Le grand hotel
de la plage,
a century-old


Sweet or salty, water as far as the eye can see



The first Condou Hotel, a vast wooden building, came into existence at the beginning of the 20th century.

In 1912, the old cabin, rebuilt in artificial stone manufactured by the Bancon de parentis establishments, took the name Hôtel de la Plage. It underwent several transformations over its long existence and was narrowly saved from a fire by the people of Biscarrosse themselves. In the 1930s, seaside baths were in vogue, and the place was popular among wealthy Bordelais on holiday.

From 1925, the gallery was glazed to allow strolling for vacationers, and the establishment expanded in 1934. The rotunda, which still gives the hotel its distinctive character today, was added in 1948. It hosted Sunday afternoon tea dances that attracted increasingly numerous vacationers.

Finally, it was not until the 1970s that the building lost its steep tiled roof in favor of a flat roof.


Poorly maintained, poorly managed, over the years, it fell into disuse. It couldn’t compete with more modern establishments. The rest is history. It remained closed for several years before being bought by a wealthy Belgian, Paul Verlinden, to make it one of his second homes, much to the chagrin of the locals.

Before being sold in 2011 to SARL Pyramide, led by Mr. Kot, and specializing in real estate. This last owner entrusted the renovation project to the Bordeaux-based studio BUPA. « The objective was to reintegrate this century-old building into our time, while respecting its history, opening the facade to the ocean by dynamizing it with the addition of bow windows and bringing clarity and brightness to the rooms, making the spectacle permanent », explain the architects.

The original structure is preserved to comply with the coastal law, which limits the possibilities for modifications. As a result, 33 rooms have ocean views. A second terrace is added on the side to accomodate an infinity pool. The view, however, remains unchanged : breathtaking.

Facing the ocean

Le Grand Hôtel de la Plage, a more than century-old institution, has successfully blended heritage and modernity to meet the standards of a 4-star establishment. It upholds high standards, professionalism in service and well-being of its guests.

You will appreciate the relaxing aspect of the understated design, allowing the fabulous landscape offered by the 32 rooms, all overlooking the ocean. To best meet your expectations, rooms are divided into 6 types.

The rooms

Standard rooms range from 20 to 22m2 with a side view of the ocean ; you will have the choice between the ground floor, balcony, bow window or terrace. Premium rooms, 32 m2, have a frontal view of the ocean with a balcony or a terrace and they are equipped with a freestanding bathtub in the room.

Pets are not allowed in the establishment.


Le Grand Hôtel de la Plage was named the best terrace in Europe at the Villégiature Awards 2015.

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