Hotel Katmandu, Pas de la Casa
Fantastic hotel in an enviable location and complete with a rooftop terrace with fabulous views across the resort!
- Half Board
- Just 4 Minutes' Walk To The Lifts, Ski School & Nursery Slopes
- Ski Storage Room
- Free Wi-fi
Hotel Katmandu is situated on the Carrer Catalunya, metres from the French border. Conveniently, it’s in the centre of resort, next door to a selection of cafés and restaurants (those golden arches aren’t too far either), shops and even a couple of supermarkets. In the mornings, head straight over and down the Carrer Bearn to the slopes – it’s no less than a 5-minute walk away – then catch a ride up to the snowy peaks of the Grandvalira.
All rooms have a flatscreen TV with UK channels, free WiFi and hairdryer.
Triple Room - sleeps 2-3: Twin beds, single bed, private shower and WC.
· Adelita tex-mex restaurant · bar · ski storage room · free WiFi in public areas · lift to all floors
· cold continental buffet breakfast · Dine Around evening meals - five nights taken at the Snow House restaurant (at the Hotel de les Pistes, next door) and two nights taken in either the onsite Adelita tex-mex restaurant or the Bianca Pizzeria (at the Hotel de les Pistes, next door) - dinner is served between 5.30-8.30pm · Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve gala dinners are included
About Pas de la Casa
Set high on the border into France, Pas de la Casa really does feel like a frontier town. Loads of French and British descend, looking for tax-free bargains and plenty of cheap booze, and this makes the après-ski extremely lively. It's tacky and rather ugly, but serves a purpose, while the snow record in the Grandvalira ski area is excellent. Pas de la Casa is an ideal winter package holiday for 16-25 year olds on a tight budget. The skiing itself, which covers the linked areas of Grau Roig and Soldeu, is the largest in the Pyrenees, with 150km of pistes. It caters mostly to easy cruising, while boarders are much in evidence on the slopes.
There are all sorts of accommodation, from apartments to hotels, most of which you can ski to. These serve the various clientele, the young in the former, families in the latter. On-piste restaurants are better in Grau Roig, but most are no more than snack bars. The resort eateries are generally Spanish in cuisine and are largely cheap and cheerful.
Pas de la Casa is easy to knock if you are looking for bags of Alpine charm. But, if you want to have effortless skiing and lots of nightlife, it makes a cheap and understandably popular destination. It is, however, a long transfer from Barcelona or Toulouse.
Good For Snowboarding
Large Ski Area
Lively Night Life
Lively and Young
Torch Light Descents
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