Auberge Ostapé

Auberge Ostapé

The 12th-century village of Bidarray is nestled in le Pays Basque, 'Euskal Herria', a country in itself, with a French and a Spanish part, 'Ipharalde' and 'Euzkadi' in Basque. The largest province of the French Basque Country is Basse-Navarre, a wonderful region between rolling green hills and the ridges of the Pyrenees. Past and tradition have been preserved in all their beauty, white houses with wooden balconies flaunt in small squares where the inhabitants stubbornly continue to speak Basque, brighten up their festivals with the national sport 'pelote', and hospitably spoil their visitors with the most delicious fish and meat. Life is sweet in the Basque country....


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The hotel is open from the end of March to the end of November.


This hotel has 22 rooms.


Check-in is from 3 pm. Check out is at 12 pm.


From 256 euros.


  • Tourist tax is 3.27 euros per person per day.
  • Cribs up to 1 year old are available for 25 euros per night.
  • Dogs up to 7 kg are welcome to come along for 25 euros per day.


A small electric buggy is available to get around the estate.

About the rooms

All of the rooms are located in several villas scattered around the estate and overlook the mountains or forest. Most rooms have a balcony or terrace.

Our favourite room

Suite vue panoramique is our favourite. In these suites you will enjoy an exceptional panoramic view. A taste of paradise in the middle of nature awaits you!

Enjoy a refreshing swim

Relax by the heated outdoor pool with loungers and parasols.

Work out and wind down

Relax in the wellness center with sauna, jacuzzi and fitness. Nearby you can go for a lovely walk such as the stage of the GR10 or in the forest of Iraty. Fancy some adreneline? Go rafting on the Nive. Also horseback riding, 4x4 tours and golf tennis are possible in the area.

This hotel is ideally located for wonderful excursions to natural and cultural treasures of both French and Spanish Basque Country with its 'cromlechs' and menhirs. So is the 12th-century church of medieval Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port which is a famous pilgrimage site, located on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. Other possibilities include Saint-Etienne-de-Baigorry with its Château d'Etxauz where Charlie Chaplin spent several holidays; Espelette, a beautiful town known for the chilli pepper 'piment d'Espelette' grown there; Ainhoa with its typical Basque character and its red half-timbered houses, located near the Spanish border and officially belonging to "Les plus beaux voyages de France"; Saint-Jean-de-Luz, a pearl on the Basque coast with its famous macaroons and Biarritz, known for its beautiful promenade along the lake and fine sandy beaches.


Children of all ages are welcome here.

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Food & Drink

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Make sure to book a table on the terrace so you can enjoy stunning views of the rolling mountains.

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Pick your favourite casual chic outfit.

Enjoy a breakfast buffet with quality regional products in the morning. At the authentic restaurant Lore Ttipia you will experience a culinary journey through the Basque Country. The chef creates the most delicious dishes based on the traditional cuisine of Navarre, using daily fresh and regional products. The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays. On Monday and Wednesday, it is open in the evening only. Booking in advance is highly recommended due to the small number of seats!

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Auberge Ostapé is particularly quietly located in the heart of the French Basque Country, in the middle of greenery on a large 45-hectare estate in the hamlet of Chahatoa. It's 3 km from Bidarray. Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is 20 km, Bayonne 30 km, Biarritz 34 km and the Spanish border 10 km away.

Are you travelling by plane?

Nearby airports are Biarritz at 38 km, Bilbao at 170 km and Bordeaux at 223 km.


A transfer is available upon request.

Do you have a (rental) car?

There is a free private parking lot with 6 free charging points for electric cars. From here you can move around the domain with an electric buggy, available to every guest.

Caractère review

An exceptional hotel with tasty cuisine and very friendly service located in the breathtaking landscape of the green Basque Country. Close to the Spanish border and the southern French coast of the Atlantic Ocean. An absolute must! Booking early is recommended.

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