Bois Joli


Near a lovely lake on the edge of the Andaine forest, with a piano to play and good books to read - an understated, elegant retreat


20 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


In the middle of a pretty, fashionable and traditional spa town whose waters rise at 24° and whose original boating lake, casino and spa remain intact, Bois Joli was a pension built in the mid-1800s for those taking the waters. It sits at the edge of the Andaine forest in a neat, railinged acre of lawn, shrubs and sequoias. Décor is traditional classic French, understated and elegant. In the salon are good chairs, books, newspapers, flowers in pewter and a piano you may play; in the dining room, fine rush-seated chairs and white napery. The food is good-looking and delicious: fresh bread and squeezed orange for breakfast; oysters, pigeon breast and apricot tart for dinner. Slip off your shoes in a carpeted bedroom, immaculate with matching toile de Jouy or pale spriggy wallpaper and fabrics, perhaps an old country wardrobe to add character. That lovely lake is a minute away and the hotel arranges mushroom-picking weekends in the woods. Owners and staff are friendly, discreet and helpful, and you are surrounded by all the benefits of civilisation – golf, swimming, tennis and restaurants aplenty.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast €11. Lunch & dinner €21-€69.


Nightly price
from €80
Singles €99-€179. Extra bed/sofabed available €12 per person per night.
20 Twin/doubles
From €80


OH SO VERY FRENCH! Charming Hotel with delightful owners, excellent food, lovely room and comfortable bed. This town is delightful. The owner issuing a map of the town to allow us a pleasant walk. There is a large lake in the centre of town good for a post dinner stroll. This hotel is a great place to break your journey south and well worth a stop!


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