The Sport Hotel Village is an impressive place to stay. It's the little luxurious details and earthy décor that makes for a very warm, inviting and welcoming stay. The hotel is built around the ski lift station and has direct access to the slopes and a unique snow bridge means you can even ski straight to your door!
Head to the wonderful slopeside sun terrace so you can take in the amazing views while having a warming hot chocolate or an evening drink. There's quite a few spacious lounges with comfortable sofas and wingback chairs to swap stories of your days's exploits. There's even a grand piano if you'd like to tinkle the ivories (maybe ask about that one...).
Free Wi-Fi is accessible in all the public areas and families will be pleased to know that there is a free hotel-run children's club in the nearby Sporthotel, which is connected to the Sport Hotel Village.
From the hotel to…
Nearest slopes: Next to the slopes
Nearest lift: 20m
Tuition meeting point: 20m (top of lift)
Resort centre: 50m
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
You're spoilt for choice at the Sport Hotel Village. Breakfast is an extensive cooked and continental buffet where everything is freshly prepared to order. The evening meal is also a buffet style served over three courses with show cooking for your entertainment. Don't miss the weekly Gala either, it's a real treat. Your Christmas and New Year Gala meals include complimentary wine and Cava.
The 148 rooms are just as beautiful as the rest of the hotel. They've paid a lot of attention to the detail and to providing plenty of natural light. If you're going for an even more luxe holiday, check out the Junior Hot Tub Suites. They include free access to the neighbouring Sporthotel Hermitage's incredible five-storey spa & wellness centre!
All of the rooms come with satellite TV, a minibar, a hairdryer and a bath for soaking tired muscles. Rooms with balconies and mountain views are also available, so be sure to ask for whatever takes your fancy.
Families and kids
Families are well looked after here. The neighbouring Sport Hotel (connected to the Sport Hotel Village) runs its own children's club for four to 12 year olds between 9am and 1pm daily. It also runs from 4-8pm in the evenings so you can enjoy a bit of relaxed après before re-joining them for a family meal.
Official rating: **** Superior
Direct piste access
Slopeside sun terrace
Spacious lounge areas
Children's club in connected hotel
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)