La Folie Douce Hotel

  • France, Chamonix

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. 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. 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 the Le Petite Cuisine, offering a mixed menu of Savoyard and Italian food. There are 2 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).

There are two grades of rooms available, 3* Access rooms and 4* Premium rooms (spa access included). See below for more details.

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 248
  • No. of buildings: 0
  • No. of floors: 0
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 4

Rooms in the Folie Douce Hotel are split between 3* Access rooms and 4* Premium rooms.

Access rooms are compact (18m2) and simply furnished. Each have shower rooms with WC and satellite TV

  • Twin/double bedrooms (A2- please request) can sleep 1-2
  • Quad rooms (B4) are are the same size with 3 bunk beds and a sofa pull out bed to sleep 3-4

Premium rooms include spa access and have additional facilities including a telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge and hairdryer. The design and furnishings have an extra level of Folie pizzazz.

  • Twin/double bedrooms (please request -18m2 - C2) can sleep 1-2
  • Superior bedrooms (26m2 - D3) can sleep 2-3 with a convertible sofa bed 
  • Family rooms (28m2 - E4) have twin or double bedroom (please request) with bunk beds in the entrance suitable for children up to 11 years

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Family rooms (sleeps 4+)
  • Room safe
  • Telephone

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

Meals

  • Hot and cold buffet breakfast with option to upgrade to half board
  • Dress code for restaurants:
    • Casual
  • Breakfast service:
    • Hot and cold breakfast buffet
  • Dinner service:
    • 3 courses with choice of each course
    • Option to upgrade to La Fruitiere restaurant (arrange locally, €26 credit towards meal when pre-booking half board)
    • Christmas and New Year gala dinners included (on half board)

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

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 2018/19

There has been some damage in the summer to the mid station of the Grands Montets and Lognan gondolas and they may not be open in the winter. 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 un-accessible 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
    0
    0
  • 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 2018/19 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. 

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 (15 - 21 Dec & 6 April - end of season) H (22 Dec - 5 April)

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

** Chamonix pass includes Brevent-Flegere, Balme, Grand Montets (extra Lognan)

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

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £76 £87 £101
Skis & Boots £100 £115 £135
Snowboard - £87 £101
Snowboard & boots - £115 £135
Child* 6-12  Skis & Boots - £82 -
Snowboard & boots - £82 -

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

*White category skis & boots available for children 3-5yrs: £45

*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 Argentiere, 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) & 9 Feb - 8 March (2:30-5pm)

Snowboard tuition only available 9 Feb - 8 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

  • Location: The Savoy lift is less than a minutes walk away (giving access to the Brévent and Flégère ski area) and the ski-in/ski-out access means reaching both slopes and resort centre are just moments away.
  • 2 Bars
  • Lounge area
  • Spa with outdoor pool, sauna and steam room (€9 per adult/€5 per child per day for Access rooms)
  • Fitness room
  • Parking (€10 per day)
  • Ski lockers with heated boot warmers
  • Après ski music from 5-8pm daily 

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort Tax

Family Facilities

  • La Folie Douce hosts a children's club for ages 4-12 years. Enjoy indoor and outdoor activities from ski lessons to movie nights and excursions on the mountain - book and pay locally.

 

 

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Accommodation
La Folie Douce Hotel, Chamonix,
Bed & Breakfast

Holiday details
05/01/2019,
7 nights,
from Bristol,
2 adults, 0 children
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