We stayed here Feb half term week 2012 and had a great holiday. Here are our thoughts about our stay...
Alpe D'Huez - this is our sixth ski hol but first in this resort and we were impressed with variety and extent of skiing, which has something for skiers of all abilities. Piste grading generally ok: we skied a couple of tricky blues but equally some relatively unchallenging reds. Avoid couloir if you can - dangerously busy on the few occasions we skied it. Particularly recommend skiing down to Oz and across at Auris. And do Sarenne run if you can - it's graded black but provided you avoid the top stretch (which you can do by taking the blue run from the top of the marmotte III lift) it's mostly red standard, and quite flat towards the end. A confident intermediate should be fine.
Hotel location: this is not a ski in-ski out hotel but in fairness it does not advertise itself as such and accessing slopes is not difficult - your best options are the free village shuttle bus that stops outside and will drop you off at one of two main stops near to ski lifts (a few mins walk in each case), or a short downhill walk to the church from where you can ski down to a short chair lift...which links to another short chair...which links to some proper lifts up the slopes. Hotel is very near to shops, ice rink and outdoor pool.
Room: we are two adults and two children (14 and 10) and had a platinum room: it was a little cosy for four but not uncomfortably so, and was clean and warm. Room has small balcony with good views of resort. Minor grumble - insufficient ski storage facilities elsewhere in hotel meant we had to keep skis and boots in room. Not a major problem but in our admittedly limited experience, it is unusual for ski accommodation not to have sufficient ski lockers or other storage for all guests (perhaps we've just been a bit spoiled though!)
Food - we were very impressed. The choice is not huge but the quality was very good in our experience. Minor grumbles: there are alternative choices if you don't fancy the main hot option but this is not well advertised so make sure you ask, and the menus posted on the door to the restaurant often bore no relation to what was on offer - but don't let that put you off as overall we thought the food was great.
Staff - in a word, fab. all really friendly and helpful. And their English was a lot better than our French (not diffcult, admittedly).
Overall - we thought this hotel was really good. if your no1 priority is ski in ski out then this hotel is not for you, but that's the only reason we can think of to rule it out. We would definitely recommend it, and would be more than happy to go there again
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