Located in a privileged area, only 10 metres away from the ski lifts of the Grandvalira ski resort, the Grau Roig Hotel can boast about being the only boutique hotel in Andorra’s ski hills. In summer, when the snow disappears, it’s transformed into a luxury retreat for nature, serenity and food lovers.
We are talking about a special hotel, an hotel with its own history, which in 1974 was built as a small mountain shelter. When the escalators have been installed in Grau Roig, it was reformed adapting to new technologies and comfort standards. Nowadays it is a reference hotel boutique, awarded as the best Ski Boutique Hotel of Andorra in 2014 and 2015 in “World Ski Awards” of Austria.
Entrance to the Grau Roig Hotel in Andorra
Horse Magazine wants to propose you a 4-day tour around the heart of the Pyrenees and its unique setting with the best experiences offered by Grau Roig Andorra Boutique Hotel & Spa. A place that, as we suggest you, seems ideal also during summer months as you will enjoy a great variety of outdoor activities.
The best aspect about Grau Roig Hotel in summer is the fact that the hotel’s terrace transforms into a chill out zone with Jacuzzi and hammocks. So, as soon as you arrive, you won’t want anything else but to relax there while watching the sunset with a good glass of champagne.
To leave your journey tiredness behind, the best option is to indulge in a dinner by the mountain rewarding yourself with the excellent foundues.
In regards to the bedrooms, the best for the first day is the Superior, a room with a neo rustic design based on primary materials like oak wood and furs, and with incredible views to the Grandvalira’s ski slopes. In the bedroom, you will find a whirlpool bath and exclusive Bvlgari bath products. The use of such luxuries can be a great way to finish your day. Superior Bedroom with neo rustic design
After having the gourmet breakfast they prepare every day at 9 am in Grau Roig, the main activity for the second day is a 3-hour walking tour to the spectacular glaciar lakes of Pessons. A mountain guide will accompany you to see the most relevant glacial cirque in Andorra, where more than 15 lakes are connected through tivers and rivulets. A morning full of hiking and nature where you’ll probably see some of the marmots that live there.
Hike in the morning to visit the spectacular glaciar lakes in Pessons
After this tour, it’s time to regain strength in the Vaquería’s terrace, the hotel’s restaurant which is specialized in traditional Andorran cuisine. A mountain rice, made with local ingredients is the ideal meal to taste.
The afternoon will be reserved for your absolute relaxation. You can benefit from a water circuit in the Spa and a therapeutic massage to lighten muscular contractions and possible muscular discomfort. By nightfall, the gastronomic dinner will take place around a fire.
Let’s start the day with a gourmet breakfast and afterwards hop on the 4×4 jeep to drive through the famous “smugglers’ routes”, a tour that perfectly combines nature, adventure, engine, mountain, history and legends. Take full advantage of the site’s natural beauty and also make a stop to enjoy a premium picnic in a place with panoramic views.
After having lunch, next stop will be the ancient villages located in several regions of Pallars which are a perfect combination of natural and cultural heritage. Once you get there, it would be a sin not to eat a delicacy in their taverns in order to set sails for the boutique hotel with a rich taste in your mouth.
At the end of the day, you can visit the Grau Roig’s Jazz Room, a very special place where you can read a good book or drink an excellent cocktail while listening to jazz music. There’s also the option of relaxing in the chill out lounge and have a bath in its external Jacuzzi.
Grau Roig Hotel’s Jazz room
Wooden barrel bath in the Romantic Bedroom
The last day in Grau Roig Hotel of Andorra will begin with a romantic breakfast in bedroom. Then, you can visit the Spa and have a relaxing time thanks to a ritual of Ayurveda.
The proposed travel for this day is to go to Ordino, one of the most picturesque villages in Andorra.
There you’ll find the emblematic museum of the Principality: Casa d’Areny Plandolit. It’s the only sample of stately home that has endured the test of time practically undamaged. After the guided tour through the museum, it’s recommended that you take a snack in one of the village’s terrace and have a walk around its streets.
At the end of your short summer break in Andorra, we suggest that you try the delicious tasting menu in El Teatre del Vi. This exclusive restaurant in Grau Roig Hotel has only three tables so that the sommelier can explain the concrete wine pairings. “El Teatre del Vi” offers exclusive tasting menus with wine pairings
After this short break, it becomes obvious that Andorra is not just snow and ski slopes, but also a place where you can profit from its incredible landscapes during the summer, a kind contribution of the luxurious Grau Roig Andorra Boutique Hotel & Spa.
For more information visit www.hotelgrauroig.com
Traducción: Paloma Sánchez Iglesias