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“Top of the Two Star hotels - worth a detour” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Restaurant Etchemaite
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   64560 Larrau, France   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Larrau
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“Top of the Two Star hotels - worth a detour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

This hotel in various guises has been around a long time. Its current management is good. For a 2* place, its food is brilliant and great care is taken with service. We had a top floor small room with a balcony and view down the valley. Money has been spent: good TV, decent bathroom, WiFi everywhere, enlarged dining area with glorious picture windows.

This is a walkers hotel. They seem to accept short stay is the norm - but midweek it was busy and thriving - and deservedly so. Do not expect 'gold plate': remember it is 2*, but given how deep into the Pyrenees and Basque country this hotel is, it is very good indeed.

You WILL find niggles, lighting and furniture is minimal and tight, breakfast is a bit limited but lunch and dinner were superb. The staff were helpful with suggestions for knackering walks. Bathing water on your return is piping hot. Few English visit and we were made very welcome.

It is mid-priced for what it provides. Definitely worth a detour.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2006

I stayed at this hotel with my girlfriend for 2 nights as part of a summer holiday in the Basque Pyrenees region. Being students, we booked fairly inexpensive hotels, but after researching them well on the web. This hotel appeared highly recommended, but turned out to be even better than expected. It's in the middle of the little, quiet village of Larrau, off the tourist route, but perfect for countryside-lovers wanting some peace and quiet amongst beautiful scenery. The view from the balcony of our room was absolutely stunning! The room itself was nothing extravagant, but smart and clean. The best part, however, was the food - we stayed on a half-board basis, and the dinners were absolutely amazing. Now I've stayed at some very nice hotels in France but the first meal I had here was possibly the best I've ever had. I dread to think what we'd have paid for all this back in England; make no mistake about it, this is a bargain, and I've been recommending it far and wide...

  • Stayed June 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 64560 Larrau, France
Location: France > Aquitaine > Pyrenees-Atlantiques > Basque Country > Larrau
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Larrau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Restaurant Etchemaite 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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