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Hotel Alcyon - Biarritz

4 star Hotel Biarritz

8 Rue Maison Suisse - Biarritz

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Price starting from 125 .00
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Hotel Alcyon is housed in a charming stone building from the late 19th century and is ideally situated in the center of Biarritz, the paradise of surfers, about 655 feet (200 meters) from the famous Grande Plage and the Casino. The train station is also within easy reach.

Complimentary wireless Internet access is free for all guests and a charming lounge is situated on site to relax.
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Guest Rating 8.4 Very Good
Based on 53 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Hotel Alcyon

A continental breakfast is served between 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM for a fee.

Hotel Facilities at Alcyon

  • Bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Personal newspapers
  • Newspapers
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: between 2 PM and 8 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.


Special Instructions: Please contact the property ahead of time if you are planning to arrive after 8 PM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 11 for adults and EUR 6 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.65 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

National rating

This hotel has received its official star rating from the French Tourism Development Agency, ATOUT France.

Hotel Alcyon is also known as

Hotel Alcyon
Alcyon Hotel Biarritz

9.1

Clean

8.5

Location

7.9

Quiet

7.6

Spacious

8.7

Service

Alcyon Hotel reviews

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Lovely well appointed owner-run hotel. Good welcome on arrival. Very convenient for town centre. Car parking is on-street pay parking or around corner in underground car park(€9 per day).

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Excellent and affordable hotel close to everything!

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Norway

This was my first time in Biarritz. Hotel Alcyon is definitely a hotel I would come back to. Beautiful decorated room, clean and friendly. Excellent location, only three minutes from the beach.

7.3 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

Un hotel molto pulito a 300 m. dal mare. Molto tranquillo e silenzioso.

4.1 Ordinary
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Bathroom was tiny and the drains smelled all the time we were there. Unacceptable accommodation

9.0 Wonderful!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

We were 4 ladies staying at the hotel which we found excellent, the only flaw was the noise from the streets below the rooms late at night(lots of shouting and singing etc. Otherwise a lovely friendly and clean hotel just perfect for the centre of Biarritz.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Ideal city centre location, very clean, good value, some noise at night from neighbourhood party otherwise quiet. Got upgrade to superior room at no extra cost - would book better room next time BUT no way to do this on website ! Railway station in Biarritz is way outside city - local station closed in 1991 - some hotel details say near to station but this is wrong. Biarritz is a lovely city to visit for a couple of days, also go to St Jean de Luz some half hour bus ride away. Biarritz very near the airport.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel. Extremely quiet, clean, attractive. Undoubtedly the best of the 2 hotels we stayed in in Biarritz over the week! Only one drawback: there is no cafe or sitting-room where you can enjoy a coffee and relax and of course no restaurant. It is however close to the main square, place Clemenceau with lots of choice of cafes, as well as an excellent and very friendly corner cafe, the closest to the hotel, called Cafe Kirola. There are lots of gorgeous patisseries and chocolate specialists close by too, so no need to take the hotel breakfast. We loved it and will be returning to it nonetheless.

7.7 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Friendly staff, enjoyable stay.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very classy hotel, well situated at the centre of Biarritz. The one problem was the outside noise. Event though the double glazing was efficient, as the days we stayed were very warm, we has to keep windows slightly open and the level of noise was very high as the hotel is at the junction of 2 busy streets.

5.9 Ordinary
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Nice location in the middle of Biarittz.Staff was polite.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Room [standard room] a good size, bathroom very good size. Room furnishings excellent and as indicated. Very friendly welcome from young lady receptionist. Requests were handled quickly and with a smile. Location within easy 3 minute walk from centre, and a further 3 minutes to seafront.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

Staff were welcoming and receptive to our many inquiries in broken French. Street noise was loud at night with revellers making their way home at 5am and their is no air con for those hot humid nights. Other than that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it is right in the centre of Biarritz.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

We really loved the Alcyon hotel, because it was near the beach in the center of Biarritz and although very quiet. The staff spoke a few words English, enough to get everything we want. The room was very nice, we had a flat tv, but no minibar what a pity. All in all a great hotel.

3.0
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Stayed in a Comfort room.Room about 3mts sq.Bed very hard.Bathroom the smallest we have ever had to use,about 1mt. wide.Room clean but very basic.The worse thing was the street noise.Cars lorries motorcycles and building works.Did not have one good nights sleep.Did not try breakfast half the price in town.Booked this hotel on the stength of the reviews and photographs.Beware.Most 3star hotels in France are of poor quality.Stick to 4star or national chains such as Mercure,Novetel etc.

8.3 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

tHE HOTEL WAS VERY NICE, AND VERY HANDY TO THE CENTRE, AND BEACH ETC. STAFF WERE VERY HELPFULL. ONLY THING I WOULD BE WARY OFF IS THE BREAKFAST. ITS NOT WORTH GETTING, AND IS 11 EURO EACH. OTHERWISE REALLY NICE PLACE TO STAY.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

Spacious room, quiet. Central, short walk to centre.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Hotel Alcyon is a small stylish hotel, extremely clean & tranquil. It is located one street back from the casino which is on the sea front. We were able to park on the street outside the hotel (meter system), however a public car park is located closeby. There is a pin code system to access the hotel in the evening & so we felt very secure staying here. I promise you will not be disappointed if you like to stay in comfort.

7.8 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

you should not be so hungry : the breakfast is very light !

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

Fabulous Hotel - compeditively priced - Excellent Staff - in the Centre of Biarritz.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

A beautiful boutique-style hotel, with friendly, helpful staff in a central location in Biarritz. However, it is not located 'a few step' from the station as stated on the website. It is a good bus journey away! The bus from the train station will bring you to the foot of a short hill up to the Alcyon, on Rue Larralde, beside Place Clemenceau for just €1.20.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

The rooms were clean and nice with shutters and black out blinds so the room was nice and dark. The only thing I would suggest is more towels in the bedrooms. There was only one large towels supplied for a double room and about 4 small hand towels. For a couple shairing a room, we had to share a bath towel as the other towels were tiny. Water in the rooms or coffee making facilities would be an added nice thing to have. I did not have breakfast so cannot comment on this. The staff were very pleasant and helpfula nd a room available to leave luggage on the day of check out. Very reasonable price and well worth it. In the centre of town aswell

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

I would repeat, honestly.

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Breakfast and taxe for the stay in the town non inclusive. The breakfast is a buffet, but there is not much choice.The price is chip:3 euro

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

very welcoming good location very clean our dog was also made welcome,breakfast adequate in the hotel,lots of choice of restaurants in the town.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

A fabulous hotel. Well located for the centre of Biarritz. Staff very helpful and welcoming. Rooms clean and warm and decorated to a high standard. Breakfast great value at 9 euro...good variety and freshly squeezed orange juice! I would love to return to this hotel in the future.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The Alcyon is well a well placed boutique style hotel close to the centre of Biarritz. Staff are welcoming and efficient, the rooms vary in size but are all attractive and comfortable. Breakfast is typically continental but the dining room and service enhances the experience. Excellent value for money. There is free street parking 300m away on the way back towards the airport. The Brasserie on Rue du Centre is the real thing. Bidart is pretty with a quiet beach. French route signage is appalling, if you want to visit St Jean Pied de Port in the Pyrenees,very worthwhile,look for the tiny Campo reference at the bottom of the sign past the airport on the way to Bayonne.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

This hotel is one of my favorites in Europe so far. Public areas combine beautiful old wood trim with sleek, modern furniture. The room decor was quite modern and tasteful and the large window allowed the room to be bright and airy. Even with windows closed, weekend street noise can be a bit loud if you're sensitive to that (the hotel is just a couple blocks from the "happening" square). Bathrooms were small but still quite nice by European standards. The whole place was very clean. Cannot comment on the breakfast as we passed on that in favor in getting coffee in town. Note that you're on your own for parking and the hotel is a bit tricky to find the first time, even with GPS.

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Comfortable stylish rooms with simple but fresh continental breakfast. Relaxed understated ambience. Centrally located. Only potential disadvantage is that it's on the corner of two small streets, which are minor but nonetheless busy enough to make the bedrooms noisy in warm months because there is no air conditioning.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

They offered free use of PC and internet.One of the employees was not only not helpful , but also unfriendly

7.4 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • France

"Free parking" mentioned at Web was found to be wrong.

6.7 Fair
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Clost to town centre though map not good-had to ask directions.Room fine for price. Breakfast O.K. b ut not particularly good value.No ashtrays available so obviously a no smoking venue.This should be pointed out.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

excellent positon for beach and town. friendy staff and good value

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

7.4 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

7.7 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

7.4 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

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9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

6.6 Fair
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • France

7.0 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.5 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Alcyon, offering 15 guest rooms with climate control and free local calls. Digital TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers visiting the Biarritz area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and complimentary newspapers.

Detached private bathrooms are outfitted with complimentary toiletries. Refrigerators, irons/ironing boards, coffee/tea makers and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include soundproofing and air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini fridge
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Alcyon Hotel

By car
Exit from the highway A63/A64 and follow Bayonne/Biarritz direction. Take the direction to centre ville (city center). At the fifth roundabout take the first exit, then turn left and after 100 metres (0.1 miles) you will reach Place de la Libération square. Proceed 50 metres until you see the hotel.

Distances from Hotel Alcyon

Palace of Festivals - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Gare du Midi - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Biarritz City Hall - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Asiatica Museum of Asian Art - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Biarritz Casino - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Biarritz Historic Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Belleuve Conference and Exhibition Center - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Grand Beach - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Imperial Chapel - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Mazon Park - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Saint Eugenie Church - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Old Harbor - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Fishermen Harbour - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Villa Natacha - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Saint Martin Church - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
The preferred airport for Alcyon is Biarritz (BIQ-Biarritz - Anglet - Bayonne) - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.