… 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.
Way better than expected, absolutely recommend
Friendly staff, excellent location and views. Newly restored to top notch. Room very nice with ambience, beds excellent. Surprisingly good. We had dinner out but the breakfast was one of the better we've had for years, so recommended (but charging extra for an espresso...). Social areas nice, large terraces, large safe parking, large garden and running/walking trail around the lake accessible direct from the garden. Free bikes and raining gear, even rubber boots to borrow! Short walk to city centre (200m) and harbor/beach (400m).
– Tomas L
A very cozy overnight stay with excellent atmosphere and dinner
Spent an evening and night here with some friends. The hotel has been completely restored with excellent taste. The service was excellent from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. the Dinner was excellent as was the matching wine menu. Service friendly and professional. Absolutely worth a stay. The quality-price ratio was good. Certainly to be recommended.
A great place to stay in Hornbaek
This is a really lovely hotel. The rooms are clean and everything feels newly renovated. The location is really nice - on a beautiful lake, just a few minutes walk from the centre of town and the beach. We were able to borrow beach towels from the hotel, which was really handy. The breakfast is similar to other places we stayed in Denmark and seems to vary a bit - it was definitely nicer on our second morning there. Overall, Hotel Bretagne is a great place to stay and I would highly recommend it.
Exciting hotel. Small but really nice and charming room. Well-functioning bathroom. A little too impractical with hand soap on tube. Beautiful restaurant overlooking the lake. Fancy and different breakfast buffet. Home-baked bread, very fine decorated yougurt, salmon and small appetizing pans with fried eggs, bacon and sausage.
– Mia M
Cool, comfortable and cosy
My wife and I had a wonderful one night stay with Hotel Bretagne. The old seaside hotel mood in a newly renovated location overlooking Hornbæk lake. Uponnarrival sitting on the terrace with coffee and cake, downtown SPA and a fine dinner with great wines. Rooms cosy and windows towards the lake - nice. Breakfast took our breath away. Perhaps best ever tried. Highly recommendable. On 40 minutes outside Copenhagen in the beautiful spot of Hornbæk overlooking the sea of Oresund.
– Tom S
Fantastic hotel, staff, restaurant - everything!
I have stayed at Hotel Bretagne twice now, and I can not overstate how much of a pleasure it has been. Everything from the rooms, the staff, the food, etc. is just great, and at a very reasonable price as well. Well worth it!
– Brian S
Excellent food and fine rooms
Organized a team event with an overnight stay. Everything is well organized and the staff is very attentive to you needs. Every meal we had was a pleasant surprise...so well prepared and tasty. The rooms were nice and well equipped. Having the lake, the beach and harbor and the plantation so close by made it easy to make outdoor team activities. All in all an excellent trip. I want to go again!
– Helene Gustafsson
Perfect in Every Way
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this wonderful hotel. The room was lovely, spacious and stylist with a picturesque view of the lake. The breakfast and dinner was delicious. We could not fault our stay.
– Frederik S
Outstanding experience in a cute and very comfortable hotel. Staff is very friendly and the food of the restaurant, both at diner and breakfast, is worth the trip: delicate, creative and delicious. Definitely a hotel to be recommended with great quality price ratio in a nice area of Denmark.
– Martine et Arnaud G.
My best hotel experience ever
Over the past 3 years I have stay in more than 100 hotels worldwide. Hotel Bretagne is the best hotel I ever stay at, so far. The balance between the design of the hotel, the service level, the quality of the food, the wine menu, the design of the room gave an atmosphere, which I never saw before. I meet extremely friendly and serviceminded people, who were well educated and knew how to run a hotel. I would go back anytime I could.
– Jesper N
Rock solid north-coast luxury
Surroundings and buildings cried quality in materials, craftsmanship and decorations. Great. Staff were welcoming, friendly and personal. Greater. Meals were tasty, delicious with an edge and made of quality raw material. Greatest.
– Thomas B
Very cosy hotel, excellent service and high quality breakfast
I really enjoyed the staying in this hotel. Everything is new renovated and fresh. The stile is "gustaviansk" but anyway modern and homely. The service is very personally and observant. The breakfast buffé is not very much to choose but the quality is very high and something special. I prefer this instead of having a lot of bad quality food.
– Stefan S
Stayed recently a few nights at this hotel. Looked very well on their website but the reality was even better. Everything was thoughtful, room, textiles, furniture and it throughout the hotel. Breakfast and dinner of the highest quality.Very relaxing and peaceful, really something to recommend.
– Håkan Gustafsson
Charming little hotel
If you’re looking for a charming little hotel, close to everything, this is it. The interior looks nice, the rooms are clean and the staff are friendly. Enjoy your brunch looking over the little lake.
– Lea Andersen
Terrific hotel and about 35 minutes by train from Kronborg Castle that played a key role in the history of northern Europe. This outstanding Renaissance castle combined with this hotel is a great value over treating the castle as a day trip with an expensive Copenhagen hotel.
– Frank Pinto
Perfect place. Warm welcome, nice room, nice view, fine dinner and great breakfast to conclude.
– Jean-louis COULLON
A beautiful and classy hotel
A beautiful and classy hotel. Next time I definatly will stay longer.
– Tom Hoiland