“A small, stylish, seafront hotel on the Cotentin peninsula, with a soothing designer touch and an exceptional restaurant”
If you’re a fan of Flamant or Blanc d’Ivoire fabrics and furnishings, you’ll love the hotel’s 12 rooms, each of which has its own décoration personnalisée. White painted wood abounds, furnishings and paints are in soothing natural tones like baby blue, beige and slate grey, and curtains are in luxurious linen. Corridors in the main building are painted in one of Flamant’s most successful tones, a dark green/brown bizarrely called ‘Potato’. The overall atmosphere is one of unashamed romantic perfection, with not a hair out of place.
Our favourite rooms are those in the cottage, named Le Rivage after the nearest harbour. They’re decorated in nautical baby blues and white, with gorgeous views onto the marina. Bathrooms here are particularly luxurious, with huge old-fashioned showerheads, and attractive natural slate tiling.
The Garden Side Rooms have pleasant views over the pretty landscaped gardens, though these rooms tend to be smaller. We also like the Marina View Rooms under the eaves, which offer great views and a cosy atmosphere.
When we visited, we found the food good and fresh, but not cheap. Culinary highlights are, not surprisingly, seafood and fish, although the hotel is famed also for its foie gras and Cotentin lamb.
At dinner time, the restaurant turns stylishly white, lit by candles, which makes it popular with couples. Standout dishes - all attractively presented on white porcelain - include the homard p'tit bleu (half lobster) and the filets de rouget (red mullet, catch permitting). The caramelised apple tarte dusted with cinnamon is a perfect end to the evening. A lighter (and cheaper) menu is available at lunch, and in summer you can eat al fresco in the garden.
Breakfasts, served at pretty linen-clad tables in the bright restaurant, include fresh fruit salad, organic local yogurts, eggs to order, perhaps some confiture de lait, caramelised apples or Jersey black butter.
The hotel isn't really geared towards kids, with the emphasis on quiet relaxation. That said, children of all ages are welcome.
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available
Baby cots available on request
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking