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Hotel Heliopic - Summer

Chamonix, France

From $900 per person in low season
From $1100 per person in high season

based on 7 nights

Based on 2 adults sharing a Superior room for 7 nights on a bed and breakfast basis with return private transfers.

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At a Glance

  • Great location opposite the Aguille du Midi cable car

  • Kids' entertainment room with complimentary smoothie bar

  • Fantastic large spa with indoor pool

  • Wealth of activities on the doorstep

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Insider's View

Kids will love their own dedicated space where they can sit and chill, it even has a complimentary 'drink as much as you like' smoothie bar!

The take-away service is great for getting good food to take with you on your journey in the great outdoors.

The hotel is conveniently located opposite the Aguille du Midi cable car so you can very quickly get to the summit.

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Description

The ideal choice for a family vacation in Chamonix, the Hotel Heliopic is located at the base of the famous Aiguille du Midi lift at the foot of Mont Blanc. This stylish hotel has a large Spa by Nuxe, an indoor pool and is very family friendly.

Nestled at the foot of Aiguille du Midi the four star Hotel Heliopic offers a warm welcome to guests looking to experience life in Chamonix, arguably the most famous Alpine town in the world. Stylish in its design, the feel at this hotel is 'retro mountain chic' with two 4-storey chalets containing 102 rooms, a 500m² spa, restaurant and bar.

Guests are made to feel at home as soon as they set foot in the hotel; the lobby area has a friendly, sociable feel to it with lots of different alcoves to relax and enjoy a drink in. There is even a dedicated kids' area with giant beanbags, a complimentary smoothie bar and sweets and popcorn dispensers to tuck into whilst kicking back and playing games or watching a movie. The lobby also has information points for mountain guides, a self service library with mountain-related books, board games and DVDs and a music room.

There are two restaurants at the hotel: the hotel's signature restaurant serves locally inspired dishes and a daily buffet breakfast, whilst the Epicerie du Midi is a mini grocery store with a retro 50s American diner feel, serving delicious dishes to eat in or take out - perfect for those wanting to grab something and get into the great outdoors.

The Nuxe spa offers a haven of relaxation to return to after an action packed day in the mountains with a 15m x 6m indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and three treatment rooms offering a range of treatments and massages.

The hotel offers complimentary bike hire making it easier to get out and enjoy the vast amount of biking trails Chamonix has to offer. Boasting a reputation as the 'World Capital of Mountaineering' in summer, Chamonix is awash with activities both down in the valley, on the water and up high on the mountain peaks. The unpretentious Hotel Heliopic is a great choice for families looking to embrace everything that this Alpine mecca has to offer.

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Accommodation

Rooms at Heliopic are designed with comfort in mind and all have a balcony with views of the mountains. They are all equipped with a bath, desk, hair dryer, TV, DVD player, safe and complimentary WiFi. Whilst there isn't a minibar there are tea and coffee making facilities. Room service is available.

Baby cot and laundry service is available on request.

Superior Room

Approximately 25m², the superior rooms can be configured as either a double or twin bedded room . Has a separate bathroom with bath and overhead shower. There is a pull out sofa bed suitable for one person and room for a cot.

Family Room

These family rooms are usually around 35m², with a double or twin bed along with a bunk bed and one shared bathroom, sleeping a maximum of four people.

Childcare

Whilst there is no dedicated childcare available at this hotel, there are plenty of great facilities for children. It has a dedicated kids' entertainment room containing giant beanbags, games, a smoothie bar and sweets and treats which are all free for guests to enjoy.

Facilities

The Heliopic has a spectacularly large Spa to indulge in with lots of facilities and treatments to aid relaxation, together with the indoor pool.

There are two restaurants, the Heliopic restaurant is for enjoying fine dining whilst the Epicerie du Midi has lighter food with take away available.

Nuxe Spa

A large 500m² spa, with steam room, sauna, ice grotto, tepidarium, ice bath and relaxation area.

Swimming pool

15m x 6m swimming pool with jacuzzi.

The Heliopic Restaurant

Serves buffet breakfast from 0630 - 1000 and dinner from 1900 to 2200 with the choice of a set menu or a la carte options.

Epicerie du Midi

Gourmet takeaway, serving a large selection of food which can either be eaten in this American-style diner or taken away. Open from 7am to 4pm.

Activities

With a wealth of activities on the doorstep you can immerse yourself in all that Chamonix has to offer. Take advantage of the complimentary bike hire from the Heliopic to explore the vast array of bike trails or enjoy hiking, climbing, or more extreme sports such as climbing or paragliding. There is a guide meeting point at the hotel should you wish to take advantage of the local knowledge and hire a mountain guide.

Experiences

  • Accro Park Tree Adventure Chamonix

    Enjoy some exhilarating adventures between the tree tops in this fantastic park which is filled with ziplines, Tarzan swings and rope bridges, with something for adrenaline seekers big and small.

  • Canoe-Raft and Airboat in Chamonix

    Experience the excitement of the two-person Canoe-rafts or a single person Airboat down the river in Passy.

  • Canyoning in Chamonix

    Canyoning is a challenging and exhilarating activity where you can swim down and dive into mountain creek pools in Chamonix.

  • Chamonix Multi-Activity Adventures

    Chamonix has so much to offer for those seeking an active vacation sometimes it can be hard to fit it all in, if so, our customized multi-activity adventures may be just the thing. Adventures include canyoning, paragliding or via ferrata plus more.

  • Glacier Hike from France to Italy

    An exceptional glacier hike from France to Italy, guaranteed to be one of the most magnificent walks of your life. Led by a fully qualified mountain guide this hike is for strong, regular hikers comfortable with 7 km at altitude.

  • Glacier Hike in Chamonix

    Take a trek on one of the several Glaciers in the Chamonix Valley. Accompanied by a knowledgeable, fully qualified mountain guide at all times.

  • Guided Hiking in Chamonix

    Hiking in Chamonix is one of the best ways to feel at one with nature and with a private guide you will have an expert on hand to show you the best trails and teach you all about the local area; the flora, wildlife, geological structure and heritage.

  • Helicopter flight - Chamonix

    Fly over the spectaculr Mont Blanc Massif with bird's eye views of soaring cliff faces of glacial blue and some of the most beautiful scenery in the Alps.

  • Hydrospeed in Chamonix

    Speed down the L'Arve river in Chamonix on a special hydrospeed float in this exhilarating white water sport. You will learn how to steer and use the natural flow of the river and flippers to guide you.

  • Ice Climbing on the Mer de Glace, Chamonix

    If you love a challenge then ice climbing is definitely up there with challenging sports and is not for the faint hearted.

  • Montenvers Railway, Chamonix

    Take the famous little red train along the rack and pinion railway from Chamonix to Montenvers at 1913m high. Here you can visit the imposing panorama of the Mer de Glace glacier, the Drus and the Grands Jorasses.

  • Montenvers Refuge, Chamonix

    Built in 1886 to accommodate the first explorers and mountaineers to the Mer de Glace, the Montenvers Refuge is set at 6,725 feet on the Mont Blanc and has been extensively renovated so guests can experience this amazing location in luxury.

  • Paragliding in Chamonix

    Enjoy a bird's eye view over Chamonix valley and the Mont Blanc range in this paragliding experience.

  • River rafting for Families and Beginners, Chamonix

    For a slightly more gentle river rafting experience, ideal for families and beginners this is a rafting experience down the Valley in Passy.

  • River rafting in Chamonix

    When the weather warms up and the snow melts the water swells the rivers that pass through the wild, rocky gorges creating an exciting sport for adventurous groups or families.

  • Rock climbing in Chamonix

    From beginners to experienced, children to adults, the challenge can be as easy or as challenging as you like. A qualified High Mountain Guide will help you on your challenge and will tailor the routes depending on your groups abilities.

  • Step into the Void in Chamonix

    Take the Aiguille du Midi cable car to the highest of the Aiguilles de Chamonix and take a fearless 'Step into the Void' for a sensational 'must see' experience.

  • Summer Mountaineering, Chamonix

    Climbing mountains has long been a challenge some humans have relished, whether beginner or experienced you will be able to experience how it feels to conquer mountains in the Alps. Options range from a beginners course to a 5 day excursion.

  • The Italian Job White Water Rafting

    If you're looking for an adrenaline challenge then the Dora Baltea River in Italy is one of the best white water adventures in Europe.

  • Via Ferrata in Chamonix

    Via Ferrata literally means 'iron path' and is a thrilling way of climbing the edge of a mountain in relative safety. Chamonix has a variety of via ferrata from easy to challenging, making it the ideal place to climb and see spectacular views.

Location & directions

Chamonix, France

Hotel Heliopic is situated at the foot of the Aiguille du Midi cable car and a five minute walk from the center of Chamonix.

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