Staying at the Best Budget Hotel in Andorra: Residencia Nuria in Escaldes Engordany.

Hotel Residencia Nuria - Best Budget Hotel in Andorra

Hotel Residencia Nuria – Best Budget Hotel in Andorra

As a long term traveller who works on the move and aims to help others travel, there’s always a part of me thinking “where can I stay in Andorra that will help my readers budget in this country?” and so a quick online check revealed the best budget hotel yet still pure luxury (standard in Andorra!). It was the Hotel Residencia Nuria. It’s not situated in the capital city of Andorra La Vella, but in the neighbouring town Escaldes Engordany and was my base while exploring Andorra. After getting my border bus from Barcelona Airport to Andorra, I got dropped off at the top of the street and went to check in.

backpacking andorra

Backpacking in Escaldes Engordany, Andorra.

Quite simply Andorra exceeded all expectations I had of it, and has definitely made me think about returning here someday. One of the key factors in that was the Hotel I stayed in. A perfect base. Here are my favourite 5 things about the Hotel Residencia Nuria.

Backpacking in Andorra: Staying at Hotel Residencia Nuria

Backpacking in Andorra: Staying at Hotel Residencia Nuria

1. Excellent Rooms
Believe it or not, this was the first hotel in Europe I had stayed in for almost 6 years (the previous one was actually the San Pierre Park in Guernsey in 2009!). In the intervening years I had only stayed in hostels and with friends and family on my few visits back to Europe. So imagine my shock when I saw my excellent room. Comfy beds, great views of the street, sockets that worked (remember I was used to power cuts in Central America) and best of all hot water in the shower so I could actually feel clean for once.

My room at Hotel Residencia Nuria.

My room at Hotel Residencia Nuria.

Tidy ensuite with hot water!

Tidy ensuite with hot water!

My room - 31

My room – 31

2. Fast Wi-Fi in Every Room
I loved the novelty of this – yes some Central American hostels had been great for wi-fi but here at Residencia Nuria, the wifi worked constantly and worked fast. It was good to be back in Europe. Great view to get some work done to as well.

Wifi with this view

Wifi with this view

3. Breakfast Included
Hotel Residencia includes breakfast in the room rate and I loved the coffee, orange juice and cheese baguette. One confession though, the first morning, I slept in as I hadn’t slept in a bed in about 3 days and missed my breakfast!!

Enjoying my breakfast at Residencia Nuria

Enjoying my breakfast at Residencia Nuria

Fab breakfast at Residencia Nuria in Escaldes Engordany, Andorra.

Fab breakfast at Residencia Nuria in Escaldes Engordany, Andorra.

4. Great Staff
I was made to feel at home by Carlos, Gloria and Lola. Carlos and Gloria run the hotel and are a very friendly couple. Lola is the resident West African bird and in many ways is the star of the show.

With Gloria and Carlos

With Gloria and Carlos

Just after I took a picture of Lola, she mimicked the noise my camera makes when it clicks! I was laughing so much!

Carlos and Lola!

Carlos and Lola!

5. Perfect Location
Hotel Residencia Nuria is the perfect location for me, because it’s in the heart of the town Escaldes Engordany and right next to the capital Andorra La Vella. You’re just 5 minutes walk from Caldea, the best Spa centre in Europe and just a few minutes walk from the main pedestrian street in Escaldes Engordany – lots of cafes, bars and restaurants.

View out my window

View out my window

Quiet Street

Quiet Street

Arrival in Andorra with my Goodie bag of information on Andorra.

Arrival in Andorra with my Goodie bag of information on Andorra.

The main square and street in Escaldes Engordany - just 5 minutes walk.

The main square and street in Escaldes Engordany – just 5 minutes walk.

Here are the details for booking Hotel Residencia Nuria in Andorra:
Book Hotel Residencia Nuria on Agoda
Located in the city center, Carrer Santa Anna, 11 Escaldes Vella on a quiet street 100 meters from the main avenue Charlemagne and the bus stop access to all ski resorts, 5 minutes walk the spa Caldea.
Phone: (+376) 821 572
Email: info@residencia-nuria.com

My videos from Hotel Residencia Nuria:

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8 Responses to Staying at the Best Budget Hotel in Andorra: Residencia Nuria in Escaldes Engordany.

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  4. Martin says:

    Hey Johnny

    All the cheaper hotels in Andorra are all in the Marfany part of the country. Its kinda amazing how one minute your walking in Andorra La Vella and the next minute your in the Marfany part of town

    The hotel you stayed at is allot similar to the one i visited. Andorra has some of the cheapest hotel rooms in Europe

    this is the one i stay at http://www.hotelmarfany.cat/

  5. Jonny Blair says:

    Thanks for the comment Martin. Yes this hotel I stayed in was in Escaldes Engordany, don’t think I remember the Marfany area though, but I was 10 minutes walk from the capital, yet staying in another town! There is one hostel there now too – for bikers. Safe travels. Jonny

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  7. alfy says:

    Tips and tricks for saving money when booking a Hotel… Use Vtrigo Vacation Planner – This is another great option for finding cheap Tours and Hotels at a very low price Download it AT Cheap tours.

  8. Jonny Blair says:

    Hi Alfy, thanks for the tips. Andorra was excellent. Safe travels. Jonny

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