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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.


Esprit Childcare
  • 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

Key Features

  • 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)

Accommodation Summary


    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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Alpe d’Huez

Guaranteed snow plus lots of sunshine, and from the Pic Blanc on a clear day, you can see one-fifth of France. Alpe d’Huez is the main hub resort of the fabulous ‘Grandes Rousses’ ski area, offering plenty of family skiing opportunities over the 250kms of wonderful piste, and endless acres of off-piste powder. Neighbouring Les Deux Alpes is also...

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Esprit Cuisine

Includes a skiers' buffet breakfast to start your day, afternoon tea to welcome you 'home', and 4- or 5-course evening meals with wine and coffee to complete the evening six days a week.

We set high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively before the season starts, to ensure that Esprit guests will enjoy every meal with us.

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Ski Essentials

Ski Essentials

Pre-booking your ski packs couldn’t be easier - simply tell us what you need and we will arrange everything for you.

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Our Staff

Our team in the UK and overseas is our most important asset, working together to provide an enjoyable, high quality, stress-free holiday for all our guests, both adults and children.

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