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Best Western Kemaris
Ranked #24 of 64 Hotels in Biarritz
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

We decided on a few days in Biarritz and this looked like a quaint hotel with all the things we like: good parking, free internet, large rooms with large beds and a breakfast. It has been re-haved and everything is top draw. WE had a large room on the top floor with nice balcony with views over the town to the ocean. People are very knowledge and helped us. We found that most good things are closed on Monday so had to work hard to find good places to see and eat. One important note: this hotel is on a "one-way" street and you need to do your homework when first trying to drive up to the front door. Parking is in a private lot and totally safe. Clean, neat, and cozzy....we enjoyed our time and the people and recommend this as a nice place to use as your hub to getting around Biarritz. The hotel personal are topnotch and go out of their way to make your stay special. Highly recommend...many thanks to the two ladies on duty in the morning!!!

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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Erik O, Directeur général at Best Western Kemaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Thank you for your comments
We appreciate so much
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I have stayed there 2 nights by myself, maybe that's why they have given me the smallest room on the floor (someone has to have it right ?)
The room was clean but with a funny smell.
Nice balcony, No amenities, and I could hear my neighbors doing their thing at 1am...
Staff is very nice though

Stayed: November 2016, travelled solo
1  Thank Alain T
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Kemaris, Propriétaire at Best Western Kemaris, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Thanks for your commentaries.
About the size of your room, we have five rooms sizes which prices are very differents .We give you the room you choice :small room small price ,,big room higher price.
About the smell we think that if it was so bad ,you ask the desk to change your room :that doesn’t happen ; same thing for the noise

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Located in south central Biarritz, the Kemaris is a few blocks east of the the beach, but is definitely within walking distance. Compared to other rooms we have stayed in in Europe, these rooms are a little bit larger, with larger bathrooms. Our room had a balcony, and even though we were a few blocks from the beach, we could see the sun set over the ocean from our balcony. We were traveling with a large group of students (35) of them in June of 2015 (November is as far back as I could post), and checking in took a little time but the lobby/bar area accommodated us just fine. I would definitely stay there again. A very quiet neighborhood with a wonderful staff!

Room Tip: Higher floor with balcony are great!
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  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Very claen house, super breakfast buffet! Best is the both competent and very friendly staff!
Kemaris is located in a very quiet little street, 5 - 10 minutes by foot from city centre and downtown beach.
The hotel felt much more like a family run house than a world wide chain business...

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Stayed in BW Kemaris - Biarritz for 3 nights in September 2016. Arrived at the hotel about 11am and unsurprisingly the room wasn't ready but the friendly man behind reception was happy to take our cases while we went exploring and told us our room would be ready at 3pm.
Once checked in the room was nice and clean and the bathroom was a decent size. The room wasn't huge but it was fine for us to sleep in for 3 nights.
The hotel is actually located on both sides of the road which seemed a bit odd, it almost looked like it used to be 2 separate hotels but this wasn't a problem at all. No tea or coffee facilities in the room but these were available in the breakfast area all day (at least i think we were ok to be helping ourselves). Talking of breakfast, this costs 12 Euros per person. Standard sort of breakfast which does the job if you'd rather not leave the hotel but probably slightly overpriced for what you get.
Location wise the hotel is about a 10 minute walk from the surf beach and about the same to the restaurants and cafes of Rue Gambetta and Rue Des Halles so overall not bad at all. It is situated down a fairly quiet street so we didn't have any trouble with noise and the shutters on the windows made the room nice and dark, perfect for a goods nights rest.
If you are getting the bus from the airport i think the best stop to get off at would be Jardin Public and then walk from there (we missed this and got off by the casino). This is only about 10 minutes from the hotel but uphill for some of the way so may not be ideal if you have very heavy cases.
Overall we were happy with the hotel, we only really needed somewhere to sleep at night that wasn't too far out of town and wasn't too expensive and i feel this fitted the bill well. Just a final point on Biarritz, it was slightly quieter than i was expecting but this was probably due to us going after the summer break. It is a really nice place with lots of nice views and we felt very safe walking around in the day and at night. Enjoy.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel is of a good standard with comfortable spacious rooms. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. It is just a couple (10) minutes walk from the centre of everything. We were delighted with our choice of accommodation and we will be back.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Kemaris, Propriétaire at Best Western Kemaris, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Many thanks .We are very happy you enjoy your stay with us.Hope to see you soon

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Reviewed 6 August 2016

On the last day of my stay at the Best Western Kemaris, I slipped on sandy steps to the beach in the center of Biarritz. The hotel staff called a doctor for me and went personally all the way to Bayinne to pick up the prescribed orthopedic splint as well as taking the necessary measurements and providing bags of ice and lots of sympathy.They were helpful in every possible way during my stay, event before my accident. I cannot say enough about my positive treatment at this small, clean, reasonable, friendly hotel.

Room Tip: Higher floors have better views. This hotel is centrally located and close to the airport. Easy walk...
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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Best Western Kemaris

Address: 34 Avenue Du Marechal Joffre, 64200 Biarritz, France (Formerly BEST WESTERN Kemaris)
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Pyrenees-Atlantiques > Basque Country > Biarritz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 64 Hotels in Biarritz
Price Range: $99 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Kemaris 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel BEST WESTERN Kemaris Biarritz ***, located 200 meters from the beach of La Cote des Basques, allows you to visit the city walking. The hotel welcomes you in a warm and calm ambiance. You will appreciate the charm of this totally renovated structure. Enjoy all the comfort of our 48 rooms perfectly equipped (flat screen television, CNN channel and free wifi), divided into two buildings. Each room offers a decoration that combines design and natural wood, and some of them are fitted with a wide terrace. The hotel has a private car park (reservation required) which will release you from any parking obligation. Easy to access, the hotel BEST WESTERN Kemaris is located only 10 minutes driving from the airport and the station. The hotel BEST WESTERN Kemaris offers 5 categories of rooms to meet your expectations and to respect your budget. Our hotel has been totally renovated (furniture, isolation, floors, walls, plumbing and electricity) during the past two years, all the rooms are furnished with quality equipments and individual air conditioning. One of the best hotel at biarritz. ... more   less 
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