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La Folie Douce Hotel

Chamonix, France
  • Hotel B&B
  • Sleeps 248
  • Flights included
  • Transfers included
, nights

One of the biggest names in après ski has decided to push the boundaries and open a hotel! Reinventing the Savoy Palace from the inside out, the Folie Douce Hotel will bring it's eclectic mix of hospitality and entertainment to a permanent position in Chamonix. Hitting the slopes couldn't be easier, the Savoy lift is less than a minutes walk away (giving access to the Brévant and Flégère ski area) and the ski-in/ski-out access means reaching both slopes and resort centre are just moments away.

Bar Janssen offers a laid back vibe with an extensive cocktail menu, there's also a children's club (pay locally 4-12yrs) which includes everything from ski tuition, movie nights and mountain excursions. Primarily offered on a bed & breakfast basis, there's opportunity to explore Chamonix by night and enjoy the fabulous range of restaurants on offer. Alternatively, half-board meals are available to pre-book and can be taken in La Petite Cuisine, offering a mixed menu of Savoyard and Italian food. There are two additional restaurants on site, La Fruitiere is a traditional french gourmet restaurant or Le Kiosque which offers quick and delicious street food (both pay locally).

What about the world famous après we hear you say? No less than the best with après daily from 5-8pm at the After Mountain Party Bar. DJs, dancers, singers and musicians are all on the menu and we are sure this Folie flagship will not disappoint!

If you need a break from the party, take advantage of the large spa with sauna and steam room plus the outdoor pool with fabulous views across to Mont Blanc- Yoga classes are also available for the ultimate mind and body detox.

There are 2 grades of rooms available:

3* Access rooms (simple and compact dormitory style) and 4* Premium rooms (larger and have a higher standard of furnishings)

Rooms in the Folie Douce Hotel are split between 3* 'Access' rooms and 4* 'Premium' rooms. All room types have mountain views and access to the spa facilities are included.

Access rooms are compact and simply furnished. All rooms have shower, WC, bed linen, hairdryer and cable / satellite TV with English speaking channels.

  • Twin Rooms (A2) sleep 1 - 2 people. Twin or double bed (please specify preference when booking)
  • Quad Rooms (B4) are a ;Dormitory' style and sleep 3 - 4 people. Comprised of 3 bunk beds and pull out sofa bed. Suitable for a group of friends.

Premium rooms have additional luxuries including a telephone, flat screen cable / satellite TV with English speaking channels, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, towels, bed linen, toiletries, mini bar and hairdryer. These rooms have a higher standard of furnishings and design.

  • Twin Rooms (C2) sleep 1 - 2 people with a twin or double bed (please specify preference when booking)
  • Superior Twin Rooms (D3) sleep 2 - 3 people with a convertible sofa bed
  • Family Rooms (E4) sleep 3 - 4 people with a twin or double bed (please specify when booking) and bunk beds (suitable for children up to 11 years)

Interconnecting rooms are available (on request). Beds are made on arrival (except sofa beds) and daily house keeping is included.

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Family rooms (sleeps 4+)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection
  • Wireless internet

Accessibility

  • Accessible rooms are available on request
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Higher level toilet
  • Toilet with rails
  • Wheelchair accessible

Lift

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

Meals

  • Bed & breakfast with the option to upgrade to half board
  • Guests have the choice of 4 restaurants to dine in; 'La Petite Cuisine', 'La Fruitiere', 'Le Mayen' and 'La Piazza' serving a la carte French cuisine
  • Continental buffet breakfast with additional hot options
  • Special dietary requirements (vegetarian, gluten free etc.) are available (on request)
  • Themed dinner nights (on request and pre book)
  • Children's meals and menus are available (on request)
  • No of restaurants: 4

Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:

On site

Dress code for restaurants

Informal

Breakfast service

Continental buffet breakfast with additional hot options
Included with both bed and breakfast board and half board upgrade

Lunch service

Not included

Dinner service

  • Evening meals available when booking half board
  • 3 course evening meal with choice of each course
  • Guests may take the value of their meal as credit in the 'Fruitiere' Restaurant (advise the hotel the day before). Applies for both 'Access' and 'Premium' room types (€28 per person, per night)

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Facilities

  • Bar with TV
  • Lounge area
  • Coffee house and snack bar
  • Spa and wellness facilities including outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room
  • Fitness room
  • Yoga classes (book and pay locally)
  • Relaxation room
  • Massages and beauty treatments available (book and pay locally)
  • Entertainment and games room
  • Heated ski equipment storage room with lockers and boot warmers
  • Après ski live music from 5 - 8 pm daily
  • WiFi (Free)
  • Sun terrace with mountain views
  • Ski shop on site
  • 2 Minute walk to the ski lifts and ski school meeting point
  • Ski in / ski out access
  • 5 Minute walk to centre of Chamonix
  • Ironing service available (book and pay locally)
  • Wake up service
  • Gift shop
  • Lift
  • Shuttle services (book and pay locally)
  • Private car parking (€20 per day - pre book and pay locally)

Local Fees and Taxes

Resort tax per person, per day (under 18's Free of charge) paid locally

Family Facilities

  • Baby cots are available on request (Free for children between 0 - 1 years)
  • Kids Club (4 - 12 years) Activities include arts and crafts, dancing, yoga, climbing and games in the snow. Open between 8.30 - 5 pm €243 for 6 days (pre book - lunch included)
  • Evening children's club is also available from 5 - 9 pm (€30 -pre book and dinner included)
  • Children's meals are available in the restaurant
  • Babysitting services are available (book and pay locally)
  • Games room
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Child's Menu
  • Hotel family friendly
  • Play room

Important Covid-19 refund promise

This holiday is offered by an ATOL bonded company, so your money is 100% protected if the supplier fails. The holiday is covered by the Package Travel Regulations that requires a full refund should be provided within 14 days if the holiday is cancelled due to a second wave of Covid-19.

The tour operator was the first of any of our tour operator partners to provide a 100% refund, following the travel restrictions in place in March 2020 after the Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown.

The tour operator has confirmed that they will continue to provide refunds in accordance with The Package Travel Regulations, in the event the Foreign Commonwealth office changing its travel advice after a second wave.

Some of the other key booking conditions relating to this holiday are listed below.

  • Deposit to book £150 to £180 per person.
  • Balance is due 12 weeks before departure date.
  • Cancellation charges up to 100% apply if you cancel the holiday within 10 weeks before departure.
  • You MUST buy adequate travel insurance which include curtailment and winter sports cover.
  • Admin charges apply for name changes and any misspelt names wrongly provided at the time of booking if not corrected within 21 days.

A copy of the full terms and conditions are available on request.

2020/2021 Season offers

Free Lift Pass - Free lift pass for the party leader of groups of 15 or more.

Half Price Equipment Hire - Half price ski hire or carriage - when you book your lift pass. Offer available on all dates.

Not valid on bookings made within 6 weeks of departure

Economy Ski Pack

Perfect for entry level skiers looking for the best price. Refurbished equipment from the Sensation and Evolution categories.

  • Ski types: Skis downgraded from Sensation and Evolution ranges
  • Maximum age: 3 years
  • Package includes: Skis, boots and poles
Atomic Nomad [S] Tune Plus

Atomic Nomad [S] Tune Plus

£66

Economy Skis Only

£49

Evolution Ski Pack

Entry level skis/snowboards perfect for those discovering the thrills of skiing on green and blue slopes. Manageable and reliable skis even on hard snow, that help you make progress whilst having fun.

  • Ski types: Slopes, Female, Snow blades
  • Snowboard types: Multipurpose
  • Boots: Good quality shoes for very good comfort
  • Maximum equipment age: 2 years
  • Package includes: Skis/snowboard, boots and poles
Atomic Nomad [S] Tune Plus

Atomic Nomad [S] Tune Plus

Dynastar Active Easy

Dynastar Active Easy

Rossignol Sprayer

Rossignol Sprayer

Burton Ltr

Burton Ltr

£85

Evolution Skis Only

£64

Performance Ski Pack

For all skiers at home on all types of slopes and snow. Comfortable, higher-performance skis/snowboards that guarantee stability and grip even at full speed.

  • Ski types: Slips, All mounting, Female
  • Snowboard types: All mountain, Freestyle
  • Boots: Good quality shoes for a good support
  • Maximum equipment age: 2 years
  • Package includes: Skis/snowboards, boots and poles
Salomon X-Drive 75 Sti

Salomon X-Drive 75 Sti

Head Absolut Joy S

Head Absolut Joy S

Rossignol Smash 7

Rossignol Smash 7

Burton Progression

Burton Progression

£105

Performance Skis Only

£79

Excellence Ski Pack

For the most demanding and experienced skiers. The highest quality skis for every terrain, both on-slope and off.

  • Ski types: Racing World Cup, Piste, All mountain, Free ride, Female
  • Boots: Hi quality and technical shoes for very good support
  • Maximum equipment age: 1 year
  • Package includes: Skis, boots and poles
Salomon X–Drive 8.3

Salomon X–Drive 8.3

Rossignol Experience 84 CA

Rossignol Experience 84 CA

Atomic Cloud Eleven Arc

Atomic Cloud Eleven Arc

£121

Excellence Skis Only

£91

Adult Helmet Hire

£21

Junior Champion Ski Pack Inc Helmet (Under 12)

For children 8-11 years at the 3-star or higher, as well as for older kids 12-13 years old at any level. Booking helmets is highly recommended it for beginners and children.

  • Ski types: high-quality skis (Racing skis, Twin tip skis)
  • Snowboard types: Junior
  • Maximum equipment age: 3 years
  • Package includes: Skis/Snowboard, boots and poles
Rossignol Hero Junior Multi-Event

Rossignol Hero Junior Multi-Event

Burton Ltr-Kids

Burton Ltr-Kids

£66

Espoir Ski Pack Inc Helmet (Under 12)

£49

Mini Kids Ski Pack Inc Helmet (3 - 5)

Perfect for kids under 6, to safely carve their first turns. Helmets are highly recommended for children.

  • Ski types: Junior
  • Package includes: Skis, boots and poles
Rossignol Roostie

Rossignol Roostie

Rossignol Princess

Rossignol Princess

£49

Prices & Availability

PP - Price per person based on full occupancy

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