Accommodation in Les Deux Alpes
No one would call Les Deux Alpes a pretty ski village, but it has plenty of good value hotels and self-catering apartments, and a few chalets. And if L2A itself sounds a bit too loud and brash for you, you can always stay down the mountain in the traditional village of Venosc which is linked by lift to the main resort.
Around 2km long and two streets wide, Les Deux Alps is not a pretty resort, but this Las Vegas of the Alps has a lively feel. If you want something quieter, stay in one of its outlying suburbs like Mont de Lans, or try Venosc, a charming mountain village connected to Les Deux Alpes by lift.
Life in the resort is centred on the one main road, although there is also a parallel road which forms the one-way circuit and runs to the foot of the main ski area. Bars and restaurants spread themselves out all along the road, but the main action takes place at the end of the resort, where there are large apartment complexes going up the hill. You are best advised to stay in the centre or towards this end. The resort is not attractive but has a lively feel and the lights of the town look very pretty from above at night.
One alternative option is to stay in one of the lower villages which tend to be a lot cheaper, less boisterous and far prettier. Venosc, in particular has the look and feel of an authentic mountain village. It’s connected to Les Deux Alpes by lift but there is no piste between them.
Mont de Lans is a bit of half-way house – not as charming as Venosc but not so out on a limb – and this compromise is perfect for some skiers, especially families.
Hotels and B&Bs in Les Deux Alpes
The following hotels regularly get high ratings from previous guests. and can all be booked online Chalet Mounier (4 star), Atmosphere Hotel (formerly Le Carlina – 3 star), Hôtel Chalet des Champions (3 star), Hotel Le Panorama (3 star) Hotel Adret (3 star), La Belle Etoile (3 star) ,Hotel Les Mélèzes (3 star), Cote Brune (3 star), Le Soleil d’Or (3 star), Hotel de la Valentin (2 star) Hotel Le Sherpa (2-star), Les Flocons (2 star) and Hotel Provencal (2-star).
As you can see, there are plenty of good simple hotels but not so many at the top-end. Therefore if you really want to stay somewhere with a swimming pool, it’s worth considering the 4 star ApartHotel complexes which have services and facilities to rival those of a luxury hotel, such as Odalys L’Ours Blanc.
Self-Catering Apartments in Les Deux Alpes
There are too many apartments in L2A to list them all but highly rated ones include Residence Sylvana, Le Grenier des Reves, le Tyrol, les Myosotis, Les Seracs , Au Coeur de la Station, Residence Odalys l’Ours Blanc (ApartHotel) and Maeva le Jandri (ApartHotel).
Chalets and chalet holidays in Les Deux Alpes
Alpine Answers has chalets in Les Deux Alpes on its books. Most are catered and some come with flights and transfers included (ask for a discount if you want to organise your own transport). Search their Les 2 Alpes chalets here >>>
There are also self-catered chalets that you can book direct. Odalys have several self-catered chalets in Les 2 Alpes including Chalet Husky (5 bedrooms, sleeps up to 12 people), Chalet Les Alpages (3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 8 people) and Chalet le Soleil Levant (6 bedrooms, sleeps up to 12 people). Chalet Faverots is also popular (5 bedrooms and can sleep up to 14). Search these and other self-catered chalets in Les 2 Alpes and book online >>>
UK Tour Operators covering Les Deux Alpes
Inghams provides hotel and self-catered apartment holidays in Les Deux Alpes including flights and transfers. Search their holidays in les 2 Alpes here >>>
Staying in Venosc
The traditional mountain village of Venosc is linked to Les Deux Alpes by lift, but not by piste, so you can not ski back to it. It offers a quiet, cosy charming alternative to L2A. The pick of the hotels are the 4 star Ecrins Lodge and the 2 star Chateau De La Muzelle, and there are plenty of apartments, guesthouses and chalets.