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“Outstanding!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cote Ocean
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22 hotel reviews
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“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

When we visited the stunning Le Citizen Hotel in Paris, we were advised of the owners’ new project in Angoulins. Because we were so impressed with the Paris venture, we didn’t hesitate to add Cote-Ocean to our list. We finally made it last weekend and our high expectations were exceeded. The staff warmly greeted us and made us feel completely at home as we were escorted to our tastefully appointed unit. Although we didn’t take advantage of many of its features, we had at our disposal a discreet little kitchen complete with dishes, a sink, a fridge and even an induction cooktop. The huge bed upstairs was luxurious. The common area is spacious, comfortable and inviting with its eclectic, whimsical decor. After returning each evening from our drives exploring the surrounding areas, we were rewarded with a hearty home-cooked meal accompanied by local wines at fair prices. The talent and commitment of this family enterprise are obvious and it is destined to be a huge success. We absolutely will return.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

Gorgeously landscaped rock garden with lush plantings. Spacious pool, serene and inviting. Personal and creative decorative touches added with care and refined style such that it seemed like a close friend's home rather than a hotel. "Condo" with sun-drenched private patio. Love the eclectic style in the main salon - comfortable vintage furniture, imaginative artwork, exceptional wooden dining table. Delicious dinners -- each night a new surprise of fresh and hearty local fare. Nice selection of wines available at very reasonable prices. Exceptional location -- day trips to Ile d'Aix, Ile de Re and La Rochelle easily accessible. Yet, returning "home" each day to Cote-Ocean and its warm welcome was the best part. Will return, definitely! Fantastic destination in any season.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

I spent an long weekend this fall at Côté Océan with my boyfriend and another couple. We stayed in the duplex so we each had our own room, which was perfect. The apartment is very functional-- two rooms with the most incredible beds and linens ever!!! We all slept so well in those delicious beds :) There is a big livingroom downstairs, which is perfect for dining in and lounging with a cool little terrasse.

What stands out the most is the lounge and the facilities of the resort. On our 4 day trip, it rained pretty much the entire time. While this is normally a problem during a short weekend trip, it didn't seem to bother us so much as the place is so cozy! The sun-flooded lounge is HUGE and so stylish-- all vintage and designer furniture that doesn't match but all together give a great feel. The room is divided in several areas, a large dining table, a comfy couch area around the modern suspended fireplace, a game area with a pool table and foosball table and then the bar area. One day we spent the entire afternoon playing cards and drinking white wine and we didn't feel one bit guilty... this place is like your second home where you secretly wish you could hole up around the fire but never do. There is also a sauna, a hammam and spa to get massages-- needless to say we went to the sauna and hammam every night, which provided the real 'break' from everyday life.

While we wandered during the day to La Rochelle (we grabbed the free bikes that are on the property and had the most amazing ride to this charming city, the ride was so beautiful and peaceful even in the winter!) and L'île de Ré (such a change to see so much greenery!) we always came back for dinner at the resort. While it is presented as a more familial-like dining option, the food far surpasses most 'good' Parisian restaurants. The unassuming vibe and the social interactions with the other guests around the large table, keeps you coming back every night.

Overall, I can't say enough positive things about the cozy, comfortable, familial vibe of Côté Océan combined with the modern and chic decor that you wish your house looked like! We came right at the opening so everything was still new and I can't wait to go back after a little time to see how things perfect over time! The place has a lot of soul, a huge congrats to the owners and brainstormers behind this amazing resort!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Cote Ocean

Property: Cote Ocean
Address: 18 avenue de Chatelaillon | La Rochelle Sud, 17690 Angoulins, France
Location: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Charente-Maritime > Angoulins
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Angoulins
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cote Ocean 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The owners of Le Citizen Hotel and the designer, Shinsuke Kawahara, bring you this exceptional and highly original hotel. The decor is inventive and functional with a mix of vintage Scandinavian furniture, original works of art by Shinsuke Kawahara, large solid wood 'tables d'hotes' welcome you for dinner, a large central, suspended fireplace for lounging.... The team at Cote Ocean offers affordable luxury while remaining committed to eco-tourism. Strong believers of the family spirit, the brother-sister duo, Sophie and Olivier BERDAH, focus their hotel around warm hospitality and impeccable service. On the beautiful grounds of the resort, you will enjoy the wellness spa (sauna, steam room, massage room...), A large heated outdoor pool, a multi-sport terrain, and a gorgeous lounge with a full bar around a fireplace and game area (including pool table, foosball table...). The kitchen, where all the meals of the 'tables d'hotes' are prepared, also has a gourmet deli offering a selection of artisanal products that are easy to prepare. ... more   less 
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