Hotel Parc Beaumont Pau MGallery by Sofitel
What We Love
- Most rooms have a terrace with views of the Pyrenees
- The underground Beauté Spa Bambou, with its pool, hot tub, sauna and Turkish steam bath
- Excellent service from the hotel staff, who go all out to make you comfortable
- Pets are permitted for an additional $20.50 per pet, per day
What To Know
- Parking in front of the hotel is free, but the underground garage costs $20 a day
- Most rooms overlook the park and mountains, but some have north-facing views over rooftops
- Pau is a historic town with a small, authentic feel. There are plenty of evening options, but don't come for the nightlife
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
The hotel’s curved glass structure sweeps around Pau’s Parc Beaumont, so the restaurant, café and balconies enjoy a view of the park and the snowcapped Pyrenees. Interiors are filled with warm colors, natural materials and plenty of texture. The feel is resolutely contemporary, with modern furnishings and walls adorned by large paintings or sculptures.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms are spacious and light, and many have mountain views from south-facing terraces. There is a careful emphasis on natural and local materials — parquet flooring, bespoke wooden and leather furniture, along with floral watercolors by a local artist — making for a modern but classic interior. The stone and marble tiles in many bathrooms are from the Pyrenees, and the soft, white bath linens are French-made. The bath products are by Carita, a brand also found in the spa.
The hotel’s local and seasonal restaurant, Le Jeu de Paume, is one of the most celebrated in Pau, while the Grand Prix café serves tasty snacks until midnight. Both look south over the park and have prime viewing positions for Pau’s annual grand prix, when, like Monaco, the town transforms itself into a bustling racetrack. For peace and quiet, the Beauté Spa Bambou, with its indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and Turkish steam room, is open until 10 p.m. and offers a full range of treatments (try one of the signature Carita or Decléor massages).
In the Area
Stroll through the park past the Palais Beaumont, a winter palace turned casino, toward Pau’s ancient château and museum. Take the Boulevard des Pyrénées and gaze down at the steep green slopes with their countless palm trees, and out at the tantalizingly close mountain peaks. Eat out in style at the Majestic, or enjoy local wine with tapas at the Au Grain de Raisin wine bar. Farther afield, just 50 minutes by car or 30 minutes by train, is the pilgrimage town of Lourdes. Want adventure? The Pyrenees are Pau’s playground; there are plenty of summer activities, and come wintertime the nearest ski resort is less than 90 minutes away.
How to Get There
A great hotel for business travel with all amenities catered for.
Staff were professional and friendly and all that I encountered spoke excellent English.
Rooms were of a good size, modern decor and bathrooms were well appointed. WiFi was also unproblematic.
The restaurant had a great food and drink selection and room service was also of a great quality.
Overall, I would hesitate to return to this hotel if I was in the area in the future.
This hotel is better than it appears in photos, everything about my stay here was perfection. The room was light,spacious and well designed with a large balcony overhanging the park and a distant view of the Pyrenees. The service was excellent as was the breakfast - huge choice which included gluten free options. I hope I will return one day.
Stayed here for a week and enjoyed every moment! My room was large and very comfortable and my bathroom was well equipped and luxurious. The layout of the room is very good with special touches to make you feel special. Chocolate on the pillow, a bottle of water every day really makes a difference.
The decor is charming too. The staff was excellent - very helpful to give directions, help with a hostess gift and met every need pleasantly. The food was delicious - I ate there several nights and the breakfast was great too. I did not have time to make use of the spa facilities but next time. I highly recommend it!
We stayed for 2 nights (27-28 Dec) - it's a wonderful hotel, (our 2nd visit, after gap of 12 years), rooms are spacious, staff are helpful and kind - food delicious, pool/spa area spotless and well designed. This visit we were given an upgrade to a junior suite :) The walk into centre of Pau (10-15 mins) is very easy - and good for the digestion!
Great place after a long day - excellent welcome at reception, wonderful service, all prim and proper, great amenities. Hotelrooms are spacious and comfi, all looking really good. And dont miss one of the restaurants, esp. the main (not the sports bar).
Breakfast is copius and just GOOD.