Our Accommodation in the Pyrenees
The delightful 3 star Hotel Sabocos & Self Catering Apartments
- Accommodation in the Pyrenees with Collett’s
- A delightful three star hotel in Panticosa in the Valle de Tena
- Plus a handful of self catering apartments nearby
Hotel or Self Catering Accommodation in the Pyrenees
With Collett’s you can arrive and depart on the dates of your choice perhaps making your time with us part of a wider holiday itinerary. Panticosa in the Pyrenees has been carefully selected as an outstanding springboard for walkers, wildflower lovers and alpine enthusiasts. It is a typically Spanish village, picturesque and unspoilt with glorious mountain backdrops.
We have accommodation to suit everyone. It is all detailed in the tabs above. Wherever you choose to stay we can help you plan your days, join organised walks, plot self guided walking routes or visit places of interest..
A stunning mountain village in the Valle de Tena
Alto Aragón at the heart of the Pyrenees
Nestled high in the Valle de Tena in the Alto Aragón region of Spain is the charming village of Panticosa, a labyrinth of traditional stone built houses lining narrow streets around a 13th century Romanesque church. It is a tranquil mountain village, which has retained much of its old world charm, whilst providing for the modern day visitor with a handful of shops, bars and other amenities including an outdoor swimming pool. There is an easy-going pace of life and there is a certain charm to sitting with a drink at the café in the village square watching the world go by.
Significantly, it is surrounded by Spain’s westernmost concentration of 3000m peaks, each dotted with azure blue lakes and punctuated by high mountain cols. This makes Panticosa a superb springboard from which to venture out into this beautiful region. In July and August, a modern cable car whisks walkers and mountain bikers up to the delightful Asnos and Sabocos Lakes and to within a whisker of the imposing north face of the Sierra de Tendeñera.
Nearby, higher up in the cauldron of mountains, which tower above the village, is the historic Baños de Panticosa, a spa village fed by six mineral springs and said to have been frequented by the Roman emperor, Tiberius.
We have chosen Panticosa as our base because it is a superb springboard for two of the three National Parks in the Pyrenees with their numerous trails, magnificent scenery and mountain huts and it provides superb access to many stunning walking areas.
Each week our program of Organised Walks vists a different area each day. From Panticosa, we walk in the Ordesa & Monte Perdido National Park, in the Pic du Midi d’Ossau area of the Pyrenees National Park, and locally in the Valle de Tena.
A delightful three star hotel in the Valle de Tena
Hotel Sabocos is a delightful three star hotel about 300 yards from the village centre. It is run by our good friends, Abelardo and Pia, who go to great lengths to ensure you are happy and comfortable.
Indeed, it is rare to see them without a friendly, accommodating smile and this epitomises the warm and welcoming character of the hotel. You are certain to enjoy its relaxed and stress‐free atmosphere.
The hotel provides modern, comfortable and immaculately clean accommodation in en suite bedrooms, many with balconies enjoying absorbing mountain views.
We hold Office Hour in the spacious and comfy hotel lounge, which characterises the warm and unassuming hospitality you can expect here ‐ lots of armchairs and sofas arranged in cosy alcoves; bookshelves, chess and card tables; a large balcony with majestic views. It is the perfect place for relaxing with a book or chatting over a drink with friends.
The hotel’s café‐bar opens onto a sun‐drenched terrace with views to the stunning cliffs of the Sierra de la Partacua. In the hotel’s pleasant dining room guests of Collett’s enjoy together a delicious (typically Spanish) three course dinner (with wine included) six nights a week ‐ not Wednesdays.
Attractive apartments for couples and larger parties
We have a variety of attractive self catering apartments in Panticosa, which are well equipped, comfortable and in nice locations about the village, they all offer a good level of comfort, are close to the village centre and Hotel Sabocos, where we hold office hour. There are several apartments, so if self catering is your preferred option, let us know your dates of choice and we will send you details of the apartment(s) we can offer you.
In pictures – Panticosa and our Accommodation in the Pyrenees
We arrived just after office hour had started. We were met by a staff member, shown to our room, left our cases and immediately proceeded to join office hour. Well under way by then. Routes for next day explained etc. However we did not receive an actual briefing re the hotel amenities and Collett's initial intro. We did ask lots of subsequent questions and did eventually have all the info we needed. This is not a reflection on Collett's staff but more to do with our late arrival. Definitely looking forward to our first walk.
All in all accommodation and meals were first class. However the hotel website indicated there was a minibar. There was none in our room. The fridge element would have been an asset in the extreme heat. That and a room safe would have been helpful. Didn't ruin our holiday in any way though. When booking, albeit a bit late in the season we asked for a room with a balcony. Advised in advance that this may not be possible. Imagine our surprise to have a room with a terrace. Well done Hotel Sabocos and Collett's! Only problem was it was so hot we couldn't make full use of it. Some folk are never satisfied.
No pressure for anyone to go on the organised routes of the day. Alternatives readily suggested. We were looking for a walking holiday in the Pyrenees esp one that covered the Ordesa Valley and the surrounding area. My wife and I Were last in the area 36 years ago. The Ordesa valley did not disappoint!
All in all we had a very enjoyable week both walking and socially. I must congratulate Collett's' staff for the interaction they had with the guests. It must be hard to always be chatting to different people each week, not knowing how they would be accepted or what was expected of them over and above the walking side of things. Our thanks to Will, Remy, Claire and Kiwi Clare for a very enjoyable week and wish them all well wherever they decide to go in the future.