Situated in the picturesque village of Saint-Savin 65400, not far from Argelès-Gazost in the Hautes Pyrénées, Hôtel Les Rochers is a small relaxed family run hotel that’s an ideal base to visit this exciting and dynamic region of France.
Close to local mountains, rivers and lakes, fishing, ski stations, walking routes, cycling tracks and the numerous and famous Cols of the Tour de France, there’s lots to see and do for everyone.
The village of La Mongie lies an hour away from Saint-Savin, just below the Col du Tourmalet, and is regularly passed through on the Tour de France.
The hotel is also only 12km from the world-renowned place of pilgrimage, Lourdes. A popular Catholic place of interest, it is said that the springs at the Grotte de Massabielle, have miraculous healing powers.
After all this excitement, relax in our restaurant and enjoy the modern, contemporary, French and Mediterranean approach to dining. Let Hôtel Les Rochers help make your stay unforgettable.
Relax on classic French beds with views of the Pyrénées and surrounding valleys, freshen up in your ensuite bathroom ready for the day ahead.
Every one of our 14 rooms have ensuite bathrooms with either a bath or shower. We have a family room suitable for up to four people, with half-board being free for children under two years of age. For children between three and seven we offer a 50% discount and children aged eight to ten a 25% reduced rate. All rooms are non-smoking.
Check in is from 3.00pm unless by prior arrangement. Check out is by 11.00am.
2018 Opening dates
20 January to 05 March
01 May to 15 October
Room only prices
Large double room (1st floor)
Standard double room (2nd floor)
Twin room (1st floor)
Twin room (2nd floor)
65€ per person per day (minimum stay of 2 days and 2 or more people sharing a room).
Single person supplement 20€.
Evening Meal 3 courses 25€
Evening Meal 2 courses 19€
Children aged 2 and under stay for free. Children aged between 3 and 7 receive a 50% reduced rate. Children aged between 8 and 10 enjoy a 25% reduced rate.
Local Valley Tax
1.07€ per adult per night.
After a day out and about in the mountain air, you’ll find you have quite an appetite. You can look forward to our traditional and modern French cuisine prepared using fresh, local ingredients from regional producers.
Delicious slow cooked chicken served with a Basque tomato sauce, traditional Cassoulet and Tartiflette are just some of the dishes to discover. Sample from our carefully chosen wine selection at dinner, or with some of the finest regional cheeses we have to offer.
The exquisite aromas will entice you in and the friendly service will make you feel at home. Before dinner, why not indulge in one of the local beers or discover a new tipple? Ease into the French way of living, savour the cuisine and company gazing out into the mountain view beyond.
Choose from a wide range of cereals and freshly baked pastries together with fruit, juices and coffee.
Fresh, local ingredients from regional producers are used to create delicious dishes everyday.
Saint-Savin is widely considered to be one of the prettiest villages in the Pyrénées. Situated at a panoramic 553 metres above sea level, the village has commanding views north, east and south across the valley de Gave – one of the many rivers that comes from the mountains and flows all the way to the Atlantic Ocean, Bayonne and Biarritz.
Saint-Savin boasts both a 12th Century Abbey and a 11th Century Chapel, both are well worth a visit.
Called the ‘Hautes’ or High Pyrénées, these mountains and valleys, peaks and rivers are wonderfully dramatic and always attract the Tour de France. The village is situated between two famous Cols of the Tour, the Col de Tourmalet and the Col d’Aubisque.
Whether you prefer road cycling or mountain biking, you won’t be disappointed, there is plenty of ground to cover. For an idea of VTT trails and road routes in the area, or should you need to hire your bike rather than bring one with you, take a look at Luz Ardiden Vélos owned and run by Mathew and Nicky, they have the latest bikes, helpful advice and they deliver. If you’re interested in like minded cyclists traversing the Cols of the Pyrénées, then look up Bike Lodging run by Will Corder.
To continue the mountain theme, we have in this valley alone six ski stations, all of which have piste and off piste runs.
Hautacam : 20 minutes from the hotel. Ideal for the family with 14 runs and a ski area of 26km.
Cauterets : 20 minutes from the hotel. This fashionable resort is very popular. Book in the centre of the town for ski lifts to the station. There are 21 runs and a ski area of 36km.
Barèges and La Mongie : 35 minutes from the hotel. Considered to be the best in the Pyrénées, ski in between two resorts. 71 runs with a ski area of 113km.
Luz-Ardiden : 35 minutes from the hotel. Popular with panoramic views, having 26 runs and a ski area of 60km.
Gavarnie : 40 minutes from the hotel. World heritage listed by UNESCO, close to the Spanish border, superb snow and pistes for everyone – very tranquil. There are 33 runs with a ski area of 52km.
If you are a walker or bird watcher, then of course the mountains and lakes are for you, there are some of the finest walks in Europe right on our doorstep as are some magnificent birds of prey. We highly recommend the ‘Rother Walking Guide Pyrenees 2’ for this spectacular region.
For the adventurous and energetic, there are plenty of other activities, including, kayaking, white water rafting, canyoning, rock climbing and paragliding to name but a few.
Spas and Thermes
For relaxation and a bit of self-indulgence, there are many fabulous Spas in and around the towns and villages all within easy access, and many newly refurbished — Le Thermes de Cauterets, Le Jardin des Bains and Les Thermes de Luz.
Planes and trains
Pau is a 45 minute drive away, with Biarritz being 90, Toulouse 120, Carcassonne 180 and Lourdes is 15 to 30 minutes from the hotel.
Take exit number 12 and follow the signs for Lourdes, Argeles-Gazost and then Saint-Savin (35 minutes).