My boyfriend and I have just returned from Les Deux Alpes. It was our first visit to the resort. We booked a half-board package and were expecting an okay hotel with average food to keep us happy while we enjoyed the slopes - after all we were going for the skiing, not the hotel.
We left on Saturday after a weeks stay and both agreed it was an incredible place to stay. The rooms are a little basic for a four-star (no tea or coffee and the bedrooms need a facelift) but if you want a hotel where the food is consistently incredible then this is the place to stay.
Our half-board transpired to be a buffet breakfast and a five course evening meal including wine. Each evening we were greeted by friendly staff and a very exciting menu. If you are happy to delve into interesting cuisine and not simply survive on sausage and chips then this is a must! Having eaten at some of the best restaurants in London and recently the Savoy, I would easily say that the Hotel Farandole reaches those lofty heights and with the added bonus of the very agreeable price. We can't recommend it enough!
In addition to this we would also like to say this hotel goes to lengths to accommodate your stay: Free shuttle bus into the resort with choice of ski lift drop off with a very friendly and knowledgeable chap called Rainy Day. Free access to pool and spa facilities and a very warm and welcoming lounge area for relaxing with a book. One down side would be the ski locker security, maybe look at one closer to town but the cuisine and service in this hotel makes up for that small detail and more!
A Hostelling International hostel, in one of the most snow-sure ski resorts in the Alps, you can get a bed in peak season for less than €20/night.
AJ - 'Les Brûleurs de Loups'
34, Avenue de la Muzelle
38860 Les Deux Alpes, (Isère), France
Google map: bit.ly/awjsbU
In Les Deux Alpes there is an amazing off piste run which I had the pleasure of gliding down a few weeks ago. I absolutely reccommend it! I have snowboarded in Bulgaria, Austria and France and this is the best off piste I have ever found!
At Le Diable station take the yellow dotted route down to the town. Get some speed, enjoy sweet carves and rip up some big air!
Absolutely fantastic, amazing food better than most restaurants, hospitality great, views absolutely incredible, especially from the hot tub on the terrace! Had a wonderful time with our family - Basil the dog kept our son amused for hours - he is very friendly and didn't mind his tail being pulled; good selection of kids' tv too.
Would strongly recommend Ecrins Lodge whether you are coming for skiing, mountain biking or just having a relaxing family holiday, there's lots to do in amazing scenery. Book, I'm sure you will have a great time with Alex and Will.
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