This is a wonderfully modern hotel with lots of great spaces and facilities to help you relax. It's very well set up for all party types; couples, families and groups as there's so much space for everyone to share.
The spa area has an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, and indoor and outdoor hot tubs. Choose from a pretty extensive list of sports and beauty treatments to pamper, unwind and work on tired ski legs.
The kids (and adults) will love the dedicated children's pool as well as the bright and cheerful play area. The hotel runs an entertainment programme to keep little ones happy while parents can enjoy a relaxing drink at one of the bars. The restaurant has a kid-friendly menu with all of the usual favourites too.
You'll find Wi-Fi throughout the hotel to stay connected. If you're looking for a relaxing drink after a day on the slopes, the lounge and bar are waiting for you too. And there's even a fitness room for those who are looking for a little cross-training opportunity!
From the hotel to…
Nearest lift: 400m
Tuition meeting point: 400m (top of lift)
Resort centre: 250m
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 pistes: Easy 47%, medium 37% & difficult 16%
As the name suggests, the spa is quite a major part of the hotel. The indoor pool, sauna, steam room and indoor and outdoor hot tubs are all available at a local charge. You'll also find a wide choice of massage and beauty treatments to help you relax and unwind.
If the 210km ski area isn't enough exercise during the day, you have free use of the fitness room to work out in too.
Food and drink
A full buffet breakfast and buffet-style evening meals, complete with show cooking will keep you full, happy, and ready to make the most of the slopes. Don't miss the weekly Gala dinner with its special buffet. Your Christmas and New Year Gala meals are also included.
Families and kids
Families will have a great time at Piolets Park and Spa. The hotel features a children's pool and children's play area that is open from 4pm daily. Children's activities and entertainment are always on offer, and the hotel restaurant also offers up a child-friendly menu just for the little ones.
As far as rooms go, the hotel has family suites for three to five people that are larger than standards rooms. These have separate bedrooms connected by a corridor. Family suites also have balconies with gorgeous mountain views.
Each of the 150 rooms at Piolets Park and Spa come with satellite TV, a minibar, internet and a hairdryer. Twin/double, triple and quadruple rooms are perfect for couples or groups of two to four people and most boast lovely mountain vistas.
Families will love the aptly-named family suites, which suit three to five people. These rooms are a bit larger and have a double bedroom which can also take a single sofa bed and a single or double sofa bed in a separate sleeping corridor. These rooms also come with a balcony to make the most of the mountain views available!
Exclusive to Neilson guests: Upgrade to spa and drinks inclusive package for daily use of the spa and inclusive drinks between 6pm and 10pm
Free 25 minute massage and healthy drink for every adult
Official rating: ****
Sauna, pool & steam room
Indoor & outdoor hot tubs
Bar & lounge
Free use of the fitness room
Free shuttle service to Soldeu gondola
Children's pool & play area
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)