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A Weekend At Grand Hôtel Thalasso & Spa, Saint-Jean-de-Luz

After a picturesque 10-minute walk from the train station and city center, we reached a peachy colored building situated right on the promenade of the Grande Plage of Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Greeted by a smiling concierge, we felt like we have reached home (a very luxurious and spacious one of course). The recently renovated Luz Grand Hotel, decorated following an Art-Déco style, is closely tied to the legacy of its city across many decades. The hotel prospered when Saint-Jean-de-Luz became renowned for sea bathing on the Basque coast, and a destination for artists and members of high society.

A very luminous space, with a touch of elegance, was what we saw from the entrance up until our room, and throughout the entire hotel.

We were not only looking forward to our weekend stay at the hotel, but also, to bring you the top activities at the Grand Hôtel Thalasso & Spa of Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

Enjoy a Room with a View
Many hotels do offer rooms with a sea-view, but our deluxe room was like no other. Not only do you get to see the Grande Plage from its beginning to the end from the room’s balcony, but from your very own bed as well. So we first decided to lie in, relax and just enjoy the view.

We especially loved the Murano crystal chandeliers, and the neutral and calm colors that were spread around the room, for transparent and unforced moments of peacefulness. 

We were also told that bigger suites are available for families, and special animations are organized for children as well. They include indoor and outdoor activities, meals and spa treatments (children deserve to be pampered too!).

Loreamar Thalasso & Spa Time
And when at the Grand Hotel, you will definitely have to visit its Loreamar Thalasso & Spa which overlooks the mighty Atlantic. The spa offers so many treatments and packages which was quite a challenge for us to choose from. Every offering is catered around the benefits of seawater. Treatments are personalized for you, whether you intend to stay for a short or long period of time. You can ask for the advice of medical experts and staff, who are always curious to know more about your special needs. A three-day or five-day cure could help in distressing and reshaping your body through food, water and all forms of detox therapies.

We would recommend starting off with the wellness massage, a very soothing experience before the launch of your wellness program. And do not miss out on taking a dip in the warm indoor seawater swimming pool heated at a 31 degrees Celsius.

Dine & Wine
Back in the lobby, the British-styled Le Clipper bar is a cosy environment to start your afternoon break, or for a pre-dinner drink (including delicious detoxifying cocktails). The bar welcomes you at the entrance of the L’Océan restaurant.

The city’s infamous L’Océan restaurant is awarded a one Michelin star, and is headed by the French chef Christophe Grosjean. On its menu, you will get to order from a selection of fresh fish and an assortment of locally produced fruits and vegetables cooked a la Basquaise. Every dish combines lightness and generosity. And just like the hotel, the restaurant and its terrace face the ocean, fusing the delicious food and experience in a unique space. (Editor’s note: on a warm day, we highly recommend having a cocktail on the hotel’s terrace)

Head to the Grande Plage
You will surely be tempted to have a live experience with the Atlantic, which is located a few meters away. Be it for walking barefoot on the sand, swimming or participating in a water sports activity. And don’t forget to visit Saint-Jean-De-Lutz’s city’s center and all its historical monuments. (Editor’s note: to read more about our weekend visits and to-do list at Saint-Jean-De-Lutz click here)

The luxurious and sophisticated Grand Hôtel of Saint-Jean-de-Luz remains subtle and offers a soothing premium experience allowing visitors to select their preferences, and enjoy their stay, the way they want it to be.

An ultimate destination of lux, in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, the hotel represents what the city is all about: an intimate and close relationship with the water of the Atlantic and nature’s pure serenity.

To checkout the packages and book a room at the Grand Hôtel Thalasso & Spa Saint-Jean-de-Luz click here.

Article by Victor