Port-Goulphar (Belle-Ile-en-Mer) 56360 Bangor − France
Overlooking the high seas, and surrounded by a perfectly preserved, natural landscape the Castel Clara Thalassotherapy Centre & Spa offers unique stays in an extraordinary setting. Blending its characteristic luxury, style and hospitality, this Relais & Chateaux Hotel also features a thalassotherapy treatment centre and a spa, offering you the chance to maximise the health benefits of the coastal environment.
A philosophy of well-being
Built in the 1960s and 70s, the long, white buildings with their slate roofs overhang the wild coastline of Belle Île and small port of Goulphar, a long-term inspiration for Claude Monet when staying on Belle-Île. The rooms’ soft, harmonious colour tones fit perfectly with the location’s exceptional peace and quiet.
Castel Clara is first and foremost a “Maison” – a house where guests are welcomed with hospitality, and in which human capital is the greatest wealth of all. The team that makes up the property is passionately committed to providing exceptional customer service to guests who are seeking a unique experience of health and wellbeing.
Where the ocean permeates everything
An island where people take the time to live their lives: it offers the chance to get away from it all at the end of the world, combined with a temperate, maritime climate. It’s an ideal location to relax as a couple, family, or group at any time of year – as well as being a great venue to organise a seminar.
Will you be coming to make the most of the spa? For thalassotherapy? To enjoy the idyllic setting, allowing you to immerse yourself in the untamed nature? Will it be to savour the sophisticated, inventive cuisine? Or will you simply take advantage of the magical, fresh and salty atmosphere that delighted legends such as the painter, Claude Monet, the writer, Gustave Flaubert, and actresses Sarah Bernhardt and Arletty?
Relaxation area provided for hotel guests (indoor swimming pool heated to 28°, sauna and Jacuzzi)
Thalassotherapy seawater treatment facility and & Spa covering 1200 m²
A shop selling cosmetics, clothes, and swimwear
Fitness room with a personal trainer on request
Outdoor saltwater swimming pool, heated to 26° from mid-April until September)
Left luggage storage
Free Wi-Fi in rooms and common areas
Concierge facility for restaurant bookings, boat tickets, shows and events
Free baby package: crib, bottle warmer, changing mat, baby bath, and baby-friendly food (by prior order)
24-hour, bilingual (French and English) reception with newspapers, magazines, postal service, fax and photocopy service
Dry cleaning and laundry services
Pets welcome subject to conditions
Free shuttle between the port and hotel (with reservation)
Car and bicycle hire from the hotel
Partnership arrangement with a taxi service
Two restaurants (fine dining and seafood buffet) and a bar with a panoramic terrace)
Room service from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. and snacks served on the terrace during high season
An elegant, south-facing guest room from 26 to 32 square metres, with idyllic views over Goulphar Cove and the wild coastline of Belle-Île. A large bay window, terrace or balcony opening onto the sea air, with the luxury of light and the endless horizon.
These spacious rooms, ranging in size from 30 to 38 square metres, offer the same qualities as the Ocean Rooms but with two large bay windows and a large dressing area.
Lovely, south-facing 45 square-metre corner suites. The space is decorated in tones that are inspired by the ocean, and contain a living are as well as a separate, adjoining room to allow you to receive guests or work.
Large bay windows open onto balconies or terraces, allowing you to admire the continuous show that the ocean provides.
This unusual, 62 square metre, south-facing duplex suites are located on the top floor, with decoration that blends perfectly with the unique light of Belle-Île. Office space is available an extension to the room, as well as a large, separate dressing area.
On the mezzanine floor, a second bedroom is provided, making these rooms ideal for family groups and friends visiting the island.
Finally, a large bay window opens onto a pleasant terrace with views of the ocean and the surrounding natural environment.
These large, 60 square-metre corner suites all face the south. The white woodwork blends with the beige fabrics, while the turquoise blue harmoniously completes the overall picture, completing the relaxing effect. A large living and working area allows you to relax or work in comfort, while the vast, bright bathroom is the ultimate place to relax. A centrally-located bathtub faces a large rain shower, while the large terrace, complete with deckchairs allows you to make the most of the sea spray as well as the exceptional views that are on offer.
This 37-square metre duplex bedroom consists of two independent sleeping spaces to ensure privacy for parents and children alike. The children’s room is located on the mezzanine floor, and is accessed via a staircase.
A large bay window opens onto the pleasant terrace, allowing you to admire the views of the rugged coastline and the ocean that extend as far as the eye can see.
These pretty rooms, which range in size from 21 to 26 square metres, offer views over the gardens, the lighthouse, or the hotel’s courtyards, as well as the surrounding natural landscape.
These comfortable, 32-square-metre rooms offer views over the hotel’s courtyards or gardens as well as the surrounding natural environment.
These oversized rooms, which range in size from 36 to 45 square metres, feature a separate living area and offer relaxing views over the hotel’s courtyards or gardens.
A fully fledged category of its own, with a total area of 50 square metres, consisting of two independent sleeping areas, ensuring the privacy of parents and children alike. Some rooms feature two bathrooms or shower rooms.
These rooms offer views over the hotel’s courtyards or gardens as well as the surrounding natural environment.
A world of gentle relaxation The Castel Clara Thalassotherapy
Thalassotherapy is essential to the concept behind the Castel Clara and is entirely appropriate for the property’s coastal location. That is why we offer modern, fully equipped facilities, high-quality treatments and cures adapted to suit your requirements, from fitness training through to the Sliming and Oxygen curative therapy.
After making contact with our particularly attentive and available team of staff, you’ll be fully supported with no restrictions whatsoever in order to maximise the relaxing effect of your stay and to achieve immediate, beneficial results.
You’ll also enjoy state-of-the-art equipment (including a 15-metre seawater immersion pool, swan neck jets, and underwater jets) in a setting designed to promote a warm, zen-like atmosphere that overlooks the infinite expanse of the ocean.
A unique feature of the Castel Clara is that each cure includes a daily massage.
A healthy body for a happy mind The Clara Spa
The Sothys range: experience everything they have to offer!
Sothys has been a preferred partner of beauty institutes and spas for over 60 years, and cultivates a universe that’s full of sensuality and emotion for the ultimate in sophistication. This legendary brand is synonymous with excellence and prestige, and has worked alongside the Castel Clara since 2011.
Belle-Île-en-Mer Cosmétiques®: the riches of the deep reveal your beautyBelle-Île-en-Mer has inspired a prestigious laboratory, based in Brest, to perfect their latest cosmetics formulas using active ingredients from the sea.
The Belle-Île-en-Mer Cosmétiques label offers its innovations in the form of a range of novel yet effective treatments to be used throughout your stay and after your return home..
Lapex: your slimming partner
The Castel Clara has chosen LAPEX slimming technology for an innovative, natural treatment to combat cellulite in a risk-free way to achieve recognised results.
Enjoy our wide range of massages to encourage health, wellbeing and relaxation – unless you prefer them to be more strenuous and therapeutic! The Castel Clara also offers circulatory and draining massages as well as sliming and toning massage treatments.
Facial treatments, body treatments, naturopathy, yoga, Ericksonian hypnosis or personal training and coaching: the Clara Spa deploys all its experience to offer truly exceptional treatments.
Make the most of the Castel Clara and organise your conferences or business meetings in a unique setting.
Successful events require a strategic approach, so make use of the wide range of services on offer and Belle-Île-en-Mer will welcome you with open arms.
Your business appointments: a listening approach and a tailored response
Because youth requirements are specific to you, you’ll benefit from a dedicated point of contact who will listen to your needs and handle the organisation of your meeting from beginning to end.
From the meeting room through to meals, from activities through to hardware, we’ll take care of everything, down to the smallest detail.
We can also organise the journey, including train or bus connections, then the boat to reach our property.
A union of the land and the sea Le 180°
Our chef, Olivier Colin, invites you to discover his creative, delicious cuisine, inspired by the finest products of the season.
Embark on a voyage of culinary discovery on board Le 180°, without ever leaving the restaurant! Our fine dining restaurant sets its course due south, with the compass set at 180 degrees, and Oliver Colin’s cooking blends the treasures of the ocean with the island’s finest produce, all combined with a panoramic, 180-degree view over the Atlantic Ocean and the rugged coastline of this stunningly beautiful island.
An amazing sensory voyage made possible by our executive chef, Christophe Hardouin, who is always at the helm, coordinating the work in the kitchen and allowing each culinary talent to be expressed to the full.
Food is served by a young, dynamic front-of-house team led by Anthony Boisnard, while the menu combines wonderfully well with an outstanding wine list that features a selection of nearly 700 wines.
Sumptuous treats in a friendly setting Café Clara
Café Clara offers one of the most beautiful views on all of Belle-Île, a seemingly weightless view over the ocean and the rugged coastline, while the menu features healthy, casual dining with a buffet of seafood and local produce as its centrepiece.
To help you relax La Terrasse & Room Service
La Terrasse: this timeless restaurant at the side of the heated pool overlooks the ocean and welcomes you each afternoon during the peak season (from June to September). Regional produce is given pride of place, being served as dishes where freshness and generous portions come as standard.
Room service offers you a varied menu that will satisfy our most demanding guests, from breakfast service, to snacks or even a full dinner service in the peace and quiet of your room..
La Terrasse, enjoy a drink against a magical backdrop
La Terrasse welcomes you from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. each day, offering light, simple and refreshing food and drinks.
The bar is open daily from 10 a.m. until 11 pm.
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