I really cannot imagine what the other hotels in Alpe d'Huez are like if Le Petit Prince is number 2 on the Tripadvisor list. It is basically a youth hostel for families, which would not be a problem if you didn't have to pay the price of a 3 or 4 star hotel (190 euros per room with breakfast at the very end of the skiing season). It is basically a hotel for package holidays for Scandinavian and British skiers, mostly families with kids, but you can also book rooms independently (that is what we did). The place is run by young Scandinavians who are all very nice, enthusiastic and helpful - the biggest asset of the hotel, I would say. The corridors have a very low black ceiling that gives you the feeling of being in a tin box. The rooms are tiny with a double and a bunk bed. The top of the bunk bed has a small metal bar to prevent you from falling: I would not let my kids sleep there. In spite of the small space they found solutions which allow your belongings to be arranged in the room without problems. The view was very nice from the room. The shower is made in a way that after taking one, you cannot go to the toilet without having your feet wet as the stand-in shower is right opposite the toilet. But the biggest problem was the heat. It was unbearably hot in the room day and night with the heating turned to zero. As it was still cold outside the windows couldn't be left open for a longer period, but 5 minutes after airing out it was as hot as before. I could not wait the 3 nights to be over, I certainly wouldn't have liked to spend a week there. There were other minor annoyances, like the dirt (the dining area's stone floor was so sticky that my shoes got stuck to the floor with every step, or if a kid dropped biscuits on the corridor they stayed there until the next morning), the organisation (one morning there was no sugar or milk because of delivery problems). We also tried their dinner menu, that was really not worth the 21 euros: for one, the portions were tiny, and the food itself was not very good either (a soup that was overwhelmingly salty, some overcooked, dried out duck breast and a piece of dry chocolate cake). For the same amount you can feast on some really good raclette or fondue in town. All in all our stay wasn't a pleasant experience, and I would definitely not stay here again, very bad value for your money. I am also sorry for the petit prince to be mixed up in this.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Langley hotel Le Petit Prince is, with its friendly Scandinavian staff, personal service and delicious food, the perfect hotel for all ages.´The hotel is located a five minute walk from town centre and everything you might seek can be found just around the corner. The closest lift is located 50 meters below the hotel, which gives you the possibility to “Ski in and Ski out”. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Petit Prince Hotel
- Hotel Le Petit Prince France/Rhone-Alpes