Returned yesterday after a fabulous week's skiing. The hotel is well situated and is only a short walk to the ski lifts. Yes, it is a short uphill walk back to the hotel; however as another poster pointed out, if you struggle to negotiate that you are probably not fit enough to ski! For the faint hearted there is a courtesy bus service which runs from 9-10 and returns from 4-5.
The Nordic Esports ski hire shop is very reasonable and the staff are friendly and helpful. We used the heated ski lockers at the back of the El Clos bar at the foot of the slopes.
The hotel facilities are excellent and the staff were courteous and attentive. There was an excellent selection of food and fresh fruit at every meal and we certainly had no complaints about the quality or quantity. The only bugbear was that the queue for the coffee machine at breakfast times was a bit frustrating.
Lluis, the bar manager was an absolute star and an all round lovely guy. He runs a great happy hour from 5-6 when drinks are 2-4-1. When you consider that the normal bar price for a pint of draught San Miguel was 2.75 euro, this must be the cheapest bar in Andorra. I can highly recommend the gin and tonic! We will definitely return to this hotel.
Tip: pre-book lift passes from ski Andorra. com. They offer a lunch package which gives you vouchers for lunch included in the price of the lift pass. Most of the Grandvalira outlets accepted them in exchange for the 10 euro menu meals. For a family of four, this is a real cost saving.
- Also Known As:
- Del Clos Hotel