We intended to stay only 1 night in Pau en route from Bordeaux to the Pyrenees. Due to the floods in SW France mid June '13, we arrived earlier, and ended up staying 4 nights in this very friendly hotel. Their flexibility was extremely welcome.
Location perfect (15' from town; quiet; off-road parking).
Perfect owners / hosts
Clean and very cheerful.
As another reviewer noted, and I second:
"The only negative was that our en-suite did not have a door between it and the bedroom but a curtain to separate the two rooms, which was not as private as we would have wished!"
.. and another:
"We had terrible weather and Gabriel was very eager to suggest what we might do instead of walking in the mountains." Indeed: the owners went out of their way to chatter and provide ideas (and the loan of a local guide book) on how best to exploit the area.
Pau itself is steeped in Henry IV history, although you can take it or leave it. There's plenty more to see and do .. especially when the clouds clear!
All in all, it was an extremely positive experience - enough to make us go back and stay to explore further.. and perhaps finally reach the French Pyrenees, which were cut off this year. Here's hoping the people of Saint-Beat and Lourdes etc. have the resources to get this walking region back on the tourist map next year. "Courage"!
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