€100 per adult spending money
One of the most ideally located hotels in Soldeu, the Hotel Piolets has extremely easy access to the slopes and everything the resort has to offer. The facilities list is pretty extensive too. There's an indoor pool, sauna, a steam room, a fitness room, a terrace bar and a lounge with TV and even a pizzeria - you don't see that everywhere!
Kids will love the children's menu in the restaurant, and the adults will be equally happy with the extensive buffet-style evening meal too. On top of that, the ski lift, equipment hire and all of the lovely resort shops, bars and restaurants are a mere minute's walk from the hotel.
Nearest lift: 50m
Tuition meeting point: 50m (top of the lift)
Resort centre: in the centre
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 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 small spa area at the Piolets features an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub and fitness room, all available free of charge, just book an in advance at reception. There's also a good selection of massage and beauty treatments available.
The restaurant at the Piolets serves up a hot and cold buffet breakfast each morning to start the day off right. In the evening you can sit down to a buffet-style evening meal complete with show cooking. Dinner and entertainment all rolled in to one! Your Christmas and New Year Gala meals are included. The New Year Gala meal also includes complimentary wine and Cava.
The 118 rooms have all of the usual amenities like satellite TV, a hairdryer and a bath and shower. All are comfortable and nicely decorated with lots of wooden detailing and loads of natural light.
Official rating: ****
Restaurant and pizzeria
Bar with terrace
Cosy lounge with TV
Free use of indoor pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub
Massage treatments are available
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)