The Popaire gives you the nice mix of facilities normally found in a hotel but with the flexibility of apartments so you can do things your own way, should you wish.
It's an establishment that's renowned for its personal and friendly service. The owners offer an excellent standard of apartment, most of which include stunning piste views too. It's also home to one of Soldeu’s most popular restaurants; a great reason to take a rest from cooking!
From the apartments to…
Nearest lift: 300m
Tuition meeting point: 300m (top of lift)
Resort centre: 150m
About the resort
Soldeu is home to one of the best native English speaking ski schools in Europe. They’ll transform nervous beginners into confident skiers and boarders in no time. The speedy and advanced can also choose from a range of classes and clinics, all set in the fantastic, 210km Grandvalira area.
The wonderful range of blues and reds as well as some world-class black slopes are all expertly maintained and the safe terrain make this perfect for exploring on your own or with a guide.
Off the mountain, Soldeu is an enchanting village that combines modern development with traditional mountain style, and being quite small, everything is ultra-convenient. The après scene is fun and laid back with a handful of excellent restaurants serving traditional and international cuisine and live music in many of the small and friendly bars each evening.
Area size: 210km
Linked resorts: Pas de la Casa, Grau Roig and Canillo
Resort altitude: 1800m
Skiing altitude: 1710m to 2640m
Number of runs: 128
Range of runs: 11% green, 40% blue, 33% red and 16% black
Even though these are apartments, you get bed and breakfast board basis here. The breakfast is a continental buffet with plenty of choice to fuel you up for the day.
There's also a pre-bookable half board upgrade which would give you a three-course evening meal at the in-house Merlot Restaurant. The menu will include a choice of starters, main and dessert, a glass of wine, small beer or soft drink per adult and a glass of squash/fruit drink for kids with each meal. A set meal time will be allocated for the evening meals.
Each of the 12 apartments are tastefully furnished and well-equipped with a kitchen that includes a hob, oven and microwave.
The living area has Wi-Fi at a charge, flat-screen satellite TV, DVD player and the bathroom has a hairdryer, bath, shower and wc. Most apartments have a balcony with views of the slopes.
Your bed linen and towels are also provided. There is a €150 per apartment deposit payable on arrival and in cash only.
Official rating: ***
Popular 'Merlot' à la carte restaurant
Wi-Fi throughout the aparthotel (local charge)
Free Wi-Fi in the restaurant
Individual ski lockers
DVD and book library available from reception
Bed linen and towels are provided
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)