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Evian Resort Hotel Ermitage - Luxury holidays to the French Alps

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  • About this holiday

    Expressions Holidays has worked with the Hotel Ermitage as a family hotel for many years, both before and after the modernising renovations of 2010. The facilities and range of activities remain just as interesting and inviting all year round, including golf, swimming, hiking, and mountain biking. As well as utilising these fantastic facilities, make the most of the Hotel Ermitage's easy proximity to Lake Geneva, the surrounding mountainous countryside, and, of course, Geneva itself. A holiday here is highly recommended for an action-filled stay on the French-Swiss border with plenty of culture to hand.

    The journey and how you get there

    Expressions Holidays includes a flight with British Airways from London to Geneva as this service is excellent with plenty of flights every day. However, we can arrange for you to fly from your local airport if you prefer, subject to availability of airline. Whilst we include a hire-car because many clients want to explore the area during their stay and the drive from the airport to the hotel is very straightforward, we can arrange a private transfer for you instead.

    Complimentary

    Access to all sports and Spa facilities.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways London to Geneva, hire of a group I car (Renault Espace or similar) and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices here are for a family of 2 adults and 2 children under twelve years for 7 nights in the lowest priced room type for families.
    Low Season £4,490
    High Season £5,970
    Based on sharing two Standard South Side Rooms.
    Many other room types are available on request from us
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code

    FE427

    Our opinion

    The Evian Resort-Hotel Ermitage is a cosy and refined hotel overlooking the waters of Lake Geneva, with Switzerland to the north and the Alps to the south. Completely refurbished in 2010 the Hotel Ermitage has a new, fresh interior housed within its chalet-style interior.

    Hotel description

    A cosy and refined hotel set within the heart of the Alps the Evian Resort-Hotel Ermitage  is surrounded by an elegant park of hundred-year-old trees and scented plants, nestling against the mountains and overlooking the serene waters of Lake Geneva. The hotel combines a feel of comfort and cosiness whilst enjoying a superb range of sports and leisure facilities, catering for adults and children alike.
    The refurbished Evian Resort-Hotel Ermitage re-opened in June 2010 with a completely new feel and look. Within the chalet-style exterior now resides a completely refreshed and spruced up hotel of the highest standards yet it is in harmony with its splendid natural surroundings and there has been extensive use of natural materials with a soft comfort and warmth. Families are still especially well catered for with a number of family rooms and in-room amenities for children. As at the Hotel Royal, children have access to the excellent Kids Resort, set within the 42-acre park and offering a most comprehensive range of activities, including creative workshops and a multimedia room.
    The close proximity to the Evian Masters Golf course, which is an 18-hole, par-72 course with panoramic views of Lake Geneva, makes the hotel a popular choice with golfers. As well as benefiting from the facilities at the Hotel Royal, the Ermitage has its own indoor and outdoor pools and spa, the Maison Les 4 Terres, which uses Tellutherapy, an exclusive concept combining the natural active principles of the Earth. There is also a complimentary funicular, which links the two hotels and the town below. The Ermitage’s has two restaurants, the elegant La Table where chef Michel Mottet concocts authentic and fragrant recipes and the Bibliotheque which has a sunny yet intimate feel. The Ermitage offers a more informal and affordable alternative to the Hotel Royal and is ideal for families looking for a warm and friendly hotel with excellent facilities.

    Location

    Evian-les-Bains,French Alps

    Official star rating

    4

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    About 45 minutes drive

    Closest airport

    Geneva

    Room types

    Evian Resort Hotel Ermitage offers 124 rooms and 30 suites with either a park or a lake view and have air conditioning at a daily charge. 
    Standard South Side Room - double or twin.
    Deluxe South Side - double or twin.
    Privilege South Side double or twin.
    Deluxe Lake View - double or twin.
    Family Lake View.
    Junior Suite South Side - double or twin.
    Junior Castle Suite with lake view.
    Suite with Lake View.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Spa Quatre Terres, 2 Restaurants including La Table and La Bibliothèque, Bar, Indoor and Outdoor swimming pools, Evian Resort Golf Club.

    Water sports

    Swimming. The children's swimming pool is supervised throughout the day. Life jackets are provided for water-based sports including boat trips.

    Land sports

    Oxygen track, Archery, Climbing wall, Tennis, Evian Masters Golf club

    Evian Masters Golf Club

    The technical 18-hole, par-72 golf course located in the park with panoramic views of the lake is a breathtakingly beautiful course, enjoying views of Lake Geneva from some holes. It includes, a covered practice range, 2 putting greens, a chipping green, a pitching green, training bunkers and a pitch and putt, as well as the friendly Chalet du Golf restaurant serving wonderful savoyarde specialities. There are a variety of training programmes offering personalised instruction for all levels, including those dedicated to children during the summer holidays. From 20 to 23 July the twelfth Evian Masters Competition brings together the top 78 women golfers in the world.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Evian Casino, Evian les Thermes, Geneva, Monteux, Lausanne by boat, Ski resorts (Chamonix, Morzine-Avoriaz).

    Sports nearby

    Evian Masters Golf Club and Training Centre, Guided hikes, Mountain biking, Rafting, Canyoning, Water sports, Helicopter. 

    Children

    Children are welcome at this hotel. Maximum occupancy restrictions apply with Deluxe South Side, Privilege South Side, Deluxe Lake View and Junior Castle Suite allow 2 adults and 1 child, or 1 adult and 2 children. Junior Suite South Side and Suite with Lake View allow 2 adults and 2 children. Children are not permitted to stay in Standard South Side Rooms. Children staying in their parents' room are accommodated free of charge. Children's Menus are available and baby resort packages can be purchased. Children 3 years and up enjoy free access to the Kids' Resort.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    Distance in miles: Thonon - 6 miles, Geneva - 27 miles, Annecy - 52 miles, Chamonix - 67 miles, Lyon - 120 miles, Paris - 358 miles, Calais - 494 miles.

    Pets are permitted at a charge.

    Children's club: The Kids' Resort is available year-round to children aged between 4 months and 11 years. The Kids Resort is open for two half day periods each day, from 8.30am to 2pm and from 12pm to 6.30 pm. Each half day is available at a charge. The Baby Resort is for babies from 4 to 36 months and has a feeding room, a changing room and a special place for naps. The Kids' Resort is for 3 to 5 years, and for children aged 6 to 11 years. For the Baby Resort proof of date of birth and of vaccinations is compulsory. The kids resort covers more than 1000 square metres, including a dance studio, an outdoor square, a swimming pool, gardens and a stage for shows. Activities include mini Olympics, music workshops, puppet making, glass engraving, modern dance and archery. Excursions during the French school holidays are available at an extra charge, to the mountains, an aqua park or a maze, amongst other things. In winter, children can enjoy 5 half-days of skiing, looked after by qualified ski instructors or supervisors. Lunch is available at a charge, and children’s dinners are also available each evening in one of the hotel’s restaurants.Access to the Kids' Resort is complimentary for the third child.
    Teenagers’ club:  Young adults aged between 12 and 16 can enjoy the Royal Rider, which provides activities at a charge. Activities during the French school holidays include go-karting, canyoning, horse riding, rafting, waterskiing and golf programmes.
    Babysitting: In-room babysitting is available in daytime and evening at a charge and must be pre-booked, preferably prior to arrival.
    Pre-ordering service: It is possible to order provisions for infants and toddlers which you will receive in your room on arrival. Please ask for details.
    Children's entertainment: Children’s books, DVDs/videos, cinema, board games and video games are available. During the French school holidays, children aged 4 and upwards can enjoy dinner and entertainment at the Evian Royal Kids Resort.
    Medical services: There is a doctor resident at the hotel and 24-hour first aid cover is provided. The nearest hospital is 10km from the hotel.
    Family dining: Children can dine in the Café Royal restaurant, which has one Michelin star, from the age of 7 years. They are able to dine without restrictions in all other restaurants and there is a children’s choice on the menus. A dedicated children’s menu is available as part of the Children’s Club and à la carte is also available for children, with no need for orders to be placed prior to mealtimes. Other restaurants at the hotel include the rotisserie at La Veranda and garden buffets in Le Barbecue-Piscine.
    Family rooms: The hotel has an excellent range of family rooms, which can accommodate two adults and two children. The Park and Lakeview Suites can accommodate 2 adults and 3 children. Interconnecting rooms, cots and extra beds are also available on request.
    Children's amenities: The hotel is able to provide baby baths, changing mats, bottle-sterilising kits, bottle-heating facilities and kettles on request.
    For children: Younger guests receive a bathrobe, book and T-shirt, adapted to the child’s age.

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