Neilson Hotel Del Clos (El Tarter)

El Tarter, Andorra

What's included

  • Flights from London Gatwick
  • 3 hour resort transfer (incl. comfort break)
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Half board meals
  • Daily afternoon tea
  • Free guiding & coaching

  • Sun terrace with views
  • Neilson-run kids' clubs
  • 53 ensuite bedrooms
  • Large lounge area
  • Games room with pool table
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 350m to the lifts

  • Free child lift passes for under 12s with each adult lift pass
  • 210km ski area
  • Resort altitude: 1800m
  • Perfect for beginners & intermediates
  • Family friendly
  • Laid-back nightlife

The Hotel Del Clos is a fantastic example of what a ski hotel should be, which is exactly why we chose it for our Neilson Mountain Collection. The wooden clad and carved walls invite you in and warm you up straight away. There's a tremendous feeling of space as the wide corridors guide you to the many chill-out areas.

The bar and lounge area offer plenty of options to relax and refuel. They also become a real focal point during après-ski - as does the huge sun-terrace. It's definitely worth grabbing your drink and a seat to watch the sunset turn the slopes of El Tarter a delicious orange.

Families will love the kids' clubs which offer childcare for children from 4 months right up to pre-teen 12 year olds. Our experienced nannies make sure they're well looked after with plenty to keep them happy and stimulated.

If you were trying to ride every slope of the 210km area during the day, you may need to take advantage of the in-house massage therapist. They offer a great range of sports treatments and beauty therapies too, so why not treat yourself to a little 'me-time'?

It's only 350m to the lifts, and you have a choice of where to leave your skis or boards at night. There's plenty of space at the hotel in the heated kit storage room (including boot warmers for a toasty start to your day), or there are storage lockers in Nordic Ski Hire (by the lifts) available for a weekly charge.

From the hotel to...

  • Nearest lift: 350m to El Tarter 4-person chair
  • Equipment hire shop: 300m (by the lifts)
  • Tuition meeting point: 350m at the top of the lifts (Grandvalira Ski School)
  • Resort centre: 300m
  • Soldeu resort: 3km

About the resort...

El Tarter is part of the massive 210km Grandvalira ski area. The snow conditions are good throughout the season (obviously warmer in spring) but you'll often see amazing snow in Andorra when the rest of Europe is struggling.

It's also home to one of the best ski schools in Europe. They'll transform nervous beginners into confident improvers in no time. The speedy and advanced can also choose from a range of classes and clinics to push their skills to the limit.

El Tarter is a laid-back mountain town. Après is low-key with a few bars to choose from. L'Aberset bar straight off the slopes is pretty lively until about 8pm, or head to the hotel's own bar to carry on the party feel.

Not only is El Tarter a good choice for all levels of skier and snowboarder, the resort lends itself to those looking to enjoy a more chilled-out week.


  • Area size: 210km
  • Linked resorts: Pas de la Casa, Encamp, Soldeu, Peretol, Grau Roig and Canillo
  • Resort altitude: 1800m
  • Skiing altitude: 1710m to 2640m
  • Number of runs: 138
  • Range of pistes: 9% green, 41% blue, 36% red, 14% black
  • 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

Rest and relaxation

A large range of treatments are offered in our wellness area, such as sports, deep tissue and hot stone massage, Indian head massage and beauty treatments using Temple Spa products. Please visit the hotel reception for information and prices.

Food and drink

Our half-board basis is designed for skiers and boarders. Breakfast is a fairly extensive affair with cooked and continental options every day. Your daily afternoon tea of freshly baked cakes and biscuits will be waiting for you when you come in from the slopes.

Your 7 evening meals consist of 3 regionally inspired dishes followed by fresh coffee. You can also buy drinks to accompany your meal from the bar.


All of the rooms at the Del Clos are spacious with big, deep mattresses, flatscreen TVs and ensuite bathrooms with hairdryers - so there's no need to pack your own. Most rooms have pretty impressive views out to the mountains. Some also have a balcony or terrace to add to the experience, and you'll find luxurious Temple Spa toiletries in each bathroom.

Club and economy twin or double rooms, and club triple rooms for 2 to 3 people - Twin, double and triple rooms, some with a balcony or terrace. Rooms for sole use are available.

Club quad rooms for 2 to 4 people - These large rooms have twin beds and built-in wooden bunk beds suitable for adults or children, separated from the main bedroom by a partition. Most rooms have a balcony or terrace. One of the rooms has 2 bedrooms, another has twin beds, while the other has bunk beds in a small room off the hallway. There is also a large terrace offering mountain views.

Families and kids

Andorra is a brilliant option for families with free child lift passes for under 12s with each adult lift pass. Plus your children will be well catered for, with our childcare and crèches taking care of kids from 4 months to 12 years old. For skiing kids, we offer a ski school drop-off and pick-up service, ensuring they're happy and settled. There's also evening care available on 3 evenings a week.

The hotel facilities include a games and TV room for all ages to spend some time with their newfound friends. When conditions are right, there's a snow garden for younger guests to get creative and build up an appetite before high-tea at 5pm.

Our chefs cook up dedicated kids' menus, with all the firm favourites to make sure they're well fed. You can also borrow our snow buggies and sledges for when you want to head out and explore the resort as a family.

For our youngest guests, we have a 24 hour baby room, plus UK standard cots and highchairs - just let us know at the time of booking if you'd like a cot in your room.

We can even provide a private nanny service if you would prefer to have individual care for your little ones. Simply call us to discuss your needs.

Neilson Mountain Experts

Do remember that you 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 1 session a day, and we guarantee each guest at least 2 sessions per week. Your hosts will explain how it works in further detail when you're there.

Extras and offers

  • Free child lift passes for under 12s with each adult lift pass
  • 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
  • Children under 15 can receive a discount when sharing a room with at least 2 adults
  • Guaranteed adjacent rooms are available to pre-book on a selection of rooms. Prices start at just £15 per person, per week, but make sure you book these rooms early as availability is limited

Hotel features

  • Neilson rating: ***+
  • 53 bedrooms
  • Bar and restaurant
  • Large sun-terrace off the bar
  • Lounge area with comfy sofas
  • Games room with pool table
  • Free Wi-Fi in the public areas
  • Treatment room for sports and beauty therapies
  • Neilson-run kids' clubs
  • Pre-bookable private nanny service available on request - email for prices and availability
  • Heated equipment storage
  • Daily housekeeping with towels provided

Travel info

  • Departure airports: London Gatwick
  • Departure day: Tuesdays in December, Sunday for all other departures
  • Arrival airport: Toulouse (in France)
  • Flight Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Transfer time: approx. 3 hours (including a comfort break)

In-flight meals and drinks are not included, there is a buy-onboard service. All flight timings are based on the 24-hour clock system. Flight timings are given for guidance, are provisional and will be submitted for approval by UK and overseas scheduling committees. Luggage allowance varies by airline. Your ticket will show your flight's final timings and luggage allowances.