The legendary Hotel du Palais welcomes guests to a palatial lifestyle


The former imperial residence of Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie is fully renovated to meet the needs of the 21st century while preserving the heritage and the soul of the iconic venue of Biarritz 

UAE – Hotel du Palais, the symbolic jewel of Biarritz overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the former imperial residence of Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie is now fully renovated and ready to welcome guests starting from 3rd June.

Founded in 1854, the hotel is ideally located at the heart of the Basque Country, less than 25 km from the Spain border, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the legendary city of Biarritz. The city’s stunning natural coastline includes the most beautiful walks to explore historical sites. It also includes large beaches and is a key surfing location & historic surfing capital of Europe featuring the iconic museums: Biarritz Aquarium and Cité de l’Océan.

Alessandro Cresta, General Manager of Hotel du Palais, said: “We are thrilled to welcome our guests to a palatial lifestyle embracing the extraordinary and providing a memorable experience to all our visitors.”

“Hotel du Palais truly represents the ultimate gateway to palatial living with stunning views of the ocean and the Pyrenees Mountains rising in the distance. The hotel is now fully renovated to meet the needs of the 21st century while preserving the heritage, DNA and the soul of the iconic venue of Biarritz”, he added.

The renovation works that have been completed reflect the charms of the legendary palace including the lobby and restaurants in a way that lets in more daylight and make everything brighter. The rooms have also been refurbished showcasing the unique architecture and history of the palace.

Hotel du Palais includes 86 Rooms and 56 suites with timeless 19th century décor. Each room and suite offer unique views of the city of Biarritz or panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. In unique and spectacular settings, the hotel offers its guests elegant and sophisticated culinary experiences inspired by iconic Basque Country products from the ocean and traditional farms.

It is the home of the recently awarded Michelin star La Rotonde Restaurant that has been divided into two distinct areas, one is dedicated to fine dining and creative cuisine and the other to more traditional menu choices for the whole family. The chef of the fine dining restaurant, LA TABLE D’AURELIEN LARGEAU demonstrates his amazing talent  creating a sober yet elegant cuisine featuring fresh products from the land and sea. It also includes CÔTÉ MAISON featuring local cuisine and the specialities of the Basque Country.

Nestled alongside the hotel gardens, Le Sunset provides spectacular views of the ocean and the Basque coast and includes outdoor space offering a relaxed setting to enjoy poolside dining service throughout the day. Napoleon III Bar provides a soft and warm atmosphere inviting guests to explore a menu of carefully selected beverages and to mingle and socialize in an elegant and playful atmosphere.

The hotel features the Imperial 4-storey Spa that provides a unique well-being experience comprising an indoor pool, one sauna, one hammam, one Jacuzzi and 10 treatment rooms. It also includes a fully equipped fitness centre featuring the latest generation of Technogym equipment allowing clients to work out while admiring a spectacular ocean view and employing a team of coaches providing Pilates, Yoga, Qigong, Boxing, and other classes. Sixteen golf courses in an area of 30 km are in close proximity to the hotel providing the opportunity to play Golf all year round.

CLUB Impérial provides heated seawater outside a swimming pool overlooking the ocean, a children’s swimming pool with five tents with all the comfort and equipment necessary for families, direct access to the famous beach “La Grande Plage and private cabañas available to rent. During school holidays, the Kid’s Club offers an exciting choice of fun-filled activities for children between 4 and 14 years old and is open during school holidays. The hotel offers families a wide range of onsite activities and customized itineraries for all ages with concierges ready to help in planning and arranging memorable excursions.

In 2018, Hotel du Palais joined The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand, a portfolio of new and existing upper-upscale hotel properties, ranging from historic urban gems to contemporary trend-setters, boutique properties to resorts and private home accommodations.


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