We stayed in Quality Suites & Spa Arcachon in La Teste-de-Buch in August 2011 for three days and truly wished to stay longer! This is a really brilliant hotel – first of all, for its incomparable futuristic design ensuring the unforgettable stay even after visiting a lot of memorable places within all Europe.
The rooms are designed in 6 different colour schemes, and are looking exactly like in the photos in the hotel website. The rooms in the 1st floor are designed in 2 different colour schemes: light violet and dark violet. The 2nd floor rooms are red, pink, French green and grey. Contemplating what room to choose, firstly I asked the reception staff to show all available rooms before the check-in. The girl in the reception was very kind: she asked her colleague to show the various rooms, and I chose in my opinion the most beautiful – red :))
Whereas the hotel is brand new, everything is impeccably clean. The double room has a very big and comfortable king-size bed, the large flat screen TV fixed on the wall, and is equipped with all modern facilities: perfect quality WI-FI (free of charge), very efficient air-conditioning, kichenette with the fridge, stove, microwave, electric kettle, hospitality tray with the tea and coffee, and all necessary crockery. It’s a significant advantage to have a well-appointed kichenette in the room, considering the availability of a few supermarkets in the vicinity, where you can find practically everything.
The room has a balcony overlooking the outdoor swimming pool. The balcony is equipped with the nicely designed chairs and table.
The hotel is located in the side of the industrial park of La Teste-de-Buch, in Avenue d’Europe, which extends in parallel to the motorway connecting Bordeaux and Arcachon. Despite of its proximity to the motorway, the hotel is really quiet, there is no traffic noise. The hotel is seen from the motorway, on the left side, when driving from Bordeaux towards the Atlantic coast, and is very easily found. There is a lot of space around the hotel (this is one of my preferences, because I don’t like to stay in crowded places). The lovely coastal town Arcachon is 6-7 kilometers away. The beautiful Atlantic beaches, as well as the Great Dune of Pilat (the largest sand dune in Europe!) are located in the similar distance.
We didn’t use the spa facilities, so have no opinion in this regard. But I enjoyed to use the outdoor swimming pool, which is a moderate size, very clean, with plenty of comfortable beach chairs around.
To be honest, I have to mention some deficiencies. Those deficiencies are related to the bathroom. The bathroom itself is very nicely designed, however, the shower has an insufficient pressure, so it’s really inconvenient to use. Secondly, the absense of lighting of the mirror in the bathroom. There are only obscured lights on the bathroom ceiling, so it’s absolutely impossible to make-up for ladies at the bathroom mirror... Probably this lighting was not installed yet, because the hotel was just opened? Nevertheless, I believe that the hotel management can easily remedy those deficiencies.
Overall, the Arcachon area is one of the most amazing places in Europe I’ve visited during many years of my travelling. The Quality Suites & Spa is an ideal place to stay, if you want to explore the Bassin of Arcachon, when travelling by car. It’s important to note that the car is a must. The hotel has an ample free parking with a lot of space (it’s seen in the photo).
Despite of the mentioned small deficiencies, I truly recommend this hotel and evaluate it as excellent :))
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