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The Catalan Pyrenees are an exceptionally beautiful region, of dramatically rugged mountains and steep, green alpine valleys dropping to smooth lakes. In summer this makes for the perfect backdrop for hiking and climbing, and in winter the ski regions open their doors. But as well as being a playground for sports-folk, the Catalan Pyrenees is also a place with a fascinating cultural heritage. In addition to the traditional chalets and five star ski resorts some of the best places to stay in the Pyrenees are little B&Bs dotted through the smaller hamlets.
The Pyrenees mountains cross over into France and there's a unique bleeding of cultures here. It's most obvious in the lilt of the language and the flavours of the food, but you can also see it in the architecture, especially the Romanesque churches and old monasteries on their precarious perches.
The Vall de Boí is an especially rich area for Romanesque architectural pickings. But if you're travelling through the region you'll find some some fascinating examples in some of the tiniest little communities.
An ideal way to discover this beautiful region is on foot. Talk a walking tour and explore gorges and canyons, flower filled meadows and deep forested valleys. For more information and routes check out Walkopedia.
Our pick of the best places to stay in the Pyrenees are perfect bases for those who want to enjoy all the outdoor activities that this stunning region has to offer, or for those who are simply looking for a gastronomic getaway.
- The AC Baqueira Hotel & Spa is a contemporary, five star hotel in the Catalan resort of Baqueira, one of Spain's premier ski regions. Stay here and you'll be right by the slopes and just 50metres from the cable car, you'l have access to some lively nightlife, DJs, a cigar bar and a log fire for your chill out window.
- Also in Baqueira, La Pleta is a fairytale chalet with a collection of four restaurants, from gastronomic to more relaxed, a luxurious collection of spa treatments and a range of activities on offer - both for the ski season and for the summer season.
For the great outdoors
- Hotel Almud offers cosy rooms, mountain views and the perfect base for indulging in numerous outdoor activities from climbing to caving.
- La Casuena is nestled at the foot of the mountains and is ideal for those wanting to experience this region on a budget. Rustic chic interiors, plus excellent restaurant and all from just €80 per night.
- Torre del Remei is of architectural interest as well as being one of the best places to stay in the Pyrenees for foodies. The building is Art Deco - Gaudi style and the food is fabulous with many of the ingredients sourced from the property's own organic garden.
- Hospes Villa Paulita boasts stunning views over Lake Puigcerda, superb spa facilities and a gourmet restaurant.
Best Hotels in Pyrenees
Hotel Almud 10 rooms from $88Huesca, Pyrenees
A delightful and traditional hotel in a small village. Unique rooms are cosy and elegant with wooden floors, antique furniture, and brightly painted walls. Views of the mountains, intimate bar area. An ideal choice for an active holiday exploring the mountains in the fresh air.Active Holiday - Plethora of activities in the mountains from caving, skiing, rock climbing, sailing and kayakingSpa - City of Sallent de Gallego has 'Clean Water Spa' with thermal and freshwater treatmentsSailing - On the reservoir LanuzaViews - Pyrenees Mountains
La Casuena 10 rooms from $84Lanuza, Pyrenees
A charming and rustic hotel nestled at the foot of the Pyrenees, beside a lake, and a few kilometres from the ski resort, Formigal. Large rooms have wooden floorboards and attractive furnishings. Excellent regional cuisine and access to fantastic mountain fresh air and sport.Views - Set in the beautiful Valle de Tena.Skiing - In the winter.Value chicSights nearby - Monasteries San Juan de la Peña , Santa Cruz in the serosa , and San Pedro de Siresa, all great samples of Romanesque Aragon .
Hospes Villa Paulita 38 rooms from $120Puigcerdà, Catalonia
A stylish relaxing country get-away on the shores of its own lake, surrounded by Schierbeck Park, and framed by the Catalan Pyrenees. An art-nouveau mansion with fantastic spa facilities and a gourmet restaurant. For those who like the fine things in life.Foodies - A fine dining restaurant with an exciting menu.Wellbeing - Somewhwere to relax at the weekends.Active Holiday - Great base for outdoor activities.Spa breaks - Wonderful spa facilities.Recommended by - I Escape, Tablet, Kiwi Collection
La Pleta 63 rooms from $196Baqueira
A mountain get-away set in a fairytale chalet in the heart of the Pyrenees. A plethora of mountain activities, a candlelit menu of spa treats, and gastronomic feasts in one of the four restaurants. A destination for thrill seekers and/or spa breaks.Other Activities - Heliskiing, mushing (dogs and sledges), snowmobiles, hiking excursions, white water rafting.Resort - A resort for all summer and winter activities in the mountains.Valley location - Aran-Pyrenees Valley.ContemporaryRecommended by - Tablet, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels
Bonansa Country Hotel 8 rooms from $167Pyrenees
Luxurious hotel in the Pyrenees featuring contemporary decor, an on site spa, stunning views and its own restaurant. There are plenty of outdoor activities available nearby for those in search of an action packed holiday. A great little find.Active Holiday - Various local hiking trails, cycling routes and ski slopes in the winterTotal relaxation - Make the most out of the on site spa and wellness centreGreat walks - Take in the stunning Pyrenees sceneryRemote - Off the beaten track.
AC Baqueira Hotel & Spa 69 rooms from $235Baqueira (Catalan Pyrenees)
In the Catalan resort of Baqueira in the Pyrenees (Spain's premier ski resort) is the smart Five Star AC Baqueira Hotel and Spa. Ideally situated at the foot of the slopes and 50m from the cable car. Contemporary, designer hotel. Cool suites and spa & built in night-life with two sophisticated barsBar - Suite Bar for night owls, with DJs and cool cocktails, Cigar Bar with log fire for chill out timeSkiing - Situated at the bottom of the slopes, just 50m from the cable car.Restaurant - Italian cuisine is served in the Restaurant Don GiovanniSuites - 31 spacious luxurious suitesRecommended by - Tablet
Torre del Remei 4 rooms from $271Catalonia
A beautiful small palace built in the style of Gaudi. A majestic setting between the Pyrenees. Stunning gardens, large contemporary classic rooms and suites, fabulous cuisine, and lots to do in the mountains. Family friendly, romantic, scenic, gourmet.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.Great walks - Good for walkers.Fishing - Excellent fishing nearby.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Hotel Val de Neu 120 rooms from $345Baqueira
Luxurious hotel just 50m from the ski lift. Large, cosy sitting room for relaxing with a drink and top notch spa & outdoor hot tub for easing weary limbs. Rooms are contemporary in style with plenty of exposed wood for an alpine feel. Various restaurant choices and one especially for kids!Skiing - World-class ski resort of Baqueira Beret. The hotel's just 50m from the lifts5* Luxury - Very high service standards.Swimming Pool - Indoor pool with various pampering and therapeutic jetsViews - Spectacular views across the Ruda Valley