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
The hotel is located away from the main town areas and is directly on the ski slopes, we had a very good welcome by the reception staff, however there was a mass of sheeps skins all around the room cushion settee and even the in room fridge was completely covered in it!
The restaurant service was good and the food quality was fine but huge portions!
Breakfast choice was excellent with hot food, yogurts, lots of bread choices and fresh fruit.
5 star reviews seem to be common place, and every now and then you stay at a hotel that truly deserves it 5 star status. Grau Roig Hotel is definitely one of these. From the outset at the booking they were fantastic as it was our daughters 8 year old birthday whilst we were staying and they really went the extra mile to ensure that birthday cakes, etc were all going to be sorted. Upon arrival the staff were fantastic and continued to be so throughout our stay, whether this was front desk, cleaners, management and within the dining area.
Food was divine - worthy of a Michelin star! Breakfast was just wonderful, evening meals outstanding.
Finally the surrounding area, after all this is one of the reasons why we booked it. There are several helpful guides to local walks including a fantastic easy walk (ideal with children) up to a lake which has a wonderful café next to it.
Please note that there are no cable cars that run from the Grau Roig Hotel during the summer months.
A huge thank you to Rita who was just wonderful during our stay and made us feel very special
This was a small but well appointed room. It was a fresh, fun and sexy room. The hotel
has lots of fur, brass and wooden accents. And our small balcony looked over the ski slope. If you go there out of ski season plan some time for hiking. The hiking is beautiful and well worth staying an extra night or two to really explore.
Our very favorite part of the hotel was the FOOD!!!!! Breakfast was fantastic. Lunch was even better and the wine theater was magnificent. The main course was venison to die for. Truly one of the best meals we’ve had. It deserves recognition from Michelin.
Bonus was being woken up by meandering cows with cow bells.
Wow, what a fabulous find! Booked a family room for two nights last minute on our month long family road trip, and it’s been our absolutely favourite hotel so far!! The stunning location, beautiful rooms, wonderful staff, great spa and delicious food made it a short stay to remember. We were even able to charge our electric car. Will definitely be back!
We drove to Andorra simply because we had not been there before and we were close by. We knew nothing about the country and researched a few of the towns and hotels. I found I really did not want to stay directly on the main road as so many of the hotels are positioned. This hotel looks brand new, was off the road at the base of a ski area and had an insanely good restaurant. We were happy with the laid back vibe and quality of the hotel.