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“Beside the seaside, beside the sea” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Printania
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5 av. George V, 35801 Dinard, France   |  
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Ranked #14 of 24 hotels in Dinard
Bracknell
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Beside the seaside, beside the sea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

We spent two days at the Printania and enjoyed every minute. We had a room with a terrace almost at sea level and our relations had a room at the top. Both gave wonderful views across the estuary. The top room with panoramic windows and the bottom room only yards from the water. Breakfast was in the ferny conservatory.
The staff were very helpful and friendly at all times. Don't be put off by the hotel front. Inside boasts glorious turn-of-the-century features, including magnificent brass-studded furniture.
Give the car a rest and take the frequent ferry across to St Malo.
We dined next door at Le Passerelle and were not disappointed.
A good place to stay.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

We have just spent three wonderful nights in this characterful hotel and have enjoyed every minute! The sea views and balconies catching the sunrise are a delight. The staff are helpful, friendly and attentive and cope well with atrocious french being tried... Breakfast is a feast taken whilst gawping out of the enormous conservatory windows to the ever changing harbour and sea activities, small talk really isn't required with views like this! The dinner is good if a trifle formal but faultlessly presented. The hotels position is perfect for rambling in various directions to stunning beaches and headlands without exhausting ones self too much. A regular small boat plies from close to the hotel to St Malo, a walled coastal town well worth exploring. We wouldn't hesitate to return to such a gem!

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

We found this hotel by chance when looking for a place to stop for the night in the area. There were two rooms available and we chose one on the first floor overlooking the harbour with a small balcony. It was very comfortable and with French doors opening onto the balcony, we were able to see the tide go in and out, the moon rise and the sun rise in the morning. The reception was exceedingly friendly and helpful and the fact that she was more than willing to help us out in English was appreciated. The food was excellent - both the fresh seafood at dinner and the breakfast buffet. I would definitely recommend this hotel to someone looking for a lovely, relaxing and unique place to stop in a busy area of France.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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23 hotel reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

We hadn't booked this hotel and just turned up on the off-chance. Luckily they had two rooms available in one of their properties along the same road. The lady of reception was extremely helpful and friendly and having lived in the UK spoke perfect English. The room slept 5 people although there was just three of us (2 adults and a 8 year old). I think it would have been a little cosy with any more of us. The room was fairly large and decorated in a traditional way with lots of wood, a table and chair, a great wooden French "bunk-bed" the bottom half all enclosed, so fantastic for a little boys sense of adventure, plus two other beds and balcony looking out to the harbour with restaurants underneath. The bathroom needed updating and was quite small and dark. All in all a lovely location with friendly service but a little over-priced in our opinion. We also ate in the main hotel's restuarant which was incredibly expensive but again had the view over the harbour.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

Was just passing by in Dinard, needed a place to sleep. We found this hotel recommended in a tour guide. It was so good and charming so we decided to stay for two nights instead of one. Old house, big comfortable bed and a vu over the water in the English Channel. The hotel had an very good breakfast, the food in the restaurant was also very good and the staff was extremely nice.

Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2010

My wife and I stayed at Hotel Printania one night in May during a month long visit to France. It is located on a quiet street overlooking the bay, just outside the main part of Dinard. The hotel is quite interesting, built in the 1920s and filled with Breton art and crafts, including a whole collection of carved wooden bed headboards. We arrived without reservation but the woman at reception was very welcoming and helpful. She gave us a room with a view of the bay for 124 Euros. Breakfast was extra (19 Euros for two). Parking was on the street. Our room was fairly good sized and beautifully furnished with antiques. It was clean and comfortable. The bathroom was small but modern and efficient. There was Wifi in our room. We had an excellent dinner that night in the dining room. A very happy experience.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LondonBas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

Really surprised at the rate for this 2* Hotel (although some signs say it is 3* I think it is officially a 2* though it should be 3*) 65 Euros per night per room (facing the fairly quiet road) is excellent value. The hotel is simple but it is a great base, very close to Dinard's main beach right on a small harbour, the common / public rooms have direct sea views and you get a sea view room for about 100 euros. It is difficult to find fault with the hotel for the rate. The service is great, and very surprising, I find service in France very hit and miss from indifferent to down right rude, here the service was excellent, friendly and jovial. Engish is spoken but they are happy to deal with poor french! the room was small, tiny showerroom which had seen better days - but perfectly acceptable for the money, huge window, no T/C making facilities - but large flat screen TV. Clean and tidy. Faces the road but surprisingly super sunny and quiet road seemingly little used. All in all an excellent hotel for the money.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Printania

Address: 5 av. George V, 35801 Dinard, France
Location: France > Brittany > Ille-et-Vilaine > Dinard
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Dinard
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Printania 3*
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