10 hotels to get away from the season


The summer holidays are over, but the sunny days are pushing us to still want to get away from it all. Fewer tourists, lower prices, warmer temperatures … the Indian summer is ideal for a last trip alone, with two or with friends! The editorial staff makes things easier for you by offering you its selection of 10 superb hotels, from the Hôtels & Préférence chain, to get away from it all out of season. France, Spain, Germany and even Bali … ultimately, the most difficult will be to choose! Ready? We take you …

1 – Le Balquisse Heritage Hotel in Bali, Indonesia

Your desires of escape will be fulfilled with this nugget nestled in the heart of Jimbaran, in a coconut grove. This charming hotel is a 60s house completely renovated in the Balinese spirit, with a touch of luxury. You benefit from a intimate room, carefully decorated and open to nature. The Balquisse Heritage Hotel is also equipped with a restaurant, bar / lounge, outdoor swimming pool, spa and many other surprises perfect for an off-season getaway.

Nearby: the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, the traditional fish market and the uluwatu temple. Located in the heart of Jimbaran, a free shuttle takes you to the beach from the hotel. Ideal during the dry season. What more ?

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2 – The Tiara Château Hôtel Mont Royal Chantilly in Chantilly, in Hauts-de-France

And if we recommend it to you, it is not by chance! From September 17 to 20, 2021, a breathtaking sound and light show will be held at the Château de Chantilly… Or, 13 minutes from the hotel! Located just 45 minutes from Paris, the Tiara Château Hôtel Mont Royal Chantilly combines luxury and refinement, in the heart of a 5 hectare park where we overlook the entire Chantilly forest.

Immerse yourself in the splendor of yesteryear while enjoying its Louis XV and Louis XVI decoration and enjoying a cocktail at the bar / lounge. You can also enjoy refined dishes in its gourmet restaurant recommended by Gault & Millau. Nearby, you can take a walk in the castle park, visit the living horse museum in Chantilly or, fill up on thrills at Parc Astérix which is only a few kilometers away.

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3 – The H10 Urquinaona Plaza hotel in Barcelona, ​​Spain

Located a 5-minute walk from Barcelona’s famous Ramblas, this magnificent 4-star hotel boasts a chic and contemporary decoration. It is of course equipped with a bar / lounge, swimming pool, restaurant and multiple services that are timely when you want to disconnect and recharge your batteries.

Nearby: the Catalan Music Palace, the Sainte-Eulalie cathedral or the famous casa Batlló. We advise you of course to get lost in the streets of Barcelona, ​​to discover the port at the end of the Ramblas or even, the covered market where you can taste local specialties.

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4 – Le Mas de la Fouque in Sainte-Maries-de-la-Mer, in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

What if you took advantage of a few days in the heart of the Camargue regional park ? Le Mas de la Fouque is located 2 km from deserted beaches. Completely redone in 2012, the rooms offer us a extraordinary view of the wildlife: white and black swans, wild ducks, Camargue horses… And who knows, maybe you will see flamingos flying over the hotel.

Each room has a unique, uncluttered decoration and a terrace with a view of the ponds or the swimming pool. A unique setting, out of time, a holiday home where you feel good and where you benefit from equipment such as a heated outdoor swimming pool, restaurant recommended by Gault & Millau, jacuzzi, gym, sauna, pétanque court, bicycle and even helipad. The hardest part will be getting home!

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5 – The Aston La Scala Hotel in Nice, in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Want to take a little tour of the Niçoise coast? We recommend this magnificent hotel with its rooms and suites facing south. You will enjoy a exclusive panorama over the old town of Nice and the promenade du Paillon. Also at your disposal: the hotel’s brand new bar, the Aston Club, where you can taste signature cocktails in a jazz, blues and soul atmosphere. You will also discover the new rooftop of the hotel which houses the Moon bar (panoramic view of the Mediterranean) and his swimming pool.

Activities side: visit the historic town, the Castle Hill or the Masséna museum and the Lascaris Palace.


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6 – The Atalante Relais Thalasso & Spa Hotel in Sainte-Marie-de-Ré, in New Aquitaine

What if you treat yourself to a getaway on the Ile de Ré? This beautiful establishment is all about “well-being attitude“to recharge your batteries. And above all, enjoy the ocean and the nearby vineyards. A paradise that unfolds on 5 hectares privatized. Taste the integrated thalassotherapy center and rest in the cozy rooms of the hotel.

And in the evening, you will enjoy dinner in one of the hotel’s two restaurants. Fresh as the dew, you will be able the next morning discover Ile de Ré by bike or even navigate around Fort Boyard.

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7 – The Grand Hôtel Le Touquet in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, in Hauts-de-France

Located on the bay of La Canche, the hotel offers a service combining charm, space and comfort. You will also benefit from a spa and exceptional treatments, of a heated swimming pool and a wellness area allowing to take care of oneself. The two new hotel restaurants are also at your disposal. On the menu ? Bistronomic meal at Baya or gastronomic, at Boko Baya. The local products are of course in the spotlight.

Do not leave without having done a little shopping in the city center of Le Touquet. feel free to visit the equestrian center and its racecourse. And above all, take advantage of the wild beauty of the Canche bay.

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8 – The Ermitage 4 * Evian Resort hotel in Evian-Les-Bains, in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Located just above Lake Geneva, this magnificent building was completely renovated in 2010 and offers us a intimate and refined atmosphere. Nature is very present and we will be able to appreciate it by playing famous 18-hole golf course and its breathtaking view of the lake. You also benefit from 2 restaurants with fine and authentic cuisine and Kid’s Resort who welcomes and takes care of your children.

Before leaving, do not forget to make a cruise on Lake Geneva, a Mont-Blanc helicopter tour or to cross the border to taste a real Swiss fondue ! Delicious program in perspective …

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9 – The Priory of Boulogne in Tour-en-Sologne, in Center-Val de Loire

Want to recharge your batteries in a calm, authentic place in the heart of nature ? Located in the center of the Boulogne forest, at the gates of Chambord and its castle listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this 4 * hotel makes you discover a Franco-Japanese gastronomy in the new hotel restaurant.

All around, many activities are available. Borrow the hotel’s bikes to explore all the little paths around. Leave earth for a short balloon ride or even visit the châteaux of Chambord and Cheverny.

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10 – The Schiller5 Hotel in Munich, Germany

We finish our overview of the hotels where to take a little relaxing break with this 4 * residence, ideal for a charming weekend in sparkling Munich. Very original, the hotel is inspired by one of the greatest German intellectuals. You will be able to walk to the Marienplatz, in the heart of the city. Visit the Cathedral of Our Lady of Munich. Or, stroll in the English garden, the largest park in Europe!

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For any questions about these exceptional hotels or to book the one of your dreams, Anne from the Hôtels & Préférence concierge, remains at your disposal. You can contact her by phone at +33 (0) 1 78 94 90 44 or by email ap@hotelspreference.com.

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