Directly facing the ocean, the Hotel du Palais embodies the luxury and splendour of Biarritz the 'Queen of beaches and the beach of kings'.
Formerly called 'Villa Eugénie', this palace hotel, built by Napoleon III for the Empress, is a historic monument where the dance steps of the great feasts given by the imperial couple still resound. Other prominent visitors have given their names to the suites Ernest Hemingway, actress Romy Schneider, and Frank Sinatra among them.
The Second Empire decoration in the rooms has been lovingly preserved, calling to mind the pomp and refinement of that period by focusing on noble materials such as Carrara marble and Italian glass mosaic. Most rooms offer a peaceful view of the Grande Plage, the Biarritz lighthouse and the majestic domes of the Orthodox church. The hotel has a Michelin-starred restaurant 'La Villa Eugénie'. Seafood lovers will also appreciate the Hippocampe and its sunny terrace. The Guerlain Spa and the Leonor Greyl hair salon offer standout services.
Hôtel du Palais
1, Avenue de l'Impératrice
+33 (0)5 59 41 64 00
Rooms: from 349 EUR