Lovely hotel on a lovely island with delicious food, likable staff and raving reviews.
Slow, chic and very secret. Pastel houses with contrasting shutters, pretty little ports with locals lunching in their sailing yachts, seafood restaurants and small shops selling Breton biscuits, goats' cheese and beautifully packaged tinned tuna. And low percentage of tourists, too. Welcome to Belle-Île-en-Mer (pretty island at sea), Brittany’s best kept secret.
On the west coast of the island, the Hotel La Désirade captures the nautical spirit of Belle-Ile at its best, with tongue-and-groove panelling, breezy colours, charming hosts and a great seafood restaurant.
Open from April to October
Double rooms start from 130 € per night. Use the calendar to find the rate and availability on a specific date and to book online.
The food. The Restaurant La Désirade benefits from the same raving reviews than the hotel. The young chef specialises in local dishes, with a thorough emphasis on local produce and sophisticated presentation. And there is a first-class wine list to match.
Rooms: 32 rooms distributed between 6 cottages around the pool and overlooking the flower-filled gardens.
Bar & Restaurant: Yes, that’s the best bit.
Pool: Heated swimming, hot tub, Sauna and hammam.
Family holidays, Honeymoons, Luxury stay, Village feel
Beach Nearby, Remote location
Canoeing, Diving, Golf, Hiking, Horse Riding, Sailing