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Reviews of Hotel Altica Pau 2 stars

1 rue de Tiredous, Boulevard Olof Palme, 64000 Pau, France

#19 of 42 hotels in Pau

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Review score

Based on 355 hotel reviews

8.3

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.4

  • Comfort

    8

  • Location

    8.4

  • Facilities

    7.8

  • Staff

    8.8

  • Value for money

    8.6

  • Free WiFi

    8

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  • Reviewed: 7 July 2018

    10
    Silver fox
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room (1 - 2 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    In the bathroom it appeared we had the end rolls of toilet paper. Which is ok.! But it seemed the hotel couldn't afford a holder to put them on So they were left on top of the system where they could easily fall in the loo. The hotel room was very small. But ok for an over night stay Easy to find but too far away to see the city Not recommended if you want to sight see.

    The receptionist had a really good sense of humour. Which after a long HOT journey made it all worth while.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 July 2018

    7.1
    Good for one night rest
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room (1 - 2 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night

    In the shower there were stains on the shower curtain, not so clean.

    Good room, not too far from the highway. Perfect to stay for one night rest before continueing our trip to the south.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 February 2018

    8.8
    Excellent
    • With a pet
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night

    The only down was not really the hotels fault, the last occupant of our room had been smoking and it really smelt of cigarettes.

    Very friendly receptionist and a lovely surprise goody bag for our small dog was a lovely touch. The Continental breakfast was superb. Will stay again when travelling in the area.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 November 2017

    7.9
    Good value for money, but unless you have a car it's a 10min walk to P5 or P6 buses to city centre
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room (1 - 2 Adults)
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Room gloomy with no central light, one bedside lamp not working (rectified during stay), bathroom cramped and gloomy, loo paper very thin (!), standard dispenser soap at sink and in shower. No extras.

    Staff very friendly and helpful - even with my limited French! Good continental breadfast with huge croissants, good cheeses and hams, never-ending hot chocolate, good selection of breads. Very good value for money overall.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 October 2017

    10
    Couldn’t want for better !
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Automatic reception because it was the weekend. But we were saved from the horrors of automated entry by the young receptionist who opened up and explained everything to us. Fortunate he was there as we were not warned of this by Booking.com !!!

    Helpful and friendly welcome by the one member of staff who was on his own ( it was a Saturday). He went out of his way to give us advice about where to eat. / what to see etc.. Breakfast splendid. One of the best in selection and presentation we have ever encountered.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 June 2017

    10
    Always good
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room (1 - 2 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night

    I cannot think of anything

    We have stayed at Hotel Altica, Pau a lot of times over the past few years and it is always consistantly clean and the staff are always helpful and friendly. The parking is secure and the hotel is always peaceful. The extra pillows are very welcome and the bed is very comfortable, for a good nights sleep.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 May 2017

    10
    Very good, always stay here enroute to Alicante when I do...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room (1 - 2 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very good, always stay here enroute to Alicante when I do the Portsmouth to Caen crossing.. Then it's a great drive over the Pyrenees via Laruns

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 October 2016

    7.5
    Generally good — shame about the access code system!
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room (1 - 2 Adults)
    • Stayed 3 nights

    When the office isn't open you use your room access code to get in through the front door. Unfortunately mine didn't work so I had to sit outside and wait for them reopen because there is no emergency number to call, which seems a bit silly. Luckily it wasn't the middle of the night! I won't be staying here again unfortunately because of this.

    Breakfast very good. Rooms a reasonable size. Wifi seemed strong.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 12 July 2018

    8.8
    Convenient to access, with excellent parking.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room (1 - 2 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Room quite small and basic, but quite comfortable.

    Convenient to access, with excellent parking. Nice restaurant just over the road.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 30 October 2017

    7.1
    Private parking
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Openingsuren

    Private parking

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 May 2017

    5.8
    Worn rug and room smelt of cigarette smoke - Probably about...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room (1 - 2 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night

    Worn rug and room smelt of cigarette smoke - Probably about right for the price, but from the reviews I had been expecting something a little nicer

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 May 2017

    7.5
    Quick stop
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Room smelt a little

    Clean hotel with a friendly receptionist. Easy to find but characterless. Good for an overnight stop.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 November 2016

    10
    Our fourth stay- we will definately be back!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room (1 - 2 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night

    Everything at the Altica Pau is very satisfactory.

    Warm, comfortable, easy to get to. Friendly, helpful staff.

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 16 September 2016

    9.6
    Travelers Dream Location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room (1 - 2 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great location just off the motorway. Close to a good restaurant.Travellers

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 12 September 2016

    7.5
    Useful overnight stop en route to Spain via the Pyranees
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night

    Lack of restaurants nearbye.

    Easy to find

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 5 September 2016

    8.3
    Road trip stopover
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room (1 - 2 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    No tea/coffee making facilities. Air con could do with updating.

    Stayed before so know the location. Price good for facilities. Staff friendly.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 29 August 2016

    6.7
    Just ok
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room (1 - 2 Adults)
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The hotel is ok if you are just passing through, but we were there for 3 nights and there wasn't anywhere to relax.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 11 August 2016

    9.6
    Well worth the money
    • With a pet
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room (1 - 2 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    no bar or restaurant would of made it a perfect stay otherwise

    Room was a little small , but otherwise was a good clean and definatly value for money

    Stayed in August 2016

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  • Reviewed: 27 April 2016

    6.7
    Plenty of hot water.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The rooms are small and quite cramped..didn't realise none of the rooms have a bath only a shower. No coffee/tea making facilities. Not as good value for money as similar hotels

    Plenty of hot water. The young lady on reception was very helpful.

  • Reviewed: 24 March 2016

    10
    A pleasant welcome at reception, and our room was lovely and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    There wasn't anything to dislike, we have stayed here quite a few times and it is always good.

    A pleasant welcome at reception, and our room was lovely and warm.

  • Reviewed: 24 March 2016

    5.0
    Breakfast was good, parking facility's are good as I had...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    I had a double room and found it to be tiny considering this, the bed was very uncomfortable as well as the pillows were very flat !! Stayed here a few times now and would def look to stay somewhere else next time as this hotel looking a bit ragged and in need of a re-fit

    Breakfast was good, parking facility's are good as I had a big van.

  • Reviewed: 14 March 2016

    4.6
    Breakfast was good and parking facility's
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Very dark inside the hotel lights only come by sensor, room was very dank and on close inspection wasn't very clean. The bed was very uncomfortable had to drive back to England the next day and my back was killing me !!

    Breakfast was good and parking facility's

  • Reviewed: 29 January 2016

    8.3
    Friendly staff, very clean and a very good and varied...
    • Couple

    One or two fittings in the bathroom were coming loose from the wall and wc.

    Friendly staff, very clean and a very good and varied breakfast. Comfortable bed.

  • Reviewed: 5 October 2015

    8.8
    Hotel was clean and the man on reception very nice...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Hotel was clean and the man on reception very nice (didn't see anyone else) It is a way out of the centre and little choice of places to eat locally but for a quick stop over its perfectly good value for money

  • Reviewed: 27 September 2015

    9.6
    I liked the bright clean cleanliness of the hotel, and the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The only thing I would suggest is that they have at least one TV channel in English, apart from that there is nothing to dislike.

    I liked the bright clean cleanliness of the hotel, and the reception staff were very pleasant and welcoming. We have stayed quite a few times at the Altica Pau, and have never been disappointed.

  • Reviewed: 16 June 2015

    8.8
    Very efficient receptionist, I was running late and she...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Very efficient receptionist, I was running late and she email and texted room details in case I arrived after reception closed. excellent wi.fi which worked without messing around with passwords, why can't all hotels do this? simple breakfast but good quality. Plenty of free secure parking.

  • Reviewed: 29 May 2015

    8.8
    The hotel is easy to find and has plenty of free parking.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The only downside for us was the traffic noise from the autoroute and rocard which are both close.

    The hotel is easy to find and has plenty of free parking. Ten minutes drive to centre of Pau. Hotel very clean and well laid out. Good value for money.

  • Reviewed: 28 April 2015

    7.9
    Easy access from the motorway.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The Altica system. You have to phone ahead to get an entrance code because there is nobody at the beginning of the afternoon

    Easy access from the motorway.

  • Reviewed: 1 February 2015

    8.8
    staff friendly and helpful, good size room with a choice of...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    the bed was very firm, so had a stiff back in the morning, also didn't think that breakfast was value for money, would stay here again but not take breakfast

    staff friendly and helpful, good size room with a choice of air con for wall heater to keep the room warm, good location for onward travel the following day,

  • Reviewed: 20 May 2016

    9.6
    staff were very helpful and a nice clean room.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    not many eating establishments nearby.

    staff were very helpful and a nice clean room. Very nice breakfast.

  • Reviewed: 14 May 2016

    6.7
    Friendly staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No restaurant

    Friendly staff

  • Reviewed: 9 May 2016

    9.2
    very pleasant and helpful staff terrific view of the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    not many eating establishments nearby(within walking distance.)

    very pleasant and helpful staff terrific view of the Pyrennese from our room window

  • Reviewed: 3 April 2016

    7.5
    Ideal location and hotel for a stop over travelling from...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Saw no staff on the night of arrival.

    Ideal location and hotel for a stop over travelling from Spain to ? Value for money .

  • Reviewed: 7 February 2016

    9.2
    Wifi coverage regular on some rooms
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Wifi coverage regular on some rooms

  • Reviewed: 18 December 2015

    6.3
    Fast check out, decent free WiFi.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Only one socket in the room.

    Fast check out, decent free WiFi.

  • Reviewed: 1 December 2015

    9.2
    Clean, excellent value for money
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Clean, excellent value for money

  • Reviewed: 22 November 2015

    9.6
    could do with hair dryer
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    could do with hair dryer

  • Reviewed: 17 October 2015

    7.5
    A convenient stopover on way from Spain.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    A convenient stopover on way from Spain. Clean and comfortable.

  • Reviewed: 8 October 2015

    7.9
    Convienient hotel when travelling from southern Spain to...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Convienient hotel when travelling from southern Spain to northern France

  • Reviewed: 25 August 2015

    9.6
    excellent location for a night during a road trip, very...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    excellent location for a night during a road trip, very friendly staff. free baby bed and no extra charge for pets. definitely will stay again.

  • Reviewed: 16 August 2015

    10
    This is our fourth time here.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    This is our fourth time here. Very friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable and clean. We will be back!

  • Reviewed: 16 August 2015

    10
    Conveniently located,good value for money
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Nothing

    Conveniently located,good value for money

  • Reviewed: 12 August 2015

    7.9
    The staff were very helpful with questions.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    The staff were very helpful with questions. The room was comfortable and adequately furnished. Breakfast was very good.

  • Reviewed: 11 August 2015

    7.5
    Great location, approx 5mins off motorway.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No tea/coffee making facilities and basic shampoo.

    Great location, approx 5mins off motorway. Basic but adequate. Ideal as a stopover hotel

  • Reviewed: 11 August 2015

    6.7
    Cleanliness
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Bit further out of town than I had thought (my mistake)

    Cleanliness

  • Reviewed: 2 August 2015

    7.5
    close to motorway
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    poor decor

    close to motorway

  • Reviewed: 26 July 2015

    8.3
    Very comfortable bed, location easy to find, secure car park
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No tea making facilities, no selection of shampoo or shower gel, all in one.

    Very comfortable bed, location easy to find, secure car park

  • Reviewed: 25 July 2015

    8.8
    Good location, cost and comfort
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Good location, cost and comfort

  • Reviewed: 19 July 2015

    10
    Pleasant greeting and helpfulness, room was all it needed to...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Pleasant greeting and helpfulness, room was all it needed to be.

  • Reviewed: 8 June 2015

    10
    Close to access to/from autoroute and also main road...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Close to access to/from autoroute and also main road (straight) into town centre and routes south.

  • Reviewed: 30 April 2015

    6.3
    Location was good
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Beds hard as nails not comfy !!

    Location was good

  • Reviewed: 18 February 2015

    8.3
    Close to motorway
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Bit hard to locate

    Close to motorway

  • Reviewed: 6 January 2015

    7.9
    The location just off the motorway was ideal.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    We had pre booked but the automatic system had no record of the booking.

    The location just off the motorway was ideal.

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