The view of the bay of Collioure

Collioure Hotels: Where To Stay in 2024

Where to Stay in Collioure: Hotels

If you’re looking to stay in Collioure, that magical hidden gem located along the Mediterranean coast, then you’ve come to the right place.  In this article, we’re going to talk about the different Collioure hotels that serve the visitors to this captivating medieval village.

Highlights of Collioure Hotels

Collioure is not a large place. Only about 3000 local residents live in the community so finding a place to stay can be a bit of a challenge, especially during the peak tourist season.  Not to worry – we’re here to help you sort out where to stay and what types of hotels are in Collioure.

The vantage point looking to the fort

If you don’t know much about Collioure or are looking for things to do while you are here, then check out our blog about a Top List of Things to Do While in Collioure.

Let’s talk a little bit about the layout of Collioure

Collioure is wrapped around a tiny horseshoe bay on the Mediterranean.  In fact, if you were to look at Collioure from above, it would look very much like a classic French croissant from the local bakery! (OK, you need to use just a bit of imagination.)

There are really 3 main areas in Collioure –

  • Le Mouré (or la Ville) is the old medieval pedestrian town that extends from le Douy (the river running along Avenue Camille Pelletan)  and north to Églisse Notres-Dames des Anges.  
  • Le Faubourg is the “new” part of town that was established outside the walls of the original fortifications.  While it is sometimes referred to as the new town, it’s been around since at least the 18thcentury.  Le Faubourg stretches from the Duoy river and along the southern part of the harbour, known as Port d’Aval.
  • The 3rd area in the town doesn’t really have a name.  It is the part that extends from the main road (rue de la Republique) running through Collioure and up the hill to the west.  This is where most of the new build is in town.

If you are coming to Collioure and want to stay in the village, then you will be looking at one of these 3 areas.  In this post we will highlight each area and provide a list of the most popular hotels to stay at.

If you just want to read a summary of the hotels by category then click here.

Collioure Hotels in le Mouré (North)

If you are looking to be in the middle of the action, then le Mouré is probably for you.  This is where most of the bars, restaurants, shops, cafés and main attractions are located.  If you stay in le Mouré, you will literally step outside your door and be within 2 minutes of everything in the old town.

The Moure or old town where several Collioure hotels are located

You won’t find massive, modern chain hotels like Marriott, Hyatt, Holiday Inn or Best Western in Collioure, but what you will find are cozy, quaint, boutique hotels that are full of character.  And two of the most historic in Collioure are right in le Mouré  beside the Douy.

Where to Stay in le Mouré

Hôtel Le Fregate, is right at the corner of Rue de la Republique and Avenue Camille Pelletan.  This is literally the main entrance to Le Mouré.  This is one of the most popular hotels in Collioure and has been part of the cultural fabric of the village since the early 20th century. In fact it is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2023.

La Fregate is a popular hotel in Collioure

The hotel is open year round and has a great restaurant serving traditional Catalan and regional dishes.  We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed.

La Fregate restaurant

Le Frègate opened an outdoor snack kiosk in order to mitigate the effects of Covid when indoor dining was prohibited.  

This addition not only helped the hotel survive the pandemic but has thrived and is now a permanent fixture outside the hotel serving ice cream, coffee, waffles and a variety of other yummy treats to passersby.

Hôstellerie des Templiers is perhaps the most iconic hotel in Collioure.  It is located just a few metres past Le Frègate on Avenue Camille Pelletan.  It is an historic Catalan house that was converted to a hostelery and was a favourite haunt of the Fauvist artists in the early 1900’s.  

The outside of Les Templiers. A famous Collioure hotel

Famous painters including Pueblo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Henri Matisse and Andre Derain frequented this establishment, sharing stories and paying their tabs with sketches and paintings.  

There are said to be more than 2000 paintings adorning the walls and staircases of Les Templiers, and while most of the originals have been replaced with replicas, there is still an overwhelming artistic vibe about the place.

The paintings inside Les Templiers

Hôtel Casa Païral is a luxury hotel just at the edge of le Mouré in a quieter area on Rue des Palmiers .  It too is a 19th century grand house that has maintained its historic heritage  with each room decorated in its own unique style.  

Outside view of Casa Pairal

The rooms are adorned with antique furniture, rich rugs, high ceilings and rustic beams.

The hotel has a heated pool and relaxing garden area with lots of greenery and is a great place to relax just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the main village. 

Collioure Hotels in Le Faubourg (South)

Le Faubourg offers a few more options than le Mouré, but you won’t be quite as close to main shops and restaurants.  That being said, it is a bit quieter here than in the old town, and the walk will be anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes depending on which hotel you choose to stay at.

Faubourg is located on the south side of Collioure

There are 3 hotels off Rue de la Republique which are relatively close to le Mouré and offer decent accommodations at a reasonable price. 

Where to Stay in Le Faubourg

Hôtel La Bona Casa is a small 12-room boutique hotel that was originally the home of a wealthy Catalan family.  Built in the late 19th century it has an intriguing history as it was occupied by the Nazis in World War II and converted to a hotel in the 1950s.  

Outside view of Hotel La Bona Casa

Hôtel Princes de la Catalogne is another small family-owned hotel that was originally a fish market, then transformed into a nightclub before it was converted into a hotel in 1994.  The hotel has 30 rooms including family suites that accommodate up to 6 people and has paid onsite parking.

Outside view of Hotel Princes de la Catalogne

Insider Tip

If you come during the high season, (July and August or during the Christmas break), it will be busy.  Collioure is a popular village for people from other parts of France during vacation time.  This means making sure you book your accommodation early.

Hôtel Mas de Citronniers is located in a former lemon grove and consists of 2 sections: the original house which has standard hotel rooms and the pavilion which has larger suites, each with its own terrace.  Like many of the boutique hotels in the village it was converted to a hotel from a 19th century house.

Hotel Mas de Citronniers

Further to the south and along Rue de la Démocratie you will find several other hotels including the only beach hotels in Collioure.

Hotels in the South End

Logis Hotel Triton de Collioure is located at the edge of Boutigue Beach in le Faubourg.  It has 18 rooms, some with magnificent sea and village views.  3 of its rooms are located off the main property in a former fisherman’s house called l’Albatross and each offers up a view of the bay of Collioure.

Hotel Triton is a good budget Collioure hotel

This is designated a 2 star hotel but offers great value for its location.  It has a restaurant at ground level with a terrace overlooking the beach.  Paid public parking is available next to the hotel and free wifi is available in the main hotel, but not in Albatross.

Hotel Les Roches Brunes is a newly renovated, luxury property on Rue de la Démocratie, the road heading south on the way out of Collioure.  It is in a very secluded location built on the side of a rock overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.  

The hotel has an exotic, zen vibe with lush vegetation surrounding the property boasting various terraces and rest areas with panoramic vistas of the sea.

Hotel Les Roches Brunes on with seaside views in Collioure

Because of its elevated location on the hillside of Collioure, all of the rooms at Les Roches Brunes have an unobstructed view of the Mediterranean Sea and the Port of Collioure.  The hotel has private parking for its guests, access to its own beach and a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine on site.

It’s a 15 to 20 minute walk from the hotel to the main beach, shops and restaurants in Collioure, and keep in mind that the walk back to the hotel is mostly uphill. 

Hôtel le Bon Port is also located on the road heading out of Collioure towards Port-Vendres but a little closer to the village.  

This hotel has 18 rooms and 2 apartments, and while it is located on the hillside overlooking the Port of Collioure, it is across the road that runs along the coast, so doesn’t have beach access.

Hotel Le Bon Port

The hotel offers free parking, and while it doesn’t have full restaurant service, it does have a bar and paid breakfast buffet along with a sundry shop that sells local products.  Because of its multi-leveled layout and no elevator, it is not listed as accessible. 

It’s about a 15 minute walk to the main shops and restaurants in le Mouré.

Collioure Hotels on the Hill (West)

A few hotels exist on the western side of Collioure and extend up the hill behind the town.  While some are within walking distance to the centre of le Mouré, not all offer views of the sea.  

Up on the hill on the west side of Collioure

Where to Stay on the Hill

Hôtel Méditerranée is located just west of le Mouré and not far from the train station.  This is a modest hotel that has clean, bright rooms and offers a paid breakfast buffet served in its dining room or covered garden terrace.  

Hotel Mediterranee

All of the rooms have a maximum of 3 occupants, so if you are a larger family you may need to book multiple rooms.  Another thing to consider is that the hotel has several floors and no elevator therefore not considered accessible.

There is limited paid parking on site which is closed after 9:30 at night so this means you can’t enter or take your car out after this time. But the hotel is within walking distance of all of the main activities of the village, so unless you are leaving Collioure for the evening, that shouldn’t be a problem.

Insider Tip

There are many hotel properties in Collioure that operate on a seasonal basis. If visiting in the off season be sure to check in advance to make sure your choice will be open.

Hôtel Madeloc has been operating since 1965 but was newly renovated in the winter of 2022.  The hotel offers 26 rooms of various categories as well as 4 furnished apartments.  It is located up the hill from the train station and about a 10-minute walk down to the main beach off Boramar.

Hôtel Madeloc has a number of fine amenities including a swimming pool, jacuzzi, fitness centre and spa.  It also has a lovely garden terrace overlooking the village.

This is a seasonal hotel, and is closed from mid-November to mid-February, so you won’t be able to stay here for the Christmas festivities in Collioure.

Hôtel Ambeille is a little further up the hill on the road heading to Argelès-sur-Mer.  While it’s a 15-minute walk by road to the main beach in the village, you can pass through the public parking lot across the street and cut that time almost in half.  If you do have a car, Ambeille has free on-site parking.

The hotel has 21 air-conditioned rooms, some with a sea view, and all with a balcony or private space.  The property also has a panoramic solarium with deck chairs that is open during the day.  You can also opt for a continental breakfast, although there is no restaurant in the hotel.  

Like many of the multi-level hotels in the town, Hôtel Ambeille is not accessible nor does it welcome pets.

Summary of Hotels by Category

On the Beach

Have a Pool

On-site Parking

Wheelchair Accessible

Luxury

Moderate 

Budget 

The Final Word on Collioure Hotels

This article has been all about Collioure Hotels and where to stay in Collioure.  Hopefully, you have a pretty good idea of what to expect when you are looking for a hotel in this charming village. 

Just a couple of things to let you know before we wrap up.  

  • Collioure can get busy during the holidays so be sure to book early.
  • Most of the hotels are small, cozy and many are historic, but that also means that only a few are wheelchair accessible, so If mobility is an issue, make sure to check directly with the hotel before booking.  
  • Collioure is very pet friendly, so most of the hotels (and restaurants) welcome pets.  

✅ For help with planning your trip check out our Guide on Travel Planning for your Trip to Collioure.

There is lots to see and do in this great place that we have made our second home, so come visit us and stay awhile – you will love it!

Our selfie in Collioure

Additional Resources

✅ Perhaps you might need an apartment rather than a hotel – Check out this great 2-bedroom apartment located in le Mouré.

Read about the fascinating history of the Bell Tower and Church in Collioure. It is one of the most visited sights.