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Hotel Petit Prince

in , France
  • Essentials

      • 3 minutes' walk to nearest lift and 2 minutes' walk to resort centre.
      • Run by Langley, one of our preferred partners, renowned for excellent friendly service and good quality food.
      • Spacious bar area and a south facing sun terrace with fabulous views over the Oisan valley.
    • Property Type

      Hotel

    • Board basis

      Half board

    • Suitable for those with reduced mobility

      No

    • Official Rating

      HHH

    Customer ratings

    • Holiday Overall Rating
      83%
    • Accommodation Rating
      82%
    • Food Quality Rating
      78%
  • So what's it like?

    Standing just 10 minutes’ walk from the centre of Alpe d’Huez, the Hotel Petit Prince combines a great ski location with superb facilities and customer service all rolled up in a fantastic accommodation.

    The Petit Prince is an excellent hotel run by Langley, Swedish hoteliers renowned for delicious food, fantastic service and providing a relaxed welcoming atmosphere. Well located in the resort, at the top of one of the most demanding stages of the Tour de France, the shops and bars are a short walk away within easy reach, and the hotel's position on the mountain makes for pretty spectacular views over the valley. Your gateway to the mountain is at arm’s length too, with the nearest lift only 50m from the front door – you can pop on your skis and slide down to the chairlift in a proper ski-in, ski-out fashion.

    The 43 bedrooms were completely renovated in recent years with a contemporary feel - they are a welcome place to return to after a long day on the mountain. What’s more, they all come with either mountain or valley views, in case you can’t bear to be without the beautiful scenery.

    Head down to the bar for an après aperitif – which you can enjoy inside in the warm, or out on the terrace soaking up the sun – and for the twice-weekly bar quizzes, which are guaranteed to be a barrel of laughs.

    For families, the hotel offers Crystal Childcare for children aged 6 months-11 years on selected season dates. Staff are fully-qualified and are all English-speaking, and are ready to help you maximise your ski break. Rest assured the childcare staff will keep your petit princes and princesses well entertained throughout the holiday.

    Location

    · 1 minute's walk to the slopes · 3 minutes' walk to the nearest lift · 2 minutes' walk to the resort centre

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    Location

    Rooms

    Twin room - sleeps 2: twin beds, private shower and WC.

    Quad room - sleeps 2-4: twin beds, bunk beds, private shower, WC and balcony.

    Twin room - sleeps 2: twin beds, private shower, WC and balcony.

    Family room - sleeps 2-5 (max 4 adults): twin beds, bunk beds (the lower bunk is a small double bed suitable for either 1 adult or 2 children under 11), private shower, WC and balcony.


    Cots are available to hire for €25 per week, request at time of booking.

    Facilities

    · panoramic restaurant · sun terrace with fabulous views · lounge bar with open fireplace · pool table · table football · ski room · free WiFi access in the lounge and bar · Crystal Childcare – Pepi Penguin Nursery (6 months-4 years) and Beanie Bear Club (4-8 years)

    Meals

    · continental buffet breakfast with 1 hot option · 3-course set menu evening meal · early meals for children are available from 6pm on request · Christmas and New Year gala meals included

    Good to know

    Evening meals are a set menu but can be changed if you have food allergies or are a vegetarian.

    Safety advice

    Please note that safety standards around balconies, railings and public walkways are different in France and may be lower or have ornamental features that you wouldn’t see in the UK or Ireland.

    For your own safety and that of everyone you’re travelling with, please make sure you take care not to lean on or over any railings. If you have children under 12 years, please make sure they’re supervised and not left alone at any time.

    Families

    The Hotel Petit Prince is host to Pepi Penguin Nursery and Beanie Bear Club, which are open to all children staying at the hotel or at certain accommodation in the resort.

    Pepi Penguin Nursery (6 months - 4 years) is run by our UK-qualified childcare staff and held in a dedicated room equipped with games and toys. Outdoor play included (weather and parental consent permitting).

    What's included:

    • Full day care from 8.30am to 5pm
    • 2-course hot lunch
    • Snacks and drinks throughout the day
    • A daily routine and activities report for your child
    Activities vary daily. We'll find time for stories, singing, arts and crafts including painting and collage making, plus messy play in the sand tray and free play with age-relevant toys set out for the children to choose what they want to do.

    We're also really keen to take in some fresh mountain air each day, so we aim to have an outdoor activity at least once a day – maybe snowy walks, a gondola ride or snow painting. And if your child is used to a sleep, we'll factor that in too.


    Beanie Bear Club (4-8 years) provides plenty of fun-filled days as our childcare staff offer a combination of care and skiing, which includes 6 x AM ski lessons, pick-up and drop-off from ski lessons, lunch and afternoon care by Crystal staff in the dedicated Beanie Bear Club room.

    What’s included:
    • Full day care from 8.30am to 5pm
    • 6 x AM ski lessons, ski school drop-offs and pick-ups*
    • Child skis, boots and helmet hire
    • 2-course hot lunch
    • Snacks and drinks throughout the day
    * Lift passes aren't included as each child's needs are different. If and when your child feels confident enough to use the lifts, you'll need to buy a lift pass locally.

    Activities vary daily – to include games, arts and crafts and storytime – and are often based around a theme.

    We're also really keen to take in some fresh mountain air each day, so we aim to have an outdoor activity at least once a day – maybe bus bingo, snowman competitions or a treasure hunt.

    Both Pepi Penguin Nursery and Beanie Bear Club operate for 6 days and must be pre-booked to guarantee a place. Evening clubs are also available to book in resort for an extra charge.

    All our staff are UK-qualified, English-speaking and first-aid trained, and have had DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and reference checks. And we prioritise maintaining the correct adult:child ratios.

    Please note, all childcare is an extra charge and must be pre-booked to guarantee a place. In some instances, childcare does not extend the full length of the ski season. Please contact the sales team for additional information.

Holiday features

Exclusive to Crystal

This accommodation is only available through brands operated by TUI Travel PLC in the UK including Crystal.

WiFi

WiFi is available at this accommodation.

Best for families

A great choice for families, geared to make life easier for parents - and more fun for kids. Featuring one or more of the following: family rooms, free child places, kids clubs and one-parent savers.

Board basis

Half board

Half board includes breakfast and evening meal.

Suitable for those with reduced mobility

Non-Adaptive

This holiday is not generally suitable for customers with reduced mobility. However, we do have a selection of Adaptive ski holidays available.

If you have specific accessibility requirements, please contact us at crystaladaptive@tui.co.uk or on 020 8939 0463.

Ratings

With all the various national tourist boards applying widely varying criteria to hotel ratings, the whole question of international hotel grades has become confused. We have therefore applied our own 'rating', representing the general standards of that country in order that fairer comparisons can be made.

Please note: rating may differ from the official star rating of the local tourist board. Our classifications take into account not only the basic facilities, but also the location, leisure facilities, general character and atmosphere of the hotel, as well as customer feedback. Chalet ratings give comparisons with other chalets but do not provide like for like comparisons with the ratings of full service hotels.

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Ratings

With all the various national tourist boards applying widely varying criteria to hotel ratings, the whole question of international hotel grades has become confused. We have therefore applied our own 'rating', representing the general standards of that country in order that fairer comparisons can be made.

Please note: rating may differ from the official star rating of the local tourist board. Our classifications take into account not only the basic facilities, but also the location, leisure facilities, general character and atmosphere of the hotel, as well as customer feedback. Chalet ratings give comparisons with other chalets but do not provide like for like comparisons with the ratings of full service hotels.

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