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Les Hortensias Du Lac

The First Luxury Surf Hotel in Hossegor!

In the heart of the Landes, steps away from some of the best surf spots in Europe, Les Hortensias du Lac, built in the ’50s, is an iconic building in Hossegor’s history, classified and protected as “Monument de caractère”.

The resort is located on Hossegor interior lake, a true jewel of the Landes region. The hotel is just 500m from La Graviere beach, one of the best beach breaks in the world!

The Resort

An iconic figure of the seaside resort of Hossegor, Les Hortensias du Lac hotel is located on the western shore of the marine lake, in the shade of the pine trees of Les Landes. The hotel is a short walk away from the endless beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Les Hortensias Du Lac mixes Art Deco heritage and surf culture through the values ​​and unique atmosphere of the Les Domaines de Fontenille collection. The resort has 25 rooms and suites, a 450m2 mineral organic spa, an outside and heated 80sqm swimming pool, a restaurant overlooking the lake with a large terrace and a bar, a seminar room, and a fitness room.

La Cabane des Estagnots, less than 2 km from the resort, is one of the most famous “cabins” on the Landes coast and it is the ideal place for a relaxing break at any time of the day facing the ocean.

Waves at Les Hortensias Du Lac

Hossegor surf is the epicentre of the 230km coastline called the Côte d’Argent, the longest uninterrupted stretch of sandy beach in Europe. Hossegor is the land of the epic beach breaks: the exceptionally powerful, hollow, and perfect world-class waves have attracted the world’s best competitive surfers.

September to November is arguably the best time of year to surf in Hossegor. The water is warm from the summer, the waves are starting to pick up in size and the crowds are low. This is when the WSL Quik Pro France is held and there’s always a good vibe in town. From December to April you can expect big heavy barrels and powerful spring tides, suitable for advanced surfers looking to score! Families and total beginners will find plenty of fun waves from May to August: the summer months surf is more relaxed even if more crowded. The certified coaches of Las Hortensias du Lac will pick you up at the hotel to make you discover the sensations of surfing and improve your skills!

Why We Love Les Hortensias Du Lac

The outstanding location on Hossegor marine lake, true jewel of Landes!

The world-class La Graviere beach break is steps away from the resort!

The mentor of the gastronomy for les Domaines de Fontenille’s group is Eric Frechon, multi starred chef and “Meilleur Ouvrier de France”.

Ready to surf in France?

Accommodation

At Les Hortensias, most of the rooms open onto the marine lake. The seaside Landes-style interior retains a laid-back feel similar to the surf hotels of the Hamptons in the United States.

The hotel counts with 19 rooms, 3 junior suites and 3 suites. Connected and duplex rooms are the perfect option for families.

The rooms are spacious and cosy and go from 30sqm to 65 sqm. All rooms have bathrooms with showers & bathtub.

Pets are welcomed at the resort.

The Cuisine

The Hortensias restaurant overlooks Lake Hossegor and proposes land-sea cuisine reflecting the gastronomic heritage of Landes area. Chef Philippe Moreno offers cuisine based on seafood and planchas. Local sourcing, respect for the seasons, sustainable development and permanent renewal are essential.

The Lake Beach House offers a more contemporary and laid-back atmosphere and a unique view of the marine lake of Hossegor.

The Cabane des Estagnots is the perfect place for an aperitif facing the sunset. A true place of life, feet in the sand, it offers cuisine that highlights the typical dishes of the region with a menu that changes every day.  A wide choice of cocktails and wines is also available.

Activities

The lake and the ocean offer a multitude of possibilities to experience unique moments as close as possible to nature. Take a sunrise walk around the lake, join a yoga class, discover the lake by SUP or sails into the open sea from Capbreton guided by a skipper. Have a tour of Landes forests with a picnic lunch prepared by our executive chef, explore the Capbreton fish market, learn how to cook a local pastry or go shopping in the centre of Hossegor.

Wellness

The 450 sqm L.A. Bruket organic SPA offers a unique view of Hossegor marine lake and the treatments are made with therapeutic properties of the sea for a rich and unique experience in Hossegor, using Swedish organic and natural products. In addition to the infinity pool overlooking the lake, the Hortensias’ spa was designed as an extension of the basin landscape. It combines blond stones, light woods, and sand-colored ceramics. It offers a wide range of treatments for a rich and unique experience in Hossegor: massage rooms, sauna and cold bath, whirlpool, outdoor Nordic bath, hammam, rest room and herbal tea room.

Golf

Thanks to the partnership with the very popular golf courses of Hossegor and Seignosse, the guests at Les Hortensias Du Lac have the possibility of obtaining a priority green fee for some of the best golf clubs in France.

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Les Hortensias Du Lac

The First Luxury Surf Hotel in Hossegor!

In the heart of the Landes, steps away from some of the best surf spots in Europe, Les Hortensias du Lac, built in the ’50s, is an iconic building in Hossegor’s history, classified and protected as “Monument de caractère”.

The resort is located on Hossegor interior lake, a true jewel of the Landes region. The hotel is just 500m from La Graviere beach, one of the best beach breaks in the world!

The Resort

An iconic figure of the seaside resort of Hossegor, Les Hortensias du Lac hotel is located on the western shore of the marine lake, in the shade of the pine trees of Les Landes. The hotel is a short walk away from the endless beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Les Hortensias Du Lac mixes Art Deco heritage and surf culture through the values ​​and unique atmosphere of the Les Domaines de Fontenille collection. The resort has 25 rooms and suites, a 450m2 mineral organic spa, an outside and heated 80sqm swimming pool, a restaurant overlooking the lake with a large terrace and a bar, a seminar room, and a fitness room.

La Cabane des Estagnots, less than 2 km from the resort, is one of the most famous “cabins” on the Landes coast and it is the ideal place for a relaxing break at any time of the day facing the ocean.

Waves at Les Hortensias Du Lac

Hossegor surf is the epicentre of the 230km coastline called the Côte d’Argent, the longest uninterrupted stretch of sandy beach in Europe. Hossegor is the land of the epic beach breaks: the exceptionally powerful, hollow, and perfect world-class waves have attracted the world’s best competitive surfers.

September to November is arguably the best time of year to surf in Hossegor. The water is warm from the summer, the waves are starting to pick up in size and the crowds are low. This is when the WSL Quik Pro France is held and there’s always a good vibe in town. From December to April you can expect big heavy barrels and powerful spring tides, suitable for advanced surfers looking to score! Families and total beginners will find plenty of fun waves from May to August: the summer months surf is more relaxed even if more crowded. The certified coaches of Las Hortensias du Lac will pick you up at the hotel to make you discover the sensations of surfing and improve your skills!

Why We Love Les Hortensias Du Lac

The outstanding location on Hossegor marine lake, true jewel of Landes!

The world-class La Graviere beach break is steps away from the resort!

The mentor of the gastronomy for les Domaines de Fontenille’s group is Eric Frechon, multi starred chef and “Meilleur Ouvrier de France”.

Ready to surf in France?

Accommodation

At Les Hortensias, most of the rooms open onto the marine lake. The seaside Landes-style interior retains a laid-back feel similar to the surf hotels of the Hamptons in the United States.

The hotel counts with 19 rooms, 3 junior suites and 3 suites. Connected and duplex rooms are the perfect option for families.

The rooms are spacious and cosy and go from 30sqm to 65 sqm. All rooms have bathrooms with showers & bathtub.

Pets are welcomed at the resort.

The Cuisine

The Hortensias restaurant overlooks Lake Hossegor and proposes land-sea cuisine reflecting the gastronomic heritage of Landes area. Chef Philippe Moreno offers cuisine based on seafood and planchas. Local sourcing, respect for the seasons, sustainable development and permanent renewal are essential.

The Lake Beach House offers a more contemporary and laid-back atmosphere and a unique view of the marine lake of Hossegor.

The Cabane des Estagnots is the perfect place for an aperitif facing the sunset. A true place of life, feet in the sand, it offers cuisine that highlights the typical dishes of the region with a menu that changes every day.  A wide choice of cocktails and wines is also available.

Activities

The lake and the ocean offer a multitude of possibilities to experience unique moments as close as possible to nature. Take a sunrise walk around the lake, join a yoga class, discover the lake by SUP or sails into the open sea from Capbreton guided by a skipper. Have a tour of Landes forests with a picnic lunch prepared by our executive chef, explore the Capbreton fish market, learn how to cook a local pastry or go shopping in the centre of Hossegor.

Wellness

The 450 sqm L.A. Bruket organic SPA offers a unique view of Hossegor marine lake and the treatments are made with therapeutic properties of the sea for a rich and unique experience in Hossegor, using Swedish organic and natural products. In addition to the infinity pool overlooking the lake, the Hortensias’ spa was designed as an extension of the basin landscape. It combines blond stones, light woods, and sand-colored ceramics. It offers a wide range of treatments for a rich and unique experience in Hossegor: massage rooms, sauna and cold bath, whirlpool, outdoor Nordic bath, hammam, rest room and herbal tea room.

Golf

Thanks to the partnership with the very popular golf courses of Hossegor and Seignosse, the guests at Les Hortensias Du Lac have the possibility of obtaining a priority green fee for some of the best golf clubs in France.

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Customer Reviews

Justin West 19/04/2022

TrustPilot
I run surf coaching trips to perfect, uncrowded waves and I relied on the AWAVE team to deliver for my clients a month long boat trip to the Maldives. We had great waves on an absolutley 5* boat called North Seven which I REALLY recommend you enquire about.

I was dubious at first as a few boats were changed, in for repair but James assured me correctly this was a usual thing and they would endevour to find us the very best replacement (which they did). North Seven was so new we were the third guests but the crew were super experienced and could not have given us a better service. Captain Usmaan, the Chef great food, Hasan and Azim our surf boat operators could not have worked any harder and always had a smile even after the 50th request to speed us to the line up or spend four hours cruising looking or waves.

AWAVE team were always on hand to answer any fears and smooth out any worries. The payment system using Revolut was super easy.

We did have a few hiccups with the local airlines which was resolved and partly our fault (as for a month trip we took alot of surfboards and in some cases were over weight).

Take the fear out of booking and especially group bookings by using the AWAVE team. Justin West Coaching recommended.

Alex J. Zalewski II 12/11/20

Trustpilot
These guys are the BEST! Massively knowledgeable, fun and absolute shredders. I approached them asking for a UK winter getaway somewhere in the Indian Ocean and they suggested the perfect place, awesome setup with the beach a short stroll from my accommodation with 3 sick waves breaking over reefs to chose from. Real life doesn’t get much better than this. I also popped my barrel cherry in a big way on this trip so it was a truely memorable one. James also somehow wangled a boat charter to some super remote islands where we scored epic surf and landed some massive fish. James’ broken Indonesian language skills will get you places. Thanks again guys you rock.

Christine Losser 04/27/21

Trustpilot
James was very helpful and always there to answer all the questions. I will definitely book again with him!

Mark Carless 05/11/21

Trustpilot
James is a super knowledgeable surfer with a great ability to match any trip requirements to the right locations. He has arranged several trips for me and my friends in France, Morocco and more recently Indonesia. Awave have a great knowledge of all the surf spots and will go the extra mile to make sure your trip is all set up. With limited time to do this myself their service was invaluable.

Andrea Gomez 05/19/21

Trustpilot
Giuliana has been amazing to work with!! She was always available and answered all my questions. Thank you for all your help! We can't wait for our trip!

Adam 05/23/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service from start to finish from James and his team. After having several ‘self organised’ trips to Asia end with only a handful of good surf days I decided this time to use Awave in hope of maximising my valuable holiday time. James custom built a trip for me and my friends tailored for our abilities and requirements. There were no days wasted waiting for transfers as he organised it all from the airport to the beach. We scored pretty much every day whilst also having a surf trip that had that ‘off the beaten track’ feel we wanted. To round it off there was also a secret boat trip in the end where we surfed an awesome spot just us...Unforgettable. Will be using again.

Micio Pardo 07/13/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service and support from Giulia during our trip. During a self organised trip to Maldives, we ended up in a sketchy situation: the hotel was far from the described plus the owner 'forgot' to mention that the whole island was in lockdown for a covid emergency. I quickly realized that I would need support and the best in class. That's when I decided to use Awave! Giulia answered reactively and custom built several solutions for me and my girlfriend, based on what feasible, our budget and surfing preferences!! No other words needed. Thanks Giulia, we'll be in touch again!

Caroline 07/18/21

Trustpilot
A wave travel were great! They helped me organize my trip to Sumatra. I would definitely book with them again!

Harry Vargas 07/19/21

Trustpilot
My friends and I recently went on a trip to the Maldives. We booked a week on the Hudhuranfushi resort which was amazing! The staff was very welcoming, flawless facilities and tasty food. One day our surf guide Ryan caught a fish and made some sashimi on the spot! I think that was pretty thoughtful! Awave agency really made sure all our needs where met as we where a big group of friends. A very personal approach and clear communication. Epic surf, great service, memories of a lifetime! I highly recommend traveling with Awave!

A. Laprell 09/03/21

Trustpilot
I had just arrived in Bali when the whole of Indonesia went into lockdown again. Despite travel restrictions such as mandatory vaccination and PCR tests, flight cancellations and even the fast ferries to the Mentawis being cancelled, Giulia tried everything to get me there. It was a hell of a trip to get there but totally worth it.

I scored pristine and empty Mentawis. The resort was affordable yet very luxurious given the remoteness. And with their great surf guide and their boat, I scored amazing empty waves!
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