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Hotel Du Bois - Les Houches, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

3 star Hotel Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

475 Avenue Des Alpages - Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

1-877-662-6988
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The friendly 3-star Alpine chalet-hotel Du Bois is located in Les Houches, a picturesque ski resort in the Chamonix valley, only 6 km/3.7 miles from Chamonix, the French capital of mountain sports. Ideally set within a few minutes of the centre of Chamonix, the ski slopes and hiking trails, this charming hotel ensures guests have a memorable stay in Haute Savoie.

Centrally located!

The town of Chamonix is a 10-minute drive away and with local transportation right across from the complex, the hotel is convenient for families and couples alike. The friendly staff at reception will answer all your ski-related questions during your stay. Convenient garage parking (surcharge) or outdoor parking (free) is available.

Besides lovely guest rooms decorated in Alpine style and the stunning view of the mountains, the Hotel Du Bois also features a rustic restaurant and a friendly bar, the perfect place to relax in after a day on the slopes. During the hot summer afternoons, guests can have a drink on the shady terrace and enjoy grilled meat or oven-baked pizzas while admiring stunning views over Mont Blanc.

For a rejuvenating experience in the Chamonix Valley, start and end your day with a dip in the pool and a relaxing moment in the sauna. Arrangements for ski classes, hire of a professional mountain guide, ski pass bookings and so much more can be made directly at the hotel reception. The complex's sauna and pool are perfect for relaxing in after a long day skiing, and the bar is particularly comfortable for après ski nibbles for guests unwinding next to the wood burner.

Idyllic borderlands!

In close proximity to the resorts of Argentiere and Comayeur (Italy), which are both accessible by a short drive, the Du Bois skiing complex offers guests the ideal location and access to variable array of skiing resorts.

A glacial location!

The Montenvers Train is the first custom built tourist attraction in the valley of Chamonix in 1908. The still functioning railway regularly departs from Chamonix and makes the steep climb up the Aiguilles de Chamonix. This journey takes approximately 20 minutes with excellent views of the valley below.

A small cable car allows visitors to descend from the train station onto the Mer de Glace glacier where they can enter the man made ice grotto. The grotto features a collection of ice sculptures and caves inside a giant glacier. Facilities are very good and include a restaurant, café, souvenir shop and alpine museum. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is definitely a must do during your stay at Mont Blanc's Du Bois Chalet Ski Resort. The views from the top of the terrine are some of the most breathtaking in the whole of Chamonix.

Wine tasting in the Mountains!

The Cha Cha Cha is a lovely wine shop/bar that has a wide selection of wines, spirits and wine related merchandise, with good prices on champagnes and particularly magnums of lesser known champagne brands. In the wine shop there is a small bar where you can have a drink.

The friendly and polite staff will welcome you and are happy to answer questions about the wines and beers that they sell on the premises. There is also a wine bar if you want to stop by and have a glass of what they’re pouring that day. The Du Bois Chalet Ski resort offers a warm buffet and a local cheese platter with three sittings, 7:15 PM, 8:40 PM and 9:15 PM.

One of the resort’s dining venues is closed for renovations from April 15, 2012 to May 6, 2012.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.4 Very Good
Based on 36 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Hotel Du Bois

Breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel Du Bois

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Baby sitter
  • Lift/elevator
  • Pets accepted
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Ski room
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Concierge
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • Private parking
  • Sauna
  • Internet/Email services
  • Meeting Room

Know before you go

  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

Check-in: between 3 PM and 9 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.


Check-in is 3 PM – 9 PM. Guests arriving after 9 PM must contact the property in advance using the number on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 10 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 37 (one way)
  • Pet fee: EUR 7.5 per night
  • A late check-out fee will be charged

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1 per person, per night
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Renovation and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 14 April to 5 May:
  • Dining venue

National rating

This hotel has received its official star rating from the French Tourism Development Agency, ATOUT France.

Hotel Du Bois is also known as

Hotel Du Bois
Du Bois Hotel
Du Bois Les Houches

8.5

Clean

8.4

Location

8.0

Quiet

7.3

Spacious

8.8

Service

Hotel Du Bois reviews

6.8 Fair
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Have stayed here before but 8 years ago. Rooms nice, clean and well made up. TV (with BBC!!!) and fridge. Not very big room but comfortable. Small swimming pool and towels. Bar with Wi-Fi which was good. Only down side was food. breakfast was fine; buffet, bread, eggs, ham, cheese etc. Dinner though was also buffet which we didn't really like so we ate elsewhere a couple of times. Do do speciality dishes which we didn't try. Overall very satisfied, would recommend it and probably go back.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

We were automatically upgraded to a room facing the Mont Blanc. The view was awesome!

8.0 Very Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Netherlands

The Hotel was excellent and the service impeccable. However, we were a little disappointed in the size of the room for the price paid. Also, the quality of the buffet dinner in the restaurant was very disappointing and spoilt an otherwise delightful stay.

5.3 Ordinary
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

hotel was very noisy and since it was low season we should have given a room that was quite. we were not charge the 5% for charging and that was nice k

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Comfortable and friendly. we were there at peak summer time and the hotel was full but we were still treated in a very welcoming way. Excellent outside areas with stunning views which we could enjoy because the weather was so good.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Front desk staff were very helpful and pleasant. Very good breakfast that was worth the extra money. outdoor pool very nice (above ground) Also indoor pool looked very nice though we did not use it.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Excellent location, friendly and helpful staff. Easy access to Chamonix and start of TMB trail. Highly recommended!

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

The hotel was very charming and cosy. The staff was very friendly and the accommodations were quite comfortable. The hotel restaurant has an amazing dinner buffet. It was one of the best meals we had on our trip. They also have a nice indoor pool and sauna - very relaxing after a long day.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Price and quality stand in a very good relation. The room was big. You can only see, that the hotel is old. The employees were very competent and friendly. The breakfast for 9 Euro was really great. In the night it was loud when you are like us on the street side.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

I took my 85 year old father with me on the trip. the staff were wonderful. helpful. friendly and so accomadating

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

Excellent hotel in a smart place (Les Houches), that is pretty close to Chamonix (However, it is not Chamonix). I hope to come back to this hotel.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

We stayed in the off-peak time, early October, so the price/quality ratio was excellent. Food was excellent, a bit pricey but it's expensive everywhere. Nice sauna, pool, lounge, and terrace. Room had a nice bathroom, balcony, and comfortable beds, and overall we had wonderful, friendly service. I had a very relaxing traditional massage, which I'd highly recommend. Atmosphere was perfect.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

gerat place to stay

7.7 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

L'albergo è molto carino ma nelle camere dal lato della strada si sente molto rumore. Colazione abbondante, buono il menu della cena. Il personale è molto cortese e disponibile

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Malta

A pity the dining room was closed for dinner Nearby grill advised by hotel was excellent

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The Du Bois is an excellent hotel and I would recommend it to anyone. This was our second stay there and the quality lived up to expectations. The hotel resaurant does get booked early for the evening meal and I would recommend booking ahead if you wish to dine at the Du Bois itself. The quality of the restaurant is excellent but it is rather small for the number of guests when the hotel is full.

6.9 Fair
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

As for the description the hotel seems to be much better than it is in fact. However, the hotel is "correct" in general (staff, location, cleanliness...) except for the too small size of some rooms. We can not mention anything specially regrettable, but we can neither mention anything specially outstanding.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Our third-floor double room was roomy and clean and had a balcony and a million dollar view of the mountains. We would definitely go back.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

The staff was very friendly and helpful. We will definately go back!! This comment was actually written by Jenny Farrah (daughter) who was also on this trip.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

The ambience was special, the chalet style rooms gave such a feeling of permanence and the view is spectacular. I especially enjoyed the swimming pool and sauna. The bath tub was big enough to really have a soak in. The only down side was that the restaurant was closed. The breakfast buffet was excellent although a trifle expensive at 9 euros.

7.1 Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We were a bit disappointed at the room when we arrived. The hallway was dark and not attractive what so ever. The carpet was worn and dirty. The walls had marks all over them. We had an extra single bed in a room that was not in the photo and we did not request. Because of the extra bed, there was very little room to put our suitcases (except on the bed). The people at the front desk were extremely nice. It was nice to have the covered parking. We only spent one night so it is hard to tell about the services.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The owner/manager was extremely helpful to us in resolving our flight reservations back to the US. She allowed us to use her internet connection and phone to work things out. The breakfast food was great, a buffet like meal of everything you could ask for.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Belgium

Excellent accueil, bonne situation dans Les Houches à proximité de l'entrée de l'autoroute. Piscine et sauna, le tout très près des principales attractions touristiques. Belles chambres avec balcon, salle de bains et TV ... le prix aussi est très compétitif.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was very nice. We werent there long enough to use all the facilities, but the pool did look nice. We arrived late, (9:15pm) and missed the kitchen, so had to go elsewhere for food. Nothing else was offered. Apart from this though, everything else was good.

6.8 Fair
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We have stayed at the hotel on more than one occasion, so knew the score before we went.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

6.8 Fair
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

7.9 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Australia

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9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

6.2 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 43-room Hotel Du Bois. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers will have access to desks and direct-dial phones during their Chamonix-Mont-Blanc visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional comforts include blackout drapes/curtains.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Desk
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Direct dial phone
  • Satellite TV

Distances from Hotel Du Bois

Les Houches Ski Resort - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Bellevue Cable Car - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Parc de Merlet - 2 km / 1.3 mi
Planpraz Tram - 5.7 km / 3.5 mi
Aigulle du Midi Cable-Car - 5.8 km / 3.6 mi
Chamonix Church - 5.9 km / 3.7 mi
Barriere Casino Chamonix - 6 km / 3.8 mi
Chamonix Alpine Museum - 6.1 km / 3.8 mi
Centre Commercial Alpina - 6.2 km / 3.8 mi
Montenvers Tram - 6.4 km / 3.9 mi
Chamonix Olympic Stadium - 6.5 km / 4 mi
Planards Adventure Park - 6.7 km / 4.2 mi
Aiguille du Midi - 7 km / 4.3 mi
Col du Midi - 7.1 km / 4.4 mi
Mont Blanc - 8.1 km / 5 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Du Bois is Geneva (GVA-Cointrin Intl.) - 65.4 km / 40.6 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Hotel Du Bois

  • Private parking