Seven boutique hotels in the Landes, from Seignosse to Capbreton

Less frequented than the Basque Country, the Landes region has two faces: an infinite dune Atlantic facade and a still wild Gascony country. And it offers the following charming addresses.

Les Échasses Golf & Surf Eco Lodge, in Saubion

In total, there are seven contemporary cabins (50 m2) placed on the water and reserved for couples and a family lodge of around one hundred square meters, which share the silence of the surrounding four hectares of forest. A natural sanctuary with Norwegian spa and bath, labeled “Relais du silence”, located a few minutes from the ocean and imagined with the know-how of an architect, a landscaper and a designer.

Most : a haven of disconnection, a philosophy turned towards nature, respect for the land (ultra-short circuit) and a “slow motion life” with music, surfing, literature and photography.

The price : from €327 per night in a “modge”.

The Stilts Golf & Surf Eco Lodge, 701 route de La Bruyere 40230 Saubion. Such. : 06 51 96 55 54.

The Hydrangeas du Lac, in Hossegor

It is a chic refuge from the Les Domaines de Fontenille hotel collection, with the atmosphere of a surf lodge facing the sunrise and the marine lake. Yann Deret

Labeled “Relais et Châteaux”, this intimate hotel (29 rooms with terraces) nevertheless cultivates the relaxed local seaside spirit. For their fifth address, Les Domaines de Fontenille imagined a “Surf Hotel” inspired by those of the Hamptons on the east coast of the United States: design and raw materials, including surfboards at the entrance.

Most : short-circuit cooking around planchas, an “organic” spa and a beautiful swimming lane overlooking the marine lake.

The price : from €245 per night with breakfast.

Les Hydrangeas du Lac, 1578 avenue du Tour du Lac 40150 Soorts-Hossegor. Such. : 05 58 43 99 00.

Hotel Lodge La Petite Couronne, in Saint-Criq-Chalosse

“The duck hut”, to slip under a down duvet facing nature. An unusual lodge that allows you to spend a few days of complete relaxation. Lapetitecouronne Lodge / Photo press

In the middle of the Landes Chalosse, one hour from the main beaches, this small 3-star hotel entirely built in wood and with Nordic architecture blends perfectly into the landscape. In addition to the ten rooms with terrace, an independent lodge offers an unusual and comfortable family experience (2+2), with a wood-heated outdoor Dutch bath, the “Dutchtub”. Perfect for diving in after a few breaststrokes in the pool.

Most : we take our meals in the century-old building opposite, run by the owners who are committed to working with local producers.

The price : from €92 per night with breakfast.

Hotel Lodge La Petite Couronne, route d’Amou 40700 Saint-Criq-Chalosse. Such. : 05 58 79 38 37.

Hotel Villa de l’Étang Blanc, in Seignosse

This hotel, which looks like a bed and breakfast, has a starred restaurant and a champagne bar bordering the Etang Blanc. White Pond Villa / Press photo

Holidays in the South-West surrounded by the fauna and flora of the Landes, this is the program of the Villa de l’Étang Blanc. 10 minutes from the barracks beach, in the middle of cork oaks, this pocket hotel has six rooms, all different and charmingly redone in honor of the surrounding fauna. A very luxurious decorative detail for the Christian Dior wallpaper decorated with multiple insects present in the pond. In the kitchen, the talented David Sulpice (one star in the Michelin guide) favors neighboring producers. At the end of the park and almost with its feet in the water, it is Magali, his wife, who animates the champagne bar with her biodynamic discoveries.

Most : A real haven of peace.

The price : from €122 per night. Restaurant tasting menu at €80 per person.

Hotel Villa de l’Etang Blanc, 2265 route de l’Étang Blanc, 40510 Seignosse. Such. : 05 58 72 80 15.

Villa Mirasol, in Mont-de-Marsan

Villa Mirasol, transformed and modernized, retains the spirit and charm of a family home where all generations like to meet and relax. Villa Mirasol / Photo press

After 6 years of work and a complete redesign of this old neo-Basque fortified farmhouse, this pocket hotel has seven rooms, an interior courtyard, a botanical garden with fountains and ponds and at the end of which a river flows… Several terraces – including a deck on the roof – allow you to isolate yourself for a picnic. At tea time, it’s the tea menu designed by an expert that attracts all lovers of the city. Le Bistrot 1912 has just been awarded a “Bib gourmand”.

Most : the gourmet cuisine of chef Philippe Lagraula served in the evening and above all, the wine and spirits bar, with around sixty references.

The price : from €122 per night.

Villa Mirasol Hotel, 2 boulevard Ferdinand de Candau, 40000 Mont-de-Marsan. Such. : 05 58 44 14 14.

The Grand Hotel de la Plage, in Biscarrosse

The establishment was built on the heights of a dune, ten meters from the ocean. The Dune du Pilat is only 20 minutes away, the Bassin d’Arcachon in 30 minutes and Bordeaux in an hour. Grand beach hotel / Photo press

It is a white cube, placed on the dune, overhanging the shore. A century-old institution with a contemporary revival and still open to the sea. In total, 33 rooms with a view of the ocean, a very popular Pool Bar “Bisca” at sunset… in a few seasons, this forgotten address – and now the most chic on this coast – has once again become the new weekend destination for Bordeaux residents.

Most : The premium rooms, 32 m2, have a front view of the ocean with a balcony or terrace. Some have an above-ground bathtub with a panoramic view of the exterior.

The price : from €104 per night.

The Grand hotel on the beach, 2 avenue de la plage, 40600 Biscarrosse. Such. : 05 58 82 74 00.

Baya Hotel & Spa, in Capbreton

Located on the edge of a promenade that runs along the beach, this contemporary hotel offers a perfect view of the Atlantic Ocean. Baya Hotel / Photo press

This spectacular architecture in pink stone embodies the prow of a boat defying the ocean. Entirely redesigned as a chic bohemian haven by decorator Elisabeth Milpied, this former hotel for high-level athletes now attracts a family and sporty clientele and its terrace is a spot with a breathtaking view of the ballet of surfers. Its Thai spa is famous for its therapist Utsanee, of Thai origin. The latter graduated from Wat Po in Bangkok. Its chef Nicolas Mahieu, for his mastery of local products.

Most : the brand new terrace with a breathtaking view of the beaches and the ocean which is displayed in large.

The price : from €133 per night.

Baya Hotel & Spa, 85 avenue du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, 40130 Capbreton. Such. : 05 58 41 80 00.

[Initialement publié en juin 2020, cet article a fait l’objet d’une mise à jour.]

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Seven boutique hotels in the Landes, from Seignosse to Capbreton