Air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, 3 restaurants, swimming pool, bar, fitness centre, room service, parking.
Yes, cots free of charge, extra beds available.
Small dogs only, €10 per night.
No smoking in the rooms.
Amex, Mastercard, Visa.
Standard double room from €185–€390, breakfast €21.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In this upmarket little town near the Spanish border, Roger Larralde and Richard Pérodeau”s white, late 19th-century mansion (Relais & Châteaux) stands quietly near the broad sandy beach and pedestrianised shopping streets. Furnishing is a mix of Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Some of the “sumptuous” rooms have a private garden or terrace. “If there is heaven on earth this is it,” said visitors. “Our room was luxurious. The gardens are truly beautiful, and well kept under the watchful eyes of management, assorted birds and red squirrels; food was excellent and ample. Service was professional.” But a dissenting couple thought the service “impersonal”, and the food “too rich”. The “beautiful” pool area “is the lively hub of the hotel”: here drinks and meals (Basque cooking by Guillaume Applaincourt) are served. On cool days, guests eat in the formal restaurant with conservatory (which “shelters a unique collection of owls”). Breakfast, “a delicious spread”, if “a bit pricey”, can be taken on the terrace, with roses.