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“Charming hotel and great owners”
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Maison Garnier
Ranked #37 of 64 Hotels in Biarritz
Certificate of Excellence
Brighton, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Charming hotel and great owners”
Reviewed 30 July 2012

We loved the Maison Garnier. It is spotlessly kept and beautifully furnished. The rooms (we stayed in 2 and 7) were clean, spacious, tastefully decorated with great showers (no bath). The place reminds me of the Hotel San Remo in San Francisco but better. Patrick the owner is delightful, friendly and very helpful.

The hotel is central on a reasonably busy street though we weren't particularly bothered by the noise even though we were there during a festival.

Will definitely come again and highly recommended!

Room Tip: top floor has high ceilings. first floor - better views.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights in a superior room. Room 2. There are 7 rooms in this place and it was centrally located. Room was spacious and was very clean. It is centrally located and for the prices in Biarritz, it was worth the money. The owners were nice and friendly. The place is secure and didnt feel like a hotel, more like a house. Id recommend and would stay there again if i go back.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Arlington, VA
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29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2011

Maison Garnier has only seven rooms and likes to be considered as a B&B. It is well located in the center of town but not with a view on the ocean. Our room was on the second floor (third floor by US standard) and there is no elevator. Don't count on the owner or an employee to help you with your suitcase even if you are elderly.

The room was rather small and unattractive. The only antique in the furnishings of the room was the TV set. The windows were so high that you could see only the sky, you would have to climb on a chair to see the street.

At 105 Euros for one night the room was not a bargain. Maison Garnier has 3 stars, but a two stars rating would be more appropriate.

We skipped the continental breakfast they charge 13 Euros per person. At that price you can get a decent breakfast for 2 in a café close by.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2009

The hotel is located up a busy one-way street several blocks from the beach and casino. Our room was #3 on the second floor. The bedroom was spacious, exceptionally clean and well kept with comfortable furnishings, TV, twin beds made up as a double, bedside tables with reading lamps. The bathroom was also very clean and spacious with a shower, two sinks, toilet, hair dryer, plenty of hot water. The outdoor balcony shutters can be closed to soften early morning light and the balcony window doors can be closed to keep out street noise. The top floor rooms have air conditioning. Our room had a standing fan which we didn't use in early June. The first floor has a breakfast room and a small but inviting reception/waiting area. The proprietors are most accomodating and speak English for those who do not speak French. The hotel has good security. All in all, this is a charming, friendly hotel and a good value. It is very close to bars, restaurants and shopping. The hotel would not be suitable for someone who has a problem walking up and down a hill - much of Biarritz involves walking up and down elevations with the exception of the beach Casino area to the Hotel du Palais

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2008

This is a very nice little hotel in the heart of Biarritz, just a few blocks from the waterfront, with the feel of a B&B. Good sized room, clean, and adequate hot water. A bit noisy at night with the windows open, as there are a few "townie" bars just down the street, but otherwise pretty quiet.

  • Liked — Convenient location
  • Disliked — No elevator
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Maison Garnier

Property: Maison Garnier
Address: 29, Rue Gambetta, 64200 Biarritz, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Pyrenees-Atlantiques > Basque Country > Biarritz
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Biarritz
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,459 - ₹ 16,122
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Hotel Maison Garnier Biarritz Authentic charming hotel of 7 bedrooms in the heart of Biarritz, with its matchless charm, Maison Garnier kept its sober and elegant character in a villa from 1876. She invites you to enjoy its bedrooms spacious and bright with relaxing day strolling through the city or its area.On entering we discovered on the left the salon, and right a charming dining room where we serve breakfast, with large windows overlooking a flowered balcony. ... more   less 
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