course evening meal with choice of menu
  • Christmas and New year gala dinners included
  • Credit of €23 towards the à la carte menu if preferred (advise the hotel the day before)
  • Special dietary requirements (gluten free, vegetarian etc.) are available (on request)
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:
    • On site 
  • Dress code for restaurants:
    • Informal 
  • Breakfast service:
    • Continental buffet breakfast with additional hot options
  • Lunch service:
    • Not included 
  • Dinner service:
    • 3 Course evening meal with choice of menu
    • Credit of €23 towards the à la carte menu if preferred (advise the hotel the day before)

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarians

Chamonix

With 90% of the terrain above 2000m, Chamonix has for many years attracted skiers looking for good snow and who also want to ski the famous Vallée Blanche - or tackle the rest of the extensive off-piste skiing. There is an efficient ski bus which links the five main ski areas with our accommodation in Chamonix and the nearby village of Les Houches. Set against truly spectacular scenery at the foot of the majestic Mont Blanc, the resort's setting is both unique and breathtaking. Chamonix offers an excellent range of sporting and leisure facilities with an unrivaled nightlife whilst Les Houches is quieter but full of Alpine charm. The choice of skiing is amazing, from cruisy blues and fun reds at Le Brevent, Flegere and Le Tour to more challenging runs at Les Grands Montets. Beginners start off in Chamonix or the nearby pretty village of Les Houches.  

Note for winter 2019/20

During the summer of 2018, there was some damage caused to the mid station of the Grands Montets and Lognan gondolas. They will still not be open for winter 19/20. There will still be access to the Grands Montets area via the Plan Jordan gondola to the main bowl and the only area that may be unaccessible is the Bouchard and Herse chairlift. The Grands Montets has huge off piste and our ski school have said that it is business as usual with instructors guiding on different parts of the mountain.  

The local lift pass does not cover the top lifts of the Grands Montets and this pass is most suitable for beginners. The other ski areas will be fully open

  • Brevent & Flegere: 16 pistes
  • Le Tour: 19 pistes
  • Les Houches: 27 pistes

And Grands Montets will have 12 out of 15 pistes. 

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Mountain Facts
  • Ski area 500 km
  • Runs
    64
    69
    24
  • Longest run 22 Km
  • Snowparks
  • Lifts Drag lifts 19, Chairlifts 16, Cablecars 5
  • Slope direction N,E,S,W
  • Ski/resort bus True

Things to do in resort

  • New fantastic 4,000m2 spa called the QC Therme (€52 per person per day)
  • Parapenting
  • Ice climbing
  • Open-air market
  • Ice rink
  • Cinema (reduced rates with a Mont Blanc Unlimited pass)
  • Bowling
  • Cleared walks
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides
  • Sledging
  • Large sports centre – indoor tennis/squash
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Husky rides
  • Speed riding
  • Ice climbing
  • Snow shoeing


For more information on travel and transport visit our Chamonix page

Extras

WINTER 2019/20 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SKI INCLUSIVE
Ski Inclusive – Save up to £58 per person

Book our Ski Inclusive bundle and save £s on your lift pass, skis / board and boots. See our Ski Inclusive page for details. 

Special Offers:

  • Buy One Get One Half Price on 6 day adult Mont Blanc lift passes, departure dates to be confirmed (ends by 30 Nov).
Lift Passes Days Adult
15-64
Child*
5-14
Senior
69-79
Family
2ad & 2ch 5-14
Mont Blanc Unlimited Pass* 6 £233 L/£290 H £199 L/£247 H £199 L/£247 H £892
Local Pass** 6 £242 £206 £206 £753

L (14 - 20 Dec & 4 April - end of season) H (21 Dec - 3 April)

*Mont Blanc Pass also includes Les Houches, Lognan-Grands Montets. Aiguille du Midi & Montenvers, plus Verbier, Megeve & Cormayeur (transport extra)

** Chamonix pass includes Brévent-Flégère, Balme, Grand Montets (extra Lognan)

*0-4 Free (issued locally, photo required)

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £74 £85 £99
Skis & Boots £97 £113 £132
Snowboard - £85 £99
Snowboard & boots - £113 £132
Child* 6-12  Skis & Boots - £57 -
Snowboard & boots - £57 -

Equipment Hire (6 days) - Please see here for description of hire categories.

*White category skis & boots available for children 3-5yrs: £44

*Child snowboard tuition 8-12yrs

Tuition
Chamonix
Days Hours Adult 12+ Child* 5-11
Ski 4 9-11.30am £169 -
Ski 6 - £264

Adult beginner snowboard tuition available locally.

*Child tuition is in Argentière, return transport included and meeting arrangements can be made for adults if also in ski school.

Tuition
Les Houches
Days Hours Adult 13+ Child* 6-12
Ski 6 2½ hrs per day £149 £149
Snowboard 6 2½ hrs per day £159 £163

Ski school times: 9-11:30am except Christmas & New Year (2-4:30pm) & 8 Feb - 6 March (2:30-5pm)

Snowboard tuition only available 8 Feb - 6 March. *Child snowboard tuition 8-12yrs

Prices and supplements are correct at time of printing. Up-to-date prices will be confirmed at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Located in the picturesque hamlet of Les Tines between the main skiing areas of Chamonix
  • Panoramic mountain views 
  • Sun terrace with mountain views
  • Ski shop on site
  • Laundry services available (book and pay locally)
  • Heated ski equipment storage room
  • Spa and wellness facilities including indoor heated swimming pool, whirlpool, steam room and sauna
  • Dry cleaning service available (book and pay locally)
  • Relaxation room 
  • Massages and beauty treatments available (book and pay locally)
  • Sun loungers 
  • Lounge with TV
  • Bar
  • Private car parking (€15 per day - pay locally)
  • Live music and evening entertainment 
  • Games room
  • Snack bar 
  • WiFi (Free) 
  • Ironing service available (book and pay locally)
  • Shuttle service 
  • Safety deposit box 
  • Lift
  • Room service (book and pay locally)
    • Lockers
    • Concierge services (book and pay locally)
    • Luggage storage is available in reception 
    • 24 Hour front desk 
    • Newspapers available (on request)
    • Check in time 4 pm
    • Check out time 11 am

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort tax per person, per day (under 18's Free of charge) paid locally

Family Facilities

  • Baby cots are available on request (Free) for children under 2 years
  • Children's meals available (on request)
  • Indoor play area 
  • Kid's games room
  • Books and DVDs available from reception
  • Music for children (on request)
  • Board games and puzzles available 
  • Babysitting and child care services are available (book and pay locally)
  • Cots & Linen
  • Early meals available in restaurant
  • Baby sitting - day
  • Baby listening service
  • Baby sitting - evening
  • Child's Menu
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Hotel family friendly
  • Play room

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