I would not hesitate to recommend the Au Primrose hotel as a perfect place to stay for anyone looking for a base to attack many of the classic Pyrenean climbs. We managed to cover the Hautacam, Gavarnie, Luz Ardiden, Soulor, Aubisque, Aspin, Spandelles and Tourmalet all from the Primrose during a 7 night stay. The quality of the food was fabulous with the chef producing a different 3 course menu every night. I would strongly recommend the additional pasta option for cyclists looking to take on extra carbohydrates each evening. The owner, Phillipe, and his wife could not have been more friendly and accommodating. The daily weather forecasts were extremely useful and usually spot on. I would also recommend a trip to the nearby Bath/Spa for a swim and some hydrotherapy but you will need to take swim trunks and not swim shorts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Open from May until October, Au Primerose is a family run comfortable 2 star hotel restaurant belonging to the Logis de France network. We are off the main street, in front of the Casino's big park and just down the road from the town centre. We have 26 sound proofed rooms all with en suite facilities, satellite TV, telephone, safe, alarm clock and hairdryer (on request from reception). Free access to Wireless Internet is available. ... more less