- Apartments: Le Cristal
- Country: France
- Region: Mont-Blanc & Chamonix Valley
- Our star rating
- Apartments (Self Catered)
- Sleeps 1 - 7
- Centre of the village
- Indoor heated pool
- Some apartments have their own sauna
Le Cristal d’Argentière residence is located right in the centre of the village, close to the train station, 50m from the shuttle bus stop that takes you to the busy resort of Chamonix and the famous Aiguille du Midi cable car.
This MGM built residence (older generation) enjoys a private indoor heated swimming-pool (12m x 6m), a spacious lounge area with open fire, a left-luggage room, a laundry room (payable) and a pool table (payable). Wi-Fi in reception area only (Summer 2017 - €20/week). Free outdoor public car park 50m away (limited spaces) or underground parking (Summer 2017 - £25/car/week payable at time of booking, subject to availability) and bread delivery service (payable). The loan board games, hairdryers, iron and ironing board, raclette and fondue sets is available at Reception (subject to availability).
The 45 apartments at Le Cristal are fitted and furnished to a good standard of comfort and convenience. Roughly half of the apartments have their own private sauna (Summer 2017 - subject to availability, €8/session/apartment, state at time of booking). They have a living area with a single sofa bed (except studio and alcove apartments sleeping 2-4), fully equipped kitchen area with ceramic hob, fridge, dishwasher, oven, kettle, coffee-maker and toaster, bathroom with bath or shower and WC. All apartments have satellite TV, telephone (payable) and a south or east-facing balcony. Please note that all bunk beds are 1.75m long and may therefore not be suitable for most adults. Some apartments are under the eaves.
Studio sleeping 2-3 (c19m2): Living area with double sofa bed and bunk bed (max. occupancy 3 people).
1 bedroom apartment sleeping 3 (26m2): bedroom with double bed
1 bedroom alcove apartment sleeping 2-4 (c 30m2): bedroom with double bed, alcove with bunk beds, separated by a curtain.
1 bedroom alcove apartment sleeping 4-5 (c 35m2): bedroom with double bed and alcove with bunk beds, separated by a curtain.
2 bedroom apartment sleeping 4-5 (c 40m2): bedroom with double bed and small bedroom with double bed or bunk beds.
2 bedroom alcove or mezzanine apartment sleeping 6-7 (c 70m2): 2 bedrooms each sleeping 2 and alcove with bunk beds or mezzanine with 2 single beds (separated by a door).
Prices include (2017):
Fully equipped apartment, bed linen and towels (extra set €7/pers/week).
To pay locally (2017):
Refundable deposit €300, local tourist tax c. €1.50/pers/day, end of stay cleaning if apartment is not left in perfect order €35-69. Pets welcome €39/week each (max 2/apt). To hire: cot €15/stay, high chair €15/stay or baby kit (cot + high chair) 25€/week (all subject to availability, state at time of booking).
To pay at time of booking (optional) (2017):
HOTEL SERVICES: beds made on arrival £26-35/apartment, final cleaning (excl kitchen area) £31-52/apartment or beds made on arrival + final cleaning (excl kitchen area) £48-78/apartment (payable at time of booking).
Le Cristal d’Argentière is a 4* residence which is located right in the centre of the resort of Argentiere, 50m from the tiny train station and the shuttle bus stop to the ski lifts and Chamonix. The Grands Montets cable car, the ski school and kindergarten are just 300m away.