La Folie Douce Hotel

  • France, Chamonix

  • 3

    3 Rating

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La Folie Douce is one of the biggest names in après, and the welcoming hospitality follows through at this hotel. The former Savoy Palace has been renovated throughout, now offering a variety of different standard rooms and an eclectic mix of entertainment. The après scene you know and love is offered every evening with a range of dancers, singers and DJs. 

Great location

One of the biggest names in après ski has decided to push the boundaries and open a hotel. Reinventing the Savoy Palace from the inside out, the Folie Douce Hotel will bring its eclectic mix of hospitality and entertainment to a permanent position in Chamonix. Hitting the slopes couldn't be easier, the Savoy lift is less than a minutes walk away, giving you access to the Brévent and Flégère ski area.

Food and drink

The hotel is offered on a bed & breakfast basis, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the variety of restaurants on site which are payable locally. La Fruitiere is a traditional French gourmet restaurant, Le Mayen provides traditional Savoyard specialities and La Petite Cuisine is a family style restaurant serving local produce. There is also a snack bar serving delicious pizza and spritz. Alternatively you can explore Chamonix by night and enjoy the fabulous range of restaurants on offer which are all just a short walk away.

What about the world famous après we hear you say? With après daily from 5-8pm, DJs, dancers, singers and musicians are all on the menu and we are sure this Folie flagship will not disappoint. 

Relax and unwind

If you need a break from the party, take advantage of the large spa with sauna and steam room plus the outdoor pool with fabulous views across to Mont Blanc. 


There are two grades of rooms available: 3* Access rooms are simple and compact, slightly more dormitory style and 4* Premium rooms are larger and have a higher standard of furnishings.


  • Ski to an altitude of 3,842m
  • 6 green, 30 blue, 31 red and 10 black runs
  • Around 150km of skiing or snowboarding

Set against truly spectacular scenery at the foot of the majestic Mont Blanc, the resort's setting is both unique and breath-taking. Chamonix offers an excellent range of sporting and leisure facilities with an unrivalled nightlife whilst Les Houches is quieter but full of Alpine charm. 

Chamonix has been awarded two Flocon Vert snowflakes, demonstrating the resort's commitment to environmental preservation and highlighting its dedication to sustainable development. Guests can benefit from a guest card included with your accommodation, this gives you free access to the trains and buses in the Chamonix valley. The main fleet has a range of electric buses and hybrid buses to transport you around the valley. Chamonix has also begun the process of requesting UNESCO recognition for the Mont Blanc massif.

Skiing and snowboarding in Chamonix

With 90% of the terrain above 2000m, Chamonix has for many years attracted skiers looking for good snow. 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. There's even the renowned Valle Blanche, a 23km descent, an unmarked, unmaintained and unpatrolled off-piste run down into Chamonix.

There's an efficient ski bus service which links the five main ski areas with our accommodation in Chamonix and the nearby village of Les Houches, so you can experience a new area almost every day.

Where to stay in Chamonix

We offer a range of accommodation in Chamonix. Whether you want to stay in a grand old traditional hotel, a luxury residence or an ultra modern hotel, there is plenty of accommodation types to choose from.

Bars and restaurants in Chamonix

There is no shortage of restaurants in Chamonix, there is something for all tastes and budgets. Enjoy regional classics, pizza, Asian fusion or fine dining in one of the many restaurants on or off the piste. 

What's included in an Inghams holiday to Chamonix

Flights, transfers and accommodation based on self catering, or half board. Optional add ons include equipment hire, lift pass and tuition, please see the 'Ski extras' tab below for more information on these.

Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 150 km
Runs 6 30 31 10
Longest run 0 Km


Lifts Drag lifts 0, Chairlifts 0, Cablecars 0
Slope direction
Ski/resort bus True
  • No. of hotel rooms: 250
  • No. of buildings: 3
  • No. of floors: 5
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 168


  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 11am 
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort tax up to €4.60 per person, per day. Under 18s free of charge
  • Credit cards accepted (except American Express)


Rooms in La Folie Douce Hotel are split between 3* 'Access' rooms and 4* 'Premium' rooms, these are not official classifications. 

Most room types have mountain views and access to the spa facilities are included, be sure to book your slot at the hotel reception.

Access rooms are compact and simply furnished. 

  • Twin rooms are around 18m² and sleep two adults. The rooms can either be made up as a twin or double. please specify preference when booking
  • Quad rooms are around 18m² and sleep up to four people. These rooms are in a 'Dormitory' style with three bunk beds and a pull out sofa bed. Suitable for a group of friends
  • Family rooms are around 36m² and sleep four to six people. The rooms are made up of a twin or double bedroom connecting to a quad room with three bunk beds and a single sofa bed. These rooms have two bathrooms

Access bedroom facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Satellite TV
  • Shower
  • WC
  • Bed linen
  • Hairdryer
  • Rooms are serviced every three days
  • Daily housekeeping is available on request, please speak to reception
  • Beds are made on arrival (except sofa beds)


Premium rooms are brighter and have a higher standard of furnishings and design.  

  • Twin rooms are around 20m² and sleep two adults in a  double bed
  • Superior twin rooms are a more spacious at around 24m² and sleep two to three people, with a twin or double bed and a convertible single sofa bed
  • Family rooms are 28-35m² and sleep two adults and two children. There is a twin or double bed (please specify when booking) and bunk beds (suitable for children up to 11 years)

Premium bedroom facilities

  • Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Shower 
  • WC
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Bath robes
  • Toiletries
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Rooms are serviced every three days
  • Daily housekeeping is available on request, please speak to reception
  • Beds are made on arrival (except sofa beds)


The Hotel La Folie Douce has accessible room available on request. The rooms are wheelchair accessible and have a wet room style bathroom with a lower bathroom sink, higher level toilet with rails. Please call us to book this room type so we can ensure it is right for you.

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

Longitude: 6.86835
Latitude: 45.9256196


  • Central location in Chamonix
  • 150 metres to the bus stop
  • 50 metres to the resort centre
  • Adjacent to the Savoy lift (40 metres)
  • 50 metres to the nursery slopes and ski school meeting point (adjacent) 
  • Ski hire shop in located inside the hotel
  • 150 metres to the supermarket
  • Bar 
  • Après ski live music daily 
  • Lounge area
  • Coffee Shop
  • Three restaurants on site (pay locally) 
  • Sun terrace with mountain views 
  • Spa and wellness facilities including outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room (Free towels provided). Book your time slot at reception.
  • Fitness room
  • Yoga classes (pay locally)
  • Relaxation room
  • Massages and beauty treatments available (pay locally)
  • Games room
  • Heated ski equipment storage room with lockers and boot warmers
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ski shop on site
  • Wake up service 
  • Gift shop
  • Shuttle services (pay locally)
  • Ironing service available (pay locally)
  • Outdoor car parking (pay locally)
Family Facilities
  • Playroom
  • Baby cots are available for free, on request for children between 0 - 1 years
  • Children's meals are available in the restaurant 
  • Babysitting services are available (book and pay locally)
  • Kid's Palace Holiday Programme is suitable for children from 4 - 12yrs. Activities include arts and crafts, dancing, yoga, climbing and games in the snow (book and pay locally). Dates may vary, please enquire at the time of booking.
  • Evening children's club is also available from 8 - 10 pm (book and pay locally)

This hotel is offered on a bed & breakfast basis.

Each day fuel up for a day on the slopes with a continental breakfast buffet and additional hot options served between 7.30-10.30am.

The hotel has three restaurants on site: 'La Petite Cuisine' is a family style restaurant serving local produce, 'La Fruitiere' a chic French bistro gourmet restaurant or 'Le Mayen' serving a la carte Savoyard specialities. You can also grab a pizza at 'La Piazza'  a takeaway pizza kiosk. As the hotel is on a bed and breakfast board basis, lunch or evening meals are not included, so any meals taken in the hotel are payable locally.

  • No of restaurants: 3

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

Special dietary requirements (vegetarian, dairy or gluten free etc.) are available on request. Please let us know of any dietary requirements you have at the time of booking.

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