The warm woods, elegant leather and the charm of the chalet. Here in Chamonix, overlooking Mont-Blanc, hospitality is key. Welcome to Michel Paccard’s hotel.
“Here, the hotel business is a way of life, rather than just a job”
At Michel’s, elegance comes all too naturally. And he makes living well very much his business. That’s because the Chalet-Hotel Hermitage, The Originals Relais is a place where hospitality is born from the subtle alliance between excellence and authenticity. “The mountain, it's a world apart, with different rules and values that we all have to respect. With our know-how, our family can offer guests an unrivalled and truly personalised level of service”, explains Michel. The Paccard family does an excellent job. This 4-star hotel in Chamonix has 22 rooms, five chalet suites and the ‘maisonnée’. The Savoyard style is chic yet understated, where everything is designed to make guests feel as comfortable as they can possibly be. This hotel, firmly focussed on their guests’ well-being, is a little paradise in an idyllic setting.
“Here, we live to the rhythm of the mountain”, explains Michel, who wanted to create “a unique personality for each of the 22 rooms, staying true to the Savoyard style, highlighted by wood and stone”. Every room is an inviting cocoon, with all the necessary facilities you could ever need. In the wood-panelled chalet, 3 suites sleep 4 people and a further 2 suites sleep 5, all offering total comfort. The ‘maisonnée’ is a separate 140m2 chalet, designed for families or larger groups of friends, including its very own private garden.
- Non smoking room
For Michel, at any time of day, “great service, responsiveness, staff presence, high-quality products and personal service are our priorities”. Furthermore, at breakfast the hotel provides a delicious sweet and savoury buffet made up of homemade and regional products. Enjoy this superb setting with breathtaking views over Mont-Blanc. For smaller appetites, Michel and his team offer all kinds of light bites and tasty treats to guests in the lounge, in their rooms or the garden between 8am and 11pm. Finally, the hotel bar, elegant yet cosy, is the perfect place to relax alone or with friends in front of the roaring fire.
In Chamonix, in this inspiring and majestic location, the Chalet-Hotel Hermitage, The Originals Relais is the perfect place to rest and recharge before discovering all the riches of this fantastic region.
From Chamonix, there are a huge amount of great walks to try, particularly through the parks and amazing nature reserves. The waterfalls in Berard and Dard are particularly impressive. As are the canyons of Diosaz, a protected site that is accessible by foot. Lake Blanc, in the heart of the Aiguilles Rouges, Bleu, Noir and Vert Nature Reserves, as well as the Cornu, Brévent and Gaillands Lakes, among others, will help you appreciate the incomparable beauty of the local scenery.
L'AIGUILLE DU MIDIAscending to the summit of the Aiguille du Midi mountain is always a thrilling experience. To reach this unmissable location from the centre of Chamonix, simply take the Aiguille du Midi cable cars. In just 20 minutes, after a dizzying climb, you’ll arrive at the 3,842m peak. At the top, you’ll find terraces where you can take in the 360° panoramic view of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Thanks to the cable cars, you’ll be able to experience the summit terrace, 3,842m up, where you can appreciate the glorious view of Mont-Blanc.
REST AND RECHARGEThe hotel benefits from an outdoor wellness area. Everything comes together to create an innovative sensory journey. Firstly, the Alpine garden allows you to take in all the essential elements: air, water, plants and nature. Within the garden, you can choose between 3 different saunas found in traditional mazots made of wood and stone. Then you can dive into the biotop pool, before trying the Alpine Jacuzzi bath. Finally, the Fenil, with its reading room, tea room and relaxation room will leave you feeling fully rejuvenated. Round off your experience with a visit to the massage room, with a range of relaxing treatments available in the hotel.
What our customers say
"Best Hotel on our trip"
Very warm welcome. Beautiful views. The garden is amazing. By far the best breakfast (And Hotel) that we had on our roundtrip through Switzerland (and Chamonix-Mont-Blanc :-)) Keep up the good work. PS: Loved the smoothie and waffles idea
"Relaxing in a cozy hotel"
The staff are very friendly and customer oriented, the garden is a highlight.
"Excellent could not be faulted "
Faultless Perfect in every way.
"Coming Home in Chamonix"
We loved to stay with you for the second time after 6 years, and we are happy the service is still as good as it was ! Up to a third time ... ? ;-)
The girls were really helpful and cheerful - nothing was too much trouble. The meal at the hotel was the tastiest (and cheapest) we’d had all week! Our corner room was gorgeous. The bed and the fluffy pillows were amazingly comfortable - I slept so well and for so long... The garden was a haven for relaxation - sauna and plunge pool brilliant after a hike... Thank you! Rachel
The staff was delightful and very helpful in arranging reservations. The garden was enchanting and a nice place to relax away from shopping or hiking. We will definitely stay here again in or next visit to Chamonix.
I think we have found our favorite place to stay in Europe!
We really enjoy or stay, we can highly recommend this hotell. Location, Staff, everything.
The Hermitage provides a wonderful range of services in a lovely spot tucked away from bustle and hum of Chamonix centerville. While only a 10 minute walk from Chamonix’s center and main activities, the location with accompanying garden feel like another, calmer, quieter world. The staff are highly professional and accommodating and rooms are well appointed. A bar and restaurant are on premise along with several saunas so you could easily spend a day retreating from the city if you like. The hotel is also located just a short walk to the pool as well as QC Terme, which I also highly recommend. If you’re considering a couple days in Chamonix you should definitely consider the Hermitage. You won’t be disappointed.
Everything about the hotel was wonderful
Lovely hotel. Wifi in the Chalet was modtly none existent. Fantastic staff. Ambiance brilliant.
"Great stay at The Originals Hermitage "
We had a lovely stay at the Hotel The Originals Hermitage. The location was great, centrally located but quiet and withdrawn, and with a lovely, friendly staff in all fiunctions. Lovely rooms, great breakfast and very nice surroundings.
In Chamonix, in this prestigious setting, the hotel is home to a fully-equipped room for hosting all your professional events in the very best surroundings.