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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As the start of our pilgrimage on the el Camino, this set a wonderful tone for the experience ahead. After staying only two days, we felt like we were stepping out the door of home, as the pilgrimage is intended. Dona Maria is a lovely b&b - spacious, bright, comfortable and being on the river is an added plus. We... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is very little that can be usefully added to all the outstanding reviews below. My 14 year old son and I chose to stay at this place before starting our Camino on the recommendation of so many other reviewers, and we were not disappointed on any aspect of our experience. The key to the quality of the experience is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maison Donamaria is a really nice place to stay when visiting SJPdP - a house with lots of character and charm just by the river and a very helpful, friendly charming Jean-Francois offering advice on whatever we asked. We only stayed here for one night on a road trip from Hossegor to San Sebastián but would definitely look no further... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here at the end of June prior to launching off on our Camino experience. Jean-Francois was as helpful, knowledgeable, and charming as the other reviewers have expressed. Maison Donamaria had tons of character with its furnishings and artwork from around the world, and was located quite conveniently along the river, just a short walk into town. Jean-Francois provided... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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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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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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