Les Deux Alpes – Where to stay
The majority of accommodation in Les Deux Alpes is in apartments, so if you're keeping to a budget, then there is plenty to choose from here. Be aware though, that you get what you pay for - most apartments are tiny, with fold-down bunk beds in corridors and sofas that double as beds. The good thing is that many are ski in, ski out, as the accommodation buildings are spread along the main road, the Avenue de la Muzelle, which runs along the bottom of the valley, with many lifts going off in either direction.
Though the village is not unattractive as such, if you want to stay somewhere that is not so evidently a purpose-built ski station, then head for Venosc, the ancient village which is connected to Les Deux Alpes by an eight minute gondola ride, although not by piste. Here you will find cobbled lanes and a traditional way of life continuing despite the more hectic pace of life above. The village has a reasonable selection of chalets, apartments and hotels to suit all budgets.
Mark Warner offers some of the best chalet holidays at the previously named Berangere – a chalet hotel with good facilities. If you are after serious food, the Mariande Hotel has been recognised for its excellent five-course dinners. A cheaper hotel alternative is the 2 star Hotel Brunerie with a convenient location and parking. Of all the apartments available in resort the Alpina Lodge and Cortina are amongst the best.