Natural thermal springs, excellent ski resorts, mountain hiking and duty-free shopping opportunities all draw visitors to this part of the world. One of the smallest states in Europe, it’s nestled between southern France and northeastern Spain, among the peaks of the Pyrenees. Having taken technological and economic strides, it has become a wealthy place, ensuring plenty of upscale places to stay, spa and eat. Andorra is the only entire country to use Catalan as its national language. Here is our pick of the hotels in this small but mighty country.
Hotel NH Collection Andorra Palomé
The Spanish design hotel brand continues to grow its international portfolio, with its first in Andorra, a four-star boutique property overlooking the Valley of North. 15 minutes from the capital, Hotel NH is close to Comapedrosa park and the Vallnord ski station, making it perfect for year-round getaways. The building used to be a sawmill but now accommodates 34 bedrooms, with traditional stone walls, timber ceilings and wooden floors, the Émo Restaurant, Émobar for tapas and drinks, a Lounge Bar with an open fire and a cocktail garden. With storage for skis and bicycles, the hotel is handy for active holidaymakers, and there’s a wellness centre for treatments and relaxation.
Andorra Park Hotel
The thermal springs of the surrounding mountains serve as a magical spa ingredient. And this hotel in Andorra la Vella has a superb wellness offer. A large, natural-style, aquamarine-coloured pool, edged with smooth stone, is on the grounds and feels much like swimming in a mini lake. There’s a further pool indoors, a Nordic sauna and several restaurants, plus a terrace eatery with a breathtaking outlook. Adding to the theme of unwinding, rooms come with blackout curtains, soundproofing and extra-long beds, as well as balconies with mountain views. Sleek blacks, greys and whites make up the sophisticated decor palette with earthy materials bringing guests back to nature. The Andorra Park Hotel is the perfect place to disconnect.
Hotel Naudi Boutique
Book a stylish adults-only getaway in Soldeu, at a hotel that has been in business for over five decades.. 31 Scandi-style bedrooms and suites are clad in pale wood, with fur throws and crisp white bedding, and some have romantic oversized soaking tubs. On the top floor lies a peaceful wellness space, with a treatment cabin, while the ground floor is home to a cosy, yet sophisticated restaurant, serving traditional cuisine with an emphasis on raw food. Guests staying at Hotel Naudi Boutique also benefit from a free ski locker service.