NUMBER OF ROOMS: 6 rooms
CLOSED ANNUALLY: From January 1st through end of February, 2019
THE STORY: Run for fifty years by two rather grumpy cousins, l’Hôtel de la Plage (Chez Magne) is part of Cap Ferret’s folklore. Nowadays, Nicolas Lascombe, who manages this former lumberjacks’ den (1860), left it in its original state with basic comforts and communal showers. But that’s part of its charm, like the terrace facing the Bassin, absolutely divine. Rooms at €75: a bargain!
INTERNET: Wifi (free).
BREAKFAST: €12, very simple continental breakfast – coffee or tea, baguette, viennoiseries, fruit salad, fresh fruit juice.
MINI-BAR: Abatilles mineral water available.
LITTLE LUXURY: The amazing setting, right in front of the beach.