3 stars

Run by a lovely British couple, the Hotel Palarine will give a completely different feel to your ski break than any other accommodation in Arinsal. Located in Erts, it's just a 5 minute bus ride to the main gondola and Arinsal resort centre.The hotel is a favourite among Crystal customers, thanks to rooms which are furnished to be perfectly suited to a ski holiday - spacious, traditional and nicely decorated.The wonderful restaurant and bar are an unexpected treat, with a playful south-east Asian theme running through. Breakfast is plentiful and decidedly British, with several cooked options to choose from as well as the usual continental offerings.

All rooms have a flatscreen satellite TV with UK channels, WiFi and hairdryer.Triple room - sleeps 2-3: With private bath, shower and WC.Quad room - sleeps 2-4: With private bath, shower and WC.Twin/double room - sleeps 2: With private bath, shower and WC.Sole occupancy is available at a supplement on request.

Bambú après bar with HD Sky TV, open fireplace and varied entertainment programme including live music and magic Playstation 3 consoles extra charge for Bambú Oriental restaurant seating area with TV in reception board games available extra charge (€6 per person per day) for use of the spa in the nearby Ordino sports centre free evening hotel-run shuttle bus to the resort centre (times vary depending on demand) free WiFi 36 bedrooms lift to all floors

5 minutes' bus ride to the lifts ski bus stop outside 20 minutes' walk to the resort centre and gondola

hot and cold buffet breakfast 3-course buffet-style evening meals with a choice of main course and daily salad, starter and dessert buffets themed buffet evenings including Tex-Mex, Chinese, Indian, Italian and a Sunday roast New Year's Eve gala dinner and fancy dress party included (house wine, cava, beer, standard spirits and soft drinks included)