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Best Western Hotel Atlantic Thalasso

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Having read the reviews I assumed, mistakenly, that this hotel was near the restaurants and bars of St Jean. This is NOT the case. The walk to the nearest restaurants is a long way especially if you have a heart condition - which I do. Walking back by the beach would be hazardous and scary at night and there are stretches of the road without pavements. The only option - if not eating at the hotel - is to drive and not partake of the lovely Loire wine at dinner. Forget the golf club bar/restaurant - it closes at 7.30 pm. However the hotel was clean and once we got the barmen trained up a bit - the bar service was excellent. We ate twice at the hotel and they do some very nice food and a bit thank you to Siric (head waiter) for being so patient and translating the menu for us. Staff all very helpful although we were a little concerned when the breakfast waitress tried to mend the toaster by sticking a large bread knife into it! But no one was electrocuted so that's OK. We stayed in the area from 14th to 17th September and many places already shut for the winter. If you want lunch get to your restaurant by 1.15 or forget it!

We booked this hotel early on in the year and with a falling heart i watched the bad reviews build up. I was dreading this holiday so much due to the bad reviews that i was having sleepless nights. How stupid was I??? Firstly ... The OUTSIDE swimming pool. Children are allowed in this pool at anytime during the day. There are no restrictions what so ever. My children wore normal swimming trunks as did other children and grown men. Our boys spent many hours on this pool and loved it. The staff are great!! Did what they could to answer any question. Smiled, served us politely at the bar and were just fine. The restaurant was clean and breakfast was OK. It offered an assortment of breads, croissant, fruit, yoghurts, pancakes , ham.and cheese. Most importantly they served real coffee. No complaints. We did not eat lunch or dinner here so unable to comment. The hotel itself is a 5 minute walk to the beach and 15 minutes to the main promenade lined with bars and restaurants. You can either walk into town by going through the back of the hotel and along the footpath at the back of the beach or along the road. We often walked in one way and back the other. Both ways are a flat easy enjoyable walk. The rooms - There is no air conditioning bit we were told we could have a fan however we fell asleep with the balcony door open and it was very comfortable. The room we had was large. We had a bcony overlooking the pool, forest and sea. The room was for four of us (2 adults, 2 children) and was plenty big enough. My husband and i were in a huge double bed and there was a double sofa bed already pulled out for the children. We anticipated this so took a blow up single mattress for one of our children (he has eczema and figits all night, so nit great to share with) and he slept very well on it. Having this extra mattress made no.difference to the room. It was very spacious. We had a great holiday here. The hotel is really nice, we spent alternative days at the beach or by the pool, the resort has some lovely restaurants and is great for an evening cocktail and the hotel room balconies are ideal for sitting on at night sharing a bottle of wine. All four of us have said we would love to return and i think we probably will. I love France and i love the French peoole and this was such a fabulous holiday. Thank you x

Admittedly we booked relatively late (a few weeks in advanced) and the hotel is 3 star but felt that the price we paid was over the top compared with level of quality and service. We did not use pool or spa facilities so cannot comment on that. We had a comfort room which was very outdated and had no air conditioning. There was a nice balcony with sea view and unlike some reviews we found our bed very comfortable. The breakfast was acceptable (bread was good) but there was a lack of basic provisioning of water, hot food items etc. one guest had ordered breakfast in his room which came without butter or coffee!! The location is great and in easy reach of the beach, promenade etc. I would not stay here again.

Don't take notice of the negative comments written about this hotel! We have just stayed there for 9 days with our 4 year old and it was excellent. The hotels is friendly, clean, modern, with a great pool and restaurant. Its location for the beach and town is superb and the cycling is to die for. Some people I guess just need to get a life. This is not the Plaza Athene and nor should it be judged that way.

We were staying at Appart’Hotel Spa Atlantic Golf attached to the best western, same hotel to be honest, one reception same staff in a studio. All I can say is what a hovel, an expensive one at that. Most of the staff are rude and certainly wasn't what was sold on the website. Luckily we were only staying over night on our way elsewhere. Very poor quality rooms, which are v dated, strange smelling corridors and a general mish mash of furniture and strange electrics. The only ok thing was the pool, which my son enjoyed. I will not be here again ever !

From the outside the hotel looks pleasant but the reception area is dull and dated. The room was satisfactory but the bed was extremely uncomfortable. We had a pleasant balcony overlooking the pool with a couple of chairs and a table. Breakfast was good with a reasonable selection of items. We did not use the pool or spa facilities so I can't comment on them. Overall it was adequate.

Sadly does not meet our expectations despite a good rating. If you stay in the studio expect nothing not even toilet paper. Don't expect any information. Don't expect a cleaning service. Do not expect a bed it is a sofa bed. Don't expect aircon. Don't expect a window or fan in the bathroom. We explained it was our honeymoon and we would pay for a nicer room and they said they were full despite still advertising rooms on booking.com. Very disappointed. Can't believe this is a best western.

The hotel offers access to the spa and wellness complex, but we did not use that. Just evaluating the room, good size, clean but the bath room is overdue for a update, I'd say that the room is 25€ overpriced. Certainly when compared to our previous hotel, Le Mauritia in Pornic. But we did sleep well, I must admit and they do have a good locker for the bikes.

Large bedroom and small balcony with table and two chairs.Plenty of cupboard space,fridge, kettle etc. Good WiFi and TV. Comfortable bed and bedding. Decent size bathroom spotlessly clean and good quality towels. Fixed shampoo/soap dispenser.A mat for use in the bath/shower available on request (the bath is slippery). Good breakfast selection.

We were there at the end of August for a week-end. Location is good. But Hotel itself is average. Definitely not a romantic or fancy hotel. The rooms were very noisy. We were woken up by our neighbor just taking a shower. We felt he was having a shower in our own bathroom ! On one night, we came back late (2am), and had to wait for 15mn for someone to open the door for us. The lady was "doing something else" and was not answering the calls from the door bell. Rooms are clean and have nothing wrong. The Thalasso center nearby is also average. Average age is "retired". You must wear a swimming hat and for men a speedo to access the pool. Nothing wrong with it, it was clean and all, but nothing fancy either. In any case, we will not go there again. Not the worst experience of our lives, but not recommended.

16 Avenue Des Pays De Monts Saint-Jean-de-Monts Vendee

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Best Western Hotel Atlantic Thalasso places you next to Thalasso Thermes Marins and within a 10-minute walk of Explora Park. This 44-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Chateau de Noirmoutier is 20.7 mi (33.3 km) from this central Saint-Jean-de-Monts hotel.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


Rooms

All 44 rooms provide balconies, coffee makers, and free newspapers. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Hair dryers, safes, and desks are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Best Western Hotel Atlantic Thalasso enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 25 per person one way. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with tours/tickets and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Comfort Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1163 reviews