"Best Western Continental, Pau - will visit again"
Arrived at hotel much earlier than expected - no trouble atall, room was ready. Room was tidy and clean - just what we needed for short stay. Staff were very helpful and although we only had one breakfast in hotel,(missed others because of oversleeping and early start back to airport) it was very nice. Hotel centrally situated, within walking distance of railway, chateau, restaurants, university (20 mins), all on level. No trouble to get to hotel from Pau airport - just exited airport and a taxi rank was outside - journey cost 22 euros. Excellent as there was a taxi space right outside of Hotel. Will definitely use this hotel again.
W from Somerset
Best Western Continental is a prestigious hotel situated in the city center of Pau , in Southwestern France, offering a …More
"Rural base in Paye Basque with good accessibility."
Mendi Alde is actually a collection of buildings which make up the hotel in the pleasant Basque village of Osses. The restaurant provides a good standard of cuisine, with outdoor areas onto a garden as well as a bar. The price of the stay was quite expensive - the most of any of our touring stops along the Pyrenees - but this may reflect the popularity of Paye Basque, particularly in July. Osses is situated in a flat valley bottom surrounded by tall hills and within short striking distance of the higher mountains and the Spanish border, as well as a comfortable drive to the coastal resorts. It is quite idyllic in its situation but appears also to be on a busy local commuter route, despite its very rural disposition. be careful when walking along the 'main' road - cars can suddenly appear from around the corner! We also visited some local villages - the architecture resembles Switzerland more than France and the Basque churches are unique internally. St-Étienne and St-Jean-pied-de-port are hill towns well worth visiting 30 mins drive away. If you are travelling eastwards from there you must take the high road through Esterencuby and through the Foret d'Iraty towards Larrau. The scenery is stunning, although the road is narrow and steep at times. Try to take the little road south through St-Jean from Arneguy on the French side - you follow a narrow valley with Spain within spitting distance on the opposite side. Magical.
Mark from Lancashire, UK
This family hotel situated in the heart of a charming village offers the ideal backdrop to fully discover the local …More
English-speaking staff were excellent when I was running late and missed the check in time, as they gave me perfect instructions over the phone.
Room was immaculate and a very good size, well maintained and laid out.
Location on edge of town made it easy to find, was well signposted too.
Breakfast was continental and decent, no restaurant attached so you'll need to head into town for some grub.
Our room on the third floor was recently refurbished and very much better than we would have expected for a 2 star hotel. Lift access was a bonus. The location is very central to the squares, old town, Boulevard des Pyrenees, the Castle and to many restaurants.
The continental breakfast was very adequate but there are many cafes nearby where a more interesting breakfast could probably be had for the same money.
The manager was very courteous and hard working and very helpful on reception, as a porter and as concierge.
Would recommend others staying there.
Car parking rates in the public car park were also very reasonable for overnight parking.
David from Adelaide South Australia
Hotel Le Bourbon enjoys a convenient location in the heart of Pau , facing the sunny and beautiful Place Clemenceau and …More
An excellent hotel with very pleasant staff...and the food was good too. I stayed at this hotel previously in 2011 and it was as good this time as it was then. My flights were delayed due to heavy snow but I was given the key code to get in at 2:30 am and my key was left on the desk. I had booked 2 nights - I was not sure about the weather - but the hotel were very accommodating and agreed informally that I could stay or go but eventually I stayed a 3rd night. Free WIFI helped me close my job and as an added bonus I walked to the Lindt factory shop close by and bought some chocolate. I traveled by taxi but the hotel had a good car park....and for the summer an outside swimming pool.
Arthur from Bristol, UK
Situated in Southwestern France, this 3 star hotel in Oloron-Sainte-Marie offers a great spot for your vacation. Just a …More
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