Atalaya

Location Llo

Postcode 66800

Telephone +33 04 68 04 70 04

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Why we love it...

Magical place, superb food

The Place

This truly charming small hotel in superb unspoiled southern French mountain country had our inspector in raptures: ‘Magic’. The little village of Llo straggles up the mountainside, its stone buildings imperceptibly blending into the rock. The Catalan-speaking Cerdagne is half in Spain and half in France and the border seems to be quite indistinct. A high, sun-drenched plateau of pastures and pine forests, it is popular for both summer and winter sports. The Atalaya itself appears to be growing out of the crag on either side of a mountain road and is easily missed. Ingeniously sculpted, it is enchanting, built in 1969 out of the materials of a ruined mas to be entirely in harmony with its natural surroundings. The distinguished cultured atmosphere inside emanates from the personality and taste of the owner, Mme Toussaint. She is charming but speaks little English.
Antique furniture and tasteful fabrics give the natural feel of a home rather than a showroom. Bedrooms are quiet, comfortable and intimate, with soft lighting. The dining room is decorated in rustic style, with gleaming antiques against stone walls. The terrace has private corners, and everywhere there are expansive, uplifting views. Superb food, rooted in the region, adds to the exhilarating sense of being on top of the world.

The Essentials

Price Band €€
Rooms 13; 12 double, one suite, 10 with bath, 3 with shower; all rooms have TV, phone, minibar, safe
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner
Facilities sitting room, dining room, bar, terrace, garden, swimming pool
Children accepted
Disabled no special facilities
Pets accepted

To Book

Contact Mme Toussaint
Call +33 04 68 04 70 04
Fax +33 04 68 04 01 29
Email atalaya66@aol.com
Website www.atalaya66.com

Good To Know

Address 37 Carrer del Senyalo, Llo 66800
Payment

The Location

Find this place: in the middle of the village, 2 km E of Saillagouse; car parking

What's nearby: Odeillo (10 km); Ront-Romeu (15 km).