Ithurria

Rue Principale, Ainhoa, 64250, France

A registered historic monument, this 17th-century Basque-style building was once a staging post on the fabled pilgrims' route to Santiago de Compostela, and today it still makes a fitting resting spot if you're doing a modern version of the pilgrimage or just need a stopover on your way deeper into the mountains. Comfy bedrooms are complemented by wood beams and antique accents; and the lovely garden and outdoor pool are just right for relaxing. The rustic dining room (closed Wednesday, no lunch Thursday except in July and August) combines inland game and fresh seafood from the Basque Coast in creative ways.

PROS

  • country charm
  • pretty grounds and pool
  • cheery family service

CONS

  • you'll understand why they call it luggage while hauling your gear from car to room
  • some room decor undistinguished

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Quiet
Near the mountain
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -05–59–29–92–11

HOTEL DETAILS

26 rooms, 2 apartments
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Apr. No meals

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