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Aalter, Belgium

From Piste to Party: Alpe D’Huez’s Unforgettable Escape

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 Mar 2024
Step into the alpine wonderland of Club Med Alpe D’Huez, where the dining is an all-you-can-eat adventure from dawn till dusk. 🌄🌙 Each meal is a celebration of flavors that’ll have you coming back for seconds… and thirds!

As night falls, the resort lights up with entertainment that’s sure to dazzle. The weekly fireworks show? It’s the cherry on top of a perfect day, lighting up the sky and our hearts. 💥✨

For the snow lovers, this resort is your launchpad to the slopes. And when it’s time to hang up your skis, the “Moose Bar” awaits with its vibrant après-ski scene. 🎿🍻

Yes, this slice of paradise does ask for a pretty penny, and the rooms might just compete with the sauna in the warmth department. 🔥 But hey, some like it cozy!

Hat’s off to the star of the show, Anastasia 🌟, the superhero of hospitality! 🦸‍♀️ When room troubles arose, she swooped in with her superpowers of service, turning a mix-up into a win. She’s not just a staff member; she’s a wish-granting genie!

While your wallet might feel lighter, the experiences at Club Med Alpe D’Huez are nothing short of priceless, all thanks to the superheroes like Anastasia who make it unforgettable. 💼💫
Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 March 2024

Family of 5, 3 children 17, 5 and 5

The good -

Short flight from Manchester and we paid for a private transfer (700 euro return but worh it). Picked us up outside airport no messing about waiting for the coach and nice stress free drive with kids car seats to hotel approx 1.5 hours. We arranged flights separately so arrived about 6 pm , missed the check in rush so found it all very easy. All equipment was in the lockers, good standard of ski and helmets, we brought our own boots.

Room - we had 2 interconnected family rooms. Decent size, loads of storage and nice and modern and clean. Water and tea cofeee making facilities and cleaned daily.

Only concern was windows opened fully with no way of locking part way which was a concern with the little ones

Food - food was really nice, lots of choice and was hot and fresh. Could also use a paper bag to take out fresh pastries or fruit etc to room . Kids enjoyed the ice cream. Very busy, stafff not very attentive if in need of assistance but were quick to clear and clean tables

Pool - really nice and clean , main pool a little cold and no shallow end for kids but arm bands provided if required. Jacuzzi was lovely. Small splash pool for kids was also nice and good seating areas.

Ski lesson - morning and afternoon! I didn’t realise that when we booked. We didn’t take advantage after day one because the kids were sick so ended up takings private lessons to fit around them. It cost about £170 for a 2.5 hour lesson for 2 people with esf. Easy to book with hotel rep at desk on ground floor. We booked at short notice on most days no problem.

All lessons meet outside locker which was easy and lessons finish there too with drinks and snacks on return which was a nice touch.

17 year old was in group 3A and improved a lot and was able to comfortably do black runs by the end of the week.

The bad :

The kids club was shocking. One of the main reasons we booked with club med was so we could use the wrap around care and get some time to ourselves for ski tuition. There were very few English children and not all of the staff spoke English and those that did weren’t always helpful or enthusiastic. I’d go as far as to say they were pretty grumpy and did not welcome my children at all. I felt it was very busy and not warm or inviting. The room was plain and had barely any toys, there was a few books, some cushions and tables and chairs and I saw nothing suitable for a 5 year old to play with in between lessons. It felt like a cattle market, there were kids as young as 3/4 crying and walking round looking very confused each time I went in, there was no interaction from staff that I saw, they all looked tired and stressed. They had some inflatable things out in the theatre section the first day and when I met up with my boys after my lesson I noticed my son didn’t have his glasses on , I mentioned it to one of the staff who seems annoyed I was speaking English so was ignored. I asked another and she told me he had them on so must have took them off. My other twin was saying they were in his bag back in get kids club and that he hadn’t had them on at all after skiing, I told her this and asked if I could check his bag. This caused confusion and she again was adamant that he had had them on and must have lost them by the inflatables. She was quite annoyed i was asking. We spent some time looking around and asking people if they’d seen them. In the end we went back to the kids club room ourselves and checked in his bag where we found them like my son had said !

As a result, my twins did the first day and then we paid for private lessons after that.

We’ve been to les deux alp with Nelson on many occasions over the last 10 years and always found the kids club to be well run with lots of activities for non skiers such as making snowmen, painting in the snow, sledging, trips around the village, hot chocolate breaks etc … there was non of this. My kids are used to kids clubs and making friends etc and this is the first time they’ve asked me not to put them in a club.

As well as the staff being unhelpful and rude we also experienced the same from other French holiday makers , we were pushed and shoved in the dinner hall, and on one occasion I was verbally attacked in front of my children in the ski locker room as apparently I had knocked into a man who was putting on his skis. He was screaming and pointing at me and told me to go back to my own country!!

It didn’t spoil the holiday though as my little ones had a great time in their private lessons - 2.5 hours a day was enough for them as it was their first time. My older daughter had English in in her group and although the instructor didn’t always translate there were others in the group that did for her. The pool was nice and we did some sledging and also did a trip to the ice cave and up to pic Blanc. We ate out a couple of times but found it to be ridiculously expensive and did not receive a nice service !

All in all we had a great family holiday and would recommend but not if you really need to rely on the kids club/care.
I travel abroad 4-5 times a year and have never experienced rudeness like I did this past week so I would also avoid if sensitive!

Room tip: Avoid kids club
Date of stay: March 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 March 2024 via mobile

We had a very good expérience at Club Med Alpe d'Huez. Particularly Anastasia took good care of us. She is very professionnal, she told us everything we needed to know. We would like to have more GO's like her !! Thanks a lot for everything and see you maybe in the future

Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 March 2024

Nice short transfer of 90mins from Grenoble. Quick check in and quick to hire the ski equipment. Rooms were very clean and very comfortable, plenty of space for luggage, the only downside was the shower over the bath was very low, my husband had to duck! The food was superb, anything that you could want and plenty of it. The house wines were delicious too. After a shaky start on the first day with a Ski instructor that left several of us dotted around a mountain we didn't know our way around and who left us to our own devices to get back to the hotel, I was assigned to Makoto's group. What a true gentleman and an amazingly kind and patient instructor. On the first afternoon I was the only person in my group to do the afternoon session so effectively I had a private lesson. I searched for him to tip him on the last day but couldn't locate him. Shout out to the restaurant staff who work exceptionally hard, especially Conchy, nothing was too much trouble. We would definitely return to this resort.

Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2024

He is so motivating trainer. I had nearly all sport classes with him every day from early morning to afternoon… End of the week you can notice the improvement of your body. Thank you so much to Ronan for his safe leading, sharing, motivating kindly and highly.

Date of stay: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024

Just my 9yr old daughter and I with a friend and her 5 yr old son…not French speaking. Objective of holiday to enjoy skiing and get children on green/blue runs. Both achieved.

Hotel brilliant for ski in ski out; quality of ski school for children excellent (they got our children from beginners to blue slopes in 5 days and they loved it). We booked private lessons for the children but really the group lessons would have been sufficient. The instructors and facilities are brilliant.

Makoto was superb for my adult group….the best guide I’ve ever had and a huge asset to Club Med….made the skiing part of the holiday. Took us to great places, helped with skills and really knowledgable.

Kids club not great. Really inexperienced and tired staff (too much focus on evening entertainment which was truly horrific), everything in French and a real lack of engaging activities and toys. We took our children out. I agree with other reviews on here. We’re seasoned travellers to venues with kids clubs (granted 5 star) but this was the worst.

I thought food was very good given numbers being catered for.

It is chaotic on day of arrival and system for hiring gear and registering for kids club and group ski sessions is not sensibly organised…it feels like the back office needs a top class project manager to implement an end to end customer focussed process, whereby allotted times are given and an order of doing things communicated.

If it hadn’t been for quality of ski instructors and ski school, ski facilities for children and ski in/out, not sure the other services would entice us back. Get the back office and kids club sorted.

Date of stay: February 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
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