There’s really never been a better time to dive into the delights of Brittany in Northern France. Even if you’ve only a couple of days to spare, sailing from the UK via ferry with Brittany Ferries, into the ports of Saint-Malo and Roscoff. has never been quicker, easier, more affordable or convenient. The question being – where to stay in Brittany?
The area is bursting at the seams with an incredible range of tempting accommodation, so you are bound to feel spoilt for choice. From a converted Breton chateau in an old-town location to a contemporary hotel set in a nature reserve, there’s a style and range of amenities to suit everyone. But if trying to pick the right one for you is proving to be impossible, we’ve hand-picked a few of our favourites to give you a head start. Here’s our selection of the best luxury, boutique and spa hotels Brittany has to offer:
Hotel Brittany & Spa, Roscoff
The Hotel Brittany & Spa blends the traditional setting of a Breton manor house with the modernity of a contemporary extension, providing a twin taste of regional luxury. The rooms feature fresh, neutral tones with splashes of countryside style, while the cosy ambience of the dining room, with its impressive stone-walls and wooden-beams, contrasts with the shimmering sea views towards the Isle de Batz. This is the place to enjoy what is considered one of the best hotel breakfasts in all of Brittany, but it’s not all culinary indulgence, as the hotel also provides a range of relaxing therapies at their Marine Spa, giving you the best of both worlds.
Hotel Le Nouveau Monde, Saint-Malo
An exceptional four-star hotel situated in the quiet, picturesque western side of the city, with spacious rooms decorated in coastal shades and a warmly welcoming lobby. Le Nouveau Monde provides wonderful local cuisine at its 7 Mers Restaurant, which overlooks the Bay of Saint-Malo. For further indulgence, there’s a petite and immaculate spa area, with a variety of treatments on offer, including a Balinese Massage and the traditional Ayurvedic Indian Massage.
L’Agapa – Hotel, Restaurant & Spa NUXE, Puerros-Guirec
An art-deco style hotel, L’Agapa is located in the pretty resort of Puerros-Guirec, along the beguiling Coast of Pink Granite. The crisp, cool black and white lines of the elegant rooms are complemented by the most spacious private bathrooms you’re likely to come across. For refined dining using the best seasonal produce, the hotel’s Le Belouga restaurant is hard to beat, although its reputation is matched by the L’Agapa team’s dedicated service throughout. Add in some divine-sounding treatments at the Nuxe Agapa Spa, with its sauna, Turkish Bath and magnificent terrace, and you’re in hotel heaven.
Hotel Oceania Brest Centre, Brest
With a tram stop just outside for easy access to the surrounding attractions, Hotel Oceania Brest Centre is a perfect choice for those eager to get their dose of Breton style at the main shopping precincts of Jean Jaurès street and the Saint-Louis district. And when you’ve had your fill of retail therapy and built up an appetite, the hotel’s chic Nautilus restaurant offers you a varied cuisine with flavours from around the world. Wind up with a drink at the bar and a restful sleep in your comfortably furnished room…before waking the next day and starting all over again!
Hotel La Villefromoy, Saint-Malo
The simply charming and cosy Hotel La Villefromoy, with its cotton-candy façade, consists of two original chateaux which have been combined to create one unique and characterful boutique hotel, just a few metres from Rochebonne beach. The rooms, with their warm textures and emphasis on understated class, are perfect havens for a restful stay, especially when combined with a spa treatment just 400 metres further along from the residence.
Royal Emeraude Dinard – MGallery Collection, Dinard
In the heart of bustling Dinard, the Belle Époque lines of the Royal Emeraude Hotel honour the heritage of that period in French history. Each room has delightfully retro travel-themed touches, reminiscent of the spirit of adventure. The refined ambience of its Piano Bar, with turn-of-the-century flourishes of dark wood and russet leather, transports you away to simpler times. And to complete a revitalising stay, the hotel’s fitness and wellbeing area offer a fully equipped training room and a range of regenerative therapies.
Hotel Oceania Saint-Malo
The Oceania Saint-Malo is aptly named for its perfect location between beach and picturesque port and is ideally situated for exploring the Old Town and its historic artefacts. The rooms are refreshingly airy with a trendy twist of colour here and there, and many offer private balconies and exceptional sea views. A spa featuring an outdoor jacuzzi and fitness room is also at your disposal – if you can drag yourself away from your á la carte cocktail at the lounge bar, that is.
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Thalasso Carnac Hotel Les Salines
On the edge of the famous salt marshes from which it takes its name, the welcoming Hotel Les Salines and spa resort sits among 28 hectares of natural reserve, just a short hop from the beaches of Morbihan Bay and its countless sea islets. Here, you’ll find spacious, restful rooms with pale taupe and powder blue accents, impressive sustainability credentials and the largest Marin Spa in Brittany, with large jacuzzi, solarium, a tropical garden and an extensive range of aqua therapies and luxurious treatments.
Hotel Le Temps de Vivre, Roscoff
The Hotel Le Temps de Vivre provides friendly and welcoming service with a home-from-home feel. Set in an old turreted Breton stone house, the hotel offers an ample breakfast, leaving you free to explore the many local lunch and evening dining options. Four of the charming, spotless rooms feature sea views and throughout the hotel, you’ll see exposed stonework and other original features. An alley down the side of the building leads you straight to the sea and the hotel is perfectly placed for exploring the gateway port of Roscoff.
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Sofitel Quiberon Thalassa Sea & Spa
This 5-star resort lies on the rugged southern end of Brittany’s Quiberon peninsula, with uplifting views over the ocean and the Ponant Islands. With 126 elegant rooms, all with balconies, plus a sophisticated restaurant, it’s an ideal spot for a relaxing and revitalising break. To complete the sense of luxury, the Sofitel Quiberon’s Thalassa Sea & Spa treatments cover a wide range of wellness needs, such as beauty, energy, rest and recuperation, stress and nutrition. They even offer customised holistic programs tailored especially for you, serving up an experience that is worth every penny.
With rugged coastlines, Neolithic sites and buckets of Breton charm this historic corner of France has long held a unique appeal for travellers far and wide, let alone those of us who live close by. So why not pick your favourite hotel from our selection and book your perfect mix of exploration and relaxation?
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From the team of Boutique Travel Blog, a luxury, boutique and eco-chic travel and lifestyle blog.