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Regina Experimental Biarritz

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8.8

Good (940 ratings)

Biarritz, France - 

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350 m Biarritz Lighthouse

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1.26 km Bellevue Conference and Exhibition Center

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1.5 km Gare du Midi

Hotel Overview

Regina Experimental Biarritz, based on user reviews, is a unique and prestigious hotel that offers an exceptional experience to its guests. Its blend of historical elegance with modern innovation makes it stand out as a preferred destination for many travelers. Here are some of the highlighted aspects from user reviews.

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Hotel highlights

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  1. Exceptional Service: The staff are noted for being very friendly, helpful, and attentive, ensuring a memorable stay.
  2. Stunning Location: Situated in a beautiful area, the hotel offers breathtaking views and is conveniently close to local attractions.
  3. Luxurious Amenities: Guests are impressed with the high-quality amenities including a spa, fitness center, and gourmet dining options.
  4. Unique Decor: The hotel features a unique and elegant design that blends historical elements with contemporary luxury.
  5. Spacious and Comfortable Rooms: The rooms are praised for being spacious, well-maintained, and equipped with modern comforts.
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  1. Pricey: Many guests find the hotel to be quite expensive compared to other options in the area.
  2. Limited Parking: Guests have reported challenges with parking availability, which can be inconvenient.
  3. Occasional Noise: Some guests have experienced noise disturbances during their stay, affecting their comfort and relaxation.
  4. Room Variability: There is a noticeable inconsistency in room quality, with some rooms not living up to expectations based on price.
  5. Service Inconsistencies: While generally praised, the service experiences occasional lapses, particularly during peak times.

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Pool

Pet friendly

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Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Parking available

Parking available

Free WiFi

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Total 940 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.7

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9.0

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678 Reviews

8.7 / 10

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expedia

262 Reviews

9.0 / 10

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Heather S10 months ago

We have just checked out of the Regina Experimental after a 3 night stay. We have been fortunate to stay in many 5* hotels around the world and I don’t feel this hotel is currently a 5*. We stayed in a room on the ground floor with a terrace. The room opens directly onto the lobby bar/lounge area and the outdoor terrace is on a fairly busy road with a beach path across the road with plenty of onlookers. The rooms are spacious and nicely decorated but the bathroom taps are difficult to use (I feel they have been chosen on aesthetics over practicality) and the shower doesn’t have a shelf or tray to store your toiletries, nor are there any charge points for shavers and toothbrushes in the bathroom. Turndown service was done every day between 5pm and 6pm which felt very early given we had not yet showered for dinner. One evening we went for dinner between 8-10pm but the staff didn’t return to carry out turndown.|We ordered a disappointing Caesar salad on room service for lunch one day, and one evening we ate in the hotel restaurant ‘Frenchie’ and we were served fish that wasn’t cooked (we raised it with the staff who agreed and replaced the meal and said it wouldn’t be charged) so we cut our meal short and avoided any other food. I must say however, the breakfast was good (particularly the pastries and cakes), but they don’t serve any berries other than a few within a large fruit salad. We also had to specifically ask for coffees on arrival every morning, and no one ever pointed out that there was a menu we could order from. |The weather during our stay meant we weren’t able to use the pool area however we visited it briefly and again noted the road right next to it…a strange setting for an upmarket hotel. Note that parking onsite is limited at an additional cost of €20 per day.|The checkout process was complicated and long due to a bill discrepancy. This was ultimately resolved but further left us feeling this is not a 5* hotel. |We understand this hotel has only recently opened after renovation and it feels as though it is not yet running smoothly. Plenty of potential but not yet a 5* hotel and have stayed in much better hotels for a similar cost!

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Stuart S8 months ago

We stayed in mid September, choosing this hotel from reading reviews, its quiet location and outside pool. Reception staff were all excellent, very friendly and helpful with suggestions and answers to our holiday questions. The hotel building is a stunning art deco design with a spectacular huge central atrium containing many sofas and tables, a bar area that leads into the restaurant area. We sat outside for breakfast ( weather permitting !) and the breakfast quality and varied selection of hot and cold food was superb. The golf room was lovely with views of the near-by golf course with countryside views in the distance. The room was a good size with an excellent bathroom, 2 basins, separate toilet,( + large flat walk-in shower). Lots of storage for clothes, a safe and fridge. Many room options in this hotel- the front facing sea- view rooms are brilliant for example. A large outside pool sunbathing area is an advantage for this hotel. The luxurious sun beds are the most comfortable we’ve used. The hotel location as reviews mention is at the top end of a very long hill from the centre. It takes about 10-15 minutes. 2 walking options; one is to walk along the main road path all the way or secondly to walk down the path for about 5 minutes then take one of the steep wide steps on the right of the main path down to the beach/ promenade and continue walking on a wide flat beach promenade all the way to the centre. ( one note - there is an area near the Hotel du Palais when the promenade goes under the hotel and where the waves come up to this path and the sea does make this part wet when the tide is high and sea is rough). The walk back uphill is a slow hard walk along the main road path or again use the flat promenade then take the steep steps up to the main road path again where you walk for the last 5 minutes to the hotel. The locals mostly cycle using electric bikes - you know why after walking around! There is an excellent free bus (N11) that stops outside the hotel and goes directly into the centre ( the return bus stop is outside too). It’s perfect except that it doesn’t run very late in evening. Getting the local taxis in Biarritz is near impossible - not many and they don’t always turn-up. Also they’ve resisted other competition from Uber etc ( even less of these & again not reliable) so that is a major negative for us in this town. We used the excellent buses and train services ( e.g. direct bus to Bayonne & train to Saint Jean de Luz) . The uphill location could be difficult for some people but the quiet location and the hotel facilities and proximity to the lovely walk to the lighthouse area close by are advantages to smaller central hotels. A luxury hotel with excellent staff. Highly recommended.

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 72

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Number of floors 3

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Number of buildings/towers 1

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Year Built 1907

WiFi Quality

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14

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What's nearby

Biarritz Lighthouse

350 m

Bellevue Conference and Exhibition Center

1.26 km

Gare du Midi

1.5 km

Port-Vieux Beach

4 km

Cote des Basques

6 km

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Getting around

Biarritz Station

6 km

Biarritz (BIQ-Pays Basque)

5.5 km

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Restaurants

Le Bar Napoléon Iii

980 m

Le Restaurant

Nearby

Palais de Jade

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Jack The Cockerel

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Aux Délices Saint Charles

560 m

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Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.3 - $1

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Coffee

$2 - $7.6

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Beer 0.5L

$1 - $5

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$15 - $30

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$1.2 - $1.2

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.7 - $1.8

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$50 - $100

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$5 - $15

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McMeal at McDonalds

$9 - $12

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$2 - $5

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.7 - $2

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$12 - $32

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$40 - $50

Weather In Biarritz

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Air Quality

Good

PM2.512

PM1020

15

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Air quality is acceptable and pollution poses no health risk. Enjoy outdoor activities as normal.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Good

Water quality is satisfactory. Slight deviations may be noticed.

Traffic around property

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Light

Few vehicles on the road, relaxed and stress-free driving experience.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome

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