Direct access to more than 125 miles of ski slope for all levels
A dedicated "Wine Theatre" lounge holding over 300 bottles
Deluxe spa for soothing après-ski aches and pains
Plush, contemporary rooms with mountain views
What To Know
The nearest airports are Toulouse and Barcelona (both around 2.5 hours away)
The hotel is just 30 feet from the lifts at Grandvalira ski resort
Kids are welcome, but there are restrictions, like not being allowed in the spa after 6 p.m.
Lighting controls in rooms can be frustrating — the light switch for the bathroom is next to the bed
Big on outdoor sports; little by way of culture or nightlife
Parking on site
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Cozy mountain retreat in the Pyrenees with Jacuzzi tubs in all rooms, a top restaurant, and an impressive wine cellar
Hotel Grau Roig Andorra (the name means “red mountain” in Catalan, and it refers to the area’s spectacular sunsets) has long been known as the jewel of the tiny principality. Surrounded by the Pyrenees, with just 42 sleekly designed rooms, it’s a grown-up getaway, particularly if you like to combine the great outdoors with excellent food and fabulous wine (the cellar was voted one of the best in the Pyrenees by Michelin). The hotel started out as a mountain refuge in 1965 but slowly converted into a luxe retreat. Now, all rooms feature hot tubs and Bvlgari amenities, while Romantic Rooms come with cavernous tubs made from wooden barrels. The main restaurant (and breakfast spot) is La Marmita, an intimate dining room with spacious white cloth-covered tables, stone walls, and the reassuring buzz of conversation. Drinking spots include the Wine Theatre lounge, for private dinners paired with exceptional wines; the Jazz Lounge, a warm, candlelit room for chilling out; and La Vaqueria, a salon-style bar with access to a terrace that looks out at the hills. Of course, every self-respecting mountain hotel needs a good spa, and Grau Roig's comes with a pool, hot tub, Finnish sauna and hammam, as well as treatment rooms. Slipping into the cooling waters of the indoor pool followed by a massage and a glass of fizz is a perfect way to round off a day on the slopes.
In the Area
Get off the beaten path with the hotel’s highly knowledgeable private guides, who know the region’s best ski spots and hiking routes. Enjoy free wine tastings in the Jazz Lounge (Tuesday and Saturday, subject to availability) hosted by top-flight French and Spanish wineries; blind tastings are also available through master sommelier Leo Rosas. The town of Les Escaldes is named for its hot sulphuric springs. Soak up their restorative powers at the futuristic Caldea Spa. At an altitude higher than 6,500 feet, the Jeremy Pern–designed golf course at Gran Valira Soldeu is the highest in Europe, with a backdrop of craggy peaks and sapphire-blue skies.
Grau Roig Andorra Boutique Hotel & Spa
Estación de esquí de Grandvalira
Grau Roig, Andorra
How to Get There
Flights are available to Barcelona Airport (BCN), Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS), Girona–Costa Brava Airport (GRO) and Reus Airport (REU) from major U.S. and U.K. cities on a variety of carriers. Private transfers to/from BCN, about 123 miles away, GRO, about 160 miles away, and REU, about 173 miles away, are approximately $303 per car (for up to four passengers), each way. Private transfers to/from TLS, about 115 miles away, are approximately $329 per car (for up to four passengers), each way. All transfers can be arranged through the property. If you’re renting a car for the transfer, self-parking is available on-site for no additional cost.