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The story

At the beginning

The Euzkadi hotel-restaurant was built in the middle of the 19th century by the Jaureguy family, a family originating from the village of Larrau (Larraine) in the Basque province of Soule. The hotel has been around for almost 150 years. For five generations, the same family has been at the helm of this establishment.

Pierre Jaureguy, buyer of part of the establishment, built the second part of the main building. The hotel was then called: “Hôtel Jaureguy”. After Pierre Jaureguy, the hotel was taken over by two of his daughters, Joséphine and Gaxuxa, both single.


From 1955 to 1989

In 1955, Auguste changed the name of the hotel to call it "Euzkadi", meaning since 1936 "Basque Country" for the defenders of the Basque homeland. He will give this name more for its beautiful sound than for patriotic reasons. In 1970, André, son of Auguste and Marie, took over the business after getting married to Michèle Salaberry. They will build the swimming pool, the tennis court and expand the restaurant in 1989.

From 1929 to 1950

Then, in 1929, it was their niece who took over: Marie Inthamoussou, married to Auguste Darraidou, Basque pelota champion, in the 1920s, in the most noble specialty: the bare hand. Auguste and Marie acquired the building called "annex" in the 1950s. It was in the outbuildings of this property that the current dining room was built in 1961.

From 2006 to today

Auxtin, son of André and Michèle, took over the business in 2006. The main hotel building was completely renovated in 2007. Our 3-star hotel in Espelette will soon be celebrating its 150th anniversary. 150 years that all the members of a family follow one another to offer you a great experience in the Basque Country and share their values with travelers.


For nearly 150 years, we have been driven by the same passion, by this desire to welcome you and help you discover the Basque Country. Your stopover in our typical Espelette hotel will be marked by strong values such as transmission, respect, territory and family. During your visits, it is with pleasure that we will share with you our love for the Basque Country.

The teams

In our family hotel in Espelette, we are a small team driven by the same passion and the same desire to introduce you to the Basque Country. Our team has been made up of the same members for several years, we are like a small family. Smiling, attentive, attentive and respectful, our team warmly welcomes you all year round.