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Villa Bel Air
Ranked #17 of 28 Hotels in Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Reviewed 5 October 2012

We called on spec at this hotel when we found ourselves in Saint Jean de Luz at the end of our road trip around Europe. we stayed at many place during our trip but this was our favourite. Loads of character exceptionally friendly and helpful staff and in a great position. coudn't have found beter and really good value too.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

Brilliant place to stay. the saff are so helpful and speak English, if you wish.
We always have room 7. First floor with large balcony overlooking the sea.
Heavenly.

Room Tip: Already done, above.
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank abercravetaff37
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

Great little hotel bang on the sea front. Ideal for beach and nearby shops. Having parking and use of hotel is a great plus with the limited amenities available by the beach.
Very friendly welcome, and the staff are all very polite and attentive.
If you want a shiny, modern, new hotel then this is not the place for you. If you want an old, historic, clean basque built hotel then you won't be let down.
Had a great few days there and would recommend to anyone.
We definatly return.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Warren G
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

This hotel is family run and has been in the family for 100 years. The owner has a good sense of humour, there was always someone on the desk or very close by I found the staff to be very helpful and considerate. Only ate breakfast there once in 3 days,but it was very nice, the dining room was clean and welcoming it overlooked the bay, lovely sunny aspect, food good. The hotel itself is situated right on the seafront and the shops, cafes, restaurants are only a stones throw away. St Jean de Luz is a lovely place, sea, sand, mountains, parkland, harbour, lots to see and do, and there is a bus and train station just around the corner. The fare to Biarritz is 3 euros, it's a 40 min journey by bus, so it is very easy to get around. The room we had was not huge, facing the street, without a balcony, on 3rd floor but it was adequate, and comfortable. It is often difficult to find accommodation in this area we were happy with it. We were able to park our car for free, safely on site. Wi-Fi was free. The place was clean, tidy and well run we would definitely go back again, It isn't super modern, but it is homely, central and clean and good value for money. The owner/staff speak good English.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper ask for a Sea view as opposed to the side road view, as the side road ca...
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Marjorie H
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

Villa Bel Air is a small family run hotel right on the beach front. Same family for four generations. The service in all respects was excellent. Whilst the off street parking was very limited there good car parks nearby at a very reasonable rate given the location.
We had a a lovely room on the 3rd floor facing the beach.. The hotel management team were extremely helpful with excellent restaurant recommendations. We stayed three nights. Only a short walk to the port area.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank OutbackChristopher
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

Horrible place, the owners and their son made us feel so unconfortable, as we were there for free when we were actually paying $300 euros a night. Very outdated building, no charisma at all. The cleaning ladies were very nice and tried to make horrible rooms look nice, but that was impossible. At breakfast the owners don't put enough food out, even so they charge breakfast. We found that there are many beautiful and cheaper places to stay in Beautiful Saint Jean de Luz, DO NOT WAIST your money at this place.
NEVER AGAIN AT THIS HOTEL, but we loved Saint Jean de Luz.

Room Tip: none of the rooms are good, if you want a beautiful view just go to the beach.
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

Villa Belair is situated right on the beach front. Parking is limited but there is a cheap underground car park just around the corner. The family are very friendly and helpful. They recommended restaurants that were wonderful. The far end of town is no more than ten minutes walk.

A lovely alternative to the more metropolitan Biarritz.

Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
Thank gvines
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Address: 60 Promenade Jacques Thibaud, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Pyrenees-Atlantiques > Basque Country > Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Casino and Gambling Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 28 Hotels in Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Price Range: £138 - £881 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Bel Air 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Basque villa of 19 century, located in the historical center of Saint Jean de Luz, on the beach and overlooking the bay. The same family for over 100 years welcomes you with unique rooms, fully renovated, full ocean view with balcony or terrace. 15 minutes from the airport of Biarritz and Spain. Thalassotherapy doorstep. ... more   less 
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