This was the second visit to this very nice hotel, the previous visit was Spring 2012. There are deals available with Brittany Ferries which mean if you use the L'Univers as a base or for a short break you can reap a substantial discount as opposed to booking the ferry and the hotel separately. The hotel has a lift and to describe it as being similar to a 3 person coffin is not an understatement but it would not take a wheelchair, I have mobility issues and I can get around without having to use a wheelchair, so I am able to use the lift. The hotel having been made aware of the fact that I am disabled gave me the option of a ground floor room, but having knowledge of the hotel requested a higher floor and again the hotel gave us a room near to the lift access.
The continental breakfast had a selection of cold cooked ham which was first rate together with hard boiled eggs, and uncooked eggs that could be boiled to individual requirements. There was the usual selection of rolls, croissants and pain o chocolat. Fresh fruit salad yoghurt etc. The selection for breakfast was very good.
The bar staff worked very hard and efficiently although sometimes a little haste might be beneficial but experience comes with age.
MY GRIPE WITH ST. MALO is appalling parking for disabled vehicle users particularly drivers. August is extremely busy and at the time of my visit there were stalls occupying what parking spaces there were opposite L'Universe (No DISABLED BAYS). The 1disabled space within the city walls which was 100 yards from the hotel for the 3 days of our visit was occupied by a French vehicle that albeit was displaying a Disabled badge was not moved throughout the 3 days.
The other space that was at the rear of a nearby hotel was for me a long walk and potluck as to whether or not it was free of vehicles.
There were other Disabled bays outside the city walls and again availability was an issue and queuing was at this busy period and the walk to the hotel was painful and impractical.
St. Malo needs to become more disabled vehicle user friendly particularly at busy times, able bodied vehicle users are able to park further away in favour of the physically less abled.
I would recommend the Hotel L'Univers as it is clean and well cared for and the staff are very helpful.
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