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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Booked this hotel as private on site parking was essential and they are few and far between in the centre of Biarritz. The double room which was the cheapest was really good with a large shower room and excellent in room facilities and furnishings. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly and nothing was any trouble. The evening meal was most enjoyable with a beautiful sea view from the dining room.The buffet breakfast was one of the best we’ve had. It was a 7minute walk down to the centre of Biarritz
This hotel is heaven. I was there for 10 days by myself. I felt save and comfortable. I often walked for about 15 minutes to the closest cafe restaurant and shopping area, not hard at all, then about 15 minutes easy walk to the center of Biarritz. There is a wonderful covered market where good picnic style lunches can be bought. I usually had a munch on the beach on the way back and enjoyed every minute, i saw the Bastille day fireworks from my balcony and it was utterly beautiful. Other nights i watched for the green ray but never saw it. The staff was very helpful, especially with my cell phone problems...my only problem was the size of the pool; just too small for the many families meeting for the holiday. The beach is down a big hill so if you want a quick dip the pool is it. Drinks and snacks served at the pool were good. Sometimes had lunch at the golf course which has a small pro shop. Did some serious shopping at the Galleries Lafayette in Biarritz and visited a couple of small museums. I enjoyed the whole experience except the casino which chased me out.i guess I didn’t look like the casino type, but i am the Regina type .the drama of that lobby! The glam!
For clarity we didn't stay here so my review is based on a short stop for coffee, tea and a glass of wine.
It was raining when we arrived in Biarritz and we were thirsty after a long drive. We were looking for somewhere to park and get a drink but Biarritz seemed impossible for us to get a parking space anywhere for our vehicle a large 4x4 with a roof rack. However driving by this hotel we noticed that it had its own car park, the hotel looked lovely so we thought that we would try it. One day we may stay in Biarritz overnight and if we did we'd probably stay there.
Our service was just perfect and our drinks just right. Nibbles were provided with them.
The ambiance is pleasant within the large hall like open space.
Altogether a pleasant stop.