A small family run guest house in the middle of the High Pyrenees region of South Western France. A region I only found by accident on my way from the Atlantic coast to the Mediterranean popping in via Lourdes. And yet one that made a huge impact on me. It's beautiful and very quiet......but then I like quiet.
The Hotel and restaurant of L'Aguelade at first seemed incidental to the main purpose of my visit but it turned out to be a little gem set in amongst the magnificent surrounding peaks and I'm glad that I found it.
The rooms are designed to be a bit 'trendy' where I would have preferred something more traditional but nevertheless perfectly comfortable and clean...wth free wifi and a tv.
The restaurant was excellent...well cooked traditional fare but with a modern twist. Not expensive either, very good value.
The family and staff were welcoming and helpful and made me feel that my stay should have been longer.
Whilst there I suggest that you take a drive up the local 'col' a couple of kilometres away but 1,000's of metres up..... ( the name eludes me but it was called "Marie Blanc"...it wasn't even on my satnav ! ) ...whilst up there have a drink or a crepe in the highest cafe I have ever found....it was a most unexpected pleasure. Plus being a stables , if you have kids, they can go for a ride amongst the sound of tinkling of cow bells...being virtually the only noise in this area of outstanding natural beauty.
This is a relaxing hotel in which to stay - to eat and sleep well.... and you can soon walk off those extra calories. My overall opinion was that this is great place well off the beaten track to visit.
As a post script to a previous reviewer's comments is that my experience after 5 weeks travelling in France was to avoid the coffee and drink the hot chocolate !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the heart of the Ossau Valley a staying at this charming hotel is recommanded,where scenery and comfort necessary for a perfect holiday are on offer since 3rd generation The decor and comfort of our cozy bedrooms recognized, necessary to savor those special moments. Free wifi access and Private parking Dont' forget a reservation in us restaurant, a rish cooking with authentic flavors will be offered ... more less
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