So peaceful and yet so close to everything, discover a charming hotel right in the heart of the Basque Country. Welcome to Pascale and Martial Mazabraud's hotel in Arbonne
“Doing everything we can to make your stay as pleasant as possible” .
Our motto is “guest house feel, hotel service”. For Pascale and Martial, hospitality is their passion. A passion which led Martial to work in hotels in Europe and Asia before settling down in Arbonne in 2014. After having worked in large chains, he dreamed of a “little place that was welcoming and comfortable”. That was to be an old 18th-century farmhouse tucked away in the lush green valleys of the Basque Country, just south of Biarritz, the Nouvelle Aquitaine. There they renovated 12 rooms which are spacious, modern and honest: just like the 3-star hotel itself. A charming and small hotel which is both peaceful and near to everything: mountains, beaches, thalassotherapy centres and golf clubs. There is even a heated pool and sauna at the bottom of the garden. It’s a name which is worth remembering: the Hotel Laminak, The Originals Relais. “Laminak like the sirens of Basque mythology, which are known for their building skills” .
- SWIMMING POOL AND SAUNA
- THE BASQUE COUNTRY
- NATURAL MAJESTY
The 12 rooms at the Hotel Laminak, The Originals Relais have all been entirely renovated, and are enticingly spacious and bright. Each is completely different. All of them, however, cocoon their guests with simple, attractive and sleek décor, with joyous pops of colour from typical Basque-patterned fabrics. Some have a private terrace overlooking the garden and the beautiful swimming pool.
- Air-conditioned room
- Non smoking room
Breakfast is the only meal offered at the Hotel Laminak, The Originals Relais. It can be taken either inside or out on the terrace, with views of the rising sun and a range of both sweet and savoury options, such as organic yoghurts, local hams and cheeses, bread from the bakery and homemade jams. For dinner, Pascale and Martial will happily recommend places that you might like to eat. Arbonne has plenty of good, traditional eateries, including the Cidrerie de Fronton in the heart of the village, which serves brasserie-style food with unlimited Txotx* (*‘cider’ in Basque).
The Basque Country is a place which is vibrant with life and yet calm at the same time. Whether you're here to relax or explore, Pascale and Martial will be more than happy to tell you about everything there is to do, see and find out about in their region.
SWIMMING POOL AND SAUNA
Enjoy the lovely heated outdoor pool between April and October, complete with beautifully scenic views. Deckchairs are also available. The hotel also has an unusual, barrel-shaped sauna right next to the pool for guests’ enjoyment and wellbeing. This is free to use on request.
The Hotel Laminak, The Originals Relais is part of various tourism partnerships. Speak to Pascale, Martial and their team to enjoy reflexology sessions and massages in the comfort of the hotel, or to take advantages of deals for golf, wellbeing, surfing, and much more. Walks and explorations of the Spanish part of the Basque Country can also be arranged.