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
We love this wonderful hotel and will definitely use as our stop off on our drive down to our house in Spain always. It’s absolutely beautiful and the staff are all so lovely. We were very kindly upgraded again to a park view with a beautiful balcony. The room is large and wonderfully appointed. On site parking and perfectly located. We travel with our dog and they make her so welcome. She’s fast becoming very accustomed to this gorgeous five star hotel!
Fab location next to the park, ideal for those travelling with dogs. Staff very friendly and helpful. While the restaurant is expensive, the food is excellent. The bar food is a great alternative too. We stayed in a basic room without a balcony which was comfortable and much cheaper but if you can afford it, go for the balcony! Parking easy and it's about 1km from the chateau with plenty of wine bars and restaurants nearby.
While this hotel is not exactly in the old town center it is located on a beautiful park, and only about 5 minutes walk to the town center. There is ample parking, the staff is fantastic. ( Many speak English), and the rooms are extremely clean. Our first room looked over the residential homes in the area, ( very nice,) but they moved us to a park view room with a balcony, even better. I would recommend this place to any of my friends.