Hotel Palarine

  • Andorra, Arinsal

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This very popular family-run hotel offers something quite unique in any ski resort. It's run by a British couple Graham and Maria, who provide a welcoming atmosphere and they have worked hard to build up the reputation that the hotel has for quality food and excellent friendly service.

The hotel is located in Erts, which is a pretty village just 5 minutes' ride by the free ski shuttle bus to Arinsal and the main gondola.

The food is one of the most popular aspects of the hotel. There's a continental buffet and cooked breakfast with UK favourites like British sausages and baked beans which really sets you up for the day.

The evening meals are themed dinner buffets including Sunday roast, Tex-Mex, Chinese, Spanish, Italian and Indian. They all include meat and fish dishes, fresh salads and homemade soups and desserts.

The hotel has a comfortable lounge and bar and bedrooms are well-decorated and spacious, and all have been refurbished over the last couple of years. There's free Wi-Fi in all the rooms and public areas.

A complimentary ski shuttle service is available on request Arinsal, Grandvalira and Arcalis and so the Palarine is a great base to explore the Andorran ski areas (supplement payable locally for Grandvalira and Arcalis passes).

Rooms
  • No. of hotel rooms: 36
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 3

Rooms

The attractively furnished rooms all have bath with hydro-shower and some rooms can take extra beds for 3 or 4 people.

Wi-Fi is available in the bedrooms as well as the public areas. and is free of charge and all the rooms have bedside USB and international sockets.

The rooms were all refurbished by December 2018 and all have sound insulated parquet floors, lots of hanging space, hairdryer and flat screen LCD TV with USB and HDMi inputs.

Twin rooms are available for sole occupancy, please call our reservations team to request and book this.

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No
Arinsal

Arinsal, located towards Andorra’s western border with Spain, is part of Andorra’s Vallnord ski region which includes the Pal and Arinsal ski areas, with runs totaling almost 60 miles. There are two separate and very distinct villages. Arinsal is more lively with lots of night life, and La Massana which has more shops and restaurants. The resorts are 6kms apart and connected by bus that runs until 9pm.

Both Arinsal and La Massana are family-orientated and offer access some of the best-value skiing anywhere in Europe. Great hospitality, long sunny days and plenty of well-prepared confidence building runs make it an ideal destination for beginners and intermediates, whilst the radical ‘Freestyle Area’ caters well for snowboarders.

The Arinsal gondola accesses the Arinsal sector whilst the Pal sector is reached from La Massana and has more wide tree-lined slopes, and both sectors are linked by cable car. 

Arinsal’s skiing is in a narrow open bowl and the Peke Parc Baby Club is at the top of the gondola. The Pal area has the new 'Skippy Park' for children as well as a separate sledging area with a magic carpet and a zip-wire.

Nightlife in Arinsal is lively with a big choice of bars and clubs operating well into the small hours, whilst La Massana is much quieter in for après-ski and nightlife.

Families are also well catered for in Arinsal and La Massana with an excellent kindergarten (at the top of the Arinsal gondola) and amazing child lift pass offers.

Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 63 km
Runs
7
18
17
4
Longest run 6 Km
Snowparks
Lifts Drag lifts 17, Chairlifts 12, Cablecars 1
Slope direction N,E
Ski/resort bus True
Things to Do

  • Full programme of apres-ski events
  • Tobogganing
  • Bowling
  • Quiz evenings
  • Tobogganing
  • Low price duty-free shopping
  • Caldea thermal water centre in nearby Andorra La Vella
  • Indoor (1-3yrs) and outdoor (4-5yrs) childcare available, mornings or afternoons during ski school times, 5 days approx. €169 (lunch and skis not included) with FREE sessions if both parents pre-book ski school.

Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition - 

Ski Inclusive

6 Days Adult  Child 
Ski £225 £111 (4-15 yrs)
Board  £232 £134 (10-15 yrs)

Includes

  • 6 day lift pass
  • 6 lunch vouchers (to be taken in selected mountain restaurants)
  • 6 day (blue) ski or (red) board and boot hire

Lift pass

6 Days Adult (16-64yrs) Senior (65-69 yrs) Child (15 and under)
VallNord Pass £196 £165 FREE

The Vallnord lift pass covers Arinsal and Pal areas

Free lift pass for children aged 15 and under when parents pre-book. This offer is not available in resort.

Free lift pass for adults aged 70 and above (evidence of age must be provided)

 

Equipment Hire

6 Days Description Blue Red
Adult Skis £79 £103
Skis & boots £109 £118
Snowboard  - £115
Snowboard & boots - £125
Child* (3-15yrs) Skis & boots £59  -
Snowboard & boots  - £70

All child rentals include free helmet hire

*Child snowboard ages from 10 years

Tuition

5 Days Adult Child (6-15 years)
Ski or Snowboard £134 £123

Tuition is 5 half days and Snowboard Tuition is only available from 10 years.

There are 2 ski Schools

  • Arinsal Ski School, meet at the top of the Arinsal gondola. Times are 12 noon-3pm and 4-5pm.
  • Pal Ski School, for all gusts staying at the Hotels Magic Massana meet at the top of La Massana gondola. Times are 12 noon-3pm.

FREE creche (ages 2-3) or Snow Garden (ages 4-5) when parents pre-book lessons.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Facilities
  • Popular 'Bambu' après-ski bar with log fire and '2-for-1' Happy Hour (4pm-6pm Monday-Friday)
  • Varied entertainment including live music and major sporting events shown on the big screen
  • TV room with HD Sky Sports Package
  • Fireplace and weekly entertainment including karaoke
  • Games Console in the lobby (Playstation 4)
Family Facilities

The hotel is family friendly and cots are available on request.

Meals
  • Hot and cold buffet breakfast
  • 3 course buffet-style dinner with choice of main
  • Excellent themed buffet evenings including Tex-Mex, Chinese, Indian, Italian and Spanish
  • Weekly Sunday Roasts
  • Christmas Dinner on 25th Dec
  • New Year Oriental style Gala Dinner and party with cava included to midnight
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart casual

  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet

  • Dinner service:

    Buffet with many theme evenings

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 1.497544
  • Latitude: 42.561315
  • Location Description:

    The hotel is situated in the picturesque village of Erts, with the Arinsal village centre and gondola only 5 minutes' drive away by the free shuttle bus or the hotel shuttle. The complimentary hotel shuttle also includes Grandvalira and Arcalis ski areas. They are not included on the Arinsal lift pass so you would need to buy a day pass but Arcalis in particular is well worth exploring as there's no accommodation there and normally great conditions.  

    • Ski school meeting place and ski hire shop at the top of the Arinsal gondola
    • The hotel also provides a free evening shuttle to Arinsal. (on request)

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£1098
per person from £549
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Hotel Palarine
Arinsal, Half Board
20/03/2022 - 7 nights
2 adults
From Bristol
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