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
A perfect 5* ski break in this outstanding hotel. It gets better and better. This is my 14th year staying in this wonderful resort and hotel. The rooms have been beautifully refurbished and are exquisite as has the restaurant. This is a little bit of heaven with the ski lifts literally outside of the front door. Locker rooms are beautiful and integrated into the hotel. No noisy laddish Apres Ski... just a delicious meal, fine wines and wonderful helpful staff.
Great vibe, amazing location. Pricey, but worth the service, and the food is normally included in their half board pricing option. Good attitude in the service staff. The rental service adjacent to the hotel has good attitude but is slow.
Unless very unhappy, I reserve my reviews for places and people that have exceeded our expectations and gone out of their way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Of all those, Grau Roig was the best!
Where to start?
Location - a true ski in/out in a great setting. At the heart of an excellent ski area with all facilities to hand
Welcome - As soon as we arrived, the concierge greeted us, took responsibility for our luggage and parked our car. The receptionist also made us feel welcome and took responsibility for arranging all ski matters for us - lessons/guide booked while we had lunch, ski passes over breakfast.
Facilities - our room was a delight, the restaurant fabulous (best 1/2 board we’ve ever experienced), ski hire next door (and skis delivered to our personal locker), spa great......
Staff - so helpful and friendly and made us feel very much at home.
Hard to imagine skiing anywhere else!
The Reception at the was warm, very friendly and efficient. We had a room with a hot tube and view to the ski slopes. The room was excellent and clean. The only remark is that the heating system is slow when it comes to heating the room in the morning. The service in the Restaurant was very professional and efficient. The menu is large and contains many fish and meat dishes. The food was excellent. The breakfast buffet is very varied, fresh and excellent. Do not miss this Place when in Andorra
Today we had lunch in the restaurant. The food was flavoursome and well presented. Our waiter Sacha was very attentive and friendly adding to the all round excellent experience. We will definitely be going back.