Hotel Don Gaspar de Portola
The snow capped peaks of the Pyrenees, the clear blue skies and the
green luxuriant valley of Val d'Aran is the setting for this Parador.
The site is that of the House of D. Gaspar de Portola whose claim to fame is the discover of California.
There is a steeply sloping roof so that a heavy weight of snow will not accumulate. The bedrooms have dormer windows
looking over the roof. This traditional mountain design is also
in the wooden beams featured in the bedrooms.
The restaurant features the specialties of the region which here are:
"olla aranesa" which is a local version of a stew;
The Arties Parador has a total of thirty eight twin bedrooms, nine double bedrooms,
three suites, seven duplex rooms and two easy access rooms, all with TV canal plus, telephone and mini bar.
There are conference facilities for up to 240 persons. There is a swimming pool, sauna and gymnasium, children's play area and games room. Other facilities include heated swimming pool (exccept July, August and first half of September), seasonal outdoor swimming pool and two treatment rooms..
In Val d'Aran several of the villages have old churches in the Romanic style. The one in Santa Maria de Arties is particularly worth a visit. In the same village the old Roman baths are still preserved.
There are three local feast days in the area. On June 24 it is the feast of San Juan, in Arties. In the same village the feast of San Jaime is celebrated on July 25th. The Cattle Fair in nearby Vielha is also a festival not to be missed.
For skiers, the Baqueira Beret station is four and a half miles away.
Distance from the nearest airport is approximately 157 kms, train station is 147 kms away and the nearest port is 325 kms away.
During low season (1 February to 24 March & 3 April to 10 July 2013) the restaurant will be closed for lunch but dinner will continue to be served. Light meals are available for lunch at the Parador's 'Gastrobar'.
|All Promotions Offered - Best Available Rates|
Rates in Euros
|April to June|
Oct and Nov
|Jan to March, Dec and Easter July to Sept||146||163||244||326|
|Breakfast 18 per person per day Lunch or Dinner 34 per person per day|
|PROMOTIONS IN STANDARD ROOMS * (Subject to availability)|
|2013 Rates in Euros||Golden Days||Young Persons||5 Night Card||2 Night Special|
|April to June|
Oct and Nov
|123.20||123.20||108.00||186.40 per night|
|Jan to March, Dec and Easter July to Sept||139.30||139.30||108.00||202.50 per night|
Rates are per day for 2 persons sharing a double room and include general taxes**
**Catalonia Region imposes an extra tax of 1 Euro pppn, upto a maximum of 7 nights, for those over 16 years
*Supplement and restrictions may apply - General terms and conditions
|PROMOTION||OVERVIEW (For more detailed information use the links below)|
|Golden Days||30% discount for guests 55 years or over in a standard room with breakfast|
|Young Persons||Discounted rates for guests from 18 to 35 years old in a standard room with breakfast|
|5 Night Card||Discounted rates for 5 nights in a standard room exc. breakfast|
|2 Night Special||20% discount for 2 consecutive nights or more with half board|
Ctra. Baqueira Beret
25599 Arties, Lleida
Latitude: 42° 42' 2.808" N (42.70058863867591)
Longitude: 0° 52' 17.2914" E (0.8715838193893433)
|La Seu d'Urgell||124||East|
|Sos del Rey Catolico||347||West|
|Paradors front page||FAQ's|
|Comment posted by R. G.|
|You have much to be proud of. The standard of accommodation, wonderful food and service in the Paradors we visited represents the best of Spain. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. We are already talking about our next Parador visit. Unfortunately sterling is weak against the euro and holidays in the Eurozone are very expensive. We will just have to save up.|
|Comment posted by Richard Gillis|
|We had a wonderful holiday visiting several Paradors. The standard of accommodation, food and service in every Parador we visited was very high. We have recommended a Parador holiday to all of our friends. The Parador Arties maintained the same high standard throughout. The only downside is that there is no air conditioning which is essential.|
|Comment posted by Nancy Solis|
|The Parador was very nice, clean, and in a pleasant setting. Our only complaint was that our room was very overheated and we had to prop open the windows at night to cool it off.|
|Comment posted by David Burke|
|A very nice hotel in a good location to use as a base for exploring the area. The staff were very helpful and the food was very good if a bit expensive. the one thing the hotel lacked for a summer stay was air conditioning in the rooms which were very hot at night. Apart from that a very enjoyable place to stay.|
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The Parador of Arties is a mountain hotel in the Pyrenees