23 Jul 2020

Hostal Marino

On our return to Hostal Marino in July 2020, after a couple of years of absence, we came across a few changes.

The outside of the hostal had completely changed. 

This, I believe, was for local legislation regarding balconies being made more secure and slightly higher.

But inside was the biggest change, the swimming pool was not there anymore!

This is because, the hosta, are building a new 27 room 4-star hotel in the space next door, which is taking part of the area where the swimming pool was. The new hotel will have a swimming pool on the roof and guests at Hostal Marino will be able to use it. There...

27 Jan 2018

Three Michelin Stars

On this occasion we took a trip over the Spanish border from San Sebastián (some 175 km) into France to the wonderful Les Prés-d'Eugenie. 

Michel Guérard opened Les Prés-d'Eugenie in the tiny commune of Eugénie-les-Bains in 1974 and gained a third Michelin star in 1977, only three years after taking over.

He has retained this third star for forty years and now has the longest such continuous run since the recent death of  Paul Bocuse who had gained his in 1965.

Eugénie-les-Bains is a pretty little commune, which I would imagine is a delightful place to visit in summer. We went during a rainy Decembe...

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