Hotel Le Pelican

  • France, Lake Annecy

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The Hotel Le Pelican is in a great location to explore Lake Annecy. It offers sophisticated design and facilities including an outdoor swimming pool with lake views.

A listed building with modern design

The hotel is in a beautiful, listed building which has been renovated to a modern and functional style that works in harmony with the historic elements of the building. The old Cedar tree at the front of the property is an example of this, it was preserved while the contemporary bar terrace was built around it, blending original charm with modern style. During summer evenings the terrace is the perfect spot for a drink, there’s a great atmosphere with a live DJ, lights softly highlighting the branches of the old cedar tree and views out towards the lake.

Perfectly positioned near the historic centre of Annecy

With Annecy centre just five minutes’ walk away you’re in a great position to wander its historic walkways, enjoy the many bars and restaurants or peruse the local produce on market days. If you’re looking to dine at the hotel though, then the restaurant has delicious dishes that give a gourmet, bistro feel. Or, for a quick bite to eat head to the bakery at the hotel.

Sustainability in mind

Not only is the hotel a member of 1% for the planet, which commits them to donate 1% of their annual sales to environmental partners but the hotel also uses Lake Annecy to help heat the building. Using a water loop system which is installed 40 feet under the surface of the lake, it helps to heat and cool the building and therefore helps to reduce the hotel's carbon footprint. The hotel also takes part in unique recycling initiatives - recycling their corks and soap to support communities in need.

Added value

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team

All holidays include flights (or train) from the UK and transfers

Lake Annecy

From the crystal clear waters of Lake Annecy - known as Europe’s cleanest - to the picturesque villages circling the lake and its surrounding mountains, visiting Annecy in summer is like having multiple holidays in one. Hit the water by paddleboard, pedalo, boat or wakeboard, head up into the hills for views and explore the winding cobblestone streets of Annecy before heading into one of its breweries, bistros or fine dining restaurants. At the far end of the lake is the peaceful Talloires, a village with an ancient history; ideal for escaping the action and discovering the area’s quiet side.

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Lake Annecy’s summer beach scene

As well as the city, lake and mountains, you’ll also get a taste of beach life on the shores of Lake Annecy, with over a dozen to choose from for a lazy day: Plage de La Brune and St Jorioz have sandy shores, while the Menthon-Saint Bernard is more of an outdoor swimming pool complex but in a natural setting and with fresh lake water, floating walkways, lifeguards and showers. Albigny beach, with its grassy sunbathing banks, is one of Annecy’s most popular, just a 20-minute walk from town. The Talloires bay is sheltered from wind, with paddling pools for kids, as well as beach volleyball and bowls. The list goes on…

From easy strolls to walking in the hills

Wander along the meandering canals in Annecy’s old town and you’ll understand why it’s called the ‘Venice of the Alps’, packed with colourful houses and medieval architecture. Discover more about the flora and fauna of the lake along family trails Sentier des Roselières or Réserve Naturelle du Bout-du-Lac. And, if you’re feeling sporty, head high on the Parmelan pathway, or take the trail to the Glières plateau, for the full mountain-panorama effect.

Visit the city of Annecy for a day of culture

For a city, Annecy is tiny in size and easy to explore on foot; making it the ideal place for some sightseeing. From Annecy Castle, which dates back to the 13th century, to the Pont des Amours (lovers’ bridge) covered in padlocks, to 12th-century prison Palais de l’Ile, or exhibition space Bonlieu, Annecy is packed with history. When you’ve had enough history, dive into the food and drink scene. The seven Michelin stars in the region just go to show what a focus food is here, with the local bistros and cafés serving up equally as excellent un-starred plates and great value Savoie wine. Join the locals in strolling along the lake’s edge to digest…

For another history hit head to Talloires, a village based around a 9th century abbey with a more recent history of artists and writers (we’re talking the likes of Cezanne and Mark Twain) who came to Lake Annecy in search of beauty and inspiration.

Cycle the long but gentle lakeside bike path for the views, or head up high for a challenge

Pedal around the lake on the mostly-flat 26-mile cycle path, or take out the hardest work and do it on e-bike. Serious riders can discover the numerous Tour de France stages that have passed by Annecy over the years, with Col de Leschaux a fantastic introductory climb. Mountain bikers will find their people at Le Semnoz bike park, with everything from fun trails to the long 1,300 metre downhill ride into Annecy.

Waterfalls, gorges and rivers - perfect for excursions

Beyond the lake are rivers and nature reserves to explore. The Angon waterfall gives beautiful views over Lake Annecy and can be accessed by a trail from Talloires on the eastern shores. West of Annecy, and just under the medieval castle of Montrottier, is the Fier Gorge - a narrow and deep canyon that you can access on foot thanks to a sturdy footbridge through the deep-cut rocks.

Earn your lunch by walking to a mountain hut above Lake Annecy

Head up into the mountains and make tracks for a mountain hut, for cooler weather, big views and an Alpine treat once you arrive. The Aulp de Marlens hut is at the end of a meandering trail through forest and alpine pastures, with homemade cheese waiting for you. The hike from Aviernoz to cliff-top Parmelan Hut might be a hard slog up (around two hours) but is well worth the effort for the views. And setting out from the shores of Lake Annecy towards Praz d’Zeures, you’ll have views of Mont Blanc.

Why book a summer holiday in Lake Annecy with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of France's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Lake Annecy include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • No. of hotel rooms: 100
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 6
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

Resort tourist tax of €1.45 per person per day, payable locally (under 18s free of charge)


All rooms have a twin or double bed (please specify your request when booking).

Classic Rooms are approx. 20m², sleep up to two people and are located in the brand-new building and some offer partial lake views. 

Superior Rooms are approx. 20m², sleep up to two people and are located in the historical building and will have either a partial lake view or Basilica view. 

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

Classic and Superior are available for sole occupancy on request and at an additional charge, please call to book.

Bedroom facilities

  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer


Please be aware that the 6th floor is not accessible by lift.

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: Yes

Longitude: 6.1301364
Latitude: 45.895667

  • Airport transfer time: approx. 1 hour from Geneva airport
  • 5 minutes walk into Annecy centre
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Lounge area
  • Restaurant
  • E-Bikes are available to hire at a charge of €60 per person, per day (please note that prices may vary, are payable locally and subject to availability)
  • Bakery and patisserie, called Ô Bon Pain (payable locally)
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Petanque court
  • Live DJ in the evening
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking (bookable and payable locally)
Family Facilities
  • Cots are available for free and on request for children under 2 years (subject to availability)

This hotel is available on bed and breakfast basis as well as half board. 

Breakfast is a generous buffet breakfast with lots of cold options to choose from including, cheeses, hams, breads as well as fruit, yoghurts and more. There are also some hot buffet options to choose from too.

For those staying on half board you will dine in the evening at the hotel restaurant. It is a gourmet Bistro serving mouth-watering seasonal dishes from local produce.

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

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Special dietary requirements are available on request, please advise of any at the time of booking.

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