La Villa Ouest

Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, Charente-Maritime
Hotel


A smart and friendly hotel in a charming Edwardian town for old-style holidays: safe sandy beaches, cycling, visits for all the family

Bedroom

26 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The
Experience

The Atlantic coast where discreet upper-class French families stay generation after generation in elegant Belle Epoque villas is safe, fashionable and wonderfully French. Alexandre, who used to work in fine old luxury hotels, bought this famous Art Deco establishment in 2015 and has renovated it for the 21st century. He’s created a beautiful salon de thé – a light, modern space where his favourite colours, coral and turquoise, shine out from furnishings, artworks and objets, and where a sumptuous buffet awaits you each morning. Huge windows between the original columns give views of the sky and the luxuriant surrounding vegetation. The place is a combination of curiosity cabinet and family home. The bedrooms have excellent linen and will soon be as design-perfect as the common areas. The region offers family activities galore. You can ride on the beach (just 50 metres away), walk the coastal path, explore rock pools at low tide, visit Palmyre’s open zoo, the aquarium in fine old La Rochelle, and see the chapel and royal bedchamber in France’s last inhabited lighthouse at Cordouan.

Essentials

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

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm-8pm
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Breakfast buffet: Adults €12, Children 3-10 €8, Children 0-3 free of charge. Restaurants 1-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €80
Surcharges
Animals allowed upon request, only for garden level rooms €10 per night. Cot bed €15 per night. Tourist tax €1.65 per person per night.
6 Triples
From €115
2 Quadruples
From €135
18 Doubles
From €80

Reviews

Myself & 2 friends stayed at this lovely little hotel and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We had 2 rooms, which although small were very well equipped and spotlessly clean. The lady in charge was charming and extremely helpful, breakfast was excellent and it was a very short stroll to both the beach and the centre of town which even in winter had several places to eat & drink. If I am in the area again I will most definitely stay again, although next time I will stay longer.

David, Melbourne, australia

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Alexandre Rieunier

  • Host your private or professional events all year long a La Villa Ouest: we open the doors of our wine bar style venue and private garden for anniversaries, birthdays, cocktail parties or private evening functions, seminars or for daily rental.
  • Some of the wildest and sunniest sand beaches of the French Atlantic coast.
  • Brouage: A 17th century medevial village built by Vauban upon the Sun King's request
  • Cordouan lightouse: original lightouse was built in the 12th century by an English king to protect Bordeaux from the Pirates. Now the oldest still running lightouse in Europe
  • Royan fresh daily market: wonderful food and local artisans
  • Talmont sur Gironde: wonderful 12th century village overlooking the estuary of Gironde, the largest in Europe.