38, Route du Bouchet 74400 Chamonix − France
Member of Relais & Chateaux
5-star, Relais & Chateaux, the Hameau Albert 1er proposes a luxurious haven of tranquillity in the very heart of Chamonix, where the Carrier-Maillet family has been dedicated to providing charm, prestige, gastronomy and warm welcome to the mountain since 1903.
Luxury hotel rooms with character; family suites; cosy, independent chalets; indoor/outdoor swimming pool and spa, facing Mont-Blanc; gastronomic Michelin** restaurant; traditional restaurant and seminar rooms promise a fabulous stay in the world capital of mountaineering...
A family story
Since 1903, the history of 5-star hotel, Le Hameau Albert 1er and the affirmation of its mountain identity have been the foundations for its serene and stylish hotel rooms, where you can peacefully contemplate the Mont Blanc panorama. The chic hotel rooms in the main Albert 1er building and La Ferme, the Martine and Blaitière suites and the Soli and Grépon chalets propose six intimate areas…peaceful havens in which to relax under the watchful eye of Mont Blanc.
Taking inspiration from the past and combining it with the future could well be the Hameau Albert 1er’s motto. For more than one hundred years, the Maillet-Carrier family has been overseeing the destiny of the formerly named ‘Railway Guesthouse’ (Pension du Chemin de Fer) and relies strongly on its history to build its future. Over the years, the now, 5-star Hameau Albert 1er hotel has been tastefully refurbished with an emphasis on aesthetics and premium comfort.
Today, the Hameau Albert 1er, made up of chalets and a historical main building, resembles a small hamlet, nestled in a rustic garden, with a brook flowing between the fruit trees.
All that is left to do is choose the ambience of your room: contemporary or alpine tradition, pure white tones or the intimacy of old timber. From the comfort of your bed, everything around you tells a different story...
With 20m2 of floor space and a garden view, these rooms propose a traditional, mountain decor with a touch of modernity and all the necessary comfort for a relaxing stay.
With 23m² of floor space and a view of the garden or the Aiguilles Rouges, some classic rooms are in a traditional, mountain style with noble woodwork and propose a light atmosphere with all comforts. Other rooms are in a more modern style, proposing a sleek decor with subtle links to the high mountain through a piece of artwork.
With 40 m2 of floor space, the luxury rooms propose sleek, white walls in a natural finish that contrast with stained black oak woodwork and the exhibition of a piece of mountain folk art furniture. Mountain artwork animates each room with different subtle tones.
While you might find the subtle grey, mauve and taupe tones of the Aiguille Rouges in one room, you may find the clear blue high mountain sky or the mineral grey of the sides of the Dru in another. Rooms are equipped with a spacious and light bathroom with jet bath and walk-in shower.
The ambience of a wood burning fire, facing the bed and sitting area, adds to the modern decor and mountain character of these luxury rooms with fireplace and Mont Blanc view.
With a subtle decor consisting of an old piece of folk art furniture juxtaposed with contemporary design, each room is defined by a piece of mountain artwork from the Carrier family’s private collection. Rooms are equipped with a spacious and light bathroom with jet bath and walk-in shower to guarantee an enjoyable stay.
With 40m² of floor surface, these rooms have a terrace, providing access to the garden or a balcony facing the Mont Blanc range, bringing together the architecture of old farm houses with the furniture of contemporary designers such as Gaetano Pesce or Lecorbusier.
Rooms are equipped with a spacious and light bathroom with jet bath and walk-in shower for a relaxing stay.
With a floor space of 40m², adding to the contemporary and mountain style, the warmth of a modern fireplace facing the bed and sitting area creates a cosy ambience of luxury.
Rooms have a balcony with view of the mythical summits of the Mont Blanc range and are equipped with a spacious and light bathroom with jet bath and walk-in shower for a relaxing stay.
With 47m2 of floor space, these contemporary rooms in a mountain style have a superb view of the Mont Blanc range and are equally as comfortable as our luxury rooms, but offer more space and light.
Some are equipped with fireplace and a bed for a third person. These rooms have a large bathroom with jet bath and walk-in shower for a relaxing stay.
With 70m² of floor space, ideal for a couple and two children, this apartment is equipped with a spacious bedroom with a large balcony facing Mont Blanc, fireplace, elegant bathroom with jet bath and shower; and a smaller room with twin beds (double upon request) and shower room.
In-keeping with the style of La Ferme, the apartment presents an old wooden setting, complimented with contemporary furnishings
A cosy cocoon in a mountain style
Unveiled in July 2017, the Blaitière Suite offers 90m² of independent space, not two steps from the hotel’s main building.
Consisting of a main bedroom with luxury bathroom, a smaller bedroom with walk-in shower and a communal lounge with fireplace, this new gem is perfectly suitable for a family of four.
Designed by our architect, Lionel Adam, to bring optimum comfort to its guests, this unashamedly contemporary cocoon fuses wonderful mountain design and cosy atmosphere. Here, modern technology blends seamlessly with the wood and stone finishes, while the white wall coatings contrast with warm fabrics.
Its name is no coincidence; you need only gaze through the suite’s patio doors or from its terrace at the majestic view of the Aiguille de Blaitière mountain, to the left of Mont Blanc and with a summit of 3,522 metres
A spacious suite, facing Mont Blanc
Situated on the first floor of ‘La Maison Carrier’ restaurant, this 150m² duplex apartment on two levels offers a luxurious space of impressive volume and is ideally suited for families or friends of up to six people. With a warm and modern decor, you will find a white-washed wood effect throughout, mountain folk art furniture and a private collection of the late Chamonix-born artist, Pierre André Camilleri paintings. With its clean lines and pastel colours, this unusual place encompasses the art of the mountain’s warm welcome.
This luxurious refuge boasts on its first floor a spacious living room with a large balcony facing the Mont Blanc range, a bedroom with double bed and a shower room. A staircase leads you into a magnificent open-plan master bedroom with high open beams, fireplace and bath tub, as well as another large balcony facing Mont Blanc. On this same floor, there is another sleeping space for two people complete with bookcases. In the living room, you will find a magnificent rustic table as well as a large corner sofa, where you can share a convivial meal or play a family board game.
A chalet reminiscent of a ‘white dream’
Stepping inside the Chalet Grépon, is like diving into a white paradise, with the promise of cosy nights where sweet dreams are made. Named after the granite peak that overlooks it, this chalet proposes a 45m² bedroom where the immaculate white interior is warmed by the flames of the wood burner.
Beautiful materials such as white maple wood, Corian and pure wool curtains make the interior unashamedly minimalist and modern.
This heavenly journey of discovery continues on the private terrace which proposes a panoramic view of the Brevent and Aiguilles de Chamonix. The Chalet Grépon also has a small bunk room for two children, as well as a bathroom with jet bath and shower.
Its modernity, the quality of materials and furnishings, the fluidity of lines, not to mention the prestigious trademark furniture of Philippe Starck and Toshiyuki Kita rank this chalet in the category of most luxurious spaces in the Alps. A dream of white luxury at the foot of this world-famous mountain.
The chalet Soli, a Savoyard cocoon
The Chalet Soli owes its style to the haylofts of long ago, raised maisonettes built next door to the farmhouse to conserve commodities and precious family belongings.
For 2 to 6 people, this 80m² Savoyard chalet, nestled in the heart of the garden, has a cosy feel to it, with a wooden interior and visible timber frames in the salon with fireplace.
Two double, ensuite bedrooms, each with Jacuzzi bath, a private sauna, and two single beds upstairs on the mezzanine, provide comfort throughout.
The chalet has a private terrace and direct access to the Hameau’s garden. The mountain wildlife paintings of local and admirable artist, François Olivier Brunet, animate the chalet with authentic character. A stay in the Chalet Soli is like experiencing a wonderful Robinson Crusoe adventure, yet on a luxury scale, with your own private space in which to relax and recharge your batteries.
A hot stone massage, a dip in the Mont Blanc-facing swimming pool, a blissful moment in the bubbling Jacuzzi or some therapeutic time in the steam room; let yourself be carried away in the well-being paradise that is our spa, Le Bachal, accessible to our hotel guests, as well as non-residents guests who reserve a massage or treatment and will get 2 hours access.
Le Bachal, a pause in time to return to life’s essential values
If you wish to savour your time and escape for a moment of absolute well-being, Le Bachal is the place to go. A well-being centre where you can relax in the hands of our massage/beauty therapists and swim in the Mont Blanc-facing pool, before indulging in a hot stone treatment. Le Bachal proposes a variety of different treatments that you have always dreamed of :
At the Hameau Albert 1er spa, men are also entitled to a moment of relaxation thanks to a masculine range of body and facial treatments proposed specifically for men.
At our spa ‘Le Bachal’, our proposed treatments are designed to be personalised: a massage adapted to your body’s needs, a facial adapted to your skin type.
For the tailor-made composition of essential oil blends, we listen to our clients and take the time to exchange with them before proposing a treatment.
This means we are able to propose a suitably-adapted treatment according to our clients’ expectations, personality, wishes and the season. In the summer, anti-inflammatory rhododendron is used alongside juniper (ideal for circulation) and relaxing rose wood. In the winter, warmer spices such as cinnamon and bitter orange are favoured.
Our aromatherapy, essential oils, dietary minerals and plants are all essential for giving your body the care and attention it deserves. The ‘Anne Semonin’ products we use are 100% eco-friendly and not only nourish the body but appease the mind.
Now in Chamonix, you can discover the benefits of grape-based oeno-cosmetic skincare routines with our proposal of grapeseed wraps, scrubs, drainage and massages. Here, at Le Hameau Albert 1er, vineyards play an important role in our spa as well as in our restaurants!
A combination of wood and Mont Blanc granite, this new seminar room offers 95m² of modular space that can welcome up to 80 people for corporate events: seminars, business meetings, team building exercises, cocktail parties and receptions...
A spacious work area with a loft atmosphere that benefits from natural light, this architecturally-designed, private, modular meeting room can be divided into three separate rooms to suit your needs and is equipped with high-tech features and a vast entrance hall.
Chamonix is a magnificent outdoor play area where your team can discover and take part in year-round sport and mountain activities with qualified professionals. The Hameau Albert 1er team is on hand to organise your outdoor activities:
Sitting down to dine in head chef, Pierre Maillet’s two-star gastronomic restaurant, Albert 1er, is like the beginning of an epicurean journey of discovery, where taste reigns supreme.
'Things are perfect when they taste precisely what they are.'
The chef’s objectives are to conserve the taste of the produce while respecting its texture and to gently combine ingredients and not spoil them by trying to over-enhance them.
Having taken over from his father-in-law, Pierre Carrier, Pierre Maillet has upheld the restaurant’s traditions by proposing a subtle, modern and natural cuisine, inspired by the surrounding area.
Marc-Henri Mialon, head sommelier of our Albert 1er gastronomic restaurant will be delighted to share with you his passion for wine. He proposes a monthly meeting of one or several wine makers, in which they share their know-how and allow you to discover their best wines through a tasting. The morning wine tasting session is followed by a gourmet lunch in the Albert 1er restaurant with the elaboration of a special menu in accordance with the winemaker’s wines, who will have the pleasure of your company at the table.
Our traditional restaurant is now closed for holidays. We will welcome you again on Friday 15th June 2018 for the dinner.
Our gastronomic restaurant ' Albert 1er ' remain at your disposal during this period.
Revisiting the cuisine of the past, in a meticulous, mountain style setting: a table in the farmhouse promises traditional, mountain cuisine, a carousel of desserts in the centre of the restaurant, and favourite house wines.
A journey of culinary traditions where you rediscover the cuisine from a bygone era'
Subdued purple lighting with hues of blue and live jazz with piano and saxophone combinations: welcome to the QuartzBar – a chic and cosy place to spend those special evenings.
With a decor reminiscent of Mont Blanc rock crystals, the QuartzBar provides an elegant atmosphere for an unforgettable evening.
A la carte, you will discover lesser-known appellation crus from our alpine region, high quality vintage wines and Champagnes, as well as numerous cocktails and liqueurs in this unique lounge space.
The QuartzBar proposes a selection of sweet and savoury gourmet tapas. In the afternoons, you can find a selection of teas, coffees and homemade hot chocolate, accompanied by homemade cakes and pastries. The QuartzBar’s ‘à la carte’ menu will not only make your mouth water, it will awaken your senses.
Six nights a week in peak season, either playing solo or with other talented musicians, composer and coordinator, Samir Hodzic, guarantees a pleasurable evening for all to enjoy: with his jazzy pieces that reflect world music from great musicians. From swing to classical musical, the QuartzBar welcomes all types of music styles, rhythms and amateurs.
In peak season, every evening from 7pm to 10pm
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