Great location, but needs work
27/05/2018 Justinm759, Poole, United Kingdom
We stayed in Pau during our motorcycle tour of Spain and France, after a slightly protracted route due to the Pau Grand Prix, we arrived at the hotel and were able to park in the hotel's secure underg... more
We stayed in Pau during our motorcycle tour of Spain and France, after a slightly protracted route due to the Pau Grand Prix, we arrived at the hotel and were able to park in the hotel's secure underground car park, which is just 100 yards up the road.
The staff in the hotel were friendly and vey helpful and the hotel has much charm, however there are many signs that it is now in need of a refurbishment.
Our room, which incidentally was completely circular was huge, but the carpet showed signs of being threadbare and the mattress was at the end of its useful life and had completely sunken into the middle. On the positives, the bathroom has a nice bath with shower over and a separate toilet, however neither us or our travelling companions were able to get the water hot enough to enjoy a bath after a day of riding through rain.
Breakfast was good, typical French fare, with the addition of sausages and scrambled eggs which were tasty.
The best part of the hotel is its position in the town, step outside of the hotel and everything is within a very easy walking distance, luckily for us as the rain continued to pour through the evening, so finding a bar and restaurant didn't leave us soaked to the skin for a second time that day.
If I heard that the hotel had been refurbished, I would definitely visit again, but for now, my next visit will see me seeking a room elsewhere. less