Hôtel de Londres

Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne

Bold colours and floral fabrics are the hallmark of this spotless base. You’re on the doorstep to explore the hunting grounds of kings...


16 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 - 3


Gaze on the Château de Fontainebleau, one of France’s loveliest buildings, from your room in this 18th-century hostelry; it lies opposite. The hotel has been in the family for three generations; Philippe runs it quietly and considerately, with occasional help from his brother. The sitting room has an 18th-century classical look, also rich colours, comfy armchairs, plump cushions, grand flowers. The breakfast room – for simple breakfasts – has the feel of a small brasserie; both rooms have views to Fontainebleau. Bedrooms, on the upper floors, are similarly classical in style – smart, spotless and traditional; colours are bold, fabrics floral. A sense of timelessness pervades this peaceful place. You are also brilliantly placed for exploring the Forest of Fontainebleau, the hunting grounds of kings. As for the château, it was built around the keep of a smaller medieval building, completed in 1550 and has been added to over the years; the gallery of François I is considered one of the finest in Europe. You can visit for free on Sundays and it’s magnificently floodlit at night.


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

Family friendly

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


  • Pub 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

12-18 August; 23 December to 9 January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast €14. Restaurants within walking distance.


Nightly price
from €98
5 Doubles
From €128
1 Single
From €98
8 Suites for 2
From €158
2 Triples
From €200


Arriving in the centre of Fontainebleau the chateau is quite breathtaking but the real surprise is the hotel a few meters away and with a direct view, not least from the breakfast room - 'special' indeed! We entered to a warm welcome and an immediate feeling of a hostelry with a real sense of traditional service and classy, luxurious (in a period rather than modern) surroundings - very 'Goodwood' like! Chateau, shops and eateries are all a very short walk away. Ideal stop-over en-route to Le Havre or Caen ports or for a very easy weekend away (to impress!).

Mark, Tewkesbury

Delightful Phillippe, who was quietly reserved, had kindly upgraded us to a super large comfortable bedroom with equally large bathroom, both overlooking the small garden and away from the traffic noise around the square. He gave us free private parking and was extremely helpful when we had a small problem with the car. Elegant sitting room and cosy dining room. Excellent breakfast - delicious coffee. The friendly receptionist recommended one restaurant and Phillippe another - both excellent and full of French rather than tourists! We stayed for two nights and would definitely return.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Philippe Colombier

  • Visit the famous golf course at Fontainebleau designed by Tom Simpson!