Arrived tired, hungry and grumpy, quiet the standard disposition for a middle aged man. Man on reception, spots my entrance. I feel he ignores me and continues to help and console some lost soul for the next ten minutes. I look at wife, she looks to me, eyes to heaven. Despite several attempts to make myself seen, louder, bigger, and noiser, the telephone conversation goes on and on. Perhaps he is talking directly to the Pope, I muse, after all it is Lourdes. Anyway, temper rising. Relax, you are here to reflect and review. Patience is a virtue. Make up my mind here we go this is going to be a disaster, receptionist is ignorant, and annoying. WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. The man behind the reception was very friendly, professional, good natured and helpful. The room was functional small, clean and appropriate. Indeed, the staff are excellent, professional, with a positive dispositions. The breakfast is solid and filling, even if the egg boiler presents timing challenges for us middle aged men. The location is excellent across the road and close to the grotto.
This hotel offers good value for money with a helpful, friendly staff. Give it a go. I will return. less