Open early April to mid-November.
Salon, restaurant; veranda. Garden: terrace, heated swimming pool, tennis, river, fishing. Private parking nearby.
Yes, cots and extra beds available.
Yes, for EUR20 per night.
No smoking in the hotel.
Diners, MasterCard, Amex.
Standard double room from EUR120-EUR180, breakfast EUR16.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Near the Spanish border, in the remote Aldudes valley, this village is a key Basque folklore centre. Here, Pascal and Christine Arcé”s “beautiful country hotel”, by a trout river, is much admired. “Sublime location, very good value, one of our favourite hotels in France,” say guests. Others wrote: “Deeply wonderful: a centre of gourmet cooking which retains the character of an old-fashioned family-run auberge.” A three-generation group was treated with “great friendliness”. “Every detail lovingly attended to — pleasing room decor, copious breakfasts (fruit, eggs, etc).” Pascal Arcé, whose family have been here since 1870, wins 13 Gault Millau points for, eg, foie gras mi-cuit au Jurançon; croustillants de langoustines jus crémé au gingembre. “Service is friendly, informal. Interesting wines.” “In a week on demi-pension, we never had a repeated dish. Mme Arcé was superb: hands-on leadership of her all-woman team. Her staff are so well trained, so pleasant. The good was good, wholesome, not very innovative – just what we like.There is a large dining room, and a vine-covered terrace for outdoor meals. “Our spacious annexe room had interesting old furniture, a large balcony.” A “gorgeous” swimming pool, across a footbridge, stands in its own sunny garden. “Eccentric church bells” ring at night. Good walking in the hills.