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“Very cosy B & B in Cap Ferret” 4 of 5 stars
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La Maison du Bassin
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Cap-Ferret
San Isidro, Argentina
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121 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Very cosy B & B in Cap Ferret”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

First time in Cap Ferret, incredible beaches along the Atlantic coast
Oysters are produced in great scale for consumption in Paris and all France
Try to miss the traffic leaving on Sundays back to Bordeaux, it can be terrible
The rooms are very cosy, old fashion way, built all in wood, creaky stears, small bathrooms but you don't need more
We had a lovely dinner and there is a bar also where you can tit pits to eat with a drink on the side.
People are very nice and the small village with all you need is just walking distance
Rent a bike during your stay, it's the best way to move around

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kippford
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for several days in June. If you have read the ratings you will already know about the tiny rooms, lack of sitting rooms (apart from the bar) and the 'chic' paintwork, so I don't need to go over all that. I would just add, there is no air conditioning and of course you can just open the windows but during the summer Cap Ferret has a mosquito problem.

There is a large restaurant which serves ok food and good breakfasts with fresh bread, local honey and in-house preserves. Eggs are not offered but we saw them being served, so you can probably get them if you ask.
The staff are all charming 'though we seldom saw anyone in reception after dinner which probably contributed to 'the problem' as there were only bar staff around late at night.
'The problem' with this hotel, is the noise from the bar which kicks off at about 22:00 and goes on for two or three hours just as you are trying to get to sleep. I don't mean a distant tinkle of glasses or a bit of music, I mean a full on, thumping clubby racket. At first I couldn't figure out what was going on because the hotel was full of mostly English, middle aged and older couples who didn't look like party animals...then I realized that, especially out of season, this is probably one of the few bars open for locals and early holiday makers. The hotel receptionist was all apologies the next morning and gave us free breakfasts but I got the impression that as soon as we were gone the party would be on again - you can't blame them really - the season is so short in Cap Ferret. Sadly a good night's sleep is the most basic requirement for a 'hotel' and if you are in the main building, you probably won't get it. ( I can't vouch for the annex - you may be better off there.)

It's a shame, because though the hotel is only few hundred meters from the see (though it doesn't have see views) and it's in a good position for Cap Ferret village.
There was a wedding on during our stay, which the hotel apologized for but the wedding didn't keep us awake at all!

Room Tip: Rooms on the front are closest to the bar.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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Thank weederKippford
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Istanbul, Turkey
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81 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights in July 2011, and I can only say it was absolutely amazing. The Cap Ferret area in general is a lovely area to visit with the Bassin D'Arcachon and a bit further on St. Emillion and Bordeaux. The hotel is small scale and the room we stayed in was designed in Colonial style with a lot of wood and details. Very tasteful. Our room had a view of the Bassin. The rooms are perhaps not as big as in a regular chain hotel but certainly big enough for two with luggage. The towels are large and the sheets crisp. The hotel was quiet while we were there and we slept well.

We had dinner in the Bistro of the hotel as well and that was absolutely a feast if you are a seafood lover. The area is renown for its oysters and also the scallops were amazing. The desserts are great too. I really recommend to eat at least once a dinner in the Bistro because it adds a lot on your overall hotel experience. You completely forget where you are. The decor is amazing.

The breakfast is French - that has to be your style of course - but the croissants, baguettes, and Madeleines were very good and there were homemade jams and fresh orange juice. Overall a great hotel and at a beautiful location on the Cap. I recommend it!

Room Tip: Book a room with a view of the Bassin.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Ivo-Knottnerus
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dublin
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40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The hotel is extreemly charming in an old fashioned french seaside way.It is actually done up to look like this and succeeds completely.It could aso be described as New England chic.
The food is second to none .The wine list is far too expensive.
If You are staying on one of the hotel offers or packages ,unfortunately you are put dining in the porch or veranda .this is very nice but it is outside the very charming dining room and you are treated very much in this way as a second class citizen .While the food is excelent it is not the good menu.the segregation seemed ridiculous to us.The dining room had two or three tables in service as did the veranda. It meant that the staff had to work much harder and just caused unneccessary offence.If the hotel had warned us when we were booking that they intended to treat us like this we would not have taken the three day offer.
It was a real pity because it is such a super hotel otherwise.

Room Tip: Make sure when you are booking that you get a room on the first floor ,either in the main house or t...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank alvisDublin
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Paris, France
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

perfect place to spend a weekend in the Springtime or even before the Summer holidays, to rest, read and walk around, e.g on the long beach of Cap Ferret (not crowded in March), breath some fresh air...

Room Tip: Choose a room in the hotel, not in the second house, less pretty in my opinion.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Elia B
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Excellent restaurant and stylish New England type decor. Let down slightly by lack of general areas for relaxation and absence of car park. Not the easiest place to find - head for the lighthouse and ask!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Mike E
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London
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

My mum and I booked to stay here during the few days between Christmas and New Year and it proved the perfect escape. Our lovely room was tucked at the top of the stairs in the main part of the hotel and featured a beautiful double bed and open plan bathroom. The hotel breakfast was fantastic and the bar proved the perfect place to recover from a day walking along the coastline and beaches. There are lots of lovely restaurants in the near vicinity and I heartily recommend going out and exploring them... unless you get distracted by the vaste hotel pudding tray on the way out!

Room Tip: The only advice I can give you, would be to choose a room at the back of the hotel away from the bar...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Emily J
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Property: La Maison du Bassin
Address: 5 rue des Pionniers, 33970 Cap-Ferret, Lege-Cap-Ferret, France
Location: France > Aquitaine > Gironde > Lege-Cap-Ferret > Cap-Ferret
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Bar / Lounge Beach Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Cap-Ferret
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Number of rooms: 11
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