The hotel is in two buildings either side of a public, but not busy or wide, road. It is a ten minute uphill, initially quite steep, walk from the centre so we thought the location OK but not particul... more
The hotel is in two buildings either side of a public, but not busy or wide, road. It is a ten minute uphill, initially quite steep, walk from the centre so we thought the location OK but not particularly good. Anyone with walking difficulties should avoid. It is close to the cliff top which gives a good view of the surfers way below but if you walk from the town round the prom you finish with a very steep cliff path.
We stayed in the hotel which looks most modern but appearances are deceptive. The traditional hotel we first thought a bit grim, but was modern and fresh when we went in. Both sides had lounges, quite small, but I didn't notice the bar listed on the amenities.
Our room was a reasonable size with a desk area and good wi fi, about 20 Mbs, The lavatory was immediately when you came in but the washbasin was with the shower off the bedroom. The shower room was a good size and the shower very good but a bit slippy and no grab handles.
The bed was OK but I suspect the mattress and the duvet may be due for replacement this winter. We slept well though even though the room was over the road. No noise.
Breakfast was taken in the old hotel and was very good with some emphasis on local and Bio products. Eggs and cheese, good croissants and usual jams, cereals, local Basque speciality cakes and yoghurts made for a substantial vegetarian breakfast. I didn't need to eat again until the evening.
A good three star hotel but I would probably go elsewhere because of the location if I return to Biarritz. less