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Hôtel Laminak is a traditional B&B set in the breathtaking Basque countryside. From its lush gardens and an inviting swimming pool to its cosy décor and charming staff; this Chic Retreat has much allure.
The hotel was taken over by Pascale and Martial in 2014, who have brought with them a friendly and relaxed style. Its location is much the same; just outside the village of Arbonne, this country escape is away from the hustle and bustle of the Basque coastline ‒ the perfect place to unwind whilst still being conveniently positioned for Biarritz and St Jean De Luz.
A continental breakfast is served each morning, where you can fuel your day with freshly-baked pastries, local breads, homemade jams, fresh juices and even scrambled eggs and Basque sheep's cheese. While there is no restaurant here, a dense supply of Basque restaurants await in the village.
Pascale and Martial have refurbished the 12 rooms tastefully; managing to retain the original country house’s character whilst freshening up the décor. From lovely comfortable beds to cool, muted tones; each room has been individually designed to create a wonderfully Basque ambience. Whilst rooms are a little on the small side, most boast expansive countryside views.
Dotted around the cosy sitting room is an array of local artwork to feast your eyes on – a scenic backdrop for an afternoon lounge on one of the plush sofas.
Aside from the sitting room, the garden is the real gem here ‒ an oasis of calm and the perfect place to immerse yourself in a holiday-read. There is also a lovely outdoor pool, which is open during the warmer months, not to mention a sauna.
Golfers and surfers will find paradise here, with numerous golf courses nearby as well as some of Europe’s best surfing beaches. Milady Beach is definitely worth a visit, and is only 10km away.