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BEST WESTERN Kemaris
Ranked #23 of 64 Hotels in Biarritz
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“Nice conveniently located hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2011

There were 4 of us travelling and we had 2 different rooms. I stayed in the slightly superior room with airconditioning and a balcony (it was about 30 Euro's extra per night). It was a great hotel, nice rooms, good location, helpful staff. Would highly recommend staying here.

NOTE: If you book one of the more basic rooms, there isn't airconditioning and in mid-summer I suspect the rooms could get very hot.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Kemaris, Directeur général at BEST WESTERN Kemaris, responded to this review, August 10, 2012
Thanks for sharing your feelings about your stay in Biarritz. We recently (winter 2011/2012) renovated all the hotel, and nowadays, all the rooms have air conditioning, which delights our customers during summer. We will always do our best to satisfy you if you come back one day!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2011

Right downtown Biarritz, close to everything. Friendly reception. Nice hotel room. Parking space very narrow. Lovely beach and sunset. Would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: A bit hard to find. A GPS was very helpful.
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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Kemaris, Directeur général at BEST WESTERN Kemaris, responded to this review, August 10, 2012
Thank you for your kind comments, our staff always does its best to satisfy all its guests with a warm welcome. The city centre and the beach are just 10 minutes walking from the hotel, so you can walk all over town. Hoping to see you soon back to our hotel! Regards.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

We stayed at he hotel for 2 nights in the end of june 2010. We had a family room and was surprised of the space. In fact it was 2 connected room each with bathroom. The staff was very friendly, the room very clean and the breakfast was excellent. Carpark in the backyard. Short walt to the centre of Biarritz.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Kemaris, Directeur général at BEST WESTERN Kemaris, responded to this review, August 10, 2012
We really appreciate your comments. From your last visit to Biarritz, we renovated all the hotel and added 20 rooms in the building in front, still with the same uncluttered design that reminds you of the close ocean. Located only 10 minutes to the city centre and the beach, our guests really appreciate doing everything walking. The carpark is indeed very useful during summer, when parking in town is far from being easy. Unfortunately, we don’t have much parking space so booking it is highly recommended. We hope to see you soon in Biarritz, best regards.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2011

Easy to find, near to beaches and town centre. Friendly welcome. Secure parking at rear(charge) Excellent bathroom and shower, separate W.C. No mirror in bedroom. A bit noisy when guests leaving early one morning. Breakfast fine. Free use of computer and internet was welcome. Staff most helpful even on departure. Very pleased overall

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Kemaris, Directeur général at BEST WESTERN Kemaris, responded to this review, August 10, 2012
Welcoming our guests the best way we can is one of our top priorities. Although the parking at rear is not free of charge, we think it is really useful to avoid the puzzle of having to park in town, especially during summer. We are very sorry for the noise you heard one morning and we hope that it didn’t spoil your stay. We will be very glad to welcome you if you come back to Biarritz one day.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2011

A very nice modern hotel with very helpful staff. The rooms where some of the better I stayed at in this price range and you get good value for your money. Our room had separate toilette and bathroom, where the latter included an extra large shower.

The hotel is a five min walk from the closest beach and 10 min walk from the shopping streets.

If there was something I missed in the room it where the fact that there where no fridge where you cold keep your breakfast and drinks cool.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Kemaris, Directeur général at BEST WESTERN Kemaris, responded to this review, August 10, 2012
Our staff is very pleased to hear you positive comments. We always do our best to satisfy our guests during their stay, offering a warm welcome and the best quality of services. We could have kept your drinks and things in the fridge of the hotel. However, we recently renovated the hotel and some of our rooms are equipped with mini-bar in a fridge. We would be very pleased to welcome you on your next stay in the Basque Country.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2011

our stay at Kemaris was over 2 night period and everyone in our party would only praise this hotel as the staff were more than friendly (as we only spoke English) couldn't fault the rooms - clean, tidy and well appointed. All fittings were contemporary design and there was plenty of space in room. The location was perfect for the price as it was only a short walk to city centre and beaches. Would thoroughly recommend this hotel and would have no hesitation booking there again. The 12 Euro hot breakfast was plentiful with adequate selection.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2011

I picked this hotel based on tripadvisor reviews and am very happy with my choice. It is a relatively small, very modern hotel about 10 mins walk from both the beaches and the centre of town. Has onsite parking for about 10 Euros a day and the breakfast, which is pretty good, is about 12 Euros. Staff were very friendly and gave lots of directions/restauarant recommendations. The room was very white and very minimalist, not massive but a decent size. Great shower in the bathroom but no bath, which may be an issue for those that like them. Only problem was the heat. We had our baby sleeping in a travelcot with us and so take a room/bath thermometer with us - it was about 24 degrees inside the room and there was no aircon. We had to open all the windows, which was ok but there was a bit of noise from some nearby parties. Free internet in the room - one bonus was that they have a cable you can plug into your computer - great for us as the wifi on our laptop had been playing up on the trip.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Kemaris, Directeur général at BEST WESTERN Kemaris, responded to this review, August 10, 2012
We thank you for your comments and your remarks. We always try to give you the best services and good recommendation for dinner and leisure in Biarritz or its surroundings. The breakfast is made of fresh and local product (bacon, scrambled eggs, fruits, juices, cakes, fresh bread and croissants…). With regard to the problem you had with the heat, you can be sure that we solved it: we installed the air conditioning in all the rooms of the hotel after having a lot of remarks from our guests. We wish you will come back to visit us soon, regards.
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Property: BEST WESTERN Kemaris
Address: 34 Avenue du Marechal Joffre, 64200 Biarritz, France
Location: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Pyrenees-Atlantiques > Basque Country > Biarritz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #23 of 64 Hotels in Biarritz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Kemaris 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel BEST WESTERN Kemaris Biarritz ***, located 200 meters from the beach of La Cote des Basques, allows you to visit the city walking. The hotel welcomes you in a warm and calm ambiance. You will appreciate the charm of this totally renovated structure. Enjoy all the comfort of our 48 rooms perfectly equipped (flat screen television, CNN channel and free wifi), divided into two buildings. Each room offers a decoration that combines design and natural wood, and some of them are fitted with a wide terrace. The hotel has a private car park (reservation required) which will release you from any parking obligation. Easy to access, the hotel BEST WESTERN Kemaris is located only 10 minutes driving from the airport and the station. The hotel BEST WESTERN Kemaris offers 5 categories of rooms to meet your expectations and to respect your budget. Our hotel has been totally renovated (furniture, isolation, floors, walls, plumbing and electricity) during the past two years, all the rooms are furnished with quality equipments and individual air conditioning. One of the best hotel at biarritz. ... more   less 
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