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
Lovely Bar and Restaurant with wonderful coastal situation and great views. Delicious food to a very high standard, friendly and considerate staff and discreet service. Highly recommended
Noel and Tilly Burnell
We have been visiting Quiberon on the Côte Sauvage southern Brittany and staying at the Sofitel Quiberon Thalassa sea & spa Hotel for over 20 years, and it still impresses at every visit.
Our room was spotless with every amenity, and that Sofitel bed just heaven. My top tip is to go for a sea view room, the view is stunning with the sound of the sea, so relaxing.
On this visit we pre-arranged for dinner in La Presqu’ile restaurant at eight, and requested Langoustine, no problem, our server knew this and my wife later commented, the best ever, thank you Sofitel.
There was just one hiccup, as it was my wife's birthday, I had pre-arranged for Champagne in the room on arrival, somehow this was forgotten. However, we celebrated with a glass in the Blue bar overlooking the sea, wonderful. A great stay and we are already planning our next visit.
The location is very impressive, and surely adds its part to the pricing. But.with a number of details not matching an international 5 star level it is overpriced. I travel a lot, staying about 15 -20 times per year in hotels around the globe, mainly Europe, Asia and US. So I am aware of national differences in standards, and here we have room for improvement. We actually are staying 2 weeks and having a great time (superior room, sea view). Services are very engaged, friendly and supportive. Only at the arrival ( at the Triathlon day) the organisation was a mess. Although being asked about our arrival time 4 days in advance (before 11 a.m. due to the Triathlon), no room was ready when we checken-in. The lady at the reception proposed to have a walk to the City centre and to come back later, 3 p.m. would be the guaranteed time for room access.
Well, we understand the special situation, but room was only ready at 4 pm, with no info for hours, although we waited in the lobby/Bluebar since 1:30 pm and had to pay every glass of water ec. during the waiting time!
That cuts off one point, another is the sum of unperfect details:
No AC in Superior room
balkony door hardly opens (old, worn out)
toilet door handles almost fall apart
Bathroom mirror is damaged (sharp edge)
Heated Bathroom mirror does overheat inside, so upper two levels cannnot be used (cream is melting )
Bar Menu is small, and not international standard