Europe’s best beach hotels

Europe’s best beach hotels

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Le Mas du Langoustier

Le Mas du Langoustier

Iles D'hyeres

The largest, and most easily accessible, of the three Îles d”Hyères, the island of Porquerolles (the name means “lavender port”) is a car-free national park, with wooded cliffs and sandy beaches. 
From £150 per night
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Hotel Le Maquis

Hotel Le Maquis

Porticcio

Named after the scrub-like bushes which cover Corsica and gave their name to the French Resistance, this “very well-run hotel” is a collection of buildings by the sea. 
From £180 per night
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Le Richelieu

Le Richelieu

Ile De Re

Connected to the mainland at La Rochelle, by a three-kilometre toll bridge, the Île de Ré has sandy beaches, oyster beds and, out of season, “an air of tranquillity”. 
From £437 per night
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Miramar Boutique Hotel

Miramar Boutique Hotel

Propriano

In an area popular with tourists attracted by the fine beaches, this small luxury hotel stands high above the sea, in sumptuous gardens with superb views across the Gulf of Valinco.
From £190 per night
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Fleur de Sel

Fleur de Sel

Noirmoutier-en-l'ile

The island of Noirmoutier, north-west of La Rochelle, was a monastic settlement in the seventh century; now tourism is its main industry. 
From £111 per night
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Hotel Villa Ariston

Hotel Villa Ariston

Opatija

This classic seaside resort was popular with the aristocracy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. 
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Palmizana Meneghello

Palmizana Meneghello

Palmizana

On a small private island in the south Adriatic, off the coast of the island of Hvar, this ‘splendid’ complex (‘my favourite place for a weekend break’, says a fan) is owned and run by Dagmar Meneghello, journalist and arts patron, with her three adult children, Djenko, Romina and Tarin.
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Villa Vilina

Villa Vilina

Lopud

On the small island of Lopud, 45 minutes by ferry from Dubrovnik, this ‘charming hotel’, run by its owners, the Vilina family, is warmly recommended. 

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