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Sofitel Biarritz Le Miramar Thalassa Sea & Spa

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Really disappointing stay here ... The room was small and pokey, the hotel dated and ugly and the breakfast experience was utterly awful (the buffet decimated by 9am, tables left uncleared for 20/30 minutes, and just plain rude staff). Cannot understand how Sofitel can allow their brand to be damaged by such a poor hotel.

We took the train from Paris to Biarritz - it is a 4-hour trip - way more relaxing than taking an airplane and it takes about the same amount of time overall. The hotel is great - the outside looks not so nice (i.e., aluminum, not in style of other buildings or the area) but inside the hotel is quite nice. The pool is FANTASTIC - water taken from the ocean - heated to 30 degrees Celsius - there are 4 stations - a walking resistance "maze", a bubbly hot-tub part, a lumbar jet area and, of course, the lap pool. There is also a heated exterior saltwater pool - it wasn't quite as warm as it's winter at present - temperature was still about 25 degrees Celsius. My wife enjoyed a bunch of different Thallasotherapy treatments. Food is very good, however, we found we enjoyed going to nearby local restauants like "Le Bar Jean". Definitely worth going to this hotel.

Fabulous room with a partial sea view, very clean. Nice pool area, the Hotel is near everything within 3-10 min walk. Friendly atmosphere.helpful staff. Brilliant beds !! The negative sides: expensive wellness center & Spa , Food quality (value for money), Breakfast was not included, expensive Parking !!! But Remember Something: Biarritz is expensive !! (luxury) I Would stay again.

We stayed here for three nights during a conference because the rooms at the Palace were all booked. We had a nice view of the ocean with a balcony and the staff were very kind and helpful. The concierge helped find us someone to take us birding and recommended some areas nearby that we could check out due to our limited availability. They were able to negotiate a great rate for a personal car to drive us back to the Bilbao airport where our trip originally began. The hotel felt relatively empty with a few other guests at the spa, but no one around at the restaurant, pool, or bar. I would definitely stay here again.

Impossible to sleep because of the noise from the ventilation system. The noise was constant during the 2 nights we stayed at this hotel. Wind against the windows is normal in Biarritz, but for the wind to get into the ventilation system creating a noise like a storm "inside the room" was totally unacceptable

Felt as if we were here in the fifties. Sort of mid century furniture in room. Upgraded to fabulous room nearly on top of the sea. Katherine took care of us with special requests. Could not enjoy pool due to weather, but didn’t want to leave fabulous room. Otice that some exterior needs for refurbishment. But, this close to sea, probably needs clean up at end of season. Great spot to watch surfers.....hundreds all day. We will return.

We stayed here for 4 nights..the beds are the biggest we have ever slept comfortable..the first morning we were woken by drilling coming from somewhere..I complained no the hotel couldn't have been more helpful.moving us to a better room..having already upgraded the original room... My only negative , is how they can justify 8 euros for a bottle of 1 Ltr mineral water .. or 5 euros for half litre..when you can see the same bottle in supermarket for 58 cents.. Lunch around the pool was crazy expensive but we expected this from Biarritz..

We enjoyed our stay here and were lucky enough to be upgraded to a partial sea view. The room was very large and the bed extremely comfortable. The staff were all excellent. Great location, with a back entrance straight out on to the beach. Just a 10 minute walk along the seafront to the casino part of the town. Yes, the balcony could do with a bit of TLC but the bedroom was faultless. We did not like the price of the food anywhere in Biarritz and this hotel was no exception. Two green salads and water was 37 euros. We had croissants and coffee for breakfast which were very good and we certainly did not need the 29 euro full breakfast. We would stay again if we were ever in Biarritz

The location and the design of the hotel is great. Large rooms with balcony. Nice swing pool. However, the hotel is not well maintained, rather not maintained at all the last few years! This is not acceptable at a five star hotel and under a Sofitel brand. The service and the breakfast is not five star.

Just had a fabulous stay in this trendy modern hotel. Brilliant location just a 5 min walk into the town centre for shopping, bars and restaurants and it is right on the beach. Our rooms in the 400's had lovely big balconies and looked over the small bay to the lighthouse. The beds were amazing, the decor was lovely. The shower at first seemed disappointing then the next day we discovered there is a button on-top of the tap you need to press and keep turning. We only used the outdoor pool even when it was raining as it is heated, fabulous. Nice boutique shop, lovely bar, live music, helpful friendly staff. Great toiletries. So what stopped me from giving it 5 stars... breakfast although it was set out lovely and in a beautiful setting it was lacking for vegetarian hot food, but the egg on toast I had was very tasty. Only 3 English TV Channels all news. Nuts as your bedtime treat no good if your allergic. Would definitely stay again for a weekend.

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Grand Beach and Casino Barriere
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Sofitel Biarritz Le Miramar Thalassa Sea & Spa places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Grand Beach and Casino Barriere. This 126-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Located centrally in Biarritz, it's also close to Asiatica Museum of Asian Art and Biarritz Aquarium.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee.


All of Sofitel Biarritz Le Miramar Thalassa Sea & Spa's 126 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including balconies or patios, minibars, and coffee makers. TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Select Comfort beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Free newspapers, free bottled water, and safes are also available.

Property features

Guests of Sofitel Biarritz Le Miramar Thalassa Sea & Spa enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. Valet parking is available for EUR 35 per night. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1269 reviews