Chalet Hotel Mariandre, Alpe d'Huez

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4.3 out of 5 based on 7 reviews
We had a fantastic week. The chalet hotel is all very nice, clean and tidy and the staff were really good. The only downside was the amount of kids there, but we only booked it 48 hours before going! The accommodation was very central, close to the lifts and really good. Meals were a bit of a mix, with mains li... + more
Andy
5 out of 5
I visited this property in 2015 and it has a great location in the Old Town of Alpe d'Huez. You only have to turn left from the chalet hotel, go up a small flight of stairs and walk 50m to the bucket lift. This quirky lift has four linked baskets that you stand up in and it takes you directly to the ski school ... + more
Kiah, SNO Staff
5 out of 5
A first go at this type of holiday - and what a fantastic experience. The kids loved it and we cannot fault the service and staff. Ticked off a bucket list item before we go back to New Zealand. Thank you! + more
Hare Family
4 out of 5
Excellent. A fantastic team who together made our holiday experience one to cherish and remember. + more
Goodwin Family
4 out of 5
Amazing holiday, fantastic childcare. Brilliant food and amazing hotel team. Would recommend to all friends. + more
Bowock Family
4 out of 5
Absolutely fabulous experience. The staff simply can't do enough to ensure that we had an enjoyable holiday. Thank you we will be back! + more
Micklebrough Family
4 out of 5
We had a lovely holiday. The staff and food have been outstanding, both childcare and hotel staff. The children have had a fabulous holiday. The company have a great formula and the staff really make it happen. High quality food from the kitchen was great. Staff engagement with guests was excellent - a very wel... + more
Ford Family
4 out of 5
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Package - what's included - what's included & available - what's included plus available extras - what's included & what extras are available

Accommodation
Catered Chalet
Flights Included
Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Overview - chalet description - Chalet Hotel Mariandre description

The Mariandre continues to attract repeat visits from families year after year mainly due to the excellent location of the hotel within this renowned family-friendly resort combined with the warmth of hospitality and unmatched service provided by our staff.

Families love Alpe d'Huez itself, its wonderful ski area, and the comfort and superb convenience of the Mariandre itself.

Traditionally styled and furnished, it is warm and inviting, and ideally placed for skiing families, with easy slope access, convenient child care, a choice of family bedrooms and suites, and of course our full Chalet Hotel meals and service.

'Location, location, location!'

The Mariandre is ideally situated for families, being close to the resort's main centre of shops, restaurants and cafés, yet pleasingly away from the livelier après-ski bars and nightlife. The 'Palais du Sport' is within a short walk, with its indoor and outdoor swimming-pools, and the night-time toboggan-run on the Eclose slope is also close by. For your ultimate convenience, our partner ski-hire shop is literally right next to your own front door (see main photo above)!

Ski Area Access

Staying just above the ski-hire shop and a mere 50m from the nearest piste and ski-lift is every skier's dream, and makes the Mariandre a perfect choice for skiers who just hate to walk! The Telecentre lift, known locally as the 'Yoghurt Pot', links the centre of the resort up to the Rond Point des Pistes, from where the whole area opens up, with a choice of five different lifts to whisk you on up the mountain. Alternatively, you can start your day on the piste just 50m from home, and ski down from there to the Eclose lifts to take you up into the main heart of the area. At the end of the day, you can ski back on piste to the same point, and in normal conditions just carry on the last 50m across the Tourist Board's terrace to the Mariandre.

Comfortable Hotel Facilities

The spacious lounge/bar area, with its big picture windows, comfy sofas, flatscreen TV (some English channels) and the handy reception desk and bar, forms the focal point of the Mariandre. Downstairs, the dining-room is in two parts, and is furnished in simple French bistro-style. A touch on the snug side if everyone arrives at once for breakfast, it is amply sized for adult dinners, with a convivial atmosphere.

The bedrooms and family suites provide a choice of accommodation styles for different family sizes, and all have the benefit of private en suite facilities, flatscreen TV and DVD and many a balcony too. The bedrooms are being redecorated for this winter with new bathrooms also being fitted in the majority of the rooms.

The Nursery and separate sleep-room are off the main lounge, whilst the spacious and attractive Snow Club room, where our Cocoa Club is also held, is conveniently situated within the hotel Typical bedroom style - almost all are large enough to take a cot building.


Families - any extra notes for parents with children

Nursery ·17 weeks - 40 months In Chalet Hotel
Snow Club ·3 - 8 years In Chalet Hotel
Cocoa Clubs Mini Cocoa Club ·3 - 5 years In Chalet Hotel
Cocoa Club ·6 - 12 years In Chalet Hotel
Children’s Ski Lessons ·3 - 12 years offering a wide range of ski classes and activities
Strict signing-in/out procedures ·all ages whenever responsibility for children
Guided Ski Fun ·3 - 10 years afternoon groups
Snow Club fun ·40 months + for children over nursery age

Facilities - Chalet Hotel Mariandre features

  • Centrally located in the old village area of the resort
  • Ski back to the front door under normal conditions
  • 'Telecentre' ski-lift and piste only 50m away
  • Free ski-bus stops almost opposite the hotel
  • Wide range of family rooms and suites, all with private en suites, all with en suite facilities and DVD/TV (local)
  • Traditional rustic dining-room
  • Comfortable lounge/bar with feature fireplace with TV and Wifi
  • Large south-facing sun-terrace
  • Dedicated in-house Nursery and adjacent Snow Club room
  • Lift from 1st to 4th floors
  • Substantial breakfast, and Afternoon Tea with a selection of cakes and savouries
  • Children's high tea served at 5.30pm
  • 5-course adult-only dinners including apéritif, choice of wines, coffee, and featuring our 'Culinary Choice' menu
  • FREE Baby-Listening / Child-Patrol Service daily from 7.30-11.00pm

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

  • GROUND FLOOR

    Entrance, dining-room & separate kitchen, boot-room, stairs to first floor. Ski-room with external access.

  • FIRST FLOOR

    Reception, spacious lounge/bar with picture windows, lift, sun-terrace, Nursery, external access on same level as Telecentre ski-lift and piste (approx. 30m away).

    Room Sleeps Summary
    Room 2 Twin bedroom with bath/wc/balcony
    Room 3 Twin bedroom with bath/wc/balcony
    Room 4 Double bedroom with bath/wc/balcony
    Room 5 & 6 Sleep 4-5 Two separate twin bedrooms adjacent to each other, each with en suite bath/wc, one with additional single fold-down bunk-bed and balcony
    Room 7 & 8 Sleep 4 Twin bedroom opposite twin bedroom, both with en suite bath/wc
  • SECOND FLOOR

    Room Sleeps Summary
    Suite 102 Sleeps 4 Two interconnecting twin bedrooms, one with shower/wc, the other with bath/wc/balcony
    Room 104 Double bedroom with bath/wc/balcony
    Rooms 105 & 106 Sleep 4-5 Two separate twin bedrooms adjacent to each other, both with bath/wc/balcony and one with additional fold-down single bunk-bed
    Room 107 Sleeps 3 Triple room (double bed with single fold-down bunk) with bath/wc/balcony
    Suite 108 Sleeps 4 Twin bedroom (bath/wc) interconnecting to twin bunk room (wc)
    Suite 109 Sleeps 5-6 3 separate sleeping areas - twin bunk room connecting to twin bedroom, connecting to lounge with double sofa-bed (suitable for 2 children under 12) sharing bath, separate shower-room and wc
    Suite 110 Sleeps 5-6 3 separate sleeping areas - as Suite 109 with the edition of a balcony in the lounge area
    Suite 111 Sleeps 4-5 2 separate sleeping areas - walk-through twin bunk room to twin bedroom (shower) with lounge area and balcony with single sofa-bed (suitable for 1 child under 12), sharing bath/wc
  • THIRD FLOOR

    Room Sleeps Summary
    Rooms 203 & 204 Sleep 4 Two separate adjacent bedrooms (one with double bed and one with two single beds) both with bath/wc/balcony
    Rooms 205 & 206 Sleep 4 Two separate twin bedrooms adjacent to each other, both with bath/wc/balcony
    Rooms 207 & 208 Sleep 4-5 Triple bedroom (double bed & single fold-down bunk) with balcony, opposite twin bedroom, each with bath/wc
  • FOURTH FLOOR

    Room Sleeps Summary
    Suite 209 Sleeps 5-6 Double bedroom and twin room (single bed and single fold-down bunk) with small kitchenette and separate lounge with double sofa-bed (suitable for two children under 12) sharing bath and wc. (The suite is under eaves).
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    All Rooms/Suites will take a cot except 4, 5, 107 & 207. Supplements per person per night: Rooms with bath/wc/balcony £2.95 Suite 108 with bath/wc £1.95 Suites 109, 110 & 111 bath/shower/wc £2.95 Suite 102 bath/shower/wc/balcony £3.95 Suite 209 bath/wc £3.95 NB: The 'pairs' of rooms shown are either adjacent to or opposite each other, but are not interconnecting.  Reduced under-occupancy supplement of £129 applies when a family of 3 share 2 twin rooms.


Meals - food and drink in Chalet Hotel Mariandre

With a skiers’ buffet breakfast to start your day, afternoon tea to welcome you ‘home’, and 4- or 5-course evening meals with wine and coffee included to complete the evening, our chalets and Chalet Hotels provide by far the best value accommodation in the Alps!

We set high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively before the season starts, to ensure that guests will enjoy every meal with us.

For six days of the week in both chalets and Chalet Hotels, our staff prepare all your meals for you. The majority of parents feel that young children can inhibit the dinner-party atmosphere at evening meals, especially if they are over-tired, so children under 13 years are served High Tea at around 5.30pm in our chalets and Chalet Hotels alike. They are not then permitted to join adult dinner, as they are generally happier either getting some rest ready for tomorrow’s adventures, or if 6 years old or more, joining our child care staff in Cocoa Club.

On their one day off per week, your host in chalets will prepare a Continental-style breakfast which will be left for you to help yourselves, whilst in Chalet Hotels, a full buffet breakfast will still be served to you as normal. That evening, you and your family then have the chance to eat out in one of the local cafés or restaurants, which your Representative will be happy to help you arrange.

Breakfast

A good breakfast is essential on a ski holiday, so we provide our chalet guests a choice of cereals or porridge, fruit juices, plentiful tea, coffee and bread (and croissants in France), cold meats, cheese and preserves, and boiled eggs. This is normally presented buffetstyle for you to help yourself.

In addition to all the above, our Chalet Hotels and NEW this year in all our chalets, a hot dish, such as scrambled eggs on toast, or home-made pancakes with maple syrup is also offered.

Piste Picnics

Our Chalet Hotel teams can also prepare a packed lunch for you on request, at a small local charge. For those keen to keep their Eurospending to an absolute minimum, this is the ideal way to keep your costs down!

Afternoon Tea

The traditional ‘welcome home’ after a day on the slopes will be laid out for you in your chalet or Chalet Hotel, ready for your return, every day except the team’s one day off each week. A good cup of tea or coffee is the perfect accompaniment to a delicious slice of freshly home-baked cake – different every day and our Chalet Hotels also feature a selection of cakes for you to choose from.

Children’s High Tea

High Tea provides children under 13 with a healthy menu, but tailored more towards children’s tastes than our main adult dinner, and puréed food is also always available for infants on request. Parents are asked to accompany their children under 36 months at High Tea please, whilst children from 3-12 years will be supervised by staff.

Adult Dinner in Chalets

In all our chalets, our four-course dinners for adults (and children 13 and over only) start with canapés and an apéritif, followed by an appetiser, main course and dessert. The meal is accompanied by a choice of wines, unlimited during the meal service, with freshly chilled water also always available, and followed by complimentary coffee or tea with chocolates to round off your evening.

Special Diets

Vegetarian options are always on our ‘Culinary Choice’ menu in our Chalet Hotels, and are available in our chalets if you advise us in advance. Other special diets can generally be catered for at a cost of £35 per person per week. Any dietary requirements must be advised to us at the time of booking in order for us to be fully prepared.

Family Dining Chalets

For those families who prefer to eat together with their younger children, we offer our Family Dining option in any chalet of up to 12 beds, if you book the whole chalet for your own party, subject to chalet suitability. Everyone then eats together in the evening, starting at 6.30-7.00pm. The meals are based on our adult menus, with some flexibility for younger taste buds, although not a complete ‘à la carte’ choice!

The additional charge for changing meals to Family Dining is £39 per child.

We update Chalet Hotel Mariandre's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

Availability - dates & airports - dates & departure airports - chalet dates & departure airports - Chalet Hotel Mariandre dates & departure airports

Price per person with: Prices shown are per person based on: Prices shown are per person based on: The prices shown here are per person and based on the following criteria:
Fri 16 Dec 201616/12/16
£653£599
Fri 23 Dec 201623/12/16
£999£929
Fri 30 Dec 201630/12/16
Sold Out 
Fri 06 Jan 201706/01/17
Sold Out 
Sun 08 Jan 201708/01/17
£698£549
Sun 15 Jan 201715/01/17
£708£573
Sun 22 Jan 201722/01/17
£773£762
Sun 29 Jan 201729/01/17
£878£868
Sun 05 Feb 201705/02/17
available 4 sharing
Sun 12 Feb 201712/02/17
£1668
Sun 19 Feb 201719/02/17
available Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Without Flights
Sun 26 Feb 201726/02/17
£932
Sun 05 Mar 201705/03/17
£833£808
Sun 12 Mar 201712/03/17
£803£778
Sun 19 Mar 201719/03/17
£748£703
Sun 26 Mar 201726/03/17
£898£848
Sun 02 Apr 201702/04/17
Sold Out 
Sun 09 Apr 201709/04/17
£1168
Sun 16 Apr 201716/04/17
Sold Out 
This package holiday to Chalet Hotel Mariandre in Alpe d'Huez, France departs Sunday 8th January 2017, for a 7 night stay on a "catered chalet" board basis. A local tourist tax (Taxe de Sejour or Kurtaxe) is levied by many councils in European ski resorts. It varies by standard and type of accommodation and is age dependent, so not everyone is charged. It's not included in the basic price of your holiday and is usually paid locally. For reference, the average charged in winter 15/16 was between 50p and £2 per person, per night.
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Resort - about Alpe d'Huez - about holidays in Alpe d'Huez - about ski holidays in Alpe d'Huez - about ski holidays in Alpe d'Huez France

Glacier Skiing Awesome Après Ski 300 days of sunshine

Buckets of off piste and an incredible terrain park make this a freeriding and freestyling paradise - combine this with 250km of pisted runs and you’ve got something for everyone. The town offers a colourful variety of après ski from ice caves to nightclubs and activities for all ages that will put the cherry on top of any ski holiday.

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Great for Nightlife Off Piste Terrain Parks Groups Families

Alpe d'Huez webcam

Snow Report: Top 100cm, Bottom 30cm

Snow Forecast: 16cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 82cm

Alpe d'Huez trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Grenoble (GNB)158km 1h50m
Region:France, Alps.
First opened:1936

Alpe d'Huez lift pass price last reported as €225 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet Hotel Mariandre.
Night skiing: Yes
Alpe d'Huez has NSEW facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December – April.

Town altitude: 1860m
Top of slopes: 3330m
Bottom of piste: 1130m
Vertical drop: 2200m
Total length of trails:250km
Longest piste:16km
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"Fantastic week Jan/Feb 2016"

Andy
5/ out of 5
We had a fantastic week. The chalet hotel is all very nice, clean and tidy and the staff were really good. The only downside was the amount of kids there, but we only booked it 48 hours before going! The accommodation was very central, close to the lifts and really good. Meals were a bit of a mix, with mains like duck and venison – always really tasty and plenty to eat. Our bedroom was nice, the only thing I would say is that it would have been nice to have some kind of furniture on our balcony as we had some really hot sunny days!

"Fantastic family Chalet Hotel"

Kiah, SNO Staff
5/ out of 5
I visited this property in 2015 and it has a great location in the Old Town of Alpe d'Huez. You only have to turn left from the chalet hotel, go up a small flight of stairs and walk 50m to the bucket lift. This quirky lift has four linked baskets that you stand up in and it takes you directly to the ski school meeting points and a large selection of lifts/the main gondolas. The chalet hotel rooms have recently been refurbished and there's a selection of interconnecting suites or adjacent rooms to choose from. The interconnecting rooms are very popular, so you need to book early for these! The in house crèche and snowclub are great, welcoming and decorated in bright colours with tonnes of toys to entertain. The lounge and bar are comfortable and the food we sampled was excellent, with a variety of options. The chalet hotel has a lovely feel to it also - it's large enough to offer a sociable atmosphere but it doesn't feel too overrun or hectic.

"Bucket list holiday"

Hare Family
4/ out of 5
A first go at this type of holiday - and what a fantastic experience. The kids loved it and we cannot fault the service and staff. Ticked off a bucket list item before we go back to New Zealand. Thank you!

"Excellent"

Goodwin Family
4/ out of 5
Excellent. A fantastic team who together made our holiday experience one to cherish and remember.

"Amazing"

Bowock Family
4/ out of 5
Amazing holiday, fantastic childcare. Brilliant food and amazing hotel team. Would recommend to all friends.

"We will be back!"

Micklebrough Family
4/ out of 5
Absolutely fabulous experience. The staff simply can't do enough to ensure that we had an enjoyable holiday. Thank you we will be back!

"Lovely holiday"

Ford Family
4/ out of 5
We had a lovely holiday. The staff and food have been outstanding, both childcare and hotel staff. The children have had a fabulous holiday. The company have a great formula and the staff really make it happen. High quality food from the kitchen was great. Staff engagement with guests was excellent - a very well run ship.
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