Stayed at Hotel Mercure Mont Saint Michel in October 2012. The only reason to stay here is to be on the Mont St. Michel side of the new barrier to make going back and forth to the mont extremely easy (we had no problems night and day walking or using the buses - I do recommend bringing a flashlight/torch or camping headlamp though). The bed was also incredibly comfortable. Everything else was terrible. My guess is that this was a roadside motel that the Mercure bought and threw a room over. At least that would explain the lack of elevators, the rickety wooden stairs indoors (they were a real safety concern for us), and the fact that the toilet has an old window facing what is now the inside of the hotel. The worst for us was that the supposedly non-smoking room absolutely stunk. I could actually taste the smoke smell it was so bad. The other problem is noise. There shouldn't be any given the location, but this place seems to be made for tour groups so before sun-up we were treated to the thud of suitcases being thrown into the bus and just after sun-up bus horns blaring, I assume to get the tour groups going. It was a jarring way to start the day.
As terrible as this place was, I would probably stay there again for the location alone. I would just significantly lower my expectations about the comfort level of our stay.
Enjoy the amazing Mont St. Michel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our hotel is equipped with 100 spacious rooms. Located at the entry of the dike, 1800 meters of the Mont St Michel and of its Abbey of 11th century, the hotel features a gourmet restaurant with regional specialities, a bar and 6 conference rooms (100 people). Private and free carpark. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Mont Saint Michel
- Accor Mont Saint Michel