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“Great location and more character than a chain hotel”
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Hotel le Challonge
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Dinan
Certificate of Excellence
Knutsford UK
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great location and more character than a chain hotel”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

We had a 2nd floor room looking out over the square opposite. This was a good sized room, free WiFi and a balcony you could look out over the square opposite from. It was a very clean and tidy room, with a good sized bed, and very comfortable inc four pillows which not all French hotels provide. Only down side was the shower door leaked a little and their is no air con but opening the big windows works. OK.

The breakfast room isn't huge, but the food is good, continental style with eggs available on request. Oh and the view from the window on a sunny day is superb!

The staff were helpful, friendly and spoke English too.

Only downside is no car park. There is a big secure pay car park opposite which is free after 5pm and before 9am, and Sundays. But NOTE! the car park is closed for a market all day Thursday, however there are other car parks not too far away.

We love this Hotel, and have recommended it to friends.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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MCPS35, Propriétaire at Hotel le Challonge, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
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Votre séjour à l'hôtel semble vraiment vous avoir plu, ce qui nous réjouit .
En effet, le parking est payant de 9h à 12h et de 14h à 19h (0.90 euros pour une heure) et gratuit le dimanche et la nuit. Il y a un autre parking gratuit à 200m come vous l'avez indiqué derrière le château. En ce qui concerne les jours de marché il est vrai que le jeudi matin est un peu plus compliqué et c'est pour cela que nous prévenons tout le monde le mercredi soir et essayons de trouver de la place juste devant l'hôtel. Le marché se termine à 13 h et à 14h il est à nouveau possible de stationner sur le parking sécurisée puisqu'il se trouve devant le commissariat. En général, d'un autre côté les clients sont très contents de pouvoir y faire un petit tour n'ayant que la rue à traverser.
Nous vous remercions pour avoir transmis nos coordonnées à vos amis et nous seront ravis de faire leur connaissance.
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Lincolnshire England
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Our party of 6 stayed here for two nights - excellent location opposite large car park. Large well appointed rooms. Basic, but wholesome breakfast. The patron greeted us enthusiastically, took time to give us information about the city. Fortunate to stay during the weekend of Bastille Day - city was busy and lovely atmosphere - great firework display. Would definitely re-visit hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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MCPS35, Propriétaire at Hotel le Challonge, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
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Bonjour, Nous vous remercions d'avoir pris le temps de donner votre avis sur notre établissement et sommes très heureux que votre séjour se soit bien passé.
Il est vrai qu'un grand parking se trouve juste face à l'hôtel et permet de stationner sa voiture et de se promener à pied puisque l'on se trouve dans le centre ville.
Il est important de prendre du temps avec tous nos clients pour leur expliquer les différents itinéraires de façon à visiter les plus beaux sites touristiques des alentours.
Merci encore pour votre avis très sympathique et nous serons très heureux de vous accueillir à nouveau.
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Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Le Challonge for a week, and after 2 changes of rooms I was given a lovely large and airy and light room overlooking the square. The value for money is good, the breakfast a bit basic but good enough! The owner lady is charming and helpful!

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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MCPS35, Propriétaire at Hotel le Challonge, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
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Je suis ravie de vous avoir fait plaisir en vous proposant cette chambre et aussi que vous ayez passé un bon séjour au Challonge.
En ce qui concerne le petit déjeuner il nous emble à peu près complet mais vous pouvez tout à fait nous communiquer vos idées par mail lechallonge@wanadoo.fr car il est important de dialoguer avec nos clients.
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Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Le Challonge for 2 nights in May. Nice, very comfortable hotel ideally located right in the centre of Dinan. Big public car park right in front and nice, cosy restaurant next door. We stayed in a family room which was large, well equipped and had comfortable beds. Our hosts were very pleasant and helpful. Would highly recommend this great hotel and happy to stay there again.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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MCPS35, Propriétaire at Hotel le Challonge, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
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Nous sommes ravis que votre séjour à l'hôtel se soit bien passé.
Nous nous efforçons de vous apporter de nombreuses informations pour que vous puissiez profiter au maximum de votre séjour.
En effet, nous bénéficions d'une belle situation puisque vous pouvez vous déplacer à pied, l'hôtel se situant dans le centre ville.
C'est avec beauccoup de plaisir que nous vous acceuillerons à nouveau si vous revenez à Dinan.
De plus, n'hésitez pas à nous téléphoner pour faire ensemble le choix de votre chambre.
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

When one can find a hotel in a city that offers in-front-of-hotel parking, this is a bonus! The location was excellent, inside the old town walls, easy walk to many restaurants. The room was clean, a tad outdated, had free wifi, nice view of town out quaint window and included a basic French breakfast - all for a reasonable price.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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MCPS35, Propriétaire at Hotel le Challonge, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
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Je suis très heureuse de voir que votre séjour vous a plus et que l'emplacement de l'hôtel vous a facilité vos déplacements.
Quant à la décoration nous pensons refaire certaines chambres cet hiver en laissant quelques unes dans ces tons car certains clients aiment bien.
Donc en choisissant de les différencier , il y en aura pour tous les goûts.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

My wife and I recently toured Brittany and the Loire, departing and arriving at Roscoff. During our 7 day tour, we stayed at Le Challonge Hotel at Dinan, the Mercure Borde de Loire at Saumur and the Best Western Central at Vannes. We have no hesitation in recommending all 3 hotels.
Dinan is the victim of its popularity and when we arrived at the very large car park across the road from Le Challonge it was all but full. Beware, on Thursday the open market is held in this car park.
Le Challonge has a pleasantly French atmosphere and deserves the good reviews. Within the hotel the public areas are limited and supplemented by the bar/restaurant. Our room and bathroom were large, well maintained and very clean. The padded fabric wall covering adds to the French ambience. In France a continental breakfast is relatively expensive at an average price of 8 Euros, nevertheless breakfast at the was relatively good value. Buying a croissants at the local boulangerie and eating them at a local bar with a cup of strong French coffee is cheap and recognised option in France.
The short walk across the car park places you right in the hub hub of Dinan.
On a previous visit we stayed at the Ibis at the bottom of the town. The hotel presented good value and is situated across the road from a large underground car park.
We eat at the Pizzeria Cecco - see review.

Room Tip: Our room was at the back of the hotel and therefore was very quiet. Although the bathroom was large...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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MCPS35, Propriétaire at Hotel le Challonge, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
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Bonjour,

Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez passé un bon séjour dans notre hôtel situé dans le centre de Dinan.
Toute l'équipe vous remercie concernant vos remarques agréables concernant la propreté car on y attache beaucoup d'importance.
Il est aussi comme vous le dites très interessant pour nos clients d'avoir le restaurant attenant à l'hôtel et de pouvoir aller de l'un dans l'autre sans sortir à l'extérieur.
Les tissus tendus ont été un choix pour accentuer l'insonorisation des chambres.
On vous remercie d'avoir pris du temps pour donner votre avis sur notre établissement et espérons vous revoir peut être pour un prochain passage à Dinan.
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Guichen, France
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We were very pleasantly surprised by this hotel and arrived to a really warm welcome, even though we were early. The room was extremely clean, not too noisy and with good facilities. The owners were very warm, friendly and helpful, they took the time to talk to us and get to know us. The restaurant is excellent value for money although this is under separate ownership. The breakfast the next morning was excellent, catering for everyone's tastes although if you are a bacon and eggs person, this wasn't on the menu! Dinan is a lovely town and the shopkeepers are genuninely very friendly. We have booked to go back later on in the year we enjoyed the stay that much.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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MCPS35, Propriétaire at Hotel le Challonge, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
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Bonjour, J'ai beaucoup de retard dans ma réponse mais je voulais vous remercier pour votre gentillesse et aussi pour avoir pris un peu de temps pour donner votre avis. Nous sommes ravis que notre hôtel vous a permis de passer un agréable séjour à Dinan.
Nous essayons d'appporter au jour le jour de petites améliorations depuis notre arrivée au mois de Janvier.
Se sera avec plaisir que nous vous accueillerons de nouveau au cours de cette année.
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Property: Hotel le Challonge
Address: 29 Place du Guesclin, 22100, Dinan, France
Location: France > Brittany > Cotes-d'Armor > Dinan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Dinan
#4 Romantic Hotel in Dinan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel le Challonge 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming Hotel in Dinan Le Challonge, located in the heart of the medieval town of Dinan, Cotes d'Armor, Brittany, is welcoming you in this family friendly, comfortable and clean hotel. Enjoy a nice and peaceful atmosphere after a day of visits at our 3 star hotel. Our friendly and bilingual staff will be pleased to advise you in your visits of the area. At Le Challonge, we are doing everything we can to ensure you will have a delightful stay ! Wether you are travelling on your own, with family or friends, for holidays or business purposes, Le Challonge hotel can accomodate you in one of its 18 rooms from single to twin or double room, family room, and one Suite with its own sitting room. Situated in the city center of Dinan, we have a public car park available just in front of the hotel. As a matter of fact, you will be able to visit the town by walking. The city has magnificent cultural treasures : medieval history, architecture from 18th century, and unspoilt nature. The tourism information center is one minute walk from the hotel and we are at the crossroads of famous touristic areas such as St-Malo (30 min), Dinard (20 min), Mont-St-Michel (40 min), Cancale and many golf courses... Moreover, you will be able to enjoy gastronomic specialities of the area in many restaurants offering tasteful food. ... more   less 
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