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“Ideal place to experience the Pyrenees”
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Amphitryon
Reviewed 25 June 2012

The perfect base for rides into the Pyrenees on our motorbike and walks into Oloron-Sainte-Marie. Our room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. Relaxing evenings, beginning with aperitifs in the garden, were shared with other guests and our hosts, Corinne and Patrick, who prepared delicious meals between them. Corinne and Patrick made everyone very welcome and we would certainly recommend the Amphitryon to anybody visiting the area.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 June 2012

Excellent in every way. Clean,comfortable accommodation with lovely evening meal shared with hosts Corinne & Patrick.Would be fine for lone travellers too as hosts are so welcoming & take care all guests are included in conversation at the table.Wonderful location for touring with motorbike. Would definately return to the area & to Amphitryon particularly.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 May 2012

Great location, easy access to the mountains and Spain.Then after a hard days touring to return to an evening with Patrick, Corinne and guests is so relaxing. Try speaking some French, or not as the hosts speak perfect English, but do join in at least once on your stay.
Patrick cooks the mains and Corinne specialises in the desserts. Good French cuisine.

We would like to return just to stay with Patrick and Corinne again let alone to revisit the stunning scenery in the area.
Merci beaucoup Patrick et Corinne, pour un sejour agreable.
Gary and viv

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

(stayed late April 2012)
Patrick and Corine - a lovely couple who cares for their guests well. Great advice is provided also for sightseeing around town and driving routes. They were sweet to accommodate our early morning (breakfast from before the usual 0800 hour) as we need to head to golf in Pau (about 30 minutes' drive from Oloron St Marie.)

We had a communication breakdown as PC broke down at their side in the last finalisation stage of arrangement but glad that the Oloron tourism office also helped with confirming our mails correspondences and put us back on track. They waited for us upon arrival - French election day.

We enjoyed the homely atmosphere, meeting with other guests during dinner time - couples from Italy, other French towns and a pilgrim gentleman on his way to Santiago de Comspostella. The area is a very quiet area. There is a grocery shop 'across' the street for water, fruits and other basic needs, if needed to.

Location: Great area to be in to explore Vallee d'Aspe and other routes towards Peyrenees
Amenities: hair dryer, hand soap, towels
Room: cleaned every 2 days, warm, homely with nice design
Meals: Magnificently homely and organic, not to mention, above all delicious. Dinner time begins from 2030 hour. Brief introduction to local cheese and wines are also. Juracon wines are good.

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すごく優しいなご夫婦です。 食事は家庭ふうで、とても美味しい、健康です。 夕飯は夜の8時半からです。 一匹猫と一匹犬もいます。すごくおとなしいです。 できたら、9月ごろのほうが もっといい観光の月です。

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

Whilst researching Oloron-Saint-Marie, we came across l'Amphitryon Chambers & Table d'Hotes on the web. Whilst all the reviews of the property we could find were in French we decided after consulting our French/English dictionary, to take a chance on the opportunity to stay somewhere we could also enjoy local cuisine with the host/s. We booked for Saturday 14 Jan 2012. Well, what a find!! we are still talking about our stay now we are back in Australia - it is one of the stand out memories and evening meal of our month in France. Patrick and Corrine are exceptional hosts. Full of information and very easy to ask questions of and both are fantastic cooks. The meal of brushetta type entree, pan fried canard and seasonal vegetables and local style pie accompanied by regional wines and finished with a wonderful sheep's cheese. We went to bed feeling satisfied but not full. We will surely be back next time we are in France and Patrick will probably have to put up with our presence for a week!

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

Patrick & Corinne couldn't have been more welcoming. We loved the food – every ingredient with its own narrative, mostly local – and the convivial atmosphere at mealtimes. Hosts who take a genuine interest in their guests, know the region and will talk you through the next day's walk are a great asset, too!

Very conveniently located for car tourists, well placed for excursions into the mountains or even to the coast. A peaceful spot in easy walking distance of the pleasant town centre.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

We booked to stay at Amphitryon for 1 night on 28th October 2011 via the Internet after good reports on TripAdvisor.

We arrived there at 15.45 alas nobody in, we tried several times to gain access and at 17.45 gave up - still nobody in - then went to find another hotel in Oloron St Marie.

Really disappointed and then we received a complaint from the owners - why were we not there!!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Amphitryon

Address: 23 Place Saint Pierre, 64400, Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Pyrenees-Atlantiques > Bearn-Basque Country > Bearn > Oloron-Sainte-Marie
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Oloron-Sainte-Marie
Price Range: £57 - £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our guest house is an ancient presbytery situated in the medieval quarter of OLORON STE MARIE. Possibility to relax in the parish priest'garden and to savour the fresh organic food ! Five rooms hight confort for a nice stay ... ... more   less 
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