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“Good value; good view”
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Hotel Vauban
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Camaret-sur-Mer
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Bristol
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Good value; good view”
Reviewed 18 September 2011

Camaret is a lovely little fishing town and remarkably unspoiled. The Hotel Vauban is almost at the end of the seafront, so benefits from a great view across the harbour while being a little more secluded than further along the road. You can't park outside the front, but carry on past, put your car in the free car park a bit further down, check in and the very nice owners will show you how to get to the car park round the back.
The rooms are pretty small and very simple and it has to be said that the bathroom could hardly be much smaller and still be functional without a re-write of the laws of physics. But a) the room is clean; b) the bed was exceptionally comfortable; c) a posh room is not what it's about anyway - it's all about the view. Get a sea view and you won't be looking at the room very much.
There is some noise intrusion from the cafe below, but it's not loud, thumpy music and it stopped at a very reasonable hour (and we were there Friday and Saturday). There's also the inevitable sound of the odd door banging. But I am hyper-sensitive to noise at night and had no problem getting a good night's sleep.
Breakfast is an extra 6.50 Eur and was....OK. Not much choice: orange juice, rolls and croissants, two types of jam, kiwi fruit, tea/coffee...that's it. It was fine.
But the price of rooms is very reasonable indeed and the best deal of all is demi-pension: for an extra 19 Eur, you get breakfast and a three course set dinner. Again, no choice, but we weren't complaining: a whole crab to start; beef with a judicious selection of nicely cooked veg; fuit salad to finish - all enjoyed with a fine sea view.
There are probably fancier places, but this one is honest, unpretentious and good value. Recommended.

Room Tip: Definitely pay a few Euros more for a sea-facing view.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Bergen
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

An excellent place. Nice and friendly people, nice fishing town. Room was well maintained. Excellent bed.

Room Tip: Take a room with a view on the harbour and the Vauban tower
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 October 2010

a simple, very friendly hotel with plain rooms, great view over the harbor. They now have a website www.hotelvauban-camaret.fr and e-mail: contact@hotelvauban-camaret.fr. Their prices (like all French hotels) are plainly posted at the entrance to the hotel. Free parking is around back. No reservations needed in the shoulder season. Great seaside walks on the Crozon peninsula and a small grocery store just down the block along with usual boulongeries and cafes. Their restaurant was closed in October except for breakfast a reasonable 6.50 euros.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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Cork Ireland
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Reviewed 16 September 2010

Camaret is a beautiful place with interesting things to see. The hotel villa vauban needs some investment but the value at 88 euros for two with dinner and breakfast included is superb. The people are very friendly, food good and rooms are clean but they do need a little makeover. As with nearly all hotels in France there is a lack of night life after 10p.m. and a lack of some english speaking channel.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 21 November 2005

Of course, the Vauban Hotel offers accommodation, and good value for money, too. But the reason why we keep returning is the view : the hotel is built on the quiet side of the quay (the Quai Toudouze bustles with activity until the wee hours) and quayside rooms offer a view of the harbour, marina, ancient fortifications by Vauban and Rocamadour chapel.

The owners, Noel and Marie Claude, are devoted to their guests and will go out of their way to please them. No restaurant (but plenty of nice seafood places nearby) but a bar where breakfast can be had, and which is the meeting-place of famous long-distance sailors. The walls are decorated with souvenirs of their adventures.

Definitely recommended.

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Property: Hotel Vauban
Address: 4 quai du Styvel, 29570 Camaret-sur-Mer, France
Region: France > Brittany > Finistere > Camaret-sur-Mer
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Camaret-sur-Mer
Number of rooms: 16

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