Hameau Albert 1er

The Hameau Albert 1er is a 5-star hotel which belongs to the Relais & Châteaux network and has 36 rooms or chalets. This hotel built in 1903 is an institution in Chamonix. The original building houses 21 rooms and was built by Joseph and Lydie Carrier in 1903.


The Albert 1er hamlet is located in close proximity to Chamonix town centre. In winter, a shuttle service is available to take guests to the ski areas of the valley.

When booking at the Albert 1er, you choose comfortable and luxurious accommodation. Guest rooms are equipped with modern en suite facilities. Several room sizes are available

  • 20 m² rooms: these cosy rooms offer all the comfort and have a view on the garden.
  • Classic rooms 23 m²: discover rooms with a mountain decoration and a view on the needles or the garden.
  • luxury rooms 40 m² without fireplace: these spacious rooms play on the contrast between modernity and mountain atmosphere.
  • luxury room with fireplace: enjoy the view of the Mont Blanc and rediscover the charm of a good wood fire to warm you up after your day of skiing.

Le Bachal Spa

The hotel houses the “Le Bachal” spa to recharge your batteries after a long walk or to recover from a long day on the slopes. The spa “Le Bachal” is equipped with a jaccuzi and a hammam. Beauticians are also on hand to perform various treatments and massages.



The Albert 1er restaurant is a 2 star Michelin rated establishment. Chef Pierre Maillet offers gastronomic cuisine with an Alpine influence, inspired by the area between France and Italy.

The hamlet also houses the local restaurant, “La Maison Carrier”. Discover a warm and mountainous decoration with walls lined with old wood panelling. The dining room recreates the décor of an authentic Savoyard farmhouse. During the summer, it is also possible to eat on the terrace facing the Mont Blanc massif, while in winter, you can warm up by the fireplace. Chef Stéphane Gassot offers a traditional and generous cuisine with dishes from French and Savoyard cuisine: fillet of pork, pike quenelle, calf’s head, grilled pigs’ feet…

Hotel facilities

  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pool
    SPA and wellness area with steam bath, massage, sauna…
    Free parking
    Free Wifi internet connection
    Possibility of family rooms.
    Restaurants (Le Albert 1er & La maison Carrier) and bar (Le Quartz Bar)
    Breakfast service in room
    24-hour reception with luggage / laundry / newspaper service
    Lift and disabled access

Possible activities

  • Golf
  • Skiing (ski room and ski pass sales at the reception)
  • Oenological lunch
  • Pets are allowed in the hotel at no extra charge.


38 rte du Bouchet 74400 Chamonix Mont Blanc
Tel: +33 (4) 50 53 05 09 – Fax: +33 (4) 50 55 95 48

The Albert 1er hamlet is located 2 steps from the town centre and 200 metres from the Chamonix train station.

Opening information: The Hotel Albert 1er is partially closed during the autumn between mid-September and early December. Some rooms, the spa “Le Bachal” and the main restaurant remain open all year round.

History of the Hotel Albert 1er

When it was founded in 1903, the hotel was called “La pension du Chemin de Fer”. Indeed, Joseph Carrier, the founder, wanted to take advantage of the arrival of the railway line in 1902 and opened this small establishment next to the Chamonix station. Albert I, King of the Belgians, died in 1934. To pay tribute to this experienced mountaineer, the hotel was renamed in his honour. (A refuge on the Tour glacier was also named “Refuge Albert 1er” in 1930.)
In 1967, Marcel Carrier was awarded his first star in the Michelin Guide. Major works were undertaken in 1996 and the Hameau Albert 1er opened in the winter of 1997. This Hamlet includes 3 chalets – farms of 12 rooms, a SPA area, a swimming pool and the restaurant “La Maison Carrier”. The hotel joined the prestigious “Relais et Châteaux” chain in 1999. The same year, Pierre Carrier was awarded the 2nd star in the Michelin guide.


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