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“Too much hype?” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Le Nautilus
Ranked #2 of 81 Hotels in Saint-Malo
Certificate of Excellence
Lassay-les-Chateaux, France
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Too much hype?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

I suppose we expected something out of this world when we read all the amazing reviews on tripadvisor, so we were a tad disappointed with the hotel; don't get me wrong, this is a very good basic hotel, well situated for exploring the walled city and close to loads of restaurants, good value too. Our room was spotlessly clean and toasty warm in November. Service was good and breakfast is adequate but not exceptional. Don't expect too much and you won.t be disappointed.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LeGormandiser
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

If you visit Saint-Malo you do so for the experience not the hotel room. This cosy little hotel is situated inside the city walls so is in a great location. Would recommend for a reasonably priced hotel that is very clean and pleasant. Take some sunglasses for the decor and you will be fine!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

A very pleasant hotel located right in the centre of the picturesque old quarter of St Malo. The rooms are a bit small but more than adequate. Loick, the owner is great - he himself is a travel nut and understands very well the needs of travellers. He speaks very good English and is more than happy to wile away a couple of hours comparing experiences, if that is your thing! However, he is not intrusive. Driving through the streets of the old town to Le Nautilus is a bit of a trial on the first time of doing it, but becomes easier as one gains experience. Parking is in a nearby public carpark but we had no security concerns. Overall, highly recommended; and will certainly use it again if in St Malo.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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1 Thank Steve P
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Terrigal, Australia
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597 reviews
129 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013 via mobile

Warm and friendly welcome - arrived early - luggage secured while we walked this beautiful city - bags had been moved to room upon our return
Excellent and convenient location inside city walls, also handy to ferry and buses
Hotel is spotlessly clean - extremely well maintained with an obvious eye for detail and guest comfort

Very squeezy elevator, however, any elevator is better than stairs with luggage

Extremely comfortable king size bed and four pillows (as opposed to a lot of places that provide two and additional upon request
Room brightly decorated comfortable and warm - adequate heating - with ability to open window for fresh air
Bathroom modern and adequate with basic toiletries provided.

Breakfast (@ E8pp) is served in ground floor area - must pre- book on previous evening - adequate continental servings with option of homemade (Yum!) bread.
Very strong WiFi signal throughout hotel.
The reception area is also a small bar - great place to relax after a day of sightseeing

Summary; location, comfort, convenience,cleanliness, efficiency, friendliness = very, very good = highly recommended!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

What a great little hotel to stay in, it came highly recommended by family member's who have stayed before. The owners were so helpfull and friendly and made our stay a pleasure. We will use it again as it's well placed in St.Malo the old city. The whole place was spotless and well maintained, thank you Loick and Jean-Michel. Adrian & Teresa.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 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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1 Thank adrian h
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London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
94 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

The hotel is nicely located in the old town. The rooms were clean and the bathroom was of high quality with a nice shower. The staff was really nice and the hotel was a good value for being within the city walls.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tkl112
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

As returning visitors, you always hope the previous high standard will be maintained - especially when you've recommended a hotel to family members and they've decided to come along with you! As usual, Le Nautilus did not disappoint. Spotlessly clean throughout, comfortable well-appointed rooms, delicious breakfast (with plentiful hot coffee!) and staff who can't do enough to make your stay enjoyable, we had another wonderful few days in this beautiful little hotel. Some great restaurant recommendations too. Le Nautilus is the perfect base from which to explore this lovely part of France. Thank you, Loick, Jean-Michel and staff, for your hospitality. We will definitely be back next year so ...... a la prochaine fois!

  • Stayed October 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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1 Thank Simmo82
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Property: Hotel Le Nautilus
Address: 9 rue de la Corne de Cerf, 35400, Saint-Malo, France
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Region: France > Brittany > Ille-et-Vilaine > Saint-Malo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Saint-Malo
#1 Romantic Hotel in Saint-Malo
#3 Best Value Hotel in Saint-Malo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Le Nautilus 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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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