We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Quiet but central” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Le Continental

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Save
You added Hotel Le Continental to your Saves list
Hotel Le Continental
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Square de la Tour d'Auvergne | 41 rue Emile Zola, 29200 Brest, France   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #10 of 37 Hotels in Brest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Devon
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
62 hotel reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Quiet but central”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

When we stayed, the hotel seemed to have very few other guests staying. To be perfectly honest, I would sooner have it that way than have people banging about outside my room for all hours.

The room was a reasonalbe size and had a large bathroom. The bed was confortable (it was a twin room with 2 different sized singles) but the room was very hot. The air conditioning unit was next to useless. We ended up sleeping with the french windows open.

Breakfast was great. there was a massive selection of well cooked hot and cold food. We were disappointed there there wasn't a restaurant for an evening meal.

There is an underground carpark nearby, but dont use it if you are staying over a weekend as it's closed on a Sunday. There is plenty of on street parking just around the corner from the hotel which is cheap.

There is also a great market just outside the hotel on a Sunday morning but this may restrict you moving a car if you have parked right outside the main entrance. .

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

110 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    37
    47
    18
    6
    2
See reviews for
7
42
5
51
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Rueil-malmaison
Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
76 hotel reviews
Reviews in 123 cities Reviews in 123 cities
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

Born in Brest 63 years ago but having left my hometown in 1968, I knew this hotel for very long for its reputation.
After passing difficult times, the Conti as it was known, offers now an excellent ballance of comfort and services for a reasonable price and surpasses local competition in its category.
The breakfast buffet is excellent, not so usual in Bretagne.
Its surroundings are not very attractive, even if right in the city center.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the 5th floor (roof) with view on the famous Brest bay
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Copenhagen, Denmark
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
76 hotel reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

The reception, the room, the breakfast room, the location all very quiet. The staff discrete, the bar area dead. The room big but soulless, bed comfortable - chairs like 1890 wooden stuffed with horsehair, and build for a 30kg jockey. Wirleless internet OK, showers in Bath, mixer ensured its either too hot or too cold, Towels too small,

all in all a soulless it acceptable place for one night or two max

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

This hotel is like the Marie Celeste. Do not be fooled by the photos, yes the reception s enormous but it and the bar are staffed by the same person! The rooms are a reasonable size but fixtures and fittings are worn. There is no restaurant so again don't believe the photos. It only serves breakfast which I have yet to experience....
Needless to say I won't be returning to Le Continental and you should think again if you are considering staying here. I can't believe there aren't several better hotels hotels in town for the same or indeed less.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
North Yorkshire
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

After a week sailing we booked a junior suite at the Continental, hoping for a good bed and a good shower - we weren't disappointed. The suite was a very reasonable 102 euros - very spacious, terrace with table and chairs, writing desk, comfy sofa, flat screen tv in the room. Good views across to the Rade and the town. The breakfast was also good - plenty of choice.

I think I've read comments about the lack of hot water and we certainly had to remember to run the shower for a good 5 minutes before venturing in but that's the only slight niggle and it wouldn't put me off returning.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HAMPSHIRE
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2008

We stayed here for two nights towards the end of August 2008 and found Brest to be quiet. Quite exceptionally quiet being the period of conges annuelle. Reception was cool, indifferent and charmless. Why should customers have to make all the running, when it is us who is paying the bill?

The stench of cold stale tobacco is not really acceptable in a bedroom in these days of strictly enforced no smoking policies. (I am not the first Trip Advisor reader to comment adversely on this.) The balcony was dirty and the sliding windows very dificult to move.

Inexcusable was the fact that by 1515 hrs on our second day here our room had not been 'done'. On complaining to reception a reluctant staff member offered no apology or explanation.

Breakfast is good and the art deco lobby is a delight to behold.

  • Liked — ITS FUNCTIONAITY
  • Disliked — THE STENCH OF COLD STALE TOBACCO IN THE BEDROOM
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Been to Hotel Le Continental? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Le Continental

Address: Square de la Tour d'Auvergne | 41 rue Emile Zola, 29200 Brest, France
Location: France > Brittany > Finistere > Brest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Brest
#4 Luxury Hotel in Brest
#7 Business Hotel in Brest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Le Continental 4*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Behind this large building located in the heart of Brest’s town center, discover a non-smoking hotel full of character that has made a name for itself in Brest. The hotel’s art deco style, its large, peaceful foyer and its warm welcome will charm you and give you a pleasant, quality stay in Brest’s region. You’ll appreciate its ideal location in the center of Brest near the Chateau and the new Port de Plaisance marina, and 50 metres from the famous Siam street... ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity and Priceline so you can book your Hotel Le Continental reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Le Continental Hotel

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hotel Le Continental, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.