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“Primerose path in the Pyrenees”
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Au Primerose Hotel
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Argeles-Gazost
Certificate of Excellence
Cork, Ireland
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Primerose path in the Pyrenees”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

For a warm welcome, excellent rooms at a very reasonable price, superb location in a pretty town at gateway to the Pyrenees, and helpful information on where to go, what to see - and great for cyclists - you will find this hotal hard to beat. Philippe and Valerie Castellini are born hoteliers, welcoming new guests like old friends, and returning guests (me!) like family. Evening meal is simple, French, and excellent value - menu is posted up that morning, giving plenty of time for you to decide if you want to dine inhouse or elsewhere. Philippe speaks English too. There is no pool, but I could not clear this item rating when I clicked it by accident!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with balcony - 215 is good, if you can get it.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

We, a group of 17 cyclists, stayed at Au Primerose in June 2014. We specially enjoyed the friendly atmosphere, adapted meals with pasta buffet, clean and comfortable rooms, bike storage. We travelled from east to west through the Pyrenées and this was by far our best hotel. Philippe even gave us a short update of the weather conditions during breakfast. We recommend this hotel to everyone !

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 June 2014

I would not hesitate to recommend the Au Primrose hotel as a perfect place to stay for anyone looking for a base to attack many of the classic Pyrenean climbs. We managed to cover the Hautacam, Gavarnie, Luz Ardiden, Soulor, Aubisque, Aspin, Spandelles and Tourmalet all from the Primrose during a 7 night stay. The quality of the food was fabulous with the chef producing a different 3 course menu every night. I would strongly recommend the additional pasta option for cyclists looking to take on extra carbohydrates each evening. The owner, Phillipe, and his wife could not have been more friendly and accommodating. The daily weather forecasts were extremely useful and usually spot on. I would also recommend a trip to the nearby Bath/Spa for a swim and some hydrotherapy but you will need to take swim trunks and not swim shorts.

Room Tip: The rooms with a balcony facing the Hautacam are great for views and drying out clothes.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

A fantastic hotel, with an incredible level of personal service. There's even a bike storage basement with everything a cyclist will need, from hooks to store your bike on, storage for bike boxes, clean cloths for bike cleaning, tools, etc.
A great place to stay. I'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Driehuis, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

If you are a cyclist and looking for a great stay in the Pyrenees I can strongly recommend Au Primerose!Together with 11 friends I stayed in this hotel in June 2013 and it was really pleasant: good service, pasta meal at 16 o'clock and fine dinner in the evening.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

This visit in July 2013 was our second stay at hotel Au Primerose, the last one being for 5 days in 2011. Although this was a shorter stay, it was just as good. Philipe is a wonderful host and very helpful. The hotel is in a great position and has everything you need or could want as a cyclist (but would also be great for non-cyclists). The hotel is great value and a good place to meet other cycling guests. If you are looking for a cycling base in this area of the Pyrenees, I doubt you can beat it and it certainly is a great area.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank LJOld
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

For a cycling holiday, location couldn't be better. No matter which road you choose from the hotel, you'll be going uphill soon. Big uphill. (Well, it's a matter of taste...).

Service is friendly and genuine, owners are very helpful. Food (breakfast & dinner) is tasty and excellent value for money. Rooms are a bit outdated, but clean and fittings in good condition.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Au Primerose Hotel
Address: 23 rue de l Yser, 65400 Argeles-Gazost, France
Region: France > Occitanie > Hautes-Pyrenees > Argeles-Gazost
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Argeles-Gazost
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Au Primerose Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Open from May until October, Au Primerose is a family run comfortable 2 star hotel restaurant belonging to the Logis de France network. We are off the main street, in front of the Casino's big park and just down the road from the town centre. We have 26 sound proofed rooms all with en suite facilities, satellite TV, telephone, safe, alarm clock and hairdryer (on request from reception). Free access to Wireless Internet is available. ... more   less 
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