Physical accommodation was fine - rooms as described. Shower and kitchen roomy and it will take 4-5 as advertised. The views are magnificent and it is just a short walk to the bakers, butchers and daily market where you can get everything you need to self cater. The 'centre ville' is a stone's throw from supermarkets, restaurants, bars and the telecabin up to the ski resort. We only used the car on one day during our week to drive to Spain - about 10km. There are many walks either from the apartment or from the ski resort at the top of the telecabin. Luchon is a great place to stay if you like either winter sports or summer activities and the apartment is a good base.
However - we were surprised to find that we were sharing the patio with another apartment - a full time let with lady plus dog and her visitors and the usual mobile phone volume. Not so peaceful or private at times as we want on a holiday.
There is also another neighbour who is very loud - including her dogs (and her shouting at them and her pony that seems to live in the garden!) that seem to bark all the time, including at night. A local had obviously complained as she had a visit by the police whilst we were there although this appeared to make no difference.
We had driven from UK and clearly bought little and you would have nothing if you had come by fly/drive. We were only here for one week. The apartment really does need some additional thought to just make it easier to slot into after a 700 mile trip. We use many gites, holiday homes and lets and felt we should not have to go the supermarket before being able to wash our hands, having to ask for a kettle (!) and only having 3 mugs available - it sleeps 5. Little point having a dishwasher with only that many mugs! When we stay a week should we have to buy toilet cleaner and washing up cloth? Surely there should be some that is used by the person that cleans the place before the next let. Other things that we felt were missing as a minimum that we usually find in our holiday homes are listed below:
No kitchen scissors
No real chopping board
A dishwasher but no tablets/rinse aid - we did not use it as we were not prepared to purchase the things needed for a week's stay.
No cleaning cloths/spray for kitchen - there must be some to remain hygienic
No bathroom cleaning materials - bleach, spray, etc
No salt and pepper
We did have a good week because we were out every day either walking or going to Spain. We will definitely visit Luchon again, it is a lovely town and the surroundings are amazing but we will find somewhere else to stay.
Stayed here with a big group of friends. Ideal location for skiing. Some stunning views in the town and a couple of brilliant pubs for boozing. Had the most amazing week, would love to go back sometime.
I had a very enjoyable stay in this apartment, which is situated in a very picturesque area and charming village. There is an array of good food available. Would very much recommend this apartment.
I have had the opporutunity to visit this beautiful spot on more than one occasion. The setting is fantastic, the appartment is high up in the village so the views are breath-taking. As teens we incorporated this spot into our rail trip of Europe, and as a young traveller I remember waking up one night and sitting on the windowsill of my room taking in the night view of the mountains surrounded by stars.
The appartment's are spacious and clean, and I enjoyed trying to make conversation in French with the elderly lady who owns the appartment. She was extremely hospitable to us all.
There are restaurants and cafes in the village, an outdoor pool for the summer and crazy golf which is fun for kids and grownups alike! The market is also worth a visit, to get the best of the local produce. Luchon is close to the border with Spain, so you could also visit Andorra or Barcelona from here if you were staying a little longer.
I would definitely recommend a stay, and hope to go back myself one day in the future.
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