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A beautiful thirties-style building with an environmentally-friendly ethos overlooking the majestic sea. Finistère. Welcome to Finistère.
“Taking time out with our guests, helping them make the most of their time with us. We do our work with passion, it’s what we’re all about.”
When they turned fifty, Anne and Philippe wanted a change. She had travelled the world and throughout Brittany for her work; he lived life in the fast lane in the capital. “I wanted to leave Paris and fell in love with northern Finistère, which Anne had introduced me to”, remembers Philippe. My plan was to take over the running of an existing hotel, and I came across this particular one that was up for sale. We both threw ourselves in without asking too many questions”. Eight months of hard work later, this beautiful thirties building has regained all of its original charm, but through sustainable development, which is something the new owners hold very dear to their hearts. Alongside sustainable materials carefully chosen for the renovation work, their approach can also be seen in everyday gestures, such as choosing local produce for cooking, including seasonal and organic ingredients as much as possible. Opened in 2016, the 3-star Hotel de la Mer, The Originals Relais will certainly charm you with its authenticity and striking sea views. A 3-star view.
The Hotel de la Mer, The Originals Relais offers 26 bedrooms. Each room has a unique personality. The décor is sober, whilst the colours are fresh and bright. It’s a real breath of fresh air. Some rooms even include an amusing nod to the sea. Choose between the 18 rooms with sea views (some with terrace or balcony), 8 apartments with views over Brittany’s beautiful countryside, or a 3-bedroom studio, with one room specially adapted for guests with reduced mobility.
- Non smoking room
- Room service
- Cable and/or satellite television
The omnipresent sea. From the large bay windows in the dining room to your plate. From the breakfast buffet, where you’ll find delicious oysters, to the restaurant’s full menu, which gives pride of place to the big blue ocean. Try the ‘oreilles de la mer’ (abalones) and the local Brittany seaweed (from the biggest seaweed fields in Europe!). In line with their eco-friendly approach, all food comes directly from producers - even the coffee beans are roasted locally.
THE CHARDONS BLEUS
All the rich varieties of flora and fauna, marine life and Brittany’s wonderful culture are just a stone’s throw from the hotel. Northern Finistère’s main highlights are all less than an hour away. Anne and Philippe will be more than happy to help guide you in whatever you want to see and do on your visit.
Indulge yourself in a moment of relaxation at the hotel’s spa, offering a steam room, sauna and jacuzzi, where you can switch from one to the other, depending on how you feel. Seaweed treatments and massages are also available upon booking.
ACTIVITIESThe hotel has teamed up with several partners to help you discover new activities in the local area, from sand yachting and kayaking to snorkelling. For those of you who prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground (like the locals), why not go for a hike? The famous ‘Sentier des douaniers’ (GR 34) passes just in front of the hotel. Cycling, golf, fishing, horse riding... there’s plenty to enjoy in the local area.
THINGS TO SEE NEARBYThe thatched cottages of Meneham, an old fishing, farming and seaweed village; the parishes of Guisseny, Saint-Thégonnec and Guimiliau; Pontusval lighthouse on île vierge; Batz island with its rich flora and fauna; the exotic gardens in Roscoff, and much more.
What our customers say
"Close to perfection"
We made our 800 km trip to the Hôtel de la Mer in Brignogan-Plages with high expectations and we were not disappointed even though the room we had booked was not available on our first night due to an error in the hotel's booking schedule and we could not order a fresh plateau de fruits de mer even one and a half days in advance. The hotel offered us a free bottle of champagne because 'we had to' spend our first night in a standard room which was actually just as fine as the other room and their not being able to serve fresh seafood during our stay was kindly compensated with a reservation in a nearby restaurant. Otherwise - lovely setting beautiful place great food good breakfast buffet friendly & helpful staff... No complaints whatsoever.
Hotel is in an unenviable location right on the beach with wonderful views of the beach rocks and sea. Facilities are all excellent and staff were efficient and welcoming. Only quibble was the quality of the vegetarian dishes (common complaint in France!). General menu was excellent. Would definitely recommend this hotel if looking for a peaceful break in a beautiful area.
"Beautiful position overlooking rugged beach. "
We loved our three night stay at Hotel de la Mere. Beautiful position overlooking rugged beach. Great service and attentive staff. Good food. Recommended. Because of the remoteness of the hotel internet connection was of variable standard using either hotel Wi-Fi or 3G. Lack of internet may be welcomed by many guests though.
"A food lover's dream!"
Without a shadow of a doubt the best hotel food I've ever had in France. The care and attention given to EVERYTHING gastronomic was incredible. The hotel owner was lovely and very hospitable. We shall return but I hope the apartments are updated by then.
"Excellent beautiful and very accommodating. "
We arrived after a 14 hour journey in 30 degree heat. With 4 children we felt a little bedraggled. The staff made us feel relaxed and welcome. The surroundings were outstanding and beautiful. A little piece of heaven at the end of our day. The beds were really comfortable and we slept really well. Only downside was we didn't have enough time to enjoy it all for longer. Thank you for having us. Xx
The Hotel de la Mer, The Originals Relais offers two bright and spacious rooms for events that overlook the rocky coastline. Together, these rooms can provide up to 180m2 of space for all your business meetings. Furthermore, you have direct access to the 150m2 terrace overlooking the sea. Catering to your every need, the hotel can also arrange sports, cultural and dining activities.
Named after the seaweed traditionally used as a gelling agent in Brittany's local cuisine, this 120m2 room can accommodate up to 110 people, depending on the configuration you choose.