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The owners of the Hotel Bruxelles, Manu and Regis, run this lovely little hotel in the heart of Soldeu with passion and pride.
With a fab little bar adorned in traditional wooden décor and truly wonderful food (thanks to the excellent resident chef), the Hotel Bruxelles is a small but very charming find.
An added bonus is that all guests over 18 can join our free Neilson Mountain Experts ski guiding and coaching service throughout the week. Fully qualified instructors will guide you around the slopes whilst giving tips on your technique at the same time (if you want it).
You'll find the Bruxelles right in the centre of the village itself and it's just a couple of minutes' walk from the gondola and equipment hire shops. There's an amazing sun terrace which overlooks the slopes too which is perfect for après drinks. This really is a great choice for your holiday.
Nearest lift: 200m to Soldeu Gondola, 350m to TSD6 chairlift
Tuition meeting point: 200m (top of the gondola)
Resort centre: You're in the centre
Equipment Hire Shop: 200m (by the gondola)
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 makes 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 pistes: Easy 47%, medium 37% & difficult 16%
Lifts: 4 magic carpets, 6 rope tows, 27 drags, 26 chairs, 3 gondolas and 2 cable cars
Night skiing: No
Cross country trails: 30km
Snowmaking: 65% of runs covered
Resort bus: Yes
The Hotel Bruxelles serves a continental breakfast each morning to get you ready for the day. In the evening, you'll sit down to a three-course waiter-served set-menu dinner with a range of international dishes on offer throughout the week. It's perfect for refuelling after a day carving up the slopes!
The hotel only has 19 rooms so the atmosphere has a real family feel. The rooms are simple, perfectly comfortable with a great choice including twin or double, triple and family rooms with four single beds. Mountain view rooms are also available on request, so be sure to ask.
Guests at the Bruxelles will get free guiding and coaching throughout the week from fully qualified ski and board instructors with our Mountain Expert service.
Designed for confident blue and red-run skiers and snowboarders, they'll show you around the mountain on free guiding sessions, and even offer free coaching sessions to help you become a more confident skier or snowboarder.
There's at least three sessions a week running and we guarantee each guest at least two sessions a week. Your hosts will explain how it works when you get there.
Free guiding and coaching from fully qualified instructors on our Neilson Mountain Experts service
Free lift pass for the group organiser when 12+ people pre-book a lift pass
Free ski/board equipment storage next to the gondola station
Official rating: **
International menus in the restaurant
Wi-Fi throughout the hotel (costs €2 per day)
Free ski/board equipment storage in the gondola station
Departure airports: Birmingham, Gatwick & Manchester
Departure day: Sunday
Arrival airport: Toulouse (in France)
Flight duration: 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours
Transfer time: approx. 3 hours (including a comfort break)