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Our favourite hotel in Biarritz just got even better!
Re-opened in late 2014 after a total makeover and upgrade to five-stars, the Regina Hotel once again stands proudly above all the other hotels of Biarritz, both figuratively and literally from its position high on the cliff top beside the famous lighthouse. Only the Palais can outdo it in terms of luxury (but that was built by an Emperor for an Empress!).
Sitting just above the town and backing onto the Le Phare golf course, the Régina gazes out regally over all of Biarritz and the entrancing Côte Basque. The voluminous crimson and cream interior will take your breath away as you enter and marvel at the cavernous galleried lobby: unlike any other hotel we have seen.
The bedrooms are a burst of coffee, cream and gold, cosseting you in hushed luxury either overlooking the golf course or the coast.
The atrium-style lobby has been restyled à la Chanel into an oasis of chic where waiters will ferry aperitifs to the comfort of your ecru leather armchair (ladies may feel the urge to don a tiara).
For dinner the restaurant awaits with tables both inside and out. The chef has a Michelin star to his name, but sensibly there is also a less gastronomic daily menu on offer too.
Outside, the Régina has a pool (with variable depth settings!) surrounded by an elevated sun deck; perfect for soaking up the sun (or looking down on those around).
There is a free car-park at the Régina too, with valet parking should you need it.
The Biarritz Radisson hotel sits on the southern side of town, just above the Vieux Port with its array of lively bars and cheerful restaurants.
A bright, modern hotel it was converted a few years ago from a listed building (an old Renault factory in fact). This building constraint had a very beneficial effect on the size of the Radisson Biarritz's bedrooms - nice and large, as are the bathrooms, all of which have tubs and showers. Indeed, the bedrooms are amongst the largest we've come across: making the Radisson an automatic choice for golfers who require Twin rooms.
Amongst the hotel's other attractions are the roof-top pool, restaurant and sundeck bar; so you can dip, sip or slurp whilst gazing out over the Atlantic or the Biarritz rooftops. On the ground floor there is another bar and a 'spare' restaurant, just in case the weather precludes rooftop dining.
As you wight expect, given the roots of the building. car parking is very well catered for with a large underground car park.
The hotel also offers limited spa facilities with a sauna and hammam plus a full range of relaxation, beauty and health therapists on hand.
|Grand Tonic Hotel****
A mere 250 yards from La Grande Plage, in the vibrant heart of Biarritz, the Grand Tonic Hôtel offers good quality accommodation in the heart of the town.
In addition to its excellent location, it has one of the best restaurants in Biarritz - La Maison Biarrotte that elegantly combines the best of old and new Basque cuisine (there's a small bar too).
Bedrooms are bright and stylish many having the added luxury of whirlpool baths - just the thing after a hard day out on the course! N.B. We would advise Superior rooms if you need Twin beds as they are slightly larger.
For evenings out, all of the other restaurants, bars, the Casino and night-clubs of Biarritz are on your doorstep, so you can choose just how deep into the night you wish to play...
The Tonic hotel also benefits from its own car-parking facilities both behind the hotel and even more securely an underground car park that connects via a lift into reception.
Le Karitza hotel is set slightly back from the ocean towards the market square in Biarritz. It has recently been totally overhauled to become the best value, funkiest little hotel in Biarritz!
There is a restaurant at the hotel that serves imaginative cuisine combining Basque flavours some avant garde thinking. Around and about you are spoilt for choice of dining options in Biarritz - like the just across the street or stroll into town for myriad more options.
Worthy of note is the compact garden behind the hotel with its small swimming pool and the fact that there is a secure car-park directly under the hotel.
If you intend to spend the best part of your days out and about on the golf courses, beaches or in town, the jazzy 3-star Karitza makes a lot of sense.
|Grand Hotel Bayonne***
On one of Bayonne's main streets, backing on to the old narrow lanes of the (mainly pedestrian) centre of town, the Grand Hotel enjoys a very central location. An historic building that has been well cared for and regularly refreshed over the years, it provides a convenient, comfortable base for a golfing break in Bayonne.
There are 57 rooms at the hotel, split between the traditionally styled 'Prestige' rooms or the more modern 'Superior' rooms. Both are well sized with good bathrooms - so the choice is entirely up to you!
On the ground floor there is a very Britih looking oak-panelled bar with a doorway through to the breakfast room in its semi-conservatory setting and Roman arch.
There is no restaurant at the Grand Hotel Bayonne, but a wealth of dining opportunities lie just beyond the threshold and we will of course recommend some of our favourites to you before you go.
Car parking is taken care of in the nearby secure car park, for which there is a specially agreed rate for residents at the hotel.
|Chiberta Golf Hotel****
About three kilometres north of Biarritz right beside the Chiberta Golf Club, the Chiberta Golf Hotel combines the best of golf and the best of the endless sandy beaches.
The hotel has quite a Spanish 'bodega' feel to its open spaces - hardly surprising being so close to the Iberian peninsula!
All of the bedrooms have been revitalised in bright and stylish colour schemes and assure you of a good night's sleep in this quiet suburb of Biarritz. Incidentally, we would advise paying the otiose Superior Room supplement as you will enjoy more space and a golf course view.
The restaurant at the hotel is excellent and has a shaded terrace for outdoor dining. A short drive or taxi into Biarritz will be required for wilder nights out!
The aquatic features at the hotel are good too, so if you don't fancy a dip in the Atlantic there are indoor and outdoor pools for making a splash.
|202 Hotel***- Hossegor
If you like Hossegor, you'll love the new 202 Hotel! Situated just 100yds from the Hossegor Clubhouse and only twice that distance from Hossegor's High Street, the 202 is the place to enjoy golf at Hossegor, Seignosse and Moliets in the relaxed atmosphere of this surfing little town.
The 202 could easily be a four-star hotel but the owner prefers to keep it as a three-star for various reasons. The building is new and well designed with wide corridors, large bedrooms, all with balconies, good bathrooms and its own car-park.
Downstairs the lobby, bar and breakfast room/lounge are bright and spacious. There is a small pool on the decking outside for a cooling dip and a refreshing cocktail maybe? For extra R&R there is a small sauna in the basement.
The 2020 has no restaurant, but there are plenty to choose from strung along the centre of Hossegor and around the lake.
|Relais du Lac*** - Lac de Hossegor
If all you need for your golf holiday is a simple three-star hotel offering cheery accommodation and a continental breakfast then the Relais du Lac, overlooking the lake at Hossegor could be just mhat you are looking for.
The Relais has only twenty rooms, most of which are on the lake side of the hotel having 'Juliette' balconies over the water.
There is a very cheerful breakfast room to start your day with a burst of colour.
Half of the building is a restaurant (under separate management) that is open from May to September, so you won't have ta drive into town (about a mile) for dinner if you don't want to.
A simple, friendly hotel with very keen prices.
Fashioned in an intriguing “Louisiana” style, the Golf - Hôtel Seignosse sits on the fabulous course and is perfect for those wishing to extract the maximum amount of golf from Seignosse, Moliets and Hossegor during their stay.sadly Closed - Plans to re-open in 2016 are afoot...
5 nights at the Radisson Biarritz, 4 rounds at: Le Phare, Seignosse, Arcangues and Makila with a hire-car: £620.00 May, June & Oct.
7 nights at tho Grand Hotel Bayonne with
"Just wanted to thank you for organising a fantastic honeymoon for Louise and I. Everything went without a hitch - the weather was great, the hotels and the golf. The Regina is a gem of a hotel, exactly what we wanted, pure chilled out bliss!"
"9/10 Overall - I will recommend you to friends."
"9/10 Régina Hotel - Excellent, friendly, efficient.
Great sea views and good sized rooms.