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1 chemin d'Olhonce, 64220 Saint Jean Pied de Port, France
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Maison Donamaria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in the hotel with my Dad and my brother in June and it really made a great start to our Camino experience! The room was great and the beds were so comfortable. We also went in the pool which was so refreshing, but the best thing of all was the host. Jean-Francois attended to all our needs and... More

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La Chartre-sur-le-Loir, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I stayed two nights at Maison Donamaria, prior to starting the Camino de Santiago (by bicycle). What an excellent choice it proved to be: The location cannot be faulted, situated right on the river in a charming setting, and only a few minutes walk along the river into the centre of town. The house itself is lovely; a nicely-restored old... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Jean-Francois was a wonderful host when we stayed with him on the 11th of June. We were sorry that we had only booked one night. We were heading off on the Camino and had not realised there was so much on offer locally. Our host was a mine of information. The house and garden are wonderful and the host himself... More

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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We came to St Jean Pied du Port without any expectations or plans. We were just following a backroads driving tour. Within 24 hours we had experienced a small piece of the Camino, learned more about Basque culture, tasted wine from the local Irouleguy AOC, and eaten at some great restaurants. This is all thanks to our wonderful host Jean-Francoise.... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The genial Jean-Francois was a mine of information relating to the stage from St Jean to Roncesvalles and his house, full of varied and interesting items and books was a reflection of the man himself. The rooms were spacious and clean, the views fantastic and the beds were most comfortable. There may be others gems in St Jean but having... More

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Bergerac, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This is the perfect place to stay in St Jean Pied de Port. Just a few minutes stroll away from the town along the riverside path, brings you to Maison Donamaria. The owner is an exceptionally nice man, who as well as being a wonderful host, is a mine of information about the local area -whether you are looking for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

A wonderful discovery and such a lovely host as Jean-Francois took us into his home on the banks of the river just an easy five minute walk from the center of Saint-Jean. The photos on his web site do not do justice to the spacious and lovely rooms which are bigger than they appear online. Gorgeous breakfast room and lounge.... More

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Amalia, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We traveled as a family of five adults and one child in April. We had only booked one night which was a mistake, we wished we could have stayed longer. On arrival, Jean Francois met us at the door and apologized for being in work clothes as he'd been working in the garden. No need for an apology as he... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We arrived at St Jean pied de Port via transfer from Biarritz Airport by Express Bourricot (Caroline – excellent friendly service). We booked our overnight accommodation Maison Donamaria before starting our Camino walk the next day. Our host Jean Francois could not have been more helpful in terms of town geography for Camino Passports, last minute raingear etc. After getting... More

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Apple Hill, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

A very nice room, overlooking the river. A short and enjoyable walk to town (a bit difficult to find the first time). Jean-François is a wonderful host. We got a sense of this when we arrived and found him sorting out a family which had unfortunately made their reservations for the wrong month. JF soon found them lodging nearby. He... More

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Address: 1 chemin d'Olhonce, 64220 Saint Jean Pied de Port, France
Location: France > Aquitaine > Pyrenees-Atlantiques > Basque Country > Saint Jean Pied de Port
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This traditional Basque house is situated in a quiet spot along the banks of the river "La Nive." Five minutes will take you to the historic center of the village... ... more   less 
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