NB: This is a "family" chalet, so all bookings must include at least one child or teenager.
The Mariandre continues to attract repeat visits from families year after year mainly due to the excellent location of the hotel within this family-friendly resort, combined with the warmth of hospitality and service of our staff.
Traditionally styled and furnished, the hotel is warm and inviting, and ideally placed for skiing families, with easy slope access, convenient childcare, a choice of family bedrooms and suites, and of course our full Chalet Hotel meals and service.
The Mariandre is ideally situated for families, being close to the resort's main centre of shops, restaurants and cafés, yet 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 the hotel front door (see main photo above)
The Mariandre is a perfect choice for skiers who hate to walk far, being only 50m from the nearest lift and piste.The Telecentre lift, known locally as the 'Yoghurt Pots', 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 lift 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 if conditions permit, just carry on the last 50m across the Tourist Board's terrace to the Mariandre.
The spacious lounge/bar area, with its big picture windows, comfy sofas, flatscreen TV (some English channels) and reception desk, form 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 more than comfortable for adult dinners.
The bedrooms and family suites provide a choice of accommodation styles for different family sizes, and all benefit from en suite facilities, flatscreen TV and DVD, with many having a balcony too.
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.
We have led the childcare concept for UK families on skiing holidays for the last 35 years and our programme is constantly reviewed and refined, with previous guest feedback always the key element in further enhancing the experience.
For parents, Classic Childcare means being able to leave your accommodation after breakfast to head for the first lifts, only needing to return after the last one shuts. We look after your children completely throughout the ski day if you wish.
While the babies and toddlers go to our Nursery, staff take the older ones to our partner ski-school, collect them, give them lunch, run activities to keep them happy and stimulated and then take them back to their chalets for their high tea, giving you our super-convenient ‘Seamless Service’ throughout the day.
Entrance, dining-room & separate kitchen, boot-room, stairs to first floor. Ski-room with external access.
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 2, Sleeps 2, Twin bedroom with bath/wc/balcony
Room 3, Sleeps 2, Twin bedroom with bath/wc/balcony
Room 4, Sleeps 2, 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
Suite 102, Sleeps 4, Two interconnecting twin bedrooms, one with shower/wc, the other with bath/wc/balcony
Room 104, Sleeps 2, 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 addition 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
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
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).
All Rooms/Suites will take a cot except 5, 107 & 207. Supplements per person per night: Rooms with bath/wc/balcony £3.50; Suite 108 with bath/wc £2.50; Suites 109, 110 & 111 bath/shower/wc £3.50; Suite 102 bath/shower/wc/balcony £4.50 Suite 209 bath/wc £4.50. NB: The 'pairs' of rooms shown are either adjacent to or opposite each other, but are not interconnecting. Reduced under-occupancy supplement of £139 applies when a family of 3 share 2 twin rooms.
We set high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively before the season starts, to ensure that guests will enjoy every meal.
In all our properties breakfast is served buffet-style with a selection of cold options including a choice of cereals or porridge, cold meats, cheese and preserves, and bread (and croissants in France) fruit juices, tea and coffee and a cooked breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs and beans.
On the one staff night off per week, a breakfast is served as a buffet in our Chalet Hotels.
Our Chalet Hotel teams can also prepare a packed lunch for you on request, at a small local charge.
Every day, apart from the one staff day off, a home-baked cake and tea and coffee making facilities are laid out for you to help yourself when you return from the slopes.
In all our Chalet Hotels, we also prepare a homemade soup and a savoury treat to accompany the sweet ones.
High Tea at 5:30pm is served as a 2 course evening meal to all children up to 7 years old (and to 8-12 year olds if preferred). Parents are asked to accompany their children under 3, whilst 3-12 year olds are supervised by our childcare team.
Adult dinner at 7:30pm begins with canapés with a prosecco apéritif, followed by a choice of appetiser, main course and either dessert or local cheese, accompanied by a choice of red, white and rose wine, and culminating with tea or coffee.
Adults (and any children aged 8 and over joining the adults) are asked to choose their starter and main course at breakfast time, and there's always a vegetarian daily option too. Please note that children will be eating the adult menu choices if they choose to eat at 7.30pm.
On the staff night(s) off you and your family have the opportunity to eat out in one of the local restaurants. Our staff will be happy to help with recommendations and bookings if you wish. If you would prefer, you can always order in a takeaway pizza, and have a relaxing evening in.
We always prepare a vegetarian main course in our Chalet Hotels and can cater for vegetarians staying in both our Xtra and regular chalets, as well as any other specific dietary requirements in all our properties, if we are advised in advance.
Special diets can be accommodated at a cost of £35 per person per week. Please notify us of your dietary needs at the time of booking.
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.
Our staff prepare and serve breakfast, afternoon tea and a 3 course evening meal including wine and coffee, on five days a week, representing great value for money in any ski resort and giving you more precious time as a family. The staff nights off give you a chance to sample some of the delicious local restaurants an ensure that you don’t leave The Alps without your fill of Weiner Schnitzel or Fondue! Our baby listening service ensures that you can enjoy your meal out without worry.
We set high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively before the season starts, to ensure that you will enjoy every meal.
In all our properties breakfast is served buffet-style with a selection of cold options including a choice of cereals or porridge, cold meats, cheese and preserves, and bread (an croissants in France) fruit juices, tea and coffee and a cooked breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs and beans.
On the two staff nights off per week, a breakfast is served as a buffet in our Chalet Hotels.
Our Chalet Hotel teams can also prepare a packed lunch for you on request, at a small local charge.
Every day, apart from two one staff days off, a home-baked cake and tea and coffee making facilities are laid out for you to help yourself when you return from the slopes.
We also prepare a homemade soup and a savoury treat to accompany the sweet ones.
All our chalets and Chalet Hotels offer traditional fare for Christmas dinner, with roast turkey and all the trimmings, Christmas pudding, mince pies, crackers, party hats and of course a pre-dinner glass of Champagne plus a lively, fun atmosphere for all the family.
This is the one meal that all families share together regardless of children’s ages, so in some properties the dining tables can be quite crowded, but this adds to the festive ambience of all celebrating together!
A special festive menu followed by Champagne is also served on New Year’s Eve, but this is for adults only (and those aged 13+ of course), unless you are staying in a Family Dining chalet.
Once a week for 2017/18 and twice a week for 2018/19, you have an opportunity to eat out and enjoy a local Alpine Restaurant on our staff's day(s) off. Don't forget, you can still take advantage of our free Baby-Listening/Child Patrol Service on this evening.For the 2017/18 season.
•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.
Great for •Nightlife •Off Piste •Terrain Parks •Groups •Families
Snow Report: Top 310cm, Bottom 185cm
Snow Forecast: 0cm expected this week
Snow History: April average depth 158.17cm
Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:
|Grenoble (GNB)||158km 1h50m|
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.
|Top of slopes:||3330m|
|Bottom of piste:||1130m|
|Total length of trails:||250km|