Hotel Le Cottage

  • France, Lake Annecy

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Exceptionally well located in the heart of Talloires bay, Le Cottage is a charming, traditional, beautifully furnished hotel.

Ever popular with our guests, the hotel assures high standards of comfort and service plus outstanding cuisine. Highly recommended.

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 35
  • No. of buildings: 3
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

Resort tax €2.30 per person, per day (under 18s Free of charge) paid locally

Rooms

The individually styled twin or double rooms have bath or shower (please specify preference for bed type and bathroom type when booking), cable TV and telephone.

  • Standard room (A2): sleeps 2 (18m²) in a twin/double bed with bath or shower
  • Garden room (B3/D2): sleeps 2-3 (18m²) in a twin/double bed and extra bed suitable for a child up to 9 years in B3 room, with bath
  • Partial lake view room (C2): sleeps 2 (24m²) in a twin/double bed with bath and partial lake views

Rooms are normally in either one of two charming villas Bourbier or Santa Maria in the hotel grounds or occasionally in the main building. Please note that the villas do not have a lift.

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

The hotel is situated next to the lake on a flat area but there is a gentle slope leading up to the village. Lift in main building only.

Lake Annecy

Not only is it one of the prettiest lakes around, but Lake Annecy is also “Europe’s cleanest lake” due to the very early introduction of environmental regulations in the 1960s. Famously painted in oil on canvas by Cézanne in 1896, the lake lies at the foothills of the French Alps and has a rich local history from both before and after the unification of the local region of Savoy with France in 1860. As well as the spectacular lakes and mountains scenery, the area is well known for its local cuisine including its cheeses, its fish such as Omble Chevalier and Féra, and its chocolate, especially the mountain liqueur-based Roseau.

With a relaxing lakeside setting on the eastern shores of Lake Annecy, Talloires and its medieval architecture became increasingly popular with well-known artists and writers and is now a lovely, laid-back village resort and an ideal base form which to explore the area.

Getting around the lake is also a relaxing experience with the local boat calling at the lakeside villages. Further afield we offer a collection of guided excursions including a weekly (numbers permitting) visit to Chamonix, which boasts the highest mountains in Western Europe accessible on foot- including the Aiguille du Midi (3,842 metres), giving an amazing view of Mont Blanc and the surrounding glaciated valleys.

Things to Do

Discover the history of the area

Visit the town of Annecy, known as the 'Venice of the Alps', its canals, the old town and historical churches. The most famous buildings are the Palais de l’Isle and the Basilique de la Visitation above Old Annecy with a free exhibition of bells (from mid-May onwards).

The area was also associated with the French Resistance, the British agent Odette operated locally and the story of the Plateau de Glières, where resistance fighters were based and there was a big battle is told in the Resistance Museum.

The village of Talliores on the Eastern side of the lake was built around an 11th century abbey. The most well known castles in the area were built by the Dukes of Savoy including Annecy, Menthon-Saint-Bernard and Montrottier.

 

Great for cycling

There's a flat cycle path circumnavigating Lake Annecy and this scenic ride follows the outline of the lake with fantastic views across glistening water towards pretty villages, castles and mountain peaks. The path also goes along to Albertville on an old rail track.

 

Love nature

Visit the Bout de lac Nature reserve and follow the trail running through woodland, meadows and marshes, and there's even an old tower giving an elevated view. The paths in the hills around Talloires offer great intermediate hiking and a chance to discover Alpine nature at it's best. Visit the Cascade d’Angon waterfall (30mins walk above Talloires Village) and the Roc de Chère Nature Reserve

 

Sightseeing

It is worth going to Annecy and catching the market on Fridays. Talloires also has a local market on Thursdays (19 June to 26 Sept).

 

Facilities
  • Elegant lounge
  • Spacious restaurant looking out onto delightful gardens and the lake
  • Bar service
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool and jacuzzi
  • Large terrace with lovely lake view
  • Lift (main building only)
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Seaside terrace
  • Lounge area
  • Garden
Family Facilities
  • Cots & linen
  • Baby listening service
  • Babysitting (day)
  • Children's menu
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Hotel family friendly
Meals
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Casual

  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet

  • Dinner service:

    Excellent four course evening meal (with a choice of main course) served on the lakeside terrace in fine weather

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Special Offers

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.2146
  • Latitude: 45.8396

Reviews of Hotel Le Cottage

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Total price from
£2568
per person from £1284
Includes £25pp discount
Hotel Le Cottage
Lake Annecy, Half Board
17/05/2023 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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