A medieval city built around a hilltop castle and riddled with canals, Annecy is best explored on foot. On this walking tour, your private guide will reveal the history behind the rickety old buildings, fortifications and characterful cobbled lanes.
Hôtel des Alpes
Located in the heart of Annecy, the small Hôtel des Alpes is a relaxed, contemporary property less than five minutes’ walk from the town’s main sights and Lac d’Annecy itself. Enjoy meandering from the hotel to the old town, up and down the canals and browsing in the local shops.
Inside, the decor combines contemporary style and comforts with rustic, traditional elements in a warm and welcoming way. The 32 rooms are set over four floors and feature tasteful interiors decorated in modern tones of taupe and gray with pops of raspberry. The rooms vary in size across the different categories but all are comfortable and many feature small balconies overlooking the bustling streets below.
The breakfast room next to the reception area serves a daily selection of hot and cold options, and although there is no hotel restaurant, there are plenty of local restaurants and cafes in the surrounding streets.
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There are 32 rooms spread over three room categories at Hôtel des Alpes. All rooms are decorated in muted hues of gray and beige with highlights of bright berry tones. Some rooms have small balconies with chairs that look out over the streets of Annecy and all have modern wall decorations that either reflect the proximity of the lake or feature pop-art style images of Hollywood celebrities such as Audrey Hepburn. All rooms have modern, white-tiled bathrooms, air conditioning, cable TV and free Wi-Fi.
Situated in the heart of Annecy, Hôtel des Alpes is a great location for visitors looking to uncover Annecy on foot. A five-minute walk takes you into the old town and a further few minutes takes you to the renowned Palais de l’Île and the tip of Lac d’Annecy.
Food and drink
A buffet breakfast of hot and cold dishes is laid out daily in Hôtel des Alpes intimate breakfast room. There is no restaurant for lunch or evening meals, however, the old town is a ten-minute walk and bursting with restaurants, cafes and bars.
There is no elevator at Hôtel des Alpes.
We find Hôtel des Alpes to be a simple yet central base from which to explore the lake town of Annecy. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on call to help you with anything you might need and the interior is full of local charm.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Cruise along the scenic shores of Lac d’Annecy on a private boat on this evening cruise. Visit a smuggler’s cave and admire the turquoise waters then sip an apéritif as you watch the sun set behind Annecy.