The most exclusive boutique hotels at the foot of the slopes in Andorra

Get out of bed, have a movie breakfast, put on your shoes and walk out the door of the hotel with your ski boots on.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
16 March 2023 Thursday 23:52
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The most exclusive boutique hotels at the foot of the slopes in Andorra

Get out of bed, have a movie breakfast, put on your shoes and walk out the door of the hotel with your ski boots on. What used to be a privilege available to few is now possible thanks to an offer of exclusive accommodation in the country of snow. The Principality has some of the most coveted places in Europe where you can ski, rest and eat in idyllic surroundings, without having to drive or travel by vehicle during your entire vacation.

The history of the first ski lifts in the country dates back to 1956, when the businessman, ski champion and Olympic athlete Francesc Viladomat installed the first one in the Pas de la Casa sector, right on the border with France. At that time, the equipment was powered by a truck engine that was capable of transporting up to 450 skiers per hour. In 2023, this tiny state, located between mountains, has 303 kilometers of skiable domain and more than 200 slopes for all levels.

For those who have always dreamed of living a unique experience on the highest peaks, the Magazine presents five of the best boutique hotels in Andorra, where the time to start enjoying the snow is counted in seconds when you cross the exit threshold of the accommodation. . Peace and tranquility are perfectly combined with direct access to first class facilities to practice alpine sports like never before imagined.

Just where the Grau Roig road ends is this fantastic boutique hotel, one of the highest in the Principality. Located in the heart of the ski resort (Grau Roig sector, Grandvalira), where the old Pessons glacial cirque was located, it has some of the best facilities in the country at no less than 2,100 meters above sea level.

An authentic luxury hotel that was born as a mountain refuge at the end of the fifties, and whose rooms do not drop below 350 euros per night. The Sans Marfany family, who acquired it in 1986, gave it a major change that continues to this day, as the hotel is still managed by the second generation of the original owners.

It has a spa that includes a hot tub, sauna, Turkish bath and heated pool. All decorated in a perfect combination of stone and wood that transports you to the very origin of the essence of the Pyrenees.

One of the Andorran classics. The Sport Hotel Hermitage

In the kitchens of its restaurants are chef Francis Paniego, recognized with two Michelin stars and three Repsol suns, and Hideki Matsunga, whose restaurant Koy Shunka (Barcelona) received a Michelin star in 2012. It is the only accommodation in the country that is part of The Leading Hotels of the World, an organization that represents more than 400 unique and distinguished hotels in more than 80 countries.

In the heart of the Incles Valley, this incredible hotel enjoys one of the best views in the country as it rises up to 1,800 meters above sea level. It is the only one that has private ski slopes for beginners, with its own ski lift cabins, which all customers can access completely free of charge.

With a slightly more classic cut than the rest, it stands out above all for its unbeatable gastronomic offer led by Marc Gascons, chef awarded with a Michelin star. Mountain cuisine is mixed with modern touches to offer a local product of the highest quality. It has a relaxation and massage space listed as the first vegan spa in Andorra, inspired by alpine landscapes.

Entirely renovated in 2018, it is only suitable for adults. The Hotel Naudi Boutique is the jewel in the crown of the group that projects the brand in its rooms, cared for down to the last detail. Its strong Andorran roots date back to the 1960s, when the first of the three family generations that have run the hotel until now began to welcome the first tourists.

Located in Soldeu, in the parish of Canillo, it has privileged views of one of the most beautiful sectors of Grandvalira. Barely 150 meters from the cable car access, the Avet de Soldeu and Àliga slopes - which hosted the Alpine Ski World Cup - offer an unparalleled landscape, from the windows, which seems painted on a canvas. It has 28 rooms, three suites and a gastronomic offer of traditional Andorran cuisine adapted to our days.

Located in Soldeu, Grandvalira, it has a strategic location very close to the access to the slopes. Although the station is not within walking distance, the Park Piolets Mountain Hotel

Among its greatest attractions is a lounge bar where some of the best DJs gather to set the scene for the best après-ski sessions. In addition, the large design space dedicated to the wellness spa center is one of the services best valued by customers.