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Les 2 Alpes self-catered apartments

Discover the best apartments to rent in Les 2 Alpes


Renting an apartment is the best option if you want self-catered accommodation for your winter or summer holiday to Les 2 Alpes, especially for smaller groups of friends or families.

There are literally hundreds of apartments in Les 2 Alpes that come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from small but functional studios to large properties 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, renting an apartment tends to be cheaper than staying in a catered chalets, so they're a great choice when looking for a budget-friendly base at the foot of the slopes.

This guide will help you choose the perfect apartment for your holiday.

Things to look out for when booking an apartment in Les 2 Alpes

When planning your break away to the mountains here are a few things worth thinking about before you decide what to go for.

Book early
We recommend you book your apartment accommodation as soon as possible. Apartments usually sell out quite quickly and a lot of people book as early as January for the next winter season. Book it before buying your flights or train ticket, the reason being that availability may be limited and arrival/departure dates are not always as flexible as travel options.

How long you want to stay
Most apartments in Les 2 Alpes are rented on a weekly basis only. You’ll find that Saturday to Saturday rentals are most common, but increasingly with the times being as they are, dates can be flexible and some chalet companies may provide a mix of Saturday and Sunday changeovers.

Plus shorter and longer breaks are becoming more and more popular, so some companies may be flexible on their rental dates on request. Summer bookings in Les 2 Alpes are generally much more flexible on dates and length of stay, especially outside the peak months of July and August. This means that you can come for a long weekend, for ten days or for a few days mid-week more easily.

Size matters
Apartments to rent in Les 2 Alpes 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.

Know your wants and needs
There are literally hundreds of apartments on offer in Les 2 Alpes, some providing simple accommodation at the foot of the slopes and others boasting five-star luxury facilities. Most come with WiFi as standard, but check before you book if it's important, some have ski-to-door access and state-of-the-art boot warmers, some don't, and if you need a large terrace with breathtaking views, a cinema room, designer décor or a pet-friendly property, make sure you book as early as possible.

You'll also find that many high-end companies offer concierge services who’ll take care of everything, from your ski passes to your lessons, your equipment hire, chauffeur services to take you to and from the slopes or drive you around resort, private chefs and spas with massages on demand. You're spoiled for choice in Les 2 Alpes!

Studios - Residence, Les 2 Alpes view

Catering options & apartment add-ons in Les 2 Alpes

Apartments in Les 2 Alpes are generally rented out on a self-catered basis. 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.

Catering is often top of the list of add-ons and can range from private chefs, welcome packs for your first day, or grocery shopping to fill your fridge and pantry before you arrive. There are plenty of private chefs and catering companies working in Les 2 Alpes, so take your pick – you can hire them for the length of your stay or just a one-off special dinner. Also, in the post-Covid world, food and drink delivery services are springing up in resorts making flexible self-catering much more of an option. Gone are the days when self-catering meant someone cooking every night of their holiday (however, someone definitely still has to load the dishwasher I'm afraid!)

What else is there?
Accommodation companies offer numerous 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 passes, ski lessons, transfers, activities 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 Les 2 Alpes

Apartment rental rates depend on many things:

  • facilities and services
  • location within the resort
  • desired dates
  • size of your party
  • length of your stay

In general, you can benefit from discounts if you're booking early and outside the main busy holidays (Christmas, February half-term, Easter, July and August).

Daria Apartment, Chamonix - Main Town living-room

Luxury accommodation in Les 2 Alpes

Millions of euros have been invested in the tasteful development and renovation of former hotels and apartment blocks giving a real boost to the self-catering accommodation market in Les 2 Alpes without damaging the mountain feel of this magical place. Many of these renovations, as well as some of the new-builds, boast five-star facilities including indoor swimming pools, spa rooms, terraces with mountain views and even private hot tubs.

Where can you find luxury apartments in Les 2 Alpes?
The majority of the luxury apartment buildings are located in the town centre, so base your search here and you're sure to find something to suit your needs.

Group apartments in Les Deux Alpes

If you’re looking to organise a corporate trip or a holiday with a big group of friends, Les 2 Alpes is a great place to host it. With great nightlife and plenty of choice when it comes to group accommodation, Les 2 Alpes 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 Les 2 Alpes?
Many groups of friends come to Les Deux Alpes 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 in the centre, as well as in Le Village 1800. However, if your idea of the perfect group getaway or corporate retreat is to stay in and make your own entertainment, perhaps you'll be charmed by the picturesque villages of Venosc and Mont de Lans, offering a much more authentic Alpine feel but with fewer services and facilities.

Family apartments in Les Deux Alpes

Les 2 Alpes is really well set up for mountain-loving families, with plenty of activities for all ages and a host of family-friendly apartments. Family holidays tend to have their own unique requirements, and services for families in Les 2 Alpes can range from providing cots and highchairs in accommodation to babysitting and childcare services. Depending on what is going to make or break your family holiday, make sure you discuss it with your accommodation provider before you book. 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.

Where can you find family-friendly apartments in Les 2 Alpes?
In Les Deux Alpes try searching for accommodation by the Alpette lift area, where you'll be close to a children's learn-to-ski zone and the indoor swimming pool, or to the nursery slopes by the Bosquet and Vikings lift. Les 2 Alpes Village 1800 is also a great option, even if it has fewer facilities than the main resort, as it offers a quieter skiing holiday. The main advantage of staying up here is quick and easy access to and from the ski area via the Village chair, on-site ticket sales, ski schools and lots of free covered parking under the apartment blocks. First impressions are a bit concrete jungle but, once you get to your apartment, you'll usually find great mountain views as the whole complex is halfway up the hill.

Budget apartments in Les Deux Alpes

Well-known for being more affordable than other big Alpine ski areas, Les Deux Alpes is a great option for those looking for a reasonably priced holiday while still enjoying some of the best pistes in Europe.

How can you save money on your Les 2 Alpes accommodation?
There are cheap apartments all around resort but the best bargains are often located outside the main 2 Alpes town, away from the local restaurants, bars and activities. You're more likely to find great bargains in the Village 1800 and the Petit Plan area.

Ski-in & ski-out apartments in Les Deux Alpes

Ski-in/ski-out apartments are the most sought-after in Les 2 Alpes. 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 Les 2 Alpes?
There are a few modern apartment residences in the centre of Les Deux Alpes offering ski-in/ski-out accommodation. However, being able to ski to the door depends on there being enough snow cover low down in the valley, which may not always be the case early or late in the season. This isn't a problem, though – in the absence of low snow, there are regular shuttle services connecting the resort and the lifts, and the views from these apartments at the foot of the mountains are usually fabulous!

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 Les Deux Alpes. There are also wonderful chalets available to rent here, take a look at our Chalets page to see what's on offer.