Fodor's Expert Review Parador de Arties

Calle San Juan 1, Arties, Catalonia, 25599, Spain

Built around the Casa de Don Gaspar de Portolà, once home to the founder of the colony of California, this modern parador with friendly staff has views of the Pyrenees and is handy for exploring the Romanesque sights in nearby villages. Vielha is 2½ km (1½ miles) to the north, and the Baqueira ski slopes are 7 km (4 miles) away. The restaurant specializes in Pyrenean soups and stews such as civet de jabalí.

PROS

  • marvelous panoramas
  • quiet and personal for a parador
  • mountain-lodge style

CONS

  • neither at the foot of the slopes nor in the thick of the Vielha après-ski vibe
  • requires driving
  • feels old-fashioned

QUICK FACTS

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 973-640801

HOTEL DETAILS

54 rooms, 3 suites
Rate Includes: Closed 40 days after Easter wk (dates can vary), No meals

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