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Hotel Saint James
Ranked #40 of 64 Hotels in Biarritz
Reviewed 26 June 2012

Firstly the directions need a little work...

From the train station walk outside across the street and hop on either the A1 or number 10 Bus. Get off at Biarritz Central (called something like mieling look at the bus station map and figure it out.) alright so your off the bus. you are on Av Louis Barthou. your probably facing a little bus station kiosk. turn around, take the first street on the right. At the end of this street turn left. you are on Av Edouard VII Cross the street. your first look at the water. nice.

continue along Edouard VII past the first little side street leading down to cafes, the casino and the beach. Take the next street on the right. You are on PL. Georges Clemenceau. continue along this street as it soon becomes Rue Gambetta. The keenest of eyes might spot a white building with Hotel St. james written on it. Others can walk past caffe azoka turn left past the caffe enterance and into the little doorway. this is st james.

So the door is unlocked. cool. walk in up the stairs and check in at reception. oh no bro. the door is locked. read on to choose your own adventure...

If you have a phone call the number written on the door. you will be given a code and your room is probably unlocked upstairs. check yourself in.

If you have a phone card but no phone.... walk up the street and you will find a phone booth. phone cards only. ring the number that you wrote on your sweaty palm and repeat above.

If you have no phone or phone card. then get out your laptop whip out skype and call the number add a +33 to get a french dialling code. the pword. Azokacaffe should help...

The Hotel itself is clean and nice. it can get a little loud when the men heat up the bar across the street. The wifi is touch and go upstairs. sometimes painfully slow. Supermarket up the street is handy.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

Our second time in town, and we keep on staying in this part of town. Great location next door to the Les Halles(market). The rroms altough smaller than in photos, are nice and comfortable.
The worst thing the 3 floors without elevator with two kids and al the staff!!
Breakfast included in the price isn't a great thing:a muffin and solouble coffee and no possibility of having it in the cafeteria.
But you have a bar just at the door of the hotel and another couple opposite the street, but my recommendation is to enter Les Halles and to have a coffee and a ham sandwich by less than 5 euros, altough you probabilly won't be able to sit down it is a great atmosphere. And don't forget to but some cheese.
Laura the landowner was very helpful and friendly with us, we will come back for sure,
Anyway, nice stay

Room Tip: 3rd floor views are better but you have to go up, no elevator
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

Pretty cheap rooms with a good location close to les halles and great resataurants and a short walk to both beaches. There are better options for the same price in Biarritz. The "breakfast tray" in the room was horrible, a disgusting plastic muffin and nescoffe.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

Just revisited Biarritz with my wife and no children for a trip down memory lane.... not much has changed except that Avenue Gambetta and streets around the Market are now the place to be after dark and Hotel le St James is right in the middle of it!! It is a nice hotel, the manageress is charming, the room was small but very clean, there is tea coffee bun and juice and a sizeable flat screen tv...but if you're a light sleeper don't bother!! We fortunately don't mind noise... but if its not the bars, then there's the scooters, the dust carts, the road sweepers, the rough sleepers, the early morning deliveries to the market or maybe Biarritz is just NOISY it used to be down by the Casino... that's now dead by 10.30!! Maybe try sleeping on the Beach!!

Room Tip: take some earplugs with you
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2010

Stayed here for 3 nights with my boyfriend in July. Recently rennovated rooms, extremely clean, basic. Manager is extremely nice and although there is no breakfast served in this hotel you do get a juice and a cake every day which is nice! You'll be a short walk to the beach and the main square with loads of cafe's, restaurants and shops.

Very handy location, without the 'on the beach' price. The hotel is in a street with lots of bars and restaurants which is great, but the street noise is pretty much constant all night and there is also a fresh food market directly across the street which starts quite early, with trucks delivering goods during the night.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2010

Hotel is in a good location with a lovely, helpful manager. Our room was basic but clean. The only downside was the sound of the crowds outside enjoying the bars and restaurants in the early hours.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: 1 rue des Halles, 64200 Biarritz, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Pyrenees-Atlantiques > Basque Country > Biarritz
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Ranked #40 of 64 Hotels in Biarritz
Price Range: £62 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Saint James 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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