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“ideal hotel in a town by the sea”
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Hotel La Marisa
Ranked #8 of 28 Hotels in Saint-Jean-de-Luz
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

A good value, centrally located hotel with very friendly staff and comfortable rooms.
What more could one want in the expensive town of St Jean?
We worried that as our room was by the lift we would be disturbed by noise. In fact it is hydraulic and was absolutely silent. The bedroom was slightly cramped as was the shower, but as another reviewer stated this is to be expected in lower cost French town hotels.
Our only gripe is that the breakfast room gets overloaded in bad weather - which we had plenty of! There is a charming small garden and terrace where one can breakfast in good weather.
A warning is that the hotel is very difficult to find by car - satnavs are useless as there are lots of small one way streets - and parking is very difficult. Make sure you book car parking arranged by the hotel in a close by public car park before your arrival. There is a convenient reserved bay outside for loading and unloading luggage.
The staff are all charming with particular mention of the charming lady in charge and Mehdi who was most helpful and accommodating.
We thoroughly recommend this sweet convenient hotel

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

We loved this hotel. It is a converted home just a few steps from the beach. The owners are so welcoming and helpful. Although the rooms are small (as are most European hotels) the common areas (sitting room, breakfast area and terrace) provide a place to read or chat or play cards. Breakfasts feature local breads, cheeses, jams etc. Drinks (soft drinks, beer and juice) are available 24 hours a day on the honor system. Parking is available in a public garage a few blocks away.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

Saint Jean de Luz is a perfect choice for travelers roaming through Basque country and the coastline beaches. Hotel Marisa is a great choice n ot only because of its location, but because of its size, price, staff and comfort. It's one block from the beach located on a tiny narrow street. Rooms are traditional French country... But very clean and comfortable. And for the digitally-addicted, there's excellent Wi-Fi.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gordium
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

Stayed here with friends May 16 & 17, 2012. Received a very warm welcome on arrival. Rooms
were small, but very clean, attractive, and comfortable, and all facilities were top of the line.
Breakfast was good, and was served by friendly and efficient staff.. The location is a couple
of minutes from the walk along the sea wall , and is within a few minutes on foot to the
shopping and restaurant area. Highly recommend this hotel. We had not reserved parking,
but this was looked after by a staff member who parked our car for us in a nearby garage.

Room Tip: No tips on room choice, but it would be advisable to reserve parking at the time you book The hotel...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

We stayed 3 nights at the Hotel La Marisa and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was our first time in the Pays Basque but it will definitely not be our last! The front desk staff, especially Mehdi, were absolutely the best on our month-long tour of France. I cannot say enough about their helpfulness and kindness. We were able to reserve a private spot for our car (good idea as parking even in low season is difficult). The hotel is steps from the beautiful beach and close to restaurants.Our room was spotless and comfortable, although not large, and quiet. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank IreneWinnipeg_Canada
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

Hotel not cheapest available off season but the room was excellent, good size, comfortable,clean and easily accessible. The breakfast was delightful and relaxed but what made our stay and our holiday so enjoyable was the pleasant and 'nothing is too much trouble' of all the staff. Reception could not do enough, both staff spoke perfect English as did the lovely lady who prepared and served breakfast. Thank you all!

Room Tip: Ask for top room with best sea view.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

Over the years, we have visited St. Jean-de-Luz many times but we have never had a more pleasant stay that here at the Hotel Marisa. With rooms at the high end of our budget, 100 euros or more, we decided to go for it and have not regretted it for a minute. The most cheerful and friendly welcome that we could imagine, 15 differently decorated rooms, a breakfast that negated any need for lunch, clean and comfortable and everything we needed was immediately provided. We could not have designed a better stay.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel La Marisa

Address: 16, rue Sopite, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
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Location: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Pyrenees-Atlantiques > Basque Country > Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Saint-Jean-de-Luz
#2 Green Hotel in Saint-Jean-de-Luz
#2 Romantic Hotel in Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Price Range: $105 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Marisa 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Marisa is an hotel of charm, 3* star, located idyllically in the historic center, within 30 meters walking to the beach.Taking into account every traveler's needs, we put a lot of effort, so that you feel home. You will note that our rooms are all personalized where the old and the modern mix well. ... more   less 
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