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La Folie Douce Hôtel Chamonix

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8.1

Good (3,944 ratings)

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France - 

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140 m Chamonix Church

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210 m Centre Commercial Alpina

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Nearby Chamonix

Hotel Overview

La Folie Douce Hôtel Chamonix, located in the heart of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, is a popular choice among travelers seeking a blend of vibrant nightlife, comfortable accommodations, and scenic views. Drawing from various user reviews, it's clear that the hotel offers a unique experience that caters to both adventure seekers and those looking to relax in a picturesque setting.

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Hotel highlights

Atmosphere

Location

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  1. Scenic Location: Positioned with breathtaking views of the mountains, offering a perfect backdrop for your stay.
  2. Lively Atmosphere: Known for its vibrant nightlife and entertaining events, ensuring a fun-filled visit.
  3. Comfortable Rooms: Guests appreciate the comfort and cleanliness of the rooms, providing a cozy retreat after a day of activities.
  4. Proximity to Ski Lifts: The hotel's location close to ski lifts is highly valued by skiing enthusiasts for easy access to slopes.
  5. Friendly Staff: The warmth and helpfulness of the staff are frequently mentioned, enhancing the overall experience.
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Area for improvement

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  1. Noise Levels: Some guests find the vibrant nightlife leads to higher noise levels, potentially disturbing sleep.
  2. Room Sizes: A few reviewers mention that some of the rooms can feel quite small, especially when fully occupied.
  3. Parking Challenges: Limited parking availability can present a challenge for those traveling with vehicles.
  4. Cost of Extras: Additional services and amenities are perceived as pricey by some visitors.
  5. Busy Atmosphere: Not all guests appreciate the bustling environment, especially those seeking a more tranquil retreat.

Amenities

Kids club

Game room

Spa

Spa

Pool

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Restaurant

Bar

Parking available

Parking available

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Total 3,944 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

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8.0

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8.4

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booking

3,381 Reviews

8.0 / 10

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expedia

563 Reviews

8.4 / 10

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Atmosphere was mentioned 212 times

5% Negative91% Positive

Reviews based on Atmosphere

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hrgpjw6 months ago

Firstly, the Reception and Spa staff need to check and respond to emails. I had tried to book a surprise massage. The spa didn’t respond to my emails so I emailed reception. They answered all of my other questions but ignored the spa question. On arrival they said there was no slots available for a Christmas massage. ||To get your lift tickets, there is a Machine on level -1, however i found out it was broken after scanning my QR code, there was no note so I spoke with reception and they said it was broken. They knew but couldn’t be bothered to put a note on it. Reception told me this would be fine but on going to the gondola to get the tickets, they said the cards had already been issued. So this then delayed my time and added unnecessary stress thinking I’d have to pay twice. ||We asked reception for a lift map, they said they don’t have any and to get them from the lifts yet we find some on a table by reception! ||We asked reception about a shuttle to the slopes from the hotel but was there wasn’t one and walking to the bus station would take longer so we were told it’s easier to walk to lift which is quite a struggle with a steep hill, yet on day 3 we got a free shuttle from the hotel!! All in all, reception staff need sorting, other reviews say the same, they are front of house and should be better. ||Our TV lost signal twice meaning we had to go to reception to get an engineer to fix it, judging by previous comments, it’s been happening for months. The WiFi, forget it, I don’t feel in 2023 you can advertise WiFi if it is slower than dial up, literally 3 minutes + to open a web page. It’s so bad, speedtest even failed. I had better WiFi on a ship in the middle of the ocean. ||The biggest and most dangerous issue we had is with the apres ski bar. I have a gluten allergy and the only drink they had on tap that was gluten free was 1664, we ordered 2 but the drinks came out of a different tap. We questioned this and due to them not understanding, I was not sure so didn’t drink it, we later established that I had been given a wheat beer! ||The second day we asked for 1664 and once again, was given a wheat beer out of the 1664 tap, we found this out after a fantastic barmen, Dorain, helped us. This is very serious for an allergy sufferer and if you ask for 1664, you should be given 1664!!!||On the plus side, they have a very good Gluten Free offering for breakfast, and the breakfast staff are super hard workers. The location was very good for the town and ski in ski out (if there was snow in the town), and the outside apres ski area was very good, although the decking was ropey. ||Again, a special thank you to Dorian, a nice fella and very helpful and Atish as well who was the only receptionist who seemed to care.

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Meaghan Renner5 months ago
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This hotel is all flash and no substance and very poorly run. Although the lobby is nicely decorated with fun decor, that seems to be where they have put all their attention as everything else falls short. The rooms are incredibly dark, the plumbing noisy and the hallways dirty with leftover pizza boxes and bottles. The restaurant is expensive but mediocre with incredibly loud music. Breakfast every day was a catastrophe with not enough seating, no cutlery and coffee machines the only work sporadically. I think perhaps the worst part was the so-called spa which was disgusting and dirty with an absolutely freezing outdoor pool. If they are not going to heat the pool properly they should not have it open in the winter! We picked this very expensive hotel for this reason and were hugely disappointed . The staff do the best they can and are definitely overworked so you really feel for them, especially given the fact that most of the guests are over-privileged and rude. I would not recommend.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 250

WiFi Quality

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Idle

53

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107

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76

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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4K online movies

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Chamonix Church

140 m

Centre Commercial Alpina

210 m

Chamonix

Nearby

Montenvers Tram

700 m

Aiguille du Midi Cable Car

980 m

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Getting around

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (XCF-Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Train Station)

560 m

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Airports Nearby

Geneva International Airport (GVA)

34.5 km

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Restaurants

La Potinière

280 m

Café Valentino

280 m

Côté Macarons

140 m

Irish Coffee

210 m

Bistrot des Sports

140 m

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Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.7 - $2

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Coffee

$2.1 - $6.2

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Beer 0.5L

$1.1 - $4.2

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$20.8 - $41.6

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.9 - $5.2

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$2.7 - $4.2

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$93.7 - $156.2

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$9.4 - $20.8

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McMeal at McDonalds

$13.5 - $16.7

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$3.1 - $5.2

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Public transport, monthly pass

$77 - $208.2

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.8 - $2.4

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$26 - $71.8

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$57.3 - $124.9

Weather In Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

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Air Quality

Good

PM2.514

PM1020

18

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Air quality is acceptable and pollution poses no health risk. Enjoy outdoor activities as normal.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Poor

Water quality is very low. Consider alternative water drinking options.

Traffic around property

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Light

Few vehicles on the road, relaxed and stress-free driving experience.

House Rules

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Check in after 16:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

No pets

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