(PRWEB UK) 21 November 2012
Chamonix is famed for that elusive mix of stunning scenery and thriving, traditional town, for its enviable location in the shadow of Mont Blanc and just an hour from Geneva, and probably most importantly, for its unparalleled skiing.
Topping the shortlist of adventurous off-piste-lovers, thrill-seeking freeriders and also couples and families looking for a fun-filled break in a vibrant place, the resort has long been considered by many as the capital of the Alps.
Above the lively town you’ll find a one-of-a-kind combination of ski areas, with the legendary Grands Montets attracting anyone looking for a challenge, and the Balme, La Tour, Brevent and Flegère areas catering to everyone from extreme skiers to early intermediates.
Luckily, visitors to Chamonix are never disappointed after heading down from the spectacular slopes. As well as fantastic shopping and a huge variety of restaurants, there’s a great vibe in the evening, and some truly wonderful accommodation.
PowderBeds, an Edinburgh based ski accommodation specialist, have recently announced expansion of their accommodation in Chamonix to include an amazing range of stylish, contemporary hotels, as well as homely hideaways and some great value apartments. What follows is a small introduction into some of the Powderbeds team’s favourite hotels in Chamonix:
The gorgeous La Ginabelle offers unique, chalet-style apartments and some excellent modern facilities including a beautiful pool, spa and gym. Rooms cost from just £56 a night.
The 4* Mercure Chamonix Centre, from £79 per night, is a fantastic alternative, boasting cosy, contemporary rooms just a few minutes’ walk from the train station. A careful blend of traditional features and modern twists adds to the hotel’s charm and welcoming atmosphere. The alpine-inspired restaurant La Cordée is well worth a visit, perhaps followed by a drink at the hip 4810 bar.
Another great option, boasting a fabulous mix of smart, modern and unique, rustic features is the sophisticated Le Morgane. It’s situated just a couple of minutes’ walk from the town centre, and rooms cost from just £105 per night.
PowderBeds also offers the family-friendly Hotel Excelsior, from just £52 per night, which provides a charming, comfortable base in the delightful hamlet of Tines, between Chamonix and Argentière.
Just 300 metres from the Flegère cable car, Hotel Les Lanchers perfectly blends modern and traditional features to create bright but cosy rooms, and can be booked from £57 per night.
The Hotel Gourmets & Italy, from £137 per night, is a classic, elegant hotel with well-furnished rooms, as well as a sauna and steam room and a great bar.
The traditionally designed Les Balcons du Savoy is a highly-rated residence with wood-clad interiors and a warm, cosy ambience, and the elegant Grand Hotel des Alpes features similar classic décor, in a historic 19th century building with antique wooden panelling. Both properties have high quality spas, and can be reserved from £172 and £171 per night respectively.
The smart, unusual Hotel Les Aiglons offers a fresh take on alpine accommodation, with beautifully-designed rooms – from just £85 a night - and a fantastic spa, situated right next to the Aiguille du Midi cable car.
All of these fantastic hotels and apartments – and several others - can be booked securely online at PowderBeds.com. Every booking is protected by an ABTA bond and you are afforded extra protection with the use of Verified by Visa, Mastercard SecureCode and Thwate personal data protection on the site.