We stayed for two nights, after enjoying all the other hotels in Ainhoa over the years. Unlike the others, whose buildings are often over 400 years old, the Argi-Eder is a purpose-built hotel, in the tradition of the local Basque houses. So its layout works really well (e.g. the first floor exit to the car park - convenient for dealing with luggage). We's had an excellent dinner at the Argi-Eder on our last stay in Ainhoa and liked its gardens and pool. The food remains excellent - drawing on Basque food traditions with a light hand. The sommelier's assistance with local wines to match our dinner choices was much appreciated. The breakfast choices were also outstanding.
Our two-room chambre privilege was a suite, very roomy and comfortable with two balconies looking over the garden.
The weather was rainy and stormy, we didn't use the pool and looked at the garden, rather than walking in it. If a hotel can be excellent in these circumstances, they are certainly doing well. My spouse's one regret was that it was too warm to try the hotel's lovely selection of old armagnacs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our family-run 4 stars hotel is located in a peaceful and quiet place at only 300 m of the Ainhoa center (one of the most beautiful villages in France). Traditional cooking in a modern way by Philippe Dottax, the young Chef. ... more less
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