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Get an overview of this hotel4-star romantic hotel, walk to Casino Barriere


Located in the heart of Biarritz, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Biarritz Historic Museum, Casino Barriere, and Biarritz Aquarium. Grand Beach and Cote des Basques are also within 15 minutes.

Hotel Features

A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and self parking are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and a free area shuttle are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a meeting room, and concierge services are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 20 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and iPod docks. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers.

Hotel de Silhouette ratings based on 26 Verified Reviews

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4.5 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
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Perfectly located hotel in Biarritz

3 out of 5
Posted Aug 16, 2016
Location of this hotel is the absolute selling point. It is located right in the centre of town, on a street popular for local restaurants and bars. It's a ten minute walk to the surfing beach and other two beaches in Biarritz. The hotel isn't anything too special. Our room on the ground floor lacked any natural light and the staff in the hotel were not as attentive as would normally be expected from a 4* hotel (there usually wasn't someone at the front desk and we lacked the usual toiletries in our bathroom and on one day we were left with no towels in our bathroom). For the price, it was good value given the excellent location, but overall a basic 4* hotel.
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Chic but comfy garden hotel near beach

5 out of 5
Posted Jul 5, 2016
Pros: Size of room, style
Cons: Very little. Tea and coffee order was expensive.
Location: Quiet yet near a street with lively restaurants.
An excellent experience, with helpful staff. We loved our huge corner room with a view towards the sea and over the garden.
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Perfect location to see Biarritz

4 out of 5
Posted Nov 26, 2015
We choose this hotel to celebrate our 30th anniversary as it's located in the heart of Biarritz. It was perfect for seeing the sights, the beach, was close to many restaurants and right opposite the daily market. We paid for a deluxe room with balcony, which was smaller than expected but clean, warm and had a fantastic shower. The staff were very helpful with restaurant recommendations and places to go.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 14, 2016 by Maite. Front Desk Manager
Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to see you enjoyed your stay in our hotel . We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best regards,
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A quiet hidden gem in the heart of Biarritz

5 out of 5
by from Derbyshire UK
Posted Sep 9, 2015
Pros: The location and the staff, who went about their respective duties in an efficient, attentive and friendly manner. A hotel staffed by "nice" people!
Cons: The breakfast offering was somewhat limited in choice, and therefore seemed a little expensive for what was being provided.
Location: All the beeches and the other major attractions of Biarritz are within easy walking distance.
Superb location for all that Biarritz has to offer. At the heart of everything, whilst maintaining a quiet anonymity just off the main thoroughfare. In the immediate vicinity there are a vast array of restaurants, offering a wide range of cuisines at all price levels. Has a pleasant secluded garden, terrace area and the hotel has secure parking.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 14, 2016 by Maite . Front Desk Manager
Dear guest. Thank you for staying at the Silhouette Hotel . We are very fortunate with our location and I am delighted we are able to share this with you. I let you know that we have changed our breakfast menu . I hope you will be able to test it very soon. By the way... our team loves receiving nice compliments !! Very best regards .
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5 out of 5
Posted Sep 2, 2015
Great hotel, central in town. Not on the water but great value and close.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 14, 2016 by Maite. Front Desk Manager
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards
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5 out of 5
Posted Jul 3, 2015
Excellent hotel, wonderful location, friendly, informative and efficient staff. Lovely garden to relax in, and very comfortable room.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 14, 2016 by Maite. Front Desk Manager
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback . Our private garden is our secret treasure in downtown Biarritz ... We are happy to know that you enjoyed the Silhouette experience ... We hope to see you back very soon. Kind regards,
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Lovely Small Hotel

5 out of 5
by from Hertfordshire
Posted Sep 7, 2014
Pros: Its location was perfect, and I loved the garden a really relaxing place to sit and read.
Cons: The breakfast, there wasn't much choice although the small dish of fresh fruit was really lovely.
Location: Set slightly back from one of the main streets, with many bars & restaurants to choose from. Lots of great shops and a lovely market.
This is such a lovely small hotel, situated in a great location set just back on one of the busy streets in Biarritz. It is right next to all the shops, bars & restaurants and the beach is just a short walk away. The daily market situated just across the road is full of really fresh produce and you can also sit for a coffee and a snack or a glass of wine if you prefer. Even though it is so close to everything it is not noisy.
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Brilliant Boutique Hotel In Biarritz

5 out of 5
by from Melbourne , Australia
Posted Aug 4, 2014
Pros: The excellent staff , & the position of & history/character of the hotel itself
Cons: Excellent in all aspects
Location: Biarritz restaurants ( Basque Cuisine in particular ) , local wines , Bayonne chocolate , San Sebastian in Spain.
We arrived weary & travel-spent from Australia , but were refreshed by the friendly , helpful, professional staff who greeted us by name. Our room was clean & comfortable , & the grounds were a delightful surprise , & a haven on hot days & nights. The lunch menu was varied , regional & had excellent wine options for matching. The standout for the entire time we had at this hotel was the level of friendliness of all staff at all times. We were genuinely reluctant to leave this wonderful haven in Biarritz.
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excellent hotel in biarritz

4 out of 5
by from england
Posted Jul 1, 2014
Pros: clean smart air conditioned good garden to rear
Cons: hand wash basen in toilet wifi that worked
Location: close to center of town and beach main market just across street from hotel
very frendley staff and very helpfull. close to center of town
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Great Enclave in the midst of hopping beach town

4 out of 5
Posted Jul 27, 2013
Pros: everything
Cons: Internet
Location: Explore Basque country - get down to San Sebastien / Bilbao...go north to Hossegor. Surf is my primary focus - endless options. Golf too!
Second time there - we love it. It's like an oasis in the middle of this bustling village. A great courtyard (no one has yards or hang out areas in this area) that they have entertainment in the evenings and perfect dining area. Cool history to the story of monsieur Silhouette (where the actual word comes from)...it was his estate and staying in family centuries. Really well done on modernization. Ask for room facing courtyard if you like to sleep with window open - street side is set back but traffic noise is audible. Con's: - Food is great but repetitive - no variance. Breakfast in Europe tends to be that way anyways - but dinner menu is limited to a couple items that were the same the entire week - but you'll be eating out anyways as you explore all the great food in the area so for one or two dinners it is great. - I have to function for work when I travel. The internet here is not good - I lost a major business call I had planned on Skype and it was not good for me (or my state of mind trying to relax on vacation). System is slow and or drops completely on a regular basis. - first time there is brutal to find. The GPS on rental car doesn't give accurate location of the hotel. REALLY hard last year to find - but we got it dialed now! We will be back and hoping they work on the internet so we can stay longer knowing we can function on the road!
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access. This Beaux Arts hotel also offers a library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

Hotel de Silhouette is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Total number of rooms - 20 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Library 
  • One meeting room 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Garden 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 2011 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Slippers 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 

Where to Eat

Continental breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and noon.

Restaurant Silhouette - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open select days.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


Start your morning with a continental breakfast, available each day from 7 AM to noon for a surcharge. Room service is available during limited hours.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 75 per night.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of EUR 13 per pet, per night
  • 1 per room (up to 5 kg)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.20 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 19 years of age.
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for continental breakfast: EUR 15 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 15 per night
  • Pet fee: EUR 13 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 75 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • de Silhouette
  • de Silhouette Biarritz
  • Hotel de Silhouette
  • Hotel de Silhouette Biarritz
  • Hotel Silhouette
  • Silhouette Hotel

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

National Rating

This property has received its official star rating from the French Tourism Development Agency, ATOUT France.