5 star luxury hotel – no branding – MJL Select affiliation
History & Story
Built by the English Faber family who founded Dinard, the villa has seen succession for 130 years, starting with an English colonel, a hero of the Crimean War – Robert William Hamilton. Then came the cream-of-the crop of the French National Scientific Research Museum of Natural History – Commander Jean-Baptiste Charcot. The pride of the founders of this seaside resort and marine station, the great history came through the gates of Castelbrac.
Juin 2015 Sandra BENHAMOU Name Of Designer
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Historical building : former Commandant Charcot office and former Aquarium of Dinard
The whole buildings and rooms are facing the sea
Spa Suite by THEMAE – indoor pool
Dinard is located just opposite Cézembre, an island off the coast that has a large south-facing beach. It also faces Grand Bé where Chateaubriand was buried, as well as the Fort de la Conchée built by Vauban, and the lighthouse of Grand Jardin. An hour or two of sailing will get you to the Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Sark), the Minquiers and Bréhat. Overall, this is an outstanding body of water for sailing and fishing just one mile off the coast. It’s no wonder that beach resorts like St. Briac, St-Lunaire, Saint-Cast, and of course Dinard, would be coiled together along this liquid gem at the end of the nineteenth century. Sport, fine dining and culture run throughout the year to celebrate the Côte d’Emeraude and the open water is a paradise for sailors and fishermen. It was here that the “Dinard golf course” was created, the third in France, as well as the first tennis club in France.
Key sites/activities in the area
Dinard is located near to the Mont Saint Michel (one hour driving) and the Landing Beaches
Golf – horse riding (5-star jumping every year in Dinard) – promenade along the sea – Spa Suite by THEMAE – high quality restaurants – beaches – ..etc.
Jumping de Dinard in August Festival du Film Britannique de Dinard in September
Children are welcome Castelbrac propose connecting room
Open since June 2015, Castelbrac’s 5 stars hotel with its 25 rooms and suites is composed of three buildings, each having its own character forged through the ages. The rooms are pleasantly integrated, offer a variety of space, and are all oriented toward the sea. The atmosphere is serene. From the Superior Room to the Prestige Terrace Suite, all offer the same comfort and upscale amenities. Some rooms are also available for people with reduced mobility, while others allow for joining rooms by private corridor, especially suitable for families with children.
Restaurants & Bars
The Restaurant POURQUOI PAS: local and simple cuisine with marine spirit – Chef Julien Hennote
The Aquarium Bar: cocktail and wine menu
The Charcot living room: homemade pastry and afternoon tea
The Spa Suite by Thémaé offer body and face treatments with Thémaé products, combination of tea and spring water.
Corporate & Celebration Events
The Laboratory is the perfect space to organise bold and significant moments for your company: management committees, seminars, meetings, etc. (14 people maximum per group)
Extra Notable Features
Castelbrac has its own private boat for guests to discover the Côte d’Emeraude and surrounding islands (available during spring and summer)