I chose this hotel because of its strategic location, the sea-view room and that these criteria came with a reasonably affordable rate. A generous buffet breakfast cost an additional Euro10.
After being told that Biarritz is one of the most expensive places in France, I was pleasantly surprised to know that a double room costs Euro120/night. I've paid much more for a room with less comfort and amenities in other less popular places in France. A double room at Le Caritz generally costs from Euro80 -145/night depending on the season.
As with most hotels, there are pros and cons with Le Caritz.
1. Room with a gorgeous ocean view;
2. Nice toiletry products by Science et Mer;
3. Rainforest shower head;
4. A big terrace overlooking the ocean with kitchen serving food from 12pm – 12am every day;
5. Accessible to restaurants and shops by feet. A hype night club (Arena Club) is just right across the hotel;
6. Vibrant and lively area.
1. Difficult to find a parking space due to busy traffic;
2. No elevator but there are only 3 floors;
3. Lack of privacy as all room window faces the terrace and within close visible range from each other;
4. Noisy for those who like it quiet.
Despite the cons, I would still highly recommend Le Caritz for the simple reason that it is strategically located and it gives you access to most of the things you wish to enjoy being in Biarritz - mainly the sea.
The staff were very nice, accommodating and professional. On the morning after I had just checked out, the receptionist rushed after me to inform me that housekeeping had found my laptop's electric cable in the room. I was very grateful for the quick recovery of something which would have cost me a lot to replace.
Biarritz has become one of my most favourite seaside holiday destinations and if I ever visit again, I would look out for Le Caritz.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The privilege of an exceptional situation in Biarritz. The 3-star hotel Le Caritz, situated at 20 meters from the beach, proposes you 12 rooms among which 2 suites, all with a view on the ocean. Every room benefits from an air conditioning system independent as well as of a free WiFi access. At any time, possibility of room service, from breakfast to dinner, all the dishes of our card are at your disposal. To savor: the luxury of the private terrace opened on the ocean and its Jacuzzi, for a favored and relax moment. The ocean offers itself to you right in the heart of Biarritz. ... more less