Located in the medieval village of Ortaffa, this B&B is a former winery and offers an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a Mediterranean garden with palm and olive trees. The coastal town of Collioure is located 11 mi away. The Pyrenees mountain range is a 90-minute drive away.

Guest rooms at Le Chai Catalan combine a traditional and modern decor and are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a DVD player. Each has a modern private bathroom offering a walk-in shower and a hairdryer.

A continental breakfast with juice, coffee or tea is served each morning in the dining room or in the garden during the summer months.

During their stay, guests have access to an atrium area offering books, board games and magazines. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the B&B.

Limited free parking is available on site and the B&B is located 7.5 mi from St-Cyprien. Perpignan and the Spanish border are both a 15-minute drive away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Le Chai Catalan has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Nov 24, 2011

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

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Hosted by Colin McWilliams

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Colin McWilliams
The Chai Catalan is an old wine cellar built onto the city wall of the medieval castle in Oftaffa, a small village close to Elne. The original building is 800 years old and has been renovated with originality yet with an eye to preserving the original character of the building and it origins. The building offers a modern and comfortable haven to unwind, a serene space where you can enjoy the walled garden or relax by the swimming pool. Your are assured a quiet and peaceful stay, yet you remain close to all the main tourist attractions, the sea, small villages and the mountains of the Pyrenees. Le Chai Catalan, located between Perpignan and Collioure. It is 12km from the sea, and is the ideal place to discover or French Catalonia. This is a beautiful region offering history, old towns, activities by the sea or in the mountains and the vibrant culture and good food and wines from the region. We are happy to offer advice to our guest to get the most from their stay. We offer a continental breakfast. The menu changes daily and our guests can enjoy hot drinks, fresh juice, breads and homemade jam, pastries and regional cakes, fresh fruit, yoghurt and on request, cheese and ham.
I was born in Ireland, and have travelled extensively abroad. Our family has spent the last 18 years living in Australia and we have relocated to this area in search of new adventures. My wife is french, my teenage children were born in Australia and we love meeting people and sharing stories and experiences. I have a passion for wines and good food, walking, climbing and photography. I have an extensive cellar of Australian and New Zealand wines which are offered for tasting by guests on request. We encourage you to come and stay, get to know us and let us help with any specific requests you may have. We aim to be flexible and to try assit in whatever way we can during your stay.
Ortaffa is a small village with a local shop, a small pizza place, and a bakery. The nearest town is the old regional capital Elne, which is 7minutes away by car and well worth a visit. Here you have a selection of places to eat and other amenities. There is a picturesque golf course 10 minutes away at Montescot, horse riding, and opportunities to taste local wine. The closest winery to us is 10 minutes from us, Chateau de L'ou, a well respected vigneron, which is open for wine tastings. For somewhere to swim to cool off during summer, or to walk, Lac de la Rahu is 12mins by car. By car there is easy access to many small villages ie Ceret with it's museums, and places of natural beauty. The costal town of Collioures is 20mins away and the Pyrenees 90mins by car
Languages spoken: English,French
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Amenities of Le Chai Catalan
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Secure parking
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
Safety & security
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Designated smoking area
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
    Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Seasonal (temporarily closed)
  • All ages welcome
  • Shallow end
  • Pool cover
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

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6:00 PM - 9:30 PM


8:30 AM - 10:00 AM


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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 2 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Cash only

This property only accepts cash payments.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 7:00 PM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

100% of the first night must be paid to the B&B before arrival:
-For French guests, this is a check payment, bank transfer or Paypal transfer.
-For international guests, this is a bank or Paypal transfer .

Swimming pool #1: Closed from Mon, Oct 05, 2020 until Mon, May 10, 2021

FAQs about Le Chai Catalan

  • The prices at Le Chai Catalan may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Check-in at Le Chai Catalan is from 6:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Le Chai Catalan by:

    • Car 20min

  • Le Chai Catalan is 500 feet from the center of Ortaffa.

  • Guests staying at Le Chai Catalan can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • Le Chai Catalan offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Swimming pool

  • Room options at Le Chai Catalan include:

    • Double
    • Triple