Grand Tonic Hotel Biarritz
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It was a nice drive to Biarritz with a stop over at San Sebastian.
San Sebastian is a nice place, great beach and lovely old town. Had a walk around for an hour and a coffee then on to Biarritz.
After checking into the hotel we headed to the front to watch the surfers over a glass or two of champagne and some lunch. Took a walk …
No sleep, a mixture of alcohol, heat, wanting to make sure we don't miss our train at 10am. Not feeling overly 'refreshed' but nothing like 4 days beachside holiday to make you feel alive. Well starts off with hiss and a roar, 1 hour 20 to Bordeaux, 1 hour wait that ends up being 2 hours in the heat and Bordeaux is crazy busy. The train was 'retard …
... br> To get to the beach we had a delightful walk along side the river and a lagoon with egrets and turnstones picking over the falling tides left overs. The walk was planted with a blaze of late summer flowers and it was heavenly to stroll along in the morning sun.
Arriving at the beach, an extensive area of sand with atlantic rollers spewing onto the beach we decided to explore the rocks at one end. Walking along we see a magnificent building which we discover used to be ...
... the best located accommodation. It may mean use of beach showers and toilets (that clean themselves after EACH use??) but its a good trade for location. We've had a laugh meeting lots of people mainly older, who like us to check out their set ups (huge!!!) and happy to pass on advice for the trip ahead. After eating a lifetimes supply of baguettes, seeing plenty of French beaches and a lack of French beachwear, we're looking forward to crossing the border later this week into ...
... shopping and little bars. When we were settled in it felt good to cook our own food and stay in one place for a while and have a break from 'travelling.' Luckily we were right near the ocean and in the middle of Biarritz and every day we went for a walk along the rocky cliffs and around town to see what else we could discover. There was sadly no surf for Tom so we had to find other ways to keep entertained. In France baguettes and crepes are eaten very regularly. Our favourite crepes ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
Service brilliant. So welcoming and spoke to us in English which was so helpful. Yes place is a little older but it's good, and really handy a hop skip and jump away from the beach. Staff gave us full information on what to do and how to get around while we are here - great choice!
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