We cannot say enough positive things about this delightful hotel--more like a B&B--just 20 minutes' walking time from the historic section of Pau. Gabriel and Marie-Paule (plus Sam, their dog) made us feel right at home with conversation, good advice on transportation and sightseeing, and down-home friendliness. The hotel is on the busline to the historic area, so walking is not necessary, and there is also good-sized parking lot at the hotel if you have a car. The hotel rooms are simple and small, but adequate, and are well cared-for. There is free wi-fi, though ours was a bit spotty in the room. However, our hosts allowed us to sit in the breakfast room or small salon, where all worked fine. Breakfast was delicious, with a variety of items: the standard croissants and pains au chocolat, but also local cheese, yogurt, cereal, and fruit, plus two kinds of juice and of course hot-drink options.
Marie-Paule and Gabriel do all the work, from preparing and serving breakfast to cleaning the 20+ rooms. But they always have time for a talk (in French, German, or English) and advice.
The hotel is very convenient for getting out into the countryside or the mountains to the south (which you can see from the city on a clear day. All in all, a lovely and very affordable place to stay. My only recommendation would be that the rooms be equipped with small fans for hot weather--which we experienced (and which might be unusual).
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