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Biarritz

Alcyon

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Why We Love It

  • This 19th-century hotel is in the centre of Biarritz -- the "queen of the Basque coast" (The Daily Telegraph)
  • The main beach & the seafront casino are both less than 5 minutes' walk
  • The property is close to the Spanish border -- San Sebastián is a 35-minute drive & Bilbao is 1 hour 30 minutes away by car
  • Coco Chanel, Ernest Hemingway & Frank Sinatra have all spent time in Biarritz

Map & Directions

Biarritz Airport and Biarritz railway station are both around a 10-minute drive from the hotel. A taxi to either costs approximately 6€ one way.

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Overview

Designed by local architect Raymond Larrebat Tudor in the 19th century, Alcyon is a 15-room family-run hotel in the resort town of Biarritz, which is situated on the Bay of Biscay on France's Basque coast. The property is 400 metres from the city's Grande Plage and less than a 10-minute drive from Biarritz Airport.

Described by the Daily Mail as the "little French city with the big celebrity factor", Biarritz has welcomed many famous faces over the years including Coco Chanel, Ernest Hemingway and Frank Sinatra, to name a few. The emperor Napoleon III built a palace for his wife Eugénie on the seafront -- you can learn more about the local history at the Musée Historique de Biarritz, a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

Although popular during summer for its warm weather and vibrant surf scene, Biarritz is very much "a year-round destination" (The Daily Telegraph), with a mild climate and plenty to do no matter what the season -- there is a tourist office a few minutes' walk from the hotel for sightseeing information.

Located in the centre, Alcyon is within easy reach of the city's many boutique shops and chic restaurants. It is also less than five minutes' walk from the seafront Casino Barrière and a 10-minute walk from the aquarium. For some spectacular scenery, you can take a 20-minute stroll along the coast to the Phare de Biarritz lighthouse and climb its 248 steps. From here, there is a panoramic view of Biarritz and the Basque hinterland.

Those looking to explore beyond the city can head to northern Spain, with the Spanish border close by. The "stunning" (Lonely Planet) coastal city of San Sebastián is a 35-minute drive, while the large port city of Bilbao -- home to the Guggenheim Museum -- is an hour and a half away by car.

There is a breakfast room and a small lounge area at the hotel. Bedrooms feature air conditioning, flat-screen televisions, black-out blinds and free Wi-Fi.

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 11am

National Rating
This property has received its official star rating from the French Tourism Development Agency, ATOUT France.

Know Before You Go

  • Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: EUR 12.00 for adults and EUR 6 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.65 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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