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Evian Resort Hotel Royal - Luxury holidays to the French Alps

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  • About this holiday

    The five star Evian Resort-Hotel Royal is the perfect destination for active family holidays away from the heat of the Mediterranean, in the sublime scenery of the French Alps. The Masters Golf Club, jogging track around the estate, archery, and tennis courts ensure that there is something new for guests of all ages to try each day within the resort, while water sports on the lake, river rafting, and mountain biking in the nearby area offer thrilling excursions. A Kids' Club , babysitting, and a variety of family accommodation combinations are also available to complete a stress-free, enjoyable holiday. Within such a short distance of Geneva, the Evian Resort-Hotel Royal is well-suited to long weekends and short breaks.

    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 sports facilities 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 for seven nights in the lowest priced room type for families.
    Low Season £2895
    High Season £5220
    Based on sharing a residence park room for four.
    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

    FE426

    Our opinion

    The Hotel Royal at Evian-les-Bains is impressive and imposing, yet elegant and comfortable and neither pompous nor pretentious. It offers an incredible range of year-round activities to keep all members of the family occupied and satisfied.

    Hotel description

    Exciting opportunities for families abound at the Hotel Royal, set on a hillside above the pretty town of Evian-les-Bains and enjoying breathtaking views over Lake Geneva. Prestigious luxury is an inherent quality of the Hotel Royal and the imposing exterior gives way to an equally impressive interior, with high ceilings and full-length arched windows. The hotel is a haven of tranquillity, set within its own beautiful 42-acre park and manicured grounds.
    The bedrooms have an elegant style, with furnishings and fabrics that add to the sense of light and space that is seen throughout the hotel. This grandeur, however, is neither pompous nor pretentious, but instead a welcoming ambience is created that will appeal to guests of all ages. Up to two extra beds can be provided in many of the guestrooms and suites, and interconnecting rooms are also available. The hotel runs a children’s club throughout the year, the Kids Resort, which offers an excellent range of complimentary activities in a fantastic site in the heart of the hotel’s park. Children can enjoy music workshops, puppet making, mini-Olympics and archery, amongst many other activities. During the French school holidays these are complemented by a range of off-site excursions available at an extra charge, including trips to an aqua park and the mountains. The hotel also offers family outings to ensure that you can enjoy the area together, such as with hot-air ballooning, rafting, mountain biking and sailing. Further facilities at the hotel include a spa, the Evian Masters Golf Club and a beautiful rimless outdoor swimming pool that is shaped like a grand piano and has stunning views over Lake Geneva. The Hotel Royal provides outstanding facilities for families and is ideally suited to those looking for a long relaxing break.

    Location

    Annecy, French Alps

    Official star rating

    5

    Annual opening

    Open all year

    Distance from airport

    45 minutes

    Closest airport

    Geneva

    Room types

    Evian Resort Hotel Royal offers 148 rooms including 12 suites, all of which feature a balcony or terrace and a shower and many feature a bathtub and private lounge. Interconnecting rooms are available. Rooms are divided into the following categories:
    'Sejour' double or twin with park view
    'Residence' double or twin with park view
    'Sejour' double or twin with lake view
    Family Room
    'Residence' double or twin with lake view
    Junior Suite with park view
    Junior Suite Rotonde
    Junior Suite Exclusive
    Belle Epoque Suite
    Presidential Suite (on request)

    Hotel facilities and services

    Spa Evian Source, 5 restaurants including La Suite, 1 bar, Kid's resort with own pool and courts, Tennis courts, Gym, Bike hire, Indoor and outdoor pool heated pools, Private helipad, Evian Resort Golf Academy, Sports and cultural activities organised in house, Yoga Season Experience.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    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.

    As well as a fitness centre at the Hotel Royal there are numerous other sporting activities available on site, including a jogging track through the park, aqua-aerobics, archery, a climbing wall and tennis. Staff at both hotels are happy to organise excursions and activities outside the hotel but some activities may need to be booked in advance. Full details available on request.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

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

    Sports nearby

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

    Children

    Children staying in their parents' room are accommodated free of charge. Children 3 years and up enjoy free access to the Kids' Resort. Children's Menus are also available and baby packages can be purchased.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

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

    Children’s club The Kid's Resort is available year-round to children aged between 2 and 11. The Kid's 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 Mini-Club is for 2 to 5 years, and the Juniors’ Club for children aged 6 to 11 years. For the Mini-Club, 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. The emphasis is on discovery and enrichment, and children are able to choose what they would like to do, guided by the supervisors. 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 Kid's Resort is complimentary for children above 3 years.
    Teenagers’ Club Young adults aged between 12 and 16 can enjoy the Royal Rider, which provides activities at a charge. These include art workshops, street hockey, a multimedia corner, skateboarding and pitch and putt. Activities during the French school holidays include go-karting, canyoning, horse riding, rafting, waterskiing and golf programmes, at an additional charge.
    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 Interconnecting rooms are available. Children are allowed their own room. Up to two extra beds can be provided on request in some of the rooms. Cots can also be provided.
    Children’s amenities The hotel is able to provide baby baths, changing mats, bottle-sterilising kits, bottle-heating facilities and kettle on request.
    For children Younger guests receive a bathrobe, book, and T-shirt, adapted to the child’s age.

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