Le Grand Hôtel de la Plage***

195 Avenue de Pontaillac, 17200 Royan, France
+33 (0)5 46 02 55 72 +33 (0)7 83 20 40 87


Overlooking the sea, the Grand Hôtel de la Plage, is a charming 1930s apartment hotel. Situated on a magical site in Royan, the hotel offers outstanding views over Pontaillac Bay with the Cordouan lighthouse on the horizon.

The Grand Hôtel de la Plage has 40 rooms, all of which are spacious and comfortable, some with a sea view. All the rooms are equipped with flat-screen television and there is free access to the Canal + television channels.

The Grand Hôtel de la Plage is an ideal place for combining leisure, work and relaxation. There are two meeting rooms lit by daylight and with a sea view. An underground parking is available, it must booked with the reception.


Reception opening times :
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Your accomadotion is available from 2pm, check-out 11am.

Languages spoken at the reception: English, Spanish

Children's corner : Breakfast offered for children under 4 and  50% reduction for children between 4 and 12 years. Baby cot available free of charge according to availability.
A highchair, a bed baby, bathtub, warms feeding-bottle, changing mat are available for free. For inquiries, please contact reception.

Mandatory local tax : 1.65€ per night and per adult. To be paid directly to the hotel.

In our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) you’ll find the answers to the questions most often asked by our clients. The topics covered are: the establishment and its services, the accommodation, accessibility, meals, security and payment.

Click here to access the hotel’s FAQ

Elevator Yes
Payment card accepted Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Holidays vouchers, cheques refused
Luggage storage room Yes
Bar Mini-bar in all rooms
Ironing equipment On loan at the reception
Pets 10€ night, 35€ week, 70€ month
Press service Newspapers available at the reception

Michaël GUIGNARD, site director

Hotel services

Paid parking
Meeting rooms
Canal +
By car:
A10 Motorway, exit Royan.

By taxi:
Approximate cost of a taxi from the Grand Hotel de la Plage to:
- Royan train station: 8€
- Bordeaux Airport: 210€ on day

By train :
Local SNCF Royan Railway station is 2 km from the hotel.

By plane:
La Rochelle Airport is 80 km away and the Bordeau-Merignac Aiport, 150 Km.

Location (GPS data): Longitude: -1.0512 / Latitude: 45.626954
For more informations, look on the maps above
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The Grand Hôtel de la Plage offers 41 spacious rooms spread out over three floors, some of them have sea views.

The rooms are very comfortable and all have a desk, a telephone, a flat screen television with Canal+, a private bathroom with hairdryer and a courtesy platter.


Room for 2 persons with city view

Detailed description : Room of 20 sqm in size with Queen-size bed or 2 single twin beds and bathroom (bath or shower) with independent toilets. Free Wi-Fi and Canal+ satellite channels and welcome tray.
Number of adults : 2
Surface : 20 m²

Room for 2 persons with Sea View

Detailed description : Room of 25 sqm in size with ocean view, equipped with Queen-size bed and bathroom with bath and independent toilets, free Wi-Fi and Canal+ satellite channels, and welcome tray.
Number of adults : 2
Surface : 25 m²
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The Grand hôtel de la Plage has a breakfast area.

To have lunch or have dinner, see our recommended places for discover our restaurants, within walking distance.

CERISE offers
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The Grand Hôtel de la Plage offers a breakfast everyday. It's served every morning between 7.30am and 10am on weekdays and between 8.00am and 10.30am on weekend and holidays.

Buffet breakfast : croissant, bread (baguettes, multi-grain, rustic), fruit cake, biscuits, bread, dried fruits, cheeses, fresh fruit salad, egg, sausage, fresh fruit, mini sweet crepes, cereals, jams, honey, butter, chocolate powder, sugar.
Hot drinks : Chocolate, tea, coffee, milk.


Bars and restaurants Casino Barrière in Royan

Depuis la salle panoramique du restaurant, vous savourerez votre repas en admirant la vue imprenable. Découvrez le Menu Ponta du restaurant l'Atlantic en téléchargeant la carte, au tarif exceptionnel de 28.60€. 

2, esplanade de Pontaillac 17200 ROYAN - 05 46 39 03 31

Ponta Menu CASINO Royan
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The Grand Hôtel de la Plage has two Seminar rooms that are lit by daylight and have a sea view.
Equipment available: Television, paper board, paper and pens. Free Internet connection.
For a supplement: Screen, video projector, DVD player.

The hotel offers breaks in the morning and afternoon (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, orange juice, pastries, desserts, etc.).

Talk to us about your projects and we’ll send you a personal quotation.
CERISE offers

Seminar room no. 1

Lit by daylight, the seminar room no. 1 is 46m² and can take up to 40 people depending on the chosen layout:
  • U-shaped layout: 16 people
  • Theatre layout: 35 people
  • School layout: 10 people
  • Cocktail layout: 40 people

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Seminar room no. 2

Lit by daylight, seminar room no. 2 is 70m² and can take up to 80 people depending on the chosen layout:
  • U-shaped layout: 36 people
  • Theatre layout: 60 people
  • School layout: 20 people
  • Cocktail layout: 80 people

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Royonnais country offers spectacular countryside the Gironde and the Seudre and the Atlantic Ocean offers a variety of captivating landscapes. Nearby to the hotel you will find many activities: Trekking on trails on foot or on a bike, boat trips to discover the Estuary, The Island of Aix, the forts, thalassotherapy cures and the Casino.

For more information
Royan Tourist Office

CERISE offers

Royan Casino

The Royan Casino, 200m from Grand Hotel de la Plage, located in the heart of the tourist district of Pontaillac, is a real invitation for pleasure. You will find a large choice of entertainment and gambling. Other popular entertainment, dinner concerts and shows at the Atlantic Restaurant or the lounge Bar and its lively evenings!

Enjoys reductions on Casino's menu. More informations at the reception.


La Palmyre Zoo

In the heart of the Beauty Coast and the beaches of Charente-Maritime, not far from the dunes of Royan, you will find one the most famous zoos in Europe: the Palmyre Zoo. Admirez Gorilles, orangs-outans et chimpanzés dans un complexe de 3 hectares, composé de quatre immenses salles. Un couloir visiteur vous offrira une vue panoramique sur les volières à travers de larges baies vitrées.
Quatre grandes îles de 1000 m2 chacune vous permettent aux beaux jours d’observer les animaux en extérieur.


Fort Boyard

Fort Boyard was once a prison up until 1913. Abandoned by the army, its the television that will save Fort Boyard. Owned by the Conseil Général de la Charente-Maritime since 1989, it has now a national and international career since the first diffusion in 1990 of the television programme  "Fort Boyard".


Each region has its culinary specialties. Here are some of those dishes which you can find in Charente-Maritime:

Cognac, le Pineau des Charentes, the famous "chaussons" : "the Charentaises", the "Mouclades",  Marennes-Oléron oysters, crabs, cheese tourteau, and don't forget the "farcis" (kind of pâté), the "caquouilles charentaises".

CERISE offers

CASINO BARRIERE Restaurant Atlantic

Discover CASINO BARRIERE Restaurant Atlantic, offers an authentic cuisine prepared with care. You can enjoy a panoramic view over the Atlantic Ocean. In partnership with Atlantic restaurant, we propose a package called "overnight stay" including one night, one dinner and one breakfast (Please contact the reception for more information).

CASINO BARRIERE Restaurant Atlantic
Esplanade de Pontaillac 17200 ROYAN - 05 46 39 03 31


O Sol Mio

O Sole Mio restaurant welcomes you in front of the sea to taste delicious Italian dishes: meat, fish but also saint Jacques's risotto... During the summer season, take advantage of the internal terrace. The restaurant is open every day.

189 Avenue de Pontaillac, 17200 Royan - 05 46 39 36 39


La Jabotière Restaurant

A two concept restaurant situated on Pontaillac beach. Face à New York the brasserie, serving an international cuisine authentic to Jean-Marie’s travels, the head chef. La Jabotière fine dining restaurant with its refined cuisine created with the France’s finest products.

Restaurant La Jabotière
4, esplanade de Pontaillac 17200 Royan - 05 46 06 53 97


Restaurant La Siesta

In the same place as the Café des Bain, where Pablo Picasso used to spend some time, the restaurant La Siesta welcomes you every day all year round. You will have a pleasant meal in it's Zen and Chic décor, with its artist's fresco, its room with a panoramic view and its inspired cuisine.

Restaurant La Siesta
140, rue Gambetta 17200 ROYAN - 05 46 38 36 53