I think this was my favourite hotel of our two week holiday touring around France. It's more of a country house/B&B than a hotel and is located in the countryside so you need some form of transport to get around.
The lady who owns and runs the house (Hildegard) was absolutely lovely. We arrived early but she took a break from cleaning the rooms etc and offered us a drink and some suggestions on where we could go for the afternoon and where to eat out which was very helpful as we had not been to the area before. She was quite happy to chat and give you advice and it felt like you were staying with a nice relative rather than an impersonal hotel.
The house is about 15 miles from Mont St Michel by car - but about 10 miles by bike. Hildegard offered to lend us her two bikes so that we could cycle there and even gave us a map showing the back route and advice on where to 'park' and lock the bikes up. We did actually take up her offer and it was a much better way of travelling than joining the queues of coaches and cars.
The room we were allocated was spacious, airy, nicely decorated and very clean. I quickly glimpsed the other rooms before the guests arrived and they were of a similar standard and there is also a family room available.
Breakfast was lovely - fresh bread and croissants, home made jams and cheese and yoghurts produced by her neighbour and some very nice cheese and lemon cake. She even picked us some strawberries from the garden on the last morning of our stay.
There was plenty of space to park and the views from the bedrooms over her gardens and towards Mont St Michel were beautiful.
I would definitely recommend staying here if you want somewhere friendly with a personal touch and a fab breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A lovely mansion with the most beautiful view on the Mont St.Michel from Brittany. The pleasure of country side, a few miles away from all touristic attractions Mt.St.Michel, St.Malo, Cancale) ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your Au Fief des Amis du Mont reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.