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“Well situated, good value, but not charming”
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La Marine
Ranked #10 of 11 Carnac B&B and Inns
Columbia, Missouri
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20 reviews
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“Well situated, good value, but not charming”
Reviewed 28 November 2011

We drove into Carnac in the rain with no hotel reservation and the place we really wanted to go to was closed for their annual vacation. Some of the other places were full but this was offering a reduced price and it was one we could find in the dark so we stayed here two nights. The location is pretty good, right next to the church, museum, and tourist office as well as a pretty darn good creperie (Creperie du Pompe). It had good free internet access in the lobby and the staff was friendly and spoke good English (helpful since my boyfriend doesn't speak it). It sort of seems as though the attached bar draws lots of regulars for both evening drinks and breakfast coffee. The room was clean and quiet although the hallways sort of smelled of smoke. They have tried to put some interesting artwork, etc. up but the rooms were a little depressing. That was really the only downside so I would say that it should have a rating of 3.5.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Jock in Brum
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Reviewed 21 June 2011

Seriously, the tiny room was in bits with huge cracks on the walls & ceiling and the wood covering on one wall was warped and twisted. The wooden bead head rocked and rolled with only one working light.

There is no lift here so you march up a dismal, dirty stair case where someone in an attempt to cheer things up has stuck pictures of flowers at random places on the walls.

I could hear other peoples toilets flushing in the night and was awakened the next moring at 7 by the clomp clomp clomping of other guests leaving. A poor nights sleep.

Breakfast was the high spot, delicious fresh bread with good jams and the usual array of pastries, cheese, ham and fruits. I had a bowl of rather good hot chocolate from a clean machine.

The next morning I took a look at their guest book and saw only glowing reviews. What I also observed were places where pages had been torn out... hmmmm.... I wonder why?

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Foz do Iguaçu
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Reviewed 28 March 2011

On the Center of Carnac, La Marine is a very nice hotel.
But if you want to stay close to the beach, it's a little far.
One drawback was the carpet on the floor - but is a particular notice.
The staff is helpful and the room was nice - not the worst, but not the better one.

If you go to Carnac (Karnag), you can stay with no trouble.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2010

This was the first hotel we stopped in en route to the South for a seven night stay. It wasn't the best hotel we stayed in during our travels but the bed was clean and comfortable as was the en suite bathroom with over bath shower. The room could have done with a spruce up and the staff were a bit casual, but apart from that fine. The parking across the road was free at the time of year we stayed, but isn't in high season. We didn't eat in the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Paris
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Reviewed 6 February 2010

We went in the offseason, so being near the beaches (about a 20 minute walk away) was not a primary concern. In fact, the location ended up being perfect: La Marine is a five minute walk from the Carnac-Ville bus stop that took us from the Auray TGV station. The hotel more or less faces the Museum of Prehistory, and it is within a short walk of the large church, gift shops, two bakeries/pastry shops, at least two yearround bars, a handful of pizzerias and crêperies (including the highly rated Chez Marie and Ty Gwelig). Furthermore, around the corner is a bike rental where we rented two touring bicycles for the day for 8€ apiece (perhaps the off-season rate) and which we took through the swampy trails a few km north of Carnac, as we went menhir and dolmen hunting, which was the focus of the trip.

The hotel itself boasts a restaurant and an amusing bar done up in a felicitous nautical theme.

Our room was very simple and equipped for its two main tasks: allowing us to sleep at night and shower in the morning.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with friends
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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 9 August 2009

I stayed one night with my son as we traveled through Brittany. The hotel was clean but that was about the only good thing I can say about it. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't that great either. I'd put it on par with Travelodge or something of that type in the U.S. We were there in Feb, and I couldn't get the room warm enough at all--and I'm not one who needs the room to be hot. The room was tiny, the bathroom was okay but the shower was awkward and the toilet didn't work properly. The internet only worked if your laptop was pointed in the right direction and the gods were smiling on you. I like to stay in the atypical American hotel when traveling overseas, but this one was a step below the usual. It is conveniently located being right in the heart of Carnac and it was easy to get everywhere. So, I'd say stay here if every other place is full, which was our situation, it is not bad.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled solo
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Property: La Marine
Address: 4 Place de la Chapelle, 56340 Carnac, France
Region: France > Brittany > Morbihan > Carnac
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #10 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Carnac
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — La Marine 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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