The big advantage of this hotel is its situation. It's just across the road from a pleasant beach (Foncillon), with a better than average beach café (Le Parasol), and if you get a sea view, a brilliant view over the end of the Gironde and out into the Atlantic. The prices reflect this, rather than the service, which is ...OK, no more. Drawbacks: no lift - it's only three floors high, but up a spiral stair. Also, no parking. the rooms are smallish, but the bathrooms range from small to tiny. We've been staying here on and off for the past 15 years through various changes of management, and have to admit that nowadays it is the situation more than anything that keeps us coming back.