Ty Mad

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    Seaside (ocean front)

Ty Mad is a charming hotel in Douarnenez – a renowned Breton sea port – that dates back to the twenties when celebrities such as Picasso, Breton and, especially, Max Jacob were frequent visitors. It features 17 bedrooms – 11 of which facing the sea over the beach of Saint-Jean.
This is an eclectic and artistic hotel (painters and sculptors exhibit here) with a quaint mixture of furniture that includes items that are handmade, contemporary and even Chinese. Ideal for organized thematic groups on subjects such as painting, photography or nautical sports. It’s a quiet place where, as Jacob used to say “one wakes up with the singing of birds”. The dining room is simply delightful and apart from serving splendid “gourmand" breakfasts by a sunny bay window, dinners are prepared every day with fish freshly bought at the harbour – except Sundays when it’s “curry day”.
The owners, Arnaud and Armelle Raillard, have converted this old presbytery into something really special. Besides sailing and other seaside sports, tennis and horse riding can be practiced within the vicinity. We are at the fringe of Douarnenez, therefore we can always explore this fishing village of 20,000 inhabitants that boasts sardine and herring canneries – something slightly unusual. There are a several small restaurants serving the best seafood in France.
Ty Mad is a marvellous place to stay - a beachfront hotel with a singular contemporary charm within a fantastic environment.

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Rates from   100.00 EUR
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+351 214 647 430 or +44 203 286 46 43

Transport / Distances

City Centre: 0.1
Shops: 0.3
Airport: 100


Outstanding Hotel
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Date of stay 08/06/2022
We stayed 3 nights in this beautiful hotel and can only recommend this place. The house and rooms (we had two different) are beautiful, the restaurant offers excellent food and drinks (if you at the hotel, dinner is a must do), the staff is professional & super friendly without any exception. I was also impressed that they keep everything plastic free. You can book a massage at the hotel which we did on a rainy day and the massage was very good too.
Merci beaucoup
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Date of stay 21/08/2021
Wunderschön eingerichtetes Hotel mit schönem Garten in herrlicher, strandnaher Lage mit Blick auf den Atlantik. Freundliche Gastgeberin mit aufmerksamem Team, gutes Essen – vielen Dank für eine herrliche Urlaubswoche!
Great atmosphere great location
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Date of stay 04/08/2021
We stayed 11 nights at the hotel. Everything was as described. The Hotel has a great atmosphere and the staff is very nice and accommodating. We loved it and will definitely come back. For a longer stay, we would next time choose a bigger room with ocean view, even though it is more expensive. Being close to the beach and close to restaurants was great, too. Even though the best restaurant is right on site ????
Superschöner Aufenthalt
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Date of stay 28/07/2021
Die Lage, die Einrichtung, das Personal, das Essen… hier stimmt einfach alles. Man kann genießen, abschalten und sich erholen. Vielen Dank für den superschönen Aufenthalt.
Very nice
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Date of stay 19/07/2020
Top site. Excellent service in a very nice old building. Everything very clean and well kept. Superb breakfast. The city of Douarnenez is not very charming. The hotel's immediate quarter, however, is nice. You need a car to get from there to Bretagne's beautiful places.
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Date of stay 11/08/2019
Hotel muy agradable, silencioso y bien decorado. La dueña es muy amable.
Immer wieder gerne
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Date of stay 05/08/2019
Die Lage des Hotels ist ausgezeichnet, direkt am Meer mit einem kleinen Strand in ca. 2 Minuten zu erreichen. Die Einrichtung ist sehr geschmackvoll, so, wie man sich das in Frankreich vorstellt. Auch der Garten ist äusserst liebevoll gestaltet und lädt zum verweilen ein. Die Besitzerin und Personal sind sehr zuvorkommend und herzlich und auch die Küche ( wir waren nur einmal dort essen ) hat uns überaus gut gefallen. Wir können das Hotel wärmstens weiterempfehlen.
Schön und gut
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Date of stay 31/07/2019
Schönes kleines Hotel, ebensolche Zimmer, wunderbare Lage, ruhig, schöner Garten, freundliche, aufmerksame Gastgeber, gutes Essen, Strand und Ort fußnahe.
highly recommen Ty Mad
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Date of stay 04/08/2018
Brilliant - one of the best places ever ! The hotel is really nice, excellent rooms, wonderful dining area, lovely garden. The location is excellent, 50m to one beach, 200m to a park with picnic tables, and option to stroll to the harbor. Dinner was superb, wonderful food, excellent service. Whole heartedly recommend, one of the few places I would go back to.
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Date of stay 01/07/2017
Es war eine traumhafte Unterkunft. Zimmer klein aber sehr gemütlich die Atmosphäre sehr angenehm. Alle waren sehr freundlich und entgegenkommend. Das Hotel liegt sehr ruhig und doch so nah am Strand.
Excelent und liebevoll
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Date of stay 02/06/2017
Excelentes Haus, wunderbares Frühstück, liebevoll eingerichtetes Hotel. Alles bestens, wir kommen wieder!
Rundum sehr schön
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Date of stay 28/07/2016
Sehr geschmackvolles, individuelles Hotel, sehr sauber, sehr gutes Restaurant. Schöne Lage in Strandnähe. Kleines, aber schönes Schwimmbad.
5 days super stay
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Date of stay 03/09/2014
Friendly staff, nice room, good breakfast
Personal review
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Date of stay 03/09/2018
Good hotel with some very interesting decor and art. Clean and well kept throughout. Owner and staff always in attendance. Good quality good. Car parking request carefully accommodated. However our bathroom was very cramped and had no mirror above the wash hand basin thus making wet shaving and applying make up a real difficulty. The mirror was on an adjacent wall 1.50M away and at 90 degrees. We would return but ask for a bathroom with a sensibly sited mirror.
Charme vergangener Zeiten
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Date of stay 11/07/2019
Gut für einen kurzen Aufenthalt um die schönen Sehenswürdigkeiten in der Umgebung zu entdecken. Wir hatten ein Zimmer im dritten Stock! Viele Treppen und man muss den Koffer selbst tragen. Das Restaurant und das Frühstück sind super. Die nähere Umgebung ist nicht hundefreundlich. (Sommer)
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Date of stay 21/07/2015
Good location, nice old building. although odd. rooms a bit small and felt more like a posh travel lodge than somewhere special. expensive for what it was
thumbs up for Ty Mad
Date of stay 25/08/2011
what a gem this is... Due to our passion for sailing little boats nationally and internationally we have visited many beautiful places indeed. But what a delight to come across Douarnenez, it's beautiful surroundings, fabulous seafood and..Ty Mad! The photos and description on this site are absolutely accurate and once there in person, we were welcomed by incredibly charming hosts. Ty Mad is a family run patinated Boutique Hotel, with it's signature being -apart from the top location- the imagination and tasteful creativity used throughout. The hosts were very welcoming and accommodating and such a pleasure to have met. The meals were all prepared fresh and were delicious. I am writing this review with ease and joy and am happy to recommend Ty Mad to everybody who is looking for a treat! Thumbs up Ty Mad! - not recommended to travelers who look for the "beige" uniformity in a hotel.
Date of stay 14/05/2011
Charming, quiet place, sweet athmosphere inside and outdoor ,with pretty terarrace , flowers, you can feel friendly hospitality everywhere would like to come back Vaclava-Marie

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