Hotel Le Pelican

  • France, Lake Annecy

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The brand new Hotel Le Pelican is a great addition to Lake Annecy. On the banks of the lake and just five minutes walk to the town centre, it's perfectly located. The hotel is in a listed heritage building with the renovations keeping that historical charm, as well as extending to a modern wing to innovate the hotels offering. 

Being a short walk from Annecy there is plenty to do and many bars and restaurants to choose from. There is also a bakery and restaurant on the hotel site. Ô Bon Bec is the hotel's own restaurant giving a gourmet bistro feel, with a resident DJ in the evening. 

The rooms are well decorated, letting a lot of light in and the décor reflecting the Pelican colours. The lamps are feathers or smoked chrome glass and the woods are unstructured, like the mountains, and made of Pelican blue toned wood. Many rooms come with a view of Lake Annecy or the Basilica of the Visitation.

Rooms
  • No. of hotel rooms: 95
  • No. of floors: 6
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

Resort tourist tax of €1.45 per person per night, payable locally.

Rooms

All rooms have a twin or double bed (please specific your request when booking), shower room, WC, air conditioning, TV with English channels, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar, safe and hairdryer.

Classic Rooms are 20m², sleep up to two people and have all of the facilities mentioned above. These rooms are located in the brand-new building and some offer lake views. 

Superior Rooms are 20m², sleep up to two people and have all of the facilities mentioned above. They are located in the historical building and will have either a lake view or Basilica view. 

Mezzanine Rooms are 32m², sleep up four people and have all of the facilities mentioned above. They are located in the historical building and will have either a lake view or Basilica view. This room type is perfect for families.

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: Yes
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 from which to explore the area.

Getting around the lake is also a relaxing experience in itself, with the local boat calling at the lakeside villages and the Old Town of Annecy. 

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 around 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 through the 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).

Roc de Chere Nature Reserve and Menthon Saint Bernard

This impressive promontory above Talloires bay does not immediately look accessible for walkers, but it has trails throughout, a golf course, and a restaurant! A day out exploring the Roc de Chere and Menthon Saint Bernard is a great way to spend a day of your holiday. Menthon Saint Bernard is also home to the Chateau de Menthon, an 11th century gorgeous castle.

Food & drink

There a many friendly and local cafes to choose from, all offering good coffee with croissants, as well as beer and cold drinks. For bigger appetites, there are the La Savoyarde or Le Comptoir de Sébastien restaurants, located next to the local beach, and Le Club situated at the end of the village by the lake on the path to Angon.
There are a huge number of eating options, from humble to two Michelin stars, in and around the Lake and the city itself.

Excursions

Chamonix €54, Monday, full day
The home of Alpine tourism. Take a cable-car trip up the Aiguille du Midi or the train up to the Mer de Glace (payable locally), or simply enjoy the stunning vistas of Mont Blanc and its dramatic glaciers. Depart at 8:30am and return to Talloires by 5:30pm.

Local Area Tour €25, Tuesday, 10:30am-4pm
Join your rep for an informative and scenic tour of the local area, including a walk around the Bout du Lac Nature Reserve, a drive to visit the Col de Forclaz and Eglise Saint Germain (this tour is weather dependent).

Chateau de Menthon & Resistance Museum €32, Friday, 11am-4:30pm
Experience a guided visit of the 11th century Chateau de Menthon. Then visit the museum and learn about the French Resistance in the area including their fight for survival and the liberation of Annecy.

All excursions above will be available to book locally, depending on availability. All excursions are subject to minimum numbers.

Facilities
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Pool bar
  • Lounge area
  • Restaurant, called Ô Bon Bec
  • Bakery and patisserie, called Ô Bon Pain by Rouge
  • Garden and terrace
  • Petanque court
  • Live DJ in the evening
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking
Meals

This hotel is on bed and breakfast basis. 

The hotel has its own restaurant called Ô Bon Bec. It is a gourmet Bistro serving mouth-watering seasonal dishes from local produce. A live DJ set also plays here by a resident DJ.

There is also a bakery and patisserie onsite, called Ô Bon Pain by Rouge, where breads, pastries and cakes can be enjoyed.

Packed lunches can be pre-paid and booked, these will include a sandwich, crisps, drink and dessert.

  • No of restaurants: 1

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
Location in resort
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  • Location Description:

     

    • 5 minutes walk into Annecy centre
    • Lakeside hotel 

Reviews of Hotel Le Pelican

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Hotel Le Pelican
Lake Annecy, Bed & Breakfast
07/09/2022 - 3 nights
2 adults
From Manchester Int.
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