The island of Noirmoutier was lacking an elegant and warm spot fit for an escape for a couple or a family. Émile and Vincent, in love with the area, took up the challenge by renovating an 18th century building classified as a historical monument. They opened on the old port the General d’Elbée, a welcoming family hotel with very neat decoration, where one can have a break while facing the pier. A swimming pool in summer, a fire in winter and four-star service all year round …
3 good reasons to pack your bags for Général d’Elbée
BecauseGénéral d’Elbée is a family hotel: it was Émilie’s parents who purchased this aging building two years ago to start a major renovation, just before Émilie and her partner Vincent, young parents, decided to leave their Parisian life behind to join them. Her little sister provides communication and graphics, her grandmother is put to work to provide delicious homemade jams that can be enjoyed at breakfast… As you would find at home, there are board games scattered in the living rooms of the hotel, and you can enjoy the rainy afternoons by relaxing as a family by the fire or in the bar facing the pier around a chaotic part of Yams.
For comfortable and family-friendly rooms: most of the hotel’s 25 rooms can accommodate a supplementary kids bed. Ideal when you stay with family in summer? Opt for one of the rooms on the ground floor, which overlook the pool: each has an outdoor area as a private garden, perfect for stays with children. Another advantage of the hotel: its absolute serenity because to its rooms are well isolated from each other. Émilie and Vincent took special care in choosing the decor, elegant and offbeat (like the collection of snowballs in the lobby), and made sure that each room was very welcoming.
For the little things like the beautiful spa Nuxe: (and the Nuxe products available in the bathrooms, a true pleasure each morning), absolutely delicious breakfasts (with fresh fruits, homemade cakes, fresh yogurt, regional deli meats and cheeses, hot pancakes…), its pool that has a view of the medieval castle of Noirmoutier or its ideal location, just minutes from the beaches, the market or shops in the city center.
A hotel ideal for…
… families looking for comfort, who like to enjoy quality service in an atmosphere that is very caring towards young children.
Hôtel Général d’Elbée
2, place d’Armes
1, quai Cassard
Checklist :crib, kid’s bed, baby bath, high chair, bikes available for rental (with child seat or trailer), pool and water wings, microwave available to warm baby bottles…
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Prices & reservations
Starting at 110 euros for a double room, starting at 220 euros for a suite or family room.
Reservations at www.generaldelbee.fr
Translation: Ashley Griffin
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