70 Hectares et l’Océan – South West France
Hotel Type: A boutique beach retreat surrounded by nature and overlooking the ocean.
Location: Located in the heart of the Landes forest in the South West of France. just 45 mins from Biarritz airport and close to the beach.
Style: Clapperboard beach chic.
Rooms: 32 bold and beautiful rooms & suites.
Ideal For: Relaxing and restoring your batteries.
Swimming: A heated outdoor pool surrounded by cork and pine oaks.
Dining: The restaurant here focuses on fresh and gourmet seasonal cuisine made from the best regional products. Relax in the evening after a day of golf or surfing with dinner on the deck by the pool. Head to Cabane des Estagnots on the beach for tapas, salads, planchas, wine and cocktails.
Children: A wonderful outdoors adventure for your little ones with sand dunes aplenty.
Activities: Play golf with preferential access to the golf courses of Seignosse and Hossegor. Other activities include bike rides, paddleboarding and surfing or just go out walking and exploring this beautiful area.
Spa: Guests can use the Les Hortensias du Lac spa facilities when they book a treatment there. This spa is a L:A Bruket organic spa, with 4 treatment rooms, a sauna, Turkish bath, Nordic bath and a fitness room.
Accessibility: Every part of the hotel is accessible. Here there are 2 specific rooms on the ground floor, a junior suite and a classic room for those with reduced mobility.
Low season Price From: €230 per night in a Double Room – Classic, including breakfast.
High Season Price From: €290 per night in a Double Room – Classic, including breakfast.
Open From: All year round.
Fabulously secluded in coastal pine forest, 70 Hectares is a boutique haven surrounded by nature and steps away from the long, golden shores of the Atlantic. On a clear day, you can see the peaks of the Pyrenees. This is a truly off the beaten track gem of a spot, where you’re beckoned to the beach or the Seignosse golf course, and looked after seamlessly. Artfully decorated, with light filled interiors and set in large grounds, this small, but perfectly formed retreat is perfect for Francophiles and guests who love simple living and good food.
With clean white walls, fresh and bold coloured painted wood, and large bay windows, we love the unfussy and minimalist décor of the rooms and suites. The Classic Rooms are cosy with king size beds and face east for the morning light. The slightly more spacious Superior with Balcony rooms look out across the golf course or the pine forest. The Junior Suites with Terrace are bright and airy, with a good sized balcony with views of the golf course, the park of the swimming pool. The Ocean Suites with Terrace are slightly larger with equally expansive views.
Under the careful eye of head chef Alberic Millory, the ever changing, seasonal menu is fresh and full of flavour. Ingredients are sourced locally from land and sea and much is cooked on the open rotisserie on the terrace. The restaurant is intimate, and comes alive at night with the terrace festooned with garlands of light. On the beach, you’ll find the Cabane des Estagnots, a beach restaurant serving delicious tapas, lunches and is the perfect spot to watch the sun set.
For families who love the great outdoors, this is an ideal spot. The grounds and surrounding beaches and forests offer total freedom and an escape from the every day. There is also a games room, with table football and lots of other activities. And if there’s something your children would like to eat that’s not on the menu, just ask.
From early morning yoga to a round on one of the best golf courses in the region, to an afternoon surf, this is a place for people who love to be active and who thrive on fresh air. The Atlantic surf along the Landes coastline attracts surfers from around the world, and if even if you’ve never tried it, you can take a lesson or two here. Paddleboard on the lake nearby, or take one of the hotel’s bikes to cycle around the many tracks and trails. Guests can also use the Spa at the sister hotel Les Hortensias du Lac when they book a treatment there.
Local sourcing is a key focus of improving their sustainability. The hotel has been constructed from local timber, and highlights delicious, local ingredients sourced from nearby farmers to reduce the distance food travels before it reaches your plate. These menus often follow the seasons, ensuring produce can be naturally sourced too. The hotel’s own herb garden provides many of the aromatics, and a local soap maker provides cleaning products. Electric car charging points have also been installed onsite to encourage a greener shift.