Fabulous for fans of hotels with excellent bedding, a beautiful heated swimming pool, a "to die for" breakfast buffet. Thankfully, there is no wifi in the rooms...so you can relax COMPLETELY. Centrally located on Belle Ile en Mer, this hotel has GREAT, friendly service in all simplicity. We have stayed at other hotels on the island in this price range. The rooms are much more spacious and the heated swimming pool in the interior courtyard is well protected from the wind. Excellent staff. We will definitely return to this wonderful hotel.
Wonderful hotel with great location and very friendly staff. We felt very welcomed and very well looked after. Meals were amazing and room very homely and comfy. We highly recommend to stay at La Desirade! Access to coastal path very easy too!
We had 4 lovely days staying at La Desirade. The hotel is beautiful, very quiet, very relaxing and well equipped with swimming pool and sauna. The staff is very professiona and friendly and has found a great balance for making you feel welcome, but giving you the space you need. There were just a few small miscommunications between hotel and restaurant regarding special diet, but they were solved swiftly and quickly, and other than that, we have nothing but compliments for this hotel.
La Desirade is located on the beautiful of Belle Ile, surrounded by hayfields and within the beam of the 200 metre lighthouse on the western coast of the island. There are so many hotels which market themselves so well, look so great, but ultimately disappoint. La Desirade does not disappoint. This is the place for a quiet and relaxing escape. This is a family operated business run in a friendly but very professional way. The owners Bénédicte and Pierre literally can’t do enough for guests - and their staff are wonderfully trained with the same mission. Breakfast is a celebration of local produce - yogurt made on the premises, fresh cherries, free range eggs and delicious breads and cakes. Dinner is a real gastronomic experience - delicious seafood, steak and lamb and lovely touches like vegetable tart, apricot crumble and the very lightest soufflé. Excellent wines are available by the glass - and the list is extensive and fairly priced. There’s a village atmosphere around the pool - and every part of the property is exquisitely maintained. When we requested electric bikes or a lift to the airport, nothing was a problem. This was a most pleasurable stay for us both - among people who understand the real meaning of the word hospitality.…
This was the second time we have stayed at this wonderful hotel on Belle-Ile-en-Mer enjoying a full week of walking and fantastic food. We walked the whole coastal path which is breathtakingly beautiful, challenging and at times exhilarating. What better after a long day walking than to be treated to the extraordinary dining at La Desirade's restaurant? There is a small daily menu of exceptional quality and freshness - all local produce, exquisitely cooked and presented. The hotel and restaurant have a lovely relaxed atmosphere created by Pierre and Benedict and their team - you get the impression the staff love working there. Spa is simple, unaffected and great for relaxing - blissful massages!