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
- 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
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
Rooms are modern, well planned though rather small. Shocking it has no air conditioning. My fault - did not check but could not have imagined a Sofitel did not have one. This resulted in mosquitoes making the night less enjoyable. We booked for a night and thought we would prolong if we liked it and did not because of that. The spa was nice. The outside needs to be renovated. Overall it was okay, but not wow. We have stayed in other Sofitel hotels which I would rate as much higher.
I really booked this hotel because of the movie "Three days in Quiberon" - about actress Romy Schneider spending some rehab time there (in the other hotel though, I guess) - but it was this little peninsula in the Bretagne that caught my eye and since I was in Rennes anyway, I could drive there in no time. The building has 70s charme - only two floors - and right after check in I had to switch rooms - because my reservation said "two beds" - the first room they checked us into was one bed. So we got a superior room with a little ocean view (which I didn't know was superior, I just thought it had two beds). Staff was very nice and helpful. The room had enough space - wasn't really spacious - but big enough, nice bathroom, 4 bottles of water every day (complimetary) and my niece had free breakfast (9 years old) - the breakfast was great! A good variety of juices, food and small dishes like fruits, chocolate creams, yoghurt, cold cuts, cheese of course and jam and honey and fresh made omeletts. Anything you asked for. We used the Spa-Pool once (salt water btw) - but since you have to wear a swimming cap, that was not too attractive... and kids are not allowed in the interesting whirlpools, so we went to one of the beaches that are really close... water was nice and fresh - and we had fun. Restaurant doesn't open until 7.15pm - travelling with kids that is a difficult time - my niece was hungry before that benchmark. So was I. So we went to downtown Quiberon - which is a 20min walk - or a 6min drive. The only downer was the air in the room - we couldn't leave the door open for fresh air - because of the mosquitos and maybe strangers coming in (room being on the ground floor) - so we closed it - and I did not feel any air condition working - or being there by any means. So nights were really warm. Other than that: Nice place, friendly staff and great landscape.
A two night stay which was overall pretty good! The rooms are a bit tight and like other reviewers if it’s hot there is no air con! Pool and spa is great. Bar service was very slow! Restaurant food very good quality but like bar prices not cheap. Lovely position on coast and 25 minute walk to town along coast. Breakfast excellent and staff friendly and helped with the English but a very French hotel as you would expect! Overall good but top end on the value front!