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“Lovely characterful apartment”
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany

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Very good - based on 34 reviews
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Katevw72
Guernsey, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely characterful apartment”
Reviewed April 18, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

This is our second time staying at 'Little Balcony'. Certrally placed, in the heart of the walled city, the apartment has real character and is tastefully decorated in keeping with the traditional building. The apartment is warm, clean and tidy and has plenty of space. It is also very reasonably priced. Annie, the owner, was extremely hospitable, kind enough to collect and drop myself and my young children to and from the boat. Can't wait to stay again. A proper little gem!

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Liked best: The character of the apartment
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 19, 2016
Thank you very much indeed Kate, it was lovely to meet you this time and I am so glad you had a good stay. Your review is very much appreciated. Hopefully see you again. Annie
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Jonathan...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Town, Great Appartment”
Reviewed September 25, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

A return visit for me to the Little Balcony but this time with my wife and twin 11 year old grandchildren. A wonderful stay. The apartment is clean and bright. 2 generous bedrooms, living room (complete with little balcony), a kitchen with EVERYTHING you could possibly want and a top hot shower all located right in the heart of this special town. Walk the ramparts, we all enjoyed the sandy beach, just 5 minutes walk away, the quirky sea swimming pool, a jump off the top board is a must, exploring the off shore islands at low tide and hours spent discovering stuff amongst the rock pools.A street of local shops just a minute away for bread, fresh fish and the most amazing cheeses. A lovely market too. Spoilt for choice when eating out but Divers Cite, a restaurant just around the corner was out favourite. We'll be back!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Laeving
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Apr 4, 2016
Thank you very much indeed. The city, the sea, the countryside are wonderful. Jumping off the top board is something I've not done, you're braver than me but I am now inspired to give it a go. Annie
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Raylene T
Fremantle, Australia
1 review
“Wonderful holiday destination”
Reviewed September 11, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

A very comfortable and well equipped apartment with all amenities close by, including market, bakeries, fish shop, and countless eateries. A wonderful town and surrounding area for long walks around the coast, around the wall, and for watching the rise and fall of the wondrous tide. Swimming in summer is invigorating, with the offer of numbers of beaches a short walk away. We felt quite at home in the Little Balcony and would gladly return another time.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Sep 11, 2015
Thank you for your kind review, hope to see you here again. Annie
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Deborah L
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Perfect location for exploring St Malo and surrounding towns”
Reviewed August 3, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Excellent location bang in the middle of the walled city of St Malo. Lots of nice shops and really lovely eating places. The local buses and those to farther afield (from the train station) are superb, they ran on time and were increadibly good value for money. Take a boat trip to Dinard which has a great market on Saturday and is really pretty. Thanks go to Neil who not only collected us from the ferry port but returned us there a week later. The flat has everything you need, a plus for us was no TV which meant we played lots of games with our children after dinner, instead of them being glued to watching DVDs. Stay at home for dinner on Thursday evenings and listen to the fishermen choir - very reminiscent of the Port Isaac Fishermans Friends who we have seen on our holidays in Cornwall.

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Liked best: Location, we didn't take or need the car
Liked least: Nothing really
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Aug 6, 2015
We really appreciate your taking the time to write a review. Thank you very much indeed. Glad you had a good stay. Annie
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Mr Neil P
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Summer break”
Reviewed July 13, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This comfy apartment had everything we needed for our stay and is situated in the old town which makes a good base to explore other towns and villages. We visited Concale, Dinan and Dinard using the bus service and the Bus de Mer during our stay. A real bonus was Neil Vann who met us on our arrival at the ferry terminal to take us to the apartment and arranged to take us back to the ferry in good time for our departure. The Little Balcony is in an ideal location to access creperie's, bistro's and bars as there are several in the street below and very close by with plenty of nightlife.

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Liked best: Additional service provided by the very helpful Neil.
Liked least: Some of the very late night life noise.
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Aug 6, 2015
Thanks so much for your review. Annie
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Terry M
1 review
“Comfortable, convenient and”
Reviewed May 29, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We had an amazing time in St Malo and The Little Balcony. The apartment was full of interesting artwork and quirky items. There was a wide variety of leaflets and books to read/ peruse. We were met at the Ferry Port by Neil - a real treasure - who took us to the apartment in his car and back again at the end of our stay. We even met him one evening for a drink and were reassured by his presence at the end of a phone should we need him.
The Little Balcony is situated very close to the outside walls with a myriad of eating places inside at the base, the morning vegetable market and launderette. The centre of St Malo is a stones throw away. There are hundreds of interesting restaurants and coffee places serving delicious food right on the doorstep as well as craft shops, winding roads to explore and the buzz of the town. During the evening/into the early hours the restaurants and Irish pub are open nearby.
We didn't take a car but enjoyed a boat trip to Dinan - not to be missed - as well as to Dinard and a very cheap bus ride to Cancale - home of delicious seafood and oysters. Of course a walk of the walls was 'a must' and another experience to treasure. Plenty to do and lots of reasons to return.

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Liked best: Being in the centre of St Malo and being a part of the buzz - so much to see within easy walking distance
Liked least: Lugging suitcases up and then down the 4 flights of steps [45 steps] - but hey we got fit!!!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 6, 2015
Thank you very much for your comments. I am glad you had a good stay. Annie
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sandie m
cambridge
2 reviews
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“Perfectly placed, lovely accommodation”
Reviewed May 26, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Have just spent 4 nights in the Little Balcony and it was exactly what I wanted. Right in the middle of town, quiet in spite of that, close to all amenities. The apartment has everything you might want (interestingly I didn't notice if it had a tv as I wasn't looking for one) spacious rooms and lovely hot water. Very walkable to most places, otherwise there are busses. I didn't try them this time but will next time. The weather was not good but I hadn't planned on good weather and it didn't detract much at all. Left feeling much more relaxed than when I came

Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 6, 2015
We so appreciate the feed back and are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Many thanks Annie
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