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Hotel de Silhouette
Ranked #21 of 64 Hotels in Biarritz
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Very hard to beat!”
Reviewed 23 October 2012

My wife and I spent three nights at the Silhouette in late October and enjoyed it immensely. We arrived rather tired after looking at length for another hotel which, when we found it, proved disappointing. We noted that Trip Advisor had rated Silhouette highly and went looking for it. It proved to be a gem. It has parking at the rear of the building and the entry allows one to off-load baggage before driving to the back of the hotel. It is very modern, spacious and quiet. Marite, the duty manager when we checked in, noticing that we were tired offered and delivered hot coffee in our room to enjoy while we unpacked. The breakfasts, especially the fresh-squeezed orange juice and cafe lattes, were great and the staff responsiveness was outstanding. We would recommend it highly to anyone looking for a quiet, very clean, extremely modern yet central hotel in Biarritz!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 2012 via mobile

Stunning hotel in Biarritz. The hotel is housed in a 16th Century Building but was renovated to an exceptionally high standard last year. We loved the style and cleanliness of the rooms and bathrooms, especially the shuttered windows which frame the city outside beautifully. Staff were friendly, helpful and multilingual. Make sure you try the Macaroon Shop directly outside the door!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Dublin
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

We just come back from a 3 day stay in Biarritz in the Hotel silhouette and we really enjoyed ourselves. I'd definitely recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Biarritz. It was located close to the beach and all the good bars and restaurants. It is just across the road from two very popular 'Tapas' bars , the "Bar du Marche" and the "Le Comptoir du Foie Gras" both on the Rue Des Halles for those evenings that you're just too tired to venture down into the town.

I couldn't fault the staff at the Hotel silhouette , they were all very friendly and helpful and had excellent english (for those of you with rusty french like me!) They have lovely gardens to the back of the hotel which get the sun during the day and it's a lovely relaxing place to have breakfast or even relax with a drink in the afternoon. They had an outdoor art exhibition on the friday we were there and everyone in the Hotel was invited. It was really enjoyable with free drink and nibbles and even a ballet performance ! What an unexpected treat !

The only negative thing i could possible say about the Hotel silhouette is that the room we got was very small , and there was no chance of moving as the Hotel was booked up at the time. Having said that , it was spotless, the shower was amazing and it had the most comfortable bed we stayed in during our whole two week holiday in which we stayed in 5 different Hotels in 5 different cities. And we stayed mostly in 4-5 Star Hotels , so that's saying something !

Room Tip: Room 102A is very small !
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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bristol
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Reviewed 22 September 2012

Just returned from a 3 night golf break with another couple,& we were all made to feel so welcome by the lovely staff.The rooms are contemporary,& very comfortable,the only criticism is that there are no tea/coffee making facilities inthe rooms.

However,would have no hesitation in staying again,& we much preferred this hotel to the larger hotels inthe town.Highly recommended!!

Room Tip: Go for a sea view,as this is away from main road.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

My wife and I spent 5 nights at Hotel de Silhouette during our honeymoon in August. As others have mentioned, the location is excellent. Lots of stores and restaurants, a grocery store and the beach are all within easy walking distance. The hotel itself has an old french exterior but is completely modern on the inside with nice decorations and a great bar and restaurant. As with many smaller hotels service was swift and excellent, we were eg able to upgrade to a larger room for free without any discussions. The nicest thing about this hotel is however its lovely garden in the back. Either you can read a book in the shade under a tree or have a few drinks by the bar or simply enjoy an excellent lunch or dinner. Not cheap but certainly worh its price. There is no pool at the back but on the other hand the beaches are nearby. The absence of a pool also means the hotel is quite with no kids playing around and stuff so great for couples. I agree with previous reviews that many of the more expensive hotels in Biarritz aren't as nice as this one. Personally I'd rather go for a drink at eg Hotel du Palais and stay somewhere more cosy and friendly like Hotel de Silhouette. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Suffolk
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

We stayed here as a special treat en route to a self-catering holiday. Arrived to be told we had been 'upgraded' to a garden room - which was lovely, but for the price (we paid E233 in August 2012) we had expected much more. The rooms were clean and very comfortable, and the hotel is well located, but the breakfast was very expensive (we didn't take it).

Room Tip: You need to ask to be looking over the garden / sea - but be prepared to pay for it!
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2012

We were surprised by how much we loved this hotel. We had booked additional nights at a much more expensive place in Biarritz, to "treat ourselves" for the last half of our stay, but we wish we had booked the whole time at Hotel de Silhouette!. It is a lovely boutique hotel and the rooms are nicely decorated and comfortable. It is not right on the beach, but it is within walking distance to the beach as well as everything else! We will definitely stay here again when we come back to Biarritz.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel de Silhouette
Address: 30 rue Gambetta | Quartier des Halles, 64200 Biarritz, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Pyrenees-Atlantiques > Basque Country > Biarritz
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #21 of 64 Hotels in Biarritz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel de Silhouette 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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