Sport Hotel Village
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I am dripping wet in water the temperature of a sunless planet where heat no longer exists. I am chilled to the bone. I feel like an ice cube, freezing solid. As my body regains heat from the burning sun beating down on my head, a voice in my head whispers out "Fight back destroy your foes regain your pride". I feel a rush of energy so powerful that it feels like a gift from the almighty and powerful gods. I ...
... TV celebrity, appeared to be more front-of-house than in the kitchen but nevertheless, he did present a wonderful 6 course menu as you will see by some of the photos.
We also attended the "Birds of Prey" show in which huge eagles, vultures and owls from the Pyrenees were allowed to fly free only to return to "swoop" near the visitors, where they were rewarded with food. Sadly they were chained to their perch the remainder of the time.
Since picking ...
After arriving at Tarascon in bright sunshine we were disappointed to wake up to a dull day with fine drizzle. In the distance we could hear sirens and bet that there was an accident on the dual carriageway - bloody French drivers! We waited a while for it to clear, then decided to stick to the plan ...
... noticed big birds in the adjacent field - Storks!! About 7 or 8 picking amongst the old corn stalks. it wasn't long before they took off, whirled overhead a while and set off northwards. They must have arrived from Africa, using the same pass over the Pyrenees as we would be using.
We carried on, past Pamiers and Foix and arrived at Tarascon sur ...
... 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 Sport Hotel Village Soldeu
This is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. This was my first ever skiing holiday, although my hubby has skied many times before, from the moment we arrived the service was excellent, the hotel was clean and very warm. The weather was quite bad for 2 days of our trip last week, and the mountain was closed for tuesday and wednesday.
From the moment we arrived until we left this was an excellent venue for our first new year ski holiday. Facilities superb, service excellent, selection of food, and amount of not forgetting the waitressing all first class. Drink cheap, spanish brandy and the san miguel beer flowed.
First ever winter holiday so very impressed by convenience of every thing -hire shop, lockers, gondola etc virtually in the hotel. Great rooms and food, Relaxed atmosphere. Upgrade to a jacuzzi for those bruised bodies! Had a fantastic time.
I first visited the Sport Village on a good friends recommendation. This year I will be returning with a different group, who are going on my recommendation. Though certainly not the cheapest skiing holiday you can find, and three hour airport transfers are never on the top of your wish list. The hotel and facilities are in my opinion excellent. Comfortable rooms and optional extras of slope view and jaccuzi. Super eating at breakfast and evening meals. Relaxing bar/foyer/reception area over looking one of the resorts black runs. The ski hire, locker rentals and anything else you might need are situated pretty much under the hotel along with the ski lift to the slope top. Who could ask for more.
I stayed at the Himalai Hotel this was OK but we went to the Sport Village for lunch - I would definately recommend the steak pie, its the best you will have ever had - we went their the last 3 days of our holiday and it was steak pie all round - well worth a try!
The best in soldeu bar none!
NO more walking to the ski-lift!, this is built on top of it..and you would never know. The food here is great..with loads of choice, buffet style or from the menu- you choose. Nice comminal areas with comfy chairs, lots of wood and a grand piano. Rooms nice, if you can get one that overlooks the slope, so much the better. I stayed in the Naudi further down the road a few years earlier.. this blows that away arnie style! THE best in Soldeu, do not look any further.
What a plce to spend Christmas
Having been to the resort before, we had decided to spend the extra and stay at the sport. We where greeted inside by helpful and friendly staff, the food was excellent and the Christmas Evening meal was superb. Not a sprout in sight.The whole place was fantastic we stayed in a large family room with a jacuzzi, well worth the money.Was a bit shocked at the prices of drinks in th resort. The Euro has certainly come to town in Soldeu. This was the only down side to a wonderful holiday. Highly recommend it as the only place to stay in the resort.
Looking Forward To It
When i skiied in Soldeu a few years ago, i stayed in another hotel down the hill.it had a 30min walk uphill wiht skis and boots every day,there and back,due to the unreliable ski-bus service.yet in the afternoons our grup went for drinks in the SPORT VILLAGE. it has a huge cosy bar area with sofas and armchairs, good facilities and being on top of the main gondala lift easy access to the slopes in the mornings. Beautiful views from the bar/lounge area to the mountain and home run.
In Febuary i am going out again to stay in the SPORT VILLAGE and when i return i will posr another review with more details.
This really is the best ski hotel we have stayed in.We haved stayed so many times it feels like home. The staff are great the rooms and food excellent. And so convient for the lifts
Great place to stay
We have stayed at the Village each winter since it opened: a hotel with very helpful staff, cosy rooms, comfortable public areas, good food and great views of the mountains. An ideal place to return to at the end of a day's skiing, and the bonus is it is next door to the gondola station.