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Hotel Mercure President Biarritz Plage

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • The hotel is in the centre of Biarritz -- the "queen of the Basque coast" (The Daily Telegraph)
  • The resort town is one of Europe's surfing hotspots
  • Aquarium de Biarritz and Rocher de la Vierge -- a landmark rock formation just off the coast -- are less than 15 minutes' walk away
  • The town has six beaches and it also has a characterful Vieux Port (old port)

Enjoyed This
"Exceptional in every aspect.... superb central location, luxurious rooms, fantastically friendly and helpful staff, brilliantly clean and amazing breakfasts"
4. Oct 2019
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Mercure Le President Biarritz Centre is a 4-star hotel in the centre of Biarritz, a resort town on the coast of French Basque Country. It's five minutes' walk from the Grand Plage (the town's main beach), 10 minutes' walk from the Art Deco Aquarium de Biarritz and 15 minutes' walk from Rocher de la Vierge -- a rock formation off the coast that supports a statue of the Virgin Mary (its name means "Virgin's Rock") and has impressive views of the coast.

It is impossible to visit Biarritz without admiring the Hôtel du Palais, which was built in 1855 by emperor Napoleon III for his wife Eugénie as a summer villa and was later expanded into a luxury hotel that hosted the likes of Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardener.

Dominating the cliffs of Pointe Saint-Martin, Biarritz Lighthouse is a 25-minute walk away. Other attractions in Biarritz include two casinos, a golf course, a promenade and a charming old port. Les Halles, a quaint covered market hall, is five minutes' stroll away. With six beaches, the resort is also popular for watersports and is one of Europe's surfing hotspots.

The resort town of San Sebastián, which is "framed by golden beaches and lush hillsides" (Lonely Planet), is an hour's drive from the hotel.

The interior of the hotel is Pop Art-inspired, with quirky artwork throughout. Bedrooms are newly renovated and have free Wi-Fi. Some of the rooms offer sea views.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Hair-dryer


  • Public car park (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at 13€ per pet per night.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Fees: City tax not included in the total price: 2.20€ per person per night payable at the hotel.

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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm AET

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(24 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Mercure Le President Biarritz Centre over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Exceptional in every aspect.... superb central location, luxurious rooms, fantastically friendly and helpful staff, brilliantly clean and amazing breakfasts
Davina 04. Oct 2019
Enjoyed Most
Staff were very friendly and helpful. I loved my stay
Other Comments
Clean and cossy
Clarissa 04. Oct 2019 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Could not have been better
Christopher 04. Oct 2019 London, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Receptionist was very helpful. Helped us check in for homeward flight.
Maureen 04. Oct 2019
Enjoyed Most
Polite and friendly staff. Delicious breakfast. Sadly the trip was ruined by a French air strike and we had to get home which was a nightmare but nothing to do with Hotel Mecure.
debbie 04. Oct 2019 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A very enjoyable stay, very convenient to shops and beach...
Other Comments
charming and helpful staff
Evelyn 04. Oct 2019
Enjoyed Most
Enjoyed it very much ... breakfast was lovely and the location was excellent for the beach and the town. The bedrooms were very clean and light and with enough room. Everyone we spoke to who worked there was very pleasant and helpful.
Other Comments
Very welcoming entrance and nice decor.
Jennifer 03. Oct 2019
Enjoyed Most
Very good value, well equipped rooms, good location.. Great little package
Gillian 03. Oct 2019

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