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Hotel de la Plage, St-Jean-de-Luz, France

St-Jean-de-Luz is a beautiful Atlantic coast town in the Basque region of France, just east of Spain. The recently remodeled 125-year-old hotel was a little bit of a splurge for us, but well worth it. We had a beautiful 3rd-Floor (in USA terminology) room with a balcony overlooking the promenade, beautiful sandy beach, and the sea. Breakfast was excellent, and if you chose, was delivered to your room within a couple minutes of calling. Eating breakfast on the balcony in gorgeous weather was a real treat. The hotel has its own parking garage the next block, and hotel staff would have your car at the door when you wanted it. The hotel was beautifully run by an enthusiastic and helpful staff.

One of the very best hotels we've stayed at in Europe. We were very happy to have stayed there five nights, and would do it again without question.

Most of RS's recommended restaurants were minutes away, and all very good.

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Thank you so much for sharing your review with our Travel Forum. It sounds like you had a really lovely time. I am sure that other travelers are grateful for your first hand account. Should I find my self in St-jean-de-Luz I will be sure to check these guys out. I have forwarded your comments to our travel editors for review. Happy Travels!

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That sounds so nice! Do they have an elevator? Air conditioning? What sort of rooms and beds do they offer? We haven't been to that town but love the sea and love France.

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I visited this town last year and fell in love! I want to return for an extended stay. Being on the Atlantic, it should stay cool on the summer? I traveled there by train from Bayonne. It was a short, inexpensive ride. The RS Basque tour stopped there for lunch.

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We love Saint-Jean-de-Luz, too. Last July we just happened to be staying there during their "Fete du Thon." We were fortunate to join hundreds of locals for a celebration of the tunafish that included live music, parades and a delicious fresh grilled tuna steak dinner with basque cake and Rose wine served outside on picnic tables near the docks. An authentic back door experience!