Expert guide to Les Deux Alpes
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While accommodation may not be swanky, this resort offers a good combination of value options such as the stylish People Hostel teamed with pricier and more luxurious hotels and apartments with couples, families and groups are well-catered for. New for 21/22 are a number of luxury chalets and residences including Chalet l’Atelier, formerly a carpentry workshop. Also new is a 30-room hostel, the Base Camp Lodge, which opens in the resort centre offering good value doubles, family and dormitory rooms.
The People Hostel
Opened in 2018/20, guests can ski to the door and there’s a free shuttle service to the lifts. Accommodation is in twin or group rooms and the six-bed dormitories have private bathrooms making it a good option for families. The People Hostel also has a well-equipped kitchen and communal lounge.
Residence L’Ours Blanc
Located near the Diable lift, L’Ours Blanc has facilities including an indoor heated pool and a relaxation area with gym and steam room.
Hotel Le Souleil’Or
A comfortable three-star, the Souleil’Or is at the foot of the slopes. The 42 rooms are decorated in classic Alpine style and all have a balcony with mountain views. There’s a spa with a steam room, hot tub and fitness area.
In the resort centre, a short walk to the main Jandri Express lift, Les Lutins is based on the first bar to open in Les Deux Alpes back in 1959. The 14 simply-furnished rooms range from singles to family rooms and the bar and restaurant are still going strong and popular with locals.
Le Chamois Lodge
A modern, four-star hotel in the centre of the resort with contemporary, south-facing rooms and a well-regarded restaurant. Le Chamois also has a well-stocked wine cellar and cocktail bar, and is 300m from the lifts.
Chalethotel Le Crêt
Simple but well-furnished, two-star Le Crêt has a large lounge, a bar, and a reputation for good food. It’s situated 120m from the nearest lift and 350m from the ski school meeting place.
Book it: From £995, with Neilson.
A smart, modern family-run chalet-style hotel with lots of wood inside and out, the Côte Brune is right at the foot of the slopes. There’s a lovely rustic restaurant, outdoor terrace and an umbrella bar for après ski. The spa has a hot tub, sauna and steam rooms.
Chalets and apartments
Rather than a chalet, Mounier is a family-run four-star hotel with a Michelin-starred restaurant and an Oriental-themed spa. Treatments include Bali massage and there’s a pool, sauna, hot tub and gym. Mounier has come a long way since it was built in 1879 as a refuge for climbers.
Chalet Chamois Volant
Based on a 19th century stone farmhouse with exposed beams and vaulted ceilings, Chamois Volant has been skilfully converted into the resort’s smartest rental chalet, with seven en suite bedrooms and a hot tub on the terrace. It’s well placed for shops, restaurants, and nightlife, while the six-seater Le Diable chairlift is 230m away.
Book it: From £751 chalet board, from Skiworld.
Neige et Soleil
Opened in 2020/21, the four-star Neige et Soleil offers apartments located in the Grand Plan area, 200m from the slopes, nearest lifts and ESF meeting point. The accommodation is elegant and all have a balcony or terrace as well as their own ski locker. There is free underground parking, plus a wellness area with a pool, sauna, steam room and spa.
Book it: From £389 for a self-catering one-bedroom apartment for up to four people including lift passes, with Sunweb.
Booking.com rates above are guide prices per person per night, please note that packages can differ across accommodation. Owing to the current coronavirus pandemic, these rates may change. Please check the properties’ websites for further information on what’s included.
Unless stated otherwise, package prices are per person, based on two sharing a double or twin room, half-board, for seven nights, including flights and transfers.