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 6,300 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 feet 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

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.9)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Buffet


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Max adults: 2
Double or Twin Room with Mountain View
  • 1 queen bed
  • 2 twin beds
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Max adults: 3
Triple Room with Mountain View
  • 3 twin beds
  • 1 queen bed
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Max adults: 5
Family Room with Mountain View
  • 5 twin beds
  • 1 queen bed
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Max adults: 5
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Max adults: 7
Family Room
  • 3 twin beds and
  • 2 full beds
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  • The staff speaks English

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About Refuge du Montenvers

Welcoming guests since May 12, 2017

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  • 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, Clémence Reservations Department

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    Asked about: Double or Twin Room with Mountain View • Answered on December 26, 2019
  • The price says it includes breakfast and dinner but the information says the restaurant is closed until 31st March - so my question is whether dinner is included or not??

    Good morning, Half board is included in the booking (dinner + breakfast), you'll eat in le Restaurant du Refuge. Indeed, our other restaurant "Le Panoramique" is closed until March 31st. Best regards, Clémence BRUN Reservations department +

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    Answered on November 6, 2019
  • 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

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    Asked about: Suite with Mountain View • Answered on November 16, 2021
  • Hi, What is the train schedule during August? Thanks

    please check link:

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    Answered on December 13, 2021
  • How can i get to the town and ski lift

    You have to take train and go down in chamonix center to join ski lift

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    Answered on October 15, 2021
Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • La Mer de Glace Ski Lift
    0.1 miles
  • Chamonix Golf Course
    1.6 miles
  • Les Praz - La Flégère Ski Lift
    1.7 miles
  • Planards
    1.8 miles
  • Grepon
    1.9 miles
  • Retour Pendant Ski Lift
    2 miles
  • Richard Bozon Sports Complex
    2.2 miles
  • Chamonix Casino
    2.3 miles
  • Evettes Ski Lift
    2.3 miles
Top attractions
  • Chamonix Ski School
    2.4 miles
  • Chamonix - Planpraz Ski Lift
    2.7 miles
  • Aiguille du Midi
    3.9 miles
  • Step Into the Void
    3.9 miles
  • Mont Blanc
    7.2 miles
  • Skyway Monte Bianco
    8.2 miles
  • Courmayeur Cable car
    10.4 miles
  • Saint-Gervais-Les-Bains Thermal Baths
    10.5 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Mer de Glace
    0.1 miles
Ski lifts
  • Train du Monteverns
    0.1 miles
Public transit
  • Train Montenvers - Mer de Glace Train Station
    2.1 miles
Closest Airports
  • Geneva International Airport
    44.1 miles
  • Chambéry-Savoie Airport
    53.8 miles
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Restaurant le Refuge du Montenvers

    Food: French

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, High tea, Cocktail hour

Amenities of Refuge du Montenvers
  • Terrace
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
Food & Drink
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Packed lunches
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Until 10:00 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 are considered 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 by request
€ 15 per child, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds 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.

Mastercard Visa 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 34 per stay.

From the 1st of August, a health pass will be required on arrival for adults to access catering services (breakfast, bar and restaurant).

Please make sure you consult train timetables as the last train can leave as early as 16:00, 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.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

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

  • Room options at Refuge du Montenvers include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Triple
    • Family
    • Suite
    • Bed in Dorm
    • Double

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

    • Guests staying at Refuge du Montenvers can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.3).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Vegetarian
      • Buffet

    • Check-in at Refuge du Montenvers is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

    • Refuge du Montenvers is 2.5 miles from the center of Chamonix.

    • From the nearest airport, you can get to Refuge du Montenvers by:

      • Bus 2h

    • 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.

    • Refuge du Montenvers has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant le Refuge du Montenvers