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Hotel Barriere Le Grand Hotel
Ranked #5 of 22 Hotels in Dinard
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellence!”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Amazing place, great service, lovely people ; yes they park and keep your car but it is safe. Wifi is free if you have apple device. Our experience was great and we shall go back. We had a superior room but whatever you want , they are always happy to help.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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QualiteGH, Responsable relations clients at Hotel Barriere Le Grand Hotel, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Dear "Pierre P",

All the Grand Hotel Barriere's team is joining me to thank you for your comment. It is our goal to satisfy our valued customers.

We look forward to your next stay with us in Dinard.

Kindest regards,

David DEVANTOY-MANDIN
Executive Assistant Manager
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Lovely hotel views from rooms looking at to the sea. Breakfast ideal for anyone due to the choice.
Lunch I recommend the salad with smoked salmon and prawns .

If they park your car this is at extra cost you also have to pay for wifi

  • Stayed September 2012
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QualiteGH, Responsable relations clients at Hotel Barriere Le Grand Hotel, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Dear "leigh30",

We thank you for your comment following your last stay in Dinard and we hope to welcome you soon again.

Best regards,

David DEVANTOY-MANDIN
Executive Assistant Manager
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

We stayed at this luxurious hotel for 5 nights in a superior room which was the same size as the compact classic room we had had on a previous visit. This was at first disappointing but made-up for by a balcony with a wonderful sea view. On our first night we had a problem with the curtains but this was rectified in the morning - because of the hot weather we did not want to sleep with the shutters closed as there is no air-conditioning. The breakfast, which was included in our room rate, was an excellent buffet that was replenished as necessary.

All staff we encountered were very friendly and helpful which gave the hotel a warmth not often found in a chain hotel. Go now before the hotel closes for the winter you will not be disppointed.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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QualiteGH, Responsable relations clients at Hotel Barriere Le Grand Hotel, responded to this review, September 16, 2012
Dear "sgsussex",

I Thank you for your comment concerning your last stay.
We also thank you very much for your confidence and we look forward to welcoming you again soon in Dinard.

David DEVANTOY-MANDIN
Executive Assistant Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2012

We booked in for 3 nights having never visited Dinard and wanting a good level of accommodation with secure parking. We should have left on arrival but the hotel offered us an alternative room which was marginally better and we went to explore the town. Dinard must have been lovely in its day, but now it is not somewhere we would return to. We left the next morning. The hotel lacked any sense of welcome, it appeared deserted although we discovered they were hosting a conference. Breakfast was an additional charge and very expensive. Given the fact the room was laid up with large tables to accommodate the conference, it was the last place I would have chosen to enjoy a relaxing holiday breakfast. We will most certainly never stay at a Barrier hotel again.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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QualiteGH, Responsable relations clients at Hotel Barriere Le Grand Hotel, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
Dear "Lara118",

I am sincerely sorry to note that we have not lived up to your expectations.
I assure you that this experience absolutely does not reflect the quality of service that we strive to offer to our guests.
I encourage you to grant us your confidence again and we will be worthy of it.

Respectfully,

David DEVANTOY-MANDIN
Executive Assistant Manager
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Jersey, Channel Islands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2012

In spite of the number of positive reviews of this hotel, it was wonderful to arrive and experience it for yourself. The hotel staff were fabulous and nothing was too difficult. The room was very good and the facilities excellent. I will not go into too much details because many people have already said it all in their reviews. Suffice to say they are all true, the staff are extremely courteous, the service is excellent, the hotel is spotless, etc.. We will definately be staying again at this hotel. My only gripe (and I say this about most hotels) is I don't like baths with shower attyachments. Why in this age hoels don't supply stand alone showers I don't know. Yes there are space restrictions but, I for one, don't like baths and I would much prefer a shower. Its a personal choice I suppose.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sean C
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QualiteGH, Responsable relations clients at Hotel Barriere Le Grand Hotel, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
Dear "Sean C",

Thank you for your very positive comments. It is through these kind of comments that our teams find the motivation to always do better and we thank you for this.

I understand your remark about the showers. Please note that one-third of our rooms are equipped with bathrooms with separated shower. I suggest you to specify it for your next stay which we hope will be soon!

Kind regards,

David DEVANTOY-MANDIN
Executive Assistant Manager
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Brussels, Belgium
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Despite the overwhelmingly positive reviews here, we had a decidedly mixed experience at the Grand Hotel. It's full of character in a great setting, but having stayed in a wide range of high-end hotels, it felt to me like a property that is resting on its laurels and is in need of several tweaks to make it a hotel worthy of its reputation (and price).

First, the postitives: as others have mentioned, the hotel is an historic building in a commanding position overlooking the sea, just a short walk to excellent restaurants and the cute shops in the centre of Dinard. The lobby and the common areas -- particularly the restaurant/breakfast room -- are stunning, with lovely colours and craftsmanship.

My concerns may sound minor, but for a hotel that charges among the highest rates in the region, they were unexpected. Our room was clean and large (we were upgraded upon check-in), but furnishings were tired and their faded elegance had more emphasis on faded. It was clear from the dining room that designers know how to meld the new with the the old, bringing in bold colours to go with the building's traditional design. But our room just felt old. Old carpets, fusty drapes, etc. Also, the fixtures were less than first class. The toilet was plastic, not porcelain, and the tiles in the bathroom appeared cheap and dated. None of the high-end elements now common in the best properties in France.

I also was put off by the a-la-carte charges that others experienced. Again, in my experience, high-end hotels are gradually doing away with these fees, but the Grand seemed to pile them on. Breakfast was 25 euros per person, an amenity now regularly included in rates by most hotels we stay in. Parking was 22 euros, pretty high given Dinard is a small town without much parking difficulties. Internet was 14 euros. Etc. By the end of our stay, these add-ons were added an extra one-third to the cost.

Finally, one disappointing anecdote about our check-in experience. Although all the staff were friendly and welcoming, we waited an unacceptable 20 minutes before we were shown our room. The entrance was filled with cars, making it impossible to get ours into the entry parking, and while the vallet moved quickly to assist, he asked us to sit in the lobby while he rounded up the check-in staff. They never came to get us. I had to remind them we had been sitting there, and even then one of the two desk staff asked me to see his associate...who was already helping another guest. Again, not an outrageous experience, but not one you expect from the very best hotels.

Not a horrible stay by any means, but with so many properties in this charming town, we'll be trying another one next time we come.

Room Tip: Without a room overlooking the water, I'd look elsewhere.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank CapitalTraveler
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QualiteGH, Responsable relations clients at Hotel Barriere Le Grand Hotel, responded to this review, September 2, 2012
Dear "CapitalTraveler",

First of all, I thank you for taking the time to describe your experience.
These details will help us to improve our services.
In reading your comment, I completely understand your dissatisfaction concerning your stay and I am sincerely sorry we have not been up to your expectations. Our team will work hard to correct these shortcomings in the future.
We hope that we could retain your confidence for a next stay in Dinard.

Yours sincerely,

David DEVANTOY-MANDIN
Executive Assistant Manager
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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

Hotel is very nice, very traditional, room are not very big but you do have separate toilets and bathroom.
The room was very hot and no air conditioning, shame as it was very hot.
Pillow were very soft too.
Good thing was the car park (at a charge)
It is ok for 1 or 2 nights.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank JerseyLB
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QualiteGH, Responsable relations clients at Hotel Barriere Le Grand Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2012
Dear "JerseyLB",

All the Grand Hôtel Barrière's team is joining me to thank you for your feedback.
It is true that the last few days were very hot, but we hope we still have your confidence and that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon in Dinard.
Kindest regards,

David DEVANTOY-MANDIN
Executive Assistant Manager
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Property: Hotel Barriere Le Grand Hotel
Address: 46 avenue George V | Bp 70143, 35800 Dinard, France
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Location: France > Brittany > Ille-et-Vilaine > Dinard
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Dinard
#3 Luxury Hotel in Dinard
#4 Romantic Hotel in Dinard
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Barriere Le Grand Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since 1859 the majestic, white facade has contemplated Saint-Malo bay. The first hotel built in what was to become THE sea-side resort on the Emerald Coast was initially named the Hotel de Dinard, before becoming the Grand Hotel Barriere de Dinard. Renovated by expert decorator Jacques Garcia, the hotel offers the utmost elegance, comfort and finery. Situated 45 min. Away from Mont Saint Michel, Dinard the "elegant" is all yours: the sea air and spray, the palm trees, the sea gulls, the beaches, the golf clubs by the sea, the Casino, Port BRETON tennis courts, midnight strolls, Dinard market and the hotel's heated pool, wellbeing at the ESPACE BIEN ETRE, Sauna and steamroom, lazing on the terrace and in the gardens facing the bay, summer jazz brunches, cocktails at "333 cafe", dinners at the blue. B, facing the sea, buffet breakfasts watching the sun comes up: could this sum up the good life combined with discrete luxury? ... more   less 
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