Haaitza hotel – the family alternative to La Coorniche

France Hotels

I am catching up with all the new hotel openings from this past spring and summer. When I saw this one, I immediately texted my brother who lives in the region: what do you think?
Haaitza (which means “rock” in basque language) is a famous hotel so my brother certainly knew about it and said it was quite an institution.

Now the hotel has been acquired and refurbished by the owners of the very famous La Co(o)niche, only 500 m away.  

By the way, my brother does recommend to have lunch or diner there because of the amazing view on the Dune du Pyla.  We did go a few times and while the food is nothing special, although fresh and classic, the view is fabulous and the staff is really nice.

Sleeping there is another story as it’s quite noisy with a bar/nightclub making music well into the night.


Anyway, back to Haaitza, this could be the right alternative for families seeking a bit of luxury and calm.  Philippe Starck is the designer behind it again.  There are various atmospheres starting with an art galery-reception area with coloured glass windows, a big Africa-themed lounge and a garden in a conservatory.

The pool can be both indoor and outdoor as it has a glass roof.

Bedrooms are really where the sense of peace comes in.  The decor has a classic Stark’s white but it is here warmed up with wood, quite reminiscent of the Cap Ferret nearby.

If you have money to spare (!) there is also a concept store with a selection of cosmetics, clothes and luxury brand items….

And if you are more into contemplation than material things, certainly the dune du Pyla wich you can get to very easily should satisfy you.

Rooms 38 rooms
Rates From 180 euros


A junior suite (good for families) is from 435 Euros

Family info Breakfast: child under 4 years old free of charge, from 4 to 12 years old €11, over 12 years old €19


Extra bed:  €70, free baby cot

Facilities Two restaurants, one gastronomic and an easier “bistro” good for families. A bar and also a patisserie!


Outdoor pool that can be covered up.

Spa and hairdresser.  And a shop!

Website http://haaitza.com/


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