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“Great hotel and amazing food!” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Font d'Argent Canillo
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avda del Coprinceps, s/n, Canillo AD100, Andorra   |  
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Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Canillo
London
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41 hotel reviews
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“Great hotel and amazing food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

Clean, big rooms, nice spa and games room and amazing breakfast and dinner. The hotel is 3 minutes walk to the bubble and staff are nice. All you need after a nice day skiing. Breakfast has everything you could imagine, eggs made in front of you and the most delicious bakery goods. It only missed freshly squeezed orange juice to be perfect. Dinner is even better - you won't be disappointed if you stay here. I will e back.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

After a good day on the slopes, you need a decent meal to replenish your energies. Font D'argent seriously delivered. Top quality food and as much of it as you want. Evening meals are essentially a combination of good quality buffet options as well as a chef ready to grill you fresh fish or meat. And the starters...yum. Struggling to decide if I preferred the breakfast or the dinner. One minor niggle was that they don't allow you to bring a bag into breakfast as it seems they are expecting everyone to steal all the food. Reasonably perceptive mind you!

The rooms were spacious, clean and far superior to your typical ski hotel/chalet. The spa room was a welcome relaxation at the end of the day. Again, one minor niggle being the necessity to wear a quite ridiculous head cap before you can get in the jacuzzi. And they make you go upstairs back to reception to get one??!!

Sort out those two seriously minor issues and this would be truly spectacular. I'm giving it 5 stars anyway as was so impressed by everything as a whole. Enjoy!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I stayed here with my thirteen year old son for a skiing trip. Every member of staff went out of their way to make this a great stay. Having booked we then read the reviews that talk about cigarette smoke. However, the hotel is now totally no smoking except for an outdoor garden area next to the cocktail bar, in fact the standards of cleanliness were extremely high.Although we are vegetarian we tend to eat fish when on holiday because we get fed up with pizza. In fact the food choice is really good with hot vegetarian options always available. Great location for the ski lift. When the cocktail barman is on duty it is worth ordering a gin and tonic just to watch the care, attention and detail that goes into getting it just right. .

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Can't fault this hotel. We went for 4 days and got a half-board deal. The rooms were big and immaculate. The breakfast buffet had everything you could want, including an espresso machine, egg bar for omelettes and fresh fruit. Dinner was even better, with fish and meat dishes cooked in front of you on the grill, or stews and veg options and about 10 dessert options to choose from (or have a bit of all of them!). Staff were helpful. It is about a 3-5 minute walk up to the Canillo bubble cable-car. It's an easy way to be part of the larger ski area, but being in a small village. There is also a cafe / bar, a car park and a sauna, steam room, jacuzzi area. I'll only rate is down on location, as ideally on a ski trip you want to be ski in / ski out, whereas here you need to walk a bit (minor point)

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ramat Hasharon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Me and my family tried Canillo as ski resort last week (Jan 2013). We choose Font d'Argent due to its excellent recommendations and didn’t disappoint.
This charming hotel has a unique combination of many advantages as ski vacation base:

1.Modern and well decorated
2.Big and comfortable rooms
3.Nice and cozy spa for relaxing in the Jacuzzi after long and freezing day on the mountains.
4.Wide selection and very good food
5.The hotel located just 50 m from the gondola to the slopes! (In the gondola building located Pirot- ski equipment rental shop- very recommended. Perfect service including option to store the equipment in the end of every day- very convenient. )
6.The hotel staff is very warm and helpful. They helped us with every wish and the restaurant staff even bought and cooked special food for our son who eats only few things…
7.20 m from bus station to Andorra city and other ski villages in Andorra.
8.No one need more…

About the ski - after exploring for a week the Grandvalira we can recommend the site as amazing site with more than 200km of slopes, nice views and perfect very wide slopes for beginners and intermediates. Unlike Canillo, in Soldeu village you can ski directly to the village with no need of the gondola to come back but you can't find hotel like Font d'Argent…
Enjoy!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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51 hotel reviews
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215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

A week long stay which was very good indeed. The rooms were great (other than the fact that they can be very smokey) and the bathrooms particularly good (separate baths and showers). The whole hotel was very pleasant and the spa was a definite bonus after a day on the slopes. Staff were helpful and everything was efficient.

Breakfasts were great and we enjoyed the 'cooked specially for you' part. As well as this the evening buffet had a good spread of interesting foods.

The hotel's own parking is a complete rip-off. There is parking about - a few free places - grab one if it becomes free (these are places with white paint markings) or there are lots of blue places which cost 3 euros a day (saving 10 euros a day on the hotel parking).

The hotel is well situated for the gondola and Canillo itself is a lovely little place.

We got a very good Half Board deal on hotels 4 U - it was much cheaper than on booking.com

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Very nice hotel, with big rooms, a enjoyable buffet and very nice staff. Recomendable for all that go with family or in big groups. It is not a 5 star hotel but makes you fell like it because of the simpaty of the staff.
Parking cars is about 3€ per day and has some fine sports shops 1 min away.
Even though is near the sky facilities, you have to carry your material about 100m until you get there.
Canillo Station is nice for beginners, but the connection with the other Stations(skying) is not easy.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Avda del Coprinceps, s/n, Canillo AD100, Andorra
Location: Andorra > Canillo Parish > Canillo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Canillo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Font d'Argent Canillo 4*
Number of rooms: 75
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