While the issue of accommodation is not key for people who want reside in Andorra, result key for those occasional travelers visiting this small country in the Pyrenees for a few days. To do this, they must stay in one of their hotels, and that is why this article is mainly dedicated to them.
Anyway, it may also interest future residents if they have to come to do a specific procedure in person, obtain information or go to the office of an office like ours to meet local experts on various counseling topics.
Before starting they should know that the Principality is full of places to stay. Hotels, hostels, apartments and aparthotels, tourist rental flats and more make up 239 tourist establishments with no less than 32,903 beds (2019 data, Andorra in Xifres). Considering that it is a country mainly dedicated to servicesIt is not too surprising either.
The best hotels thatWhat they can choose in Andorra will depend greatly on the objective of the trip, of the location where the main activity of the same is carried out, of the quality, services and desired conditions, etc. For example, if the main objective of the trip is skiing, or in general snow sports, the location of the hotel near the slopes, cable cars and access points will be key. On the other hand, if the purpose is to spend a few days of leisure and shopping in the capital is an irrelevant factor.
Although in this article we will name many establishments, we must think that it is only a fraction of the 239 that exist. They are the ones that in our opinion are the best accommodations, duly classified by objectives and location. So, introduced and clarified the subject, we start with accommodation for those who mainly seek to ski.
Hotels near Grandvalira
Pas de la Casa
Starting at the top, in Pas de la Casa, the best hotel to stay is probably the Hotel Sporting. It is right next to the Grandvalira section of this urbanization, has all the facilities required in a hotel and relatively good prices. Yes,be proactive because their rooms sell out fast! These hotels often offer services like free ski storage for obvious reasons.
Two other very good options for those looking for a simpler and more affordable hotel can be the Hotel Font d'Argent or the Catalunya Ski. Finally another option for those adventurers who want to live different experiences can be the Hotel IGLÚ de Grandvalira. An igloo in the middle of the mountain between Pas de la Casa and Grau Roig that will not leave you indifferent. Of course, it is obviously only open during the winter season.
If you are going to visit Grandvalira accessing from Soldeu and only adults travel, a very good option is the Hotel Naudi, 200 meters from the cable cars. The average price is usually around € 100 per night per room and is ideal for average travelers.
At one extreme we have the Hotel Sport of Andorra with all its aspects. Despite being close to the slopes, this luxury hotel stands out for its Sport Wellness Mountain Spa, and is designed to enjoy sports and fitness, mountains, golf and spas. Of course, it is not exactly cheap!
And for those looking for value for money and affordable and simple hotels, Soldeu has quite a variety to choose from. The Hotel Soldeu Maistre or the Bruxelles are cheap and close to the slopes, and the Roc de Sant Miquel It takes a little further but may have better services. It all depends on you.
The best accommodation to access Grandvalira is the Hotel del Tarter, located next to the ski slopes and a 5-minute walk from the chairlift or cable car. It is very good value for money and includes unique services such as horseback riding or a secure bike storage area.
One of the best options in Canillo for skiing is the Hotel Font d'Argent previously mentioned in Pas de la Casa but in its version in this urbanization. Located 100 m from the center and the Palau de Gel de Canillo and 150 meters from the cable car, it is a great option to consider.
Another of Canillo's hotels is the Obaga Blanca & Spa that, although it is on the outskirts of Canillo and is a bit far from the cable car, it offers Free shuttle bus to the town center and the Canillo ski slopes and it has free covered parking for bicycles and motorcycles. It also has a gym and spa. And finally there is the hotel Bonavida, 150 meters from the cable car.
Finally, regarding this parish of Andorra, the hotels closest to the Funicamp or cable car are the Hotel Evenia Coray and the Hotel Arbre de Neu, followed by Guillem & Spa (Besides of Aparthotel Shusski). While one of the best rated, the hotel Mila, it's a bit far.
However, it is not so necessary that the accommodation is near the cable car. For example, Meligar Apartments offer a free train to get to the cable carDespite their remote location, they are very modern, beautiful and well-maintained apartments at very competitive prices.
Others, like Casa R de RuralThey are far from the funicamp but their unique experience already makes the location worth sacrificing a bit. It is a rural house where you can even barbecue! Something similar happens with the Vitivola Siscaró or the Chalet Patty & Co.
Finally, we could not close this section without naming the hotel L'ermita B&B located between Encamp and Canillo, and just next to the Sanctuary and the Romanesque Church of Meritxell, patron saint of Andorra. One of the most important monuments to see in this country, although we will deal with that in another article.
Hotels near Vallnord
Without a doubt the best place to stay in Arinsal are the Sant Moritz Apartments, just 50 meters from the cable car. A cheaper version of these are the Poblado Apartments, 250 meters from the cable car and a little more rudimentary. The Aparthotel Sant Andreu, 400 meters from the gondola, it is also a very good cheap option especially for couples.
The best hotels (closest) in the Pal-Arinsal sector of Vallnord are the Xalet Verdú and the Patagonia Atiram. The first is located in the Arinsal urbanization itself and 300 meters from the Vallnord gondola. It has a very good value for money, since the services are extensive and the price quite affordable.
Regarding the second, the location is similar, perhaps a little closer. The price is a little more affordable but instead has less services available. Of course, it has free parking for example, while the first does not. Everything is a matter of priorities.
Even more affordable is the Hotel Palomé, 1.5 km from the slopes, near Erts. We can also find the Ushuaia Mountain Hotel also excellent value for money and 0.4 km from the d'Arinsal gondola, 0.7 km from the ski lift and 0.8 km from the ski resort itself. And finally also in Arinsal is the Montane Hotel, Tripadvisor travelers' choice in 2020.
In the other sector of the Vallnord station there are few hotels nearby. A good place to stay is Hotel & Spa Xalet Bringué, located in the mountain town of El Serrat and 4 km from the station itself. A little further down is also its subsidiary in building, the Hotel & Spa Bringué located 5 km from the station.
Another good lodging would be in the RIALB ApartHotel also located in El Terrat. In all these accommodations, they can also take advantage of and visit the Tristaina lakes and the entire landscape surrounding Pico Comapedrosa, of great landscape value.
Hotels in Andorra La Vella
Starting from the far right, in the most part of Santa Coloma, if several people are traveling a good option is the Getaway Apartment, with some very competitive prices and a very well maintained property. Next, just in front of the Andorra sports center is the Holiday Inn, a very complete hotel with a price of around € 90 for a room for two people.
Closer to the center, on Avenida Príncipe Benlloch we also find the Pyrenees Hotel, where for around € 50 you can get a very complete double room. But even closer to the center is the Barri Antic Hostel & Pub which, as its name suggests, is found in the heart of Andorra la Vella. With prices of around € 40 for two people and € 25 for one, you can be right in the center of the Andorran capital with a more than acceptable room.
Continuing towards Escaldes-Engordany, just next to Central Park is the Minutes Arthotel, with many services and amenities and very well valued by couples for stays of two people. Of the best hotels near Meritxell-Carlemany commercial avenue is he NH Andorra, located right at the intersection of Dr. Mitjavila and Meritxell avenues, right in front of the tourist office and very close to the Nublesse du Temps monument by Salvador Dalí and the bridge with the Andorra la Vella sign.
Right in front of the aforementioned bridge and almost next to the NH you can stay at another of the great hotels in Andorra la Vella: the Magic Andorra. Is part of the city is preferred by many people, and they are right. Also in the middle of Meritxell Avenue is the Centric Atiram, another hotel selection and below the Hotel Plaza, of high standing (5 stars) and obviously higher priced.
But if they seek enjoy the hotel facilities and spend a lot of leisure time in luxurious accommodation, we definitely recommend taking a look at the also 5 stars Andorra Park located at the foot of the mountain. A hotel with great services and better views prepared for a complete relaxation session in the Pyrenees.
Accommodation in Escaldes
Already fully entering Escaldes-Engordany and on Carlemany avenue (extension of Meritxell, the shopping avenue of Andorra) we recommend the gastrohotel A Casa Canut, not so much for its facilities (which are very good, 5 stars) but for its gastronomic restaurant. For those who like the pleasures of the palate, they cannot miss this restaurant, although we will talk about this in a different article.
Another of the large hotels located opposite the Pavelló del Prat Gran is the Golden tulip, 150 meters from Caldea and with a restaurant on the first floor with a window and views of Escaldes. Besides, the shopping avenue is just one street from the building. But none near Chaldea like the Mola Park Atiram, which is right next to it and with very competitive prices.
Regarding competitive or affordable prices in Escaldes we must mention the Tudel located in the beautiful Plaza Coprínceps on Carlemany avenue and the Hotel Spa Termes SERHS Carlemany that, although it is a little more expensive than the previous one, its services are very attractive, including the Escaldes thermal water spa and free access to the communal thermal pool located 300 meters (when open).
Accommodation in La Massana
Before reaching La Massana from Escaldes-Engordany, in the small town of Anyós, we find the complex Aparthotel AnyosPark Wellness Resort, a very complete sports and relaxation center with a huge spa, two pools, a gym with classes, three restaurants, a chillout area, tennis courts, paddle tennis and other sports, etc. Amazing facilities for a hotel leisure retreat.
On the other side of the road from Escaldes to La Massana is Sispony, whose Abba Xalet Suites Hotel It is a good option to consider, although it is a bit expensive. Already within La Massana, for those looking for cheap accommodation they will love the Secret Spot Hostel, with some almost unbeatable prices in the center of the city.
Following the Arinsal river, around the communal library and Plaça del Quart, we find three large four-star hotels: the Magic in its version of La Massana, the Rutllan & Spa and the Magic ski (not to be confused with the first), the three good lodging options.
And in the final part of this town, leaving the Parc Gran del Colat behind, you can take accommodation in two buildings that are even better than the previous three: the apartment Vitivola La Solana and the B&B La Lluna. The first is a very well equipped apartment with a bedroom with a double bed and another with two bunk beds. The second, an exceptional hotel for families, since for a very acceptable price they get a high standing family suite with a amazing breakfast and numerous services included.
Finally, another good place to stay in L'aldosa de La Massana on the outskirts of the urban center are the Giberga Apartments, with spectacular prices, facilities and views. Of course, we recommend this hotel more for a group of friends or travel companions of four, five people, etc.
Accommodation in Ordino
Ordino is considered the most beautiful town in Andorra. It certainly makes sense, since it is a preserved town with its medieval buildings and structure, the Calle Mayor full of flowers, the romantic Puente de Ordino, its cobbled streets and its atmosphere that makes you breathe peace in all its corners. To travel with children looking for tranquility and mountains.
Precisely in this main street is one of the places where you can stay. The Santa Barbara de la Vall d'Ordino will welcome you right in the center and with an excellent location. Within the town another of the hotels to consider is the Hotel Ordino, right at the entrance of the town, where spending 2 or more nights includes one session per stay at the Ordino sports center and spa, located 30 meters from the hotel.
Unfortunately (or not so much) the hotels with the best services are on the outskirts of this small town. It is the case of Hotel Babot located in the mountain between Ordino and Canillo. Despite requiring travel to see the town, its facilities and services are very attractive and its views spectacular.
He too Arbella It is situated in this area, but at a lower point than the Babot. It is an accommodation ideal for cycling or hiking in the area, since they even have a bicycle rental service. Very friendly staff according to their clients and very interesting decoration and details.
Accommodation in Sant Julià de Lòria
And finally, continuing with the best hotels in Sant Julià, the best option near the city is the Imperial Atiram, with good prices and quite good services.
Already in the surrounding mountains, a hotel also quite acceptable located on the road to La Rabassa is he Eat Bella. And finally, located at the top of the La Gallina pass in Bixessarri and therefore for the strongest cyclists, there is the hotel Parador de Canolich, with spectacular mountain views and a restaurant serving traditional dishes.
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