by the Sea
Legacy of Good Taste Lives On
real palace that pays homage to its history
on the edge of the beach, this superb palace
was built more than a century ago and continues
to play the role of Grand Dame. Boasting gilt,
chandeliers and terraces overlooking the sea,
it is also equipped with plenty of modern luxuries.
The swimming pool—with its solarium, restaurant
and private cabanas—is straight out of
are 156 regally decorated rooms and suites,
each with lots of space and carefully selected
artwork, which enhance the luxurious atmosphere.
Features include air-conditioning, direct-dial
phones, color TV with 29 channels, radio, mini-bars,
and 24-hour laundry and dry-cleaning services.
private, heated seawater swimming pool offers
direct access to the beach. Other amenities
include a fitness club, sauna, private golf
pitching green, games area and additional swimming
pool for children, hair stylist, boutiques and
24-hour concierge service. Still not satisfied?
Nearby you will find tennis, squash, more golf,
surfing, wind surfing, waterskiing, horseback
riding, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, bullfights,
casinos, theaters, pubs, nightclubs and sea
Rotonde overlooks the Atlantic
you're feeling hungry, you can have an informal
lunch by the swimming pool at Hippocampe. The
hotel's gastronomic restaurant, Villa Eugenie,
will serve your dinner needs. A comprehensive
evening menu can also be found at La Rotonde,
the restaurant facing the ocean, which offers
a variety of menus and fixed-price offerings.
Diners will delight in choices such as hake
cooked with clams and green asparagus. On a
smaller menu, one might also partake in hake,
but this time cooked à la plancha
and served with steamed potatoes. Both dishes
pay tribute to regional tradition, with chipirons
(squid), Serrano ham or Landes poultry. The
restaurant also boasts an extravagant wine
menu, and a few wines are served by the glass.
La Rotonde is closed in February.
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