Le Grand Hôtel de la Plage
What We Love
- Sleek minimalist living by the beach at Biscarosse, an hour's drive from wine city BordeauxThe stunning hotel design – an architect's dream casting a magical interplay of sunlight and shadows
- The grandstand location next to a huge swathe of sandy beach and crashing waves
- The award-winning restaurant, with al fresco terrace almost directly on the beach
What To Know
- The main draw is its beachfront location, which the hotel highlights with its terraces and panoramic infinity pool
- Guestrooms can be on the small side but all have large balconies to soak up the sun
- Free WiFi
Worthy holder of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Le Grand Hôtel de la Plage offers a ringside seat at southwest France’s Biscarosse beach. The hotel first welcomed guests over a century ago, when it was housed in a classic wooden weatherboard building. Today it boasts a new gleaming white incarnation and minimalist design. Sharp angles cast strong shadows on its terraces betwixt land and sea – enhanced by the intense sunlight – an artist’s inspiration that constantly changes throughout the day. Drift off to sleep to the sound of the ocean and wake each morning to sweeping vistas of sea and sky.
Nominated at the prestigious Villegiature Awards, the hotel’s pride and joy is its award-winning terrace restaurant, where you can enjoy relaxed gourmet dining within a pebble’s throw of the beach. Equally enticing is the seasonal outdoor infinity pool (open May to September) and sundeck – a real bonus should the surf prove too strong for swimming.
The air here is purifying and invigorating – you can almost feel the ozone doing its good work. Slide even further into serenity with a delicious spa treatment, adding to the overall sense of well-being. Add to this some superb golf courses, world-class surfing, pine forest trails and tranquil inland lakes and you have all you could desire for a rejuvenating stay in the great French outdoors.
How to Get There
Stayed as a birthday treat first week of April. Probably a bit early in the season. Booked superior balcony room. (32)
Superb views on two sides. Lovely room , nice facilities, separate bathroom and loo. Bath tub in room trendy but superfluous. Comfy bed. Nice coffee machine in room. Staff very attentive. Restaurant excellent (if a little pricey).
Breakfast nice and plentiful. Secure parking right by hotel nice. Town a little dead. Need to go a little later in the season next time.
Staying for 3 nights in the first week of July------and travelling from Aberdeen in Scotland-------things needed to be just right------and they were-------the hotel is ideally placed on the beach with splendid sunset views ------and a brilliant infinity pool. The staff were very hardworking and friendly-------the breakfasts splendid and our stay just too brief.
We had a fantastic experience at the hotel with a well spec'd room and a fantastic view over the ocean.
We booked a single night at the end of our two week holiday. After visiting Biscarrosse on our last day we decided to stay an extra night to enjoy the surf and charm of the resort. A quick call and the hotel not only booked the room but made amendment to get our two children in the same room. We were allowed to use the car park and facilities early and the room was ready for check-in ahead of schedule. The room was clean, really well equipped and beautifully presented. The staff were all so helpful and even helped with storing our bikes which was above and beyond.
We will definitely come back!
Hotel directly on the beach, safe parking directly at the hotel.
International breakfast was good.
View from the room was excellent, every room has a view to the Atlantic.
Wifi to slow, data rate not high enough.
Not really good, i would like to say something better but im disapointed. After ariving we wanted to have a salad on the terasse, this did not work. We had to move from the main terasse to antoher seat while athoers were still sitting in the same area.... only tapas were available, no salad, even though it was mentioned on the card in our room. The escalator was out of order, with four stars and this price i ecpect someone to take my liggage up to my room without asking... it was mentioned at the reception, if you need help let us know (2nd floor)...second thing if it is not possible to use the pool for another hour after check out this is ridiculous... please think about your strategy and about how you present your hotel for paying customers... totally disapointed for what we payed, i will go further to tripadvisor and others... for me this is not acceptabel!