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.
The Parador will be closed from 21 April to 31 May 2014 (inclusive).
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Rates in Euros
|April to June|
Oct and Nov
|Jan to March, Dec and Easter July to Sept||146||163||245||326|
|Breakfast 18 per person per day Lunch or Dinner 34 per person per day|
Rates are per day, per room, for 1 or 2 persons 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
General terms and conditions
|PROMOTION||OVERVIEW (For more detailed information use the links below)|
|Golden Days||Up to 10% discount on accommodation and 30% discount on breakfast for guests aged 55 years or more|
|Young Persons||Up to 10% discount on accommodation and 30% discount on breakfast for guests aged 30 years or less|
|5 Night Card||Discounted rates for 5 nights in a standard room inc. breakfast|
|2 Night Special||Up to 15% discount on accommodation and 20% discount on half board for 2 nights stays in the same Parador|
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|
|Information on Arties|
|Paradors front page||FAQ's|
|Comment posted by Sorrel|
|We stayed at Arties for two nights in September. I have dreamed for years of staying in a Parador, and this certainly lived up to my expectations. It was beautifully located, very special and we enjoyed every minute. The price too was very reasonable.|
|Comment posted by Paul Carey|
|We have never been disappointed with a Parador and Arties was no exception. Dinner on both nights was excellent. the village is not the most exciting in the summer but the drives around and over the mountains more than made up for that. Winter sports season would certainly add a buzz to the village. As always the members of staff were exceptional. We stayed at the beginning of September well before any snow came.|
|Comment posted by Richard Anstey|
|We stayed 3 nights here in June, the first time in a Parador. It is a very large hotel in a small village, ideally placed for winter sports and summer hiking. At the time we stayed there were very few other guests, which made the place lack atmosphere. The room was rather small and the decor was very dark, which made it feel smaller still. But it was very clean and had a large ensuite bathroom. Whilst quite comfortable, it was very hot, even with the window wide open overnight, despite the outside temperature being sub 8C. Some kind of aircon would make a massive difference. Stunning view from the bedroom window across the village rooftops to the snow capped mountains beyond - very photogenic. Staff were all friendly and helpful, Reception quick & efficient at check-in and out, but due I suppose to the shortage of guests, the bar was not always manned and we had to wait quite a while for a drink in the late afternoon. Breakfast was good, although not exceptional by comparison with two other Paradors we subsequently stayed in. The night we ate dinner in the very large restaurant was entertaining as there was a large party of Japanese tourists to whom everything was strange and exciting so there was much merriment. The other two nights it appeared virtually empty so we found a lovely restaurant down in the village (but also virtually empty) with excellent food. The little Bistro directly across the road also does a very reasonably priced 3 course lunch. We enjoyed our stay, despite the weather, although suspect that this may be more of a winter venue. We were very sad to see the devastation caused to the village by flooding about a week after we left. Thankfully, we understand the Parador was unaffected, being quite high above the river, but we fear for the owner of the little restaurant in the square.|
|Comment posted by Dominique Rivero|
|L'accueil est extrêment gentil, ce qui n'a pas toujours été le cas ! Bravo donc à la nouvelle équipe qui fait tout ce qu'elle peut pour vous faciliter le séjour. La plupart des chambres sont grandes et confortables, même si la dernière que nous avons eue était plus petite et sans aucune vue, mais nous avions réservé au dernier moment et étions 3. Le petit-déjeuner est toujours extraordinaire, et l'hôtel aussi beau !|
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The Parador of Arties is a mountain hotel in the Pyrenees