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La Folie Douce Hotel

  • France, Chamonix

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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 it's 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 access to the Brévant and Flégère ski area) and the ski-in/ski-out access means reaching both slopes and resort centre are just moments away.

Bar Janssen offers a laid back vibe with an extensive cocktail menu, there's also a children's club (pay locally 4-12yrs) which includes everything from ski tuition, movie nights and mountain excursions. Primarily offered on a bed & breakfast basis, there's opportunity to explore Chamonix by night and enjoy the fabulous range of restaurants on offer. Alternatively, half-board meals are available to pre-book and can be taken in La Petite Cuisine, offering a mixed menu of Savoyard and Italian food. There are two additional restaurants on site, La Fruitiere is a traditional french gourmet restaurant or Le Kiosque which offers quick and delicious street food (both pay locally).

What about the world famous après we hear you say? No less than the best with après daily from 5-8pm at the After Mountain Party Bar. DJs, dancers, singers and musicians are all on the menu and we are sure this Folie flagship will not disappoint!

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- Yoga classes are also available for the ultimate mind and body detox.

There are 2 grades of rooms available ;

3* Access rooms (simple and compact dormitory style) and 4* Premium rooms (larger and have a higher standard of furnishings)

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 250
  • No. of buildings: 3
  • No. of floors: 5
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 168
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 3

Rooms in the Folie Douce Hotel are split between 3* 'Access' rooms and 4* 'Premium' rooms. All room types have mountain views and access to the spa facilities are included. 

Access rooms are compact and simply furnished. All rooms have shower, WC, bed linen, hairdryer and cable / satellite TV with English speaking channels.

  • Twin Rooms (A2) sleep 1 - 2 people. Twin or double bed (please specify preference when booking)
  • Quad Rooms (B4) are a ;Dormitory' style and sleep 3 - 4 people. Comprised of 3 bunk beds and pull out sofa bed. Suitable for a group of friends.

Premium rooms have additional luxuries including a telephone, flat screen cable / satellite TV with English speaking channels, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, towels, bed linen, toiletries, mini bar and hairdryer. These rooms have a higher standard of furnishings and design. 

  • Twin Rooms (C2) sleep 1 - 2 people with a twin or double bed (please specify preference when booking) 
  • Superior Twin Rooms (D3) sleep 2 - 3 people with a convertible sofa bed
  • Family Rooms (E4) sleep 3 - 4 people with a twin or double bed (please specify when booking) and bunk beds (suitable for children up to 11 years)

Interconnecting rooms are available (on request). Beds are made on arrival (except sofa beds) and daily house keeping is included.

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Family rooms (sleeps 4+)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection
  • Room safe
  • Tea or coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Wireless internet

Accessibility

  • Accessible rooms are available on request
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Higher level toilet
  • Toilet with rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Lift
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

Meals

  • Bed & breakfast with the option to upgrade to half board
  • Guests have the choice of 4 restaurants to dine in; 'La Petite Cuisine', 'La Fruitiere', 'Le Mayen' and 'La Piazza' serving a la carte French cuisine 
  • Continental buffet breakfast with additional hot options
  • Special dietary requirements (vegetarian, gluten free etc.) are available (on request)
  • Themed dinner nights (on request and pre book)
  • Children's meals and menus are available (on request)
  • No of restaurants: 4
  • 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
    • Included with both bed and breakfast board and half board upgrade 
  • Lunch service:
    • Not included
  • Dinner service:
    • Evening meals available when booking half board
    • 3 course evening meal with choice of each course 
    • Guests may take the value of their meal as credit in the 'Fruitiere' Restaurant (advise the hotel the day before). Applies for both 'Access' and 'Premium' room types (€28 per person, per night)

     

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • 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

Location in resort
  • Longitude:
  • Latitude:
  • Nearest Bus Stop: 150
  • Distance to Lift: 50
  • Distance to Ski School: 50
  • Distance to Nursery Slopes: 50
  • Distance to Station: 800
  • Distance to City Centre: 50

For more information on travel and transport visit our Chamonix page

Extras

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

SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE
 Save up to £66 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle 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

  • 2 Minute walk to the ski lifts and ski school meeting point
  • Ski in / ski out access 
  • 5 Minute walk to centre of Chamonix
  • Bar with TV
  • Lounge area 
  • Coffee house and snack bar 
  • Spa and wellness facilities including outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room 
  • Fitness room
  • Yoga classes (book and pay locally)
  • Relaxation room
  • Massages and beauty treatments available (book and pay locally)
  • Private car parking (€20 per day - pre book and pay locally)
  • Entertainment and games room
  • Heated ski equipment storage room with lockers and boot warmers
  • Après ski live music from 5 - 8 pm daily 
  • WiFi (Free)
  • Sun terrace with mountain views 
  • Ski shop on site 
  • Ironing service available (book and pay locally)
  • Wake up service 
  • Gift shop
  • Lift
  • Shuttle services (book and pay locally)

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 between 0 - 1 years)
  • Kids Club (4 - 12 years) Activities include arts and crafts, dancing, yoga, climbing and games in the snow. Open between 8.30 - 5 pm €243 for 6 days (pre book - lunch included)
  • Evening children's club is also available from 5 - 9 pm (€30 -pre book and dinner included)
  • Children's meals are available in the restaurant 
  • Babysitting services are available (book and pay locally)

 

 

  • Cots & Linen
  • Baby sitting - evening
  • Baby sitting - day
  • Games room
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Child's Menu
  • Hotel family friendly
  • Hotel Kids Club
  • Play room

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La Folie Douce Hotel
Chamonix, Bed & Breakfast
14/12/2019 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Luton
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