3 Star Hotel & Residence Orhoïtza
Hendaye / Pays Basque

3 Star Hotel & Residence Orhoïtza

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3 Star Hotel & Residence Orhoïtza

Hendaye / Pays Basque

Outdoor pool
Near the beach
Basque house
le personnel tres professionnel et sympathique la chambre confortable le petit dejeuner tres varié le cite de l hotel a deux pas de la mer c est super ...
Nous avons été ravis du séjour que nous avons fait et probablement nous renouvellerons l'expérience ...Et nous recommanderons cet établissement à d'autres pesrsonnes de notre entourage...
I had a great time and have no complains and health permitting you will see me again next year. Kindest regards Mark Bader...
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Your 3 stars Hotel in Hendaye  

Appointment with.... Your host in Orhoïtza

Push the doors of a typical Basque villa, welcoming and friendly. A house in which our teams will share their personalized good plans for the region and do everything possible to make you feel at home.

A Typical Stay in the Basque Country

In a superb traditional villa, a central element of Basque society, located 100 m from Hendaye beach: "ongi etorri", or "welcome"! On the itinerary of multiple hiking trails, it is a dive into the spirit of the South West that is offered here in a hotel formula or as a holiday rental on the Atlantic Coast. Outdoor swimming pool (open from June to September), restaurant opening on the terrace... on site, you can relax. Many exciting excursions in the surroundings in autonomous or with a guide, with historical or artisanal themes, a short visit to the nearby Serge Blanco thalassotherapy complex, joy of the sea and water activities... make your choice!

  • 42 rooms
  • 10 apartments
  • 1 restaurant “Les 3 couronnes”
  • 1 bar
  • 1 outdoor swimming-pool (open from June to September)
  • 1 water-garden 
  • 1 lounge

You will like....

  • The warm atmosphere of this former family residence.
  • The immediate proximity of the beach.
  • The many traditional Basque festivals.

The spirit of the place 

This family home breathes the Basque Country to the end of the wood panelling. Architecture, colours, interior decoration... up to its name Orhoïtza, which means "Remembrance". With its predominantly passion red, like the Basque Country chilli peppers, this charming hotel sets the tone for a colourful holiday.

A warm and friendly atmosphere in this delightful family residence that breathes the Basque Country. Regardless of the package you choose, the atmosphere is convivial, the evening pre-dinner drink accompanied by traditional tapas snacks. There are guided excursions in France or in nearby Spain, starting from the hotel, plenty of interesting walks and evening entertainment. 

My relaxation stay


  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Free access to a computer
  • Outdoor swimming pool (open from June to September)
  • Water-garden 
With a supplement
  • Private, covered and closed parking
  • Utility room available

Your Hotel in Hendaye

This magnificent holiday residence, based on a large family home, is typical of the Basque Country in the decorative woodwork of the frontage. The  architecture  and  interior decoration  is  authentic  and  traditional  with red wooden mouldings on a white background as is the name ‘Orhoitza’, which means “memory” in the Basque language. You have the choice of a hotel room or an apartment at the residence in Hendaye.

Hotel – Rooms 

42 rooms elegantly decorated and only 100 m from the beach at Hendaye all with balcony or terrace.
Good deal: Single room Essential for simple comfort.

  • Flat screen TV 
  • Telephone 
Service Included
  • Wi-Fi
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Loan of cot
1 person room with balcony in your hotel residence Orhoitza Essential Single room
Area: 8 m² (8 sq. m.)
Type of bed: single bed     
Bathroom: shower, hair-dryer
View: garden or city
1 person room with balcony in your hotel residence Orhoitza

Confort Single room with balcony or terrace
Area: 8 m² (8 sq. m.)
Type of bed: single bed     
Bathroom: shower, hair-dryer
View: garden or city

2 persons room with balcony in Hendaye

Confort Two-person room with balcony or terrace
Area: 12 m² (12 sq. m.)
Type of bed: double bed or twin beds
Bathroom: shower, hair-dryer
View: garden or city
Supplement for single occupation: from € 112 per week, half-board

2 persons room of the hotel residence Orhoitza in Hendaye

Confort Three-person room
Area: 22 m² (22 sq. m.)
Type of bed: double bed or twin beds
Bathroom: shower, hair-dryer 
View: garden or port 

Accommodation – Holiday let

This  package  enables  you  to  enjoy  a  family  holiday in  complete  freedom,  at  your  own  pace,  benefitting from  a comfortable holiday let arranged for staying with children. You will also be able to enjoy some of the hotel’s additional services if you wish, such as activities, entertainment, cultural events, eating in the restaurant or getting takeaway food.  

The small holiday accommodation is only 50 m from the hotel and has a view over the marina. It consists of 10 apartments, ranging from a two-person studio flat to a four-room flat for eight people.

  • Sheets, cleaning kit, towels and household linen, dishwasher, TV, telephone, telephone, oven, microwave, dishwasher.
  • Bar, outdoor swimming-pool, relaxation pool, lounges
Service Included
  • End of stay cleaning package: from 49€ to 77€
  • Comfort formula: beds made on arrival, change of towels on request and cleaning at the end of stay: 12€/studio at 18€/2 rooms and +.
  • Sale of meal tickets and takeaway food on site
2 persons studio in your holidays residence Orhoitza

Two-person studio
Area: 15 m² + mezzanine
Type of bed: double bed on the mezzanine with ladder
Bathroom: shower, hair-dryer
View: port

2 rooms 4 persons apartment in Hendaye

Apartment two rooms, four-person apartment 
Area: 25 m²
Type of bed: 1 bedroom with twin beds and sofa-bed
Bathroom: shower, hair-dryer
View: port

3 rooms 6 persons apartment of l'Orhoitza in Hendaye

Apartment three roomd, six-person apartment 
Area: 40 m²
Type of bed: 2 bedrooms with twin beds and sofa-bed
Bathroom: shower, hair-dryer
View: port
A ground floor apartment can be adapted for persons with reduced mobility

4 rooms 8 persons apartment of your hotel residence Orhoitza

Apartment four rooms, eight-person apartment 
Area: 55 m²
Type of bed: 3 bedrooms  with twin beds
Bathroom: shower, hair-dryer
View: port


“Les 3 couronnes” Restaurant 

“Les trois couronnes”, the restaurant in your hotel at Hendaye is on the garden level and opens on to a very handsome terrace. The cuisine on offer is carefully prepared and redolent with the flavours of the Basque Country. In summer, you can eat on the terrace for greater enjoyment of your holiday. The hotel’s wine list is also varied with the finest vintages of our regions.  

Discover here our page dedicated to the terroir to discover all its charms.

The all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast offers you a wide range of fare, including hot or  cold drinks, dairy products,  cereals  and naturally, a  choice  of  various  breads, not forgetting  local specialities to  vary  the pleasures throughout your holiday stay.

Breakfast 7.30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
All-you-can eat buffet 
  • Hot and cold drinks
  • Sweet and savoury dishes
  • Pastries
  • Fruits
Lunch Midday – 1.30 p.m.
Table service 
  • Menu (starter, main course, dessert): two choices
  • A la carte: regional specialities, salad, duck breast, etc. 
Dinner 7.00 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
Table service 
  • Menu   (starter,   main   course, Themed 
  • Thursday evening: seafood buffet
  • Possibility of meal tray for boarders

Room service available: to be reserved at reception (supp.of €4/pers.)

The Bar in your Hotel in Hendaye 

The bar offers drinks or cocktails continuously from 8.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.  

For the holiday lets on the Atlantic Coast, the hotel bar welcomes you to enjoy our variety of cocktails with friends during your hotel stay. You will also enjoy our pre-dinner drinks with tapas several times a week (from April to late October). 


Well-being on the agenda!


Located 500 m from your holiday residence in Hendaye or the hotel, the Serge Blanco thalassotherapy centre, a completely renovated modern complex, welcomes you to its refined mineral decoration and cosy atmosphere... Everything here is calm and voluptuous, to immerse you in gourmet treatments based on natural products. It's up to you to choose between a daily package or a fitness cure. 
Preferential rates in all-inclusive package.

You will love

  • The complete infrastructure that has recently been entirely renovated. 
  • Genuine thalassotherapy and wellness formula.

MY THALASSO DAY - 3 treatments: 85 €*  
3 hydrotherapy treatments + 2 hours access to fitness areas.

WELL-BEING PACKAGE - 15 treatments: 444€*
Over 5 days: 3 seaweed wraps or sea mud applications, 2 relaxing massages, 10 hydrotherapy treatments.

ESSENTIAL CURE - 24 treatments: 702€* 
Over 6 days - 4 treatments/days (medical check-up to be paid on site): medical check-up to be paid on site. Multi jets baths, jet shower, affusion shower, mud wrap and massage/modelage alternately 1 day out of 2, pressotherapy, manuluvee/pediluve, aquagym, lymphatic drainage.

The packages are to be booked at the registration, other packages are proposed on site.
*Rates without accommodation, Relais Thalasso Serge Blanco.

Your surf lesson with Surf Division School

Surf Division is a surf school with a family spirit. It offers surf lessons and workshops adapted to all ages and levels of experience. Go to the beach of Hendaye, a few meters from your hotel.

From 2019, during the summer holidays (06/07 to 24/08) and all-day holidays (19 to 26/10):

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Discovery Package 

  • Adult: 28€ - 1 class of 2h00 
  • Children 6 to 10 years old: 25€ - 1 class of 1h30

Initiation package

  • Adult: 128€ - 5 lessons of 2 hours​
  • Children 6 to 10 years old: 119€ - 5 lessons of 1h30​ 

    The school provides you with the necessary equipment.


    Discover and visit the Basque villages & Spain nearby!

    Your host in Orhoïtza

    Push the doors of a typical Basque villa, welcoming and convivial. A house in which our teams will share their good personalized plans for the region and do everything possible to make you feel at home.

    Hendaye and the castle Observatory Abbadia, the Basque villages of Sare, Ainhoa and Espelette and the seaside resorts of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Ciboure and Guéthary, Spain nearby: Fontarrabie, San Sebastian, Bilbao and its famous museum Guggenheim... 

    The Kiosk 

    Every week, the kiosk offers you the opportunity to discover the region thanks to half-day excursions* from the hotel: Biarritz, San Sebastian, Saint Jean Pied de Port, Guggenheim Museum... *With surcharge.

    Tickets available at preferential rates for places not to be missed: Aquarium de Biarritz, Caves of Sare...

    The  Basque  Country: spending a holiday in Hendaye offers a glimpse of the pleasures of  the Iberian peninsula. Hendaye’s charm derives from its magnificent beach, ideal for fully benefitting from what the sea has to offer.  

    The Golf Country: less than 40 km away, you will find more than 10 golf courses, including the eighteen-hole Makila Golf Club at Bassussary near Bayonne and Biarritz. It is possible to reserve a game in advance.

    To discover in the Basque Country:

    • The seaside resorts of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Ciboure and Guéthary...
    • The carnival and Biarritz music festivals (March)..
    • The spring Fair at Hélette.
    • The Ham Fair (April) and Chocolate Days in Bayonne (May). 
    • The Spring Fair at Hélette. 
    • May Theatre in Hendaye.

    Getting to Spain: 

    • Fontarrabie opposite Hendaye on the Bidassoa, access by shuttle boat*, San Sebastian access via the "topo"* at Hendaye station, Bilbao and the Guggenheim Museum. 

    Every week, excursions* are proposed by the hotel: Biarritz, Bayonne, the small train of the Rhune...
    *With surcharge.

    The surprising advice!

    A walk in the Basque mountains, to discover a fabulous panorama and cross many pottoks in freedom (Pony breed of the Basque Country).

    Events not to be missed!

    May: May from the Theatre in Hendaye, the Chocolate Days in Bayonne.
    July/August: "Hendaye celebrates the summer", concerts, theatrical improvisations, circus, Chipiron Festival, Basque Festival...
    September: Corniche festival, sales and themed visits.


    • Walking, cycling or rollerblading: 25 km marked on the path of the bay, which connects the marina to the island of the Conference, the coastal path, the paths of Santiago de Compostela...
    • Golf: about ten golf courses in the region.

    Culture & Excursions! 

    A small rack-and-pinion train takes you in 35 minutes to discover splendid panoramas, on the peaks of the Pyrenean chain, along the Atlantic Ocean from San Sebastian to Biarritz.

    Visit the villages of Ainhoa and Espelette, typical of the Basque coast and taste the local Basque specialities (cheeses, lambs, chili peppers, wines, hams, fish, cakes...), without forgetting the specialities cooked with plancha for the happiness of your taste buds.

    The Château d'Abbadie and its estate: This handsome building fronts the ocean and bears the hallmarks of the passion for oriental artefacts of its owner (Antoine d'Abbadie, 1810 - 1897). Great walks through the park that overlooks the ocean on three sides. 

    The Basque Museum, in the historic centre of Bayonne, is the largest ethnographic museum in the BasqueCountry. 
    It contains 2000 objects and works of art, collected since 1922 and exhibited in nearly 20 rooms, evidence of the Basque identity, the way the society operates, its traditions and the role of the port of Bayonne in the nineteenth century.  
    This is more than a visit, it is a journey of discovery. Large exhibition rooms into which the light filters mysteriously making the visit into an intriguing voyage of discovery, the visitor being an attentive and curious explorer. 

    More than 150 species of fish and invertebrates are displayed in magnificently realistic, brilliant settings. There is a seal basin, in which the seals can be seen from under water – the seals are red every day at 10.30 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. There is also the shark grotto, where you will find yourself nose to nose with shark of various species. The collections include cetaceans, birds, fishing, ethnography, oceanography, meteorology and more. There are interactive screens, dioramas, videos and more. 

    Experience the Basque Country in one hour in a “son et lumière” light-and-sound show at Saint-Jean de Luz. An unforgettable experience. Discover Basque Culture and Traditions at an exceptional site. It will take your through history with reconstructions, scenes and games. 

    The Park and the Castle are at Urrugne 3 km from Saint Jean de Luz. This fortified castle has been in the same family since it was built in 1341. It was enlarged in the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries and is now a very welcoming Historic Monument, elegantly furnished and decorated. The stones of Urtubie tell of sixcenturies of the history of the Basque Country. King Louis XI stayed here in 1463 and Louis XIV elevated the estate to a viscounty in 1654. In the nineteenth century, Marshal General Jean-de-Dieu Soult, First Duke of Dalmatia, followed by Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington passed through here on their way to fight in the Napoleonic Wars. The château’s position only three kilometres from Saint-Jean-de-Luz and nine kilometres from Spain make it a special place whose charm and historic tradition make it well worth a visit. 

    Discover the origins and mythology of the Basque people! In a unique natural site, these prehistoric caves are different.
    Cross the magnificent portal, climb the great winding path and see the galleries covered in calcite, to discover the Mythology and Origins of the Basque People. It is a voyage of initiation in “son et lumière” (light-and-sound), inspired by the writings of J.-M. de Barandiaran, one of the great anthropologists of our time. A newly refurbished attraction that will take you from reality to myth.

    This manor house with its dependencies retraces the living conditions and daily life in the country in this part of the Landes region. During the visit you can explore the outbuildings of the squire’s residence. The wine-cellars and his exceptional wine-press of the Roman type, the vine conservation project at Chalosse, the tenant-farmer’s market garden and his meticulously cultivated "square plots" and the work of the blacksmith. The bread oven operates every Wednesday. The Museum also houses exhibitions and celebrates the Fête des Vendanges (grape harvest) annually.

    At Cambo les Bains, a spa town, you can visit "Arnaga" home of the great French writer Edmond Rostand and its magnificent gardens in the French formal style.In 1902, the author and playwright Edmond Rostand (1868-1918) bought several hectares of land on the hill overlooking the Valley of the Arnaga where he built a house in neo-Basque style.      
    The poet lived here with his family in this lavishly decorated house from 1906 until his death in 1918.

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    Useful Information


    Telephone: +33 825 879 902
    Email : info@vacancesbleues.fr


    Hôtel et résidence VACANCES BLEUES
    1, rue des Oliviers
    64700 HENDAYE

    By road (recommended) 

    A63 or A64, exit no. 2 for Saint-Jean-de-Luz Sud. From Hendaye, when in Hendaye, follow the Boulevard de la Mer. At the roundabout at which there is an old casino built in Moorish style, continue straight for about 500 m. Turn left when you get to the Rue des Arbousiers, continue straight until you reach the Floride roundabout, then take the fifth turning to the left to 1 rue des Oliviers. 

    By aeroplane 

    Biarritz Parme Airport is about 25 km away.

    By train

    Hendaye station is 3 km away. 

    Reception opening hours

    Seven days a week, 24 hours a day. 
    Arrivals: from 5.00 p.m. 
    Departures: before 10.00 a.m.

    Tel.: +33 5 59 48 80 00
    Email: orhrecep@vacancesbleues.com

    Additional information 

    • Opening dates in 2019: from 06/04 to 27/10/19
    • City tax: rate determined per person and per night, liable to be reviewed during the year depending on municipal regulations. 
    • Pets allowed in the holiday lets as long as this is stated at the time of booking (8€/night). Pets accepted as long as ths is stated at the time of booking, acceptance of the rules of hygiene and veterinary provisions (please bring an up-to-date vaccination booklet). No animals allowed in the common parts and beside the pool. Pets must be kept on a lead throughout the property. No dangerous pets (categories 1, 2 and NAC) accepted. 
    • Deposit: € 250 per rental. 
    Prices and dates

    HALF-BOARD PACKAGE: Half-board accommodation (breakfast + dinner).

    Options : Covered and closed car park: 8€/day - Additional meal: 20€/meal - Pets allowed: 8€/night.

    RENTAL PACKAGE: Accommodation, bed, bathroom and household linen, maintenance kit, television, access to the hotel swimming pool (open from June to September).

    Options: End of stay cleaning: from 49 to 77€ - Comfort package: beds made on arrival, change of towels on request and end of stay cleaning: 12€ per night in the studio and 18€ per night for the 2 rooms and more. Covered and closed car park: 8€/day - Animals: 8€/night for rent.

    • ROOMS 

    Essential single room or Double room occupied by one person: supplement from 16 to 30€/night depending on the season.
    Room with balcony or terrace: supplement of 10€/night.



    FREE for children under 2 years old.
    20% off the adult rate for children from 2 to 11 years old.
    Also applicable to single parent families

    • SHORT STAYS 1, 2, 3.... 6 NIGHTS

    The stay from:  61€ for 1 night - 127€ for a weekend 2 nights - 244€ for 4 nights.
    Per person on half board.


    • HALF-BOARD PACKAGE: Half-board accommodation (breakfast + dinner).
      Options : Covered and closed car park: 8€/night - Full board: 17€/night - Animals admitted: 14€/night at the hotel.
    • RENTAL PACKAGE: Accommodation, bed, bathroom and household linen, maintenance kit, television, access to the hotel swimming pool.
      Options: End of stay cleaning: 49€/studio at 77€/2 rooms and + (except kitchenette) - Comfort formula: beds made on arrival, change of the towels on request and end of stay cleaning: 12€/studio at 18€/2 rooms and + - Covered and closed parking: 8€/night - Animals: 8€/night to rent.

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