although i never tend to pay much attention to hotel reviews ( hadn't read the most recent one before i went) i was slightly worried that i had choosen the wrong hotel to spend a week at. however, do not pay attention to any of the reviews during or pre 2006 as i think the hotel has either had a substantiial face lift or the people had nothing better to do than complain or hadn't been to a ski resort before and didn't know what to expect froma ski hotel. Obviuosly the boot room is going to whiff slightly, when you have been out on the slopes skiing all day there is a likelyhood that your feet may be a little hot and smelly, but as it's in the basement it really doesn't matter. However, i confess i didn't try the hot tub, was out skiing too long to have time.
the room were small, but perfectly formed with lovely views from the balcony, and had everything you would need for the trip. as someone else mentioned you are here to ski not sit in a room. the bathrooms and linen were clean at all times and changed daily.
The food, which has been described as terrible i cannot fault. Normally the last thing i do on holiday is go half board as i like to eat at the local restaurants, but we thought we'd book and then go out if it was bad, as the price was good. However, we actually only ate out one night, and that was the worst meal we had,
The hotel food was always hot, and there was plenty of choice. If you didn't want the buffet there was always the chef's choice, which wa always tempting, sea bass, salmon, steak, lamb, but to name a few. The breakfast was excellent, with plenty of choice hot and cold. i don't see how anyone can complain about toast and jam if nothing else was acceptable to them.
The location is literally about 3 mins walk from the slopes if you cut in by olimpiades bar, which by the way has a fantastic happy hour from 5-7. (4 euros for 2 pints.) anyone on a skiing holiday should be abe to manage that, and not to complain about it.
All in all i cannot fault this hotel, and we have actually booked for 2009 we were that impressed. although, i am going to email them to give me a room with a balcony..........................................
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Caribou Hotel is the ideal hotel for those seeking an authentic ski destination in the high mountains, but with the atmosphere of a cosmopolitan and international destination – this is Pas de la Casa, with shops of all types, department stores, bars and restaurants, nightclubs, entertainment centres and of course, access to one of the best ski resorts in Europe: Grandvalira. The Caribou Hotel, with only 38 rooms, engenders tranquility and relaxation. Guests can enjoy the benefits of its location near the slopes and of Pas de la Casa, but, when rest is required, enjoy all this welcoming little hotel has to offer. Between the installations will be able to find a restaurant, a room of TV and a meeting room. The location of the hotel is ideal because you can practise sports of snow (to as only 200 metres of the tracks of ski of Grandvalira), hiking for his peaks and his lakes, active tourism, routes gastronomiques, etc. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ahotels Reial Pirineus Hotel Pas De La Casa