Hotel Harretchea

Ahetze, Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Discover the glorious Basque country from this elegant, friendly little hotel between ocean and mountain; good restaurant two minutes


11 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


Could anything be more Basque? Whitewashed walls and bulls-blood red shutters, lush rolling sheep pastures, the Atlantic to the west and the emblematic La Rhune to the east; take the little train up and spot wild Pottok poneys on the way. Sophie converted the 300-year-old village farmhouse to village hotel in 2014. A white bright breakfast room now leads out to a sun terrace and a small flowery garden. Her touch is light and elegant, she welcomes all with vivacious energy, even for a chat in her kitchen, and keeps toys in the sitting room as well as a piano. Her taste is clean-cut contemporary and she loves space so not even the jacuzzi is cramped . Wake up in a lovely bedroom where muted meets bright, tear yourself off your superb mattress, enjoy the big white-and-chrome shower, then head for the luscious breakfast buffet. It’s all locally sourced: bread and pastries from the village baker’s, jam from nearby Lahonce, yogurt from St Jean Pied de Port, the gateway to Compostela. The Basque country has stupendous walks and endless treasures: stay a while and be pampered. Dinner is two minutes’ walk.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
November, Christmas & January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 2-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €85
Extra beds available in suites, €25 per night.
2 Suites for 4
From €125
8 Doubles
From €85
1 Suite for 2
From €115


We only stayed here one night on the way to Spain but wished we could have stayed longer and cannot recommend this lovely, warm and friendly hotel highly enough. The bed was super comfortable and the room very spacious. We loved the contemporary yet warm and inviting decor. We also had a fabulous meal at the restaurant close by. Everyone in Ahetze was so lovely. We hope to be back!

Sue, Perth

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