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Hotel Le Petit Prince
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Booked the hotel via a package with Crystal, based on the good reviews and location. Smooth process getting to the hotel and checking in was quick.

We were given room 201, a double room, which was quite small but still had enough room for all our stuff and a balcony with a side view of both the mountain and the valley below. The room felt quite cold, unusual for a ski hotel, but warmed up quickly. However, the heating made some strange noises when it came on every time.

All was okay until around 2am on Tuesday morning when we were woken up by a symphony of banging and rattling that just would not stop. At something past 3, we reported it to receptions - knew nothing could be done then, but more to make the point it had disturbed us. We were promised that if they could fix it they would, or if not, they had spare rooms and would move us on Tuesday.

To cut a long story short, we eventually got moved at around 5pm on Tuesday, after being told 3 times they would do so - we wanted to go out on Tuesday after dinner, and the hotel wanted us to wait until after the reception staff came back on duty at 6pm. Dinner started at 6:30, and was quite a leisurely affair, so we wanted to be in there bang on time!

Anyway, all's well that ends well, we were moved to room 106, above the bar but we had zero problem with any noise.

Onto other aspects of the hotel, the food is fantastic. As other reviews have noted, the portions can be quite small, but certainly enough when you factor in the yummy bread that is on offer - couldn't get enough!!

Breakfast is a buffet affair, always bacon, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, beans and porridge (although the latter was a tad on the thick side, nothing a glut of milk didn't sort). All manner of cereal, fruit, yoghurt and bread and preserves, etc to go with them.

The bar prices were generally on a par with resort - 5.90 for a large beer, 4.50 for a glass of wine. Bottles of wine started at 19 euros upwards and suggestions were given at dinner every night based on the night's menu. Happy hour was 4 until 6pm, and varied each night, i.e. 2 Desperados for the price of one, Saturday was BOGOF all night and there was a night where bottles of wine were 30% off. However, each night had 2 large beers for 8 euros or 2 wines for 7.50 in happy hour.

The hotel, given the problems we had, very kindly comped us a bottle of wine on the last evening, which wasn't expected but very gladly received!!

On the whole, a great holiday, good hotel, fantastic views and handy for the slopes ( a quick downhill to the Grande Sure chairlift or a minute from the Castillan bus stop on the Blueberry and Apple lines).

Would have no hesitation in staying here again if we were to return to Alpe d'Huez.

Room Tip: Ask for a valley view - stunning
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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HotelsLangley, Directeur général at Hotel Le Petit Prince, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2014

Dear ”Jocrad”

First of all, I would like to thank you for choosing Langley Hotel le Petit Prince for your ski Holidays, as well as for your valuable and nice comments.

However and once again, I would like to apologize for the inconvenience cause by the heating problem in Room #201. We are working on it and the problem will soon be solved.

I hope that you had a nice ski holidays with us and that I will have the pleasure to welcome you again at Langley Hotel Le petit prince.

With warm regards,
Per Nihagen
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed January 25, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Petit Prince in January 2014 and were very pleased with the hotel. The room was very spacious and clean with a spectacular view from the balcony. Comfy beds, contemporary style and nice big shower room. The food was great and if you didn't like what was on the set menu they could offer an alternative. They would also accommodate requests such as asking for the meat to be cooked medium/well done as opposed to rare/medium. Lovely freshly baked bread every night. The bar has a nice open fire and is a good comfy place to have a post ski beer.

I hired my skis and boots through Crystal and it turned out the hire place is in the hotel which was really convenient and I was pleased with them, Gustav who works in the ski hire is great and if it's not open just ask at the reception and they'll call him. The hotel is pretty much ski in ski out but at the start of the week I found the run to get to the nearest chair a little steep as I'm a beginner, but was fine by the end. Real beginners I think would struggle a bit. The best plan if not using this way is to get the bus to the bubble car, otherwise it's a fairly long feeling walk.

The resort is really good, good variety of runs, well worth heading over the Auris and Oz en Oisans. Lots of nice little restaurants in the mountain to ski to.

Overall we were really impressed with Alpe d'Huez and Petit Prince, we'd recommend it and plan to return next year.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Myself and my Dad visited the Petit Prince last week and were overall pleased with the hotel.
The location was excellent, just a one minute walk to the nearest ski slope and a 5 minute walk to the heart of the resort.
In regards to the resort, it was one of the best I have visited with an extensive array of ski runs (don't think we even managed to get round to doing all the runs in the 6 days we were there).
My favourite area was 'Oz en Oisans'.
Back to the hotel...
The rooms were by far the best area, they were modern, comfortable and kept very clean with plenty of storage.
The communal areas could do with a bit of a refurb particularly the restaurant area.
Food was delicious in the evenings and breakfast was the usual continental spread.
One point, which could easily put off guests, is the fact that at dinner you don't get a choice of starter, main and desert. One night there was a fish casserole as the main course which me and my Dad weren't keen on so we ended up going out for a pizza. If your fussy with food I would avoid this hotel due to this fact.
One day we had no hot water. In the morning we told reception we had no hot water but they didn't appear to do anything about it until late that night/early the next day.
Only other negative point was that there was a constant vile smell in our corridor but luckily didn't seem to seep into our room.
Overall really nice hotel, staff, location and food with a few improvements needed that I have listed. As one final comment I would say that we expected just a little more for the amount of money we paid hence the 4 stars not 5.
P.s. I would highly recommend visiting the ice cave it was excellent.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

Friendly staff and overall great hotel, cannot recommend the food highly enough. Location is ski in ski out and town is easily accessible 5min walk . Rooms clean and modern with free wifi.

Would stay here again without hesitation... Cannot give it a criticism for the price we paid .

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

The views are stunning, the hotel has been renovated relatively recently and the food is very good (if portions are a little small). Add in a convenient location ten minutes walk from the centre of town and more importantly for skiers a 2 minute walk from the start of the Myrtille (Blueberry) ski bus (remember with these buses it is very common for the driver to drive on and leave people at the bus stop if it is full) or a five minute downhill walk to the bucket cage lift.
Add in the kids club at a reasonable €45 per head per week and the Swedish hosting team with their excellent English and 2 hours of Happy Hour and you have a good recipe.
Only two down sides:
One is the young hosts some times like too much of a good time and forget to get up on time. Once on New Years day for breakfast was perhaps forgivable but a day later keeping everyone waiting at the boot room between 8am and 8.20am after it had been closed the previous day was too much .....
Two is the small size of the storage area for skis boots and poles. In the end we decided to store the boots in the room and some in our party also put their skis and poles out on the balcony

Room Tip: Try and avoid a basement room or first floor room above or below the bar area e.g 9,10,11 are better than 12-19 in the basement - we were in room 17
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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