Enjoy The Quiet Atmosphere At The Coveted Castelbrac Hotel – Covetedition invites you today to get inside one of the most wonderful and luxury hotels around the world. The quiet atmosphere of the northern French coastline offers an indisputable imprint of serenity, consisting of beautiful beaches, fishing villages, and islands. It’s within the extraordinary splendor of this location that Castelbrac Hotel was set, more specifically in a cliff top among the remote, dramatic seashore.
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At Castelbrac, guests cherish the “beauty of nature”, which explains why the signature of hotel has become “soul heaven”. But what makes it so special? – you ask. For starters, the architectural background is absolutely astonishing. And, the history behind the three buildings that make the former cottage, gives it a mystical appeal that visitors simply love.
The 25-room hotel is settled in a 19th-century villa that became a marine research station and aquarium back in 1934. Open to the public since 2015, this is now a luxurious 5-star lodging that offers comfort, indulgence and upscale amenities, although here visitors don’t really feel they’re in a hotel, but rather a villa of the era, revisited in history.
Responsible for transforming the hotel’s interior, designer Sandra Benhamou, in association with interior designer Léonie Alma Mason, faced the challenge of keeping the place authentic while projecting it into modernity. In the words of Sandra, the designers refused to “fall into the trap of nostalgia” and decided to keep the old character of certain elements (a fireplace, wooden ceilings, stunning stairs), to rebuild others likewise (woodwork, parquet floors), while bringing to the overall design a touch of “quiet sophistication and assumed eclecticism”.
At the reception of the hotel guests find bottle-green woodwork, plaid fabrics, and hounds tooth armchairs, perfectly arranged in a large room with unique wooden ceilings opening to the sea through wide windows.
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The library’s layout shows beautiful dark wood, armchairs in antique pink and saffron velvet, ottomans and benches covered with tortoiseshell motif fabric from Le Manach, and curtains with palm patterns, whereas the reading lounge extends to a large terrace overlooking the sea.
Situated on the terrace, overhanging the sea and the Clare de Lune promenade, there’s a cozy restaurant with judiciously chosen furniture that allies its attractiveness to the “Aquarium bar” close-by. This saloon was built within the former aquarium museum and is now lit by gold leaf suspension lamps, glittery granite, and metallic silver tones. The first peculiar object is the cocktail table from BRABBU – a perfectly subtle marine reference for the bar’s aquarium inspiration since its brass base has scales motifs.
In order to create such a “warm and cozy” atmosphere in the overall design of the luxury hotel, Sandra selected some decorative elements inspired by the sea, such as ironwork, the central staircase, and smaller details like door handles, switches, faucets, headboards and frames, blending them in an art deco style. The result is a stunning, welcoming interior design that promotes lavishness, serenity and relaxation.
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