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3.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
The hotel was very good, staff very friendly and food excellent! There wasn’t a massive choice but you could usually ask for more if you wanted it. The drinks were a bit expensive but I guess that’s not unusual for ski hotels. I was staying here with my partner and a friend, I thought I’d booked 2 separate... + more
Brian Shuttleworth, Bath
4 out of 5
I’d stayed in this hotel before and like it, it’s very clean and the rooms are well appointed. There’s a good chill out zone with a fireplace, pool table and sofas. It’s also very close to the chairlift you take to get onto the mountain (you can walk out the front door, ski down a little run for about 10 ya... + more
Snowboarder Mike, Kent
3 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
Half Board
Flights Included
Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Location - where is Hotel Petit Prince

· 1 minute's walk to the slopes · 3 minutes' walk to the nearest lift · 2 minutes' walk to the resort centre


Overview - hotel description - Hotel Petit Prince description

Standing just 10 minutes’ walk from the centre of Alpe d’Huez, the Hotel Petit Prince combines a great ski location with superb facilities and customer service all rolled up in a fantastic accommodation.

The Petit Prince is an excellent hotel run by Langley, Swedish hoteliers renowned for delicious food, fantastic service and providing a relaxed welcoming atmosphere. Well located in the resort, at the top of one of the most demanding stages of the Tour de France, the shops and bars are a short walk away within easy reach, and the hotel's position on the mountain makes for pretty spectacular views over the valley. Your gateway to the mountain is at arm’s length too, with the nearest lift only 50m from the front door – you can pop on your skis and slide down to the chairlift in a proper ski-in, ski-out fashion.

The 43 bedrooms were completely renovated in recent years with a contemporary feel - they are a welcome place to return to after a long day on the mountain. What’s more, they all come with either mountain or valley views, in case you can’t bear to be without the beautiful scenery.

Head down to the bar for an après aperitif – which you can enjoy inside in the warm, or out on the terrace soaking up the sun – and for the twice-weekly bar quizzes, which are guaranteed to be a barrel of laughs.

For families, the hotel offers Crystal Childcare for children aged 6 months-11 years on selected season dates. Staff are fully-qualified and are all English-speaking, and are ready to help you maximise your ski break. Rest assured the childcare staff will keep your petit princes and princesses well entertained throughout the holiday.

Please note:

Evening meals are a set menu but can be changed if you have food allergies or are a vegetarian.


Families - any extra notes for parents with children

The Hotel Petit Prince is host to Pepi Penguin Nursery and Beanie Bear Club, which are open to all children staying at the hotel or at certain accommodation in the resort.

Pepi Penguin Nursery (6 months - 4 years) is run by our UK-qualified childcare staff and held in a dedicated room equipped with games and toys. Outdoor play included (weather and parental consent permitting).

What's included:

  • Full day care from 8.30am to 5pm
  • 2-course hot lunch
  • Snacks and drinks throughout the day
  • A daily routine and activities report for your child
Activities vary daily. We'll find time for stories, singing, arts and crafts including painting and collage making, plus messy play in the sand tray and free play with age-relevant toys set out for the children to choose what they want to do.

We're also really keen to take in some fresh mountain air each day, so we aim to have an outdoor activity at least once a day – maybe snowy walks, a gondola ride or snow painting. And if your child is used to a sleep, we'll factor that in too.


Beanie Bear Club (4-8 years) provides plenty of fun-filled days as our childcare staff offer a combination of care and skiing, which includes 6 x AM ski lessons, pick-up and drop-off from ski lessons, lunch and afternoon care by Crystal staff in the dedicated Beanie Bear Club room.

What’s included:
  • Full day care from 8.30am to 5pm
  • 6 x AM ski lessons, ski school drop-offs and pick-ups*
  • Child skis, boots and helmet hire
  • 2-course hot lunch
  • Snacks and drinks throughout the day
* Lift passes aren't included as each child's needs are different. If and when your child feels confident enough to use the lifts, you'll need to buy a lift pass locally.

Activities vary daily – to include games, arts and crafts and storytime – and are often based around a theme.

We're also really keen to take in some fresh mountain air each day, so we aim to have an outdoor activity at least once a day – maybe bus bingo, snowman competitions or a treasure hunt.

Both Pepi Penguin Nursery and Beanie Bear Club operate for 6 days and must be pre-booked to guarantee a place. Evening clubs are also available to book in resort for an extra charge.

All our staff are UK-qualified, English-speaking and first-aid trained, and have had DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and reference checks. And we prioritise maintaining the correct adult:child ratios.

Please note, all childcare is an extra charge and must be pre-booked to guarantee a place. In some instances, childcare does not extend the full length of the ski season. Please contact the sales team for additional information.


Facilities - Hotel Petit Prince features

· panoramic restaurant · sun terrace with fabulous views · lounge bar with open fireplace · pool table · table football · ski room · free WiFi access in the lounge and bar · Crystal Childcare


Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

Twin room- sleeps 2: twin beds, private shower and WC.

Quad room - sleeps 2-4: twin beds, bunk beds, private shower, WC and balcony.

Twin room- sleeps 2 : twin beds, private shower, WC and balcony.

Family room - sleeps 2-5(max 4 adults) : twin beds, bunk beds (the lower bunk is a small double bed suitable for either 1 adult or 2 children under 11), private shower, WC and balcony.


Cots are available to hire for €25 per week, request at time of booking.


Meals - food and drink in Hotel Petit Prince

· continental buffet breakfast with 1 hot option · 3-course set menu evening meal · early meals for children are available from 6pm on request · Christmas and New Year gala meals included

We update Hotel Petit Prince'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 - hotel dates & departure airports - Hotel Petit Prince 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:
Sat 22 Dec 201822/12/18
£1281£1280
Sat 29 Dec 201829/12/18
£1799
Sat 05 Jan 201905/01/19
£725£650
Sat 12 Jan 201912/01/19
£642
Sat 19 Jan 201919/01/19
£752
Sat 26 Jan 201926/01/19
£784
Sat 02 Feb 201902/02/19
£838
Sat 09 Feb 201909/02/19
£1144
Sat 16 Feb 201916/02/19
£1755
Sat 23 Feb 201923/02/19
£1387
Sat 02 Mar 201902/03/19
£829
Sat 16 Mar 201916/03/19
£789£777
Sat 23 Mar 201923/03/19
£789
Sat 30 Mar 201930/03/19
available Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol
Sat 06 Apr 201906/04/19
available Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol
This package holiday to Hotel Petit Prince in Alpe d'Huez, France departs Saturday 12th January 2019, for a 7 night stay on a "half board" 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.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Nightlife Off Piste Terrain Parks Groups Families

Alpe d'Huez webcam

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Snow Forecast: 5cm 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 Hotel Petit Prince.
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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Alpe d’Huez has had sun and snow galore since 1936. And with a whopping 52km of greens, this is an excellent place for beginners. The easiest skiing is above the village and Les Bergers and there are plenty of wide open runs underneath the DMC gondola, many being ‘beginners only’ so you can learn without too much traffic. If you’re feeling confident, try some of the blue runs coming down from the main mountain and the signal sector back into Alpe d’Huez. There is a really impressive selection of runs for ...
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"Good hotel all round"

Brian Shuttleworth, Bath
4/ out of 5
The hotel was very good, staff very friendly and food excellent! There wasn’t a massive choice but you could usually ask for more if you wanted it. The drinks were a bit expensive but I guess that’s not unusual for ski hotels. I was staying here with my partner and a friend, I thought I’d booked 2 separate rooms but we ended up in a triple which wasn’t ideal... the staff were very helpful in finding us new rooms but we then ended up quite far away from each other. It wasn’t too bad and the rooms were good, the shower and bathrooms were quite nice and the room size wasn’t massive but they were OK to hang your kit up. You could leave your boots in a room as you came in. The hotel also had a ski hire shop which was useful as if something didnt fit you could get it changed really easily. In order to get to the skiing, you could catch a bus from about 100 yards down the road which took you to the main ski area and stopped off in other places on the way if you needed the shops or anything. You can ski back which was fairly easy or also walk to the chairlift although the ski down from there was quite steep and narrow.

"Second stay in the Petit Prince"

Snowboarder Mike, Kent
3/ out of 5
I’d stayed in this hotel before and like it, it’s very clean and the rooms are well appointed. There’s a good chill out zone with a fireplace, pool table and sofas. It’s also very close to the chairlift you take to get onto the mountain (you can walk out the front door, ski down a little run for about 10 yards, take the chairlift up to the top and ski down to the resort in about 15 minutes). The food was a bit hit and miss and to be fair it was the last time I stayed. When you’ve done a full day on the slopes you want a decent meal when you return at the end of the day. From the hotel it takes about a 5 minute walk to get to the nearest bar and there’s also a little shop about 5 minutes away, so it’s a pretty good location.
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