Hotel Slalom in Chamonix review – Social Beautify Travels.


I first visited Hotel Slalom four years ago in the summer, so this time it looked like a different place. Very tranquil and magical.

This is the only hotel I’ve stayed in that brings guests closer together and you really do feel like your at home.

Situated in Les Houches in the Chamonix Valley, you’ll have amazing views from every single window. This time I stayed in the smallest room in the hotel as it was a bit of a last minute booking decision on mine and Mr.D’s side but nevertheless we had a breathtaking view even from the bathroom window. There’s are rooms with beautiful views of the Mont Blanc mountain range from the bedroom windows too. There’s a total of 10 rooms in the hotel.

Bathroom window view - Hotel Slalom

My view from the bathroom window.


Hotel Slalom -Kandahar run view

View to the bottom of the Kandahar run. If you’re good enough you can ski practically to the door.

If you’re looking for a perfect hotel for a ski holiday look no further. Ski rental shops are just across the road, literally. You’ll have two lifts to take you up the mountain only about a minute walk from the hotel. On of them being Bellevue lift.  If you’re a super skier or border there’s the greatest Kandahar run to challenge you. And if you’re a beginner like me you’ll have plenty of blue/red runs in the valley too. You can pretty much ski right to the door, there’s only a small road you’ll have to cross.

Les Houches highstreet

Bellevue lift and Les Houches valley.

Les Houches chear lift

Chair lift right at the back of Bellevue lift.

Les Houches mountain view

Breathtaking view.


Don’t forget that this is also a perfect destination in the summer months, when you can take advantage of summer sports like mountain biking, high ropes, canoeing etc.

View of the Alps- Les Houches

What makes Hotel Slalom feel so much like home? Its outstanding and very personal service.

It has a large living area and a bar buzzing in the evenings. It’s quite amazing how it brings all the guests and locals together. All the staff are very friendly and I think that their charm has a lot to do with it. In a very relaxed, friendly manner they manage to bring the guests together. We met some lovely people there and I must say I really hope I’ll meet some of them again.

The hotel serves a lovely continental breakfast including delicious french pastries and cheese. It’s all you need to set you off for a day on the slopes.

As it’s a fairly small sized hotel the’s no restaurant, however with French tradition of eating out  it’s not an issue at all. There’re 3 restaurants about half a minute walk from the hotel and more down the road, so there’s a decent choice of places to dine. One of them is totally out standing and a must visit La Basilic.  During my week in Les Houches I ate there 3 times.

If you think you will like this place as much as I do here is the link.

Here’s the promotional video of the hotel. I happened to be there at the time and even made the final cut. See if you can spot me…

Hotel Slalom from Colab Media on Vimeo.

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