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Hôtel Les Brises

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here for one night en route from Spain to the ferry. The welcome was genuinely warm and friendly. The hotel sits on the sea edge in a quiet part of La Rochelle which is a 15 min walk through a park also at the sea edge. The hotel is clean and well decorated and the breakfast delicious. Will definitely return.

This was a nice hotel. Lovely decking area at the back to sit out. It is about a 25 minute walk to the beach and maybe 35 to the town. I booked it because the pictures made it look like it was on the beach. It is but barely could call it a beach and not able to sit on it really. It did us well for visiting La Rochelle but was overpriced for the location as not in the town and also what you get.

Stayed here with my family. Hotel staff very attentive, hotel clean and welcoming. Buffet breakfast was vast and replenished regularly. Safe underground car park for car. Perfect spot to explore La Rochelle, 1 mile walk to town and harbour, which has a lovely beach. Lovely view of harbour from terrace of restaurant, where you can sit or lounge and watch the boats pass by. Would recommend.

We loved this hotel, the rear facing rooms have great views out to sea and back towards the town. The staff were really friendly and helpful and even lent us an adaptor as we'd mislaid ours. Gluten free bread was provided for my partner who has coeliac disease all it took was a note online when booking. It's a mile into town but a lovely walk, sea on one side, parks on the other. There is a bus stop nearby and also hotel bikes if you are feeling more energetic. Breakfast was good but only boiled eggs in terms of hot food. Tea making facilities were in the room as was a mini fridge. Hotel is a short drive from La Rochelle Airport, taxi less than 20 euros. Rooms are quiet as hotel set back from road and only the sound of the sea on the sea facing side . Definitely plan to stay at Les Brises again.

We have stayed here three times in all.The rooms are a little dated and this time we had plastic mattress covers on our bed. Noisy if you have a room facing the court yard. A little pricey for the standard of the accommodation The good points are they have free parking although the underground parking area is very tight Staff pleasant

I gave the hotel 4 stars but it could so easily have been 3. The views just edged it. A spacious room which was clean and tidy and cleaned daily. There were double doors to a small balcony which had two chairs and a table. There was also an electric shutter which helped keep the heat out during the day. No air conditioning or ventilation in the bathroom which made some of our nights extremely hot and uncomfortable. You could keep the doors open which may then be windy but helps. Mosquito's do then have access ! There is no dressing table but a small round table with 2 chairs. The wardrobe space was not adequate for 2 people staying a week and only 6 hangers. You cannot hang any long clothes as the fridge and kettle are in the bottom of the wardrobe and strangely enough the kettle is fixed so cannot be moved. The kettle only came with 1 tea bag and 2 coffees and 2 small milk pots ! You need to move your clothes to prevent them from being steamed if using the kettle. A free safe is also in the wardrobe which has 5 sections for other clothes to be laid flat. The room has a long mirror. A large good quality TV has 4 English channels incl. BBC1 / 2 and world news. The bed is King size with no storage either side except a small shelf. There are adequate sockets in the room with 2 USB charging sockets one side of the bed only which did not work. The Shower room is large with a separate toilet. Towels are a touch thin. No information book in the room. Free wifi was reasonable on the 4th floor and far better downstairs. A lift goes to the underground garage where we parked our small car. It was a good job it was small as the spaces were tight, although there are some spaces outside. Breakfast from 7 to 11 am and consisted of the usual cold fare. I was disappointed with the bread available, only Baguette and small rolls. A couple of days there were no rolls left or brioche. There were also Croissants and choc pastries, No toaster. You could boil your own egg which is the only hot food available. Plenty of fruit but much of it not ripe. The fruit salad was pretty much all apple and bought in. Coffee was quite good as was the orange juice. After 7 days bread and jam was a touch boring. The meat and cheese was cheep fare and had little taste. There is a very good sun bathing area with sun loungers and brollies but no pool. No towels provided for sun bathing in the room but we asked at receptions and a bath towel was provided. The view from the rooms facing the sea and the patio area is lovely. It is just over a mile to La Rochelle were there are numerous restaurants. It can easily be walked along the front and through a park although there is a car park near the port entry and this is free after 6 pm and the charge is minimal earlier. There is one bar approximately 150 yds from the hotel (left turn) which sells drinks only at night but does provide food at lunchtime. No food is provided at the hotel at lunch or in the evening. It is quite an expensive Hotel which came out at 180 Euros per night incl breakfast and taxes

Stayed here for a few nights winding down after a festival. The views - Wow! Well worth paying extra for the sea view. Love the balcony, and the electic shutters on the room! Only problem was no air conditioning, which was pretty annoying in the heat we experienced... left the double doors open overnight but no breeze means it didnt help much... still, thats not the hotels fault though :-) Went into town each day, about a 15min walk (mainly through a park) into the main restaurant/bars area, so the hotel is a bit out of town, but just means that its quiet around the hotel. We did have a problem with our shower, where the shower head wouldnt stay upright and kept flopping down no matter what we did... we ended up having to try and temporarily fix it ourselves with bungee cords... which housekeeping undid everyday, which was kind of annoying as so effort was made to actually fix it

We stayed in this hotel for six nights and were extremely happy. The staff were excellent, the room, a sea view room, had a balcony with chairs and a table. There was a fridge in the room keeping the wine and beer cool! Whilst the room lacked air conditioning we did not find this a problem, even though the temperature rose to 38 degrees for most of our stay. The car parking arrangements were good and convenient. The old port was about a 25 min. walk away from the hotel and the walk could be via the park or the sea front. If you choose to take the car there is plenty of car parking close to the centre and restaurants.

Excellent excellent excellent No complaints, nothing too much trouble. Recommended . Will return soon . Very reasonable pricing for what you get . Refurbished and new feel to the place. Local place called the le Cornish nearby a great eating and drinking place .

Superb situation looking out to sea and across harbour to marina and scenic towers. Excellent rooms with balcony, nicely furnished , everything worked, high standard throughout. Staff friendly and english speaking, good free parking. Green parks either side of hotel and pleasant 20 minute level walk to numerous eateries in historic town. Definitely recommended.

Rue Philippe Vincent La Rochelle Charente-Maritime

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Tour de la Lanterne and Tour de la Chaine
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Marina

Hôtel Les Brises places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like Tour de la Lanterne and Tour de la Chaine. This 48-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like a marina, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. On the waterfront, it's also near La Rochelle Hotel de Ville and Musee des Beaux-Arts.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


The 48 rooms have phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests staying at Hôtel Les Brises enjoy a marina, free WiFi in public areas, and free newspapers. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage and securing valuables. This hotel also has a terrace.

Room options

Standard Double Room, Partial Sea View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double Room, Sea View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Twin Room, Sea View

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Family Room, Courtyard View

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 448 reviews