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Hotel Petit Prince

Alpe d’Huez, France
  • Half Board Hotel
  • Sleeps 80
  • Flights included
  • Transfers included
  • Lift : 3min walk
, nights

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 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.

ESSENTIALS

  • 3 minutes' walk to nearest lift and 2 minutes' walk to resort centre.
  • Spacious bar area and a south facing sun terrace with fabulous views over the Oisan valley.

Location

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

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
  • 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 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.

Important Covid-19 refund promise

Free amends

You can amend your holiday for free up to 28 days before your departure date, whatever destination you’ve booked, if you're flying with this operator.

Also, if you're due to go on holiday but have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate, you can submit a medical certificate and amend your booking for free. This operator's normal terms & conditions apply for cancellations. If you wish to cancel your holiday, we advise you to speak to your insurance company.

Cash refunds

If there are overseas local restrictions that impact your ability to get on the mountain – like the ski area is closed due to COVID-19 – then we’ll contact you to amend or cancel your holiday for free.

If your holiday has to be cancelled for reasons related to COVID-19, you’ll receive a full cash refund for the amount you paid.

COVID Cover

Get peace of mind with our COVID Cover benefits (provided by the Holiday to Home insurance policy with AXA Insurance UK Plc). These include free amends if you contract COVID-19 before you travel and insurance for medical costs if you contract it while you’re away.

  • When you go on holiday with us in Winter 2020/21, you’ll automatically be covered for overseas medical assistance if you contract COVID-19. You’ll also be covered for any testing costs and we’ll fly you home for medical treatment if you need it (subject to T&Cs).
  • If you’re asked to quarantine while you’re away, we’ll cover you for the extra time you’re there and for a new return flight home.
  • You can amend your holiday for free if you contract COVID-19 before your holiday.
  • Your Holiday to Home cover from AXA Insurance offers specific protection if your holiday is impacted by COVID-19. You’ll still need to book separate winter sports travel insurance too, to cover all other aspects of your trip (e.g. winter sports activities, cancellation, baggage and medical cover for other conditions or accidents).
  • Take a look at the T&Cs. You’ll also find answers to some frequently asked questions about the policy, and the full Holiday to Home insurance policy.
  • This operator is doing everything they can to protect you against COVID-19 during your holiday, from deep-cleaning their aircraft to making sure our accommodations and ski partners meet the highest standards of hygiene.

Quarantine-free

This operator promise they'll only take you on quarantine-free holidays. This means if they know you'll need to self-isolate or quarantine when you arrive at a destination, they won't take you there, and if you need to self-isolate when you return to the UK, you'll have the option to amend or cancel your holiday for free.

Following FCDO advice

If the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advice changes before you go or while you’re on holiday, we’ll contact you to discuss the next steps. If it changes to ‘all but essential travel’, you can amend or cancel your holiday for free.

Keeping you informed

We’ll contact you before you go about the current safety regulations in your resort. We’re working closely with our accommodation providers and ski suppliers to implement local rules and keep you safe. As most ski resorts operate in winter only, we can’t confirm any details quite yet.

While you’re away, the resort team will always be on hand to support you – you can get in touch with us 24/7 by phone.

Book with confidence

This operator is part of a group of companies, one of the world’s leading travel groups. All of their package holidays include flights, transfers and accommodation, and are ABTA and ATOL protected.

A copy of the full terms and conditions are available on request.

Economy Ski Pack

Perfect for entry level skiers looking for the best price. Refurbished equipment from the Sensation and Evolution categories.

  • Ski types: Skis downgraded from Sensation and Evolution ranges
  • Maximum age: 3 years
  • Package includes: Skis, boots and poles
Atomic Nomad [S] Tune Plus

Atomic Nomad [S] Tune Plus

£66

Economy Skis Only

£49

Evolution Ski Pack

Entry level skis/snowboards perfect for those discovering the thrills of skiing on green and blue slopes. Manageable and reliable skis even on hard snow, that help you make progress whilst having fun.

  • Ski types: Slopes, Female, Snow blades
  • Snowboard types: Multipurpose
  • Boots: Good quality shoes for very good comfort
  • Maximum equipment age: 2 years
  • Package includes: Skis/snowboard, boots and poles
Atomic Nomad [S] Tune Plus

Atomic Nomad [S] Tune Plus

Dynastar Active Easy

Dynastar Active Easy

Rossignol Sprayer

Rossignol Sprayer

Burton Ltr

Burton Ltr

£85

Evolution Skis Only

£64

Performance Ski Pack

For all skiers at home on all types of slopes and snow. Comfortable, higher-performance skis/snowboards that guarantee stability and grip even at full speed.

  • Ski types: Slips, All mounting, Female
  • Snowboard types: All mountain, Freestyle
  • Boots: Good quality shoes for a good support
  • Maximum equipment age: 2 years
  • Package includes: Skis/snowboards, boots and poles
Salomon X-Drive 75 Sti

Salomon X-Drive 75 Sti

Head Absolut Joy S

Head Absolut Joy S

Rossignol Smash 7

Rossignol Smash 7

Burton Progression

Burton Progression

£105

Performance Skis Only

£79

Excellence Ski Pack

For the most demanding and experienced skiers. The highest quality skis for every terrain, both on-slope and off.

  • Ski types: Racing World Cup, Piste, All mountain, Free ride, Female
  • Boots: Hi quality and technical shoes for very good support
  • Maximum equipment age: 1 year
  • Package includes: Skis, boots and poles
Salomon X–Drive 8.3

Salomon X–Drive 8.3

Rossignol Experience 84 CA

Rossignol Experience 84 CA

Atomic Cloud Eleven Arc

Atomic Cloud Eleven Arc

£121

Excellence Skis Only

£91

Adult Helmet Hire

£21

Junior Champion Ski Pack Inc Helmet (Under 12)

For children 8-11 years at the 3-star or higher, as well as for older kids 12-13 years old at any level. Booking helmets is highly recommended it for beginners and children.

  • Ski types: high-quality skis (Racing skis, Twin tip skis)
  • Snowboard types: Junior
  • Maximum equipment age: 3 years
  • Package includes: Skis/Snowboard, boots and poles
Rossignol Hero Junior Multi-Event

Rossignol Hero Junior Multi-Event

Burton Ltr-Kids

Burton Ltr-Kids

£66

Espoir Ski Pack Inc Helmet (Under 12)

£49

Mini Kids Ski Pack Inc Helmet (3 - 5)

Perfect for kids under 6, to safely carve their first turns. Helmets are highly recommended for children.

  • Ski types: Junior
  • Package includes: Skis, boots and poles
Rossignol Roostie

Rossignol Roostie

Rossignol Princess

Rossignol Princess

£49

Prices & Availability

PP - Price per person based on full occupancy

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