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Rue Du Trinquet, 64220, Saint Jean Pied de Port, France
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
57 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I think the Hotel is 280 years old. So, no lift available. Hard work without a Porter to lift your bags up two flights of stairs. Room was old too and a little run down. What can you expect ? The food in their restaurant was okay. The location in the village is good. The river's weir is right outside... More

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We stayed at the Central Hotel in St Jean Pied de Port on the first day of our Camino. The hotel is very central and the building is lovely. We especially liked the floor boards and steps in the hotel. The room we had was a bit basic. The double bed was hard but tired in the middle. The shower... More

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Canberra Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Hotel Central prior to walking the Camino Frances. The staff were wonderfully welcoming and helpful. The building is amazing and rooms were great. We were very impressed that the room had a bath and was a great way to relax muscles before setting off into the Pyrenees the next day. The hotel is located conveniently to explore... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We didnt book and had no problem getting a table. The restaurant is located next to the river running through the town and it was such a pleasure to sit and listen to the water. The staff were lovely and could not do enough for us. The food was fantastic, I would recommend the trout which was fabulously cooked. The... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Hotel Central is clean, central (does what it says on the tin!) and staffed by friendly, helpful people in all roles. It's a bit basic - no hairdryer in the room, for example - but it has everything else you want from a hotel. Parking in front of the hotel is free and breakfast ok. NB; not very accessible for... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My friend and I trained down from Paris for a long weekend- not the easiest trip to be sure- but we were glad to be greeted at Hotel Central by clean rooms and a fun view out onto the river. The people downstairs were very helpful, directing us not only to the tourism office but also to a place to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

... you'd better book, because otherwise you'll be kept waiting - & waiting. Despite repeated promises of a table on the terrace "in 30 minutes", empty tables remained uncleared. After 50 minutes, our polite inquiries (in French - & we were well dressed too), resulted in being commanded by Madame the Maître d'H to "Soyez sage". At this point we... More

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West London
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18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

Perfectly located family-run hotel steeped in tradition. The hotel restaurant is good, especially on a warm evening outside on the terrace overlooking the river. Another eating option: coming out of the hotel if you turn immediately right, cross the road and go through the old archway there is a restaurant on your left, set back a little, that was absolutely... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

The town was razed to the ground in 1177 and rebuilt, later with the ramparts and citidel still in use today. At the foot of an important pass through the Pyrenees, Pied de Port (foot of the pass), it was frequently the site of battles between the French and the Spanish. The hotel has the best location in town, next... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
31 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2010

This 250 year old hotel does not have many frills but a lot of character. As for a room on the river side - the sound of rushing water was incredibly soothing throughout the night. The rooms were spacious and comfortable; the en suites were less good but adequate. The location is excellent, right beside the old part of this... More

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Address: Rue Du Trinquet, 64220, Saint Jean Pied de Port, France
Location: France > Aquitaine > Pyrenees-Atlantiques > Basque Country > Saint Jean Pied de Port
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Saint Jean Pied de Port

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