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Hotel Barriere Le Grand Hotel
Ranked #5 of 22 Hotels in Dinard
Certificate of Excellence
Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice place with a view”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

From the moment we arrived, we felt like expected guest!
I really like the atmoshere of the room with a view over the sea, even if it needs a refurbishment.
The breakfast was quite varied with local specialities (kouing aman...).
Regarding the leisure, the swimming pool is very smart and bright.
As we celebrated a birthday, we received Champagne and some cakes as complimentary amenities.
I hope to come back soon, if the weather allows me!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Franck_MARIE-DG, Directeur général at Hotel Barriere Le Grand Hotel, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Dear "Anthony P",

From the moment you made your reservation, you were already an expected guest !

I am really delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you have experienced these emotions.
This is why our teams work on a daily basis.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon, because the weather is still mild in Dinard!

Yours sincerely,

Franck MARIE
General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2014

Stayed for 4 nights at the end of last summer, really nice hotel, beautiful view, very good extensive breakfast, friendly and efficient staff. huge comfortable bed and nice bathroom, close to town centre, although close to a road, it was still quiet.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Franck_MARIE-DG, Directeur général at Hotel Barriere Le Grand Hotel, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Dear "aries64St_helier",

It is never too late to share a good experience. And I personnaly thank you for taking the time to write this nice comment following your last stay.

We will be more than happy to welcome you back soon in Dinard for a new experience.
Yours sincerely,

Franck MARIE
General Manager
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Montrouge, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2014

I stayed 2 nights at this hotel and it was fantastic. The staff were very helpful, friendly and service was good. My only complain is there was no slippers in the bedroom. Breakfast was nice and quite plentiful.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Franck_MARIE-DG, Directeur général at Hotel Barriere Le Grand Hotel, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Dear "PM92120",

I thank you for your nice comment on Tripadvisor.
We will be more than happy to welcome you back at your convenience in a near future.

Best regards,

Franck MARIE
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Jersey, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2013

We recently spent three nights at The Grand, arranged through a Golf Travel Company. As such we paid approximately half the rack rate for a room. The bed was huge, the room adequate (though very dark even with all the 'eco' lights on), the bathroom frankly a little small. Breakfast was extensive and dinner very good. The location and the visual appearance of the Hotel both inside and out are difficult to fault but some of the prices smack of pretension. Rack Rate approximately €300, Dinner €75pp without fancy wines, car parking €24pd and Wi-Fi €10pd. Dinard is hardly Paris!
I have rated the Hotel Very Good but I would have taken a different view if we had paid twice as much as we did!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Franck_MARIE-DG, Directeur général at Hotel Barriere Le Grand Hotel, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
Dear "Roulade",

We thank you for your review following your stay at the GRAND HOTEL BARRIÈRE of Dinard.
I am confused that your opinion is mixed.
Dinard is not Paris. Otherwise the room would have been double the price, such as parking or dinner. The rack rates are the highest prices. Due to the season, you have been able to benefit of attractive prices with your travel agency as many other customers.
We hope nevertheless to welcome again you soon in Dinard.
Kind regards,

Franck MARIE
Directeur Général
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Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

By this I mean that there is actually nothing negative to be stated (with the exception maybe the confusion about room availability @ the reception). At the same time: this will not be remembered as the most amazing 5* hotel you have ever been to. It all gets a bit to standard for that. The restaurant was at the same time a high level of quality.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Franck_MARIE-DG, Directeur général at Hotel Barriere Le Grand Hotel, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear "Lialis",

We appreciate the time you have taken to complete the TripAdvisor review and we take this opportunity to thank you once again for staying at the Grand Hôtel barrière in Dinard.

Your precious feedback is valuable to us and it is through your grading and comments that we strieve to achieve high levels of service. Exceeding your expectations is our priority and your experience is therefore essential. We are happy to hear that the our restaurant met all your demands.

We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again In Dinard,

Kindest regards,

Franck MARIE
General Manager
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Ombersley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Like other reviewers I feel the hotel to be 'nearly there' but it certainly doesn't detract from my overall view. The staff are very friendly, the facilities great (other than the breakfast which isn't that comprehensive according to my husband - I skipped it to go swimming) and the location just lovely. For me, this time my niggles were beauty therapist - yes, just the one - was ill so no much needed massage for me, bar very very slow service (read 20 minutes for a wine and a beer while the barman did everything in strict order which meant that we were behind heaps of time consuming cocktails when he could have got so many out of the way easily) and no air con. It was baking in the rooms mid August. BUT dont be put off. It's location and facilities make up for everything. For me there is nowhere around to touch it.

Room Tip: Sea facing or garden for sure.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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QualiteGH, Directeur général at Hotel Barriere Le Grand Hotel, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Dear "Debbie F",

Of course I would have prefer a "completely there" than a "nearly there".

However, I thank you warmly for taking the time to share your feelings with Internet users.

I am sorry that we have not been up to all your expectations, and I promise you that everything will be implemented to achieve this during your next visit, which I hope very soon.

Yours sincerely,

Franck MARIE
General Manager
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U.S.A. East Coast
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2013

View superb. Staff superb. Location superb. Restaurant great. Room service great but not 24/7. No A/C, a minus on a hot night. Like all Barriere hotels there are a few things they could do to improve. No pen in room. Pencil provided but not that sharp. Only a small pad to write on. Internet sketchy at best. Every time you leave you have t log in again, but your browser doesn't recognize this and its a hassle. Bring your own wireless router and connect to their wired system. A real time saver. Like most French hotels the toilet is separate from the bathroom. This is not something most in US are used to. It means searching in the dark for the bathroom to wash your hands.
Breakfast. If you are not up for 30 euro each, there are places down the road North around the corner about a half mile. Good Shopping is within a half mile, you just need directions. Ferry to St. Malo is 1/4 mile away. Ten minute ride well worth the trip.
Dinard is a town of wealth, clearly safe.

Room Tip: All were good choices.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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QualiteGH, Directeur général at Hotel Barriere Le Grand Hotel, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Dear "JackRabbit88",

I sincerely thank you for your comment on Tripadvisor.
We will try our best to transform the "almost perfect" into an "absolutely perfect" for your next stay!

With warmest regards,

Franck MARIE
General 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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