Situated at the mouth of the Gironde, facing the Atlantic Ocean, on the Côte-de-Beauté, Saint-Palais-sur-Mer is a popular holiday resort. With its uniquely mild microclimate and five fine sandy beaches, this seaside resort enjoys an exceptional quality of life.
The iodine air of the sea mingles with the presence of pine trees and the architectural variety characterises its charm. Dunes, forest, Belle Epoque villas, "carrelets" and modern buildings cohabit harmoniously.
The hotel's villa is located opposite the Cordouan lighthouse, at the corner of the central
square and the promenade overlooking the beach. During the renovation, particular
attention was paid to the history of the building.
Old postcards were used to restore the building to its former glory. Built between 1920 and 1937, the villa was called Hemen Ongui, meaning "Here we are well" in Basque. Indeed, it has several elements inspired by traditional Basque architecture.
It is therefore only natural that the hotel should be named after the original name.
Surfing, paddle boarding, kitesurfing or cycling will give rhythm to the days of the most sporty. On mountain bikes, on the trails of the Côte Sauvage, on horseback on the Grande Côte beach and in the Combots forest...
But the Pays Royannais offers other ways to (re)discover its coastline.
Rebuilt after the Second World War, Royan is an unusual town. Discover its unique architecture in the districts of Le Parc, Pontaillac and Foncillon, where 19th century seaside villas stand side by side with characterful fifties-style villas.
In the heart of the "Marennes-Oléron" basin, make a gourmet stopover on the banks of La Seudre and enjoy oysters and seafood directly from the producer.
Only 8 km from the hotel, observe 1,600 different species of animals in the heart of an 18-hectare forest at La Palmyre Zoo.
Fancy a boat trip with a picnic at the Cordouan lighthouse? Our reception team is at your disposal to organise your activities.