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“really not worth the money”
Review of Irigoian

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Irigoian
Ranked #5 of 8 Bidart B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 19 August 2008

We booked this b&b threw his website while it looked quite charming.
At ower arrival the owner was not there and that for more then 6 hours, after this inconvenient not even an explanation from the owner for his strange behavior.
Once we arrived in ower rooms they looked quite nice but after one night we had other feelings.
It was realy noisy, in fact the road and a lot of noisy campings are just in front of the house, something that is nicely hidden on his website.
An other fact of ower dissapointment was that is was really dirty, i had personally big allergic problems due to the terrible quantity of dust.
Than came the big suprise of the new pool and hamman, we thought that the acces was included, but it appeared to be 15 euros per day and person, something that never appeared on his website.
To conclude ower stay we can say the breakfast was a total ripoff, old bread old coffee and so on.

We can say that mister philippe even with all his conections (former journalist) and appearences in different magazines should not receive other compliments or guests to avoid other dissapointments

  • Stayed: August 2008
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4  Thank vlokje
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irigoian, owner at Irigoian, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2008

Viojke's comments are so slanderous concerning my establishment which has been recognized as a model for 15 years that they could bring him to court.
It is true that I am not around from 8h00 in the morning to 22h00 : and this is precisely why I ask all my visitors to give me their approximate time of arrival. This is the way it is done in every B & B.
Regarding the noise, there is indeed a street located at about 50 meters from the house. But this street is a secondary one (CD911) and not a national one. Since we are on the outskirts of Biarritz, in the middle of the summer, one is not lost in the countryside : one must therefore expect then a more intense traffic than during the rest of the year !
As for the camp ground, which is visible on the satelitte pictures, it is at least 400 meters away from Irigoian !
The swimming pool cost 400 000 € and to pay 15 € for a day to use all installations (Hammam, fitness, pingpong) is a symbolic price, hardly more costly than a public swimming-pool, but without the crowd.
Concerning breakfast, I choose the best (and the most expensive) products, and if there is leftover bread from the day before, I propose it freshly grilled together with croissants, chocolate breads and other orange-flavored brioches. With the best jams you can find in France !

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Reviewed 8 August 2005

The Irigoian was a lovely place to stay. The owner, Monsieur Etcheverry, was an excellent host who made great efforts to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. At breakfast every morning he produced a blackboard which gave details of all the local events and activities going on during that particular day and evening , so we were never at a loss for ideas on how to entertain ourselves. He also produced his own excellent guide to the area which gave ideas for days out and recommended restaurants. We were glad to have our car, since it made both Biarritz and St Jean de Luz easily accessible, and also made it possible to take trips to the mountain villages for markets and lunches and into San Sebastian for the Jazz Festival. There was a beach within walking distance, but the access was a bit daunting, so again we were glad to have our car to enable us to invesitigate beaches further afield.
The accommodation itself was spotless. The room was spacious and rustic with a good quality ensuite. I am really glad we stayed here.

  • Stayed: July 2005
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9  Thank Carol123
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Reviewed 6 May 2003

We were pleasantly surprised to find such a great B&B in Bidart, just adjacent to Biarritz. We didn't take our car with us since we wanted to avoid driving. Staying at the Irigoian was perfect since we could walk along the beach to Biarritz and to lots of great restaurants. Also one day we took the public bus which runs regularly to St Jean de Luz.We went in May and found the beaches to be warm and I thought the water was a bit cold. My English husband though thought it was great. We avoided the July and August crowds and had the beach essentially to ourselves and didn't have to reserve in advance for great restaurantsPhilippe runs a beautiful B&B with lots of charm. He's a local and knows the area well. In fact every year he puts together this great little guide for his guests with recommendations of restaurants, sites to see and things to buy.

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Reviewed 10 September 2017
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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santxo, Propriétaire at Irigoian, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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santxo, Propriétaire at Irigoian, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Irigoian

Address: 1415 avenue de Biarritz, 64210 Bidart, France
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Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Pyrenees-Atlantiques > Basque Country > Bidart
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Bidart
Price Range: £68 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guest house "de charme", in a 17th century farmhouse, fully restaured, close the Biarritz Golf Training Center, 800 m from the Sea Water Therapy Center, 300 m from the beaches. Five spacious rooms provide comfort like 3 star hotel. Hot indoor pool (20m x 3m), hammam, massages, fitness, aquagym. 4 Km from Biarritz airport (Ryanair terminal). The perfect welcome in an authentic setting. From 100 to 125 euros. ... more   less 

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