Our group of cyclists made of mainly couples alongside non-cycling partners arrived on 21/9 after a fairly non eventful journey from Market Harborough. We were told that the accommodation was basic but good, we were extremely & pleasantly surprised by just how brilliant the hotel was. We were greeted by Betty & her husband Pasko. The rooms were clean and adequately furnished. The views, as you would expect, were breathtaking. The cyclists went out everyday on medium to difficult rides and covered a vast distance. The non cyclists enjoyed a beautiful walk with a few steep hills down to the town of St Jean Pied De Port where a cup of coffee was followed by a meander around the cobbled streets finding little boutiques and spice shops. It was easy to find places to eat and have a small glass of wine!!! It was then a walk or ta I back to the hotel where we all re-grouped for drinks and swapping of tales of the days events. The evening meals were not a disappointed and Pasko certainly did us proud. Betty went above and beyond and was a real joy, lending maps and suggestions lunch venues etc. A truly fab place to stay and worthy of a visit. FYI lunch at Col de Gambia is a MUST, food fantastic and food marvellous. I have to say we were blessed with good weather but even so it is a place we would go to again.…
We stayed for a long weekend in a Family room for 4 people (2 adults, 2 children). Room overlooked the road, noisy even with double glazed windows, internal noise from other rooms and the corridor as well. Bathroom was very dated and really tiny. Breakfast was sparse, croissants stale, mouldy brioche. Ham and Egg was an additional €5 on top of €8 charged for breakfast. Really would not bother staying here.
Our room was immaculate and newly decorated with completely new bathroom, all lovely. The evening meal as before could not be faulted and at 21 euros for the three course ''menu terroir'' was excellent value. The bottle of Navarre red was very reasonable and a very good finish to a lovely meal. We would hope to be back
We had a one night stay here and we wished it could have been more. Our hosts were so welcoming, nothing was too much trouble, the position of the hotel is so ideal, and you can access the Route Napoleon from the hotel without going onto St Jean Pied de Port. But the real star is the food. I said at the time it was just so hard to choose from the selection on offer, it would be easier to stay a week and try it all. They deserve 3 cooking pots as a Logis rating for food not the 2 they have been given.
We had a great stay the night before we began the Camino de Santiago. Our dinner that night was outstanding. Our hosts could not have been more lovely. Our accommodations were perfect. It was easy to walk to St. Jean and then on the morning of the start we took a taxi to the start.