This small hotel is run by a local couple with a friendly personal touch and a love of the mountains.
Located in the centre of resort near to the Diable ski lift, the hotel offers 24 rooms with ensuite bath or shower, telephone, safe, satellite TV and a hearty breakfast to start the day.
Guests can enjoy a drink in the hotel bar and there are a number of good restaurants nearby.
The hotel has a storage room for skis and snowboards, garage parking can be booked for a small supplement.
- "Really great location, delicious breakfast with fresh bread and croissants, storage for skis and snowboards was really handy. The hotel was just a few minutes from the closest lift. Such good value for money and would definitely stay again." - Trip Advisor
- "Last New Year's Eve we spent three days in Serre Palas Hotel. The room was really nice, clean and very warm. The entire hotel is built is a traditional mountain style - wooden walls and floors which make it very cosy. Besides that, the crew is really kind and helpful." - Trip Advisor
- "The location was fantastic, 5-10 minute walk away from the Diable lift which was very quiet, less than 5 minutes away from the bus stop and lifts down to Venosc with a supermarket across from it. They have their own ski store which we used each day. We had a twin room with 3 beds, bathroom was massive, safe (free) tv, balcony etc." - Trip Advisor
The local market town of Bourg d'Oisans only a 20 to 30 minute drive away can supply pretty much everything a visitor would need - decent sized supermarket, garages, car hire, vet (don't forget to get Fido wormed for the trip home) and the rest, not to mention a thriving Saturday market and numerous cafés, ideal on a sunny weekend.
2 Alpes caters for everyone from the gourmet to the fast food fan. At the top end, the Chalet Hotel Mounier offers tasting menus and an extensive wine list, and the Raisin d'Ours is owner-run by the Mounier's Michelin-starred former chef. Les Sagnes serves excellent crepes and a range of local specialities in a rustic atmosphere in front of a roaring log fire. Tribeca at one end of town and l'Etable at the other both have great pizzas, and anyone looking for a decent burger 'n' chips need look no further than the British-run Le Takeaway in the centre of town.
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The pretty village of La Grave, notorious for its challenging off-piste terrain is about 30 minutes away by road - ride the old gondola for some of the most spectacular mountain views in the region. The ride up to Pic Blanc at Alpe d'Huez an hour away offers views of distant Mont Blanc. Further afield you can tour the Chartreus distillery at Voiron on the other side of Grenoble, visit the museum and grounds of the chateau at Vizille on the D1091, or take a ride on the old funicular railway at St Hilaire du Touvet towards Chambery.
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The nine-hole course at 2 Alpes starts appearing out of the snow around May, and is open for business when the resort opens for summer in June. Golfers looking for more of a challenge should head for the course at Uriage les Bain near Grenoble, just over an hour's drive away.
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From the Venosc end of town the new high speed Diable chair takes you in comfort to the top of the Cretes and thence up the SuperDiable to the centre of the lift system at Toura. The Jandri Express runs from the centre of town to the snowpark at Toura and then on to the glacier, and the Belle Etoile and Village chairs run from the other end of town up to Cretes at 2100m. Beginners are well served by a series of drag lifts at the bottom of the pistes right next to the town.
Also see: Ski Areas in Les 2 Alpes, France
2 Alpes has a well-deserved reputation as a party town. The fun starts daily at the Pano Bar at 2600m, with a regular DJ. Later you can find live music and DJs at British-run bars Smithy's Tavern, Smokey Joe's and The Secret, and follow it up with a visit to the popular Avalanche nightclub next door to Smithy's. The Boardroom is popular with French seasonnaires, instructors and lifties, the Red Frog and Smokey Joe's show big screen sport, and the Brasilienne has a late-night club atmosphere.
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Location: 2 Alpes
Star Rating: 2 Star
Property Style: Hotel
Special Breaks: Ski Short-stays
Vibe / Atmosphere: Family-friendly | Traditional & Modern mix
Car-parking: Parking on property
Entertainment: Drinks bar
Open Seasons: Summer | Winter
Address: 13 Place de Venosc | 2 Alpes | 38860