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Au Jardin St Michel
Ranked #17 of 19 Pontorson B&B and Inns
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Don't even think of staying here”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

I've been staying in hotels all over France for 35 years now, but this is the worst. Not only as regards the hotel itself but also as regards the rudeness and incivility of the owner and his daughter.
The hotel is a sort of 'battery farm' for visitors to Mont Saint Michel as added to the original small hotel building is a sort of 'motel' extension of small hutches.
We arrived at about 8p.m., and the smell of rancid cooking oil from the kitchens which coagulated around the outside dining patch ('area' is too grand a word) was truly nauseating. The diners were all jammed together on a tiny area of decking, which was supposedly the outside dining "terrasse", right next to the car park. The food looked distinctly unappetising, and so we ate elsewhere.
But the worst aspect is the rudeness of the owner. I speak fluent French, having worked in France for over 14 years, but I'd hate to be a foreign visitor here. His rudeness and incivility was by far the worst I've experienced.
This hotel should be avoided - unless you're absolutely desperate.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

Having a property in the area I have visited many of the restuarants in Pontorson this is one that I will not be revisting . No mustard ( its actually next to supermarket so I think that could have been easily remedied),half the items on the menu were unavailable.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Israel
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

More or less good breakfast

Very poor room, very heavy staircases, the hotel seems similiar to American Motel 6/8, but there are no condition and you have no privacy

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

Pontorson is a good place to spend a night on the way to Mont Saint-Michel. Au Jardin St Michel - is a private mini-hotel, doors of rooms facing into the gallery in the inner court. The main drawback of the hotel is a size of rooms. They are really tiny.

Service is OK, breakfast is standart.

For the overnight stay may be OK, but this hotel is not a bargain, and it is possible to find out for the same price better place.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 May 2008

We needed a hotel for an overnight stay on our way up to Cabourg and chose to stay in Pontorson. Hotel La Cave was quite acceptable for our short stay. The room was fine if a little small and dated. Staff were friendly and breakfast was just typically French. Off-road parking which was good as well.

No real complaints. Perfectly acceptable for an overnight stop.

  • Stayed May 2008
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Additional Information about Au Jardin St Michel

Property: Au Jardin St Michel
Address: 37 rue de la Liberation, 50170, Pontorson, France
Region: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Manche > Pontorson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Pontorson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Au Jardin St Michel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Jardin St. Michel Hotel you will find a warm welcome in a pleasant, friendly and tranquil setting, only 300m from the station. We have wooded grounds of more than 1,200m², with benches where you can relax (or sunbathe in the summer). There is a terrace outside where you can have your breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner in the evening. ... more   less 
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