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Set in a quiet but convenient location in the Venosc end of the resort, the Hotel Serre Palas is homely, warm and truly great value for money. The rooms are impeccably kept and it benefits from easy access to the lifts and nearby restaurants, bars, and markets. It's one of those places where if you stay once, you're likely to come back!
There's free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and if you're looking to indulge in a relaxing drink, head to the small après-ski bar downstairs. You'll take your breakfast in a room with a log fire - toasty!
Nearest lift: 300m
Equipment hire shop - 700m (includes free storage for hired kit)
Tuition meeting point: 700m
Resort centre: 700m
A great example of an all-rounder. Long hours of sunshine (when it's not snowing) and snowsure slopes certainly help, but Les Deux Alpes is all about the variety of things to do, both on and off the mountain.
A superb resort for families (one of our top 10), groups and all standards of skier or boarder. Beginner slopes near the resort and on the glacier make it a great place to learn whilst enjoying the glorious mountains rising up all around you. Intermediates have plenty of choice while experts should hire a guide and test their freeriding ability on the legendary off-piste runs of the ominously named La Grave.
The resort is large and well laid out with two main roads; one in, one out. Along each road, you'll come across an excellent range of sports shops, gift shops, restaurants and bars to suit all tastes and budgets. The après-ski is as lively as you want it to be with over 40 bars, restaurants and nightclubs on your doorstep.
Area size: 220km
Linked resorts: Not linked, but your lift pass covers one days' skiing or boarding in Alpe D'Huez, Puy, St Vincent, Serre Chevalier, Montgenèvre or Sestrière. Transport is not included.
Resort altitude: 1650m
Skiing altitude: 1300m to 3570m
Number of runs: 75
Range of runs: 20% green, 40% blue, 21% red and 19% black
Lifts: 19 drags, 23 chairs and 7 cable cars
Night skiing: Yes
Cross country trails: 20km
Snowmaking: 20% of runs covered
Resort bus: Yes
Bed and breakfast is the order of the day at Hotel Serre Palas. They have a delightful continental breakfast buffet in the mornings - it includes fresh coffee, delicious pastries and jams all served in the cosy breakfast room. When it comes to dinner, you can book a meal at a nearby restaurant for a supplement that is payable locally.
All 24 rooms at the Serre Palas are cosy, spotless and toasty warm for when you come in off the slopes. The double, twin and triple rooms all have satellite TV, a mini-safe, a radio and either a bath or shower. The larger rooms for four people are south-facing and boast balconies with amazing views.
Official rating: **
Small après-ski bar
Breakfast room with log fire
Bed and breakfast accommodation
Stunning panoramic views
Warm and welcoming atmosphere
Departure airports: Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Manchester or Stansted
Departure day: Saturday
Arrival airport: Grenoble
Flight duration: 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 5 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 2 hours