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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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

NB: Next year chalet catering will be 5 nights catered not 6, for winter 2018/2019 (i.e. guests eat out 2 nights, if staying in this property).

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.

'Location, location, location!'

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)

Ski Area Access

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.

Comfortable Hotel Facilities

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.


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 for all ages whenever responsibility for children passes between staff or ski instructors and parents
  • Snow Club fun 40 months + for children over nursery age

Ski Childcare & Children’s Ski Lessons

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.

Why Choose us?

  • 35 years experience as the UK’s leading family ski specialist
  • The biggest choice of childcare services in skiing
  • Flexible childcare options, from half-days up to our 'Seamless Service' from 9am-6pm
  • Strict ratios of nannies to children in all our Nurseries
  • All nannies properly qualified and English-speaking
  • All childcare staff are subject to the new Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Check (formerly the 'CRB' check) in line with the UK's legal requirements for anyone working regularly and closely with children.
  • All appropriate childcare and catering staff trained to the City & Guilds Level 2 in Food Safety or equivalent
  • Strict signing-in/out procedures for all ages whenever responsibility for children passes between staff or ski instructors and parents
  • Exclusive ski classes, with the best English-speaking instructors
  • Maximum 8 children in a class, and only 6 per class for 3-4 year-olds
  • Guided Ski Fun afternoon groups
  • Family Ski Guiding on your last day
  • FREE evening Baby-Listening/ Child Patrol Service every night in all our Chalet Hotels, Xtra Chalets and larger chalets, and in all properties on our staff’s one night off per week

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 en suite facilities and DVD/TV
  • Comfortable lounge/bar with feature fireplace with TV
  • Large south-facing sun-terrace
  • Dedicated in-house Nursery and adjacent Snow Club room
  • Chalet Hotel catering with wine included

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 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

  • SECOND FLOOR

    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

  • THIRD FLOOR

    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

    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 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.


Meals - food and drink in Chalet Hotel Mariandre

Winter 2017/18 Cuisine

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

Breakfast

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.

Piste Picnics

Our Chalet Hotel teams can also prepare a packed lunch for you on request, at a small local charge.

Afternoon Tea

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.

Chalet Hotel Meals

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.

Dinner on staff day off for all guests

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.

Special Diets

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.

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.

Winter 2018/19 Cuisine

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.

Breakfast

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.

Piste Picnics

Our Chalet Hotel teams can also prepare a packed lunch for you on request, at a small local charge.

Afternoon Tea

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.

Christmas & New Year Celebrations

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.

Staff Day/Night Off

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.

NB: Next year chalet catering will be 5 nights catered not 6, for winter 2018/2019 (i.e. guests eat out 2 nights, if staying in this property).

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

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Sat 15 Dec 201815/12/18
£779£729
Sat 22 Dec 201822/12/18
£878£799
Sat 29 Dec 201829/12/18
£1328£1249
Sat 05 Jan 201905/01/19
£808£729
Sat 12 Jan 201912/01/19
£808£729
Sat 19 Jan 201919/01/19
£848£769
Sat 26 Jan 201926/01/19
£958£879
Sat 02 Feb 201902/02/19
£1008£929
Sat 09 Feb 201909/02/19
£1038£959
Sat 16 Feb 201916/02/19
£1678£1649
Sat 23 Feb 201923/02/19
£1038£959
Sat 02 Mar 201902/03/19
£948£869
Sat 16 Mar 201916/03/19
£878£799
Sat 23 Mar 201923/03/19
£848£749
Sat 30 Mar 201930/03/19
£1044£959
Sat 06 Apr 201906/04/19
£1298£1219
Sat 13 Apr 201913/04/19
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This package holiday to Chalet Hotel Mariandre in Alpe d'Huez, France departs Saturday 5th January 2019, 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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Snow History: December average depth 82cm

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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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