We stayed at Le Nautilus for seven nights in July, having chosen it on the basis of previous Tripadvisor reviews and so went with high expectations. The staff were friendly and helpful, the hotel was spotlessly clean and ideally located within the old city walls and very close to the bus station, ideal for day trips – Dinan is highly recommended.
Any drawbacks to the hotel?
The bedroom we stayed in was basic, the en-suite bathroom included a very small shower, so perhaps avoid if you are tall or generously built.
Being in old town there is nightly street entertainment quite close and this can be audible until quite late at night, not loud enough to disturb but it could be mildly irritating.
There is a bar, but this closed along with the reception desk at about 8.00pm every night, should you lose your key I have no idea how you would get in.
We were unable to use the advertised free Wi-Fi, with either phone or laptop; apparently this is not an uncommon occurrence for British guests.
Would I recommend this hotel? Yes, but with the caveat that any preconceptions garnered from Tripadvisor MUST be tempered with a splash of realism, no matter how good the reviews this is still a two star hotel and therefore its facilities are limited.
If you're going to St Malo (or indeed anywhere else) from Dinard Airport by taxi try to get through arrivals quickly as taxis can be scarce.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inside the old town close to the sprawling beaches, you will find the Nautilus cherished haven of the buccaneers of St Malo, a resting place before returning to sea. Open all the year, the Nautilus, 2 stars hotel, offers 15 welldecorated non smoking rooms with ensuite facilities and a private bar. In this classified historical building, you will appreciate the warm welcome of the Nautilus crew, every passenger can expect a faultless service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Nautilus Hotel
- Le Nautilus Saint Malo