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Hotel Le Royal Ours Blanc

  • France, Alpe d'Huez

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Royal Ours Blanc is a modern hotel with a quirky interior inspired by its architecture. The resort centre amenities are on the doorstep including the ice rink and a great selection of shops and bars. This hotel boasts a spacious indoor pool and spa area with sauna and whirlpool, perfect to unwind at the end of the day.

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 46
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 7
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 16
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 4
  • The superior double or twin bedrooms (A2 - specify your preference at time of booking) are comfortably furnished and have south-facing balcony, bath, hairdryer, safe, satellite TV, telephone.
  • Family rooms (B4) for 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults are also available.
  • Twin or double rooms for sole use are also available on request with supplement.

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Room safe
  • Tea or coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Wireless internet

Accessibility

*Superior Rooms

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

The hotel is suitable for wheelchair access. The restaurant & bar are accessible by wheelchair.

Meals

  • An excellent buffet breakfast and 3 course buffet dinner.
  • Christmas and New Year gala dinner included.
  • No of restaurants: 2
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Casual/Informal

  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet breakfast

    7-10.30am

  • Lunch service:

    Packed Lunch available on request (€15 supplement)

  • Dinner service:

    3 course evening meal with choice of menu.

    7.30-9pm

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d'Huez lies on a high sunny plateau surrounded by an amazing snow bowl, with mile after mile of varied pisted and off piste opportunities. From challenging black runs to wide open blues and greens, the 249km of skiing is spread over a huge area, providing endless opportunities for all levels of skier and boarder. The resort boasts an excellent snow record due to the high altitude, the Sarenne Glacier and over 900 snow cannons. The Pic Blanc summit at 3,330m affords breathtaking views across the whole of the Southern Alps and provides a wonderful starting point for the Sarenne descent - one of the longest black runs in the world at fully 16km from top to bottom! Alpe d'Huez is ideal for snowboarders, providing two well maintained snow parks and plenty of boarder friendly cable cars and chair lifts. 

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Mountain Facts
  • Ski area 249 km
  • Runs
    77
    40
    16
  • Longest run 16 Km
  • Snowparks

    2 snow parks 

  • Lifts Drag lifts 42, Chairlifts 24, Cablecars 9
  • Slope direction S,SW,NW
  • Ski/resort bus True

Things to do in resort

Restaurants, food and drink

The cuisine in Alpe d’Huez is typically French with a range of restaurants serving traditional mountain fare such as fondue and raclette. In the centre of town the cozy bar and restaurant known as Lounge 21 has one of the most varied menus, ranging from traditional Savoyard specialties to tapas. One of the most popular restaurants in town, the Passe Montagne provides a traditional dining experience with a delicious menu of classic, French food. We’d also recommend Genepi, in the centre of town. This charming restaurant has a truly authentic atmosphere and it makes a great raclette.

If you’re looking to splash out on a meal try the Fruiterie at the top of the Marmottes lift. Part of La Folie Douce family this stylish restaurant is an atmospheric place for lunch on the mountain. Less expensive is La Trappeur burger shack at the bottom of the DMC lift. Incredibly popular with our Alpe d’Huez reps who rave about the huge variety of burgers on offer.

Après, bars, clubs and nightlife

Alpe d’Huez has a loud and lively après scene, here the dancing and live music continues until late into the night. Nevertheless, the scene in Alpe d’Huez remains inclusive and you don’t have to be a pro-partier to participate in the table top dancing. The Etalon in the centre of town is Alpe d’Huez’s only rum bar and the pirate themed décor is truly unique. The Etalon serves multiple flavours of homemade rum, and the rum cactus is certainly worth a try. Les Cave’s bar and nightclub has a welcoming vibe and the vibrant schedule of events is both eclectic and lively.

The Freeride Pub, where the party continues until late into the night, is popular with seasonaires. It’s not often that we highlight somewhere for their toilet, but the slide down to the WC is one of the unique highlights of this bar, especially when it’s accompanied by shots! With live music most evenings and snowboards decorating the ceiling we also highly recommend The Underground Bar for a great night out.

Shopping

Avenue Les Jeux is the main centre for shopping in Alpe d’Huez with a couple of supermarkets ideal for self-catering visitors. In the area around Place Paganon there are several sports equipment shops offering ski and snowboarding rentals. And if you are looking to purchase postcards and souvenirs to take back home there are plenty of suitable stores including tabacs and even a sweet shop.

Spas and relaxation

Many of the hotels in Alpe d’Huez have spa facilities which are available to their guests. The Hotel Pic Blanc has an excellent spa complete with sauna and whirlpool as well as an indoor pool. Guests of the Pic Blanc can also take advantage of the massage and beauty treatments which are available to buy locally. The Hotel Alpenrose also provides a massage service which can be bought locally, as well as an incredible outdoor heated pool, sauna and whirlpool facilities.

Both the Hotel Le Royal Ours Blanc and Les Grand Rousses have wellness facilities as well as an indoor pool for guests. And let’s not forget the Chalet Hotel Les Cimes which has a wonderful sauna and steam room for its guests. Public facilities in the resort include an indoor swimming pool at the local sports complex, the Palais des Sports, situated in the centre of town.

Arts, culture and events

The lively calendar of events in Alpe d’Huez ranges from film festivals to elite sporting competitions. Particularly popular are the regular ice hockey matches which are held at the outdoor ice rink every Sunday. One of the highlights of the sporting calendar is the Pyramide d’Oz held in the neighbouring small village of Oz-en-Oisans. This ski mountaineering race is held at the end of January, initially a competition held for enthusiasts the event is now the first stage of the Ski Mountaineering World Cup circuit.

Cultural activities in the town include the local cinema, which shows English language films every Tuesday. Movie buffs will also enjoy the annual International Comedy Film Festival, which Alpe d’Huez hosts every January. This festival showcases some of the best feature-length comedy films from across the globe as well as previously unseen short films. Visitors with an interest in sculpting should head to the ice caves at the top of the Grandes Rousses lift. These magical caves are carved by expert ice sculptors and their appearance changes every year – it is a must see for every visitor to Alpe d’Huez.


For more information on travel and transport visit our Alpe d'Huez page

Extras

Winter 2018/19 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SKI INCLUSIVE
Ski Inclusive – Save up to £70 per person

Book our Ski Inclusive bundle and save £s on your lift pass, skis / board and boots. See our Ski Inclusive page for details. 

Lift Passes* Days Adult 13-64  Senior** 65 -71 Child* 5-12 Family 2 adults &
2 children 5-18
Whole Area Pass
6 H £253
L £249
H £213
L £192
H £201
L £180
H £809
L £730

L (15-21 Dec & 6-12 Apr), H (22 Dec - 5 Apr).

Lift pass covers 2 days in Les 2 Alpes & 1 day in Serre Chevalier (transport extra). 

*0-4 Free (issued locally, photo required)

**Over 71 years costs €86 for 6 days (issued locally, photo ID required)

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £89 £103 £117
Skis & Boots £120 £139 £156
Snowboard - £103 £117
Snowboard & boots - £139 £156
Child* 6-12 Skis & boots - £93 -
Snowboard & boots - £93 -

Equipment Hire (6 days) – Please see here for description of hire categories.

*White Category skis and boots for children 3-5yrs: £51.

*Child snowboard & boots 8-12yrs

Tuition Days Hours  Adult 13+ Child* 3-12
Ski 6 9:15am - noon £169 £169
Ski/Snowboard  6 2:15-4:45pm £155

*2:45-5:15pm during Feb holidays. Child snowboard tuition 7-12yrs. 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of printing. Up-to-date prices will be confirmed at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Location: 100m from the ski slopes and in the centre of resort with shops, restaurants, bars and ice rink on the doorstep. Free local bus stops just outside the hotel.
  • Indoor swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi
  • Fitness Room
  • Massage (pay locally)
  • Indoor parking (On Request)
  • Bar with fireplace
  • Pool table
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Indoor jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • WiFi
  • Fitness room

Family Facilities

  • Cots & Linen
  • Highchairs in restaurant

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Hotel Le Royal Ours Blanc, Alpe d'Huez,
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