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Reviews of Hôtel Barrière L'Hermitage 5 stars

5, esplanade Lucien Barriere, BP 173, 44504 La Baule, France

#12 of 25 hotels in La Baule

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Review score

Based on 245 hotel reviews

8.9

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9.2

  • Comfort

    9.2

  • Location

    9.5

  • Facilities

    8.7

  • Staff

    9

  • Value for money

    7.9

  • Free WiFi

    8.1

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  • Reviewed: 15 June 2018

    10
    Luxury and Elegance in an easy relaxed atmosphere set against the longest Beachiv ever seen
    • With a pet
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double Room
    • Stayed 8 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    I loved everything ,, I couldn’t fault tanything!!!!

    Lucien Barriere L Hermitage is a truly Luxury 5 Star Hotel with Incredible Reverbished Interiirs ,,, most Amazing Beach white white Sands, The Staff are very friendly superbly efficient and nothing is a Problem or too much Trouble!! Our Dog is allways welcomed and has great access to the Beach!! The Facilities are great ,, fantastic pool and indoor Pool and we loved The Eden Beach Restaurant overlooking the Polyquwn End with the islands on the beach great Clapperboard Modern feel!! Lovely Food wonderfull staff !!especially the Maitre D,,,Ine of the Highlights was watching the nightly Promenade of the Hirses trotting along the Vast Beach!!! Very magical!! I stayed at this wonderfull Hotel as a child in the 70 s ,,, it’s grandeur and elegance was memorable so when I returned last year,,,, I was not disappointed!! Now Lucien Barriere L Hermitage it has retained is timeless Vintage Apeal but with a Modern Stylish Relevance,, the Spa and Beauty Treatments... and the Atmoshere is Relaxed and welcoming!! The Decor is fabulous ,, rather Witty giant Gold Ali Baba s Pots and Oversized Chess Pieces at the door with droll oversized Porter Bells but mixed with sumptuous fabrics and cool grey furnishings!! IonThe Breakfast Restaurant is huge but not overwhelming ,, striking black and white striped Wallpaper and Belle Epogue black Decorations but executed in a funky modern way!! Breakfast is very impressive a Vast. ,array of Typical French Pastries to cold collation of Snoked Samon charcuterie ,, Cooked foods and an Omelette Chef producing all kinds of Ouefs !! There is a great Gluten free section with Nuts Dried Fruits and Porridge!! Another section devoted to Yoghurts and freshFruits and fruit juice!! Well worth the cost

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 July 2017

    10
    A luxury hotel - and it is!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    We were lucky and parked at the front of the hotel, so it was very convenient. Other parking arrangements, as described, were ok but I wasn't keen on leaving the car on the roads near the hotel, which was one option.

    It is a very classy Hotel. The staff were extremely courteous and the food was excellent - with plenty of choice at breakfast.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 September 2016

    3.5
    Bar: very good service and personal attention.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children
    • Prestige Junior Suite with sea view
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Breakfast: tables on terrace were dirty.It took 20 minutes to get coffee. Beachrestaurant: extremely poor service, badly organized. Did not get the room which was booked, got smaller room with smaller balcony without compensation. Could have moved to the booked room for the second night only. Price/quality relation bad, not recommended. Pool: no possibility to get a deck chair as "reserved" by towels as of early morning.

    Bar: very good service and personal attention. Good live music and nice atmosphere.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 6 September 2016

    6.7
    Expensive poor value for money
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The Room needs a makeover the price was extortionate for the level of product and breakfast at 32 Euros per person a joke. Needless to say we did not take advantage of this! The turn down service consited of a chocolate sweet and the shampoos etc in the (small) bathroom were not refilled.

    Good Public Rooms, the pool was pleasant and the staff superb. Check in was simple and rapid

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 25 July 2016

    7.9
    Big disappointment, Nice from far but far from nice
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    - Its old, it has been several times just cheaply painted and a long time ago. - The 9 year old TV which is smaller than the Chandeliers, the opposite would have been more useful - The empty mini bar, the only alcohol was a 49E Champagne and a 9E biere, what should we mix with the 7E Schweppes ? - Required Pre authorisation of nearly twice the price of the Room on the credit card, (in case I drink all the Schweppes) -The Balcony needs some fresh paint and a good clean from growing mold. -When you rent 2 beach mats for 40e for 4 hours in front of a 5 stars hotel next to the EDEN BEACH restaurant, you expect to be able to ask for cocktail or something to eat from the restaurant behind, and not just 2 water bottles and some excuses ! -Restaurant EDEN BEACH ! we couldn't get a table at 12 for lunch it was full and at 14:30 they are only serving the Snake menue, 100E for 2 bad burgers and a tomato cut on a plate, this was just revolting. - The SPA is ridiculously small, 5 square meters and you can't go together with your wife. - The Pool is small for an hotel of that size

    - All the Staff is just perfect 5 Stars, no exceptions, professional, friendly and happy to help. - Free Bikes - Free Parking - The Bathrobe for the kids - The Carpet - The Piano Bar

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 17 June 2018

    7.9
    Stuff (and haed of the hotel) are not 5 stars staff! You have to work on that!
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Deluxe Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Staff

    Location, architecture

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 13 June 2018

    10
    Everything was just perfect.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Nothing.

    Everything.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 13 May 2018

    8.3
    Very good choice for breakfast
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very good choice for breakfast

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 September 2017

    9.6
    The perfect week's relaxation
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Superior Double Room with Sea View
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The whole atmosphere, politeness and helpfulness of all the staff.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 August 2017

    9.5
    Best hotel in La B, great seaside cafe, family friendly with no riff raff
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Prestige Double Room with Sea View
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Air con v weak

    Ambiance, friendliness, fiid

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 August 2017

    9.6
    Perfect !
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Superior Double Room
    • Stayed 6 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No possibility of just a continental breakfast!

    Situation , beach facilities, kindnesses

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 August 2017

    9.6
    Wish we could have stayed longer.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Double Room with Sea View
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    The hotel was quality.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 September 2016

    9.6
    Staff extremely obliging and helpful
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Double Room with Sea View
    • Stayed 6 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Staff extremely obliging and helpful

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 17 September 2016

    9.6
    A very enjoyable stay - thank you for the upgrade
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Classic Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    WiFi connection was intermittent

    The view of the ocean

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 8 September 2016

    9.2
    Room had spot light on all night outside room .
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Classic Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Room had spot light on all night outside room .moved to another room

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 22 August 2016

    9.6
    Sheer luxery
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children
    • Classic Room
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Small pool area, too many kids

    Location, quality off rooms an beds, extremely friendly and professional staff, full service

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 27 July 2016

    9.6
    Beautiful luxurious hotel.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children
    • Classic Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 27 October 2015

    10
    Grand hotel, wonderful helpful staff, great facilities,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Breakfast is expensive at 32E per person.

    Grand hotel, wonderful helpful staff, great facilities, lovely room, beautiful view of the Atlantic ocean. Eden Beach restsurant on the icean is excellent with a great fun and chic flare.

  • Reviewed: 12 October 2015

    8.3
    Location, helpful staff,comfortable bed
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Thin towels and no coffee machine in room. Not being able to use dining room for breakfast or dinner due to corporate event. Sent to another hotel for dinner over the weekend. Not told about this in advance. probably wouldn't have booked there if i had known as we wanted a seamless 5 * experience.

    Location, helpful staff,comfortable bed

  • Reviewed: 14 September 2015

    10
    Just a superb hotel, we were lucky to get our booking.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    loved everything.

    Just a superb hotel, we were lucky to get our booking.com discount, as this is definitely not a budget hotel. It was great to live like the other half, even for a day. Location is superb in one of our favourite places ever, we love La Baule.

  • Reviewed: 7 July 2015

    7.9
    Close to the beach, very helpful staff, confortable bed,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    poor wifi, old facilities, small TV, little decoration, no tea or caffee making machine in the room. all the swimming pools are sea water, too irratated to skin and eyes.

    Close to the beach, very helpful staff, confortable bed, fast hot water for shower and bath.

  • Reviewed: 10 September 2015

    10
    Everything
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing

    Everything

  • Reviewed: 8 September 2015

    8.3
    The breakfast is fantastic but expensive
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Pool could do with a good clean

    The breakfast is fantastic but expensive

  • Reviewed: 3 September 2015

    3.8
    I have sent an email to Hotel L'Hermitage.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    I have sent an email to Hotel L'Hermitage.

  • Reviewed: 27 August 2015

    7.1
    Comfort
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Weather was horrible

    Comfort

  • Reviewed: 27 August 2015

    9.6
    Wonderful stay yet again
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Wonderful stay yet again

  • Reviewed: 25 August 2015

    9.6
    Great Location, the perfect place to relax
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Great Location, the perfect place to relax

  • Reviewed: 2 August 2015

    7.5
    Location, location, location and bikes!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    11,- for a glass of Pouilly is a little overpriced!

    Location, location, location and bikes!

  • Reviewed: 27 July 2015

    7.1
    Position
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Position

  • Reviewed: 25 July 2015

    9.2
    Bycles
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Pool was filthy, attendant gave no help round pool this area really let you down .

    Bycles

  • Reviewed: 23 July 2015

    8.3
    Very central.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Very central. Fabulous beach restaurant

  • Reviewed: 16 July 2015

    9.6
    We were last at the hotel some 20 years ago, just as good...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    We were last at the hotel some 20 years ago, just as good then as now Thank you.

  • Reviewed: 14 July 2015

    7.9
    Service was good and location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Air conditioning didn't work food in beach bar was very average didn't understand gluten free.g

    Service was good and location.

  • Reviewed: 4 July 2015

    8.8
    The free vintage style bicycles with baskets to explore
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The free vintage style bicycles with baskets to explore

  • Reviewed: 2 July 2015

    5.8
    Service is not as good as a standard 5 star hotel.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Service is not as good as a standard 5 star hotel. Facilities are old.

  • Reviewed: 2 June 2015

    8.3
    Its location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Menu in the Eden restuarant the same everyday. Breakfast at 32eu beat even the priciest London Hotel

    Its location

  • Reviewed: 9 March 2015

    7.9
    Location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Expensive, small bedroom and noise from room above

    Location

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