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“Would return in a heartbeat” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Palym
7 Rue du Vieux-Port, 64200 Biarritz, France   |  
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Ranked #27 of 69 Hotels in Biarritz
San Diego, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Would return in a heartbeat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

This is a lovely little hotel in an excellent location (stone's throw from the beach) and near quite a few good restaurants, bars, and cafes. Very clean, stylish rooms, and ours had a cute balcony that opened right up to the street. The lady who was at the front desk didn't seem to speak any English, but everything was well-taken care of so we had little need to communicate beyond "hello," and "thank you, good bye."

Two small hiccups: first, the wifi went down unannounced for about a day. It was a bit of an inconvenience, but obviously not too much since we didn't take the time/energy to inquire. Secondly, it would have been nice for the shower to have had a shower curtain to help minimize splashing out to the rest of the bathroom. The glass partition that was there instead of very modern-looking and pretty to look at, but not very functional.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

My three girlfriends and I were so pleased with this lovely hotel. It's a stone's throw away from the beach, the owners were so kind and the rooms were refreshingly clean. There are also some cute cafes, restaurants and bars right outside the hotel. It'll be my go to spot for Birarritz as it was easy on my wallet as well!!!!

Room Tip: We loved room 24!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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37 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

As a group of 6, we took a family room (sleeps 4) and a double room at Hotel Palym. It was absolutely perfect. The location can't be beaten - you can see the sea from the front door, and it is equally right in the centre of town with all the shops, restaurants and bars right there. The owners were wonderful too - extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms were very spacious, big comfy beds, excellent bathroom and all very clean, the family room even had a little patio area. I really can't think of anything bad to say about this hotel, and would recommend it without hesitation.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

Hotel Palym is the place to stay in Biarritz, yes you can get something more expensive but not better value for money and personal.
The hotel is now being upgraded and is even better. The owner Mr Bernard and his family is just fantastic. Our family of 5 can warmly recommend it.
Christian

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Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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London, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2008

Two words describe this hotel: Fleabag joint. If your only need is a roof over your head and you don’t mind a sloping rust-stained floor or sharing a towel with your room mate, this hotel might be bearable. If your tastes are backpacker, the heaving bar downstairs means you may even enjoy it. But if you have come to Biarritz for a bit of its alleged glamour, this is not the hotel for you.

  • Liked — It was central
  • Disliked — everything else
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Düsseldorf
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2007

I stayed one night in the cheapest room of this hotel; very clean, spacy, comfortable beds, friendly staff. moreover, it is located between the 2 surfing beaches, only a few meters from the beach. definitely more than you would have expected! I hope to return there soon as I can just recommend this budget hotel.

  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2006

I stayed in the palym hotel for two nights in may 2006, I found it in the Lonely Planet guidebook. The hotel room was bright and clean and fairly big. Really impressed with the bathroom, very small but clean and new shower. Rooms were cleaned every day and given clean towels. Hotel staff were very friendly. Really good hotel for a budget traveller, very cheap, great spot...near to all the restaurants and bars and the beach. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 7 Rue du Vieux-Port, 64200 Biarritz, France
Location: France > Aquitaine > Pyrenees-Atlantiques > Basque Country > Biarritz
Amenities:
Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 69 Hotels in Biarritz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 28
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