10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Wonderful place to stay in central Chamonix
"We just spent a weekend in Chamonix at Auberge du Manoir. It's very well located, right at the entrance of the center of town and next door to the 4 star hotel Albert 1er. The hotel has been completely renovated about a year ago so everything is sparkling new and clean. The rooms and public areas, including the outside of the house, are meticulously cared for and tastefully decorated. Even though one side of the hotel and part of our room are facing the main road, we couldn't hear any noise from with the windows closed. We just loved this romantic place in this beautiful resort town of Chamonix. Definitely a keeper!"
- Travel date: 7th October 2009
Would definately stay here again!
"A charming hotel that was recommended to us by a family and would highly recommend to everybody else. The owners were charming and made us feel very welcome. The room was equally charming and comfortable! Breakfast was fantastic, well worth it in value and a good wholesome start to the the day. The location was within easy walking distance to the centre of Chamonix and restaurants."
- Travel date: 4th October 2009
Excellent small central hotel
"First-rate! A small hotel packed with charm, recently renovated to a high standard with superb attention to detail. Beautiful views of the Mont Blanc massif and five minutes walk from the centre. Do try the breakfast which is excellent, both as to choice and quality. The owners are a delight."
- Travel date: 13th August 2009
"We really liked the Auberge du Manoir. It has been recently renovated, our room was immaculately clean with a comfortable bed and the bathroom had a good shower and nice toiletries. The hotel is decorated in a traditional yet stylish way with lots of vintage photos of Chamonix and winter sports. Everthing seems to be done with care, including the lovely homemade cakes at breakfast. About 5 minutes walk to the centre of town. Highly recommended."
- Travel date: 23rd July 2009
great hotel, very clean, lovely owners
"Whilst the euro isn't great at the moment, hence everything seems more expensive Auberge du Manoir was great. Very clean, spacious rooms, really lovely owners and perfect for our stay. Breakfast expensive, but a great pattiserie literally a minute away and the bar at the end of the side street to the hotel does great coffees in the morning. Very french!"
- Travel date: 21st March 2009
Love to go back
"Me and my 10 yr old stayed here for 3 nights in April. It was perfect for us and my son really didn't want to leave. Chamonix is really beautiful so waking up to amazing views is priceless. The style of the hotel suited the location, even down to the heart shaped wooden keyrings. The breakfast room was lovely too and the games room kept my son entertained. The lady was quite abrupt with us sometimes but her husband and dog were always very friendly!"
- Travel date: 11th September 2007
Charming, Comfortable Stay in Chamonix
"Everything about the Hotel Auberge du Manoirâfrom the owners to the ambience to the convenient locationâmade for a pleasing stay in Chamonix. Chamonix is a popular starting point for hikers doing the Tour du Mont Blanc, and that's how I came to stay at the Auberge du Manoir. Check-in was easy, and the owners flouted European tradition by letting us keep our room keys whenever we left the inn. The price was within expectations for an off-season stay at a two-star inn. The room was... well, roomy by French standards. The accommodations were clean as well, with an ample balcony that made it easy to take in our room's astonishing view of Mont Blanc. The breakfast was superb, and included traditional cold-cuts, fresh breads and cheeses, pastries, hard-boiled eggs, coffee, juice and milkâall prepared and served by the owners themselves. The Auberge du Manoir's location is ideal: slightly off the beaten path, but less than a block away from a tavern, and within walking distance (four minutes, tops) from the center of Chamonix and buses to area trams. The landscaping and summer flowers were beautiful as well. There's no reason to believe the owners don't accommodate winter skiers as well as they do summer hikers. After my two nights, I'm confident anyone's stay at the Auberge du Manoir won't disappoint."
- Travel date: 5th August 2007
Simple but very clean!
"Good location and amazingly clean hotel! Rooms are very small...do not get rm no 18 as it is like a loft room with a sloping ceiling and a tiny window! We asked to be moved after 1 night. We were given a slightly bigger room (No 22) with a balcony and fantastic views...priceless! The room and bathroom are small but everything is new. The bathroom was spotless and the bedding new.The newness of the fixtures and cleaning would put a 5* to shame. The toilet was tiny and separate...clean but not good for anyone tall or on the larger side! Family run hotel, no hurrying over breaksfast and owner produced more bread and eggs after 10am had passed. However, for those skiing there is no cooked breaksfast apart from boiled eggs. There are a good variety of breads and fruit. Beware the bar can only serve tea and soft drinks, no alcohol!!!! Good ski hut for leaving your skis and boots. Ample parking if you are travelling by car. One of the slopes Mer De Glace is just round the corner but beware steepish walk up with your skis and boots. Close to main town, just a few minutes walk to bars and restaurants. Bus stop outside Hotel Alpina (few mins walk from Auberge) will take you as far as Le Tour. Word of warning...book this hotel direct rather than a weekend ski company as you will find it a lot cheaper. Also, get in touch with a ski hire shop near the hotel(ask the hotel for name) as ski hire will also be cheaper than a weekend company. Ski lessons are also cheaper booked in the resort. In all a simple clean hotel run by a nice French family. Would stay again but drive and ensure I got a room with a balcony!!!"
- Travel date: 25th January 2006
"We were looking for a central hotel so that we did not have to drive out in the evenings. We had a superb view of Mont Blanc from our bedroom - one could lie in bed and see it. The food was very, very good indeed - we paid for half board and this was really worth it. The staff were very friendly and efficient and had a welcoming manner. We could easily go back there again. Although it is only a two star hotel - and I suppose this is due to some of the facilities not being better - it is still excellent value for money, central, good views, friendly staff and excellent food."
- Travel date: 21st June 2004
"Good value, clean bathroom, skip the breakfast if you have to pay for it. Close to restaurants and shops. If you are going to the ski areas, it's 12 km to La Tour."
- Travel date: 11th April 2004
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