Parador de Artíes - Pyrenean mountain refuge (4*)
Nestling snugly in the Val d’Arán among the wooded slopes of the Catalan Pyrenees, the Parador de Arties, built in the traditional local style, offers visitors the perfect mountain holiday. In summer you may enjoy the sun and the outdoor swimming pool, whilst in the winter the hotel provides a cosy refuge after a day on the nearby ski slopes – currently undergoing a major expansion. Situated 7 km from the ancient town of Vielha and the classy ski resort of Baqueira, the Parador is in the little village of Artíes, built on the site of the house of Don Gaspar de Portolà, the 18th-century soldier and governor of California who founded both San Diego and Monterey.
The Parador features local architecture and many of the bedrooms have dormer windows set into the steep roof and combine a fascinating mixture of contemporary and classic mountain-lodge décor. On entering the lobby, visitors are greeted with a large log fire, offering warmth in snowy winter months.
The aforementioned outdoor pool has been extended into a heated indoor pool inside the Parador, so swimming enthusiasts can enjoy the pool all-year-round.
Parador's 'Gastrobar' concept
Extensive lunch and dinner menus are served in the 'Gastrobar', which offers a range of meal options from light snacks to 3 course dinners in an informal but well serviced environment. We hope you enjoy this new experience.