Sport Hotel Village
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... next day, so we were happy with our decision. It was also Andorra National Day which meant all the shops and most of the restaurants were shut, so it was even more quiet in the town. There were meant to be celebrations in each town across Andorra but we didn't see anyone celebrating!
Nic decided to use her own map-reading knowledge to get us to the hiking area, but needless to say, we got lost so used Sean, our Irish satnav instead ...
... cornering had become stiff, tense and filled with fear, which is a vicious cycle that knocks your riding confidence. Every time my gaze wandered beyond the black tarmac directly in front I felt a woosh of seasick hit my tummy. By the afternoon, my downhill corners were causing my hip to cramp and it was throbbing in pain. What was generally a motorbike riders dream road was fast becoming my nightmare one. Tracey sensed my unravelling and stopped ...
... br> What is it with the middle aged French male ego that compels them to take stupid risks on quite tricky descents, or feel a need to sprint past a woman on approach to a timing mat where there is clearly only room for one rider to cross at a time? Face it fellas, if you are far enough back in the peloton to be passing me in the later parts of the day, then you are pretty **** on a bike full stop. Don't ...
... get one off). Later in the afternoon we got a map from reception and headed out on a walk through the Pyrenees. The landscape is absolutely breath-taking here and even the wild flowers on the side of the track are worth a picture. The rocks on the ground are all white granite speckled with black. I think how expensive this is to get at home and it is just everywhere on the ground here. An hour or so into ...
... traffic. There was a collective sigh of relief when we were waved straight through the border! Andorra was fantastic. Coming in from the north, we passed through multiple ski resort villages. Ski lifts ran up all over the terrain. Being a duty free haven, the service stations and shops were packed with cheap booze, ciggies and electronics. We made our way to the capital Andorra de Villa, parked in a department ...
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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.