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1 chemin d'Olhonce, 64220 Saint Jean Pied de Port, France
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Maison Donamaria
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 5 weeks ago 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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Bunbury, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Jean Francois was the most outstanding host I have ever come across. What a gentleman. He met me at the train station , took me to the pilgrim's office, booked my first nights accommodation on the Camino, invited me to join his family for a home cooked meal all on my first evening. The next morning he assisted me with... More

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Darwin, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We stayed 2 nights with Jean woody in Sept 13 and were thoroughly pleased with our experience. And why not! Our host was full of information and tips for our walk. Beautiful gardens and delightfully positioned on a lovely river. Just remember, you need a coat to get into Jean Woodys house at night!

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The accommodation here is comfortable, stylish in a quirky but creative way, very clean and light and really quiet and refreshing. Set away from the bustle of the small town of St Jean Pied de Port, it is a pleasant walk along the river to go to and from the town and just far away so that you don't hear... More

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drogheda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stayed for one night before we set off on camino. Old world B&B nestled beside a brook with fab views of mountains. 5 min walk from centre via a lovely riverbank walkway and bridge but so quiet it seemed in the heart of the countryside. All mod cons provided and bed very comfortable. Our host was very welcoming and... More

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We recently stayed at Maison Donamaria in St.Jean Pied de Port. Jean-Francois was the consummate host and went out of his way to accommodate the needs of 2 weary and wet GR10 hikers....and the breakfast makes me drool when I think about it! He is knowledgeable about this area and very willing to share his expertise. Thanks to you again... More

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Wicklow
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We stayed in Maison Donamaria for one night before we started on our Camino adventure. The B&B is charming and Jean-Francois is a font of knowledge for the traveller and a charming man. The house is traditional with rooms that are clean, quiet and comfortable.

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Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I had the good luck to stay with Jean-Francois back in July, after a month of travelling. He is a most charming host and very eager to please his guests. Moreover he is a fountain of knowledge on many subjects, from local hiking trails to the history of the many ancient anvils that decorate his house. Donamaria is a classic... More

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Singapore
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18 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This place is obviously a labour of love for Jean Francois, which puts his stamp on the lovely traditional pays-basque house directly on the banks of the river. We got there after the end of crazy month-long rains and everything was blooming in the garden, and the air was divine. The room we had, off the main house, had windows... More

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Additional Information about Maison Donamaria

Address: 1 chemin d'Olhonce, 64220 Saint Jean Pied de Port, France
Location: France > Aquitaine > Pyrenees-Atlantiques > Basque Country > Saint Jean Pied de Port
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Jean Pied de Port
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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