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  • Expensive, but quality dining in Andorra, Soldeu Resort
    It is a nice building, lovely solid log-built mega cabin if you like; and the reception has that rarefied air you get in 5 star hotels, nodding receptionist, moody lighting and expensive architectural magazines casually lying around. If that's your thing (and who doesn't fancy that once and while) then read on.

    There are two restaurants here; you go downstairs for this one, and the other (I think marginally cheaper) is to the right from the main entrance on the same level.

    Service is excellent as you'd expect; English is spoken well, and you're treated with the utmost respect. Jackets off please, and enjoy the attention.

    When there is daylight in the evening, and during winter lunchtimes of course you can get a great view of the pistes very close, on the other side of the steep valley. Would be good for rich grandparents to dine and look out for their offspring and so on.

    We had the Fois Gras and Senyoret rice to start - the rice is good: very much like Valencian Paella (there was a lot and was a bit heavy for one person I glad the wife was helping me out), and the Fois was nothing to write about I'm afraid - maybe the taste was overriding by the saltiness of the rice.

    Mains we had Pulpo (octopus) and mini-cuttlefish. These seafoody dishes are the cheapest on the menu in many places in Andorra (this one was no exception), and I do like them now (after 10 years of living in Iberia), as they are very low in fat and I love the taste. The taste is acquired - no way would we have ordered these 10 years ago - and I suspect the pulpo served here which has a somewhat smoky tinge is probably a good property; but at the moment I do prefer a slightly softer favour which is available in less expensive restaurants.

    The meal came with excellent pre-starter nibbles and breads - lay off the bread if you having the Rice as that is a BIG first plate.

    Overall probably a winner if you in Soldeu and have some cash to burn for a top end experience. I wouldn't bother coming all the way up here from La Vella as there are excellent options down there; unless you particularly want to see the slopes or have some other reason to be here.
    • The bill
    • Fois Gras
    • Sumptuous surroundings.  Not a particularly big restaurant, maybe 20 tables.
    • Pre-starter nibbles.
    • The Menu
    • Rice dish
    • View of the pistes
    • Exterior main entrance
    • Mini-cuttlefish
    • 40s
    • Male
    • Father
    • Married
    • No Disability
    Review Score: 0

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  • Great stay
    I stayed at the NH Hotel in January 2016, when I was waiting to climb Aconcagua. I’ve spent three nights here with my climbing group and had a great stay. The rooms and breakfast were great and I must say the computers in the lobby are a great plus for guests like me, who had no other options to stay in contact with family and friends at home. The location of the hotel is in the city center, so it’s easy to reach the best places in Mendoza. Only the city park is quite a walk, but still doable. I would stay here again if I traveled to Mendoza again.
    • 30s
    • Male
    • No Kids
    • Single
    • No Disability
    Review Score: 0

    To read more Hotel NH Cordillera Mendoza

  • Most scenic train journey I ever took!
    The Jacobite steamtrain going from Fort William to Mallaig is probably best known as the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter movies. However, this train journey is regarded as one of the most scenic in the world. You will travel through the Scottish Highlands and the highlight is, without doubt, the Glenfinnan Viaduct. It’s not only a great journey if you have kids or are a Harry Potter fan. If you plan to take this journey, you can buy tickets at the Fort William train station, but it is recommended to book your seats in advance online, since they do sell out quickly. It’s a great experience, and it would be a shame not to be able to do it.
    • Jacobite
    • 30s
    • Male
    • No Kids
    • Single
    • No Disability
    Review Score: 0

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  • Great chocolate cake!
    We had some windy and rainy weather when visiting Dingle peninsula in May 2017. It led us to to Sammy’s restaurant on Inch beach, for a hot cup of chocolate and some cake. I’m not much of a cake eater, but I simply couldn’t resist the chocolate cake I saw after the display. A piece of cake is not cheap but you get big portions and it’s absolutely delicious!There is a surfclub nearby, so in good weather you can hit the waves and buy yourself a well-earned piece of cake afterwards, or like in our case, if the weather is bad, you can wait for the rain to stop while enjoying some pie with view on the ocean.
    • 30s
    • Male
    • No Kids
    • Single
    • No Disability
    Review Score: 0

    To read more Sammys Restaurant

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