Hotel de Silhouette
What We Love
- A historic boutique hotel on France's scenic Basque coast, with breakfast included
- The historic charm of this former residence dating back to the ancien régime
- Your central location in the heart of town, a short walk from the main beach
- Being surrounded by sumptuous French cuisine in your historic Les Halles foodie neighborhood
What To Know
- Located in a chic seaside town on France's Basque coast
- Guestrooms are done up in a funky, contemporary style
- The hotel restaurant is only open in spring and summer, but there's local produce and artisinal goods at the year-round market across the street
Follow in the footsteps of Étienne de Silhouette, the French finance
minister to Louis XV, at his former residence-turned-stylish boutique hotel. Hotel de Silhouette, a four-star TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, is housed in one of the city’s oldest buildings, and its original charm has been maintained, but lovingly updated with contemporary design and statement wallpaper. After a peek at the 20 designer guest rooms, don’t be
surprised if you find yourself imagining that you, too, are luxuriously
ensconced at the king’s court.
Alas, you’re not at Versailles, but Biarritz. This chic seaside town on France’s ruggedly beautiful Basque coast is a European
capital of surfing and style. Today, well-heeled jet-setters and sun-seeking travelers have replaced the aristocracy as the prime demographic drawn to its scenic Atlantic shores, but the dramatic beauty and charm of the old bars and cafés remain. Oh, and speaking of that shore – did we mention that the beach, also visited by royalty, is just steps away?
Don’t let the natural materials –
particularly wood and stone – fool you into thinking that the 20 rooms
here are anything but luxury. With designer wallpaper and statement
throws providing a splash of color, these chic rooms follow a cool and contemporary design brief to the letter. There’s even soundproofing, MP3
readers and a well-stocked minibar to keep you entertained.
the hotel’s imitation sheep graze on the lawn, dig into a continental breakfast in the dining room or in the privacy of your
own room. The hotel restaurant is only open in spring and summer, with a
splendid terrace to dine on, but you can enjoy regional specialties in
the many restaurants in the local Quartier des Halles neighborhood for
lunch and dinner.
If you’re here for
salty fresh sea air, you’re perfectly positioned just 984 feet from
the beach, and golf aficionados are a mere 2625 feet from Le Phare
Golf Club. For astounding sea views and a feeling of weightlessness,
walk across the small bridge over the sea to the Virgin on the Rock
(Rocher de la Vierge), and be sure to make time for an exquisite fresh
fish supper at one of the port’s seafood joints. Biarritz is a gem for
chic French clothes shopping too, and you have a fabulous spread of
upscale boutiques to wander between.
How to Get There
Good location. Nice garden. Breakfast extra and satisfactory. Our room was pleasant, but small and no view. Bose speaker was a nice touch but unusable as out of date connection. Nice shower room. We were out of season and hotel nearly empty so not sure why we didnt get a better room with sea view and balcony. Business like attitude from proprietors. .
Very nice boutique hotel in the heart of Biarritz. Everyone at the hotel was very kind and the place is run very efficiently. There is a small cafe downstairs with plenty of healthy options and a restaurant. The room (2nd floor suite overlooking the street) was extremely comfortable and very quiet despite being on a street (if you like it dark, put down the exterior shutters). We had been traveling for quite some time and this was an oasis we did not want to leave. certainly stay here again.
We stayed at the above hotel last weekend and may i say what a great experience we had The staff were most friendly and very helpful .
we had a balcony which had a fantastic view and was a lovely room ..
We missed our flight on the Sunday due to snow in the UK airport and ended up going back to the hotel which was a pleasure considering the travel circumstance
Breakfast was Great
We look forward to visit again soon
The hotel is across the street from the main market and surprisingly quiet considering all the activities outside.The hotel staff were not customer focused,our room was not serviced because staff don't work after 5 pm Sundays.Wifi reception was poor in
rooms and hd to go to reception area at times.
This is a great hotel. We stayed for two nights in superior room with a roof terrace. It was stunning. We will definitely make a return visit and stay here again. Rooms were beautiful, very clean, spacious and comfortable. Hotel was in a great location for local bars, the market and good restaurants. Supermarket is opposite the hotel and a five minute walk to beach. Grounds were lovely and nice to relax in. I wouldn't bother with breakfast as plenty of places nearby and much more reasonable.