BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Karitza,  Biarritz 

4.5/5  - based on 535 guest reviews.
2 Rue Guy Petit, 64200, Biarritz, France - See map
+33 559222020 +33 559249577

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  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Outdoor pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
    Wireless internet connection in public areas
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The BEST WESTERN PLUS Karitza is located in the centre of Biarritz, nearby the Palais des Festivals, the casino and the local beaches. Enjoy the use of an outdoor heated swimming pool! All the modern rooms are soundproofed and feature a flat-screen television with satellite and Canal+. Adjoining rooms are available on request. To start the day, why not relax and have your buffet breakfast delivered to your room at 14 Euros. You also have a buffet breakfast served at the restaurant at 13 Euros. The friendly and attentive staff at the hotel will be happy to help you to organize your stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Karitza 24-hours a day.

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Karitza,Biarritz
  • 4
    « Clean, modern, well-located hotel with secure underground parking. »

    We had a smallish but tastefully decorated room with perfectly clean bathroom. As local parking can be difficult, the secure parking beneath the hotel was a plus. The beaches, market, and restaurants were all within walking distance.

    5
    « Good situation and easy parking »

    A modern hotel with the expected facilities. Well situated for easy walking to the sea-front and, importantly in this popular town, with easy parking. Make sure you book ahead for the secure underground parking. Good choice of breakfast

    4
    « You will not be disappointed! »

    I saw the dawn in France, the morning mist clear, the sun shine and lovely hedgerows rushing past the car (I was rushing NOT the hedgerows) and then eventually arrived at the Best Western plus Karitza Restaurant which is situated very conveniently for access from the motorway and yet only a 5 minute walk from Biarritz's town center and 10 minutes from the beach area. - Friendly and efficient reception- secure parking & a well equipped room with wifi! I decided to eat in the restaurant Karitza which is accessed directly from the reception area (it can also be accessed directly from the street). Comfortable, good service - surprisingly good wine (even by the glass). The menu is small with about 7 choices of each course- apparently the menu is changed about every 8 weeks. The food was superb - I was very impressed. If your driving south towards Saint Sebastian- make sure to call in at this restaurant on your way past. I plan to drive past again on my way back north to Calais & London.

    4
    « Clean, good value, friendly »

    We stayed over just one night whilst travelling back to the UK. The hotel is quite basic, but good value, clean and helpful staff. Ideal for our purposes. Centrally located, only 5 minutes walk to town centre.

    3
    « Perfectly fine »

    This place was fine. A bit awkward to find but a big parking garage when we eventually arrived. Rooms are clean and decently equipped although not very big. Location is OK, just a few minutes walk down to the seafront.

    4
    « Week away in sept »

    Stayed in this hotel great location helpful staff breakfast buffet plentiful outside pool close to road so a little noisy. rooms are small no drawers two shelves we couldn't reAch the top one so if you stay here don't bring much luggage! The bathroom is small and shower space but it is a good base. Bus stop 5 mins walk up the road if you want yo go to San sebastien grand plague 10 mins walk lots of bars and restaurants 5 mins

    5
    « Nice hotel »

    Ideal for a city break. It has underground parking, bar, restaurant and a pool. It's a short walk into the town. There is also a member of staff on Reception called Frederic, who was extremely friendly, helpful and generally everything you would hope for from a member of hotel front desk staff. Lovely hotel.

    4
    « Excellent clean, modern little hotel »

    We stayed here for two nights enroute to San Sebastien. The hotel is close to the town centre and conveniently located for the bus to Spain. As previous reviewers have said, the room was on the small side so probably suited towards shorter stays, but it was clean, functional and the staff were friendly.

    4
    « Excellent location - just make sure you book parking in advance! »

    This hotel is an excellent base for exploring Biarritz, just a short walk from the beaches, shops and town centre. The decor is funky and the rooms are comfortable, clean and cool, if a little cosy. Wifi is free but a bit sketchy. Nice to have access to an outdoor swimming pool, although a trip to the beach is more fun! Private underground parking (11€ per day) is an advantage in such a hectic area of the city, but make sure you book in advance by contacting the hotel directly otherwise you may be disappointed!

    4
    « Modern look & feel but room was small »

    This is a very nice hotel that served an amazing Euro breakfast buffet. The modern looking interior is well appointed and the staff are super friendly. The AC is good. Located with within walking distance to the downtown shopping area amd many restaurants.

  • 3
    « It's ok, nothing more. »

    It's clean...but that's a given in our book...but the rooms are just too small to be workable. The bathroom is especially small with nowhere to put your toilet bag and the shower, although powerful was tiny. The room itself...you have one small shelf taken up with kettle, cups etc, a tiny bedside thing each side and two metal garden furniture type chairs. Nothing else, and again, absolutely nowhere to put your stuff. You can't unpack as there's not enough storage for your clothes so you spend your time falling over your case. The bed is prob king size, bigger than a double anyway, comfortable enough with synthetic pillows. Nice soft linen though. Location, well, you're a little walk out from the centre where the eateries are but nothing major. The Grande Plage is a stride further but if you want the other beaches, they're a bit of a hike. If you require parking, you need to book it...we didn't and it was full. No, we wouldn't stay here again, the rooms just aren't big enough.

    3
    « Clean and close to the centre »

    Well, the room (Comfort Room) was small, but it was clean, fresh and modern. The Town and beach just after the town is walking distance and there is a shop very close to the hotel for food and bakery bits. The breakfast was the only letdown for me, less variety than I am used to. For example, there was bacon, egg, and tomato, no sausages or beans much time partner's dismay. The breakfast area seems small, so the two - three staff members seem to be erratically running back and forth to refill one thing at a time. The fruit cups are clearly not all fresh, I had one this morning and the fruit tasted fizzy. We had our dog with us and that was a reasonable 8€ per night, and we were OK with the 11€ per night secure parking, we were only there 2 nights. I wouldn't stay here for a week (room would be too small, I'd prefer to be closer to the centre for a longer stay) but for an economical long weekend, I think this would be a good choice.

    5
    « Great location, very comfortable and great breakfast »

    We stayed in the hotel for a week in july. The bedroom was quite small but very comfortable and was tidied daily and towels changed when necessary. We had booked breakfast and we were not disappointed, great selection. Staff was very friendly and helpful and the swimming pool is a great bonus.

    4
    « Modern, budget hotel close to town centre. »

    The Best Western Plus Karitza is a modern, budget hotel five minutes from the centre of town and two minutes from the bus to San Sebastian. Rooms were compact, but functional and well-designed and staff were helpful.

    4
    « Super location walking distance »

    My friend and I recently spent 2 nights at this hotel- location is fantastic few minutes walk to centre and also if you plan on going to San Sebastián the bus is a few metres from the hotel. We took a taxi from Biarritz airport which was €15- in hindsight I would recommend the bus which stops near hotel and is much cheaper- the airport is few minutes away. Room was small but comfortable and very clean. Bed was much better than expected and we had a small balcony area. We got a great price compared to others in area. Would recommend for a stay in Biarritz!

    4
    « Good location, expensive though »

    I visited Biarritz at the Big Festival weekend. What a great place, the holiday is very well located, close to the shops, bars and beach. The staff were lovely, and the room was well equiped and spotlessly clean. It was tiny though, so it was perfect just to sleep off the days dancing, however, I did think that 150 euros for such a small room was expensive. That said, it didn't spoil my stay and I would visit again.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    This is a great mid range hotel, recently updated and modern. It's about a 10 minute walk to the beach, perfect location. The car park needs to be booked in advance and has an 11 euro charge per day. There is a supermarket around the corner with a fresh bakery attached. Restaurants are close by and the food is good. The main walk from the lighthouse around the coast is very nice. The hotel sell tickets for the bus to San Sebastián and are willing to organize anything you need.

    3
    « Clean, generic hotel in good location »

    We stayed here for two nights in July and found it to be friendly, well run, and very clean. Good underground parking is available and it is about a 10 min walk out of Biarritz centre. Has a pool which we did not use.

    5
    « Perfect location »

    We stayed 2 nights at the Karitza , we were there for th Wheels & Waves festival. The staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for you, the breakfast was really good, big choice. Underground private parking for our motorcycle and perfect location to walk one direction for the festival or the other direction to the town. The hotel was full but we didn't hear any other guests at night it was so quiet. It was very clean and comfortable. Would definitely stay here again.

    4
    « Value for money »

    A very clean hotel with a pool. The bed was comfortable with the window opening fully for fresh air. Nice non alcoholic mocktails in the evening. The staff spoke english but were happy to teach you french. The bus stop was 2 minutes and it cost 1 euro to the airport and 7 euros one way to san sebastian in spain. The town centre only 15/20 minutes walk, but remember its hilly on the way back. Housekeeping was outstanding. It would get 5 stars if it was near the beach easily.

  • 5
    « Impressive service & lovely hotel »

    We stopped here on our way to Spain, originally only intending 1or2 nights, but our car developed a fault & we had to extend our stay, not really knowing from day to day how long we would need to stay. The hotel were very accommodating. Lovely staff. Very good Breakfast, & dinner was of a good standard too, limited menu, at a reasonable price. This hotel well deserves the Trip Advisor certificate of excellence it has been awarded.

    5
    « Regular visited »

    I've stayed here many times and have never had a problem. The staff are efficient and attentive. Breakfast and dinner are both tasty and excellent value. The location is perfect for exploring the town and beach area on foot. No hesitation in recommending the Karitza!

    5
    « Excellent »

    We stayed here for the weekend, arriving Saturday and leaving Monday. On arrival the reception staff were extremely helpful and pleasant, even though I had re-booked parking in the hotel's carpark (11€ per night)I was advised to leave my car where it was outside the hotel because it was free to park on the street until 9am on the Monday morning! Our room was excellent, the bed large and comfortable, free wifi and a clean and well equipped bathroom. The restaurant was, unfortunately closed the weekend I stayed so I can' comment on that but, I can comment on the breakfast buffet, it was superb... hot and cold food, fresh fruit, fresh boiled eggs, meat, cheese and the fresh orange juice and coffee were excellent, well worth the charge. All in all an excellent hotel, quiet location but not far from the hub of the city and, if you want a taxi to the restaurants, bars etc, the service is excellent and only about 8€ a trip!

    5
    « Huge comfy bed and unlimited wi fi - they really understand modern travel »

    When will hotel chains wake up to the reality that today people expect WiFi as a basic service and not one that costs loads extra and has layers of hassle before you get the usually second rate service. This hotel is the opposite, 100 per cent hassle free - the rooms are a bit "compact" but the beds are extra large and very comfy. Overall 10/10 for location, price, service and value.

    3
    « A bit small, but very clean »

    The room was a little on the small side, was stuffy but perfectly clean. We opened the window and the room cooled down, but we still had to dump the duvets. The parking was fine with decent sized bays and a good approach ramp. There is a small supermarket almost opposite. The entrance to the reception and the car park are in a fairly quiet one way street, so if your sat nav does not get it right first time, it is easy to go round the block to approach the right way! We decided to eat in the hotel's restaurant, but it wasn't a particularly rewarding experience, and was expensive for what we had.

    4
    « Lovely modern hotel great value just slightly out of the main buzz of town back up hill »

    We love this hotel. Modern rooms and bathrooms just as in the pics with a nice outdoor heated pool (towels provided by reception). It was easy to find for us coming by bus from the train station and is an easy walk down hill into the main buzz of town with restaurants and bars being about a 10 minute walk away and the beach about a 20 minute walk. We haven't minded the walk back up hill at the end of the day or night. The staff have been friendly and helpful and provided everything we've needed. Wifi is free and accessible with a code. There's a hairdryer and TV in the room. There's no fridge but reception offered to cool things for us if we needed it. The bed is comfy and pillows and duvet are comfy too. Very happy with our stay.

    5
    « Great value »

    Great little hotel for the price paid. Staff were all very polite, and hotel itself was modern, clean and well run. Rooms were on the small side but can't complain as they are comfortable and tidy. Also great that it had a pool to relax at when the beaches become too busy! Very pleased with our weekend away.

    2
    « Seems like false advertising »

    Web site offers parking on-site with out reservation. When we arrived, they insisted we needed a reservation, and the garage was full. They blamed the discrepancy on Booking.com, but it was their own hotel website which clearly stated parking reservation not needed, and "not possible." Wifi/internet connection was non-functional part of the time and extremely slow the rest of the visit. This hotel should not be in the Best Western inventory.

    5
    « Nice place! »

    The hotel is very comfortable, with nice rooms. Breakfast is optional and costs 6 euros. They offers croissants, baguettes, and gâteau basque. The last one is a traditional French recipe, very delicious. There is a swimming pool and some chairs around for sun bathing. The Grand Plage, the principal beach in Biarritz, and downtown is not far from hotel: five minutes walking you reach them.

    3
    « Well but... »

    10 minutes from the City's Heart by walk. Breakfast is good and presents a good choice & costs 13?. Unfortunately the room is really small. The bathroom isn't comfortable&well thought: Storage spaces are too low onto the washbasin -& not numerous-, toilet paper is fixed too close to the toilet which means that Guest got to be flexible, Ha ;) The parking costs 11? 24h ...I'd though It would be free or even cheeper. The pool is a bit small...In my opinion, this is not its Strong Point. Finally & The most Important thing to me: Welcome at the Front Desk wasn't warm at all. We arrived early -At 1:00 p:m since Check In is at 3:00 p:m-.The Receptionist wasn't Agreable in the least! It was just like "I'm busy, Can't you just leave the hotel for the moment..!" The second receptionist that welcomed us at Night when we came back was much nicer & Professional. The Night Audit is very Nice, warm! So, this is not a general remark, but....My friend & I have noticed it. Too bad!

  • 4
    « Good hotel for the short stay »

    Very comfortable room. Only room service at 3-4pm is dissapointing - too late when we exactly wanted to come to have fiesta in our room. The town is extremely overcrowded in August. Can't even pass by in the street or on the beach. Waves are good for surfing.

    5
    « very welcoming, helpful staff »

    I would recommend this hotel. It is comfortable and well situated for the town.The restaurant manager was particularly helpful and attentive to my husband who has coeliac disease and requires a gluten free diet.

    5
    « Bayonne Rugby »

    Lovely stay in Biarritz to watch rugby. Hotel was excellent. paid extra for room upgrade well worth it. easy access from airport via bus. staff helpful and friendly. would recommend for a trip to biarritz

    5
    « Very comfortable hotel with nice Pool »

    We stayed in the apartment for a couple of days and it was very comfortable and spacious. The only very minor comment is that the kitchen is very small and lacks an oven so restricted cooking capability. It is worth noting the underground car park has a 1.7m height limit but we were able to park the hotel just down the road at no cots.

    5
    « Biarritz hotel »

    Very welcoming and well located hotel that I would recommend for all round excellence. It is a short walk from the town centre and the return journey is uphill but easily manageable - I am well over retirement age!

 

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·From: Airport. Take the direction of Biarritz city center by car or take a taxi/bus. First left at the first roundabout, second right at the second roundabout, left at the third roundabout, drive some meters and you will see the BEST WESTERN PLUS Karitza. ·From: Train Station. You can take the bus or the taxi to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Karitza. ·From: Highway N4. Take the direction of Biarritz Center Ville. At the first roundabout take at the right, at the second roundabout take a left, at the third roundabout take a left, drive some meters and you will see the BEST WESTERN PLUS Karitza.
 

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