I have read all the reviews about this hotel & it is very topsy turvy! Some people LOVE it & other people HATE it. I have to say l LOVED it & l will go into the reasons why shortly.
Prior to booking this hotel I checked tripadvisor & this was number 1 in Andorra when l booked it but now it has dropped to number 4. The price of this hotel was a real bonus for me, it was our 2nd holiday as such & I wanted something that was value for money & believe l got it, especially for a ski resort.
Upon getting off the coach at the hotel, l found out who else was stopping there & yep there was a stag party! I thought here we go, long sleepless nights the works! However l thought l would see how it goes & enjoy it.
Once off the coach we dropped us outside the accommodation I & my partner headed in. Pat was there, he quickly checked us in & said as soon as you are sorted come back down & I will open the bar - Happy days!
The room has a double & a single in it, I did pay a little extra but it was worth it & it also had a balcony, it was room 25. There wasn't much storage space in the room so we used the single bed to put the majority of our clothes on, that was one of the downsides, storage wasn't the best. The balcony got the sun until 3pm in the afternoon, the bathroom was spot on with good shower & the room was clean & warm, what more do you want?
The bar is big with free wi-fi, i heard the wi-fi was difficult to connect too, it wasn't, I had it & my girlfriend had it on & not once didn't we connect when we accessed it. The best place to get it is the bar though! Pat will give you the code if you ask him for it. The beer 4-6pm is happy hour 2 euro a pint for a San Miguel that will do for me! It was 3.50 euro's at other times but the happy hour was well worth it after a day skiing. Pat works like a machine & will do anything for you, just ask & he will sort!
The hotel has a lift as well which is a bonus & the dining room is on the second floor. It was big & clean. When we were there there was only 18 of us in the hotel including the stag do of 12 but there was never any problems.
The food was good, the lasagane was the best but Pat gives you a choice of 2 meals for starter, main & dessert each night & they are never the same meal throughout the week. The wine each cheap as well but good, definetely worth getting. The breakfast was continental which was good, everythign you needed but you could pay 5.50 euro's for a full breakfast which is reasonable compared what you pay on the slopes. Pat even does sandwiches for lunch on the slopes, just ask him & he will sort it for you.
Pat could have given more information about breakfast/ dinner times etc but they were on the wall you just have to look.
The rooms were a bit thin & we did hear the stag party come in a couple of times but the majority of the time it was spot on & even on the couple of occassions I did awake I soon dosed off due to be so tired from skiing all day. The stag party provided entertainment & weren't seedy & were nice lads to be honest.
We didn't use the ski lockers in the hotel, as it was about 5 mins walk to the slopes from the hotel, we paid to have the lockers on the slope for 20 euro for the week & you get a free beer every night after skiing - WELL WORTH IT! THIS IS A MUST!
I can see why some people don't rate this place but in my opinion I have stopped in the Threee Valleys, Les Deux Alpes & Lapland & its the best hotel I have stopped in when I have gone skiing for the price. It was half the price of these & still better accommodation!
Unless you are willing to pay over a thousand pounds for a week the accommodation is not going to be top notch, I know this but I didn't go skiing to sit in the hotel & look how nice or terrible it was! I went to SKI!!!!
Will I be going back next year??? - YES is the answer to that! Everyone I spoke to loved it, Andorra is a good place to ski in my opinion & much cheaper than France & such like!
The hotel does have its faults but more positives, it was cheap & worth the money!
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are your ideal location for a summer or winter stay in the beautiful mountain resort of Andorra. Warm, comfortable and friendly, we are perfectly located in the village of Pas de la Casa. Only 350m from the ski lifts, our central location offers access to the largest skiing area in Andorra. You will also be situated close to the wide variety of duty free shopping for which Andorra is renowned. ... more less
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