Gabas is a tiny village not far from the France/Spain border. Hotel Biscau is small and simple, delightfully catching the atmosphere of the area. My room was completely refreshed, rather bare, but with a surprisingly generous bathroom. The window looked out over the Pyrenees. Staff were courteous and friendly. Demi-pension cost me 57 euros. There was no choice for dinner but the meal served was thoroughly acceptable.
The more fashionable ski resort of Artouste is a few minutes up the road but I much prefer Gabas. Old, stiff-legged Pyrenean mountain dogs wander the street. You may see the road half-blocked by a lorry unloading sheep, some with bells round their necks. You'll certainly hear cows, also with bells, grazing in the adjoining fields.
The only 'fly in the ointment' was a surfeit of flies. After clearing the corpses and swatting the survivors, my room was soon buzzing again. The breakfast room was also well populated with flies, fortunately not the biting kind. If you stay at le Biscau, bring a swatter or spray.
This isn't the Ritz and shouldn't be judged by such a yardstick. Instead, it's a very pleasant small hotel in a small village with a tiny historic chapel and one of the smallest lavoirs in France. The Hotel Biscau won't suit tourists with a taste for five star living but I liked it very much indeed.
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Response from Jean L, Propriétaire at Le Biscaü
Responded 14 Nov 2014
hello, First, hank you have filed your opinion about our hotel. We are pleased to read that the authenticity of the place you have enjoyed it. As you rightly said, we do not pretend to hold the comparison with a famous palaces. We try to the best components of our valley. Typical généresuse, inviting ambiance (also flies;)) and simple. Althoughthe believe your comment on our flying friends will be taken seriously and will do their utmost por you will not be bothered during your next visit. Friendly. Jean
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