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“The eye in the storm” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Villa Esprit de Famille

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Villa Esprit de Famille
Ranked #5 of 47 Saint-Malo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“The eye in the storm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

My last stop in a little tour of the coast. And i must say. The ending is a perfect one. Very friendly people who gave me all the information i needed. In french ofcourse. Cossy room where i sleeped like a baby. I just loved the fact that it was a bit at the edge of saint malo. It's alot calmer then the bussy center. I will definitly come back here.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brunodel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Ayr, Canada
Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

We had a wonderful one night stay here in June. The hosts Myriana & Jean-Francois made us feel very welcome. The rooms seemed large and spacious enough for us.

We loved the breakfast and charming room it was served in. Jean-Francois took out time to help us book our next B&B.

There is an amazing restaurant called Le Benetin, a short 5 minute walk away that is on the sea coast. The bake shop down the street has decadent pastries.
It is close enough to the walled city of St. Malo by car, yet is a nice suburb that has its own culture. The Tour de France passed by the front doors of this B&B this year.

Our only regret was not being able to stay here longer.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RHHHtravels
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

Villa Esprit de Famille is located a short distance from St Malo with easy access to the walled city by car or public transportation. Myriana & Jean-Francois are friendly, warm and helpful. They are a resource to guide you to a desirable restaurant within walking distance to the B&B or in St Malo or Cancale. The rooms are well appointed & nicely decorated but small. However, the generous sitting area on the ground floor & the patio well compensate for this. Breakfast is generous and each morning a different "treat" arrives on your plate. This B&B provides a perfect spot to explore St Malo & surroundings.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BobG48
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Fontainebleau, France
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108 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

This B&B is a nice and cheaper alternative to staying in St. Malo. It is a little far from the town center so a car is a must, but you can take a walk on the beach very easily, and parking is free. The owners were very nice and gave us good instructions (in French) regarding how to check in late. They also gave us a little discount since we skipped breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank tomermi
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Montreal
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170 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

This owner-run B&B is simply delightful. The owners have taken some old buildings with common walls and have merged them into a superbly designed B&B. While the renovations are ongoing we give this place an excellent rating as we found it exceptionally well-run and the renovating activities were very discreet.

This establishment offers many advantages. The rooms are very clean, charmingly decorated and comfortable. Each has a charming view of this quiet part of St Malo. It includes free, secure parking on site. The owners are very knowledgeable and service-oriented people. Do not hesitate to ask them for recommendations that suit your personal objectives. They absolutely did everything they could to make us comfortable.

Breakfast is truly a personal experience, with owner Jean-Francois at the helm. Freshly squeezed orange juice, excellent coffee and a selection of fresh bread and cereal were ready each morning. Jean-Francois cooks up a surprise each day and each one was delightlful. The jams and compotes are homemade and extremely flavourful.

We could not help but be impressed by the owners' high degree of professionalism - these people know about the service industry and it shows. The ongoing changes thery were making were discreetely made, but were actually a delight to discover. We would return from exploring and find something new to admire. Very warm hospitality. We highly recommend this place and would definitely return.

Room Tip: The establishment's web site provides very accurate photos of the rooms and common areas. If you...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank dondedieu
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Farmington, Connecticut
Level Contributor
382 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

We stumbled upon this B && B and are so glad we stayed. The owners, Jean and Myriani, made us feel so welcome! They helped us plan our few days in St. Malo and every suggestion was simply perfect. We took the apartment with it's own separate entrance. The spiral staircase was a little hard to negotiate but doable. Bedroom is upstairs, Bath, Kitchen and LR are downstairs. It even had its own washer so we got to catch up! Myriani offered to dry our things as a courtesy. So very thoughtful! Their is a great chocolate shop a few doors away and a fully stocked mini market across the street. Just perfect!

Room Tip: Rooms in the main house are quite small and may not be suitable if you are staying more than a nigh...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Betty L
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

We recently spent an overnight stay at Villa Esprit. The decor in the bedroom and all the public rooms is gorgeous. We found the owner to be very welcoming and helpful.We enjoyed a fabulous breakfast in the stunning breakfast room overlooking the courtyard and the new decking area. The only slight downside was that the bed was rather soft.

Room Tip: Although our room on the back was quiet it wasn't very large so not sure what to suggest.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank burdock
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Additional Information about Villa Esprit de Famille

Property: Villa Esprit de Famille
Address: 19 Place du Canada | Rothéneuf, 35400, Saint-Malo, France
Region: France > Brittany > Ille-et-Vilaine > Saint-Malo
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Saint-Malo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
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