Arguibel

Location Guethary, Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Postcode 64210

Telephone +33 (0)559 419046

€€-€€€

Why we love it...

Funky Basque B&B

The Place

The traditional Basque exterior gives no warning as to what lies inside Hotel Arguibel: a funky, eclectic mix of antique furniture and decoration with modern paintings and sculptures. It really shouldn’t work, but it does.
Owners Mariannick and Francoise have showcased several prominent local artists, whose work lines the walls. You could argue that they’ve created their own masterpiece: their attention to detail is exceptional – even the light switches are individual designs. Each one of the five vibrant rooms is designed around a famous local (one, somewhat tenuously, is Charlie Chaplin, who once holidayed nearby), and has a private terrace overlooking the mountains or sea. The communal areas are similarly bold and arty: the hall is a chequerboard of black and white tiles and the wine bar is in the library.
Traditional French breakfasts can be eaten on either the terrace or in the sitting room. There’s no restaurant, but the owners are happy to recommend eating places in nearby Guethary, a former fishing port between St. Jean-de-Luz and Biarritz.
The beaches are just one kilometre from the hotel and the area offers plenty of activities from hiking, cycling and golf to markets, festivals and folk dance – you can even take surfing lessons.

The Essentials

Price Band €€-€€€
Rooms 5; all ensuite, 3 doubles and 2 suites: all with mini bar, wifi, ipod dock, tv on request
Food Breakfast
Facilities Lounge, bar, terraces, reading room, free, off street parking, television, library, free WiFi throughout, book, CD and DVD libraries; flatscreen TV, DVD player and CD player in the lounge; iPods in the lounge and bar.
Children Are welcome: free cot for babies, babysitting service, children's play area
Disabled rooms/facilities for disabled guests, wheelchair access
Pets By special request

To Book

Contact Francois and Mariannick Blasselle
Call +33 (0)559 419046
Fax +33 (0)559 419887
Email contact@arguibel.fr
Website www.arguibel.fr

Good To Know

Address 1146 Chemin de Laharraga, Guethary 64210
Payment

The Location

Find this place: From Biarritz take the nationale 10 to Guethary, turn left at the traffic lights and continue straight on at the cross roads, the hotel is 50 meters on the left

What's nearby: Biarritz, Hiking trails, beaches