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Alpe d'Huez Self-Catered Apartments

Discover the best apartments in Alpe d'Huez to rent

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Renting an apartment is the best option when searching for self-catered accommodation on your ski trip or summer holiday to Alpe d'Huez, especially for small groups of friends or family.

Very popular among visitors, apartments in Alpe d'Huez come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, ranging from small and functional studios to large flats with five-star luxury facilities. They are quite flexible in terms of catering choices and, sometimes, dates and duration of stay. Because they’re generally self-catered, apartments tend to be cheaper than catered chalets, so they are a great choice when looking for a budget-friendly base at the foot of the slopes.

We’ve written a complete guide on apartment rentals in Alpe d'Huez to help you make the most of your ski trip. Read on for the best insider's tips.

3 things to look out for when booking an apartment in Alpe d'Huez

It couldn't be easier to book an apartment in Alpe d'Huez. All you have to do is fill in the box at the top of this page or visit our Holiday Rentals page, featuring a great selection of apartments and chalets handpicked by us from a list of accommodation providers. To start your booking process, set your requirements – at least your arrival date and number of people – and we’ll show you which properties are available.

There are a few things you may want to consider beforehand to make sure you find the perfect ski apartment:

1. When should you book your apartment?
We recommend you book your apartment as soon as possible. Holiday rentals usually sell out quite quickly and a lot of people book as early as January for the next winter season. Our top tip is that you book your accommodation before buying your flights or train ticket, the reason being that availability may be limited and apartment start/end dates are not always as flexible as travel options.

As for the best time to stay in an apartment, they're usually open for bookings during the winter and summer high seasons – from December to April and from June to September. However, some accommodation companies may offer interseason holiday rentals for large parties – specify your desired dates in the Special Requirements box while booking and our team will get back to you with alternative options.

2. How long should you book your apartment for?
Ski apartments in Alpe d'Huez are generally rented on a weekly basis, usually from Saturday to Saturday. However, these dates can occasionally be flexible and some companies may provide a mix of Saturday and Sunday changeovers.

Lately, thanks to the increased offer in flights, especially cheap ones, shorter and longer ski breaks are becoming more and more popular so some accommodation companies may be flexible on their rental dates on request. Therefore, even if you can only find seven-day offers on our Holiday Rentals page, we may be able to accommodate shorter and longer bookings – state your desired dates in the Special Requirements box and we’ll get back to you with alternative options.

On the other hand, summer apartment bookings in Alpe d'Huez are generally more flexible on dates and length of stay, especially outside the peak months of July and August. This means that you may be able to come for a long weekend, for ten days or for a few days mid-week more easily. Again, state your requirements in the Special Requirements box while booking.

3. How big is your group?
Apartments to rent in Alpe d'Huez range from small studios to large chalet-apartments, making them suitable for all sorts of parties, from couples looking for a romantic escapade to families or groups of friends. Before booking your apartment, you’ll need to know the exact number of people and the ages of the children coming with you on your holiday – you can filter our holiday rentals by capacity at the top of the page.

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Catering options & apartment add-ons in Alpe d'Huez

Apartments in Alpe d'Huez are generally rented out on a self-catered basis, so they're usually cheaper than catered chalet ski trips. However, this doesn't mean that you need to take care of everything yourself since many accommodation providers offer a wide choice of add-ons to boost your holiday experience.

Apartment catering options in Alpe d'Huez
Catering options are often the first on the list of add-ons and they range from private chefs who can cook all or some of your meals to welcome packs with everything you need for your first breakfast in the mountains and grocery shopping to fill your fridge and pantry before you arrive. There are also plenty of private chefs and catering companies working in Alpe d'Huez, so take your pick – you can hire them for the length of your stay or just a one-off special dinner. Recently, a few takeaway services have established themselves here offering budget-friendly, hassle-free catering options for your ski holiday.

Apartment add-ons in Alpe d'Huez
Accommodation companies offer dozens of other add-ons to make your holiday as hassle-free as possible. When booking your apartment, you can often include lots of other services for an additional fee, from ski hire to ski passesski lessonstransfersactivities and anything else you can think of. This means that you can relax knowing that all the different bits of your holiday will be taken care of. Some may even offer a bespoke concierge service through which you can book high-end treats such as a 24-hour chauffeur, massages or private tours.

Prices for apartment rentals in Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d'Huez apartment prices vary depending on the size of the apartment, its facilities and services, its location within the resort, your desired dates, the size of your party, the length of your stay and many other factors. In general, you can benefit from discounts when booking early while there may also be deals to be had outside the main busy holidays (Christmas, February half-term, Easter, July and August).

How much do Alpe d'Huez apartments cost?
Apartment prices in Alpe d'Huez range from around the €250 mark for a 2-4 person studio in the non-peak weeks to as much as about €4,000 for the large luxury apartments in peak weeks.

Luxury apartments in Alpe d'Huez

Luxury is in the eye of the beholder. What someone may find opulent, someone else may deem simple. However, Alpe d'Huez does have a great selection of apartments on the higher end of the spectrum.

Where can you find luxury apartments in Alpe d'Huez?
The choice of apartments in the centre of Alpe d'Huez is almost unlimited, with everything from studios to spacious penthouses available. These include a few luxury apartment blocks with their own spas, indoor pools and saunas, many located only a couple of minute's walk from the local lifts and in the middle of the resort’s busy nightlife.

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Group apartments in Alpe d'Huez

If you’re looking to organise a corporate ski trip or a holiday with a big group of friends, Alpe d'Huez is a great place to host it. With great nightlife and plenty of choice when it comes to group accommodation, Alpe d'Huez has lots going on and it’s situated in one of the biggest ski areas in the world.

Where can you find big apartments for groups in Alpe d'Huez?
Many groups of friends come to Alpe d'Huez not only to sample its world-renowned pistes but also its famous après-ski fun. For them, staying in the centre of resort is a must. Spacious pads sleeping up to 10 people and more can be found here, offering large communal spaces where groups can spend time together after descending from the mountains.

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Family apartments in Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d'Huez is really well set up for mountain-loving families, with plenty of activities for all ages and a host of family-friendly apartments.

Where can you find family-friendly apartments in Alpe d'Huez?
When travelling with kids, being close to the ski schools' meeting points and nursery slopes, while also far from the hustle and bustle of the resort's centre, is usually what makes an apartment's location just perfect. The Quartier des Bergers and Rond Point des Pistes are ideal for those who value staying near the beginner's ski area, while families who prefer to be close to the sports centre, ice rink and outdoor swimming pool to keep the kids entertained may find that the Quartier des Jeux, bang in the centre of Alpe d'Huez, is a better option. If being in the heart of the action isn't a must, the smaller, outlying villages of Oz en Oisans, Vaujany and, especially, Auris en Oisans offer family-friendly apartments near their less-crowded nursery slopes, while also being linked to the main ski area. 

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Budget apartments in Alpe d'Huez

Well-known for being more affordable than other big Alpine ski areas, Alpe d'Huez is a great option for those looking for a reasonably priced holiday while still enjoying one of the best ski areas in Europe.

How can you save money on your Alpe d'Huez accommodation?
There are cheap apartments all around Alpe d'Huez but the best bargains are often located outside the main hub, away from the local restaurants, bars and activitiesVaujany hosts some attractive apartments, all lying within a short distance of the village's facilities and ski lifts while the pedestrianised town of Oz en Oisans also has a limited choice of apartments to choose from.

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Ski-in & ski-out apartments in Alpe d'Huez

Ski-in and ski-out apartments are the most sought-after in Alpe d'Huez. There's no better feeling than being able to put your skis on right outside your front door.

Where can you find ski-in & ski-out apartments in Alpe d'Huez?
For real ski-in/ski-out accommodation in Alpe d'Huez, you should look for apartments located in the highest areas of town. There are two main ski-to-the-door accommodation hubs: one in the Quartier des Bergers district and the other one on the opposite side of town, by the Rond Point des Pistes and the departure of the Grandes Rousses (aka DMC lift), which is the resort's main snow front.

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More inspiration...

Our Where to Stay guide will help give you an indication of the character and feel of the various different areas that make up Alpe d'Huez. There are also wonderful chalets available to rent here, take a look at our Chalets page to see what's on offer.

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