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Hôtel Les Hortensias du Lac

  • 1578 Avenue du Tour du Lac, Soorts-Hossegor, France
  • 25 Rooms

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Hôtel Les Hortensias du Lac

  • 1578 Avenue du Tour du Lac, Soorts-Hossegor, France
  • 25 Rooms
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Think of the French seaside and it’s likely you’re imagining either the balmy Riviera or the coastal towns of Normandy. No less appealing, however, is France’s Atlantic coast, including the resort town of Hossegor, just up the coast from Biarritz. Other hotels face out to sea; Les Hortensias du Lac looks the other way, over Lake Hossegor, less than a quarter-mile inland from the surfers and swimmers at the Plage de la Gravière. Here life is rather more tranquil — a feeling that’s only reinforced by the small size of this newly renovated Art Deco luxury resort.

Twenty-five rooms is small by any measure; most of the rooms here look out over the lake itself, and all are newly decorated in a style that owes more than a little bit to the idea of a Hamptons-style surf shack, from their simple, pared-down wooden furniture and construction to the surfboards that hang above the beds. They’re luxurious, though, in spite of their simplicity — ultimately, the word “shack” would considerably undersell their comfort.

The restaurant, with its oversized windows, overlooks the lake as well, and features the cuisine of chef Philippe Moreno, an alumnus of Gerald Passédat’s restaurant in Marseille. While the rest of the hotel is a mix of original and contemporary design, the spa is pure minimalist modernism, a cloud-light backdrop for its intensive treatments. And there’s always the outdoors to consider: with a location sandwiched between an inland lake and the Atlantic Ocean, Les Hortensias is paradise for boating, surfing, and beyond. This hotel is implementing enhanced safety and cleaning measures as required by the Tablet Recovery Pledge. Our Customer Service team is happy to provide full details of each step being taken.

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Facilities & services
  • Free wi-fi
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Free parking
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Off street parking
  • Bar
  • Wine Cellar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour room service
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Yoga
  • Steam rooms
  • 24 hour gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Central air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Crib (on request)

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