4.0
Very Good 1402 Reviews
Jetsetter Verified
This Hotel meets our standards
Our editors have been here and it has met our standards

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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
Disclaimer: This content was accurate at the time the hotel was reviewed. Please check our partner sites when booking to verify that details are still correct.
Beachfront Lounge Outdoors Patio Resort Scenic views sky ground property Beach walkway vehicle dock Villa Sea sandy

Overview

Sleek spa hotel on Brittany's Quiberon Peninsula, with a saltwater pool and sun terrace overlooking the Atlantic

The Look

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.

Beyond

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

Sofitel Quiberon Thalassa Sea & Spa
Boulevard Louison Bobet
Quiberon, 56170 France

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 1402 Reviews
Worst Sofitel experience ever!
Dana_Bergmans

After our holiday in Quiberon we're disappointed in Sofitel.
In January we made reservations trough the AccorHotels website. I called the hotel for more information and told me that some Classic Junior Suites had balcony. If I mentioned it in the comments (as a Platinum member) they would provide us a Classic Junior Suite with a Balcony.
Cause we’ve 2 small children (nap + early bedtime) it's important for us to escape the room but still be nearby. A balcony is a must!
At arrival they mentioned we were lucky and got a junior suite with terrace. Upon arrival in the room we couldn’t find the terrace. Back to reception, they couldn't believe us so they joined us to our room. By mistake we got a Junior suite Garden View with no terrace or balcony. They admitted their mistake and said they would fix it. After 2 hours we got the news the hotel was fully booked and we had to stay in our room. We were disappointed and frustrated. That's not the way to treat a guest and especially not a Platinum Member!
After some words at reception they found a solution but it would cost us an extra €150/night. On top our son had Chicken-Pox at that time, an escape from the room during all his naps was crucial for us, with our back against the wall we agreed.
We couldn't change room until the next day. After re-packing and unpacking we noticed the new room was a room for disabled people. They didn’t mention it in advance! And also the layout was totally different as they propose it on the photos on their website. It was hot in the room, 28 degrees during night. Unable to sleep! Technician confirmed climatization wasn't working and unable to fix the problem. They brought in a mobile airco, which was making awfully lot of noise but helped to cool down the room. 2nd night we got a fan to cool down the room by opening the sliding door during night. Once again unable to sleep because of mosquitoes everywhere! I killed over 20.
Next day we talked to the manager saying we won't pay the surcharge for all the mistakes the hotel made. (The room also needs renovation). I had the feeling he understood all our frustrations and he agreed with me during our conversation that the surcharge could be dropped. But at check-out we noticed only gave a 50% discount. Once again disappointed. If I had know all this in advance we might have stayed in the original room.
This is not how I imagined the holiday would be at Sofitel; they gave me a lot of stress, frustrations, angryness, sleepless nights, ...

Sofitel unworthy
pallieter_landlord

After our holiday in Quiberon it's the first time we're disappointed in the Sofitel Brand.

For our holidays we always look for luxury hotels to unwind from the daily stress not having any hassle, comfortable rooms and great service.
We stayed in plenty Sofitels, MGallery's and other luxury hotels.

In January I made a reservation at Sofitel Quiberon trough the AccorHotels website. On the website photos I saw a small balcony for the Junior Suites Garden View. I called the hotel reception and they told me that some Classic Junior Suites had balcony. They told me that if I mentioned it in the comments section (as a Platinum member) they would provide us a Classic Junior Suite with a Balcony.
Cause we’ve 2 small children (nap + early bedtime) it's important for us to escape the room but still be nearby. A balcony is a must!

At arrival they mentioned we were lucky and got a junior suite with terrace. So no boundaries of a balcony and we could even go for a swim in the sea from our room. We were so delighted just upon arrival in our room we couldn’t find the terrace. Back to reception, they couldn't believe us so they joined us to our room. By mistake we got a Junior suite with no terrace or balcony. They admitted their mistake and said they would fix it. After 2 hours we got the news the hotel was fully booked and we had to stay in our room. We were disappointed and frustrated.
We mentioned already from January that we wanted a room with a balcony, mentioned it in the comments section and got great news at reception. That's not the way to treat a guest and especially not a Platinum Member!

After some words/arguing at reception they found a solution but it would cost us an extra €150/night. They proposed us the Junior Suite with seaside view (we had booked a Junior Suite Garden View)
On top of our bad luck our son had Chicken-Pox during holiday, an escape from the room during all his naps was crucial for us, with our back against the wall we agreed to pay the extra. We were unsatisfied that we had to pay extra because the hotel made a mistake and putted us in a room without possibility to exit while the kids are sleeping; but with the thought of receiving a better room/suite and quickly checking some photos online we said it will be worth it.

We couldn't change room until the next day. The first night we've spent in our junior suite without balcony. Apart from the balcony issue the room was very nice, with a good bed (a bit small to Sofitel Standards) and nice furniture. Room itself also a bit smaller than expected. Great bathroom with shower and bath (also handy with small kids).

The day after re-packing and unpacking we noticed the new room was a room for disabled people. They didn’t mention it in advance! And also the layout was totally different as they propose it on the photos on their website. It was hot in the room, 28 degrees during night. Unable to sleep! The technician came by and confirmed climatization wasn't working and unable to fix the problem. They brought in a mobile air-conditioner, which was making awfully lot of noise but helped to cool down the room. Second night we got a fan to cool down the room by opening the sliding door making less noise. Once again unable to sleep because of mosquitoes everywhere! I killed over 20 I guess.

Next day we talked to the room manager saying we won't pay the surcharge for all the mistakes the hotel made. beside all the errors they made, not mentioning that we wouldn't get a normal room, asking a surcharge on top of their own mistake, receiving a worse room than we had before (but with balcony). Also the room itself had some bad finishing and needs renovation. I had the feeling he understood all my frustrations and he agreed with me during our conversation that the surcharge could be dropped.
We tried to make the best of the last days of our holiday, knowing that they will drop the surcharge, the room had his mistakes but we enjoyed the terrace and the amazing ocean views!
But at check-out it started all over again, the staff member printed out the invoice en there only a 50% discount was added. Reason we had to pay for the Ocean View! Once again disappointed and angry! The staff member said he couldn't change anything but I refused to pay. They called the manager on duty.

She took me aside and made very clear that she understood our situation but that we still had to pay the surcharge because we do had the opportunity to enjoy the ocean view. A view that I haven't asked in the first place but agreed to take because we wanted a balcony and if they hadn't made a mistake from the beginning we would never be in this situation. After some words she dropped another 75 euro and offered my wife a massage in the spa so she could relax from all the stress she got from this holiday. The massage was very much appreciated but leaves us still unsatisfied.
If I had know all this in advance we might have stayed in the original room and used the baby-phone to escape the room ....

This is not how I imagined the holiday would be and how service at Sofitel is.

Beside all this above here my review of the rest of the hotel:
Breakfast: Great choice of local products, very taste full. Staff really friendly and helpfull but they run around constantly giving a "stressy" feeling.

Cleaning Staff: very good, no remarks on changing bedding, towels, ...
Small remark as I killed 20 mosquitoes I made some blood stings I removed the most of it but after 4 nights they still haven't cleaned one single sting. Room 284 needs extra cleaning if you read this :-)

Concierge: Perfect! They helped us a lot, really friendly. Always ready to give a hand.

Spa: Needs renovation, sauna and hammam didn't work. Ceiling needs paint, ... don't be fooled by the pictures online

Location: Just outside city center within walking distance, nice and quit. In front of the beach. Perfect for a summer holiday!
And Ocean View is really magnificent! Unfortunately they know it and they milk it

Restaurant: We had dinner the first night.
A bit overpriced, Service was good, Staff was friendly, food was good but not wow. My fish was cooked well but full of bones (not what you expect from a filet piece in this kind of restaurant). I noticed it afterwards but I had a dessert from the menu (12 euro) really delicious (something with strawberry) and I asked for my daughter 1 scoop of strawberry ice cream and they charged it 15 euros ... But my bad I had to mention it while paying. But still I guess they made an error while making the check.

Staff overall: very friendly
Management: they stab you in the back while smiling at you

Did I enjoyed my holiday? Yes
Was it because of the Sofitel? Absolutely NOT, they gave me a lot of stress, frustrations, angryness , sleepless nights, all the feelings you won't expect at a 5 star hotel.

Do I come back to the hotel? Only if they invite me for free to redo our holiday, but in a proper room with all comfort that you can expect from a 5 star Sofitel room ;-)

Overrated and provincial hotel, although belonging to an international renowned resort
DanS3741

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.