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
- 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
Next to the park with an amazing staff! Large room with a balcony, separate vanity, two closets so plenty of room to be very comfortable . The fitness room is very nice and the breakfast was super. This is the best hotel in Pau. Can't wait to come back!
I stayed in this hotel for four nights for a business trip. This is a comfortable hotel overlooking the Pyrenees and the Beaumont Park. It is located at the edge of town and you'd need a pleasant walk of about 15 mins to get to the old city centre.
The rooms are modern, quite spacey and nicely decorated.Very comfortable large bed and linens and very clean bathroom. Staff are very friendly, courteous, polite and efficient. Breakfast in the main restaurant provided a good range of choice and fresh products and all options were regularly replenished.
Overall it was a pleasant experience. I will certainly come back if I visit this area again.
Whilst the hotel is modern it is well designed with lovely rooms and balconies overlooking the Pyrénées . We came here 3 years ago and were not disappointed on our return. It misses some of the trappings of a 5 star hotel with no consierge or porter on hand on arrival. No valet parking but then the car park is right at the entrance. The bar is great with a nice terrace and friendly bar staff and excellent bistro type meals well prepared and presented. The wine list for the bar and restaurant is phenomenal !
The restaurant is excellent haut cuisine . Room service is prompt but missing a little in attention to detail so make sure you check the tray before the waiter goes. Also they will tend to leave it without setting it up so catch them on this. The spa is great with excellent treatments and good facilities.
Overall however it is a perfect place to stay to visit Pau and the surrounding area
I stayed in this hotel for one night for business trip. I liked the hotel it is very enjoyable and relaxed. I loved wooden floors you feel you are in country side. The breakfast was good. Also my room was excellent. I highly recommend
Stayed at the Beaumont for a week. The 5 stars are here. Service is good, reasonably quick and present, especially at the reception. The facility is clean and well maintained. The room I had is renovated with a nice space organization. The bathroom is open both on the entrance corridor and the bed with sliding glass doors. This gives space and light.
Nice view on the park Beaumont. Only annoyance, our noisy "neighbors" with their love songs in the pond nearby. Frogs!
A comment: the youthism recruitment culture. Although the personnel supplies a high level standard service, they lack this subtil intuition and attention more senior staff provides. But, indeed, it's more expensive.