Reviewed 13 May 2015
Generally our apartment was fine, it’s centrally placed and a bit like a hotel in the sense that there’s an actual reception area, with a pool and also a lounge area by reception.
The apartment itself wasn’t brilliantly large and it looked a bit like the building was created first and then developed into apartments – one of the rooms had a sloping roof that went all the way down to the floor, so you could hardly stand (it would have been logical for them to have put fitted units there to make the most of the space).
Another annoyance was finding our way around. On a map it looks logical because they have built the place to look like a collection of buildings and given each building a name but actually trying to find your way back from your room to reception took ages – eventually we worked out that to get to reception you had to follow signs for the sauna… they could definitely do with better signage to help people find their way around.
Alpe d’Huez has a milk churn bucket lift which goes down the side of the resort – this was about 2 blocks away and we could actually see it from the back of the chalet. From that lift it was convenient to get to the point where the other lifts are and for our nephews who had never skied before, Alpe d’Huez’s brilliant huge nursery area (the reason we picked this resort for their first ski holiday) was nearby.