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Hotel Xalet Besoli

Arinsal,
 Andorra
Your holiday includes
  • Flights from Gatwick, Manchester, East Midlands or Stansted
  • Resort transfers
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Half board meals
About the hotel
  • Family-run hotel
  • Peaceful location
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge & bar area
  • 700m to the lifts
About the resort
  • 93km ski area
  • Resort altitude: 1475m
  • Perfect for beginners & improvers
  • Excellent for families
  • On-mountain childcare available
  • Great choice of nightlife

The Hotel Xalet (pronounced Chalet) Besoli is tucked away off the main road and about a ten minute stroll (700m) from the Arinsal gondola and village centre. The Besoli team create a real homely and cosy atmosphere at an exceptional value for money. 

 

The hotel bar area is a great socialising space for après-ski drinks and relaxing after dinner banter. The roaring open fire on cold winter nights creates a lovely atmosphere. 

 

For convenience, equipment can be stored in rented lockers at the top of the gondola lift , this can be arranged with your Neilson team on arrival. 

 

 

From the hotel to…

Nearest ski lift: 700m

Tuition meeting point: 700m (top of lift)

Resort centre: 600m

 

Depending on weather conditions, coaches cannot always reach the hotel's front door. It may be necessary to walk with your luggage from the main road to the hotel which is about 250m.  

 

 

About the resort

Arinsal is the perfect place for beginners and families as there are plenty of nursery slopes, a superb British-run ski and board school and plenty of après-ski activities. Even though there's only 63km of pistes, improvers, intermediates and even the advanced will be tested at points. Hop on a bus and head to nearby Arcalis for some fantastic off-piste and even a couloir or two.

 

Off the mountain, Arinsal is small and friendly with a good choice of restaurants, a few shops and several lively bars to choose from. There are also a smattering of late-night bars and discos for the night owls.

 

 

Off-slope activities are easy to get to. Amazing shopping (and virtually tax-free) in the nation's capital, Andorra La Vella is only a 20 minute bus ride away. Alternatively, you could relax in the thermal waters of Caldea, a lush indoor thermal water lagoon with a spa area that's easy to love.

 

Ski biking is definitely a unique activity to give a go - the equipment is, you guessed it, a mix of a bike and a pair of skis.

 

 

Resort stats

Area size: 63km

Resort altitude: 1475m

Skiing altitude: 1550m to 2560m

Number of runs: 42

Range of runs: 12% green, 38% blue, 38% red and 12% black

Lifts: 15 drags, 12 chairs, 2 gondolas and 1 cable car

Night skiing: No

Cross country trails: n/a

Snowmaking: 29% of runs covered

Resort bus: Yes

 

 

Food and drink

The half board meals are just what you need on a ski holiday. The buffet breakfast has a good range to choose from and the three-course buffet evening meal will include delicious local dishes. Your Christmas and New Year Gala meals are included.

 

 

Rooms

The 33 bright and spacious bedrooms can sleep up to four people. Each comes with a balcony, satellite TV, mini-safe and bathroom with a hairdryer, shower and wc. 

 

 

Hotel features

Official rating: ***

Bar with pool table

Restaurant

Ski and board lockers

 

 

Travel info

Departure airports: Gatwick, Manchester, East Midlands or Stansted

Departure day: Thursday (21 December), Wednesday (27 December), Tuesday (2 January) and Sunday (rest of the season)

Arrival airport: Lleida (in Spain)

Flight duration: 2 hours 5 minutes to 2 hours 35 minutes

Transfer time: approx. 2 hours 45 minutes

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