Hotel Palarine, Arinsal

Hotel Palarine Ratings & Customer Feedback
5.0 out of 5 based on 1 review
I wanted somewhere good and cheap and the Palarine turned out to be brilliant. The food was the best part, it was amazing! It was buffet food the whole time but we had a different themed evening every night, with a big roast on the first night, an Italian evening with pizzas and breads etc and an American night... + more
Richard Baybutt, Sheffield
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Package : what's included : what's included & available : what's included plus available extras : what's included & what extras are available

Half Board
Ferry Included
No Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Location: where is Hotel Palarine

  • The hotel is situated in the picturesque village of Erts, with the Arinsal village centre and gondola only 5 minutes' drive away by the free shuttle bus or the hotel shuttle. The complimentary hotel shuttle also includes Grandvalira and Arcalis ski areas. They are not included on the Arinsal lift pass so you would need to buy a day pass but Arcalis in particular is well worth exploring as there's no accommodation there and normally great conditions.

    • Ski school meeting place and ski hire shop at the top of the Arinsal gondola
    • The hotel also provides a free evening shuttle to Arinsal. (on request)

Overview: hotel description: Hotel Palarine description

This very popular family-run hotel offers something quite unique in any ski resort. It's run by a British couple Graham and Maria, who provide a welcoming atmosphere and they have worked hard to build up the reputation that the hotel has for quality food and excellent friendly service.

The hotel is located in Erts, which is a pretty village just 5 minutes' ride by the free ski shuttle bus to Arinsal and the main gondola.

The food is one of the most popular aspects of the hotel. There's a continental buffet and cooked breakfast with UK favourites like British sausages and baked beans which really sets you up for the day.

The evening meals are themed dinner buffets including Sunday roast, Tex-Mex, Chinese, Spanish, Italian and Indian. They all include meat and fish dishes, fresh salads and homemade soups and desserts.

The hotel has a comfortable lounge and bar and bedrooms are well-decorated and spacious, and all have been refurbished over the last couple of years. There's free Wi-Fi in all the rooms and public areas.

A complimentary ski shuttle service is available on request Arinsal, Grandvalira and Arcalis and so the Palarine is a great base to explore the Andorran ski areas (supplement payable locally for Grandvalira and Arcalis passes).

Distance of Hotel Palarine to Ski Lifts

See which Arinsal ski lifts are nearest to Hotel Palarine.

  • els Orriols gondola - 1707m
  • Cable Car La Massana cable car - 2055m
  • Arinsal chair lift - 2260m
  • la Tossa chair lift - 2502m
  • les Fonts chair lift - 2505m
  • l'Escola II magic carpet - 2620m
  • l'Escola I magic carpet - 2621m
  • el Cortal chair lift - 2674m
  • Port Negre chair lift - 3219m
  • els Planels drag lift - 3509m
  • la Capa platter - 3630m
  • el Coll platter - 3794m
  • Arinsal-Pal cable car - 4117m

Navigating in Arinsal can vary, as distances from Hotel Palarine to ski lifts are in a straight line.

Families: Hotel Palarine for children

The hotel is family friendly and cots are available on request.

Facilities: Hotel Palarine features

  • Popular 'Bambu' après-ski bar with log fire and '2-for-1' Happy Hour (4pm-6pm Monday-Friday)
  • Varied entertainment including live music and major sporting events shown on the big screen
  • TV room with HD Sky Sports Package
  • Fireplace and weekly entertainment including karaoke
  • Games Console in the lobby (Playstation 4)

Room Types: Hotel Palarine bedrooms

  • No. of hotel rooms: 36
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 3


The attractively furnished rooms all have bath with hydro-shower and some rooms can take extra beds for 3 or 4 people.

Wi-Fi is available in the bedrooms as well as the public areas. and is free of charge and all the rooms have bedside USB and international sockets.

The rooms were all refurbished by December 2018 and all have sound insulated parquet floors, lots of hanging space, hairdryer and flat screen LCD TV with USB and HDMi inputs.

Twin rooms are available for sole occupancy.

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Meals: Hotel Palarine food & drink

  • Hot and cold buffet breakfast
  • 3 course buffet-style dinner with choice of main
  • Excellent themed buffet evenings including Tex-Mex, Chinese, Indian, Italian and Spanish
  • Weekly Sunday Roasts
  • Christmas Dinner on 25th Dec
  • New Year Oriental style Gala Dinner and party with cava included to midnight
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart casual

  • Breakfast service:


  • Dinner service:

    Buffet with many theme evenings

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
We update Hotel Palarine's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

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This package holiday to Hotel Palarine in Arinsal, Andorra departs Sunday 22nd December 2024, for a 7 night stay on a "half board" board basis. A local tourist tax (Taxe de Sejour or Kurtaxe) is levied by many councils in European ski resorts. It varies by standard and type of accommodation and is age dependent, so not everyone is charged. It's not included in the basic price of your holiday and is usually paid locally. For reference, the average charged in winter 2024 was between €1 and €3 per person, per night.

Resort: about Arinsal: about holidays in Arinsal: about ski holidays in Arinsal: about ski holidays in Arinsal Andorra

Lively après ski Varied ski area Family friendly skiing

Arinsal may remain one of Europe’s most underrated ski destinations, but year on year it closes the gap on the larger resorts. With some of the sunniest skiing in Europe, incredible duty free shopping and dining and a massive range of off slope activities, Arinsal is a more than viable alternative, especially during the busiest weeks of the season.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Mixed ability groups Non skiers First time skiers Families

Arinsal webcam

Snow Report: Top 79cm, Bottom N/Acm

Snow Forecast: 1cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 34cm

Arinsal trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Lleida l’Alguaire Airport160km
Toulous Blagnac200km
Region:Andorra, Pyrenees.
First opened:1973

Arinsal lift pass price last reported as 195€ (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Hotel Palarine.
Night skiing: No
Arinsal has NE, E facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December - April.

Town altitude: 1475m
Top of slopes: 2625m
Bottom of piste: 1550m
Vertical drop: 1150m
Total length of trails:93km
Longest piste:6km
Shedding its reputation as the cheap and cheerful ski option, Arinsal (and the entire Vallord ski area) is now ready to play with the big boys. Whilst it may not be able to compete like for like with the French Alps in terms of vertical, there’s ample terrain for a week’s trip now the ski area has been increased by the lift link to Pal and the inclusion of the nearby Ordino-Arcalis on the same pass. And as with any trip to tax friendly Andorra you’ll end up more than impressed with the amount you’ll save thr...
There’s a great variety of terrain throughout Vallnord, and skiers of all abilities and disciplines are well catered for. The area at the top of the La Massana gondola in Pal is the perfect place for beginners to start getting to grips with the snow. The three short drag lifts service gentle green runs which are left unmolested by more experienced skiers. There is also a ‘snow garden’ which will keep youngsters entertained, whilst the many slope side restaurants allow for a well-earned break- the tapas at t...
Arinsal comes alive in the evenings, and with the regions strong Basque influences the locals certainly know how to party- duty free prices mean you won’t be breaking the bank either. There is a wide selection of bars also serving good food if you enjoy settling in for the evening. Ciscos’ restaurant serves tex mex style dishes- their Cajun mango chicken is delicious- and the downstairs bar is popular with English tourists and the ex-pat community. Quo Vadis is a more informal affair- a lively après ski bar...

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"Brilliant - stay here!"

Richard Baybutt, Sheffield
5/ out of 5
I wanted somewhere good and cheap and the Palarine turned out to be brilliant. The food was the best part, it was amazing! It was buffet food the whole time but we had a different themed evening every night, with a big roast on the first night, an Italian evening with pizzas and breads etc and an American night with burgers, BBQ wings etc. The highlight of the week was the Chinese night as the owner was a Chinese lady who was married to a Scotsman - the people that owned the hotel were lovely. The location is fine, there isn’t a huge amount in the town but if we wanted the shops we could just get off the lifts and do that and then catch the free ski bus back. The hotel did have a little shuttle service that you could use if they were picking someone up / dropping them off, but there’s also the local ski bus. You could also walk up in about 10-15 minutes which we did a few times.
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