Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Vall de Núria

Estación de Montaña Vall de Núria, Queralbs, Catalonia, 17534, Spain

A mountain refuge and state-run hotel, this family-oriented base camp has double, triple, and quadruple rooms. The lodging and dining are basic, and they're offered at 6,500 feet above sea level within an imposing gray monolith that looks strikingly out of place. For a day's outing or as a starting point for a major hike (12 hours) to Ulldeter, above Setcases, or even a weeklong walk to the Mediterranean, this is a handy spot, although it is accessible only by the cogwheel train from Ribes de Freser (thankfully, pricey train tickets are included in the nightly rate). Camping is also available on the grounds.

PROS

  • in the heart of the Pyrenees
  • pristine mountain air
  • clean and simple

CONS

  • feels institutional and austere
  • minimum two-night stay in high season
  • high rates for basic lodging

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
ViewsFamily
Casual
Mountainside
Basic
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 972-732020

HOTEL DETAILS

65 rooms, 12 apartments
Rate Includes: Closed Nov., Free Breakfast

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