We booked a full package including ferry travel with Brittany Ferries as it worked out cheaper than dealing direct with P&V.
When you're trying to find the property, keep along the main St. Nazaire road & take the turn for road No. 171 & follow the signs... it will take you to the complex much quicker than getting lost in the centre of La Baule (trust me on this!!). If you arrive on a Sunday morning, 99% of all supermarkets are closed, but there is a Shopi open in the centre of La Guerande from 9-12 so you can stock up on essentials.
The complex itself is set in a gorgeous landscaped park, surrounded by mature trees & planting, with plenty of car parking available (all payable... no free parking on site). We were in Le Pins block which is also where the Reception area is located & very close to the pedestrian access gates. Our 1 bed apartment was clean & very comfortable, equipped with everything you need for your stay incl. a cleaning kit with dishwater tablets, teatowels etc., with a balcony overlooking the central green area. Your apartment is NOT serviced during your stay & you must clean the kitchen area & all crockery before you leave, so bear this in mind re. sheets & towels etc. There is a self-service laundry in one of the other blocks (€6 for washing machine incl. detergent & €3 for the tumbledryer).
There are two large pools & a kids splash pool - the lower pool is heated to about 24 degrees & the other one to 18-19. There's plenty of sun loungers & mats, and some umbrellas, all free of charge.
You're located between La Baule & Pornichet - a good 20 minutes walk to either along the lovely seafront, so we rented bikes at reception to get us around in the evening. Pornichet was more laid back with a few nice bars for watching "Le Rugby" - especially La Terrasse opposite the train station - also a good few nice restaurants close by incl. the Thai & Italian places.
Within walking distance is the Pen Duick Bar/Creperie, a few beach bars and a gorgeous restaurant called La Grain de Folie towards Pornichet.
We had a fantastic holiday (good weather always helps!!) and would love to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The setting of the residence amongst a gorgeous landscaped park covered with pine trees and plants. Seaside style villas just 300m from the long sandy beach - known as "the most romantic beach of Europe". Activities for all the family including a kid's play area and bike hire for adventuring. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Goelia Residence Royal Park France/La-Baule-Escoublac