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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Alcyon Biarritz
Hotel Alcyon is a charming boutique hotel located in the heart of Biarritz. the rooms are tastefully decorated and comfortable. The staff are very friendly and knowledgable about the city and its surroundings. Although the hotel has no parking available (typical of most inner city hotels) there is off-street parking available nearby.
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Today we hadn't set an alarm and after closing the outside roller door it completely blacks out the room, so we got up around 930. Had breakfast and watched the All blacks pumas match, some in french.
We went into town and walked down the awesome beach parade full of stores and nice walkways. The beach is pebbles again not as nice as Sans Sebastian. But there are about 3-4 different beaches here in Biarritz. One is a surf beach but not what ...
... then caught up with Jacques, and had a walking tour of Biarritz. What a positively gorgeous, magical fairy-kingdom this is! I truly love it. After a couple of hours, we returned to the room, and changed into our finery for the last supper at the Hotel-du-Palais, this year. Such a truly delicious lamb dinner, with a bottle of Pommerol to accompanied all the flavors of the superb dish, totally wrapped in philo dough. ...
... all the cafes, pubs, restaurants and bars that serve pintxos, the Basque tapa. San Sebastian has more Michelin stars per person than any other city.
We also arrived near the end of the San Sebastian Film Festival and locals were out searching for stars. I had to disabuse a few folks but there you are!
Our pension was in the heart of the old town and in action central. It was a four hundred year ...
... and fall during the day - this is called the tide. This means that the water level will change drastically, we're talking 1-2 meters, from day to night. Keeping track of the tides is therefore a must for all the surfers in Biarritz.
Back to my experience of Biarritz. What I loved most about it was probably the laid-back attitude - very different from the French riveria, which I find very beautiful, but also a bit more 'tense' and not as genuine ...
... more Tapas bars and little shops selling their individual specialities from dress shops to wine shops and everything in-between. We visited San Vicente a Church Playa de Zurriola, where the waves were huge and crashed over the sea wall and onto the road way. We then climbed Monte Urgull, visiting the old fortress and castle at the top. The views from here were both out to sea ...