Went for a one night stay and to spend two days in Royan. The hotel is very charming with nice sea view rooms. The view is of Pontaillac beach and not the main beaches at Royan. Pontaillac is a little suburb of Royan. It is a fair walk from Royan town centre - half an hour of hoofing along the main road or longer if you take the coast route. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. The room was small but the balcony was large and overlooked the main surf beach where we could watch the surfers till dark. A nice swimming beach or good for sunbathing/walking. Pontaillac has some lovely restaurants. Most were open even in October. All price ranges of restaurants and a few bars.
Casino de Royan is great - not snooty but rather dated. Lots of slot machines and a few tables to play. It was quiet when we went and we really enjoyed it! Staff were welcoming and we used our free cocktail vouchers from the hotel. The cocktails were very good! All in all Pontaillac has more charm than Royan for an out of season break. The hotel bathroom was very small but the shower was very powerful and refreshing. Breakfast was very generous. One downside - the bed was like concrete and we both woke up feeling sore from that - pity!More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking