The Mariandre continues to attract repeat visits from Esprit families year after year mainly due to the excellent location of the hotel within this renowned family-friendly resort combined with the warmth of hospitality and unmatched service provided by our staff.
Esprit families love Alpe d'Huez itself, its wonderful ski area, and the comfort and superb convenience of the Mariandre itself.
Traditionally styled and furnished, it is warm and inviting, and ideally placed for skiing families, with easy slope access, convenient childcare, a choice of family bedrooms and suites, and of course our full Esprit Chalet Hotel meals and service.
'Location, location, location!'
The Mariandre is ideally situated for families, being close to the resort's main centre of shops, restaurants and cafés, yet pleasingly away from the livelier après-ski bars and nightlife. The 'Palais du Sport' is within a short walk, with its indoor and outdoor swimming-pools, and the night-time toboggan-run on the Eclose slope is also close by. For your ultimate convenience, our partner ski-hire shop is literally right next to your own front door (see main photo above)!
Ski Area Access
Staying just above the ski-hire shop and a mere 50m from the nearest piste and ski-lift is every skier's dream, and makes the Mariandre a perfect choice for skiers who just hate to walk! The Telecentre lift, known locally as the 'Yoghurt Pot', links the centre of the resort up to the Rond Point des Pistes, from where the whole area opens up, with a choice of five different lifts to whisk you on up the mountain. Alternatively, you can start your day on the piste just 50m from home, and ski down from there to the Eclose lifts to take you up into the main heart of the area. At the end of the day, you can ski back on piste to the same point, and in normal conditions just carry on the last 50m across the Tourist Board's terrace to the Mariandre.
Comfortable Hotel Facilities
The spacious lounge/bar area, with its big picture windows, comfy sofas, flatscreen TV (some English channels) and the handy reception desk and bar, forms the focal point of the Mariandre. Downstairs, the dining-room is in two parts, and is furnished in simple French bistro-style. A touch on the snug side if everyone arrives at once for breakfast, it is amply sized for adult dinners, with a convivial atmosphere.
The bedrooms and family suites provide a choice of accommodation styles for different family sizes, and all have the benefit of private en suite facilities, flatscreen TV and DVD and many a balcony too. The bedrooms are being redecorated for this winter with new bathrooms also being fitted in the majority of the rooms.
The Nursery and separate sleep-room are off the main lounge, whilst the spacious and attractive Snow Club room, where our Cocoa Club is also held, is conveniently situated within the hotel Typical bedroom style - almost all are large enough to take a cot building.
- Nursery 17 weeks - 40 months In Chalet Hotel
- Snow Club 3 - 8 years In Chalet Hotel
- Cocoa Clubs
- Mini Cocoa Club 3 - 5 years In Chalet Hotel
- Cocoa Club 6 - 12 years In Chalet Hotel
- Children’s Ski Lessons 3 - 12 years offering a wide range of ski classes and activities
- Strict signing-in/out procedures for all ages whenever responsibility for children passes between Esprit staff or ski instructors and parents
- Snow Club fun 40 months + for children over nursery age
- Centrally located in the old village area of the resort
- Ski back to the front door under normal conditions
- 'Telecentre' ski-lift and piste only 50m away
- Free ski-bus stops almost opposite the hotel
- Wide range of family rooms and suites, all with private en suites, all with en suite facilities and DVD/TV (local)
- Traditional rustic dining-room
- Comfortable lounge/bar with feature fireplace with TV and Wifi
- Large south-facing sun-terrace
- Dedicated in-house Esprit Nursery and adjacent Snow Club room
- Lift from 1st to 4th floors
- Substantial breakfast, and Afternoon Tea with a selection of cakes and savouries
- Children's high tea served at 5.30pm
- 5-course adult-only dinners including apéritif, choice of wines, coffee, and featuring our 'Culinary Choice' menu
- FREE Baby-Listening / Child-Patrol Service daily from 7.30-11.00pm
Excellent. A fantastic team who together made our holiday experience one to cherish and remember.
We had a lovely holiday. The staff and food have been outstanding, both childcare and hotel staff. The children have had a fabulous holiday. Esprit have a great formula and the staff really make it happen. High quality food from the kitchen was great. Staff engagement with guests was excellent - a very well run ship.
Amazing holiday, fantastic childcare. Brilliant food and amazing hotel team. Would recommend to all friends.
Absolutely fabulous experience. The staff simply can't do enough to ensure that we had an enjoyable holiday. Thank you we will be back!
A first go at this type of holiday - and what a fantastic experience. The kids loved it and we cannot fault the service and staff. Ticked off a bucket list item before we go back to New Zealand. Thank you!
Entrance, dining-room & separate kitchen, boot-room, stairs to first floor. Ski-room with external access.
Reception, spacious lounge/bar with picture windows, lift, sun-terrace, Nursery, external access on same level as Telecentre ski-lift and piste (approx. 30m away).
Room Sleeps Summary Room 2 Sleeps 2 Twin bedroom with bath/wc/balcony Room 3 Sleeps 2 Twin bedroom with bath/wc/balcony Room 4 Sleeps 2 Double bedroom with bath/wc/balcony Room 5 & 6 Sleep 4-5 Two separate twin bedrooms adjacent to each other, each with en suite bath/wc, one with additional single fold-down bunk-bed and balcony Room 7 & 8 Sleep 4 Twin bedroom opposite twin bedroom, both with en suite bath/wc
Room Sleeps Summary Suite 102 Sleeps 4 Two interconnecting twin bedrooms, one with shower/wc, the other with bath/wc/balcony Room 104 Sleeps 2 Double bedroom with bath/wc/balcony Rooms 105 & 106 Sleep 4-5 Two separate twin bedrooms adjacent to each other, both with bath/wc/balcony and one with additional fold-down single bunk-bed Room 107 Sleeps 3 Triple room (double bed with single fold-down bunk) with bath/wc/balcony Suite 108 Sleeps 4 Twin bedroom (bath/wc) interconnecting to twin bunk room (wc) Suite 109 Sleeps 5-6 3 separate sleeping areas - twin bunk room connecting to twin bedroom, connecting to lounge with double sofa-bed (suitable for 2 children under 12) sharing bath, separate shower-room and wc Suite 110 Sleeps 5-6 3 separate sleeping areas - as Suite 109 with the addition of a balcony in the lounge area Suite 111 Sleeps 4-5 2 separate sleeping areas - walk-through twin bunk room to twin bedroom (shower) with lounge area and balcony with single sofa-bed (suitable for 1 child under 12), sharing bath/wc
Room Sleeps Summary Rooms 203 & 204 Sleep 4 Two separate adjacent bedrooms (one with double bed and one with two single beds) both with bath/wc/balcony Rooms 205 & 206 Sleep 4 Two separate twin bedrooms adjacent to each other, both with bath/wc/balcony Rooms 207 & 208 Sleep 4-5 Triple bedroom (double bed & single fold-down bunk) with balcony, opposite twin bedroom, each with bath/wc
Room Sleeps Summary Suite 209 Sleeps 5-6 Double bedroom and twin room (single bed and single fold-down bunk) with small kitchenette and separate lounge with double sofa-bed (suitable for two children under 12) sharing bath and wc. (The suite is under eaves).
All Rooms/Suites will take a cot except 5, 107 & 207. Supplements per person per night: Rooms with bath/wc/balcony £3.50; Suite 108 with bath/wc £2.50; Suites 109, 110 & 111 bath/shower/wc £3.50; Suite 102 bath/shower/wc/balcony £4.50 Suite 209 bath/wc £4.50. NB: The 'pairs' of rooms shown are either adjacent to or opposite each other, but are not interconnecting. Reduced under-occupancy supplement of £139 applies when a family of 3 share 2 twin rooms.
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