Fodor's Expert Review Parador de Arties

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

Once the house of Gaspar de Portolà, the military officer who colonized California, this modern parador with friendly staff and an outdoor pool (seasonal) 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 ladles out a mean civet de jabalí (wild boar stew).

PROS

  • panoramas from cozy public areas
  • quiet and personal for a parador
  • free parking

CONS

  • cold pool
  • requires driving
  • in need of renovation

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Quiet
Countryside
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 973-640801

HOTEL DETAILS

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

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