Hotel in Malbuisson

On the edge of the Saint-Point lake 

In the Haut-Doubs, 15 km from Pontarlier, L'Atelier de Donat welcomes you to Malbuisson, on the edge of the Saint-Point lake. A preserved natural setting, between sparkling waters and pine forest which you can fully enjoy from our charming hotel. 

The Atelier de Donat owes its name to the former owner of the house, a craftsman who, amongst others things, made boats, some of which he made available to the passers-by on his small jetty. The beach that runs along the house has, for a while now, held his name. In Malbuisson, the name Donat is well known and it is in the spirit that we took over his former workshop. 

The workshop has undergone a grand renovation, undertaken with respect of the history of the workshop and the inheritance of Donat. Thus, references to the profession of woodworking and nature are omnipresent. Stone frontals, vegetal wall decorations, various tools, imposing beams, recycled workbenches...: so many references to the former master of the workshop. 

Now, in your turn, discover this place with its mix of authenticity and elegance. Between Besancon and Lausanne, our hotel restaurant offers you a unique destination : charming rooms and suites, modern facilities, bistronomic restaurant, terrace and salon lounge, all in an exeptionnal natural setting. 

Rooms and suites with lake views 

L'Atelier de Donat offers 2 average sized rooms and 4 spacious suites. All have views over the Malbuisson Lake and four of them have a balcony. One room is also equipped to accommodate guests with reduced mobility.

Description :

  • Size : 29 m² on average
  • 2 bedrooms with living rooms, one of which has disabled access
  • 4 suites with living rooms and balconies
  • Bathrooms with baths and showers, separate toilets in the suite
  • Dressing gows and slippers
  • Nespresso coffee machine 
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen TV 
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Air conditionning 

"Trendy" restaurant with 100% homemade meals 

L'Atelier de Donat invites you to sit at one of its restaurant's table. Here to references to the history of the house and the craft of carpentry are omnipresent. It opens onto the lake with large bay windows, offering a panoramic view to each of our guest. In fine weather, a terrace allows you to enjoy this unique view. 

Formed at Ducasse and owner of the premice, chef Raphaelle VERNIER offers seasonal cuisine inspired by the bistronomy, generous dishes-giving pride of place to the quality and freshness of the product. This "trendy" menu combines regional inspired dishes : when in season, lake fish such as perch and fera are found on our menu as well as others dishes of Franche-Comté inspiration. 

Whether you are meeting family, friends, couples, co-workers or clients: L'Atelier de Donat is the ideal place, with its beautiful view of the Lake Saint-Point. Just a stone's throw from Pontarlier and Swiss border, discover our restaurant combining creativity and modernity. 


Charming hotel 

L'Atelier de Donat in a few lines :

  • Charming hotel in Malbuisson, on the edge of the Saint-Point lake 
  • 4 suites with balconies 
  • 2 bedrooms, one with disabled access
  • Bistronomic restaurant
  • Terrace and lounge area 
  • Annex area for events (meetings, seminars…)
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Free car park
  • Closed garage (extra charge)
  • Direct access to the beach