Hotel Folie Doucein , France
So what's it like?
Make way, make way – the Hotel Folie Douce is here. From the name that brought you the most legendary après bars in the French Alps, comes a brand-new flagship hotel, opening in Winter 18/19.
Located in the famous Palace of Chamonix – formerly known as the Grand Savoy Palace – the hotel looks over the heart of the town, with everything you need on your doorstep. It’s ski-in, ski-out, and the Savoy lift is only metres away, so you’ll be up in the Brévent-Flégère ski area in no time at all. What’s more, if you’re a beginner, you’ll be picked up for your lessons at the hotel, meaning you don’t have to brave the piste before you’re ready, or awkwardly lug around your skis.
After you’ve prised yourself away from the piste and the ski lifts shut up shop, you can head back to enjoy four hours of non-stop après from 4-8pm every single day at the After Mountain Party Bar, with singers, dancers and DJs. For something a little more low-key, try one of the delicious cocktails at Bar Janssen.
It’s not all about partying though. The spa, spanning 640m², offers you the chance to relax after a day on the mountain. Warm up in the sauna or steam room, or join in a yoga lesson in the Zen room (for an extra charge). If you’re more the outdoorsy type, there’s an incredible outdoor pool offering stunning views of the Mont Blanc. The kids won’t be bored, either, as the hotel runs its own kids’ club (for an extra charge) with a range of indoor and outdoor activities like movie nights and snowman-building.
The food options are impressive too. Half-board meals can be taken in the Savoyard and French-themed Le Petite Cuisine, serving up the likes of raclette, pizza and pasta, or in the brasserie-style La Fruitiere and La Mayen for a supplement – the dishes here are divine. If you’re feeling peckish in the afternoon, you can also grab a quick bite from the street-food stall, Le Kiosco.
After the day is done, you can retire to bed in a contemporary, ambient room, and get ready to do it all again.
New This Season
· ski-in, ski-out on a beginners' slope · at the foot of the Savoy lift · less than a minute's walk to the resort centre · ski school pick-up for beginner lessons
All rooms are non-smoking and have free WiFi and a safe. Superior rooms also have tea and coffee facilities, hairdryer, slippers and bathrobes. Cots and interconnecting rooms are available on request.
Twin or double room (18m²) - sleeps 1-2: twin or double beds, private shower and WC.
Superior twin or double room (18m²) - sleeps 1-2: twin or double beds, private shower and WC.
Please note: For guests staying in the standard twin/double rooms, entry to the spa area and outdoor pool is available for €9 per day. Prices are subject to change.
· Bar Janssen cocktail bar · After Mountain Party Bar · lounge · three sun terraces · live music and entertainment · free WiFi · internet terminal · La Fruitière Brasserie (reservations are highly advised) · La Petite Cuisine French restaurant · Le Kiosco street food · outdoor pool · complimentary access to wellness area with two saunas, steam room and fitness room · extra charge for massages and other treatments · games room · extra charge for Folie Douce kids' club for 4-12 year olds open from 8am-9pm · laundry facilities · in-house ski shop · ski room with lockers and heated boot rack · outdoor and underground parking · five lifts to all floors
· hot and cold buffet breakfast · 3-course evening meals with dessert buffet (taken at La Petite Cuisine) · half-board meals can also be taken in La Fruitiere or La Mayen for a supplement (please make evening reservations in advance) · Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve gala dinners included
This hotel has an outdoor pool.
Hotel run kids' club
This hotel runs a kids' club - see the hotel description for details.
Close to the slopes
Stay close to the slopes and you can be one of the first on and last off the snow every day.
Step straight onto the slopes from your hotel and avoid any awkward ski bus transfers.
Gym and fitness centre
There's a gym or fitness centre available here.
WiFi is available at this accommodation.
Half board includes breakfast and evening meal.