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Hotel Villa Reine Hortense
Ranked #8 of 22 Hotels in Dinard
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 10, 2010

A wonderful surprise. The steps definately took care of the gym for the day, but it is so worth it! The Innkeepers are very accomodating and English speaking. We wished we could have stayed longer, it is on our list of places to return to.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 24, 2010

Dinard - for those who don't know it - lies in a bay at the foot of a hill. This hotel is someway up the hill. There are steps down to the hotel - and steps up to your room - then steps down to the beach and the town. Daunting for those of a certain age? No because help is at hand. Either Madame or Monsieur will gladly haul your luggage to and from the car park to your room. And what a room - either with stunning sea view or overlooking the garden with a fine conservatory type balcony. Breakfast is served on the terrace (that sea view again) and the only hazard is provided by the predatory sea gulls. The elegant and splendid mansion is a preserved building, the rooms are comfortable and the owners could not be more helpful. Heartily recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 17, 2010

We stayed at the Villa Reine Hortense for our four day honeymoon and couldn't have chosen a more romantic place to stay. The owners are delightful and so very helpful and proud of their beautiful hotel right on the pretty beach at Dinard. We were offered a choice of two rooms - one featuring a silver plated bath - but decided the huge terrace of the second room where we enjoyed breakfast each morning, with it's stunning views over to St Malo, preferable. We were sad to leave this beautiful hotel with its history and fascinating antique furniture and vow to return each year on our anniversary. Can't wait til next year!

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 10, 2009

I decided it would be a great adventure if we caught the ferry to St Malo and cycled to Dinard ! My partner is long suffering, but I assured him it would be an adventure.
We went last weekend and caught the overnight Brittany ferry, arriving in St Malo at 8am on Friday morning. Sadly I had forgotten that Dinard is not flat, and alarmingly (with my rucksack in place) my level of fitness was stretched further than I had anticipated. We also subsequently found out that there is actually a very convenient ferry across to Dinard from St Malo at 9am, on which you can take your cycles ! Instead we had the hair raising experience of cycling down the dual carriageway, and then back again on our return.
We arrived at Reine-Hortense a little the worst for wear, but were greeted very kindly by Madame, and immediately felt at home. Luckily our room was immediately available and we were able to recover peacefully.
What a lovely period house, in a fantastic position on the beach and overlooking the bay to St Malo. We were delighted to find that our room was on the top floor, and had a balcony overlooking the bay with wonderful views. The room was spotlessly clean, the bed was very comfortable, and the balcony was an unexpected lovely bonus.
Drinks on the main balcony downstairs in the afternoon were great, looking out across the bay. The beach is no where near as busy as you would expect when the weather is nice. The balconey is so far above the beach anyway, any noise is distant.
The resort is quite quaint and seems to consist of two main bays. The hotel is situated on the sandy beach which has a very seaside feel. The next bay is more of a marina, housing all the local boats, and where the ferry arrives and departs. This second harbour area seems to have the nicest restaurants. We particularly liked the Hotel de la Vallee restaurant, but the fish restaurant opposite is also very nice and probably more traditional. Prices were round about what we would expect to pay at home. Evenings are fairly quiet, even in the area around the casiono.
This is a lovely short break destination, where you dont need to bring your car. Staying at Reine Hortense made it very relaxing, and although maybe a little more expensive, I would recommend it without hesitation.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 22, 2009

We stayed at the Reine Hortense for a couple of days in early June. The hotel is located in a fabulous villa located right on the beach in Dinard.

We had a room on the top floor of the hotel which was fairly small but pleasantly decorated in a traditional style and with great views of the beach. The room had a large bathroom. Continental breakfast each day was served on the terrace overlooking the beach which was lovely.

There were very few other guests at the hotel during our stay so it often felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. The owners were friendly and offered suggestions for restaurants in Dinard.

Dinard was suprisingly quite at this time of the year e.g. not many people in restaurants, and the town seemed to be gearing up for the start of the summer season in July. Partly because of this and also because the euro is so strong against the pound, I didn't feel that the hotel was the best value - room rate was €215 per night plus €16 for breakfast each day.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 30, 2008

The hotel is on the cliffs on the edge of the beach at Dinar, so make sure you ask for a room overlooking the sea! We stayed for two nights and saw two great sunsets. The owner and his wife are extremely friendly, the room was spacious and spotless, and the 3 or 4 reception rooms downstairs are very special, with the walls painted with "trompe l'oeuil". There is an ancient Russian tiled stove in one, which is most impressive.
Breakfasts were delicious, served in a room overlooking the beach and - had the weather been warmer - we could have eaten on the broad balcony facing the sea. We had pre-dinner drinks on this balcony before venturing out in to town for our evening meals. The owner recommended La Gonelle restaurant which was a ten minute walk along the promenade. Our table was outside by the side of the beach and the fresh fish was delicious.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 18, 2007

We greatly enjoyed a 3 night stay at this very charming small hotel in Dinard. Its location is excellent, being right on the beach and set well back from a quiet road. The views across to St Malo are out of this world. It also has direct access down to the beach. As we booked at the very last minute we had the only room without a sea view. This did not spoil our stay at all and was excellent value at only EUR 150. It was a lovely quiet room at the back with a covered terrace over the garden. There is also a very large drawing room overlooking the view and as there are only 8 bedrooms it is always quiet. Furnishings at this hotel are exceptional - it is more like a private home.
We loved the breakfast taken overlooking the sea either outside on the terrace or inside if too chilly. The food was plentiful and very high quality.
It does not have a restaurant, but each night the owners recommended an excellent local restaurant within easy walking distance and booked it for us. They are a most charming couple and couldn't have been more helpful.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Address: 19 rue de la Malouine, 35800 Dinard, France
Location: France > Brittany > Ille-et-Vilaine > Dinard
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 22 Hotels in Dinard
Price Range: $328 - $339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Reine Hortense 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hotel is a luxurious Villa located directly on the beach built by a Russian prince in 1902, Nicolas Vlassov.The location is ideal,overlooking the beautiful beach of dinard perfect for a dip before taking his breakfast, using the private access to the beach. the city center is within 2 minutes walk from the beach promenade.Each room has free parking with an individual key.7 rooms and one suite,all personalized, windows open wide to the sea, some have a private balcony or veranda terrace. Breakfast is served in the elegant Belle Epoque lounge overlooking the sea or on the sunny terrace overlooking the beach. Owners Florence and Marc Benoist will be very pleased to welcome you in their family home.Unique atmosphere, exceptionnal view... ... more   less 
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