The charm of the Vendée, fresh air, and a warm, friendly welcome. The Côte de Lumière in all its glory. Manager Philippe Pelé is looking forward to welcoming you.
“I love spending time with guests, and sharing simple pleasures in pleasant surroundings”.
From where it sits in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie - practically inside the marina and only 200 m away from the beach - The Originals Boutique, Hotel Port la Vie, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie could not wish for a better location. According to Philippe, it is this ideal position that guests love most of all. It is as if this friendly 3-star Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie hotel was the very embodiment of holidays and getaways. Even more so given that Philippe prides himself on taking care of his guests: "the quality and warmth of the hospitality here is a big focus for me and my team; we love interacting with our guests,” he says. Everything in this hotel oozes hospitality, from its 24 cosy, modern rooms, which Philippe has endeavoured to make work for all types of guest, to the spa, lounge bar and terrace, which combine to give the hotel its particular appeal.
Seaside-inspired décor features throughout the 24 cosy rooms here at The Originals Boutique, Hotel Port la Vie, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. Even the family rooms, which in addition to 2 adults can accommodate 1 child of between 6 and 12 years old on a berth-style bunk bed, have a boat cabin theme running through them. All the rooms are adjoining, have a contemporary style and are fitted out in ocean colours, with the 11 m2 offering all the essential amenities necessary for a comfortable stay at our hotel in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. One room is also suitable for persons with reduced mobility.
- Non smoking room
Philippe offers a hearty breakfast between 07:30 and 10:00 in the large dining room overlooking the marina. There you will find a range of breakfast treats, from fresh fruit to pastries from the bakery. Weather allowing, breakfast can even be enjoyed outside on the huge panoramic terrace, which offers breathtaking views over the marina. This is also a wonderful place to sit back and relax throughout the day, with the lounge bar right on hand.
In the heart of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie and only a short walk from the beach, this hotel is a perfect place to experience the charm of the Vendée, a region where wonderful surprises await you.
RELAXATION AND WELL-BEING“You can stay a whole week without needing to get in the car once! The marina and the beach are less than 150 m away, and the town centre is only a 15-minute walk,” says Philippe. Another fabulous way to relax is to get yourself booked in for a session in our Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie spa. There you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of the steam room and jacuzzi, before or after you’ve enjoyed the nearby beach.
ÎLE D'YEUAt 17 kilometres off the Vendée coastline, Île d'Yeu is the most distant island off France’s Atlantic coast. Measuring 23 km² in total, the island has a rich and diverse range of landscapes: long beaches and coastal dunes, wild coastline with cliffs surrounding creeks filled with white sand, moorland, sunken paths criss-crossing the valleys, and pockets of woodland. You can explore the island on foot or by bike, or sit back and take it easy on the beach...whether you're looking for a relaxing or invigorating experience, the choice here is yours.
ÎLE DE NOIRMOUTIERAlso known as mimosa island, Noirmoutier is a little slice of paradise just waiting to be explored, not least for its 40 km of beaches and salt water marshes. With its harbours and traditional architecture, characterized by white, blue-shuttered houses, it is home to wonderful scenery. Accessing the island is particularly easy thanks to a bridge linking it to the mainland. Or, visitors can take the famous Passage de Gois, a 4km-long causeway that sits submerged under the water and becomes visible at low tide, which is the only one of its kind in the world.
Only a stone’s throw from the ocean in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie town centre, the hotel has 3 versatile work spaces. They are all well-equipped and enjoy lots of natural light.