Stayed here for three nights following an uninspiring stay in Collioure on the Med coast. We drove for 250km not able to find a hotel of nice enough quality to want to stay at. We drove on and on and eventually arrived in St Girons. Having not consulted Trip Advisor before leaving Collioure (bad mistake), we came across this hotel by accident. We wanted a room with a 6ft bed so were shown a lovely room which was huge and had great bathroom. As we were so exhausted, I wished we had negotiated an even better price although the Manager/Proprietaire did offer a reduction for three nights. After taking a nice long bath with the very pleasant toiletries in the bathroom, we ventured down to dinner. The set menu was quite expensive and had a limited choice if you were staying for more than a couple of nights. Unfortunately, I wasn't informed that the amuse bouche was a langoustine 'liquid' and as I have a sensitivity to shellfish, I was ill for most of the night even after just taking one sip. The next night we ventured out hungry at 6.15pm after a long day in the mountains to be confronted with a tired town with every restaurant closed or not serving until 7pm. We like to eat at 6.30ish after long days so we were upset and ended up in McDonalds at St Lizier, a neighbouring town. Very disappointed. Why it is impossible to eat before 7pm remains a mystery to me. Never mind. The third night we tried the restaurant again, being one couple of only two others. Very quiet. Service very good. Same menu so had the same dishes as the first night - except the langoustines! The a la carte is truly expensive. The breakfast costs 12Euro and in my opinion, best avoided. The milk was full fat and warm and the bread rolls had a bitter taste and resembled hockey pucks. The local scenery is wonderful with many fantastic trips to be had in the Pyrenees mountains, especially Plateau de Beille, some 45km from the hotel. Worth getting a detailed map of the area so you can weedle out the smaller roads over the cols. Take care on the hairpin switchback bends for cyclists as these routes are often used by them as they like to follow the Tour de France trails.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the middle of the Pyrenean Mountains, in the heart of the Natural Park, one minute away from downtown Saint-Girons, the Hotel & Restaurant Eychenne welcomes you with lots of smile in a cosy atmosphere. All our clients are always surprised when they discover our hotel. We are located in a small street of Saint Girons, just next to downtown. Our facade is charming, but doesn't let people guess all the space we have to offer until they come in. At the entrance, in the hall and at the reception, everything is subject to photographs. One step inside, and people can feel like they are just travelling in time, apealed to an old style french hotel, very traditional, but with all the comfort of modernity... with more than 4000m2 of facilities! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eychenne Hotel St Girons