Villa Seren Hossegor, a hotel with heated pool for our Christmas in France

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When my brother said he would host the Christmas family celebration, we knew we would need a base so as not to invade his house. Turns out that Hossegor has seen a few recent openings, and one of them, Villa Seren was perfect for us.

A new hotel with heated pool right on the lake

This modern hotel is right on the lake of Hossegor, which means beautiful views at any time of the day.  They also have a spa with hammam, steam room, ice fountain and a heated pool outside.

The common areas have a nice cool vibe with old 50’s looking beige leather chairs, a fireplace, but also a terrace just on the border of the lake. You can actually come here for tapas and “gourmandises” even if you are not staying at the hotel.

We had chosen the family suite and it turns out to be massive with two bedrooms, each with their ensuite and a hallway joining the two. Our room also had a very nice balcony/terrace, with a clever shutter system which means that you could close it to view if you wanted to.

We really liked the professional and friendly staff

The welcome was really friendly.  We had to rush to my brother’s on christmas day as the kids were waiting for us to open the presents, which is a pity because they had laid out a fantastic breakfast for that day with freshly made pancakes, fantastic cakes etc.. The breakfast was still very nice the second day though.

On Christmas day, they also gave us some sweets and chocolate with a Merry Christmas card, a very lovely touch.

At the end of Christmas day, Mademoiselle and Mr Big bravely jumped into the heated pool (27 degrees) while I stayed on the edge. The treatments at the spa are, according to my sister in law, really nice.  Something to try next time.

We really liked Villa Seren it probably would be a fantastic base for a summer holiday as well.

What we liked

What could be improved

  • Big room, loved the space
  • Fantastic view to the lake, beautiful at any time of the day
  • Very good bed
  • Great terrace with shutters that can close it for privacy
  • Spa with steam room, hammer, ice fountain, special shower
  • Heated pool which they keep open and heated even on Christmas day!
  • Staff is very friendly
  • Fantastic breakfast
  • Great location close to the city center, easy walk to the beach via the lake
  • Lots of storage space
  • I like the idea of the shower gel in a recycling bowl, however would have liked shampoo and conditioner

Oh, and if you have 5 minutes to spare, it would make me very happy if you filled this very quick readers’ survey.

Villa Seren, Hossegor


  • small rooms Seren
  • Tribu suites are great for families


  • From 150 Euros

For families

  • The tribu suites are actually two bedrooms with plenty of space for a family of four
  • The downstairs space is vast and kids can run around on the terrace too
  • The pool is heated all year long


  • Spa: sauna, hammam, ice fountain
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Cafe with tapas for a light snack
  • Terrace for each room



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