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Hotel Montilleul
Ranked #23 of 32 Hotels in Pau
Reviewed 20 July 2013

This is a clean, cozy bed and breakfast situated in Pau, a tiny historic city in the heart of Pyre´nee´s-Atlantiques, on the banks of Gave de Pau a tributary of the River Ardour. It is walking distance from the University of Pau as well.
The bed and breakfast is run by a wonderful couple, communicating with us in spite of our rather rudimentary French giving us a lots of information about the place and ways to get around, including lending us their detailed road maps, tips and warnings about weather, tour de France, other issues, in short treating us like family. The rooms are clean and functional including a good wi-fi; there’s free parking space in the front as well. We grew fond of this place and Monsieur et Madame, and will recommend to anyone who wishes to go to this part of the world.
A little bit about Pau: Pau is about an hour to a couple of hours drive from Lourdes, Gascon, Toulouse and the Parc National Des Pyrenees. A gorgeous medieval castle called Chateau de Pau where King Henry IV was born in 1553 is walking distance (20-30 min) from Hotel Montilleul. There are some really wonderful restaurants near this area as well.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

We stayed in the hotel for just one night on our way to Bordeaux. The hotel was in a good location, about a 20 minute walk from the main town of Pau. There was plenty of parking and the owner was very helpful. The room was quite small and basic but extremely clean and as we were only staying one night, it did not matter. The bed was comfortable. I would describe the hotel as quite quaint and rustic.

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!

Breakfast was typically French - croissants, jam, bread, cheese and ham and you got offered a choice of tea or coffee.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights whilst visiting the Pyrenees.
We were made to feel very welcome from the start. We had terrible weather and Gabriel was very eager to suggest what we might do instead of walking in the mountains.
The room was clean and quiet with a very reasonably priced breakfast. The free parking was a great help.
We drove into the centre of Pau on two evenings as the 20 minute walk in the rain was not appealing and found it easy to park at no cost.
We found that Pau is a very good base for visiting the Pyrenees and there are plenty of restaurants to choose from in the evening.
The owners really seem to care about their guests and take a pride in their hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

A great family-run hotel! Very nice owners and a big friendly dog too! The gentleman who owns/runs it can speak a little English and is very helpful. The hotel is quaint, clean and quiet. It is a great value for the money. Breakfast is optional, costs about 8 Euros extra, and well worth it. The hotel is about 20 minutes walk from the beautiful Chateau de Pau and there are many restaurants around that area. If you are arriving to Pau by train, you can hire a taxi to take you to the hotel for about 10 Euros, or you can take the p5 or t3 bus for 1 Euro, the bus stop is across the street from the train station and stops almost right in front of the hotel. You could walk to he hotel, but it's all uphill.

The location is best for those with their own transport or for those who are comfortable walking or taking the bus to/from restaurants and the train station.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 December 2012

We had a very pleasant one night stop at the Hotel Montilleul which is about 15 minute walk from the town centre. There is free parking on the hotel property. The room we had was a good size - they obviously vary as one would expect in an old building - with a large bathroom. It was comfortable and the free internet access was excellent.

The hotel is run by a very friendly couple who speak English well and were very understanding of our attempts to use the little French we have. Breakfast was good with the usual range of pastries, bread, cheese and jams.

We were given helpful instructions on how to find the town and where we might find nice restaurants. As a result we found a very pleasant restaurant in the commercial centre.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

This was our 3rd stay in Pau on our drive down to Spain. The hotel is easy to find, has free car parking and the husband and wife team that run it are very helpful.
Breakfast is excellent, choice of bread, cheeses, youghurts, fruit etc. Coffee espeically good.
You need to check in by 10pm at night as main door is locked so be aware of this.
The centre of Pau is a 20 minute walk away.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

We stayed for one night passing through to Spain. The rooms were on the small side, but we really only slept there so this wasn't a problem. If you had some large luggage it could be. The owner was friendly and readily gave directions to a local music festival that was on that night. The location was good and access to the city centre was either a 20 min walk or bus to the road alongside the hotel. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. Would use again for the night but perhaps not for an extended stay.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 47 avenue Jean Mermoz, 64000 Pau, Communaute d'Agglomeration Pau-Pyrenees, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Pyrenees-Atlantiques > Bearn-Basque Country > Communaute d'Agglomeration Pau-Pyrenees > Pau
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Ranked #23 of 32 Hotels in Pau
Price Range: £36 - £44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Montilleul 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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