Sport Hotel Village
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We stopped in Cardona, Spain the first night and stayed in what may be the most insanely palatable time warp experience to the middle ages that one can imagine. It was a Spanish parador. It was a bonafide castle. It had turrets. There was a tower where a fair maiden was imprisoned, and eventually murdered, by her brothers, for falling in love with a moorish jailer. There were swords and strongholds, and everything war related, and while Bethany did ...
... into town. Geoff found a bike shop, Motocard, so he and Greg went off to it and then into town whilst Roger stripped the bike down looking for the supposed loose connection. Saddles off laying on the garage floor with torch trying to trace the loom wasn't easy, but every connector you can see was checked and pushed together in a bid to sort the problem. Once that was done I walked into town to try and find the ...
... bike came up with a red light and his rear lights occasionally went off, possibly indicating a loose connection of some kind. We plodded on as it didn't seem to affect the bikes performance. Once we got to Jaca a quick look at all visible connections proved nothing, so off we went to town for a beer and a ...
... we have decided not to risk it.
The second reason is that it is probably not a good idea to do this entire track in one go. It is too long and the terrain too difficult. We are physically feeling strong, but still need a break from the constant strenuous physical activity, which dulls your mind a bit to what you are seeing as you go.
The third is the uncertainty of the weather. The forecasts ...
We started off the day with the promised 4 wheel drive transfer to the Col de Sasc. The lady who owns the gite (and 6 others in the village) was going to drive us. Her vehicle was a bit different from what we expected...40 years old and open topped. She lends it out to a lot of people, so as we walked up to it she said she hoped there was some petrol in it. She turned out to be a spirited driver and we had to hold on a bit as we spent half an hour on a dirt track. She dropped us ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.
The ski school was fabulous and I even managed to ski off the mountain by Saturday.
Because of the bad weather (it snowed everyday except sunday!), we had to leave for the airport at 4.50am, when we came downstairs, to what we were told would be a cold breakfast, we were completely gobsmack, when a waitress came and gave us coffee and the chef was around to do us a cooked breakfast, hows that for service!!!
Can't recommend the hotel enough, we will be going back next year without a doubt.
Best winter holiday ever
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.
New year gala dinner to be savoured. Entertainment could have lasted longer.
Then there was the skiing. Gondola leaving from the front door. Uplift first class. Variety of runs and the sheer number of them fantastic. As was the snow cover. Overnight care of the pistes couldn't have been better with an army of piste bashers out every night preparing for the next day. Including Hogmany.
Ski hire shop next to gondola, all in one huge complex.
Already saving up for next year and thinking of all those new runs we didn't have time to ski.
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.