We stayed here (2 adults, 2 kids 10 & 5) for 2 nights in late August following a week elsewhere in France and to break up the journey home to North Yorkshire. We had stayed in St Malo several years ago for a night and loved the city, especially the old part, Intra Muros.
This hotel is situated along the beach to the east of the old part and the docks. It's about 3km away and just about walkable with the limitations a five year old can bring. We knew this when booking but were attracted to Reine Marine because of its apartment style rooms and its private parking (knowing that parking, especially in the old town, can be hit and miss).
We arrived at about 6pm on the Saturday night, parked up in the private car park and were greeted at reception by an extremely polite and helpful gentleman who, without fuss or formality, quickly checked us in and directed us to our room. Our room was on the middle floor of a small block of 9 apartments and had a balcony from where you could see the sea (we hadn't booked a sea view so were delighted with this added bonus!). The room was beautifully clean and comprised of a good sized living area (with TV, dining table and sofabed) with a small kitchen tucked away, a separate bedroom, bathroom with bath and shower and a self contained WC.
The hotel, whilst clearly quite busy, seemed to be calmly and efficiently run. A short taxi ride to the old town each night meant that we could enjoy all of what St Malo had to offer (including wine, cidre, etc!). On the sunday afternoon we enjoyed a few hours on the beach and in the (surprisingly not-so-cold) sea, finished off with a quick dip in the hotel's pool which overlooks the beach.
The 2 nights costs us about £350 so not cheap but we felt it was excellent value for money given the space in and convenience of the rooms.
Would definately go back although might try somewhere a little nearer the old town next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Reine Marine Residence is ideal for holidays with friends and family. With an exceptional panorama of the bay of Saint-Malo, it offers 67 apartments, fully equipped and beautifully decorated to welcome up to 6 persons. In addition, the residence has a heated indoor swimming pool, a turkish bath, a sunbathing area and a direct access to the beach. .24 hour-a-day reception staff .Swimming pool access .Turkish bath access .Beds made upon arrival .Linen provided .Baby equipment (reservations required) .Parking/garage .Free WIFI .Iron and ironing board available upon request .Board games .Tourism information .Television and satellite TV, English and German channels ... more less
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