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“Not bad for the Disneyland of medieval pilgramages”
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Hotel Du Guesclin
Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Mont-Saint-Michel
San Diego, California
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11 reviews
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“Not bad for the Disneyland of medieval pilgramages”
Reviewed 3 May 2012

We (myself, spouse and another couple) spent a night at this hotel the week of Apr 23, and overall had a very nice stay. One enters through a storefront like door into the ground level bar, and then directed to the next level where reception is. Our room was up another flight of stairs, and overlooking the bay towards the mainland. The room was adequate in size, clean, and had a decent mattress. The bathroom was clean and had plenty of hot water. The windows are double paned and the room was quiet. Sound insulation between rooms was also OK- couple next door was coughing a lot but could not hear it too loudly (or they took cough medicine)- have been in much worse, and also better. The restaurant food was fair at best - chicken was overcooked, and I had the cod which also was overcooked. But the mussels were decent. Remember that this rock has a multitude of overpriced, tourist restaurants, so cannot speak to comparison to the others. The price is very reasonable, and a "continental" breakfast is 9 euros. The parking - make sure you tell them at the parking lot cashier that you are staying overnight so that they put you in the closer lot that is NOT flooded by the tide. And you will have to carry or roll your bags about 100 meters over the flat parking to the entry of the Mont, then another 100 meters or so up the ascending tourist street to get to the hotel. We arrived in the mid afternoon, spending the rest of the afternoon exploring the Abbey (worth it, but hey, not much else to do on the Mont), then had dinner. My friends and I are photographers, so we ventured out around sunset and again at sunrise to the causeway for photos. After around 5 PM, and before around 9AM, you have the Mont to yourself. The tour bus loads of tourists are gone between those hours.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 April 2012 via mobile

The view, well all I can say is that I wanted to keep the curtains open so I could stare longer. The reception was vry friendly!

But.... Our sheets, while clean had at least one small tear in them, and the whole thing could use some tlc. We ate at the restaurant, which we felt was reasonalbly priced.

Stayed April 2012
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Belmont, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2011

One of my husband's top "bucket-list" sites was to spend a night on Mont St.-Michel. I arranged for us to do this at Hotel du Guesclin. We were awarded with a room--albeit quite small--which had two windows that afforded us with views of the tides. What an incredible experience--as was the amazing venture up to the Abbey! Although small, our room was quite adequate in size as well as being very clean; and the bed was comfortable.

Room Tip: I mentioned that we were celebrating a significant (40th) wedding anniversary.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Oceanside, California
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Reviewed 20 October 2011

We stayed one night at the Hotel du Guesclin. The hotel is not far from the parking lot - assuming you tell the attendant you are staying on the island and he directs you to section 1 - but there were a great many people between us and the hotel, nearly all of them Japanese. Once we got there, we were shown to our room, which was not really ready yet (it was around noon) but we got to drop off our stuff.

We were okay with the room - it overlooked the busy street and was noisy, but it was very quiet after dark. No hair dryer. It was a little confusing because they don't really have an obvious way in, and some of the rooms are reached through the restaurant.

Breakfast was just okay. We had to ask for most things, until (I guess) the regular guy showed up.

Mont St Michel is crowded and chaotic, more like Italy than France, but the hotel was comfortable.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

Very easy to find, staff was very friendly, rooms decorated very charmingly, and everything was clean! We did not eat in the restaurant dining room but it looked very nice, to get to the rooms we were in we had to go into the restaurant slightly and then up some more stairs to our floor. There are lots of stairs so if that is a problem, ask if there are rooms on a lower floor.

Our party had 3 rooms all overlooking the sea, well worth the extra euros in our opinion. We overlooked the ramparts and loved the view! The bathroom in the room we were in was very small but it was clean and modern. I had not packed an alarm clock and the staff was kind enough to find one for me to use as there is no wake up call by phone. Mont St Michel is a one nighter as far as I can tell since after you walk the "town" and tour the Abbey there isn't much left to do. So if you go, this is a great place to stay while there. Clean, friendly, and you get Mont St Michel to yourself after the tour busses go. If you would like to see photos I have some here on my blog.

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/wendy2007/5/1309469223/tpod.html

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Jefferson, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2011

Great hotel for the money. I had a room in the annex overlooking the water. Room was clean and well maintained. The front desk staff spoke English.

  • Stayed June 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 October 2010

This hotel is perfectly located on the main street on the beautiful Le Mont St Michel. The restaurant is very good, staff were polite and obliging and the bay views from our room were stunning. The couple we were travelling with had a Mont view room, and it was equally picturesque.
The rooms were comfortable, clean and warm but unfortunately I woke up covered in bed bug bites - at least 50 itchy lumps all over my arms, face, chest, back and hands.
This was very unfortunate and is my only complaint about this wonderful hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Du Guesclin
Address: 50170 Mont-Saint-Michel, France
Region: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Manche > Mont-Saint-Michel
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Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Mont-Saint-Michel
Number of rooms: 10
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