Hotel Princesa Parc
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... we were extremely lucky in Saint Savin to get one fine day when we ventured to Gavarnie to do the circuit walk. The views were breathtaking because we were much closer to the snow capped peaks in an ampitheatre. Our 5 hour walk involved a climb of 400 metres punctuated by thunder like noises as the snow drifts cascaded down, huge waterfalls , a timid squirrel and the most wonderful scerery along the vivid green valley. The air was so clear and the icy water ...
... was very helpful and we left with several suggested routes all on one leaflet for just 50 cents. Outside the park office were about twelve 4x4 jeeps. These are the local taxis and will take you up the various valleys along rough tracks to the start of many of the walks.
Our campsite is about 15 minutes out of town up the Espot Valley. It's deserted but has excellent facilities!
It is very cold so the electric heater has come out of its box. This is ...
... the river on a footbridge and found steps up to the road up to the old town.
This was very pretty and a Country fair was set up in the Square. Some Pyrenean Shepherds were having a sing song which we listened to for a while.
We then managed to find the path/steps leading up to the ...
... we had picked out a campsite on the edge of town ,right by the river
As we negotiated the one way system it became obvious there was some sort of Fair or procession going on, with bands and a group of men in long costumes with banners, followed by people on horseback.- and guess what ended up at the Tail End of the parade - a great big white motorhome!!
... though? Hmm.. I'm happy carly is here too. Someone to moan too and mostly, someone who had the same humour as me and that I can actually have a conversation with. Will be sad to part ways one day. We wet snowboarding too the other day. Carly had never done it and I've only done it once but it was really fun. I managed to get down fairly good. Carly struggled a bit here and there but eventually came down in one piece too. Hopefully we can so that again before the snow ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Princesa Parc Arinsal
I visited the Princesa parc hotel with friends in January 2005.
I returned from my first skiing holiday yesterday. I stayed in the Hotel Princesa Parc in Arinsal, Andorra. I upgraded to the Diana wing. Everything about this hotel was fantastic. People from other hotels came to this hotel to use the facilities which included; a fantastic Spa centre, a 4 lane bowling alley, free gym, a games room, (pool, bar football, etc), internet access (€2 per hour)and so much more. The restaurant was great and the staff fantastic. The skiing was great too. The instructors Jonathan and Tim were great and my rep Darren was outstanding. '70's night!' what can I say? I am not on commission her but I needed to know all this before I went, and I think I owe it to everyone to share this information. If you want a great holiday, at a reasonable price, go stay in the Princesa Parc in Arinsal, Andorra. See you next year.
Very Nice Hotel
We came back on the 3 March from a lovely stay in the Dian Parc wing. The hotel was very clean, warm, and well kept. The food was plentiful, and varied, offering somting for everyone. Evidently S Palmer is just bitter about somthing.........
Very good, efficient, and always somthing to do.
Just returned from a stay at this hotel. could not fault it!
the room was warm and clean, the food was excellent (varied and plentiful)
just what was needed after a hard day on the slopes!!
there was great live music in one of the bars. all this and only 2 minutes walk to the gondola.
would definitely go back there
Wonderful!! Has Mr Palmer got a clue??
This hotel was great. Every meal was like a banquet and if people cant find anything they like to eat they should stick to cup a soup!!! Quality live music in the bars at night and friendly atmosphere. The brochures do state that charges are made for other facilities so this should not be a surprise (if you can read of course) Only downside is that the drinks at the bar are v expensive but there are ways and means of getting a cheap drink! We have skiied in many places but the Princesa Parc has been the best valeu for money. We will be back next year.
Stayed here in Jan 2005 and what a week my girlfriend and i had. the hotel was excellent in every area. we stayed in the diana parc block so had a whirlpool bath (just what you need after a long hard day skiing) and great view. the hotel was clean, staff friendly and polite and well placed for easy access to every thing you could need. the only thing that let the hotel down was the spa,thought it was over priced for the facilities that it offered.
the main cable car was a 2 minute walk away providing easy access to the slopes. busy at weekends so beware. slopes best suited for beginners as there are not many challenging runs in the arinsal part of the resort. we were not able to get to the pal sector due to the high winds and blizard conditions that kept the connecting lift.
I visited andorra in january05 this year and found that the hotel was very clean.I booked into the diana part of the hotel but unfortunately this isnt very well advertised as the diana part of the hotel was for couples and not for single ppl wanting there own bed especially when ur 2 blokes just wanting a ski-ing holiday so we had to change into the princess part of the hotel and to be perfectly honest there isnt much difference as we found that the princess parc rooms were bigger than the diana but for a 5 star hotel which is the diana i personally didnt see any differnece in room size as you couldnt swing a cat around in them .
stayed at princesa parc in jan 05 and upgraded to the diana parc wing with the jacuzzi baths.overall the hotel is prtety impressive, ive not been skiing before so dont know what the general standard is like, but this definately seemed to be the best in arinsal. With 4 bars to choose from it wasnt necessary to go out every night, so we could stay warm and listen to some of the great live music. the room wasnt massive, but fairly new and clean, and the jacuzzi was a bonus. the weather was a little blizzardy a couple of days whilst we were there, but the hotel has good amenties, with a great spa which was a reasonable price and bowling/internet facilities. 5mins walk to the gondola and pretty much everything else like cars/restaurants etc.
Really nice hotel,the Diana parc wing is lovely and the Jacuzzi baths are worth the extra expense. Overall the Hotel is greatand really clean the Gondala is about 5 min away and the bars and other resturants are only down the road aswell. If the weather is bad you can go to the spa, bowling alley and the arcades in the hotel or just sit in and listen to live music is one on the three venues within the complex.
We stayed in a standard double room and didn't pay any extra for a view, so to have a window looking out directly onto a concrete wall was at first disappointing, but we got what we paid for, and apart from a few scuff marks left on the wall from skiiers the room was light, clean, warm and comfortable.