The Best Hotels in Brittany

These prime hotels in Brittany are ideal for relaxation as well as exploration
These prime hotels in Brittany are ideal for relaxation as well as exploration | Courtesy of L’Hotel Particulier Ascott / Expedia
Photo of Helen Ranger
29 January 2021

With romantic rocky shores and some stunning sandy beaches, Brittany is holiday heaven. If you love seafood, you’ll be in your element – langoustines and oysters grace every menu. Come for a romantic retreat à deux, with a wellness focus – or bring the children for a history-laced break they’ll remember with wonder. We’ve found the best places to stay in Brittany, from a grande-dame hotel to an atmospheric auberge.

Golden Tulip Saint-Malo – Le Grande Bé

Hotel
Map View
Golden Tulip Saint-Malo – Le Grande Bé
Courtesy of Golden Tulip Saint-Malo – Le Grande Bé / Expedia
Right in the heart of Saint-Malo’s Old Town, Le Grande Bé is a sumptuous 56-room four-star retreat that’s super-handy for the popular sandy stretch of Plage de Bon-Secours. (Private parking is a bonus, with electric charging.) Rooms are urban-funky – pine-pale floors and pared-down white beds. There’s a rooftop terrace, a bar and an excellent restaurant. You can step out and in a matter of minutes be wandering Saint-Malo’s ramparts. Whatever you do, make a date with the wellness centre and spa in the 17th-century stone vaults.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Le Magic Hall

Hotel
Map View
Le Magic Hall
Courtesy of Le Magic Hall / Expedia
Calling all record fans – Le Magic Hall is the place for vinyl-lovers. You can spin your choice in a corner of the lounge as well as borrowing films and books. There’s even a music studio. This quirky, eco-friendly hotel in the centre of Rennes, the Breton regional capital, has comfortable rooms individually styled around themes of music, dance, theatre and cinema. Be sure to hang around for Sunday brunch, featuring far breton, traditional custard tart studded with plums.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Le Castel Beau Site

Hotel
Map View
Le Castel Beau Site
Courtesy of Le Castel Beau Site / Expedia
This part of Brittany is up there among the finest holiday territory in France: explore imposing rose-coloured rock formations, venture out on coastal walks and go swimming in pretty coves. Newly renovated, Le Castel Beau Site is aptly named: a beautiful spot on the Pink Granite coast it is indeed. It has 32 light-filled contemporary suites and rooms – the Sea View Suite is a stunner, with its big wall-hung framed mirrors and snow-white fabric armchairs. Don’t miss dining in: first-class local seafood and a carefully compiled wine list await you in the excellent restaurant.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Hôtel Le Sozo

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
Map View
Hôtel Le Sozo
Courtesy of Hôtel Le Sozo / Expedia
Centrally located, close to Nantes station and next to a leafy park, Hotel Le Sozo takes you closer to heaven in more ways than one: it’s set in a 19th-century former chapel, with decor that’s an earthy delight: white and black against grey stone, with eye-popping splashes of chartreuse, purple and fuchsia. Rooms are comfortable with high quality linens. Some have gothic arches and stained-glass windows, adding to the drama. If you want to nourish body and soul further, there’s a wellness centre with a sauna, hammam and ice-room.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Hôtel Barrière Le Grand Hôtel Dinard

Hotel
Map View
Hôtel Barrière Le Grand Hôtel Dinard
Courtesy of Hôtel Barrière Le Grand Hôtel Dinard / Expedia
Blessed with a mild climate year-round, Dinard is a delightful holiday town on Brittany’s Cote d’Emeraude – and this grande dame is the place to stay, looking across the Rance estuary to the ramparts of Saint-Malo. Luxurious rooms pick up decoratively on those marine views, recently refreshed in warm creams with touches of blue. You might ride a bike on the beach, follow the boardwalk into town or take the sea bus to Saint-Malo in under 10 minutes. Sip a cocktail at the 333 Café before dinner at Le George V: oysters, perhaps, or roasted hake in white-wine sauce with risotto.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Marnie et Mister H

Hotel
Map View
Marnie et Mister H
Courtesy of Marnie et Mister H / Expedia
Exploring the vibrant medieval streets of old Rennes, with its mighty St-Pierre Cathedral, is one of the joys of visiting Brittany. Right in the heart of things is this delightful little bed and breakfast, set in a 16th-century house. Climb the stairs to four comfortable rooms topped with a two-bedroom apartment. Each is unique with its own special decor, observing a nautical palette of sandy-beige and blue. A delicious breakfast of fruit, croissants, orange juice and coffee is served in your room or in the lounge.

Why Book With Culture Trip?

  • Free cancellation

    In these uncertain times, cancel or change for free on select properties.

  • Price-match guarantee

    Find a better price on your booking and we’ll match it. Simple.

  • Unbiased & trustworthy

    Book from recommendations handpicked by travel experts.

  • Hotel Ginkgo

    Hotel
    Map View
    Hotel Ginkgo
    Courtesy of Hotel Ginkgo / Expedia
    Alongside the Odet River in the city of Quimper – Britanny’s cultural heart – lies a medieval botanical garden and old Priory in the historic district of Locmaria. Hotel Ginkgo, set in an ancient stone building, has rooms overlooking these tranquil surroundings, just a short walk from the centre of town. Attention-grabbing artworks, mid-century-style funky furnishings, and top-of-the-range linen make for a supremely comfortable stay. Make an appointment at the spa with its hot tub, sauna and hammam; excellent massages are available, too.
    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

    Hostellerie Pointe Saint-Mathieu, The Originals Collection

    Hotel
    Map View
    Hostellerie Pointe Saint-Mathieu, The Originals Collection
    Courtesy of Hostellerie Pointe Saint-Mathieu, The Originals Collection / Expedia
    The Iroise Sea, just off the tip of Brittany, has a great concentration of lighthouses – most of them historic monuments. At Pointe Saint-Mathieu you’ll find two – as well as this welcoming, family-owned hostellerie, possessed of modern, sleek rooms with pale-blue or beige walls, overlooking the wild seascape of Finistère. The vaulted-roofed restaurant, set in a medieval house, serves delicious langoustine and red mullet dishes; or there’s Bistrot 1954, with its sea views, for clams and mussels. A pool and spa complete the idyllic picture.

    L’Auberge Bretonne

    Hotel
    Map View
    L’Auberge Bretonne
    Courtesy of L’Auberge Bretonne / Expedia
    Located between Vannes and Nantes, La Roche-Bernard is one of the prettiest places in Brittany: would-be sailors visit for boat trips, while landlubbers come for country walks. This is a traditional auberge, which inhabits an old stone-built house. Perched at the top of town, it’s the perfect base from which to explore southern Brittany. It has characterful, comfortable rooms with old-world charm – claret-red carpets, curly-legged Empire chairs, clawfoot tubs in some – and the restaurant works wonders with the likes of scallops, langoustine and (in puddings) hazelnuts.
    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

    L’Hotel Particulier Ascott

    Hotel
    Map View
    L’Hotel Particulier Ascott
    Courtesy of L’Hotel Particulier Ascott / Expedia
    The Ascott is set in an elegant former gentleman’s townhouse in a residential neighbourhood of Saint-Servan – a town 2mi from Saint-Malo. The superbly comfortable beds are the highlights of its nine well-appointed rooms – don’t oversleep or you might miss the excellent breakfast, which makes the most of local specialities. Staying here you are perfectly positioned for exploring the ancient streets of Saint-Malo and the nearby sandy beaches. The ferry port is close by, too. Don’t miss the museum at the 14th-century Solidor Tower, built overlooking the mouth of the Rance estuary in Saint-Malo.
    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
    These recommendations were updated on January 29, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

    Cookies Policy

    We and our partners use cookies to better understand your needs, improve performance and provide you with personalised content and advertisements. To allow us to provide a better and more tailored experience please click "OK"