The castle, which is what the employees of the chateau refer to it as, has a peaceful view of the Pyrenees mountains. With the hotel consisting of 19th-century manor and hunting lodge, Biarritz is a popular destination.
This hotel is located between the Airport and the Grande Plage which makes it difficult for those who have not rented a car. Despite it being along a main road and “walking distance” to the train, the buses don’t run frequently and can sometimes be unreliable. We walked a bit under ten minutes to catch the number 8 bus into town, but as dinner is served late, taking the bus back to the hotel in the evenings proved difficult and thus we were left with the option of taking a cab for €20. The restaurant at the hotel was closed during our stay there and we ended up missing the last bus heading back towards the hotel.
There is plenty to do on the grounds as it’s spacious and surrounded by nature. Throughout your stay, you may enjoy the Baroque design with its high ceilings, spiral staircases, and chandeliers. The landscaped grounds are well worth exploring as are the antique books in the library.
If the weather permits the property is equipped with sun loungers and a heated pool. With 9 rooms in the main house, each room is named uniquely. We stayed in the Melisse and it was lovely to lay in bed with the old fashioned doors open looking down to the garden, even on a rainy afternoon.
I loved the breakfast spread (though I normally always do!) and there was plenty to choose from. A variety of bread, pastries, jams, fruits, yogurts, and cereals.