Great location, awful motel/hostel/tenement!
Posted Mar 31, 2014
Don't believe the description of this hotel. At best it is a hostel. At worst its a tenement building. But, it is a great location! So, it's up to you.
No toilet paper, no soap, no shampoo. You have to bring it all or buy it there. That's as never told to us when we booked his. And the front desk works just a few hours a day, and if you haven't check in when they aren't there, good luck making an international phone call to figure out how to check yourself in. It's not easy, especially after a long day of travel. Oh, and when you realize you need a hair dryer, it's too late. Be sure to Ask if they have one at checkout, as there are only a couple in the entire place.
There is a microwave and a semi hotplate, but no stove. That was never identified either in the description of the kitchenette. Really really disappointing place for what we thought we were getting. I'll definitely be contacting Expedia and having a real heart to heart on my continued loyalty. Really feel duped on this one. (we'll see if this is published!)
But I will reiterate that if you are on a budget, and don't mind a bunch of partiers up all night, and want to be close to it all, then this is not a bad place at all. Chamonix is a rather expensive town, so it can really help your pocketbook.
Don't forget to bring your sheets and towels down to the front desk at checkout, or you'll get scolded too!!!