… occurred to both of us at an early point in our careers. For Anne it was a visit to Svinkløv Badehotel with the Hospitality College back in 1997. The peace, aesthetics and simple concept had a powerful effect on her.
It would be almost twenty years before her dream became a reality, and in the intervening years both of them have spun a lot of plates and checked a lot of guests in and out of both Danish and international hotels.
It was also clear to Kasper, working his way up through the ranks in many different hotels and restaurants during his years in the industry, that one day he had to run something himself. Something he could be proud of and leave his mark on.
This something turned out to be running a seaside hotel together with his wife, Anne. The couple had been looking for something to call their own for over six years, and had lots of requirements in terms of location, size and concept. As soon as they set eyes on Hotel Bretagne, they were sold!
This despite the fact that only the walls were left standing (there were no ceilings, floors or lights), there was dust everywhere, and a little imagination was required in order to see through all this to the potential of the buildings. Luckily Anne and Kasper had imagination, and together with the owner, his wife (an architect) and a sea of workmen, the project moved forward little by little, week by week. A lot happened between January 2016 and April 2017, and the hotel has been restored to its condition as one of the town's proud seaside hotels.
Every day we celebrate the heyday of the hotel in terms of appearance and charm, seasoned with superior gastronomy and sublime service.
Courage – the courage to challenge ourselves and our guests, with the clear goal of creating unique experiences.
Hospitality – professional service in dialogue with our guests enables us to meet and exceed expectations and needs.
Welcoming – we are genuinely curious about and interested in our guests, customers and suppliers.
Welcome to Hotel Bretagne
Anne & Kasper Heebøll Harboe
The hotel has the most beautiful, panoramic view of both Lake Hornbæk and the Kattegat Sea, and is just five minutes' walk from the beach, the marina and the charming town centre, which offers plenty to see and do all year round.
It's like being part of the Danish television programme "Badehotellet" in the real world. Great food, wine, service and atmosphere. Would definitely stay here again
— Susanne Helle Larsen
Definitely a beautiful, pleasant place. Hotel Bretagne has been renovated perfectly in the style of a seaside hotel, with beautiful wallpaper and tall panels in the corridors. We were there for a wedding, and it was the perfect setting for a celebration of love. The food and wine were really good, and I would heartily recommend the location for any occasion. Give it a try and you won't be disappointed.
— Rie H
I have visited a few beautiful hotels both in Denmark and abroad. There's no doubt that Hotel Bretagne is in a class of its own! An extraordinarily high standard of gastronomy, an authentic seaside hotel feel, and service in a class of its own. The fantastic location simply completes the picture of an extremely beautiful hotel. Strongly recommended for romantic weekends, conferences with a difference and atmospheric smaller weddings.
— Christian Busch
As soon as you step through the doors you sense the beautiful atmosphere of Hotel Bretagne. A wonderful stay with delicious food, lovely wine and good service. The rooms are tastefully decorated in beautiful seaside hotel style. Will be returning as soon as possible.
— Inger Graff Andersen
Have just been on a company conference at the hotel. Fantastic experience – good food, good service and some fantastic rooms/surroundings. Truly recommended.
— Thorkild Steen Andersen
We have just stayed at Hotel Bretagne in Hornbæk. Recently renovated in the most beautiful, cosy style – a true seaside hotel environment. Lovely, good-sized rooms, comfortable beds and a beautiful view of Lake Hornbæk. All staff were friendly and accommodating, and the food was unusually good and came with delicious matching wines. Heartily recommended – we will be back. :-)
Hotel Bretagne is a new jewel. With its good menu and beautiful rooms combined with the personal service and atmosphere – all that remains is to be happy and say, "Until next time". You will enjoy the place and the atmosphere of the place. It is also suitable for smaller meetings.
— Uffe K
As soon as you step through the doors of Hotel Bretagne, you sense a genuine interest in giving guests a fantastic experience. The menu was fantastic, and the recommended wines went perfectly with each dish. I could write a whole new chapter on the breakfast. Beautifully laid out in an appetising manner, and unbelievably tasty. I couldn't point a finger at the food, the service or the hotel decor – all were executed with a feel for quality and detail
— Naja Dahl
Tasteful decor inviting peace and harmony surrounded by beautiful nature. A wonderful dinner with good ingredients created with love. The staff were service-minded and focused on the customer, and a feeling of wellbeing topped off our visit. We will be back!
— Agneta Jansson
We had no expectations or knowledge of Hotel Bretagne in general, so were greatly surprised when we stepped into a beautifully decorated hotel with a lovely smell of paintwork and new wood. Staff were friendly and service-minded and the food and wine were top quality. Hotel Bretagne is balm for the soul, and a place we intend to return to.
— Max & Birgit
Really lovely, newly renovated hotel in the best "seaside hotel" style. Good service, truly delicious four-course menu, very well-chosen wine list. Fantastic view of the lake and Hornbæk. Certainly not the last time we will visit "Bretagne". Great value for money. Heartily recommended.
— Henrik Røn
Their wine list is wonderful from start to finish ... staff were nice, very friendly and helpful ... overall everything was extremely stylish ... I recommend a tour around the lake ... not the last time we will visit this place
— Karina Elmeskov Østergaard
We went for dinner in this newly renovated and newly opened hotel at the end of March with my husband's work. It was wonderful to see how beautifully the new owner has restored this historic Hornbæk hotel. The food and wine were fantastic, and the couple who run it extremely nice and service-minded. Definitely worth a recommendation, and we are already planning our next visit. :)
— Helle KG
Lovely, beautiful place that has just been refurbished. A fantastic, beautiful setting. The three-course meal with matched wine list was FANTASTIC. Heartily recommended, and the location is good in regard to the town of Hornbæk.
— Marco Larsen
The food is top class, the wine list is both high quality and comes in appropriate amounts, and the location with a view of the lake is good for the soul. The quilts were a little warm for this time of year, but otherwise both the room and the rest of the hotel was very tastefully decorated and pleasant. The staff focus on making sure guests have a good experience, so they were attentive to us while we were there.
Fantastic place and food and surroundings. Great service, nice place. Lovely food. Good food. Lively, competent service. Lovely rooms. The surrounding nature is beautiful. Definitely a place worth visiting. To be recommended. Experience this place in spring, summer and autumn.