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Refuge Orisson

Camino(s) past & future
September
#1
We would like to make a reservation at Refuge Orisson for the 5th of September. I have emailed twice and called and left a message with no response. Does anyone have any ideas how to make a reservation with them? Thanks for any help.
 

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JohnMcM

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Some, and with luck, some more.
#2
We would like to make a reservation at Refuge Orisson for the 5th of September. I have emailed twice and called and left a message with no response. Does anyone have any ideas how to make a reservation with them? Thanks for any help.
String bean,
As much as Refuge Orisson is a good place to overnight, they are notoriously slow in replying to emails. This being the start of the "high season", they will be very busy indeed, especially so with emails and folks passing through I'm afraid.

Many people before you have had the same concern, and have changed their plans.

I have no evidence of this, but some have suggested that when they full they don't bother replying.

Wish I could offer a better and more helpful reply, and I hope I am not being unfair to them.

Buen (getting a reply) Camino
 

ksam

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese '08, Frances '11, del Norte '14, Invierno '16, Ingles '17, Primitivo October 2018
#3
Worst case you could do what I've seen advised by others...walk up and taxi back to SJPP. Then in the AM, taxi back up to Orrison and walk over the pass. That way if your compulsive about some things (like me!!) you will have walked the whole pass but just not straight thru. Plus, as the first 8 are the toughest (at least for a flatlander like myself) you could even do with out a pack!! Good luck and Buen Camino!
 
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#4
We would like to make a reservation at Refuge Orisson for the 5th of September. I have emailed twice and called and left a message with no response. Does anyone have any ideas how to make a reservation with them? Thanks for any help.
Make sure that you use the correct email address: refuge.orisson@wanadoo.fr ; if you use the contact form on the website instead of your email app, make sure that you typed in your own email address correctly; check your spam folder for their reply. Their website says (in the French version) that reservations are only accepted if made by email. Bonne chance!
 

NomadBoomer

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (September 2017), Vdlp (April 2018)
#5
I have not had problems with enquiries to their email address. I just booked again here for August 21. Initial enquiry and booking response were both a day or two. Maybe try again.
 

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Camino(s) past & future
Depart Los Angeles on September 19, 2016
#6
We would like to make a reservation at Refuge Orisson for the 5th of September. I have emailed twice and called and left a message with no response. Does anyone have any ideas how to make a reservation with them? Thanks for any help.
Ditto to all the others. I took me a number of emails before I was able to get a confirmation -- and I did that in the off season. Be patient and keep trying - unfortunately, there are not a lot of options, other than perhaps one -- I cannot recall the name, but there is a alburge before you reach Orisson, you might want to look into that. Have a great adventure
 

Maria K

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
(2013)
#8
We would like to make a reservation at Refuge Orisson for the 5th of September. I have emailed twice and called and left a message with no response. Does anyone have any ideas how to make a reservation with them? Thanks for any help.
We are booked for the 6th Sept and I know they are full. They also have another place 500m before which is also full. We booked in March so I would say at this late stage they are definitely full. Buen Camino
 
Camino(s) past & future
2009 Camino Portuguese
2018 Camino Frances
#10
We would like to make a reservation at Refuge Orisson for the 5th of September. I have emailed twice and called and left a message with no response. Does anyone have any ideas how to make a reservation with them? Thanks for any help.
We would like to make a reservation at Refuge Orisson for the 5th of September. I have emailed twice and called and left a message with no response. Does anyone have any ideas how to make a reservation with them? Thanks for any help.
I tried to book with them on the 5 September and they were already full and that was about 5 weeks ago. They referred me to Gite Anton and they will pick us up from Orisson and return us there the next day
compostelle@gite-antton.fr
They will provide dinner, bed and breakfast plus lunch the next day if you want
Perhaps we will meet on the way
 

Birdbass

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Plan to walk September/ October 2018
#12
....does anyone have any idea just how far ahead of Orisson the 'infamous gateway' is...the one that leads on to the mountain proper ....?...... many thanks!!!
 

kalavati

One more time!
Camino(s) past & future
May (2014), Camino Frances, SJPdP 28 April. to Muxia
May (2016)- Again,better rain gear
#13
We would like to make a reservation at Refuge Orisson for the 5th of September. I have emailed twice and called and left a message with no response. Does anyone have any ideas how to make a reservation with them? Thanks for any help.
They are totally booked! I tried that date at least 6 weeks ago! Full! Go Valcarlos instead!
 

Sarah Fisher

Master Traveler, Novice Walker
Camino(s) past & future
September 2018 - Camino Frances
#14
I was able to book for the 7th in the Kayola gite that is down the road. Still wondering if I should do that or Valcarlos.
 

janeen

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Sept 2015 sept 2018
#15
I was able to book for the 7th in the Kayola gite that is down the road. Still wondering if I should do that or Valcarlos.
Sarah you may have to wait until you get there to decide. The pilgrams office will advise whether Napolean route is open and what weather is like. Napolean route is harder but you will be rewarded with beautiful views if it is not to misty. Even though this route is harder it is still quite manageable especially if staying overnight on the mountain. If you do decide on Valcarlos make sure you cancel the booking in kayla as there will be another pilgram in need of a bed. Buen Camino
 

Marbe2

Active member
Camino(s) past & future
2015 SJPD to Burgos
2017 Leon to Santiago
Pamplona to Santiago Mar. 2018
Burgos - SCDC (Oct 18)
#16
I requested an early October date last week and was told that I should contact them in Sept. as they were not sure whether they would be open in early Oct.? If we can not get a reservation we will use the shuttle service which has its advantages. We would then walk as far as the Marian Statue and be picked up abt 2:30pm at approx. return around 9am the next day to 1050meters leaving only a 400 meter climb the second day and then the down hill. So we will go with the flow! Whatever is meant to be.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances October 2018
#17
I requested an early October date last week and was told that I should contact them in Sept. as they were not sure whether they would be open in early Oct.? If we can not get a reservation we will use the shuttle service which has its advantages. We would then walk as far as the Marian Statue and be picked up abt 2:30pm at approx. return around 9am the next day to 1050meters leaving only a 400 meter climb the second day and then the down hill. So we will go with the flow! Whatever is meant to be.
That's weird, I booked 3rd October at orisson back in early February with no hassle at all.
 



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