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Hameau Albert 1er

At a Glance

    Pros

  • dazzling panoramas
  • superb cuisine
  • polished and cheerful service

    Cons

  • hard to get a reservation in season
  • the actual location is less than pristine

Hameau Albert 1er Review

At Chamonix's most desirable hotel, guest rooms are furnished with elegant reproductions, and most have balconies, with many (such as No. 33) offering unsurpassed views of Mont Blanc; choose between rooms in the original building or Alpine lodge–style accommodations—with touches of contemporary rustic elegance—in the complex known as le Hameau. In the dining room, Pierre Carrier's cuisine is as memorable as the marvelous mountain vista. Expect perfectly prepared and presented classical fare based on exquisite ingredients—from white truffles in season to impeccable game or seafood delicacies—with minimal interest in originality, surprise, or artifice.

    Hotel Details

  • 21 rooms, 3 chalets, 12 rooms in farmhouse.
  • Rate includes all meals.
  • Closed 2 wks in May, 3 wks in Nov.
Updated: 02-25-2013

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