Only accessible by train, departing from Montenvers-Mer de Glace Train Station, Refuge du Montenvers is a shelter-style hotel set in a 19th-century building and located at an altitude of 6276 feet in the Mont-Blanc mountain range. Free WiFi is available. The rooms come with heating, mountain views and a bathroom with a shower and Pure Altitude free toiletries. The dormitory has access to a shared bathroom. The on-site restaurant, Restaurant Le Montenvers, features French regional cuisine. A few yards away, guests can also enjoy a drink at Le Bar des Glaciers or a lunch at Le Panoramique restaurant which features a panoramic terrace with views of the Mer de Glace. Montenvers-Mer de Glace train stop is a 3-minute walk away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip.

Refuge du Montenvers has been welcoming guests since May 12, 2017

Nearby Ski Lifts:
  • La Mer de Glace Ski Lift - 650 feet

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.9)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian


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Room Type
3 twin beds
1 queen bed
5 twin beds
1 queen bed
3 twin beds
2 full beds
6 twin beds
2 full beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Chamonix
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  • Swanoski
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    I loved the historic atmosphere and access to the glacier and hiking trails.
  • Thaddeus
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Incredible hotel and location. Employees very friendly and accommodating.
  • Larisa
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    If you are looking for escape and rest - PERFECT place. Amazing views. nice path to walk (make sure you have correct shoes to walk in nature). Great food - real French home food. Perfect breakfast. Nice selection of wine. High quality country stay.
  • Jenn
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The super clean facilities overall. The food quality was excellent both dinner&breakfast. Well prepared
  • Carmen
    We had such a great time during our weekend in the region. It was a great experience to stay at the hotel. The location is beautiful, food was delicious, the room was very comfortable, great hikes were possible directly from the hotel, and the...
  • Michiel
    Superb location, nice hotel, staff service levels could easily be much better- almost 500 euro for 2 nights, waiting times starter to dinner > 1 hour with vague excuse only have 2 kitchen members, check out waiting time 20 minutes as pc was...
  • Ellie
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Amazing place to stay. We loved the views. The restaurant was better than we expected- beautifully presented French food.
  • Trevor
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great place to stay up the mountains with great views of the mountains and glacier.
  • Betsy
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    An historic property and a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the mers de glacé. Staff were lovely and helpful. We loved the preservation of the hotel, the railway... historic blended with the new. Our suite was stunning and our views were...
  • Kewalin
    My second time here. Perfect place to recharge and relax. Stunning mountain view outside the windows. Great French breakfast and Savoie 3 course dinner. You can get a drink from the bar and just relax by the fireplace in the winter. Felt like a...

Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days

  • Hello Are you able to ski from here? Thank you! Ilene Winters

    Dear Ilene, The Refuge is not located on the slopes and we are not near any ski lift. You have to go down to Chamonix to ski. Best regards, Cléme..
    Answered on 26 December 2019
  • Hi, What is the train schedule during August? Thanks

    please check link:
    Answered on 13 December 2021
  • what time is last check in

    Hello, The last train from Chamonix to reach us is at 4:30 pm, so the last check-in is around 5:00 pm. You can arrive in the afternoon if you want
    Answered on 21 April 2023
  • Hello, I read there is not parking a available. Where do most of the guest park their cars? Thank you, Ottavia

    Hello, there are free parkings in Chamonix Center. After guests have to take train to go up on Montenvers Site. have a nice day
    Answered on 16 November 2021
  • what is the latest we can arrive as flight is a late one.

    The latest train goes from Chamonix at 4:30PM or 5:00PM in the summer
    Answered on 20 April 2023
  • We are planning on booking a room and hiking up to the hotel. Where do we park our car?

    In the parking call Biollay or Plannard
    Answered on 31 August 2022
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Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant le Refuge du Montenvers
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • High tea • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
    • Dietary options

Amenities of Refuge du Montenvers
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Terrace
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Mountain view
  • View
  • Terrace
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Wake-up service
  • Packed lunches
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Key access
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

House rules

Refuge du Montenvers takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Until 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 4 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request
€ 15 per child, per night

Prices for cribs aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.


When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Cash Refuge du Montenvers accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that the property is only accessible by train, departing from Montenvers-Mer de Glace Train Station, located in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.

Guests are invited to park their car near Montenvers-Mer de Glace Train Station. Please note that parking places are limited.

The return trip train ticket to the hotel is not included in the price and costs EUR 37 per stay.

Please make sure you consult train timetables as the last train can leave as early as 16:30, depending on the season.

Please note that Le Panoramique restaurant and Le Bar des Glaciers are not in the hotel but located a few feet away.

Please note that for reservations of 5 or more rooms, special conditions may apply. Please contact the property for further details.

Please inform Refuge du Montenvers of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Refuge du Montenvers

  • Refuge du Montenvers offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Check-in at Refuge du Montenvers is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • Guests staying at Refuge du Montenvers can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.0).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Vegetarian

    • Room options at Refuge du Montenvers include:

      • Twin/Double
      • Triple
      • Family
      • Suite

    • Refuge du Montenvers has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant le Refuge du Montenvers

    • Refuge du Montenvers is 2.5 miles from the center of Chamonix. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • The prices at Refuge du Montenvers may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.