We stayed here for 4 nights and were completely satisfied with this Hotel. We stayed in a Superior Room (Room 1 on the first floor,) and we enjoyed a comfortable Queen size bed and a well equipped modern bathroom with shower. The fully tiled bathroom was small but adequate, was very clean, with lots of storage space and a towel warmer. Yes the towels are a bit thin but there was 4 of them, so no complaints. The room was as pictured on the website - modern and simple with 2 armchairs, a desk and a large mirrored sliding door wardrobe. There were several English speaking channels on the flat screen TV. Room 1 has a large window facing the street that gave great lighting, opened for fresh air and was not noisy at night.There is a 5 minute carpark outside the hotel for easy drop offs and in May we found no problem finding payed parking on the street. As indicated by others, there are 2 parking stations within 5 minutes walk of the hotel. which cost the same as street parking (9 Euros per day). The breakfast room and lounge on the ground floor are a bit dated, and we were glad that we did not use either. We had breakfast at cafes on the beach each morning, and in the afternoon we found many great bars and cafes for a drink and a rest in the sunshine. The Hotel is really well located, with the town, the beach and good restaurants less than 5 minutes away. No it doesn't have a view or a swimming pool, but for 115 Euros per night it was great value. The Owners don't speak much English, but as nothing was an issue this was not a problem. The room was serviced daily and there is a lift for luggage, although we used the stairs most of the time. My only "complaints" were that the owners cooked their dinner in the breakfast/lounge area at night, so the cooking smells permiated the reception area, and the toiletries could have been replenished more often, but you could ask for extras. In summing up, we were very satisfied as there were no surprises - the website is accurate. As for complaints from other reviewers about room size, if you are not happy with the size of one room ask for another, as the shape of the hotel dictates that some rooms will be larger than others (and you get what you pay for)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Christine & Eric welcome you in Biarritz at Hotel Alcyon.If you are looking for a quiet, comfort and warming place, you have chosen the best place in the centre of the Basque city, Biarritz !Designed by local architect Raymond Larrebat Tudor, this building dates back from the 19th century.A complete non smoking establishment, our charming hotel and its 15 rooms has been completely renovated and modernized, well equiped with quilt on comfort bed,air-conditionning, flat screen, mini fridge, making tea & coffee facilities, safety box, phone, hair-drying, double glazing and black-out blinds. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alcyon Hotel Biarritz