Grau Roig Andorra Boutique Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- 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
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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.
How to Get There
This is a real surprise for us - the hotel is perfectly located at lifts ensuring max ski time, has a great hire shop underneath, good boot room, and large carpark with easy access. The hotel is gorgeous; a mix of traditional wood paneling and modern features throughout. Rooms are reasonable size, very clean, with good views and comfy beds. Staff are all excellent; fast, friendly and very professional. We stayed 3 nights and had the half board at a very economical price for a ski holiday.
Only reservations with Grau Roig are - half board meals are quite heavy and it gets challenging to want to eat such a rich meal each night (not much else on offer though unless you drive elsewhere), timing of meals a challenge to the non-Europeans (8pm dinner and 8am breakfast) no coffee or tea in rooms with late breakfast is a challenge. Previous comments regarding certain groups of people being 'goons' in carpark are true; but we took them and their attitude as a source of amusement.
Overall Grau Roig is THE place to stay in the Granvalira fields!
We really loved this hotel. It's located away from Andorra's towns - a characteristic that we really liked - and there are several lovely hikes that start from the parking lot. The staff is discreet, professional, and helpful, and the rooms are stylish and comfortable. We enjoyed our meals there and would certainly stay in the hotel should we visit Andorra again.
We chose this hotel due to its location for the Spartan race. All I can say is wow when you see the decor. Staff very friendly. Looking forward to the next few days here. Can watch the Spartan from my balcony
This very unassuming typical Andorran hotel, located in the corner of a large car park and just a few km from the crazy town of pas de la casa, is a very smart, modern yet old style hotel, with lovely views, clean air and well furnished bedrooms, but!!! and here's the but, the restaurant and its staff are a true revelation, the menu is extensive well priced and food presented in a way that compliments all the team involved, don't miss out on dinner, stay the night because it is a little remote, wake early, enjoy an easyish few mile walk and return to a breakfast fit for a royal family, and you can take hours eating it if you wish, if on route to spain and you want a treat this is simply as good as you can get for a modest price.
Loved the hotel. Super cosy room. Great service in the restaurant. Great food for vegeterians/vegan, just ask and they help you out and remove anything you dont eat from the dish, and the dish was greatly prepared. Super nice and delicious at the end. The spa bit too little for many people, but if you have a room with jacuzzi no problem.