“Recently refurbished three-star ski-and-hiking hotel in the upmarket village of Les Praz, just a few metres from Chamonix’s Flégère cable car and with free parking. Its 15 cosy rooms (four of them family suites) are redecorated in cheery matching colours with dark laminate wardrobes and desks, all with stunning views of the Alps (look out for the stunning Aiguille Verte peak). The new bathrooms are wet-room style, with powerful overhead showers and tasteful ceramic tiled walls and floors. Eight superior rooms in the modern extension offer roomier accommodation and balconies. Firm beds, crisp linen and ample heating ensure skiers (and summer hikers) can sleep in comfort, while a sauna can soothe away any aches from arduous climbs. The bar is small and welcoming, with a widescreen TV tuned to a sports channel, while the adjoining sleek restaurant provides ample first-rate fare, from burgers to tagine to unbeatable fondue. The cold breakfast buffet offers fresh fruit salad, cheeses, pastries and croissants. Long-serving staff create an informal atmosphere and are on hand to offer advice. Away from the noise of central Chamonix, Les Lanchers is easily accessed by the free ski bus or is a gorgeous half-hour walk on the Promenade des Econtres beside the rushing river. Close to the gondola but in a quieter spot away from the ski hordes, this well-priced establishment is a haven for families, couples and friends. ”
Written by Vicki Power
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
We have lovely friendly staff ready to welcome you and make sure you have the most lovely of stays in Chamonix.
What is there to do in the area or on site?
In the Winter we have the snowsports paradise in our back garden, whether it be skiing or snowboarding the Mont Blanc ski area will offer you an abundance of choice. In the Summer there is the opportunity to mountain bike over the Alps and discover some stunning scenery, hiking, paragliding, white water rafting and climbing. We are truly an all round adventure hub in the Alps!
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
We offer a continental buffet with Croissant, Baguette, homemade cakes and jams, fresh fruit salad, eggs and a variety of hot drinks.
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Yes, our restaurant guided by head chef Thierry Morbu prepares guests classic French food and with seasonal ingredients.
Which are your most popular rooms types, and why?
All of our rooms are very popular, but in school holidays our Family suites are always in high demand.
What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms?
Guests with children are recommended to book our Family suite, this is the best way to cater for family needs.
What message would you give Hotel Guru readers?
This is a close knit family run business that has been constantly improving for all of its 14 years in the trade, we have many guests who have now come back every year if not, so please come and see what your missing!”