Sofitel Quiberon Thalassa Sea & Spa
What We Love
- Beautiful seaside location; ocean-view rooms are a must
- Spa, indoor seawater pool and workout facilities are modern marvels of health and wellness
- Delectable breakfast buffet includes section entirely devoted to Breton specialties
What To Know
- Hotel guests are a mature, prim and proper group; no late night revelry at the hotel bar
- Brush up on your French — the hotel signage is in French and some staff don’t speak English
- It's a four-and-a-half-hour drive or a three-hour train ride from Paris; the nearest station is Vannes
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
At the tip of Brittany’s Quiberon Peninsula, this sleek spa hotel pays homage to Breton tradition and the Atlantic Ocean it overlooks. In the reception area and adjoining Le Blue Bar, a palette of burnt orange and blue depicts the earth and sea, and curvy quadriskells (local motifs representing land, sea, air and fire) adorn the walls and furniture. The huge spa, complete with an 80-foot saltwater pool and wooden terrace lined with loungers, overlooks a small curve of sand lapped by crashing waves.
Bed and Bath
Rooms are modern and sophisticated, with soft, neutrally colored walls, burnt red and orange accents, huge white Sofitel MyBeds, plush carpeting and chrome furnishings. Beachy elements abound, including eye-catching lamps crafted from driftwood. Junior Suites come with a blissful outdoor terrace with ocean views, a top spot to watch the sun sink into the Atlantic with a glass of bubbly. Monochromatic bathrooms are spacious and are stocked with luxe Hermès products and possibly the most comfortable bathrobes ever created.
The hotel’s superb, cutting-edge spa and fitness facilities are reason enough never to leave the premises. There’s a glass-encased, heated 80-foot indoor saltwater pool that has ocean views from practically every angle, thalassotherapy spa treatments galore, a eucalyptus hammam, a beauty salon, a full gym with a yoga studio, and even a NASA-approved antigravity treadmill to perfect your running stride. La Presqu’ile serves healthy dishes made from locally grown ingredients, and L’Ocean juice bar rounds out the wellness theme.
In the Area
Walkers and cyclists can take advantage of Quiberon’s plethora of outdoor trails; the route along the beach is great for a brisk morning walk. Water sport enthusiasts should sign up for kitesurfing lessons at the popular Spirit Surf Club. Oh, and while you’re in Quiberon, be sure to check out the secluded island of Belle Ile en Mer; the hotel can arrange boat trips. In the evening, feast on fresh seafood at nearby restaurants Le Vivier and La Villa Margot.
How to Get There
The hotel is very much oriented towards the national tourists, by thus somehow missing the international view. The staff is friendly and polite, but only to the point where the tourists already knows what is all about. When it comes to explain the attractions of the surrounding area, the portfolio of the hotel amenities or the ingredients of a menu, then the language limitations becomes very pregnant along with the culture of "national tourists knows everything already", so why bothering with these very few international tourists which eventually would get it sorted out anyway, without too many details provided by the hotel.
We had a superior room with ocean view. The room was very clean and we experienced a very good nights sleep. As previously said no air conditioning in the rooms.The Breakfast was excellent. Strange but acceptable people coming to breakfast in their dressing gowns. Bar Staff very good as were the majority of the staff. The Restaurant is very expensive and apart from fish and vegetables the only meat served was Veal and Lamb. I asked if there was another menu and was told no. On our final evening we asked for a window table and told no and were seated very very close to other tables. There were many window tables free. After being sat for about 5 minutes we got up and walked out. We had a window seat in the bar overlooking the garden and had a very nice chicken dish. We did know that the hotel catered for pets but were surprised that certain guests let their dogs wee around the seating area on the lawn directly outside the bar where food was served. What a shame as this certainly put us off. Dogs were also allowed in the bar again where food was served. This is one Sofitel Hotel that we certainly not be recommending to friends.
The customer experience has been thought out from every single step. All staff, no exceptions, are friendly, helpful, and even when it's not their job, they will seek out the one that can help.
Rooms are comfortable, well equipped, and if you're located seaside, you get a stunning view.
Breakfast is a REAL breakfast. If it's not on the many counters, they'll make it for you. So much choice, you'll need to go on a diet when finished.
The outside spa is incredible, specially in the winter, when it's cold outside and the water temperature is above 30°C.
One of the best hotels in France to go for a thalasso therapy. Great infrastructure. Beautifully situated and great facilities for hydrotherapy. Very friendly staff and professional therapists. Fantastic pool, heated, indoor 25mts, open air jacuzzi to watch the sunset.
Our suite was great with an extra large king size bed, with modern furniture and an amazing view on the ocean.
The restaurant is good with a large choice of sea food and a friendly staff.
The facade of the hotel is in need of being repainted