NUMBER OF ROOMS: 24 rooms, including 5 cabin/tents
CLOSED ANNUALLY: Open all year round
THE STORY: Taken over by two kids from the countryside, this legendary hotel at Le Pyla has been transformed into a Technicolor den by the interior decorator Bambi Sloan. Decked out with lobster wallpaper and carpeting, red fish bowl light fixtures and flashy colors, the common spaces are definitely trippy. The atmosphere in the bedrooms is more relaxed however, with white walls and lots of little stylish details: ‘70s-era orange lamps, colorful curtains, graphic headboards, wicker vanities…. Double rooms starting at €210 a night, cabin/tents starting at €220 a night.
TOILETRIES: C.O. Bigelow soap, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion.
INTERNET: Wifi (free)
BREAKFAST: €14 with coffee or tea, fresh orange, grapefruit or lemon juice, viennoiseries, yogurt, fruit salad, cereal. Quick breakfast option for €8 with coffee or tea, orange, grapefruit or lemon juice and viennoiseries.
MINI-BAR: Flat and sparkling waters, tomato juice, berry nectars, organic apple/orange/carrot juice, chocolate bars, chips, trail mix, dried fruit.
LITTLE LUXURY: The balconies on rooms 19 and 20, where you can sip your morning coffee while admiring the view of the Arcachon Bay.