Le Regina Biarritz Hotel & Spa MGallery by Sofitel
What We Love
- Stunning location overlooking the bay of Biarritz
- Heated outdoor pool
- Located next door to a world class 18-hole golf course
- This five-star property has a Grand Belle Epoque façade
What To Know
- The property is around two miles from Biarritz Airport
- A car is recommended to explore the local area
- Free parking and WiFi
- The restaurant menu changes each season
- A city tax of approximately $2 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In the hipster surf town of Biarritz, in southwestern France, Le Regina is a Belle Epoque gem with commanding views of the beach and the iconic Phare lighthouse. Built in 1907 and fully refurbished in 2014, the property is centered on a light-drenched central atrium. The 65 guestrooms and suites all have Art Deco-style furniture. For added space book a Superior Room. The Suites are large, at 484 square feet, and feature recessed ceilings and separate lounge areas. Kick back on the ritzy terrace at the restaurant No. 1 By Georges, helmed by Michelin-starred chef Georges Blanc. Dine on classic French fare such as lobster in white wine sauce or Black Angus steak with potato gratin, and be sure to leave room for the signature “Paris-Biarritz” caramel and chocolate eclairs. Follow dinner with a glass of bubbly at the dimly lit Café N, or round off the day with a body wrap and a massage at the Omnisens spa and hammam.
In the Area
Just 20 miles from the Spanish border, the chic coastal resort of Biarritz is a playground for the rich and famous, as well as a prime destination for surfers of all ages and abilities. Paradise Surf School offers lessons and camps throughout the year. For a journey into the past, take a ride on the vintage railroad, the Petit Train de la Rhune. This 1920s-era locomotive climbs the steep slopes of the Pyrenees and offers unmatched views of the French and Spanish Basque country. For a sugar fix, look no further than the Chocolate Museum. Take in the permanent exhibition, then make a beeline for the store and stock up on tasty bonbons.
How to Get There
We stayed there for 1 night and had a really great time. Restaurant is perfect, we loved the food! Great location. Just walk for 10 mins to the `grand plage`. We also enjoyed the music performance at the bar. Highly recommend to everyone. Especially to the families.
I stayed at this hotel for three nights and four days. It was a fabulous experience. The room was lovely and looked out over a golf course. It was clean and decor lovely. The bathroom was spacious... No bathtub but a HUGE shower with a rain shower head.....big fluffy bathrobes and comfy slippers included. There was turn down service each evening and a second tidy up. A Nespresso coffee machine and small fridge were in the room. I used the swimming pool daily.. Lovely and clean and towels provided. I also sat just outside the bar and had a glass of wine, the bartender was kind and courteous. My only complaint ( and this is why I did not give a rating of excellent), was my dining experience in the hotel restaurant. I decided to go down for dinner and initially sat outside on the deck to have a pre dinner drink and listen to the jazz trio who were playing. I was told all the outside tables were taken for dinner as they were reserved but I could eat inside. I was happy with this as I had not made a reservation and it was Saturday evening. But then I was shown to a table where I sat for approximately fifteen to twenty minutes before a waiter arrived. I gave my drink order and was given a menu, but again waited for another fifteen to twenty minutes before my order was taken. Another long wait until I received my food, and then that was the last time I was approached by any server. After finishing my meal and waiting again, I eventually went to the desk myself and asked for my bill. I was very angry with the poor service, especially since I was a hotel guest. The food, however, was very good and I did enjoy it. I purposely did not leave a gratuity as I felt I had been treated badly, but this was the only negative experience during my stay.
My breakfast wss included each day and it was a lovely experience sitting outside each morning. The food was plentiful, of excellent quality, and varied for all tastes. I will definitely return to this hotel, it has been my favourite hotel by far!
5 star Sofitel disappoint for this visit. Ignore confirmed food allergy request an making our start of the day very stressful. Arrogant staff not Interested solving the problem. Breakfast in general poor for 5 star Sofitel. The fruit tasted like from tin cans. No real cofee, only nespresso self service.No fresh egg station. No one to clear table for used items. No piccolo for taking care of luggage. Room is nice but small.
Eric was incredibly accommodating - the location was a bit from town but not bad - perfect was good
Eric found us great restaurants and things to do in the beautiful town
We recommend visiting San Sebastian when you are there
The overall experience and mainly the quality of service was not what can be expected from a 5* hotel.The staff is young and unexperienced, sometimes not even polite. Rooms are small and marketing is somehow misleading.Classic Rooms "facing the city" (according to the website) are actually looking down on the omnipresent parking lots.Superior Rooms with "Ocean views" are facing the road with its flow of coaches bringing tourists to the nearby light house.The pool is surrounded by parking lots and a road. The spa is underground with no natural light nor view and is limited to 1 hammam and not rest area.Last but not least, the hotel management contemns the ACCOR loyalty program, treating members in a very rude manner.