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
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.
Was not happy. Booked a room way ahead of time with the corporate rate which was not cheap to start with. Got a very small room on the first floor overlooking the parking lot. The smell of cigarette smoke overwhelmed me as I walked in. It was a handicapped accessible room with the huge shower with just 2 half glass enclosures and no curtain so as soon as open the water, entire bathroom floor was wet. Towels were thin, warned and washed out with grayish tone and did not smell fresh. Right away we asked to change the room and was offered ocean view of rooms at double the price. We refused of course, went online looked around and rented a villa, for less than the cost of this hotel room. Very happy it happened, otherwise we would not have found this villa.
The hotel decor is beautiful, too bad they are charging outrageous prices for the lobby decor and not the comfort of the rooms. The staff at the reception is very nice!
Very central, very clean and extremely beautyful. We had a very pleasent stay. Right next to the beach and lots of restaurants and shopping opportunities. Busses and breakfast cafes right round the corner. Staff at the reception was a bit unfriendly, not helpful and speaking very little English. Bit overall a lovely experience in an amazing Art-Deco interior.