Probably the best hotel in Pornichet. The hotel is at the far end of La Baule and is situated right on the beach and within good reach of local restaurants and shops. Our room had a nice view towards the sea, was a good size and well appointed. Bar and food prices are relatively high but with good service and quality. Breakfast options were very good. The Spa is nice, we tried a massage and it was great. I would recommend you book any Spa treatments before your arrival. The welcome was great and it's one of the every few hotels who give you a tour of the facilities upon arrival and valet parking. Overall, we enjoyed a relaxing and comfortable 5 nights and would definitely return.
From the moment you arrive you have a feeling of being pampered. The concierge will take care of your baggage and car. There is underground parking. Warm friendly welcome on arrival, quick tour of Hotel. Both pools are heated. Do book any treatments you would like at the same time has booking your room. Marie took great care of me. Breakfast Buffet has all you need to start your day. Cocktails by the pool were enjoyed also, beach just in front of you . We had a large balcony with our room, mini bar in the room, hotel provided robes for going to treatments or pool.
I have stayed here several times before, and the last time I visited was slightly below expectations. I am glad to say this time was a return to the standard! The Chateau des Tourelles is a deeply impressive hotel design. You enter through large wrought iron gates onto prestigious grounds, and the hotel is built essentially as a system of wings coming off the original chateau, which stands impressively on the edge of the rugged coast. Arrival always feels like a James Bond film. But, I was a little disappointed to not feel very warmly greeted by the reception staff on this occasion. The first couple times I stayed, that part of service was impeccable. The concierge team were nice however. Room For a change, I went for the entry-level room, which was in the chateau itself. The room wasn't too small at all, which I thought it would be. Rooms have a fridge that rarely works, and free water (which was not resupplied). Instead of a robe, you get the signature kimono, which I always think is an excellent gimmick, however the one I had was clearly past its best. The room still felt luxurious, despite being entry-level, but it could do with another chair. I actually would stay in this room again, but my preference will always be to upgrade to the Comfort room with a balcony. Facilities As always, facilities are great provided it is not busy. The spa has a swimming pool with an array of jets, a jacuzzi section, a plunge pool with more jets and waterfalls, a communal steam room, and separate men and women changing rooms with showers, lockers and tiny saunas. The outdoor pool is closed for most of the year, but still appears full and fairly clean, so does not become an eyesore. There are ample treatment rooms, a non-gym, and a couple of massaging chairs free to use. The bar is very nice with great ottomans, and the restaurant is supposed to be good (though is expensive). The terrace overlooking the sea is a pleasant and interestingly furnished spot to sit and relax. Location From right outside the chateau, you will find wonderful coastal walks to St Sebastian, or in the other direction to Pornichet centre. Horse racing is nearby. It is a much longer walk to La Baule, however this is very pleasant and flat, and there are shops and restaurants and bars within a 5 minute walk of the hotel. Pornichet is a coach ride from Nantes, but really it is best to drive here. If dramatic surroundings and aesthetic views are what you look for on a run, this area will not disappoint! My favourite route is along the coast as far as you can go, on the beach for part of it, then back via the residential road inland with wonderful architecture and trees. Overall, the aesthetics of the hotel and its spa feel indulgent and relaxing. An old fella once said to me in the jacuzzi, that 2 weeks in the Tourelles spa will undo everything that life has done to you during the year, and keep you young! And I actually believe it. It is one of the most relaxing places I have ever been in my life. But, go out of season so the spa isn't too busy. Additionally, I was surprised and disappointed by the standard nature of reception service, lack of resupply of water, and the outdoor heated pool not being in service despite it almost being July. But, would still strongly recommend. I'll go back to the balcony room next time, too!…
My husband and I have been travelling around France on our bicycles and decided to stay at Hotel Chateau des Tourelles as a treat and what a treat it was. Beautiful hotel, right on the beach. The views from our 3rd floor balcony were stunning. The pool was immaculate and the perfect temperature. We dined at the restaurant both nights and were lucky enough to be there on a Friday night when they have their Seafood Buffet. All the food was delicious. The reception staff are excellent as are all the staff in the restaurant and the Spa. The Consierges were also outstanding and very helpful. Loved this hotel so much.
Really beautiful hotel. The pool and spa were great, very clean and well maintained. Food and drink a bit on the pricey side but very good. Friendly, efficient staff. The setting right by the beach makes this place look quite magical. Everything you would want and a little bit more!