High in the Pyrenees, Encamp is linked to the Grandvalira ski resort, spanning 210km (130mi) across Andorra. During winter, it’s busy with skiers eager to hit the slopes. In summer, hikers take over, as Encamp is one of the stops on the trans-Pyrenees GR11 hiking trail. From mountain cottages to spa hotels, here’s our pick of the best places to stay – bookable on Culture Trip.
This stone-and-wood cottage in Encamp’s historical centre, opposite the Romanesque church, is the ideal base for two couples on a skiing break. Inside, you’ll find an open-plan kitchen-living room with a sloped, beamed ceiling and a cosy fireplace, and two double bedrooms decked out with reclaimed wood and exposed stone walls. There’s also a small, furnished terrace with a barbecue. The cable-car stop for the Grandvalira ski resort is a five-minute walk away.
Looking for adventure? This sports-oriented four-star hotel offers a huge range of outdoor activities, from zip-lining and hiking to fishing and tackling via ferratas. After sunset, hit the sauna or take a dip in the indoor heated pool. Rooms and suites sleep between two and five people, and some have views of the village and mountains. Enjoy a breakfast buffet at the in-house restaurant, along with Andorran and Mediterranean dishes for dinner.
Families will love these modern, self-catered rentals on the edge of Encamp’s historical centre. An outdoor pool and a recreation area with beach football, volleyball and a children’s play area are just a three-minute walk away. The apartments come in three sizes: studios and one-bedroom apartments that sleep four and two-bedroom apartments that sleep six. Parking is available on the street directly outside.
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As the name suggests, this lodge is somewhat off the beaten track. It’s perched high on the mountainside with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out across the valley floor. Take off your ski boots and warm up by the log fireplace in winter. It’s great for families or groups of friends, as there are two double bedrooms, one of which can become a triple. During summer, make the most of the garden with a barbecue and a dog house (in case you bring the pooch). Encamp is a 40-minute walk or a five-minute drive away.
The culinary offering at this rustic mountain lodge is overseen by Oriol Rovira, a Michelin-star Catalan chef whose dishes showcase ingredients from his farm and orchard. But it’s not just the food that will entice you. On the ground floor, you’ll find a blue-lit spa with massage rooms, an indoor pool, a jacuzzi and a thermal shower. All nightly fees include breakfast, and you’ll get a complimentary hour in the spa if you book a suite or superior suite.
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Grau Roig Boutique Hotel and Spa
Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel, Luxury
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Occupying a former mountain refuge, this stylish 42-room establishment is now a boutique hotel. Even the ski room is chic, providing lockers, boot heaters and direct access to the Grandvalira pistes. Dining here is a real highlight – book La Marmita for a carefully curated tasting menu or La Fromagerie for cheesy Alpine classics such as fondue and raclette. Encamp is a 25-minute drive away.
For affordable digs, book Hotel Mila, a simple, friendly hotel overlooking Encamp. The rooms are pared back, but you won’t be spending much time here anyway. Grab your skis – the Grandvalira cable car is just a five-minute walk away. During summer, bounce through alpine passes on an off-road 4×4 expedition – it’s worth it for the views alone. Start the day with a continental breakfast, and finish it in the hotel bar, where the staff will be happy to give you the lowdown on the area’s highlights.
The friendly staff at this classic mountain lodge will gladly arrange ski passes and gear rental, guided hikes and tickets to one of the largest thermal spas in Europe, located a 10-minute drive south. Inside the hotel, rooms range from simple singles to quadruples, aimed at families or groups of mates, and breakfast is included. While the on-site restaurant serves top traditional Andorran cuisine, try Burger Brothers next door, too – the bacon cheeseburger is unbelievably good.